San Jose, CA – On International Women’s Day, Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose) has recognized Milpitas resident Jinky Peralta as Assembly District 25’s Woman of the Year.
“It is my honor to recognize Jinky Peralta as the 25th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year,” said Assemblymember Alex Lee. “Jinky has gone above and beyond with her work with Sleeping Bags for the Homeless to provide for our unhoused during these difficult times.”
Jinky Peralta, a resident of Milpitas, is the founder, Executive Director, and Treasurer for Sleeping Bags for the Homeless of Silicon Valley. Under her leadership, Sleeping Bags for the Homeless of Silicon Valley has been able to deliver warm meals, non-perishable foods, toiletries, sleeping bags, tents, and tarps to unhoused members of our community on a weekly basis.
Jinky has been working as a Patient Financial Clearance Representative with Stanford Healthcare for nine-years and has played a critical role as a frontline worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jinky has worked in the healthcare industry for almost 26 years. Jinky was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 15 years old in 1987. She lives with her husband and has three children and three grandchildren.