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2022 No Matter What! Campaign

Dear Friends of Friends:


Today I’m announcing the launch of our 2022 No Matter What! Campaign, with a goal of raising $2 million.

To catalyze that campaign, a number of our generous donors have agreed to offer a challenge grant of $1 million, which means that every $1 donated during the campaign will yield $2 of support for our children.

As the centerpiece of that campaign, we’ll be hosting an in-person gala on May 12 at the SF Design Center. Please follow the link below to learn more about the fun and inspirational program we have lined up.

We’re delighted that COVID has receded sufficiently that we can get together once again with all of you, but the academic, emotional and economic effects of the pandemic will continue to burden the children and families we serve for a very long time. And that means our children need their mentors now more than ever!

Thank you for helping us fulfill the 12-year commitment we make to each child. Your support means we will continue to walk beside the children and families who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and by generations of systemic racism – no matter what!

Michael Rugen
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Friends of the Children - SF Bay Area

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