Every year Ruby Bridges Elementary School sends the Fifth Grade class to a wonderful sleepover Science Camp in Santa Cruz. It’s a wonderful opportunity for any kid to experience, but for many of our Ruby Bridges students it’s their first opportunity to be away from their home. The cost is around $250 per student but, as you can imagine, not all families at Ruby Bridges have the discretionary income to afford an extra $250.
For the eighth year in a row the staff and faculty at Ruby Bridges has organized this wonderful benefit concert to fundraise to send students to this camp. Miss Ruby Bridges herself will be in attendance so this is a great opportunity to meet a civil rights icon right here in Alameda. The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir will be the main act with other great performances reflecting the diversity of Ruby Bridges Elementary School and Alameda in general.
Tickets are only $15 a piece and the event is a lot of fun and supports an amazing cause. The concert is next Saturday, January 23, 2016 starting at 6pm.
For more information visit the website or Facebook. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Ruby Bridges Elementary front office. Also, if you’re feeling inclined, donations are welcome, easy to do and are tax deductible. You can use your receipt from PayPal as proof of donation.