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Community Organizations - PSA Submission Guidelines

Hi, I'm Nikki Thomas, News and Public Affairs Director at 102.9 The New KBLX. We are proud to be your connection to everything that’s happening in the Bay Area community! Stay informed and involved with KBLX’s community programming: Community Connection, PSA’s, and Bayview. If your nonprofit has an event or volunteer opportunity you’d like to share with the KBLX Community, click here to submit.

Please follow the guidelines below if you would like to submit your Public Service Announcement for consideration or if you would like to submit your nonprofit organization for a guest slot on Bayview.

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

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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 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 , find a drive near you, and be a lifesaver. Blood Centers of the Pacific gratefully accepts all blood types.”

Adopt A Special Kid (AASK)
There is always room to expand skills and perspectives in raising and working with children. Adopt a Special Kid invites you to join us in our FREE workshop series for those interested in or having already adopted, and professionals who work in foster care and adoption services.  These fun, educational opportunities will be held in the Oakland throughout the year! To register and find out more, please go to or call 510-553-1748 ext.13.

Veterans Matter 

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

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!


Mobilizing for Leadership & Power
Saturday, November 1st

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.


Best Buddies
Sunday, November 2nd

There are nearly 250 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities worldwide. Join Best Buddies Sunday, November 2nd for the “It’s All Good Gala” in Palo Alto. Together, we can help raise funds and awareness toward creating a world of less exclusion and more friendships. For more information, call 415-371-1169 or click here.

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

Come out to the 2nd Annual "Men Creating Peace Fundraiser" to stop Domestic violence on Saturday, November 8th from 6:30pm to 10pm at the Transmission Gallery, 770 W. Grand Ave in Oakland. Enjoy caribbean food, dancing, raffle, silent auction and drinks.

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  .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


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.

Project Avary
Friday, November 14th
Project Avary is dedicated to improving life outcomes for children with parents in Prison. They provide long-term support that includes enrichment activities, outdoor education, leadership and life skills training for children and teens. Join Piper Kerman, bestselling author of Orange is the New Black, for dinner and an evening filled with inspiring and candid stories. This is a benefit for Project Avary who works to improve life outcomes for kids with parents in prison. Come ou Friday, November 14th to the Great American Music Hall at 859 O'Farell Street in San Francisco from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. For more information and tickets, 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.


Steppin' Towards Science
Saturday, November 22nd
On Saturday, November 22, Urban Heat Academy (UHA) and Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc. (SEM Link) will host the “Steppin towards Science” Step Show Competition and Science Fair.  The event will take place from 11:00am to 5:30pm at Roots International Academy located at 1390 66th Avenue in Oakland. UHA and SEM Link are partnering to host this event  for youth and their families to  engage youth in hands on science, explore science careers, see the connect between science and stepping and expose youth to college culture. The Science Fair, which takes place from 11:00 am-1:00 pm will engage attendees in hands-on science demonstrations and showcase real world applications of science. The Step Show Competition, which doors open at 2:00 pm, allows for the best elementary, middle and high school step teams throughout Northern California to compete on one stage This family event will also include food and music. For more information about the event contact us via email at or phone at (916)546-5429.
Oakland Cal Ripken Babe Ruth
NOW - December 31st
Baseball is coming! Sign up for the Oakland Cal Ripken Babe Ruth 2015 Season. Call the League President, Mr. Butler at 510-395-4753 or click here to visit the website. 

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