November 18, 2020    
Join Me For Our Virtual Annual Holiday Party on December 9th
Let's express our gratitude and support North Richmond's Verde Elementary School
This year, for safety, our Annual Office Holiday Party will be held virtually. But it will be just as much fun and it will benefit the children of North Richmond's Verde School!

Please click here to be part of our Zoom Holiday Party from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday, December 9.  
 
We know that many people are enduring hardship and challenge in these times, and they deserve our support. It's so important during this difficult time that we come together and share and express our gratitude for the goodness in our lives.
 
Our Holiday Party will focus on both gratitude for what we have and on helping others. Science proves that practicing gratitude makes us smarter, healthier, more resilient and more empathetic. And helping others makes us feel good and improves the lives of those we help.
 
We'll start off our evening with each of us sharing what we are grateful for. I will then briefly talk about the progress we've made on important issues in Contra Costa County.
 
We'll also hear from Verde Elementary Principal Eric Acosta-Verprauskus about what his amazing teachers, staff, parents, volunteers and children did in 2020 and their goals for 2021. 
 
Starting today, you can also make a check, cash or GoFundMe donation to benefit the children of Verde Elementary School. 
 
This year, we'll buy new books for each student courtesy of West County READS. Last year, you helped provide books and also paint an amazing youth-designed mural in the school's cafeteria. 
 
If you don't use the GoFundMe account, checks should be made payable to the non-profit "CHDC of North Richmond" c/o 2020 Verde School Drive. They can be mailed to my office at 11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D, El Cerrito, CA 94530
 
For the past 22 years, I've sponsored the Verde Elementary benefit drive. It's become one of my favorite holiday traditions. 

If you have questions, please contact Robert Rogers in my office (510-231-8688) or robert.rogers@bos.cccounty.us

A warm thanks in advance for your help and support, and see you on December 9th!
 
WHAT: 
Supervisor Gioia's VIRTUAL Holiday Open House and Party - Gratitude and Helping Others 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, 5pm to 7pm 

WHERE: Just click on this Zoom link

WHY: Share our gratitude, build relationships, and help children in need

WHO: Open to all! 
Sincerely,

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John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone (New Phone Number)