Blogging Bayport Alameda

January 29, 2016

Help me if you can

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:09 am

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Ruby Bridges Science Camp fund or attended Spirit Song last weekend.  I know that the Fifth Graders are closer to their fundraising goal, but not all the way there yet.  Last night Ruby Bridges Elementary also hosted a student talent show with all proceeds going to the Fifth Grade science camp as well, so you can see how many different avenues are used to ensure that the camp is fully funded.

Another way to help out is to purchase a t-shirt, I’ll just post the advert here:

Ruby Bridges Elementary School is located in the beautiful island city of Alameda, California. We are a socioeconomically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse community of 540 students. Sixty-five percent of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch and 30 different languages are spoken.

Each spring, our school community must raise $25,000 to send our fifth grade students to an overnight 4 day Science Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. For many of our students, this is their first experience away from their families and away from Alameda. Attending Science Camp enables our students to learn through hands-on activities and team building experiences that help teach our current math and science standards for learning.

The design for this shirt was generously donated by a local Alameda store, All Good Living, and depicts the bridge that connects the island of Alameda to neighboring Oakland. The colors were chosen to celebrate our local NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors.

Your purchase of this shirt will help send our fifth grade students to Science Camp!

Thank you for your generous support.

The t-shirt is the Island logo that you’ve probably seen around town. Chris Tam, son of Niel Tam and owner of All Good Living, donated the design for Ruby Bridges Elementary’s use for this fundraiser.   If you purchase you can have the shirt delivered to your house by paying the shipping fee or you can opt to pick it up at the Ruby Bridges front office during office hours from 8 – 4 pm.

Every little bit counts folks, plus you can declare both your Island and Warriors pride in one shirt.

Speaking of the Tam family, there will be a bench dedication tomorrow  in Niel Tam’s honor in front of Spice I Am at 10:00 a.m.  The effort to honor Niel Tam is being lead by the Commission on Disability issues.



  1. cool. Glad there is still a venue to contribute. I was distracted recently and forgot about this good cause.

    Comment by MI — January 29, 2016 @ 8:45 am

  2. geeze Lauren, my wife just came back from Ruby Bridges and somehow my wallet is now lighter. I told her to quit reading your posts.

    Comment by John P. — January 29, 2016 @ 9:24 am

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