We hosted our annual back-to-school open house on Saturday August 10 at our West Oakland campus. In addition to receiving backpacks and school supplies, 202 children and 74 families enjoyed crafts provided by Pledge to Humanity from San Ramon Valley High School, books (in English and Spanish) curated by volunteers in our Fremont thrift store, a special meal of homemade pizza and family portraits that were especially popular.
Special thanks to Claire O'Reilly, our lead event volunteer, and volunteers and staff in our community center and women's and children's center. We also want to thank the conferences and volunteer groups who donated to the event, including St. Augustine, St. Raymond, St. Philip Neri/St. Albert the Great, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Patrick, Ladies of Peter Claver and All Saints. We are happy to play a role in sending students off to school prepared and encouraged to do their best!