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Sunnyvale Community Services

Rating: 4.98 stars   54 reviews 1,157

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

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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408-738-4321
http://www.svcommunityservices.org

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Reviews for Sunnyvale Community Services

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

So grateful for this incredible resource in our community. They are innovative and collaborative in finding creative ways to meet basic needs in our community.

 
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Everyone is here to help those less fortunate. No one is ever turned away. No one goes hungry. SCS has great community support.

 
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SCS has been providing wonderful service to Sunnyvale residents for many years.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Sunnyvale Community Services has done an exceptional job in providing much needed food and living essentials to the people of Sunnyvale who are in desperate need of our support. I am blessed not to need these services for myself, but I see the way that they benefit my neighbors and that means a lot to me. SCS is well managed, which means that donations are used efficiently and costs are well controlled.

 
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Sunnyvale Community Services is an outstanding organization that helps individuals and families in need get back on their feet. They have several programs that reach many different members of our community including the elderly, school-aged children, veterans, and the homeless. My in-laws noticed a woman living on the street in their neighborhood. I called SCS to notify them and they had a case worker there soon after to help her. I have nothing but praise for Sunnyvale Community Services!

 
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I have been a supporter of this agency for 40 years, working with their Christmas Center and on their board, and now as a donor. They do so much good for the community, and involve so many willing volunteers, plus most of the donations go to help families and individuals in need, and are not wasted on administration. My nonprofit organization of choice.

 
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The staff and volunteers working for Sunnyvale Community Services are doing tremendous work in Sunnyvale helping to prevent homelessness and hunger in our community. This is a well-run and organized nonprofit focused on fulfilling its mission.

 
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I am always amazed at what Sunnyvale Community Services does to help prevent homelessness as well as help those that are homeless to get back on their feet. They also help to make sure that the children of Sunnyvale have enough healthy food to eat. Great job!

 
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Sunnyvale Community Services is focused on preventing homelessness and hunger in and around Sunnyvale. They make the best use of every dollar given and every hour committed. Please help us make a difference

 
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Sunnyvale Community Services is run by an amazing team of dedicated, enthusiastic and tireless staff members and volunteers. They provide much needed food and emergency financial aid to low-income citizens of Sunnyvale. I am proud and honored to be on the board of such a well run and effective organisation.

 
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I am a board member at SCS and chair of the operations committee. I have direct experience and knowledge of the day to day operations. Just this morning I was there before 7am to watch as about 10,000lbs of fresh produce was unloaded. Every pound of that aid will go out to low-income families the same day. There is great need in our community and it is essential we have focused, well run, well staffed and well funded organizations like SCS to help when people need it the most. The small core of dedicated staff leverage an army of volunteers so SCS can service many would than you would think possible. I am very proud to be part of SCS and the great work they do.

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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Having been a board member for almost six years I've been able to see all the great strides that are being taken to help our clients get the help the need. Healthy choices of food, temporary housing, and backpacks for the students.

 
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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 been volunteering with SCS for 3 1/2 years and this is a blessing to be part of such a great organization. The clients are well cared for and the volunteers work very hard to accomplish that care. The agency has expanded beyond belief in the time I have spent here and our programs range from food to housing and we try to not turn anyone away. This agency is an integral part of the community and I don't know what we would do without it.

 
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