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First 5 California & SupplyBank.Org Launch Innovative Diaper Kit Pilot Program to Aid Local Families

Hundreds of parents at River Oak Center for Children were the first of more than 2,000 families in Northern California to receive a helping hand thanks to a coalition of public and private organizations coordinated by the nonprofit SupplyBank.Org. To address both the issue of “diaper need” and the early learning gap for young children from low-income families, First 5 California and SupplyBank.Org have joined forces to launch a pilot Diaper Kit Program, which provides families with children ages 0-3 with monthly kits containing 100 diapers and 200 baby wipes.

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First 5 California, Alameda County & SupplyBank.Org Launch Innovative Diaper Kit Pilot Program to Aid Local Families

Hundreds of parents at Eastmont Mall WIC Office were the first of more than 2,000 families in Northern California to receive a helping hand thanks to a coalition of public and private organizations coordinated by the nonprofit SupplyBank.Org. To address both the issue of “diaper need” and the early learning gap for young children from low-income families, First 5 California, Alameda County and SupplyBank.Org have joined forces to launch a pilot Diaper Kit Program, which provides families with children ages 0-3 with monthly kits containing 100 diapers and 200 baby wipes.

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K to College Back to School Reception Benefits Local Students

Local civic, education, business and nonprofit leaders gathered at Beneficial State Bank on Thursday for SupplyBank.Org’s K to College Back to School Reception to benefit our local school supply programs in Oakland, Berkeley and throughout the East Bay. Featured speakers included Alameda County Board of Supervisors President Wilma Chan, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Peralta Community College District Chancellor Jowel Laguerre.

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Green Access Pledge (GAP) Program Kickoff Event at Laney College

The Green Access Pledge (GAP) program kicked off this spring with a donation of 35 refurbished laptops to CalWORKs students enrolled in summer courses at Laney College. Partners in this effort include Merit Partners and StopWaste.org.

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Partnership with Huawei Technologies and City of San Pablo Provides Supplies to 400+ Students

More than 400 excited Lake Elementary School students received school supply kits valued at $65 each on Thursday thanks to a partnership with Huawei Technologies and the City of San Pablo.

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SupplyBank.Org Kickoff Luncheon

The SupplyBank.Org Kickoff Luncheon was a celebration of partners in our local programs as well as early supporters of our campaign to build a modern 70,000 square foot distribution center here in the East Bay.

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Huawei Technologies Partners with K to College Program to Distribute More Than $17,000 of School Supplies to Kettleman City Students

More than 275 students in Reef-Sunset Unified School District received a helping hand today thanks to Huawei Technologies, which has been partnering with the nonprofit organization SupplyBank.Org’s “K to College” program for the past six years to provide students with critical supplies like pencils, paper and art materials to help them succeed in the classroom. Each student received a school supply kit and dental kit valued at $65. In attendance were Kristi Castillo, Principal of Kettleman City Elementary, Alison Jenkin, Senior Director of Government & Community Affairs at Huawei Technologies and Benito Delgado-Olson, Executive Director of SupplyBank.Org.

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Bright Future for Oakland Students: 10,000 Backpacks Donated for First Day of School & First Total Solar Eclipse Since 1979

Kicking off the school year with bright smiles and special sunglasses, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson and several other local leaders collaborated with the nonprofit organization SupplyBank.Org (formerly K to College) to distribute new backpacks and school supply kits to 500 kids at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary. Witnessing the natural phenomenon of the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since 1979, students sported solar eclipse glasses also donated by SupplyBank.Org for a memorable science lesson.

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Mayor Lee, Community Partners Deliver Backpacks and School Supplies to Local Youth

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today joined community members to hand out backpacks and school supplies to children living in the Sunnydale community as part of the Mayor’s annual Backpack Giveaway program. During the course of the summer, 5,500 backpacks will be distributed to youth throughout San Francisco.

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City of San Pablo Partners with SupplyBank.Org to Give Supplies to 400+ Students

More than 400 students at Lake Elementary School received school supply kits valued at $65 each thanks to a partnership with the City of San Pablo. The event kicked off with a brief assembly in the school cafeteria followed by a joyous distribution of materials to each student. In attendance were Representative Abel Pineda from the Office of Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, San Pablo Mayor Cecilia Valdez, Councilmember Paul Morris, Councilmember Arturo Cruz, Lake Elementary School Principal Wendy Gonzalez, and SupplyBank.Org Executive Director Benito Delgado-Olson.

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Kaiser Permanente, Foundations, First 5 and SupplyBank.Org to Launch Four-County Diaper Kit Program to Aid Local Families

Hundreds of moms and dads are receiving a helping hand thanks to a coalition of public and private organizations and the nonprofit SupplyBank.Org. More than 50,000 diapers, 100,000 baby wipes, hundreds of diaper backpacks, and other items were distributed to families at the Eastmont Mall WIC Office as the kickoff of an effort to solve “diaper need” in four Bay Area counties. The event was attended by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, SupplyBank.Org Founder and Executive Director Benito Delgado-Olson and several partnering public agency representatives.

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