This summer, several organizations joined together to run a community-wide school supply drive called “Equipped 4 Success.” Our goal was to fill backpacks with school supplies for 800 low-income students served by the Alameda Unified School District’s McKinney-Vento program for homeless families, the Alameda Point Collaborative for formerly homeless families, and the Alameda Boys and Girls Club.
Thanks to you, we not only achieved this goal, we surpassed it and have so far helped over 900 Alameda children start school equipped for success!
We would like to particularly thank the following businesses and organizations for their support and donations: Alameda South Shore Center, Peter’s Kettle Corn, Office Max at South Shore, Pottery Barn, VF Outdoor and The Family Giving Tree. The following businesses and organizations hosted donation drives and/or bins for the effort: Alameda Fire Department, Alameda Free Library, Alameda Municipal Power, Alameda Recreation and Parks Department, Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, Bank of Alameda , Bladium Sports & Fitness Club, Bon Voyage Luggage, Coffee & Tea Traders, Financial Benefits Credit Union , Harbor Bay Club, Towne Cleaners, Tucker’s Ice Cream, Perforce Software, Bay Area Chinese Bible Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Christ Episcopal Church, Twin Towers UMC, and Bayport Residents.
But most of all, we would like to thank the Alameda community for once again proving that Alameda is a community that truly cares about its youth.
“Equipped 4 Success” was sponsored by the Alameda Education Foundation; the Alameda Unified School District; the Alameda Point Collaborative; the Alameda Boys and Girls Club; and the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and Families.