From our CEO,
Kelly O'Lague Dulka, MSW

 “Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.”
―John D. Rockefeller Jr.

As you make your end of the year giving decisions, we hope you will think of Hively.

Every day we stretch our dollars to maximize our impact to help children and families thrive.
We provide everything from diapers, baby clothes and car seats to assistance accessing critical resources like child care, health care and housing.

Instead of thinking of Hively as a safety net, we like to think of it as a thriving hive, filled with the hustle and buzz that come from helping children and families in our community lead happier, healthier lives.

Tuesday, December 3rd is a national day of giving.
Please consider a gift to Hively on Giving Tuesday. You can make your donation of any size here.

Here's what your contribution can fund:

  • $10 baby wipes for five families
  • $35 a month's supply of diapers for one baby/toddler
  • $50 mommy and me playgroup for a month
  • $100 counseling appointment for a child or teen
  • $500 trauma training for 20 parents and child care providers

As always, we invite you to be part of our Hively community! We work every day to improve the lives of the children and families in our community. There is so much to do. Will you help us? For more information on how you can get involved, email us at [email protected].
Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus

December 7th
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Kick off the holiday season and
join Hively, Santa and Mrs. Claus for breakfast!

Bring your Christmas list and take a FREE picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy holiday music, pancakes, sausage, coffee, and hot chocolate.

ADULT: $10.00 | CHILD: $5.00
Volunteers Needed!

Hively's mission is to provide resources and support to ensure that everyone in our community feels supported, cared for, and able to thrive. We love volunteers, both individuals and groups!

If you are passionate about helping families in Alameda County be successful then consider volunteering at Hively.

Join us. We will be sorting donations at our Pleasanton location every Monday and Wednesday, 1PM - 5PM.
Children's Health and Child Care Initiative Alameda County 2020

We did it! Last week twenty boxes and one bundle of petitions were submitted to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters! This is a big step forward in providing quality health care, services, child care, and education for our families and communities, as well as increase the wages of our important child care providers and educators.

Hively would like to thank all of the volunteers, parents, and child care providers that hit the streets to collect signatures from their friends, family and community. Hively collected over 550 signatures! We could not have done it without you!

Next steps? The Alameda County Registrar will count and verify each signature. While we wait, join Parent Voices of Oakland's new Facebook group  Child Care for All Alameda County  to stay up to date on all the progress we are making together! You can also endorse the initiative by clicking below!
Trauma Informed Care Series!
Our Trauma Informed Care Series is well under way, but it is not too late to register for upcoming training opportunities!
Recognizing the Signs of Depression and Anxiety
in Children and Teens

January 8th & 22nd
6.30PM - 8.30PM
Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children and one in four teens. Research shows that untreated children and teens with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse and other self-destructive behaviors. Anxiety disorders often co-occur with depression as well as eating disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and others.

With treatment and support, children and teens can learn how to successfully manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression and live healthy, happy lives. It is critical that those in the child’s system of support be able to identify the signs of depression and anxiety and know when s/he needs help.

Join Hively CEO and licensed therapist, Kelly O’Lague Dulka, MSW, LCSW to learn how to recognize the signs of depression and anxiety in children and teens and what steps to take when you do.

Dinner Provided.
Click to see future Trauma Informed Care Training Dates!
Hively Diaper Pantry!
Hively is excited to announce it has received funding from Share the Spirit East Bay , a program of the Bay Area News Group – East Bay Times, administered by the Contra Costa Crisis Center. Share the Spirit has been helping East Bay families during the holidays for nearly three decades!

Hively also recieved a very generous donation from 8 year old Gianna , Gianna pulled her change together to donate $25.98 to the Hively Diaper Pantry.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 548 also donated 3,805 diapers, a pack'n play, children's clothes, books and toys!

Thank you so much to all of our community members that continue to help us support the babies in our community.
We couldn't do it without you.

Interested in hosting a Diaper Drive? Click below to learn how you can help!
Hively in Sacramento!
Hively joined over 700 attendees at this year's CAPPA and Resource & Referral Network Annual Conference! Information was shared and connections were made to allow us to bring back resources for our community.
Not only did Hively CEO, Kelly O'Lague Dulka facilitate 3 workshops, and Vanessa Dilks, Director of Community Services, help plan the big event as a Conference Committee member, we were also a conference sponsor! Each person in attendance received one of our reusable water bottles.
Family Read Night!
Hively had so much fun at our annual Halloween Family Read Night! Children joined us to listen to Halloween stories, decorate trick or treat bags, and have a glow stick dance party!
Every child that attended got to take 2 books home with them!

Joanna Livingston with stopped by to help us read and even donated 216 brand new books for our Hively Diaper Pantry!

Check out our Instagram Page for more pictures!
For our Families

 Wednesday Night Shopping!
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday | December 11th | 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Don't forget, Hively's Community Closet is open every Tuesday and Thursday and selected Wednesday nights!

Stay up to date on our Wednesday night shopping dates by visiting our website's Community Calendar, or by clicking below!

 Tri-Valley Career Center
Looking for work? The Tri-Valley Career Center can help! Regardless of the profession or industry, the Tri-Valley Career Center will guide community members through the entire job search process so you can be competitive with today's job market.

Check out their upcoming events.
For our Child Care Providers

Green Child Care
Little changes that can lead to BIG impacts! Are you interested in learning more about waste management? Alameda County Green Child Care provides FREE services including waste audits and assessments, recycling and compost bins for the classroom, teacher and staff training and more!

Click below for more information!
Upcoming Events & Training
December 3rd
Breastfeeding 101
6.00PM - 8.00PM
December 5th
Baking Adventures
10.00AM - 11.00AM

To register, contact 925.249.3923
December 9th
An Evening with Community Care Licensing
6.30PM - 8.15PM
December 12th
Teaching with STEM on a Budget
6.30PM - 8.30PM
Hively will be closed Tuesday, December 24th through
Wednesday, January 1st.
Our Diaper Darlings
Satabhish Aeka ~ Afsheen Afzal ~ Shruti Agarwal ~ Diane Anderson ~ Anne Andrade ~ Salvation Army ~ Julie Ashmore ~ Jane Kraemer Baker ~ Kelly Bair ~ Chaitali Bandyopadhyay ~ Mary Baptist ~ Deborah Barker~ Vince Barletta ~ Jack Bergman ~ Denise Berkowitz ~ Kathy Bernandez  ~  Blazing Fire Church ~ Boys Scouts of America Troop 548~ Boys Team Charity Pleasanton League  ~  Lenisha Brewer ~ Danielle Breeden ~ Nicola Brown ~ Randy Brown ~ Tracy Brown ~ Jill Buck  ~  Sharon Caldeira ~ Julie Camberg ~ Judith Caminiti ~ Diane Carew-Mundschau ~ Amy Carr ~ Eric & Paulette Carr ~ Celebration Church ~ Carrie Chambers ~ Joe Chapman~ Kristen Charlson ~ Sue Cheney ~ Viviana Cherman ~ Ann Clark ~ Noelita Conlogue ~ Alice Conover ~ Crosswinds Church  ~ Kate D'Or ~ Bibek Das ~ Ian Davidson ~ Carolyn Daw ~ Mike and Tammy Dean ~ Chuck Deckert ~ Delia & Charlie DeLaRosa ~ Nicole Denney ~ Camille Denzel ~ Alyssa de Quina ~ Shelley Despotakis ~ Louise D'Onofrio ~ Dublin Unified School District ~ Annie Dulka ~ Kathy Dulka ~ Kelly O'Lague Dulka ~ Kristen Duncan Anderson ~ Ryan Duncan Anderson ~ Captain Craig Eicher ~ Amanda and Victor Ferrer ~ Marilyn Foletta ~ Free to Be Me Child Care ~ Kendra Frerich ~ Helen Fulgado ~ Lisa Garcia ~ Lori and Paul Garcia ~ Marty Garcia-Cotter ~ Rachael Gass ~ Kristen Geller ~ Gingerbread Preschool ~ Erin Green ~ Kristie Gross ~ Charlotte Guinn ~ Mariana Guzzardo ~ Marcus Halluin ~ Noelle Hannula ~ Jim Hanscom ~ Ann Harper ~ Hindu Community and Cultural Center ~ Jamie Hintzke ~ Angela & Garrett Holmes ~ Becky Hopkins ~ Jennifer Hosterman ~ Bonita F. Hourel ~ Amanda Houston ~ Tami Ingram ~ John Evans Cellars ~ Avadhani Jonnavithula ~ Meghan Jorgensen ~ Kaiser Livermore Pharmacy Call Center ~ Karen Kallestad-Miller ~ Nikki Kotz ~ Sara Kwan ~ Susan Kuchta ~ Merrilee Kupras ~ Lakeshore Learning ~ Kimberly LaRosa ~ LaDonna and Gary Leach ~ Livermore Area Recreation and Park District - Morale Committee ~ Joanna Livingston ~ Sisi Mac ~ Theresa Mailander ~ Hena Malik ~ Deene Malone ~ Sarah Mann ~ Ken Mano ~ Marilyn Mattoon ~ Debbie Marshall ~ Helen Martin ~ Clarence Mayott ~ Ruby Metre ~ Kurt McAninch ~Ruth McAninch ~ Michelle McDonald ~ Stephanie McGough ~ Joelle McGlothlin ~ Kimberly McLellan ~ Tiana Megofna   ~ Gianna Micali ~ Amy Miller ~ Mary Millet ~ Mollie Molin ~ Wendy Montgomery ~ Kathy Morrison ~ Nancy Mullins ~ Lacey Munson ~ Alice Nakanishi ~ Dorian Nasby ~ National Charity League ~ Debbie Nemecek ~ Diane Nico ~ North Pleasanton Rotary Club ~ Jeremiah Olson ~ Renee Palm ~ Dezarae Patterson ~ Pleasanton Boys Team Charity ~ Colin and Anneke Proudfoot ~ Woody Queen ~ Kathleen Redmond ~ Angela Register ~ Tami Resendez ~ Heather Rizzoli ~ Rotary Club of Pleasanton ~ Bonnie Russell ~ The Safeway Foundation ~ Saint Raymond Catholic Church WINGS Group ~ Gwen Salzborn ~ Lucinda Scanlan ~ Susan Schall ~ Share the Spirit East Bay News Group ~ Laurie Shields ~ Toni Sims ~ Harshmeet Singh ~ Dina Sklovskaya ~ Janel Sloan ~ Linda Smith ~ Jennifer Solari ~ Solid Rock Church of God in Christ ~ St. Clare's Episcopal Church ~ Dick Stafford ~ Marie and Padraig Stapleton ~ Marissa Stein ~ Diane Tamisika ~ Angela Tan ~ Bob Tedrick ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ~ Arevik Tigranyan ~ Stefanie Tomlinson ~ Diane Totaro ~ Lori Traverso ~ Valley Community Church ~ Valley Family Child Care Association ~ Austin Verive ~ Arany Uthayakumar ~ Katherine Wade ~ Walmart Community Grants Team Facility #5426 Fremont - Kelli Walter ~ Albrae St. Location ~ Julie Weber ~ Nafiya Weston ~ Dawn Wilson ~ Marjorie Wong-Gilmore ~ Wood Family Vineyards ~ Carly Yamaichi ~ Lea Yancey ~ Kathy Young