School Supply Drive Launched

Courtesy Alameda Point Collaborative  Young girls at the Alameda Point Collaborative check out their new backpacks and school supplies from the 2015 school supply drive.

School Supply Drive Launched


Effort provides low-income students with school supplies

The fifth annual “Equipped 4 Success” school supply drive kicks off this week. The community drive provides low-income Alameda students in kindergarten through 12th grade with new backpacks and quality, grade-level appropriate school supplies.  

Members of the community may support the drive in three ways:
• Make a financial donation online at or mail a check to AEF, P.O. Box 1363, Alameda, CA 94501.
• Purchase items online at
• Donate items at Alameda fire stations No. 1 (Encinal at Park), No. 2 (Pacific near Webster), and No. 4 (Bay Farm).

Donations will be collected until Friday, Aug. 19.

Equipped 4 Success is a collaboration of the Alameda Education Foundation that serves as the coordinator and fiscal agent for the drive; the Alameda Unified School District; the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and their Families; the Alameda Boys and Girls Club; the Alameda Point Collaborative; Alameda Head Start; Dream Catchers Youth Services; and Girls Inc. of the Island City.

Visit for more information and for a complete list of items being collected.