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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: JAKE KANTER


Jake Kanter

Meet Jake! Jake first came to Compass last year as a volunteer during our 23rd annual Adopt-a-Family holiday event where he helped receive, move, and organize hundreds of boxes of holiday gifts for families in need throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


After volunteering for our holiday event, Jake continues to support our work as a long term volunteer making time to come on site to our 37 Grove Services Hub each week while also juggling a full-time position at Twilio. Donations of essential items for families, such as diapers, wipes, food, clothing and more have poured into Compass during the pandemic and Jake is always here to lend a helping hand to sort clothes, move mountains of diapers and wipes, and stack cases of hand sanitizer and shampoo. Although this is physically demanding work, Jake's support in helping manage our resources has allowed Compass staff more time to directly support families looking for help at our front door.


Donations of diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, and baby shampoo

Compass has been very fortunate to have Jake as part of a small team of dedicated in-person volunteers who provide incredible support every day on site during the last 15 months of the COVID-19 health crisis.


Jake's deep commitment to Compass and the families we serve led him to join our Leadership Council and he was recently elected as Secretary for the next two years.


All of us at Compass Family Services deeply appreciate Jake's dedication to serving our community by volunteering his time and his talent to support our mission to break the cycles of poverty and family homelessness.


Thank you, Jake!