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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
You can hear her 4 times a day every Saturday between 10am-3pm. Click here to find out more.
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.
Monarch Masonic Lodge No.73
Annual Toys For Tots Fundraiser
Join us, Monarch Masonic Lodge No.73, Oakland, and the Marine Corp. In our Annual Toys For Tots Fundraiser. Help us give the gift of joy to kids during this holiday season. We have a drop boxes located at:
**Co-op Hall 925- 30th St. Oakland 3PM- 8PM Monday - Friday.
**First AME Church, 3701 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, Senior Pastor. Contact the church office for drop off times.
**Dorsey’s Locker, 5817 Shattuck Ave in Oakland, c/o Assistant Rabbah Bryan Cossey, Menelik Temple #36. Call for drop off times.
Smuin Ballet/SF Marin Food Bank NEED YOUR HELP!
Smuin Ballet and the SF-Marin Food Bank invite you to celebrate AND give back this season! Come to a performance of The Christmas Ballet – Uncorked! at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center and bring some food with you to donate. Happy Holidays Bay Area!
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.
UN Plaza Friday Night Market
Every Friday Night!
Check out Friday Night Market from 4pm-10pm at the UN Plaza, Mid-Market at the Civic Center in San Francisco. FREE to the public. Food Trucks & Beer Garden. Shop, local indies vendors. Entertainment from local artists & DJ. In partnership with Lefty O’Doul’s Foundation for kids and other community sponsors. Click here for more details.
.Wishes for the Holidays
Hyatt Regency San Francisco is your home for the holidays. Free to the public and on display every day throughout the season, the hotel features over-the-top holiday decor, the iconic snow village display and the snowfall in the hotel's atrium lobby. To celebrate the season, visitors are encouraged to make a donation to the hotel's non-profit partner Make A Wish. For more information, click here.
Food for Families
Give a family in your community a fresh start! Food For Families Holiday Bag Campaign runs through December 31st at all Raley’s/ Bel Air/Nob Hill Markets. Your $10 donation at checkout will fill a bag with $27 worth of healthy food that will make at least 21 meals. All funds stay local and Raley's matches 100% of donations! For more information,click here.
BEO & FBL Hosts Town Meeting
Wednesday, December 17th
BEO (Black Elected Officials) & FBL (Faith Based Leaders) of the East Bay invite you to attend a Town Hall Meeting: Moving Toward Change & Crafting Solutions. Wednesday, December 17th at 7pm at Beebe Memorial Cathedral, 3900 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. The forum will allow community members to talk directly to elected officials and others in leadership positions to put forward your ideas in solving the strained relationships between law enforcement and our communities
Home of Chicken and Waffles Toy Drive
NOW - December 21st
The Home of Chicken and Waffles invites you to donate a new toy this Holiday Season. We’ll be collecting new toys to donate to Children’s Hospital of Oakland, December 12th-21st. Please drop off an unwrapped toy to either our Oakland or Walnut Creek location.
Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, 21st
Enter to win a first place prize of $2500 and a second place prize of $700. Registration is $100 per player. ($80 if you register on or before Dec. 15th). Online Registrations opens begins November 27th, 2014. The tournament will be held in Marin and the Marguerita C. Johnson Senior Center, 640 Drake Ave. in Marin City. For more info, call Leonard at 1-877-604-0702 ex 202, or click here.
Urban Legends USA Talent Competition
Sunday, December 21st
Sign up now or come be an audience member, for Urban Legends USA Talent Competition (All Ages Welcomed) taping live inside The New Parish (579 18th St) Sunday December 21st 2p-6p in Oakland. This event will be hosted by spoken word artist and television personality "PRENTICE POWELL. Processed will be donated to Camp Akili. For more info follow us on facebook,instagram and twitter @urbanlegendsusa or visit www.UrbanLegendsUSA.com.
NOW -December 28th
The holidays are here! Enjoy one of the largest Christmas displays and musical light shows in the East Bay. Admission is FREE but donations will be accepted for the Katie-Grace Fund of the Children's Organ Transplant Association. The event will be held at 1185 Pine Lane, Clayton, CA 94517. Light shows will take place every thirty minutes from 6pm to 8:30pm. The show will be directed by award-winning lighting designre Jeff Holmes and there will be different concert series to enjoy as well! For more information, click here.
CONSIDER TEACHING AS A VIABLE CAREER OPTION
Thursday, January 15th
Teach Tomorrow In Oakland (TTO) is committed to recruiting and retaining teachers who reflect the diverse student population in Oakland public schools. If you are ready to make a difference in your community consider teaching as a career option. If you have a bachelor's degrees and ready to make a career change with an interest in teaching math, science or in elementary school, let TTO help you navigate through the process. Register today to attend TTO's next information session by clicking here