Over the past 23 years, Kung Pao has raised 10’s of 1000’s of dollars and awareness for different organizations. In keeping with the Jewish tradition of tzedakah (charity, in Hebrew – tied in with a sense of duty and social responsibility), each year Kung Pao donates partial proceeds to organizations and causes we believe in. See below for this year’s and past Kung Pao beneficiaries.
We have chosen these two local direct services organizations to support this year:
Shalom Bayit — Ending Domestic Violence in Jewish Homes — is the Bay Area’s hub for organizing domestic violence prevention and response through a Jewish lens. The organization empowers women, teens, and families to build safe, healthy relationships and create peace in the place that matters most — at home. Shalom Bayit promotes peaceful homes and families, teaches skills for healthy relationships, and works to build a safe, vibrant Jewish community that is free from violence and abuse.
Its three main programs include: counseling & direct support to battered women and their children, community education, and Love Shouldn’t Hurt dating violence prevention for Jewish youth.
Are you being hurt by someone you love? Do you know someone in an unhealthy relationship? You are not alone. Call (866) SHALOM-7 for free, confidential support.
Did You Know? Since 2002 over 13,000 teens and their parents have participated in Shalom Bayit’s Love Shouldn’t Hurt healthy relationships workshops for Jewish youth.
Seniors at Home is Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ award-winning senior services division, which helps older adults live safely and with dignity in their own homes.
Each year, more than 17,000 older adults and their families in the Bay Area benefit from Seniors at Home’s comprehensive approach to senior care. Services include home care, care management, skilled nursing, dementia care, palliative care, fiduciary services, meals, transportation, social programs, companionship, bereavement help, and expert support services for all family members. Seniors and their families know that at JFCS’ Seniors at Home, they will receive the care, attention, and services that will allow them to remain healthy, active, and independent for as long as possible.
•San Francisco and Marin Food Banks’ “Healthy Children Pantries”
•The Jewish Home San Francisco’s Esther Weintraub Comedy Clinic
(Click here to download an article about the Comedy Clinic from The Jewish Home’s
- The Brown Twins/JFCS’ Emergency Assistance Fund
- Bay Area Women & Children’s Services Drop-in Services and Food Pantry
- The Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ L’Chaim Adult Day Health Care Center
- Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
- The Jewish Home’s “Esther Weintraub Comedy Clinic”
- The Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living’s “Komedy Club and Library”
- Familial Dysautonomia Hope Foundation
- The LGBT Family Assistance Project at Jewish Family and Children’s Services
- SFJCC’s Montefiore Senior Center
- Lesbian & Gay Senior Services Collaborative
- Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD) – A social and information network for women with HIV/AIDS
- Bay Area Council for Jewish Rescue and Renewal – Promoting freedom for Jews in the former Soviet Union & reuniting families in the Bay Area
- Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic –A clinic for low income women with cancer
- Shalom Bayit– Jewish Women’s Task Force on Domestic Violence
- International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
- Jewish Family & Children’s Services AIDS Project
- SF Jewish Film Festival – Program of Jewish humor short films
- Family Link– a hospitality house for visiting families of people with AIDS
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- L. A. Jewish AIDS Services
- Aunt Bee’s Laundry Service – offering free laundry and house-cleaning services to people with HIV/AIDS.
- Women’s Cancer Resource Center
- GESHER: Bridge to Understanding– a joint project of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav & Community United Against Violence
- The late Tamar Kaufman – A Northern California Jewish Bulletin writer battling cancer