November, 2016 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director
There is always something to be thankful for.
As November rolled in, I waited in anticipation for the election cycle to be over. The rhetoric of the campaigns made me weary. We live in a deeply divided nation, yet I am thankful to live in California and serve in Alameda County where we see citizens rise up and reject the oppression and marginalization of fellow citizens or immigrants who want to be part of the fabric of America.
Equity demands we give people resources and services they need to help ensure they have an opportunity and access to attaining a sustainable life for themselves and their families.  I am thankful to work for an organization that provides resources and services which provide concrete support for parents, children and the child care community.
At 4Cs we believe that, regardless of color, race, language, gender, or socioeconomic status, all parents love and want the best for their children. I am thankful for parents and grateful for the opportunity to serve them via our work.
  • Parents who contact us for child care consultation and technical assistance when seeking child care.
  • Parents who come to us to enroll in CalFresh so they can provide good food and nutrition for their families.
  • Parents who count on us to make child care payments to providers that serve their children.
I am especially thankful for the many early care and education professionals that serve our children in homes and centers day after day with far too little pay and not nearly enough recognition for the work they do nurturing and educating the children or supporting families.
This work is hard. Not everyone believes that we have a responsibility to help others help themselves. I am thankful for all the partnering agencies that work collectively to provide safety net and support services.  I am thankful for those who give of their time, talent, and treasure to support our work.  Most of all, at this time of unrest, I am thankful for our Board of Directors and more than 60 staff members that commit themselves to the work of 4Cs. 

Be Well,

Renee S. Herzfeld  
2015-2016 Annual Report Released
4Cs' Successes Recap 

Community Child Care Council of Alameda County's 2016 Annual Report has been published and we are excited to share with you the results of the work and partnerships of 4Cs of Alameda County in our Community. View our 2015-2016 Annual Report here to read a letter from our Board President and Executive Director, find out how many Alameda County families 4Cs served, our donor highlights, and a special piece about the Parent Empowerment Project in Oakland. 
4Cs #GivingTuesday Online Auction 
November 29 - December 5th

On Tuesday, November 29th, in partnership with #GivingTuesday - The National Day of Giving - 4Cs of Alameda County will kick-off a one-week-long online online auction to raise money to support the programs and services for families and children in our community. We are excited to have some amazing auction prizes to bid on, including:
  • Tickets to performances at American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, San Francisco Opera, and San Francisco Ballet
  • Admission tickets to Bay Area Discovery Museum, California Academy of Science, Children's Creativity Museum, Exploratorium, Fairyland, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gilroy Gardens, Happy Hallow, Oakland Zoo, and attractions at Pier 39    
  • VIP tickets to a San Jose Sharks game, Brenden Dillon signed hockey puck, Sergio Romo Signed baseball, and tickets to a San Francisco 49ers game
  • And other goodies from AMC Theaters, Boomers, BurgerMeister, Numi Tea, Pizza My Heart, and more!
Visit on November 29th to bid!

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