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Costume drive at Alameda Natural Grocery

Submitted by on 1, September 14, 2009 – 5:45 am2 Comments

Alameda Natural Grocery’s efforts to promote the work being done for folks out at the Alameda Point Collaborative continues this month with a focus on the Collaborative’s children and youth services. Here’s a blurb on it that the grocery excerpted in their weekly e-newsletter:

Like the adults in their families, APC resident children and youth are rebuilding their lives after a period of homelessness and trauma. Some have recently reunified with their families after a period of foster care or separation; all have been impacted by poverty, domestic violence, disabilities or mental illness in their families. APC Children and Youth Services provide focused activities that support physical and emotional safety, encourage positive life skills, promote creativity and learning, and nurture self-esteem of resident children and youth. While adults receive support services, their children participate in parallel activities in a nearby youth room.

The grocery is hosting a costume donation drive to benefit the 200-some kids who live at the Collaborative, and they’re asking for your gently used costumes. They’ve also got some children’s activity events coming up on September 20 and September 27, so stay tuned for details (which I’ll post in my Happenings listings).

This is the third month of a four-month campaign the grocery is doing to raise awareness for the Collaborative and all the great work they do.

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