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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.”


Second Start Can Help

If you are an English-speaking adult who wants to improve your reading and writing skills, Second Start at the Oakland Public Library can help. Please call Second Start at 510-238-3432 for more information.


Only You Can Prevent Wildfires…

Before leaving your campfire, remember to drown it, stir it, drown it again, and feel with the back of your hand if it’s cold. Click here. for more info. Only you can prevent wildfires. This message is brought to you by the US Forest Service, your state forester, and the Ad Council.

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.
The East Bay HIREvent
Tuesday, October 21st
Jobseekers can treat themselves to a roomful of employers with immediate openings at the East Bay HIREvent. Dress to impress and introduce yourself to recruiters from both the private and public sector, all of whom are eager to hire at this free event. If your resume is a fright, experts will be on hand to work their magic!  The East Bay HIREvent is happening Tuesday, October 21st from 12pm to 4pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 Powell Street, on the waterfront in Emeryville. To learn more, visit and click “Job Fairs” or call 888-THE-JOBS.
The David E. Glover Legacy Awards
Wednesday, October 22nd
The OCCUR Board of Directors and Advisors are hosting The David E. Glover Legacy Awards on Wednesday, October 22nd from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Impact Hub in Oakland located at 2323 Broadway. The legacy awards will highlight individuals that have made a difference in the lives of others and a great impact in our community. Come out and support! For more information, click here.

Senior Wellness Fair
Thursday, October 23rd

Hey Seniors!  Want to build a healthier lifestyle and improve your wellness? Then head out to the Senior Wellness Fair, Thursday, October 23rd from 9am-12:30pm at the Timpany Center, 730 Empey Way in San Jose.  Get FREE information, screenings and more. For more info, call 408-755-7600 or click here.


The San Francisco Antiques Show
October 23rd-26th

Benefiting Enterprise for High School Students, the San Francisco Antiques Show is the oldest continuously operating international art and antiques fair on the West Coast, featuring approximately 60 distinguished dealers from North America and Europe. October 23rd-26th. Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. Admission $15 in advance/$20 at the door. (415) 989-9019,


A Long And Winery Road
Friday, October 24th
The Community Resources for Independent Living – (CRIL) will be celebrating 35 wonderful yrs of serving people with disabilities all over the Bay Area and to celebrate with a bang, there will be a fundraiser on Oct 24 from 6:30-9:30p at Las Positas Vinyard located @ 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore and yes this event is open to everyone there will be a raffle give away also great music by DJ Alex Reyes from Fremont. If you would like more info about the fundraiser, check out their official website,


Win Money For Your School
Ends October 24th

Would your high school like a chance to win a grant of up to $100,000 – and maybe even a chance at a private concert by The Band Perry? Your high school could win, by making commitments to safe driving with Celebrate My Drive powered by State Farm. Make your safe driving commitment today at Celebrate My To learn more, call State Farm agent VICKIE STEPHENS at 510-796-8164.
No purchase necessary. Ends October 24th, 2014.


Breast Cancer Awareness IV Concert/Event 
Saturday, October 25th

Join G-MAC PRODUCTIONS at our Breast Cancer Awareness IV Concert/Event on October 25th, at 401 California Ave, Treasure Island in San Francisco at 7:00pm – 2am. The evening will be comprised of educational presentations, musical guests and humanitarian honor awards.  The legendary Christopher Williams will be our featured artist at this years’ event, other artists include: Ric Alexander, Jon Saxx and Dee Dee Simon. For more information, please call Pam Tate-Roger 415.505.1699 or Gregory McFarland at 916.730.3826, order tickets or email us at, if you have any questions.


Save Our Sons
Sunday, October 25th
Join the Church by the side of the Road's Social Justice Committee on Saturday, October 25th from 8:30am to 1:30pm for the Save Our Sons Conference where a panel of experts will gather to engage our youth, their parents and loved ones to provide workable strategies for survival in this ever so complex and hostile world. . Young African American males throughout the Bay Area are under siege. At The Church by the Side of the Road, we refuse to stand by and do nothing to save them. We believe in the old African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." For more information, call 510-644-1263.

The Lupus Foundation of America
Sunday, October 26th

Join The Lupus Foundation of America on October 26th at the Golden Gate Park- Music Concourse Bandshell for the Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus NowTM event in San Francisco, part of America’s largest lupus walk program. The walk raises awareness and money for lupus research and education to for those who feel the brutal impact of lupus in your community.  Every step you take and every dollar you raise supports the Lupus Foundation of America’s mission to solve the mystery of lupus -- one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases.  Help us solve the cruel mystery -- for more information and to sign up today click here.


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.


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.
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.

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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