During these extreme times, there is enormous strain on every aspect of the social safety net. There is simply not enough help for everyone who might need it. And while we may wish to heal the world, we find ourselves more immobile than ever. It is precisely this sense of helplessness from which we must struggle to liberate ourselves.
KUDOS TO ALL! One San Mateo’s “Stock the Cupboards” campaign closed last evening with donations of $7,225, which included $2,000 in matching funds contributed by members of One San Mateo. This outcome far exceeded the original goal of raising $5,000 to support our undocumented neighbors who, in this COVID moment, are struggling just to put food on the table. A tremendous thank you to all who responded with such speed and generosity to make this campaign an overwhelming success!
The undocumented in our community carry out many jobs that bring quality and ease to our everyday lives. Though they work exceptionally hard and fill vital roles, they tend to be underappreciated, undersupported, and underheard. In the current COVID environment, they and their families are also now at risk of being underfed. Even if they … Continue reading Stock the Cupboards – Abastecer los Armarios