Education Foundation Helps Launch Successful School Year

Courtesy photo    These two Alameda youngsters seem pleased with the donations they received from AEF.

The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) ran its eighth annual school supply drive, Equipped 4 Success, this summer. The school supply drive helped deliver 750 filled backpacks to AEF partner agencies for distribution to their students. 

With help from Alameda residents, AEF was also able to provide teachers and schools with $8,750 in additional backpacks and supplies for their classrooms and students. In all, the organization generated $46,150 in cash and in-kind donations this year to support low-income students and Alameda public schools.

The drive was held between July 12 and Aug. 2. Alameda residents were asked to donate money or drop off items such as backpacks, binders, glue sticks and more to help Alameda students with the new school year. A $100 donation could buy 10 backpacks. 

AEF designed the school drive to help homeless, formerly homeless and low-income Kindergarten through 12th-grade students with the materials they need to be ready to learn on the first day of school.

For more information on Equipped 4 Success, visit www.alamedaeducation.org.