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Neighbors Together Emergency Fund Updates & COVID-19 Resources

The Neighbors Together Emergency Fund is providing financial assistance for Rent, Utilities, Groceries, and more.

If you are in need of support due to job loss or the effects of COVID-19, click here to inquire about how to request assistance for you or your family. Si necesita ayuda debido a la pérdida de trabajo o los efectos de COVID-19, haga clic aquí para preguntar cómo solicitar asistencia para usted o su familia.

We are meeting with families frequently to assess and provide for their immediate needs. In addition to the economic disadvantages they faced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our students’ parents are out of work or have had hours drastically cut due to school and business closures, lack of childcare, and lack of access to resources. This means an immediate threat to their housing as they will be unable to pay rent or utilities during this time. Additional difficulty getting basic items is also of great concern. We are one of many organizations in the Bay Area working hard to support these families and individuals, and it would not be possible without YOU!

Click on a section below to see how you can be involved or for more information:



Your gifts at the following levels provide tangible support to families in a variety of ways, including:

Give Online Here
  • Online donations are made through PayPal. Please be sure to type “EMERGENCY” in the notes.
  • Checks made out to Generations United, Inc. can be mailed to PO Box 5131 Redwood City, CA 94063. Please write “Emergency Fund” in the memo section.
  • Amazon Smile: go to and search for Generations United, Inc. in Redwood City.
  • Employer Match: inquire with your employer to see if they will match your donation.


  • Drop off: Items can be dropped off by appointment only. Please contact Monse Zamora (650)422-1188 to arrange a time to drop off or to arrange a pickup.
  • Amazon Wish List: shop online and when checking out, select Angie Ibarra’s address to ship to.


*All volunteers should complete an application here prior to volunteering*

  • SORT/DISTRIBUTE: Help sort donated food/goods at our distribution center
  • DELIVERIES: Deliver donations to families (vehicle required)
  • BE A PAL: Be a penpal (children are invited to participate) and send encouragement through the mail
  • TUTOR (virtual or in person): meet with a student to read or help with distance learning

Emergency Fund FAQs

How can I donate and designate my gift?

Visit our DONATE page on our website. There is a “notes” section in PayPal where you can write “Emergency” to designate your donation to the Neighbors Together Emergency Fund. You can mail us a check to PO Box 5131, Redwood City, CA 94063 and include a note that indicates it’s for the Emergency Fund.

How can families in need access support?

If families need help with food, rent, or other essentials, they are asked to call Generations United at 650-418-0006 or email Our staff will conduct need assessments weekly.

How much funding does each family receive from the Family Emergency Fund?

At this time, we are fulfilling requests as we are able based on need and funds available. All bills including rent, utility, and other needs will be paid directly to the Payee/Debtor/Landlord/Company. Families will also receive gift cards for gas and quarters for laundromat needs.

How does GU know how much financial support will be needed?

The short answer is: we don’t yet know; it depends on the scope and severity of this crisis. Families in crisis did not have reserves and lost 2 months or more of wages. This could mean we will be helping meet family needs through the end of the year or longer.

How are these programs administered?

Our GU staff, under the leadership of Angie Ibarra (Founder & Executive Director) will be meeting with families and assessing needs in real time and determining the best way to meet them. Input and support are also offered by GU’s Board of Directors.

Thank You

We are grateful for the support of our dedicated volunteers, faithful supporters, and dozens of community partners who are making a difference in the lives of families every day.

Resources for Families / Recursos para familias

If you are in need of assistance with any of the following, please call or email us.
Si tiene necesidad de cualquiera de los siguientes asuntos, contactanos por teléfono o correo electrónico.
650.418.0006 o(r)

Rent ⬩ Renta
Food ⬩ Comida
Educational Support ⬩ Apoyo educativo

Bill Payments  ⬩ Pagos de facturas
Job search  ⬩ Búsqueda de trabajo

Meal distributions:

  • Monday ⬩ lunes
    • 7:30pm – Streetlife – 1305 Middlefield Rd, RWC
  • Wednesday ⬩ miercoles
    • 7:30pm – Streetlife – 1305 Middlefield Rd, RWC
  • Friday ⬩ viernes
    • 12:30pm – One Life Counseling Center – 1033 Laurel St. San Carlos
    • 2 pm – 4 pm – Generations United @ Salvation Army, 660 Veterans Blvd. Redwood City

Additional Resources

Si necesita ayuda en espanol, puede cambiar el idioma en la esquina superior derecha o nos puede contactar.