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Archive for September, 2012

2012-2013 Giving Campaign for Piedmont Schools Kicks Off this Week

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 28, 2012

A Great Public Education Isn’t Free. It’s up to us.

The 2012-13 Giving Campaign for Piedmont schools kicked off this week, with dozens of volunteers gathering at two Piedmont homes to assemble and distribute campaign materials. Piedmont parents with children in elementary, middle and high school received the mailer this week for the district’s largest annual fundraiser, seeking for donations to help offset the devastating ongoing budget cuts faced by California public schools. 

Piedmont schools currently receive only 58 percent of their operating budget from the state and federal government, and rely on the generous support of our community to help offset the growing educational funding gap.

This year The Giving Campaign asks that each family consider contributing $1,000 per student to this year’s fundraiser. Donations of any amount will help protect the teachers, staff and essential academic programs that make Piedmont schools dynamic, competitive and strong. 

Check your mailbox for this year’s Giving Campaign information and details on how you can help. For more information or to donate today, visit  www.piedmontgivingcampaign.com. Our kids will thank you!

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Taste of Temescal – October 2nd

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 26, 2012

Taste of Temescal is in one week!
Buy your tickets now before they sell out! 

2012 Poster

Tickets are  available online
 Buy tickets now!

Physical Tickets can be purchased at
17 Jewels – 4801 Telegraph Avenue
Ruby’s Garden – 5026 Telegraph Ave. – Check out their new location!
BID office – 510-49th St. #203

You can also buy them from your favorite participating non-profit, who the proceeds will benefit:
Claremont Middle School
Emerson Elementary School
Lions Center for the Blind
Oakland International High School
Oakland Tech High School
Women’s Cancer Resource Center 

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