(Op-Ed) Alamedans Show Generosity During School Supply Drive

Reader Anselmo Reis extends his appreciation for the community's support during The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) Equipped 4 Success school supply drive.

By Anselmo Reis, Music Director of Wood Middle School:

Many consider the island of Alameda a special place to live and work. In these tough economic times, many loose sight of the little things that we should be thankful for. 

Last week our band was blessed with one of those moments. The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) recently held an Equipped 4 Success school supply drive. 

Through this drive, many back packs, supplies, and instruments were donated by Alameda’s generous residents, as they have in the past, to benefit the islands students in need. 

This community’s kindness and thoughtfulness through their donation of time, supplies, and instruments helps so many schools and students.

Our Guitar Class received two new guitars and the band received several instruments from AEF.

I would like to thank each person who donated to the AEF drive, as well as AEF for the amazing work they do on behalf of the students….you all are valued deeply. 

This truly is a special place to live and work, for which we are thankful!


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