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Medtronic Logo Charity Navigator has given MEND a four-star rating.

Read  MEND’s excellent reviews as a  “Top-rated Nonprofit” on the Great NonProfits website …

or write a review for MEND yourself!

Guidestar has named MEND a Valued Partner for its commitment to transparency.

MEND is a GuideStar Valued Partner

Learn more on the Guidestar Website



MEND is certified by CaliforniaVolunteers as a Service Enterprise.


MEND is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID #23-7306337



Opportunity of a Lifetime

“I love playing the flute. It’s my favorite instrument” says eight year old Ingrid Torres. She is among 70 kids who have taken advantage of MEND’s Summer Youth Program.  Two years ago, Ingrid’s grandmother and current legal guardian, Audelia Hernandez, enrolled her in the Youth Services Program after learning about...

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Client News

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MEND’s dental plan is client’s real-life tooth fairy

Retired engineer Ronald Scher knows that MEND’s health and dental plans have teeth. In fact, thanks to the group’s free dental program, so does he. “When I arrived at MEND I needed to extract the last dozen of my teeth,” says the 70 year old Pacomia native. “I needed the...

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Volunteer News

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Sandra Sandoval – Volunteer of the Month

Sandra Sandoval has been a part of the MEND volunteer community for the past seven months. She came to MEND as a volunteer looking not only to give back but to improve her job skills. Shortly after her arrival, she was placed in MEND’s Computer Lab. She volunteers about 30...

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Music fun at MEND’s Summer Youth Program

Four children sit or wiggle on brightly colored chairs while their volunteer music teacher, Amber Frias, talks about songs for an upcoming concert. One by one the students practice songs on their instruments—a flute, clarinet, saxophone and drums—while Amber offers gentle instruction and support. Giggling is allowed in this class,...

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Video: A Day in the Life of MEND

Watch a full-size version this new video on MEND's YouTube channel.


After 29 years, MEND says farewell to its CEO. Read her farewell address and join us in thanking Marianne Haver Hill for all her years of service to the organization.

Volunteer opportunities are now available for MEND’s 45th Annual Christmas Basket Program. For more information on other ways you can make the holiday season very merry for families in need, visit our Christmas Program page.


MEND named California's Nonprofit of the Year for 2012


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MEND Center Hours

Tues. – Fri. 8 am to 5 pm
Sat. Front desk 9 am to 12 pm;
food donations accepted until 4 pm in the back of the building
clothing donations accepted until 5 pm Tuesday to Friday and until 12 pm on Saturdays