Support PRC's 2019 Back to School Program!

Back to school time is approaching fast and PRC is collecting backpacks and school supplies to help over 150 Pacifica students get ready for the upcoming school year! Can we count on your support again this year?

Last year with your help, we helped prepare 158 Pacifica youth with backpacks and grade-specific school supplies. This year, we invite you to support our 2019 Back to School Program with a gift of a backpack and/or school supplies.

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To support PRC's Back to School Program, please order from our Amazon Wish List with a delivery date by Thursday, August 1st 2019.

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*As of today, we also still need 95 Backpacks, (Preferably in black, grey, or silver please!)

NOTE: If you wish to buy items physically, in-store, then please drop off your contributions to our office no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, August 1st 2019.

The list of the most needed items are as follows:

  • 138 dz  pencils-Ticonderoga #2

  • 861      glue sticks-Elmer's (reg, not washable)

  • 369      sharpies (fine) 

  • 273      post-it notes 3x3

  • 253      binders dividers (5 pack)

  • 216      binder 1 inch, other color

  • 199      erasers-"pink pearl"

  • 175      pens-red, ball point

  • 105      eraser - white

  • 97        pencil pouch (soft not a box), zippered

  • 85        Crayola colored pencils (12 count)

  • 85        headphones, computer lab

  • 80        highlighters (multicolor 4-pack)

  • 80        sharpies (extra fine)  

  • 73        Crayola markers (fine)

  • 71        Crayola crayons (24ct)

  • 71        post-it notes1.5x2

  • 64        pencils-Ticonderoga thick  w/erasers

  • 64        sharpie (ultra fine)

  • 55        notebook-spiral, college ruled - 120pp

  • 52        glue, Elmer's white glue

  • 48        tape, scotch

  • 46        Playground ball

  • 38        Whiteboard markers, 4 pack

  • 37        sharpie, variety colors & sizes

  • 32        stapler and staples-small

  • 122      backpacks (3rd grade-College)

  • 28        backpacks (k-2)

PRC supports the economic security of Pacifica families and individuals by providing a safety net of groceries, housing assistance, and other critical services, including coaching, advocacy, information, and referral. As part of this work, our Back to School Program helps our families use their limited incomes to stay housed and feed their families, instead of sacrificing groceries and rent money to prepare their children for school. And, when children have food and shelter and can go to school with the supplies they need, they have the tools to succeed academically.

Thank you again for your support in helping our community's youth go to school prepared and ready to succeed through our Back to School program this year. All contributions to PRC are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law; our tax ID is 81-1496989.

Unhoused in Pacifica (UP) Task Force - Now Accepting Applications!

“Homelessness is not a “Pacifica Only” issue. Both the state and our county are looking for creative solutions for this complex issue, making this task force both relevant and timely.”
— Anita Rees, PRC Executive Director

The recruitment for those interested in serving on the UP Task Force is now open! Pacifica Resource Center Executive Director, Anita Rees, and City of Pacifica City Manager, Kevin Woodhouse have worked collaboratively on the formation process for this important community task force.

The application can be downloaded here or linked to and completed electronically here.

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 14, after which top candidates will be interviewed by Friday, June 28.

A more detailed informational report about the formation process is available at:

The need for focused work of a dedicated task force has grown out of an increase in recent years and months of the unhoused population in Pacifica and a proliferation of the unhoused living in over-sized vehicles, such as motor homes.

Recognizing the magnitude of this challenge and the City’s resource limitations, the Pacifica City Council identified the need for a Task Force of diverse stakeholders, representing the full spectrum of viewpoints about this topic, to volunteer their time and energy to research and define the unhoused and over-sized vehicle challenges in Pacifica and assess potential solutions.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in assisting with this critical task force work, please apply to be considered.


Give Thanks to Mom!

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Honor her with a gift through PRC to help stabilize Pacifica families struggling to make ends meet.

For a gift of $50 or more, we will send your mother (or anyone you choose) a personalized Mother’s Day card.

Pacificans Casia Joy ( contributed the artwork, Maggie Piver is hand addressing each card and dedication, PRC Board Member Robin Crawford penned the original poem, and Jennifer Jackson Designs designed the card

Pacifica Resource Center helps many mothers and their children with food, housing support and other critical services. Your Mother’s Day contribution is a wonderful way to celebrate the one who gave you so much.

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To make your contribution in honor of Mother's Day, please visit PRC’s Mother’s Day Card Fundraiser Page* and complete our online form by Thursday, May 2, 2019.

*Please be sure to provide the name and address of your honoree in the “Person or Group Name” field. If you are sending a card in memory of someone, please be sure to give their name and where you want the memorial card sent.*


Contributions can also be made in person by visiting PRC’s office at 1809 Palmetto Ave. or over the phone by calling (650)738-7470.