Diablo Valley – Thanks Corporate Partners

Assistance League of Diablo Valley Corporate Partners Co-Chairs Linda Mercer (far l) and Pam Pitts, (far r) thank Fehr & Peers employee volunteers (row 1, l to r), Linnea King, Tina O’Hara, Gina Sharp, Kelsey Kiley (Team Leader), Sarah Kistler (row 2, l to r) Melanie Conrad, Josh Peterman, Kevin Johnson, and Magali Sourbes at a recent Operation School Bell® -Common Threads clothing event at the Old Navy Store in Walnut Creek. This event benefitted identified local school students who are in need.

Since 1994, Operation School Bell, Assistance League’s nationally acclaimed philanthropic program, has provided clothing 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 philanthropic programs.

On January 16, employee volunteers from Walnut Creek-based Fehr & Peers returned to Old Navy Store at Broadway Plaza to participate in Operation School Bell’s-Common Threads bagging event. Students previously identified by school counselors receive clothing that ensure a confident and successful school experience. Each student was allotted $100, money funded by the Assistance League Thrift Shop at the Way Side Inn, located at 3521 Golden Gate Way in Lafayette. Furthermore, Old Navy’s drastically reduced merchandise proved quite timely for this event.

Fehr & Peers “personal shoppers” consulted an individualized shopping list based on the student’s age, gender, height and weight, as well as clothing and color preference. Bottom Line: 35 school students will soon return to the classroom knowing that they “fit in.”

To learn more about Assistance League of Diablo Valley’s Corporate Partners Program, please visit this website: assistanceleague.org/diablo-valley. Information regarding Assistance League’s ten philanthropic programs is also available.