The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF), the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD), the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), the Alameda Boys & Girls Club (Alameda BGC), and the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and Families (ACCYF) are pleased to announce “Equipped for Success” – a community wide drive to collect school supplies for Alameda’s low-income students. “Our goal is to ensure that students begin the first day of class in 2012 with the supplies they need to be successful in the classroom,” said Bill Sonneman, president of AEF.
Supplies will be distributed to low-income students served by the AUSD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Program (homeless is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence), APC (serving formerly homeless families), and the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. The group has established a goal of 800 filled backpacks.
“Equipped for Success” is accepting both cash donations and supplies. Monetary donations may be mailed to Alameda Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1363, Alameda, CA 94502. Please indicate “school supply drive.” You may also donate online here:
- mechanical pencils
- colored pencils
- scissors (for children)
- glue sticks
- spiral notebooks
- binder paper
- pocket folders (3 hole punched)
- 1” three ring binders
- tab dividers (for binders)
- musical instruments (used okay)
- picture frames (used okay)
If you need to make arrangements for drop off or pick up of instruments or frames, please contact email@example.com.
Items may be dropped off at the following locations from June 29th – August 18th :
South Shore Summer Beats Concert Series (July 4 • July 7 • July 21 • Aug. 4 • Aug. 18 • Sep.1)
5:00 – 7:00 PM, Center Court
Cash or check donations may also be brought to the concerts. Please make checks out to AEF and indicate “School Supply Drive.”
Alameda Library - Main Branch
Alameda Parks and Recreation Department - Main Office
Alameda Theatre and Cineplex (main lobby)
Emma Hood Swim Center (Alameda High School)
- Bank of Alameda - Otis St. branch
Bon Voyage Luggage (at South Shore)
Coffee and Tea Traders (at Harbor Bay Landing)
Fire Station #1 (Park and Santa Clara)
Fire Station #2 (635 Pacific)
Towne Cleaners (at South Shore)
- Tucker’s Ice Cream
Peter’s Kettle Corn and wine from R&B Cellars will be available for sale at the concerts with proceeds benefiting the drive!