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By Kathy Chouteau With the WCCUSD and other schools returning next week, local backpack giveaways are abounding. Here’s the scoop on several events upcoming in Richmond and San Pablo. The Kiwanis Club of San Pablo and Latino business owners are collaborating with the City of San Pablo for a “Free Backpack Giveaway” Sat. Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Pablo Library, 13751 San Pablo Ave. in San Pablo. Organizers say that children in Kindergarten through 12th grade should be present to receive their backpacks, which will be available while supplies last and aim to help them “prepare for back to school.” Also on hand that day will be free haircuts for children and COVID-19 vaccines given by Contra Costa Health Services to anyone who isn’t fully vaccinated. Questions? Contact Lucy Canjura at 510-965-5974 or lucy.canjura@yahoo.com. Register here. Over in Richmond, Hillcrest Baptist Church will be giving away free backpacks filled with school supplies Sat., Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until backpacks run out) at 3400 Hillcrest Rd. Families have the option of using the event’s drive-thru to pick up their children’s backpacks, or reserving them by calling the church’s office at 510-223-9200. Those able to volunteer to prepare the backpacks Friday morning or to help during the Saturday event can call the same number. Also on Sat., Aug. 13, Saving one Life at a Time and Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a Community Cookout & Backpack Giveaway at the Veterans Memorial Hall at 968 23rd St. in Richmond. The event, which starts at 11 a.m., features not only backpacks but also school supplies, food, drink, BBQ and fun. On Sun., Aug. 14, Richmond Tire at 1608 Market St. will host its annual backpack giveaway. The event will run from 11 a.m. until supplies run out. On Fri., Aug. 19, the City of Richmond Library & Community Services Department will hold a Richmond Community Block Party and Resource Fair in the City Hall Atrium at Civic Center Plaza. Along with a backpack giveaway, there'll be food, music, jumpers, games, health screenings and services and community resources. The event will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Later this month, on Sun., Aug. 28, GOT GOALS Inc., Richmond PAL and Soulful Softball Sunday are partnering on a free backpack giveaway at the annual Soulful Softball Sunday event. Donations are currently needed for backpacks, school supplies and hygiene products. Donations can be made at Cash App $GOTGOALS1 or by purchasing items and bringing them to the front desk at the Richmond PAL at 2200 McDonald Ave. The goal is to giveaway 300 backpacks to support local youth.

Back to School backpack giveaways abound

By Kathy Chouteau With the WCCUSD and other schools returning next week, local backpack giveaways are abounding. Here’s the scoop on several events upcoming in Richmond and San Pablo. The Kiwanis Club of San Pablo and...

RCF & partners ‘Uplift’ community with summer celebration

By Kathy Chouteau RCF Connects, formerly known as the Richmond Community Foundation, is joining together with partners to host “Uplift” Sat., Aug. 13 from 1-4 p.m., a free-admission event to “celebrate and connect our vibrant,...
Richmond Promise celebrates 419 newest Scholars at Civic Center Plaza

Richmond Promise celebrates 419 newest Scholars at Civic Center Plaza

By Mike Kinney The Richmond Promise was on full display in Richmond Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, when the community celebrated 419 new Promise Scholars at an outdoor event that also featured access to college...
Family Justice Center to distribute free school supplies next week

Family Justice Center to distribute free school supplies next week

The Contra Costa County Family Justice Center is holding its annual Back-To-School giveaway next week offering school supplies at its three County sites. The giveway in Richmond will occur from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....
Richmond Promise celebrates 400 new college-bound scholars

Richmond Promise heading outdoors for ‘7th Annual Scholar Celebration’

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Promise, an organization that works to build a culture of postsecondary success in Richmond through scholarships and supportive services, is gearing up to host its “7th Annual Scholar Celebration,” Sat.,...
Community comes together to clean up vandalism at Lincoln Elementary

Community comes together to clean up vandalism at Lincoln Elementary

By Kathy Chouteau In the wake of severe vandalism at Richmond’s Lincoln Elementary, a team of volunteers from the school district and local community descended upon the school’s hallways on Saturday to kick its cleanup...
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Richmond Promise, YouthWORKS partner to provide job placements for young adults

By Kathy Chouteau A new partnership between Richmond Promise and Richmond YouthWORKS—two local trailblazers in the young adult job/education sector—will parlay into direct job placements for the former of the two organizations’ participants, according to...
Nomination period opens for Ed Fund's Teaching Excellence Award

WCCUSD readies for school year with five Summer Job Fairs

By Kathy Chouteau Looking for a job? The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is hosting five summer recruitment fairs throughout June 30 to July 30. Held both in-person and virtually, the Summer Job...

Hidden genius’ emerge as nonprofit expands RYSE partnership

By Kathy Chouteau RYSE Youth Center’s recent expansion to the 45,000-square-foot RYSE Commons campus opening this summer in Richmond is set to help uncover more “hidden geniuses” from the local community thanks, in part, to...
College district waiving parking permit fees for Fall semester

CCC Foundation partners with Richmond Promise to boost scholarships

The Contra Costa College Foundation (CCC Foundation) recently announced a new partnership with the Richmond Promise that will provide an additional $2,000 to 15 Richmond Promise scholars who will attend CCC fulltime in 2022-23...

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