Red Oak Opportunity Foundation (ROOF) donates $60,000 to 34 local charities

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The Red Oak Opportunity Foundation (ROOF) will be donating $60,000 to 34 East Bay not-for-profit organizations whose work betters local communities. The grants will be awarded at a ceremony on February 21, 2015. This event also marks ROOF’s 30th anniversary and the milestone of donating $1,000,000 to small East Bay non-profits that improve life for the East Bay.

ROOF to donate $60,000 to East Bay charities.

The Red Oak Opportunity Foundation (ROOF) will be donating $60,000 to 34 East Bay not-for-profit organizations whose work betters local communities.

The grants will be awarded at a ceremony on February 21, 2015. This event also marks ROOF’s 30th anniversary and the milestone of donating $1,000,000 to small East Bay non-profits that improve life for the East Bay.

2014 grantees being awarded on February 21st are: Oakland Eliz House, Rebuilding Together East Bay-North, Women's Daytime Drop-In Center, Bay Area Community Land Trust, YEAH! (Youth Emergency Assistance Hostels), Mercy Brown Bag Program, City Slicker Farms, Berkeley Food Pantry, Berkeley Free Clinic, Bee Holistic Cat Rescue and Care, PAW (Pets and Wellness) Fund, Masquers Playhouse, Game Theory Academy, Bright Futures Growth & Development Center, Youth Mountain Bike Adventures, Pacific Center for Human Growth, Luna Dance Institute, Community Resources for Science, Pro Arts, Read-Aloud Volunteer Organization (RAVP), The Body Positive, Community Alliance for Learning, CoachArt, zSharp, Inc., Cantare Con Vivo, AXIS Dance Company, Community Education Partnerships, Bay Area Alternative Press, The Berkeley Chess School (BCS), Youth Spirit Artworks, East Bay Center for the Blind, Camping Unlimited, PRAM (Parents’ Resources and More) and Loved Twice.

The ceremony will be held at the Mira Vista Country Club in El Cerrito, California. Tickets are $75 and 100% of funds support ROOF philanthropy. Tickets may be purchased at http://roof30.eventbrite.com.

ABOUT ROOF
ROOF is the philanthropic foundation created by the agents and owners of Red Oak Realty. The primary source of these funds comes from Red Oak Realty agents (100% donate), matched in part by the owners. The remainder comes from an anonymous angel, Red Oak Realty service providers, and its clients -- the buyers and sellers of real estate -- who share their sense of duty to community. Every penny donated goes directly to the recipients, as all administrative expenses are also paid by the owners of Red Oak Realty.

Grants are determined by a rotating committee of owners and agents of Red Oak Realty. The recipients are grassroots groups from our East Bay communities who work tirelessly in the areas of housing, food distribution, health, social services, and education. For more information about ROOF visit our new website at http://www.redoak-roof.org.

ROOF 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Mira Vista Golf and Country Club
7901 Cutting Boulevard, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Lot parking available

6:00-7:00 PM (Tickets $75 – ROOF fundraiser)
Founders Cocktail Party, The Vista Room
Honoring the 4 ROOF Creators/Sustainers: Bob Blumberg, Peter Campbell, Laurie Capitelli & Pat Leaper
Presentation of the first $10,000 ROOF Community Excellence Award
Classical guitarist, food and drinks

7:00 – 9:30PM (Free)
Grantee Award Ceremony, The Bay Ballroom
Grantee Awards presentation hosted by Laurie Capitelli
Dancing to Little Marvin and the Gardeners
Reception, Food & Wine, Cash Bar, Anniversary Cake
To purchase your ticket to the Founders Cocktail Party go to roof30.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact:

Cherie Carson
ROOF Co-Director
Red Oak Opportunity Foundation
6450 Moraga Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
cherie(AT)redoakrealty.com
510.388.2489
http://www.redoak-roof.org

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