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WE DID IT! 2022 No Matter What Campaign

Dear Friends of Friends:

I’m thrilled to announce that we raised over $2,400,000 in our 2022 No Matter What! Campaign, exceeding our $2,000,000 goal!

Thanks to generous donors like you, our Professional Mentors will continue to provide emotional and academic support to children who face the biggest barriers in life, while helping them learn about the broader world outside the Bayview.

This month, for example, we partnered with MeWater Foundation to take nearly 30 youth on a surf outing at Half Moon Bay. Many of the youth remarked that they had never set foot in the ocean and several had never even seen it in person before! But every single one of them donned a wetsuit and spent hours courageously learning how to surf and having fun in the water.

Thank you for helping us fulfill the 12-year commitment we make to each child. We will continue to walk, surf, and grow beside the children and families in our program – no matter what!


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