FUN Mothers Club often works with local charities, especially those that work on benefiting mothers and their children. Here are some charities that we like:
In the Tri-City (Fremont -Union City - Newark) area
Abode Services secures permanent homes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Abode has a continuous need for diapers, wipes, and clothing for sizes up to 6 months. Abode sometimes has other specific needs for its residents that FUNMC can let members know about.
Drivers for Survivors is a non-profit that you can donate your time to by being a driver. Drivers for Survivors provides free transportation services and supportive companionship for ambulatory cancer patients, freeing them to focus on their health and essential treatment.
Homeless Prenatal is a San Francisco based non-profit that aims to “break the cycle of childhood poverty.” Homeless Prenatal accepts clothing, baby gear, and other baby related items.
Loved Twice works with social workers in the Bay Area to distribute first year care packages to children in need. Loved Twice accepts new and clean gently used infant clothing (up to 12 months), hats, socks, bibs, blankets, and board books.
Ruby’s Place is a non-profit agency in Hayward, California that provides shelter and supportive services for women and children who experience domestic violence, homelessness and more recently human trafficking.
SAVE, located in Fremont, has a purpose to strengthen every individual and family we serve with the knowledge and support needed to break the cycle of violence and build healthier lives.
Tri-City Volunteers is a local food bank that distributes bags of food to F.U.N. households whose income falls below 50% of the median income in Alameda County. TCV also runs a thrift shop that benefits the organization.
Viola Blythe Community Service Center of Newark has a variety of programs, including emergency food and clothing distribution, referrals to other agencies, special programs that address current community needs and holiday programs at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
In Greater SF Bay Area
Second Harvest Food Bank serves Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. SHFB is one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to nearly a quarter of a million people each month.
St. Anthony Foundation is an organization providing essential support to San Franciscans living in poverty through several programs, including a free dining room, technology lab, and free clothing program. Clothing that is unusable by St. Anthony’s is recycled into rags, rather than sent over to sell for low prices in other countries, a common practice by larger well known non-profits.