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The Working Alternative to Charity

since 1997

Since 1997, Sunday Friends has been offering day-long programs on Sundays that bring together very low-income families to work together, learn together, earn together, make spending decisions together and share in the healthy, warm, productive, mutually-supportive community.

Family members engage in hands-on learning activities, create gifts for children in hospitals and for nursing home residents, and prepare and serve healthy meals. They attend classes on financial literacy, parenting effectiveness, English literacy, health, nutrition, violence prevention, computer skills, and STEM education. Through their participation, family members earn “tickets”, the currency of Sunday Friends, redeemable for essential goods from the Treasure Chest.

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As program participants experience repeated positive outcomes for their efforts, they grow to understand that they have the power to take control of their lives and to make a difference in the lives of others. This realization has instilled the needed confidence in many Sunday Friends participants to make successful, life-changing decisions.

Sunday Friends' Sponsors


Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors • FIRST 5 Santa Clara County • Coyote Foundation • Sobrato Family Foundation • Harbourton Foundation • Castellano Family Foundation • Good People Fund • Adobe • Wells Fargo • Mission City Community Fund • Umpqua Bank • Western Digital • Los Altos Town Crier • State Farm Insurance • TJX Foundation • Jeppesen Dataplan • Saratoga Rotary • Coherent • Farrington Historical Foundation • Joseph and Vera Long Foundation • Santa Clara County Realtors Foundation • Palo Alto Medical Foundation • Raley's • Integrated Device Technologies

Sunday Friends' Partners

First 5 of Santa ClaraSobrato Foundation Goodwill of Silicon Valley Santa Clara County Public Health Bicycle Exchange Family Giving TreeFoothill Community Health Center Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County San Jose State University San Jose Unified School District Franklin McKinley School District Santa Clara University qalaxia qalaxia Eqop Tech Gen Parenting Elevate Tutoring

Thank You for Your Continued Support!