Diablo Valley – Partners with Fehr & Peers

As seen in photo, Assistance League of Diablo Valley Corporate Partners Committee Vice Chair Pam Pitts (far l.) and President Lyn Smith (far r.) thank Fehr & Peers employee volunteers Sarah Kistler, Kelsey Kiley (Team Leader), Melanie Conrad, Ryan McClain, Mike Rodriguez, Meghan Mitman and Rose Rodriguez.

Since 1994, Operation School Bell®, Assistance League’s nationally acclaimed philanthropic program, has provided clothing and shoes to local elementary schoolchildren to improve attendance, campus citizenship and academic performance. In 2018-2019 alone, Assistance League of Diablo Valley’s Operation School Bell served 6,000 elementary schoolchildren in our community.

Since 2006, Assistance League of Diablo Valley has enjoyed a Corporate Partnerships component, where employee volunteers from local businesses and corporations become hands-on involved with several of our philanthropic programs.

On September 13, employee volunteers from Fehr & Peers, world known transportation, planning and engineering specialists with an office located in Walnut Creek, returned to Assistance League of Diablo Valley’s Annex. While there, they continued the mission of improving underserved communities that include low-income, minority, and limited-English-proficiency populations, as well as seniors, children, and persons with disabilities by supporting nonprofit organizations.  Assistance League of Diablo Valley President Lyn Smith greeted the employee volunteers, while Corporate Partners Vice Chairman Pam Pitts provided a brief overview as to how Fehr & Peers’ hands-on support with Operation School Bell furthers a successful school experience for children. She added that 250 schoolchildren from Shore Acres Elementary School in Bay Point, a uniform school in MDUSD, look forward to excelling in the academic arena. GO SHARKS!

In a mere two hours’ time, all involved had placed six pairs of socks, six pairs of underwear, a shoe gift card, a sweatshirt, two pairs of pants for the boys or one pair of pants and one skort (upon request) for the girls, and three white, collared shirts—all into large, reusable blue bags. Together, Assistance League of Diablo Valley and Fehr & Peers improved lives in the community by putting “Caring and Commitment into Action.” When two community-minded organizations work in partnership, EVERYBODY WINS!

To learn about all of Assistance League of Diablo Valley’s philanthropic programs, please visit this website: assistanceleague.org/diablo-valley. You may also access information about Corporate Partners, by clicking on its button located on the upper left corner of the website.