Nonprofit organizations

Spotted: Minnie the therapy dog visiting students at Encinal School

It was a very happy Monday morning yesterday in Menlo Park City School District when six-year-old poodle Minnie visited  the special education program at Encinal School. Leonor Delgado and Arlene Esquivias of the Humane Society’s Animals Everywhere program brought Minnie to the classroom. Minnie is a certified therapy dog specially trained to work with medically-fragile children […]

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PAHS Holiday Party/Fundraiser at Café Zoë on Dec. 15

Join Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS) as we celebrate the holiday season with readings of our newly published children’s storybook Saving Travis. Meet the author and the canine heroes and take home a copy of the book. There will be delicious food (provided by Café Zoë) and treats for your canine companion. Enter our raffle […]

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Fit Kids forms new community group called Champs

Fit Kids founder Ashley Hunter let us know that the organization has a new support group called Fit Kids Champs. She emails: “Anybody can join for a small fee of $250, which fee covers the cost of one child in Fit Kids for one school year.” Founded in 2011, Fit Kids is a non-profit that provides […]

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#GivingTuesday is November 27 – here’s a list of local non-profits

Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), kicking off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Below is a list of local, 501(c)3 non-profits in InMenlo’s coverage area, many of which we’ve profiled in the past. We’ve tried to be comprehensive, listing […]

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Wondering where all the wild turkeys come from? Here’s the answer, thanks to POST

If Ben Franklin had his way, the turkey would have been our national bird instead of the bald eagle. That’s always surprising to me given the barnyard turkey is a fairly ridiculous looking, inelegant creature – at least in my opinion. That said, Franklin’s reasoning makes sense when you consider the wild turkey. Their successful […]

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Donation drive to construct new Menlo Gates continues

The several year effort to collect funds to reproduce the Menlo Gates (originally constructed 1852-4) that gave Menlo Park its name is rapidly coming to a conclusion. The Menlo Park Historical Association  now has an agreement with the City of Menlo Park to donate $43,000 in a matching fund a contract with Sinnott & Co. […]

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GAIA Country Director Joyce Jere visits Menlo Park

A number of local churches, including Christ Church (Portola Valley), St. Bede’s (Menlo Park) and Trinity (Menlo Park) have been long time supporters of GAIA — Global Aids Interfaith Alliance — and last month it was Trinity who got a visit from GAIA Country Director Joyce Jere. GAIA provides basic health services — targeting prevention, […]

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Rosener House Adult Day Center open house set for Oct. 27

The open house showcases Rosener House and allows families to participate in a sampling of activities led by Rosener professional staff. Meet social workers, registered nurses, CNAs, activity leaders and therapists. Classes will include music, art, exercise, brain games and more! There will be a special Presentation at 10:30 am – “Managing Hearing Loss in […]

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Peninsula College Fund honors Lisa Sobrato Sonsini at annual luncheon on Oct. 25

The Peninsula College Fund’s (PCF) annual fundraising luncheon, “Building Futures – A Luncheon to Support The Peninsula College Fund,” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park. The keynote speaker and honoree is Lisa Sobrato Sonsini, Board President and Trustee of The […]

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Fit Kids presents a morning with historical kinesiologist Ron Jones on Oct. 19

Fit Kids, a non-profit that provides structured fitness activities to underserved youth through schools and community centers in the Bay Area and beyond, invites the public to learn how to combat health crises facing our youth from historical kinesiologist Ron Jones on Friday, October 19, at 10:00 am at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. […]

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Kids and animals happily interact at Jasper Ridge Fun on the Farm Day

Jasper Ridge Farm held its annual fundraiser last Saturday afternoon, and it was great place to be if you were a kid who loves animals. The Montgomery Coe Band provided the background music to a variety of acuities that included equestrian demonstrations. The highlight was the visit with the farm animals, two different sessions for […]

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