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OUR MISSION

Creating Mobility from Poverty

for a Better Tomorrow

At Sunday Friends, our mission is to ensure every family in San Jose has the fundamental building blocks to create mobility from poverty. Our volunteers, community partners, donors and supporters help underserved families obtain the basic necessities to survive and acquire the life skills to thrive. 

 

We provide programs to acquire healthy food and build life skills on financial stability, career readiness, personal advocacy, health and wellness, technology and education.

 

Together, we foster positive childhood development and elevate hope that through initiative and hard work, everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

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OUR IMPACT

OUR PROGRAMS

Cultivating the Skills, Thriving for Life 

BASIC NECESSITY

Earned ‘points’ for  healthy food (dairy, eggs, fruit, veggies), toiletries, baby care, household items.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

Increase effective financial product use for budgeting, saving, building credit and managing debt.

CAREER READINESS

& PERSONAL ADVOCACY

Build confidence to communicate and advocate in the community.

TECHNOLOGY

& DIGITAL LITERACY

Increase effective financial product use for budgeting, saving, building credit and managing debt.

HEALTH &

WELLNESS LITERACY

Taking care of self by improving family health with healthy food choices, healthcare and fitness.

YOUTH EDUCATION

& MENTORSHIP

Studying and mentoring to obtain a deeper knowledge to be applied to school and daily life, and offered college scholarships.

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WHOM WE SERVE

Families in San Jose who may have multiple generations living together supporting each other and wanting the best for their families and children to have a safe, healthy, successful life ahead.

In our community, there is less access to resources, lower performing schools, higher rates of unemployment, higher crime which adds to stress. But together, it also gives us hope for a better tomorrow. 

We are family

We are students

We are daughters

We are sons

We are aunts

We are parents

We are workers

We are grandparents

We are friends

We are community

"We care about each other. At moments, it is unsafe, unhealthy, unsure– but we have hope.

We know a helping hand can lift a community

and can lift us all."

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WE NEED YOUR URGENT HELP

Now More Than Ever, We Need Your Help

Our community is in crisis. 

  • People are out of work and prices for food and the basic essentials are at an all time high and rent rates are on the rise.

  • Families crave the information to make better informed financial decisions on where to spend and save every dollar.

  • Children need the education and mentorship to close the gap from remote learning. It is imperative that everyone has the skills in an increasingly digital era to confidently communicate and advocate what they need to get and stay ahead. 

Your Gift is the Hope to Empower

and Change Lives

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"My favorite classes are English as I can help others out, be better in life, know how to defend and speak up for myself and others to be successful in life."   - A

"I have learned a lot about nutrition and discovered that I was doing great to my family with all the sugar and fats. I am happy I have the security to cook healthier."    - T

"It is an important value to teach our children to be giving and not just take. This will build a positive character to be a generous and kind human being striving to be a better person and achieve goals to help the community."     - K

YOUR IMPACT

Your Donations Help Our Community Survive and Thrive for Success

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Acquire the basic necessities of life. No handouts but investment in learning to earn the essentials.

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Become financially stable, build assets and achieve their personal goals.

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Builds the knowledge to confidently communicate and be a self-advocate for growth.

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Improve family health, wellness and fitness to take care of bodies and minds.

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Build a stronger community that fosters positive childhood development, learning and life success.

"Sunday Friends supports us a lot with household items. They are always looking for the basics in these difficult times. They make us feel like we are not alone."   - B

"I am now budgeting my money and not spending too much on the things I do not need. I have a savings account for my daughters for when they go to college. My daughter is also now saving money."  - A

"Thanks to Sunday Friends, my children and I have some food on the table to eat. The truth has been that we have been eating healthier since we hardly ever ate fruits and vegetables before."  - L

TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT