EOCP Blog

… the games, swimming, arts and crafts, and plain old fun with friends and caring adults? 40 homeless children at EOCP need these great experiences to grow into healthy adults. We need a total $5,000 of your caring support to get them there.

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When: Saturday, June 16th 8am – 1:30pm (East Bay AIDS Walk) and Sunday, July 15th 8am – 2:30pm (San Francisco AIDS Walk)

Where: Lake Merritt in Oakland and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

Why: A portion of our population are persons affected by HIV/AIDS. As an AIDS Service Organization (ASO), it is our duty to help share awareness and do our part in the “fight” against HIV/AIDS. Please join us as we walk to raise  funds for prevention, care and advocacy for this epidemic.

For information about joining our team or donating, please call 510-746-3604. You may also email ea@eocp.net.

When: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 11 am – 10:30 pm

Where: 1890 Powell Street (at Frontage Road)

Why: We have an amazing fundraising opportunity on Thursday, February 16th at Chevys in Emeryville. They will give EOCP 15% of all profits made on that day for anyone who possesses the fundraiser flyer. Please invite your friends and attend yourselves. Thanks, and we hope to see you all there!

In order to receive credit, please print the flyer and give it to your server when closing out your check.

For information, please call 510-746-3604.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2011, 2-5 pm

Featured Speaker: Alex Briscoe, Director, Alameda County Healthcare Services Agency

Also Featuring: music, spoken word/poetry, light food and refreshments

Where: 7515 International Boulevard at Crossroads

Tickets @ $50 per person

For information, please call 510-746-3604.  RSVP by September 19, 2011

As of this printing, on April 1, 2010 The Alameda County Board of Supervisors decision to make drastic cuts to the General Assistance program will take effect. The County optimistically claims a savings of $7 million per year, but the shortsightedness of this decision will cost us much more. A similar wave of cuts was passed in 1997, with the result being an increase in crime, homelessness, and food insecurity. Social advocates statewide have urged the Board of Supervisors, specifically, Supervisors Scott Haggerty, Alice Lai-Bitker, and Gail Steele – who all voted for these cuts – to reconsider.

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In today’s economic climate it is almost impossible to pick up a newspaper or turn on the television or radio and not hear the words “recession,” “crisis,” or “foreclosure.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of January 2009 the national and statewide unemployment rates were 7.6% and 10.1%, respectively, both at their highest marks since the mid-1990s. You would be hard pressed to find a community unaffected by the recession. East Oakland Community Project is no exception.

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