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Editorial: Helping kids this season

Original post made on Nov 22, 2013

Don't let the reviving Silicon Valley economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide, even in the affluent Palo Alto area, between those riding high and the many families living on the edge and needing a bit of help.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Neighbors Helping Neighbors
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:31 am


Dear Neighbors & Friends,
We began Oct. 2012 with a group of concerned more financially stable Palo Alto neighbors. Who were witness to other middle income neighbors struggling and then falling into homelessness. We started with a food drive and now offer a full array of programs and peer counseling to help those in need cope and navigate their options.
It is food drive season. NHN Annual Food Drive now through Dec. 21st.
Or "hold your own food drive" any time of year.

We have helped over 500 singles, seniors and families. Please check out our Face Book page for events and program. Web Link

If you know anyone who is struggling or in crisis, please contact our confidential email address,
Phone #650-283-0270
Everyone is treated with kindness, respect and sensitivity. We do not have
recipients, we only have "neighbors in need". When these folks are stable again, they simply continue to be our "neighbors".

Palo Alto Weekly article, "Catching neighbors who fall through the gap." Dated Friday Jan. 25, 2013
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Posted by mutti
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:51 am

Ravenswood Education Foundation strives to give students in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park the same kind of public school education which students across Hiway 101 receive. REF appreciates the contribution from the Holiday fund, along with all the other generous donors who give directly to REF to support all children.

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