LACF Grant Supports Pathways Hospice

Pathways-logo-heart-white-periwinkle-backgroundAccording to PRWeb, the Los Altos Community Foundation has granted $2000 to Pathways Health & Hospice to help provide care for those in the community with life-limiting illnesses.


Pathways Hospice has close ties within the Los Altos community,” said Roy Lave, Executive Director of the Los Altos Community Foundation. “One of the primary goals of LACF is to strengthen the non-profit sector and, by doing so, build a stronger community. We are proud to support them in their mission of caring for neighbors who are facing a critical time in their lives.”

From the Pathways website:

At Pathways, we know what it means to care for a sick or elderly family member. We understand the effort and special care required to help them live with dignity. As a community-based, not-for-profit organization, we are dedicated to serving Bay Area patients and families at all stages of life.

We offer a number of comprehensive programs that include hospice, home health and private duty care. As needs change, Pathways is available to provide caring support and education to our patients and their families.

LAVA kicks off tax-deductible fund with LACF

According to Los Altos Town Crier,

Downtown Los Altos Movie Night – Courtesy of Los Altos Town Crier

According to Executive Director Nancy Dunaway, the LAVA Board of Directors recently established a 501(c)3 donation account with the Los Altos Community Foundation to keep some of the organization’s community events and programs afloat.

Dunaway said the board chose to establish the account – named the Los Altos Village Fund – after several local residents “expressed interest” in donating to help fund some of the organization’s renowned events, including its annual downtown carriage rides during the holidays and its summer movie night program.

Community Builders join relay for life in Los Altos

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We have a team! We have our captain,George Limbach. Now we need you to join us in supporting this great cause.

Here are the ways you can participate:

Come and show your support when the event begins on Saturday the 15th:

9:45am: Come to the LACF tent and pick up your t-shirt and community builder hard hat from the LACF tent.

10am: Attend the opening ceremonies

10:15am: Walk in the survivor’s lap

Sign up for an hour lap anytime from 11:00 am Saturday to 9 am Sunday. Sign up with Monica or online by noon on Friday the 14th.

Donate money to our team – call Monica for a credit card or drop off a check made out to ACS (American Cancer Society) or donate online.

Decorate a Luminaria bag with the name of a loved one for $50. Or have us do it for you. Call Monica by noon on Monday the 10th to get your own bag or to describe how you’d like us to decorate a bag or donate online.

Attend the Luminaria ceremony at 8:30 pm Saturday evening.

On Sunday morning at 10:00am, pack up the LACF tent and bring the hats, tent and table back to LACF.

Contact Monica at the LACF office and let her know how you’d like to participate. Or sign up online.650.949.5908 or at…we need your participation!

Relay for Life

DATE: June 15-16, 2013

TIME: 10 am to 10 am the next day

LOCATION: Egan Middle School




LACF Mixer goes “Down Home” at the Los Altos History Museum

Home Postcard“Down Home”
DATE: Thursday, May 30th, 2013
TIME: 5:00-7:00
LOCATION: Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio
Food sponsored by Shelly Potvin and Michael Sutton of Coldwell Banker
Enjoy award-winning barbeque and beverages.
Founders, members and their guests are FREE.
All others are $10.
Please bring a guest who may want to meet us and learn more about LACF.

RSVP is required by Tuesday, May 28th.


Books For Haiti program delivers Electronic Library


By Bob Ende

On March 15th, my daughter Tenaya and I arrived in Haiti, backpacks brimming with Kindle eReaders. Our goal: create Haiti’s first “Electronic Library”, giving students who had a few dusty books on the shelves of their school library access to millions of digital books via the Internet.

You may already know about the SOPUDEP School and its wonderful Director, Madame Réa Dol. SOPUDEP has been supported by the Solidarity With Haiti Organization at Los Altos High School and by our local Rotary Club.

Our program, Books for Haiti, is sponsored by the Los Altos Community Foundation and complements those efforts by making e-Reader learning work in a country with unreliable electric power and spotty Wi-Fi. A Field Trial of Kindles in Haiti proved SOPUDEP could download any eBook available on the Internet. Generous donors had provided the Kindles, and we loaded hundreds of French eBooks onto each e-Reader that Réa’s students eagerly awaited.

We taught SOPUDEP students and Staff to use their new Kindles. A real change suddenly occurred — for the first time, a SOPUDEP classroom had a consistent set of (electronic) materials for every student and instructors began teaching their classes with them! Réa summed it up: “Thank you for this beautiful moment with us. We are the only school in Haiti to have access to this new technology. God bless you!”

Visit to become a donor. Donations come through the Los Altos Community Foundation, and we thank them for sponsoring us! Every dollar Books For Haiti receives buys an eReader or an eBook. The Ende family pays all overhead costs, so your donation is used with 100% efficiency to change the lives of students in Haiti.


Caring Adult 2 Session Study Group

Helping Teens and Youth Thrive
Dates: Tuesday May 14th AND Tuesday May 21st
Time: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Neutra House, 181 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022
Host: Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Community Values Youth
RSVP: none required
Please join us to learn simple ways to connect with teens and youth. Having caring adults in their lives is critical for our youth and we need your help. This is not a group just for parents. All adults including seniors, neighbors, community members, business owners, and volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join us!
In 2010 Project Cornerstone surveyed students from the Mountain View Los Altos High School District. The survey measured developmental assets, which are the positive values, skills, relationships and experiences that help young people grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible adults. The survey revealed that only 20% of our teens feel valued by our community. Together we can change this!
For questions, please contact Kristin Link: