As the holidays near, we're again collecting new toys and coats for children at Verde Elementary School in North Richmond.
This is the 15th year I'm co-sponsoring a holiday celebration at Verde along with the City of Richmond, where every child receives a new toy and jacket thanks to the generosity of the community. It's one of my favorite traditions.
We're collecting for all students from kindergarten to 6th grade. Cash or check donations are especially welcome and tax deductible. All donations must be received by Friday, December 6th.
Checks should be made payable to the non-profit Neighborhood House of North Richmond c/o 2013 Verde Toy and Coat Drive. Toys must be unwrapped. We prefer NEW light jackets (instead of heavy winter/snow coats) sizes XS to XXL. Children will be able to wear these year-round.
Donations and checks can be dropped off or mailed to my office, 11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D, El Cerrito, CA 94530. Just north of the El Cerrito Del Norte BART Station.
If you have questions, please contact Luz Gomez in my office. (510-231-8689.)
A warm thanks in advance for your help and support.