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“Small enough to know you, Strong enough to serve you well”

  I absolutely love the motto of Bogota Savings Bank in New Jersey: “Small enough to know you,                Strong enough to serve you well.”   If only other institutions would follow suit. It’s a refreshing change from “too big to fail.” Imagine if our government programs took this approach! Or the companies where we work, places we study or even our local auto repair shops. Small enough to know you: because you are … Continue reading

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Back to School Supply Drive

When I was a kid, my favorite time of year was early fall… getting ready to go back to school. As you know, nearly a half million foster kids will be going back to school this September. To help California’s foster youth, the heroes at Sleep Train will be collecting new school supplies for foster children throughout the state. I have participated in this drive and it’s a lot of fun! Click here for store locations. Click here if you … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Kids

What does foster care have to do with homelessness? Tragically, a lot. Some 30,000 young people will exit foster care this year and many have nowhere to go. Former foster youth are disproportionately represented among the homeless. YOU can help. Our friends at Standupforkids.org help homeless youth across the nation. You can help by joining one of the organization’s outreach teams. You can help by organizing a “Don’t Run Away” lecture at your local high school or middle school. You … Continue reading

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Collecting Backpacks and School Supplies

From our friends at the LaMorinda Sun comes this news of an upcoming backpack and school supply drive: The Moraga Youth Involement Committee is holding a backpack drive all month to collect backpacks as donations. The backpacks will be given to students fourth grade and younger whose families can’t afford to purchase a new backpack. The drive is taking place at Moraga’s Parks and Recreation office at the Hacienda de las Flores, located at 2100 Donald Drive. Donations will be … Continue reading

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Back to School for California Foster Youth

If you live in the Golden State, take a bit of time between now and Labor Day (September 6th) to drop off new school supplies for foster children. Sleep Train–one of our heroes!–does an enormous amount of good for foster children all year long. They are wrapping up their back-to-school supply drive this week and over Labor Day weekend. A binder, backpack, pencils or some cool art supplies could make all the difference in the life of a foster kid.

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