November 13, 2012
Dear Generous Gift Giver,
The RYSE Youth Center is excited to partner with the Office of Supervisor John Gioia in hosting a Holiday Toy Drive for students at Verde Elementary (5 to 14 years) in North Richmond and children (newborn to 14 years old) attending RYSE’s Winter Wonderland event on Saturday, December 8 from 2-5pm.
To ensure that every child receives a brand new toy this holiday season, we are asking for your support by making a toy or monetary donation. If you wish to participate, we kindly request that all donated toys be new/unopened, unwrapped and a minimum $10.00 value. All financial contributions will be used to purchase additional toys for the event. The drop off center* for toy and monetary donations will be held at the RYSE Youth Center located at:
205 41st Street Richmond, CA 94805
checks can be made payable to the “RYSE Youth Center”.
For online contributions, please go to:
and, when processing payment, please include “Toy Drive” in PO Number box.
*The RYSE Center will be accepting toys until Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:00pm.
RYSE’s Winter Wonderland event will be at no cost to those who wish to attend. The event will be held in celebration of our grand opening of RYSE OUTSYDE; a safe outdoor space built for our youth members to participate in a variety of performing arts and health and wellness activities including dancing, music performances, visual arts, sports, exercise and gardening. The program will include a toy give-away food, music, arts and crafts, tree decorating, snow machine, raffles, prizes and more!
For more information or questions, please contact Development Associate, Raquel
Toledo, at 510.374.3401; email
We thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.
Media, Arts, & Cutlure Director