Albi, France

Palo, Leyte, Philippines

Oaxaca, Mexico

Linköping, Sweden

Enschede, Netherlands

Tsuchiura, Japan

Welcome to Neighbors Abroad

Neighbors Abroad is the official Sister City organization of Palo Alto, California, promoting citizen diplomacy and international friendship. Our mission is to provide the people of Palo Alto and its sister cities an understanding of each other as individuals, as communities, and as countries — and to foster a better understanding of the world. Founded in 1963, Neighbors Abroad today manages year-round activities for Palo Alto and its six sister cities.

*** Our Sister City Palo Needs Your Help ***

Our sister city of Palo, Leyte has been devastated by the typhoon and many lives were lost. It is estimated that 80% to 90% of the town is in ruins.

Palo was Palo Alto’s first sister city in 1963. Over the years we have supported a children’s library in Palo. We are concerned for the safety of all our friends in Palo. And we must assume extensive damage if not total destruction to the library building. We have started a fund drive to allow Palo Altans to contribute to the relief of this, our sister city. The City Council of Palo Alto has directed a generous donation to this project. But the need is very great and so we hope to raise much more. Members of the Filipino community are working with us to raise funds and to assure that all the moneys will be used for the benefit of the citizens of Palo directly. If you wish to send a check, please direct it to Neighbors Abroad with Palo Relief Fund in the memo line. Our address is: Neighbors Abroad, P.O. Box 52004, Palo Alto, Ca. 94303. Donations to Neighbors Abroad are tax deductible. The Neighbors Abroad Board Members and the Palo Committee would like to thank you in advance for your generosity.