Kids Stuff

Kiwanis Joins Firefighters’ Toy Drive

Jan 02,2020

During the week of Dec. 15, Alameda Kiwanis joined the Alameda Firefighters Toy Drive at Christ Church Episcopal Church. Club members sorted toys gathered in barrels at local businesses in the church parish hall, transforming it into a huge toy store. On Dec.

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Menorah Lighting Celebrates Chanukah

Dec 27,2019

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft marked the beginning of the Jewish festival of lights, Chanukah, last Friday at the Bridgeside Center by lighting a 10-foot menorah. Chabad of Alameda hosted the lighting, which featured performances, crafts and other fun.

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Toy Drop off Locations Open Now

Nov 28,2019
Donation bins are now ready for the 2019 Alameda Firefighters Toy Program, which ensures all low-income Alameda families who sign up at the Alameda Food Bank receive age-appropriate holiday toys for their children up to age 12 and gift cards for their youth ages 13 to 17.
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‘Scouting for Food’ Finds Tons of Generosity

Nov 21,2019

The annual “food-raising” event sponsored by the Alameda Council — Boy Scouts of America to benefit the Alameda Food Bank (AFB) “Scouting for Food,” took place last weekend and saw an impressive outpouring of community giving.

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Scouting for Food Starts this Saturday

Nov 14,2019

Alameda Scouts like Hayley (left) and Austin Britton fanned out across the Island last Saturday to leave doorhangers about the annual Scouting for Food drive. The Scouts will pick up donations of canned goods, pasta, cereal and other non-perishable foods this Saturday, Nov.

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