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Sunnyvale Community Services

Rating: 4.97 stars   39 reviews 556

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services

Address:

725 Kifer Rd. Sunnyvale CA 94086 USA

Mission:

To prevent homelessness, utility disconnections, untreated medical problems, and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crises.

Results:

Our proudest accomplishments are providing financial aid and food to every qualified family/senior, turning no one away because we lacked the resources to help them.  However, we did so by “the skin of our teeth.” Four years ago, we distributed $390,000 of financial aid; last year, $610,000.  Four years ago, we distributed $660,000 of food; last year, $1,335,000.  After expenses over $2.6 million, we ended the fiscal year with $5,750 left over.  Need continues to escalate. and we continually try to raise more money and to obtain more food to meet the most basic needs of the low-income clients we serve.

Target demographics:

Low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities

Direct beneficiaries per year:

7,500

Geographic areas served:

Sunnyvale residents and homeless clients

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408-738-4321
http://www.svcommunityservices.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Sunnyvale Community Service cares!!! Their clients are treated wonderfully and above all else with respect and dignity. I've been volunteering with them for the past several years and love helping them out with the Christmas Center in December. They have so many opportunities for your to volunteer and it will truly help families in our community!!! At this moment, the company I work for is putting on a Back to School Supply Drive for the children of their clients. It is so rewarding to see how grateful the parents and children are. Visit their offices and you'll get hooked!!!

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Sunnyvale Community Services is a fantastic resource in our community. They truly care about the people they are helping. They are excellent at maximizing the value they provide from the donations they receive. They are fantastic about engaging the community to help people who are in need.

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i know Sunnyvale community services as a donater. They are of great service to people in need and making it wonderful to donate time or goods. Proud to have a well run organization in my community.

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When my children were young and both myself and my husband were out of work Sunnyvale Community Services helped to make it possible for our children to play soccer and to swim at the community pools. This allowed them to still have a normal childhood and not feel different from the other kids. This small act of kindness stayed with me and I have been donating to SCS for many years and am currently helping out as a volunteer. I am always impressed with the efficiency, resourcefulness and dedication that I witness whenever I am able to help out. SCS provides vital services of quality and care whether it is helping someone with their rent payments, finding shelter & blankets for another or making sure that a child has a new backpack filled with school supplies. Each client is treated with dignity and compassion. I highly recommend Sunnyvale Community Services!

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1 person found this review helpful

SCS is very compassionate and efficient with their resources. They are able to effectively leverage volunteers from the surrounding residential and business community that serves to enlighten others on the plight of poverty and hunger locally.
I'm so proud to be able to help SCS in a small way and proud to be associated with them.

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2 people found this review helpful

In the high cost Bay Area, many people struggle to make ends meet. And that's where Sunnyvale Community Services steps in with everything from case management services to food and school supplies. Our neediest residents are supported by a dedicated team of volunteers and staff committed to preventing homelessness and hunger. It's an honor to be a small part of such a well-run organization.

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Sunnyvale Community Services fulfills its mission to prevent homelessness by offering emergency financial assistance to people who are in temporary crisis and in danger of losing a home as a result. The impact that this has on the community in reducing homelessness and in making a difference in the lives of children cannot be overstated.

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Sunnyvale Community Services takes on the challenge to preventing homelessness and hunger.
With the high cost of living in Silicon Valley (rising rents, increased food costs, etc), there are thousands at risk of losing the roof over their head- or having to choose between rent and food. The Executive Director, the amazing staff, dedicated donors, and committed volunteers who all make it all happen. It's true community at work.

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I have been on the board and also a volunteer for several years. The quality of services and care delivered to our clients is exceptional starting with the staff members and going all the way through our 800+ volunteers. Each client is treated with diginty. We work with many other agencies so we don't have to turn anyone away. I highly recommend this agency.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I have lived in Sunnyvale for twenty years and have always been aware of the essential support that SCS provides to the community. Last year I was appointed to the Board and I am even more in awe of this organization! The staff is extremely dedicated and has been able to bring in more funds and services to address the ever increasing needs of our poorest citizens. Recently, more services have been added such as case management, fresh produce distribution, etc. I am very grateful that our City has such a strong and effective emergency assistance network!

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Sunnyvale Community Services takes on the challenge that many are not willing to do. We are committed to preventing homelessness and hunger.
With the high cost of living in Silicon Valley (rising rents, increased food costs, etc), there are thousands at risk of losing the roof over their head- or having to choose between rent and food in their bellies. We stop that! And I am inspired daily by the dedicated Executive Director, the amazing staff, dedicated donors, and committed volunteers who all make it all happen. It's true community at work.

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