FESCO has a wonderful opportunity to match funds! We have created a campaign specifically for updating the furniture at Banyan house. We can receive up to $1000 in matching funds to get new furniture for our living room and dining room space. Please help us get there!!
A special thank you to the students at Guy Emanuele Elementary School in Union City for sharing the warmth with FESCO this winter! The students collected 625 pairs of socks and winter gloves to share with FESCO participants.
FESCO can other needs which you can help with. See our Wish List to donate today.
Our Shuffle sponsors are very special to us. Without the commitment and support of these companies and individuals the FESCO Shuffle event would not take place.
Thank you again.
Three cheers to you all!
PG & E
Candy’s Pampered Pets
Stout Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Coldwell Banker/Judy Grubb
R. Zaballos & Sons
Sheriff’s Office Alameda County –
Charlie Plummer –
Sprinkler Fitters Local No. 483
St. Rose Hospital
Knudsen Ice Creamery
Rudy’s Donut House
The Garage Spiders
Tatsumaki Taiko – Berkeley
Healing Therapeutic Massage
During the holiday season, we see firsthand how fortunate we are to work in a community that understands the importance of making sure everyone has a home.
Every year, several groups and individuals contact us, eager to lend a helping hand. You bring donations of gift cards, food, clothing, and other urgent supplies our participants need. You also offer to volunteer in many different ways, including cooking meals for families at Banyan House, tutoring children in our programs, and sharing your professional expertise.
As we begin preparations for a new year, we want to thank you, and remind you that we still need your help.
It’s not too late to brighten the day of a child in one of our programs, or a parent wondering where they will sleep tomorrow.
We are beginning the collection of holiday donations and we need your support!
Adopt a Family: We are collecting special wishes from the men, women, and children who reside at Les Marquis emergency shelter and Banyan House. In addition, we are also collecting wishes from the low income families whom have recently exited and moved into their new homes. Wishes include shoes, favorite toy, book or game, new coat, or much needed household items. Please contact us to find out how you can make a special wish come true this holiday season.
Gift Cards: A donation of gift cards from stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, Big Lots, and local grocery stores can help families pick the items they need this winter. Cards between $10 and $50 are best, and can be mailed to our Administrative office at 21455 Birch St #5 Hayward, CA 94541. You can also drop off gift cards at the same address on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
A Gift in Honor: Is there someone in your family or a friend who is impossible to find a gift for? You can make a donation in their honor, and we’ll send them a special letter thanking them for the gift.
Monetary Donation: Make a contribution online and know that you will be helping to end homelessness in our community.
Keeping Families Together in Alameda County
Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) was founded in 1986 by a coalition of area churches/community members to address their concerns about the growing number of families falling into homelessness in Mid-Alameda County with the mission to keep families together during their period of homelessness.
FESCO is currently comprised of over 24 churches/community members in Mid-Alameda County, most located/living/working in Hayward. FESCO serves low/extremely low-income homeless families with food, emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, and supportive services in furtherance of its mission to move these families toward self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
We are raising awareness and funds to support this remarkable organization continue providing these services to the homeless families in our community and our goal is to raise at least $500 so please donate today!
We have an immediate need for a volunteer to assist our Activity Leader with our children’s program on Monday and Wednesday evenings
from 6:45-8:15 . We are looking for an individual that can commit at least three months, and preferably 6-12 months to this program.
Unless someone like you cares a whole lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
~ Dr. Seuss
We want to thank all our sponsors, donors and dedicated volunteers for making this year’s Shuffle a huge success.
We are thrilled to announce that we raised over $50,000, which will help us to achieve our goal to help homeless families!
Thanks for all your support. We value each and every one of you helping FESCO fulfill our mission…..to end family homelessness!