Going Virtual

36-Year-Old Mother’s Day Run Goes Virtual

Mother’s Day Run & Walk is going virtual in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

This is the first time that this beloved community tradition has been interrupted in 36 years.



in critical funds to raise our Mother’s Day Run & Walk goal

and raise additional Family Emergency Relief funds

to help the 102 parents and children who are

experiencing the economic impacts related to COVID-19. 

Family Emergency Relief Fund

PVSS parents like Nineth and Jose are losing their jobs, perhaps permanently. Nineth called her PVSS case manager crying last week. She and her husband, parents of three children, lost their jobs and will not be able to pay rent and bills. Because they are undocumented, they do not qualify for any government support.

Every day, PVSS is learning about new families losing their employment.
PVSS is committed to keeping these families housed until they can get back on their feet, covering their rents and providing additional financial assistance as needed.

Most people in our programs literally work their way out of homelessness. The don’t want handouts; they just want an opportunity to build a future. Without employment income, a self-sufficient future is out of reach.

Mike Johnson

Executive Director, PVSS


Despite the cancellation of the live event, we are enthusiastically continuing our support at an even higher level. Pajaro Valley Shelter Services offers vital services to hard working families in our community. It’s more important this year than ever to support PVSS, so please join us.

George Ow

Mother’s Day Run & Walk Sponsor, Ow Family Properties

Learn about Mother’s Day Run & Walk Sponsorship opportunities here.

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As this COVID-19 crisis escalated, I knew that the live Mother’s Day Run & Walk could be canceled. I decided to support the effort even if I couldn’t participate. The families at PVSS are doing all they can to work through this crisis. It’s important that we all stand with them.

Justina Vega

Long-term Mother’s Day Run Participant

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Our mother was the rock of our family. We lost her in December 2016. There are ten of us siblings. I knew that the next Mother’s Day would be a tough one for the family, so I proposed that we honor our mom by participating in the Mother’s Day Run & Walk. Now, there are 13 to 15 family members who participate in the 5K race – wearing the same T-shirt in honor of our mom. After the event, we go to the cemetery and then we share a meal with our dad.

Angeles Nuñez

Mother’s Day Runner for 8 Years

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