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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The San Francisco Foundation

van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation




Art On The Coast - April 25, 2014

Thank You Marilyn Headrick

April-May 2014 Feature Volunteer

Our featured volunteer is Marilyn Headrick. Marilyn has been our foggy Monday morning ray of sunshine for more than two years. She always helps with a smile and for the past few months we put her bilingual skills to good use placing appointment confirmation calls for our Free Tax program!  

Photo of Volunteer Marilyn Headrick

"I have lived on the coast for over 28 years but commuted away for most of it. Now that I have been retired from the Travel Business for the past three years, I am enjoying staying put here!!
I play tennis, hike, bike, read and love every day! I have two grown children, Andrew and Abigail, and my husband Ron is still working "over the hill."

One of my favorite activities is volunteering at Coastside Hope every Monday morning! It is a great start to the week. I get to interact with an amazing staff, amazing volunteers, and I love the clientele. I have been studying Spanish for a few years and I have the wonderful opportunity to try it out here! Thank goodness everyone is so patient!
I also volunteer periodically in the Rotocare Medical Clinic in Half Moon Bay and feel fortunate to have this opportunity also!

Balancing playing with volunteering is my current secret to happiness! I recommend it to everyone!

Thank you Coastside Hope for every Monday morning!
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- Marilyn Headrick

Executive Director Fatima Soares' lifetime service to community recognized by induction to Women's Hall of Fame.

Coastside Hope is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency food, clothing, shelter, and other safety net services since 1976. Demand for our services has grown significantly as a result of the recession of 2008-2009 and the ongoing fallout of the recession.

For example, in Fiscal Year 2013, Coastside Hope distributed 383,000 pounds of food, vs. 156,000 pounds in FY 2008 – an increase of over 145%.

Our mission is to help our neighbors meet their most basic needs while helping every one of us reach our full potential. The key to our success is the generous support of our community and the ever-expanding network of neighbors and community partners who share our vision and commitment to making the difference. Won't you join us in giving hope?

Ways you can help:

  1. Support - provide monthly financial support or give a one-time donation.
  2. Volunteer - we have an abundance of volunteer opportunities
  3. Sponsor -Adopt-A-Family for Christmas, or provide a family with supplemental household items such as soap, laundry detergent, etc. on a monthly basis

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Our office hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8-12 and 1-5.
Wednesday: 11-12 and 1-5.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

We are located at 99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA.
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1089, 99 Avenue Alhambra
El Granada, CA 94018

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