November Volunteer Newsletter

Thank you, Sutroites!

It’s remarkable individuals like you, who truly make a difference! We appreciate your interest and time invested, in changing the lives of others. Each month, this webpage will be updated with new volunteer opportunities and ways to give back to our community. Enjoy these fun and fulfilling activities while making a positive impact!

Holiday Food Drive

St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room

Event Date: November 1–18
Contact: Justin St. Jean,

St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room located in Menlo Park, CA. provides hot, nutritious meals fifty-two weeks a year. It charges no fees, asks no questions and turns no one away. On a similar basis, the Clothing Distribution Center provides the basic apparel needs of women, children and men two days per week. All clients being served a meal, provided with apparel or receiving health care advice are treated with dignity and respect and received in a spirit of hospitality.

St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room prepares approximately 500 free meals a day and turns no one away.


Let’s help supply their kitchen this holiday and bring a little cheer to those in need with the requested food items below:


Canned/Packed Foods Dry Goods Other
Cranberry Sauce Egg Noodles Cooking Oils
Juices Flour Corn Starch
Olives Long Grain Rice Ground Pepper
Pasta Sauce Pasta Salad Dressing
Tomato Sauce Pinto Beans Sugar

Please drop off your donated goods in any of our labeled bins located in our Cell Free Cafe in Oyster Point or the Break Room in San Carlos by EOD Nov 18th

For more information

Holiday Cards of Hope

Peninsula Post-Acute 

Event Date: Nov 1 – 17
Contact: Samantha Cole,

Peninsula Post-Acute is located in Burlingame, California next to Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. Region’s premier skilled nursing and post-acute rehabilitation center. Their team of highly skilled, dedicated, and caring clinicians looks forward to continuing the tradition of delivering unsurpassed quality care to everyone who enters our door.

Often the transition to a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility is challenging. At Peninsula Post-Acute, they strive to ease the process by providing an environment where residents and guests feel informed and comfortable. They will do our best to ensure their residents have everything they need for a quick recovery.

In addition, nurses and staff members, are always available to answer questions and lend a hand, each resident is paired with a coordinator to help ease the transition and provide a familiar smiling face.

Please donate your time and creativity to make handmade cards to bring a smile to a senior citizen’s face during the holiday. 

Making Cards:

What supplies do I need?

The only supplies you need are paper and a writing utensil, such as crayons, markers etc.

Many people choose to use other craft supplies such as:

  • Special Markers
  • Stickers
  • Glue-on craft decals
  • Other craft supplies


Decide what to write on the card: We recommend that you write uplifting messages such as:

  • Stay strong
  • Get Well
  • Never forget how amazing YOU are
  • I hope you have a great day today
  • You shine brighter than the sun
  • You inspire me
  • Be Brave
  • I believe in YOU
  • Happy Holidays

Please drop off your creatively designed cards in any of our labeled bins located in our Cell Free Cafe in Oyster Point or the Break Room in San Carlos by EOD Nov 17th

For more information

Holiday Food Drive–Through Event

City of SSF

Sign Up By: November 16
Event Date: November 22
Contact: Patea, Marie,

Your help is needed if you are up for it.  It’s Holiday Food Drive-Through Event time and we need help loading cars, checking in volunteers, breaking down boxes, etc.


In collaboration with YMCA Community Resource Center, and Second Harvest Food Bank, with your help, we will be providing 600+ families with fresh food, poultry in November.

When: Monday, November 22, 2021
Where: Joseph A Fernekes Building 781 Tennis Drive – in Orange Park

Time slots

Green: 8:30am – 10:30am
Blue: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Red: 2:30pm – 3:30pm Clean Team

RSVP: By Tuesday, November 16th to Maria Patea,

The drive-through event will take place outside. Please wear your KN95 masks and dress in layers with closed toe footwear.




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