October 24, 2019    
OUR ANNUAL VERDE SCHOOL CHILDREN'S BENEFIT DRIVE!
Help students of North Richmond's Verde School while attending our Holiday Community Open House on December 10
You're invited to my  Open House Community Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 10, from 5 pm to 7 pm, where you will have a chance to help North Richmond's Verde Elementary School. 

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

You can also bring a check or cash donation to benefit the children of Verde Elementary School.  

For the past 21 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 or school spirit hoodies, we're sponsoring a youth mural project to help beautify the school. (The students are still wearing last year's hoodies!) 

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

Our goal is to raise about $6,000 to cover supplies and student stipends for the school mural, along with two books each for the 390 students at Verde. Your tax deductible cash or check donation will help us reach this goal. 

Those who donate to fund this effort will be recognized in our newsletter and will receive a personal note of thanks from me for being a part of the Verde Stars team! Donors who provide more than $1,000 will have their names recognized on the mural! 

All donations must be received by Tuesday, December 10.    

Checks should be made payable to the non-profit "CHDC of North Richmond" c/o 2019 Verde School Drive. 

You can bring your cash or check donations to our Holiday Party on December 10, or mail them or drop them off anytime at 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 Open House and Party

WHEN: Tuesday, December 10, 5 pm to 7 pm

WHERE: Supervisor Gioia's Office, 11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D, El Cerrito (just north of Cutting Blvd.) 

WHY: Celebrate our accomplishments together and support North Richmond children 

WHO: Open to all! 

MORE: There will be free food and drinks from some of the area's best restaurants, festive decor and welcoming atmosphere. 
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)