Target Helps out Local School in Water Crisis

Target Staff    Pictured from left to right: Annalise Mahoney, Target store manager; Adam, Alana and Jim Meyers were key players in a recent donation to Alameda Point families who found themselves without usable water for several days earlier this month.

Nea family finds corporate support for Point residents

When Alameda Point families experienced water-quality difficulties, (“Point’s Water-Quality Situation Now Resolved,” Sept. 21) Nea Community Learning Center (Nea), put out a call for donations. Both the Nea community and Alameda Landing Target stepped up to help.

Families affected by the water issues requested diapers, wipes and hand sanitizer. Nea put out a request for help and in addition to others, the Meyers family; Jim, Alana and Adam, decided they wanted to help. They set off to Target at Alameda Landing to load their cart with all sizes of diapers to donate. 

Target store manager Annalise Mahoney asked the Meyers family why they were buying such an assortment of varying sizes. The family explained that they were making a donation through their school to the Alameda Point Collaborative.

Target staff immediately offered to contribute another $100. They also suggested that a request could be made to the corporate headquarters for an additional contribution. The Target team then helped the Meyers family make that request.

A quick response from Target headquarters resulted in an additional donation of $1,000 to help with the effort. The Nea community stepped up and donated more than $1,500 in contributions, thanks to their efforts and the generosity of Target.

Special thanks go out to not only Nea and the Meyers family, but to Robert Osorio, Carmen Cole, Mahoney and Jean Troconig at Target for helping make the donations possible.

The Meyers family, along with Nea lead facilitators (principals) Jana Chabre and Annahita Radd presented the donation to the Alameda Point Collaborative’s Doug Biggs. The Collaborative was very thankful for the donation of both diapers and Target gift cards to be used for much needed provisions for their residents.

Giving back to the community is a core-learning lesson at at Nea. This is a prime illustration of how Nea pulls together as a school community to support each other and the society in which they live.

For more information about Nea or Community Learning Center Schools, Inc., contact Kelly Bitzer, at Kelly.bitzer@clcschools.org or 263-9309.