November 13, 2018    
REMINDER: ANNUAL VERDE SCHOOL HOODIE & BOOK DRIVE!
Help students of North Richmond's Verde School while attending my Holiday Community Open House on December 6
You're invited to our Community Open House Holiday Party on Thursday, December 6, from 5 pm to 7 pm, where you can enjoy the holiday spirit with other West County residents and help Verde Elementary School. 

Let's celebrate another year of working together to improve our communities, with a festive atmosphere and delicious food. 

You may also bring a check or cash donation to benefit the children of Verde Elementary School in North Richmond. 

For the past 20 years, we've sponsored  the Verde Elem entary Toy & Coat Drive. It's one of my favorite traditions.

This year, instead of toys, books will be provided to each student courtesy of West County READS. And instead of coats, every student gets a new, warm hoodie with the school's colors and logo. 

We need to raise about $10,000 to cover 395 custom school spirit hoodies and new books. Your tax deductible cash or check donation will help us reach this goal. Those who donate to fund this will be recognized in my newsletter and will receive a personal note of thanks from me for being a part of the Verde Stars team! 

All donations must be received by Friday, December 10.     

Checks should be made payable to the non-profit "CHDC of North Richmond" c/o 2018 Verde Hoodie Drive. 

Thanks to those who have already donated! We are getting closer, but we have a ways to go for Verde!

You can bring your cash or check donations to our Holiday Party on December 6, or mail them to my office at  11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D, El Cerrito, CA 94530  (Just north of Cutting Blvd). 

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! 

WHAT: 
Supervisor John Gioia's Annual Holiday Community Open House and Party

WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 5 pm to 7 pm

WHERE: Supervisor Gioia's Office, 11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D, El Cerrito 

WHY: Celebrate our accomplishments together!

WHO: Open to all! 

MORE: There will be free refreshments and snacks, festive decor and welcoming atmosphere. We will have great desserts courtesy of our local Galaxy Desserts! 
Sincerely,
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)