December 2, 2016    
Let's celebrate together & 
help students in North Richmond 
The Holidays are coming and I want to invite you to my annual Open House Holiday Party, where we can celebrate the positive work we did in 2016  and s hare with those in need. 

My Holiday Open House and Verde School Holiday Drive will be at my District Office on Tuesday, December 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

We'll enjoy light appetizers, desserts from local company Galaxy Desserts, and refreshments. We can chat about what we're grateful for and what we can do together in the future. 
My office is located at 11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D, El Cerrito, CA  94530  (1 block north of El Cerrito Del Norte BART).
RSVP by emailing or calling 510-231-8688. 

Just like last year, the party is also an opportunity to gather donations  so that we can provide school spirit polo shirts and new books to every student at Verde Elementary School in North Richmond. 
To donate, you can drop off your check or cash at the Open House party, or mail your donation to my office (address above). Checks should be made payable to the Neighborhood House of North Richmond with "Verde School Drive" in the memo. (Donations must be received by December 9.)

For the past 18 years, we've sponsored  a drive for the kids at Verde Elementary. 

This year's drive will fund books for every student courtesy of West County READS and a new polo shirt with a logo designed by the school! Also, we'll provide books to all the kids in Head Start at Verde and in the childcare center at the Las Deltas Housing Projects. Last year, you helped us give the students customized Hoodies (seen in the photo above). 

Thanks to great work by parents, educators and students, Verde is a shining light in North Richmond. We are proud to support the success of these children, and we need your help again this year. 

A warm thanks in advance for your help and support! See you at the party on December 6! 
John   QR Code
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)