In order to provide some of the following workshops, aid is needed. We fall short when it comes to supplies, together with stipends that some of the professionals request. Also we are a three person office, and often overtime is required in order to meet extra programming needs. Assistance will also help us provide a lite snack for our youth volunteers and our workshop attendees when needed.
We have also developed a special program called Safety on Stockton, a volunteer program derived from the Stop Asian Hate Movement. Our Program was featured in The Sacramento Bee and on numerous TV stations. In this program volunteers are provided safety vests, walkie talkies, flashlights, and whistles. Overtime we have experience a need for more of these items. As our volunteers walk the boulevard, they provide a sense of security for the patrons in heavily patronized areas: grocery stores, bus stops, parking lots, etc.
One of our proudest accomplishments is our backpack giveaway which we have provided for the past six years. We have been able to provide 560 backpacks through our donations this year. Each backpack was filled with everything that a child needed to get a fresh start for the school year. Due to rising coasts, we are falling short of supplies needed (notebooks, paper, pens, crayons, glue sticks, calculators, etc.) in order to make each backpack equal, assistance will be helpful.
The Stockton Boulevard and surrounding community needs your assistance as we continuing to provide help whenever and wherever we can. All donations given will help us help them.