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St. Vincent DePaul Needs Your Help!
Approximately one in every one hundred adults in San Francisco is homeless. The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco operates the largest homeless shelter in the city. Do your part to end homelessness and donate today by clicking here, or, please consider donating your time - volunteer with us! To sign up online, click here.
Port of Oakland FREE Harbor Tours
Ever wonder what goes on under those big cranes at the Port of Oakland? Here’s your chance to find out. The Port is offering free monthly harbor tours on select Fridays through October. Take a 90-minute cruise aboard the USS Potomac. Learn all about big ships. Find out what’s inside those containers you see every day. To sign up, go to www.portofoakland.com It’s FREE!
SF General Hospital Needs Your Help
When an emergency strikes in the city, San Francisco General Hospital answers the call. The General’s new Acute Care and Trauma Center is opening this December. But funds are still needed to supply the new center with the most advanced life-saving equipment available. Help The General deliver the best care to those who need it most. Answer the call at HeartOfOurCity.org
Veterans Matter is a non-profit organization committed to assisting veterans and children to keep them out of the streets. Not only do they help with providing permanent housing, but they also use their efforts to provide services for healthcare and overall support to get the family's lives back on track. For more information click here.
The Second Start Program
Are you an African American man who is 65 or older? If so, Dr. Vickie M. Mays at UCLA is interested in learning about your experiences with racial discrimination and how they might affect the health of Black men. If you are interested and available for a phone interview, please call 707-928-4041.
Back To School Day
Saturday, August 1st
Giant’s Barber Shop presents Community Back to School Day, Saturday, August 1st from 10am-3pm at 1608 Alum Rock Avenue in San Jose. Get FREE school supplies for kids K-8. BBQ. Music & Games! A fun day for kids sponsored by EdEquity and Educational Empowerment. For more info, click here.
Susan G. Komen Rally at Allen Temple Church
Saturday, August 1st
Susan G. Komen® Affiliates proclaim August 1st as “Circle of Promise Day” across California to commemorate the birthday of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman, whose “HeLa” cancer cells have led to countless cancer treatment discoveries and cures for other life threatening diseases, for millions of people around the world. Each Komen California Affiliate will host an event. At 12 pm, all event attendees will form a "circle of promise" simultaneously across the state, comprised of African- American women taking the "promise pledge" to get screened annually, be more proactive about their breast health, and engage at least 10 women in their “circle” to do the same. Join us, Saturday, August 1st at Allen Temple Church, 8501 International Blvd in Oakland. For more info, click here.
Walk a Mile in My “Hills”
Saturday, August 1st
Join us at this fundraiser gala benefitting the Courageous Women Association, Saturday, August 1st from 5pm-8pm at the Massive Art Gallery, 713 Washington Street in Oakland. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, entertainment, auctions and more all to honor the hills and valleys of women’s lives. For more info, click here.
National Night Out in Richmond
Tuesday, August 4th
Richmond Rocks! Join America’s Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 4th. The event kicks off in the Target parking lot, 4500 Macdonald Avenue in Richmond at 5pm. National Night Out is designed to promote neighborhood safety, community partnerships with public safety, and community pride. Join us for a family festival with food and activities at the kick off, a caravan of community and civic officials through 26 neighborhoods. For more info, call 510-620-6538 or email RPDCommunity@richmondpd.net.
Friday Night Live…at the Cathedral of Faith
Each Friday in August
You’re invited to Friday Night Live at the Cathedral of Faith, 2315 Canoas Garden Avenue in San Jose each Friday in the month of August from 5pm-9pm. Enjoy food from Moveable Feast Food Trucks from 5pm-7pm. Climbing Rock, face painting and LIVE music on August 7th from Rudy Parris, August 14th Khristian Dentley, August 21st Jamie Jones and August 28th features Deandre Brackinsick. For more info, click here.
Harmony Missionary Baptist Church at 4113 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland invites you to their -“The Power to Press Forward Celebration and Revival” hosted by Rev. Albert L. Cobbs, with special guest Dr. Ernest F. Ledbetter, Jr. from Greater Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. Sunday Celebration on Augst 9th at 11am and 6pm and Revival Services from August 10-12 at 7pm. Click here to get more information.
Judahfest Oakland Encounter
You’re invited to a FREE 3-day encounter you will not forget! Judahfest Oakland Encounter 2015, coming August 13th-15th at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1124 Adeline Street in Oakland. Enjoy prayer, worship, guests including Vanessa Bell Armsrong, Todd Dulaney and more. Guest speakers, Bishop Anthony Willis, Bishop Kelly Woods and Pastor James Williams. Judahfest is a nonprofit foundation with a primary focus on uniting the community, heal the hurting and bring positivity to our youth. For more details, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 38th Annual Holistic Health Fair
Saturday, August 15th
Make plans to head to the 38th Annual Holistic Health Fair, at Allen Temple Church, 8501 International Blvd. in Oakland, Saturday, August 15th from 10am-3pm. Among the services being offered: FREE health screenings. Blood Pressure checks. Breast exam. Cholesterol. Dental, Diabetes and lots more. You can also receive FREE food, clothes and hair cuts! For more info, call 510-544-8910 or email email@example.com
Community Hair & Beauty Awareness Day
Sunday, August 16th
Save the Date! And get ready for Fall! Come enjoy a day of fun while you sample the latest hair care products and great hair care tools. Experience a fabulous hair show, arts and crafts for kids & LIVE entertainment. This is where health & beauty meet. Sunday, August 16th Noon-6pm on Fillmore Street (between Eddy & Ellis) in San Francisco.
2015 Back To School Rally…Attend and Achieve
Saturday, August 22nd
Oakland Natives Give Back at their Back to School Rally, Saturday, August 22nd at Oakland City Hall, One Frank Ogawa Plaza. Registration is 9:15am-10:15. To get more info, and to register online right now, click here.
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Help support the Alameda County Community Food Bank by bringing a canned food donation to the Pleasanton Harvest Festival, September 18th-20th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Click here for details.
Sunday, October 10th
Join us for the Starry Night 8.5K Walk/Run dedicated to shining a light on kids with brain tumors! This evening event features fun activities for the whole family. We also light lanterns to honor local children with brain tumors. Starry Night benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in the fight against one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. Your support will benefit The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Help us cure the kids…click here for more details and to register today.