Pacifica Resource Center Gets Outta Sight with Recology of the Coast for Palm-a-Palooza 2019!

Hang out with Pacifica Resource Center & Recology of the Coast and help your fellow Pacifican at our Palm-a-Palooza fundraiser on Saturday, September 14 at 6pm at The Moose Lodge.

Over 200 guests will gather for tunes, a live auction, and sustenance from the Earth provided by local food trucks and real hip cooks at Palm-a-Palooza on Saturday, September 14 at The Moose Lodge (776 Bradford Way). And, if you haven’t guessed by now, this year’s Palm-a-Palooza theme is SUMMER OF LOVE, presented by PRC and Recology of the Coast. Guests are encouraged to come in their grooviest threads. As always, all proceeds from Palm-a-Palooza benefit the local families PRC serves with groceries, housing support, and other critical services.

Recology of the Coast General Manager Chris Porter with members of Pacifica Resource Center’s Staff and Board at The Royal Bee Yarn Co. 2019.

Recology of the Coast General Manager Chris Porter with members of Pacifica Resource Center’s Staff and Board at The Royal Bee Yarn Co. 2019.

As Palm-a-Palooza’s coolest presenting sponsor, Recology of the Coast’s core philosophy is to immerse their corporate culture in the cities they service. “I cannot think of a better way for us to do this than by partnering with PRC,” said General Manager of Recology of the Coast, Chris Porter, who has lived and worked in our community for over 40 years. “My personal mantra is, at the end of my days, I hope at least one person will say that I’ve touched their life in a positive manner... think how many people can say PRC has touched their life in a positive way!”  

My personal mantra is, at the end of my days, I hope at least one person will say that I’ve touched their life in a positive manner... think how many people can say PRC has touched their life in a positive way!
— Recology General Manager, Chris Porter
PRC Executive Director Anita Rees, Recology General Manager Chris Porter with Willy the Horse, PRC Board President Chris Hunter, and PRC Board Member/Royal Bee Yarn Co. Owner Kelley Corten at The Royal Bee Yarn Co. 2019.

PRC Executive Director Anita Rees, Recology General Manager Chris Porter with Willy the Horse, PRC Board President Chris Hunter, and PRC Board Member/Royal Bee Yarn Co. Owner Kelley Corten at The Royal Bee Yarn Co. 2019.

PRC Board President Chris Hunter tells it like it is, “This year will be a celebration of the 60’s and while we’re not going to the moon, we just might have a good reason to remember the Summer of Love.” Tickets are $75.00 or purchase a table of 10 for $700.00. Event is 21+ only and a ticket includes a drink, dinner, dessert, and live music by Music City Legends. Information and tickets available at pacresourcecenter.org/palmapalooza.

For more information about Palm-a-Palooza, including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please call Robby Bancroft at (650)703-5035 or email robby@pacresourcecenter.org


Pacifica Resource Center provides economic security services in Pacifica for Pacifica families. Since 1974, PRC has worked with local businesses, organizations, and individuals throughout Pacifica to provide support to our neighbors in need. PRC is the only core agency in San Mateo County that provides these services to Pacificans struggling to make ends meet. Last year, PRC served 1 in 10 Pacifica families annually, helping them feed their families, avoid homelessness, and become more economically stable. Visit pacresourcecenter.org for more info.

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: https://bit.ly/2QljzTb.

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.

PRC MOTHER'S DAY CARDS AVAILABLE NOW!

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 (instagram.com/casiajoyart) 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.*

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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.