The Alameda Education Foundation is making a last-minute push for school supplies and volunteers.
On Thursday, August 26, volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the AEF Teacher Supply Store. Volunteers will prepare supplies and other items for the store’s 2010-2011 our grand re-opening.
As part of the group’s work in welcoming Alameda’s teachers back to work, volunteers are needed to sort recent donations and clean up the outside garden and playground areas, used by a nearby pre-school.
The store is located in Portable Building # 7, behind the Woodstock Education Center at Third Street and Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway (formerly Atlantic Avenue). To get there, turn left onto Third from Ralph Appezzato and take an immediate left onto the driveway next to the building; then follow the driveway to the parking lot.
From 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow, August 26, volunteers are needed to support Alameda’s homeless youth by putting together backpacks and organizing school supplies from the AEF School Supply drive. AEF says it has over 200 backpacks and lots of supplies!
Come to Alameda Towne Centre, starting at 1 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers are asked to meet near the Zeytini Restaurant (in the corridor between Trader Joes & Safeway.)
AEF says some staff members and volunteers will be at the shopping center until the backpacks are filled.
Also, on Thursday and on Saturday, August 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., more school supplies will be collected during the Summer Beats Concert Series at Alameda Towne Centre.
Here’s what AEF still wants to collect for the kids:
– Scientific Calculators
– Pencil Boxes and pencil bags
– Scissors (4 inches and smaller with metal edges) and
– Colored Pencils
Donations are being distributed through Alameda Family Support Services.
Donations can also be brought to Tuckers Ice Cream, the Bank Of Alameda on Park Street, and Color Me Mine in Alameda Towne Centre.
AEF also wants to thank the community for its support — including Pat Schmitz (in the above photo), who delivered a fantastic supply of donations on August 12 on behalf of St. Joseph Homeless & Shelter Services Ministry.