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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.
BE SURE TO LISTEN TO THE KBLX COMMUNITY SHOW, BAYVIEW, HOSTED BY NIKKI THOMAS, SATURDAY MORNINGS AT 5:30AM!


Here’s What’s Going On In The Community

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. You can reach Lenora by email at williamsLL@aol.com

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 

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

Do you know an adult who wants to improve at reading and writing? The Second Start Program at Oakland Public Library helps English-speaking adults build basic literacy skills through one-on-one tutoring and small classes. It’s FREE and confidential.Get a Second Start today.
Call 510-238-3432 or click here for more information.
 
When You Wash Your Car...
 
Next time you need to clean your car, park and wash it on grass or gravel without soap to avoid runoff. Or even better – go to a car wash where the water will be treated and recycled. When you wash your car on paved surfaces, chemicals and other pollutants – including your soapy water – end up in our storm drains and enter our waterways. This harms the fish, plants, and wildlife in the Bay Area and ocean. To help reduce stormwater pollution, Click here for more information.
 
African American Men Let Your Voice Be Heard

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.

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Raley's, Bel Air and Nob Hill Markets' Summer Donation Drive
NOW- July 31st
 
Help provide fresh fruits and veggies to a food bank in your community! NOW through July 31st, all Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Markets will hold a summer donation drive. Donate $1 to Food For Families and Raley’s will match it, up to $25,000!  All donations stay local! For more information, go to www.foodforfamilies.org
 

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

Flower Power Luncheon
Wednesday, August 5th
 
The 11th annual Flower Power Luncheon on Wednesday, August 5th, starting at 11am, will be blooming wonderful! Enjoy a silent auction, luncheon and floral design show with renowned floral designer, Ron Morgan. Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army’s Back to School programs. For details, click here. 
 

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.

7th Annual Afternoon Delight Benefit: "Jazz with a View"
Sunday, August 9th, 2015
 
On Sunday August 9th from 2:00 to 5:00pm, the Alameda Contra Costa Chapter of The Links, Inccorporated (ACCL) will sponsor the 7th Annual "Afternoon Delight Benefit: Jazz with a View" at The University Club at Cal Memorial Stadium. This year's event will feature a pre-event VIP champagne reception that includes a "Black Lives Matter" discussion with National President of The Links, Incorporated--Dr. Glenda Newell Harris, as well as the former Chair of the Black Panther Party Elaine Brown, Senior VP and Chief Diversity Officer of Kaiser Permanente Dr. Ronald Copeland, and others. For information, call (510) 409-9921 or click here.
 
Kids Carnival at Golden Gate Fields
Saturday, August 9th
 
Everyone is invited to come out to a Kids Carnival at Golden Gate Fields racetrack in Berkeley from 10 - 3 on Sunday, August 9th.  There will be all sorts of fun for youngsters including games, pony rides, entertainers, critters, face painting, and bouncy houses. Entry is $1 and parking is free.  The carnival supports City Horse, a non-profit project that enables at-risk high school students to gain life lessons and academic credit toward graduation thru horsemanship.  More information is available at www.cityhorse.us  We hope to see you there!
 
The Power to Press Forward
August 9th-12th

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
August 13th-15th

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: judahfest11@gmail.com.  

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 atbchealthfair@gmail.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.

Transition Aged Youth (TAY) Youth Summit
August 20th - 21st 
 
Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS) is a non-profit organization who aim to overcome adversity and defy the status quo. They offer new solutions for wellness and lead by example that mental health recovery is possible. PEERS is presenting their first annual youth and youth adult focused summit, "Let's Talk Transitions: Sharing Resources to Revolutionize Mental Health for Young and Young Adults" at Cal State East Bay on August 20th and 21st. They will identify cross-system solutions to improve the mental health of youth and young adults by breaking the mold of the silo structures of systems. To take part in this summit, head over to http://www.peersnet.org/lets-talk-transitions to register. 
 

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.

 
MUSIC ON THE MAIN
Wednesday, August 26th
 
Summertime in Downtown Richmond means music, food, and fun for the entire family! Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) will present the 14th annual Music on the Main on August 26th, from 5:00 to 7:30pm, featuring BeauFunk with Michael Jeffries, The Reed Fromer Band, Andrew Thierry, and Caribbean Allstars. For more information and to read about the RMSI's events and programs, click here OR visit their facebook page
 
Young Investors Wall Street Summer Camp
NOW - August 28th
 
Future Investor Club of America presents the Young Investors Wall Street Summer camp program for kids and teens at City College of San Francisco (Ocean Campus - 50 Phelan Avenue in San Francisco). This is the 18th Annual program designed to increase the business and financial intelligence of students. This program is open to kids between the age of 8-19. For more information, head to their website (http://www.ficacamps.com/) or call 888-320-9990.
 
The Taylor Family Foundation's 25th Annual Day in the Park
Sunday, August 30th
 
On Sunday, August 30th at Camp Arroyo (5555 Arroyo Rd in Livermore) join the Taylor Family Foundation in celebrating its 25 years of the annual Day in the Park auction. The Taylor Family Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed to preserve the wellness and enhance the quailty of life for children in Northern California living with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk through unique therapeutic experiences and support. Proceeds will help support this goal. For more information or to purchase your tickets, www.ttff.org or call (925) 455-5118.  
 
Shoes for School Campaign
NOW- August 30th
 
Help provide shoes and other items to 1,000 low-income students during the school year. The Lend a Hand Foundation is ensuring students get to stay in school. Your contribution will eliminate some of the barriers that are keeping students from succeeding. Donations can be sent to the Lend a Hand Foundation --- 7730 Pardee Drive in Oakland or for monetary donations, check out lendahandfoundation.org.
 
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Bay Area & Western Chapter) - 5th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, September 11th
 
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Bay Area & Western Chapter) is a non-profit veterans organization serving veterans with spinal cord dysfunction in Northern California and the Pacific Islands. On Friday, September 11th, the organization will hold its 5th Annual Golf Tournament at TPC Harding Park (99 Harding Road in San Francisco). Proceeds will help support wheelchair atheletes in adaptive sports program and research to help find a cure for paralysis. To find out more information or to sign up, head to their Eventbrite page
 

Alameda County Community Food Bank
September 18th-20th

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. 

Starry Night8.5K
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.

Wheels for Meals Ride
Saturday, October 17th
 
Join us at Shadow Cliffs Park in Pleasanton for Wheels for Meals Ride and cycle to fight senior hunger in the 7th annual ride benefiting Alameda County Meals on Wheels. Tour the scenic Livermore Valley and then return to a celebration complete with entertainment, a delicious BBQ lunch and family-friendly fun! To register and learn more about the fully-supported routes, check out their website at http://www.wheelsformealsride.com/.
 
 

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