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Here’s What’s Going On In The Community
You’ll always remember your first best friend, your first moments of independence, and your first taste of s’mores cooked over an open fire. It was all at camp and you can’t wait for your kids to experience it. But going to camp sometimes isn't an option for the kids who could possibly use it most: California’s nearly 60,000 foster kids. Doesn’t every child deserve to go to camp? With your help, they can. 102.9 KBLX and Sleep Train present: Camp Sweet Dreams. Grant a foster child’s dream for as little as $10
Donate today at campsweetdreams.com/SanFrancisco.
Meet Lenora Williams The Non Profit Guru
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GLIDE Needs Your Help
Happy September! GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program needs your support! We have been experiencing a volunteer shortage and we need your help. The program requires 60 volunteers a day to produce nearly 2,500 meals a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Will you rally a group of friends, colleagues or family members and sign up today? To sign up, go to glide.org/serveameal. Serve a meal or help prepare our meals, your compassion in action will be much appreciated! If you have any questions or require additional information, please call us at (415) 674-6081.
Blood Centers of the Pacific - O Negative Blood Shortage
“Everybody knows that donating blood is the easiest way there is to save lives. But did you know there is a blood shortage going on in Northern California right now – especially of O Negative blood. In a life or death emergency often there is no time to find out what blood type the accident victims are, so the only blood they can be given in those first critical moments is O Negative – the universal donor. Please, donate blood this week. Visit www.bloodcenters.org , find a drive near you, and be a lifesaver. Blood Centers of the Pacific gratefully accepts all blood types.”
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.
LIFE ElderCare provides services to seniors so they can live independently in their own homes. Make a difference in someone's life by becoming a volunteer! Volunteers drive these seniors to and from appointments and for shopping trips. It only takes a few hours and makes a world of a difference. For more information, click here.
A SAFE PLACE Hosts National Conference In Recognition Of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Friday, October 31st
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, A SAFE PLACE in partnership with the Institute on Domestic Violence in African American communities will sponsor a national conference on Friday, October 31st at the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland. For more information, call 510-986-8600 or click here. WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO SUPPORT AND ENGAGE IN THESE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT DOMESTIC AND INTIMATE PARTNER ABUSE
The New Fall Family Festival
Saturday, October 31st
Make your plans to attend The New Fall Family Festival , Saturday, October 31st from 5pm-8pm at the Fremont Community Church/Kimber Hills Academy, 39700 Mission Blvd in Fremont. Music. Food. Family Fun Activities. Pumpkin Patch. For more details click here.
Family Literacy Day
Saturday, November 1st
Gems Youth is partnering with Barnes & Noble for Family Literacy Day which is a community outreach program inspiring families to learn together. There will be featured guest authors, book signings & chats, literacy workshops, kid activity zone, spoken word poetry, live entertainment, raffle prizes and more. This event is FREE and open to the public. Come out to Barnes & Noble, Bay Street in Emeryville, on Saturday, November 1st from 10am to 7pm and read with your family!
The Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (TILE) - a non-profit affiliate of BWOPA - will host its biennial State Leadership Summit, "Mobilizing for Leadership & Power" on Saturday, November 1st from 8:30am until 4:00pm at Emeryville's Hilton Garden Inn. The Summit will bring together over 300 leaders to examine, explore and provide solutions to core issues that disproportionately plague the African-American community in a variety of engaging workshops and panel discussions including "2014/15 Issues and Trends", "Positioning Yourself For Public Leadership and "Mobilizing Your Community For Impact". Also, during the summit, the Dezie Woods-Jones Public Policy Fellowship will be launched for emerging leaders 16 to 30-years-old. Keynote speakers include former President Clinton staffer Minyon Moore and Judge Tanya Acker from the new reality court TV show "Hot Bench." For advance registration, click here.
Sunday, November 2nd
Wine & Cheese Fundraising and Silent Auction
Friday, November 7th
Join the Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) for their 1st annual Wine and Cheese Fundraising and Silent Auction event to help fundraise for high quality affordable housing and neighborhood services. The fundraiser will be held at the Richmond Art Center for an evening filled with auctions, libations, food and fun. This is a fundraising event like no other, and it will include items like limited edition artwork (from the likes of Dali, Picasso, Chagall and others), signed sports and entertainment collectables and much more. You must RSVP online before the event. For more information, call 510-221-2523 or click here.
Men Creating Peace
Saturday, November 8th
FREE Health Screenings and Physical Exams at Allen Temple
Wednesday, November 12th
Blood Pressure –Glucose-Cholesterol-Diabetes-Full Health History-Full Physical Exam for all ages-Muscle & Joint Pain-Balance & Risk for falls. If you need health coverage, make sure to bring (for each household member) proof of income, SS Card(or proof of citizenship/lawful presence in the U.S.) Driver’s License or Picture ID. See you at Allen Temple Family Life Center, 8501 International Blvd in Oakland, Wednesday, November 12th from 5p-8pm. For more info call 510-544-8975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY LIFELONG MEDICAL.
PIYF’s 4th Annual Holiday Fundraiser
Thursday, November 13th
The Pegnim and Ivancich Youth Foundation supports Lend A Hand to fill many children's holiday season with spirit by giving them various gifts and clothes. Come visit Audi of Oakland for the event at 6pm to enjoy food trucks, music, entertainment and prizes! The event costs $30, but you may receive a discount from bringing a wrapped toy! For more information, contact Michael Peterson at (925)-548-5575 or MichaelP@pegnimlaw.com.
BENEATH HIS WINGS FOUNDATION
November 13th & November 22nd
You’re invited out for a night of laughter at Beneath His Wings Foundation Comedy Show Fundraisers sponsored by Tommy T’s in Pleasanton. See Mark Curry on November 13th, and Cocoa Brown on November 22nd. Purchase your tax deductible ticket or make a donation on-line. Deadline to purchase your ticket is November 9th. Support the Beneath His Wings Foundation, whose mission is to brighten the light that shines in the hearts of our children and our military servicemen and women, for more information, CLICK HERE.
Giving to Live
Saturday, November 15th
Join the FashionYour Mind Organization for the 3rd “Giving to Live” Charity Fashion Show. This show will honor cancer patients and survivors all over the world. “Giving to Live” Charity Fashion Show is an event that combines entertainment, prestige, and glamour of fashion while raising funds for a worthy cause. The event is on Saturday November 15th at The GlassHouse in San Jose from 7pm-11pm for more information click here.
"What's Your Story, Bay Area?"
Monday, November 17th and Tuesday, November 18th
FOGG Theatre is a non-profit arts organization that provides the San Francisco Bay Area with entertainment that enriches our understanding of the history, heroes and ideologies of our community. At this unique concert, Bay Area artists have collaborated with Bay Area residents to tell people's real stories through song. Some of these artists include Chuck Prophet, Kurt Lipschutz, Tommy Shepherd and more. These events will be held at the a.Muse Gallery at 7:30pm in San Francisco. For more information click here.