We hope you are doing well since we were last in touch; Green Branch has come a long way since Christmas. We’re closer than ever to our goal of opening a San Francisco Bay Area-based social justice and environmentally-themed library and community space for youth of all ages, their families, caregivers, and educators. We are so excited to be on this adventure with you!
In just a few short months, we have collected thousands of dollars in donations, and hundreds of high-quality social justice themed books for youth of all ages. We had some media coverage in April and hosted a fun and successful benefit party in May. We also represented at a website launch party for http://www.breathemovebewell.com in June, and have gathered many friends and supporters along the way.
We are hoping to launch our program as soon as we can find a space, and despite some false starts, we are confident that this can happen in the next few months. As always, we are so grateful for the generosity and support you have given us so far!
We are currently seeking any leads and contacts regarding pro-bono space in the Oakland/Berkeley area, as well as looking into the option of a donated bus for a book-mobile. Any ideas? Know anyone with a decommissioned school bus laying around? Please see our website for more information about our mission and needs, and to view our wishlist.
For those of you in the area, we are having our first volunteer meeting next Monday,July 25th, 7pm, at the home of our Executive Director, Shari Leskowitz (6448 Colby St., Oakland, CA. 94618). Please stop by for some snacks and lively conversation as we all brainstorm together for Green Branch’s next steps, and how you can help as a volunteer. We’ll be talking about programming and outreach, and we’d love your creativity and input. Email us to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 510.872.2369.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, but are still interested in volunteering, let us know. We’d still love to have you, and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in the coming months. If you have any friends who might be interested, let them know as well, and we hope to see you on Monday!
Please continue to spread the word, and keep on sending your support and positive energy our way! We couldn’t do it without you!
and the Board of Directors: Bakari Kafele, Alison Merz, Susan Tu, Sue Mahon, and Chloë Gladstone.