Shop For Your Schools! Adopt A Classroom Fundraiser on October 22 (Alameda’s Park Street Business District)

12 Businesses, 3+ Classrooms & You – Tuesday, October 22

Shop For Your Alameda Schools October 22, 2013The merchants in the Park Street Business District are proud to assist in the educational enrichment of Alameda students. On Tuesday, October 22, businesses are joining together to donate a portion of their sales income to the Alameda Education Foundation’s (AEF) Adopt A Classroom program. Our goal is to collectively raise $1,500 – enough funding for 3 classrooms.

The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) will direct 100% of each $500 Adopt A Classroom donation to teachers or program leaders who can use the funds to purchase critical resources and materials, update technology, or fund educational learning experiences. Recent examples include funding a field trip to the Chabot Space & Science Center, building a classroom library, and updating student technology tools.

“Teachers have told us how they like being able to choose what the money is used for based on student needs. We especially appreciate ‘open’ or undirected donations that we can give to teachers most in need who may not have the same access to resources as teachers at more affluent schools. You can help us support these teachers by…shopping!” said AEF President Bill Sonneman.

Our businesses are pleased that AEF will be directing the Adopt A Classroom funds raised on October 22 to teachers not yet adopted and as determined by need.

You can help support these teachers and their students while getting a jump on your holiday gift-buying. Shop at any of the participating businesses on Tuesday, October 22 during the listed hours and each will donate 5-20% of your purchases during that time to benefit the Alameda classrooms that are most in need. 

The following businesses will be donating 5% of all sales during the designated hours:

Alameda Natural Grocery at MarketplaceAlameda Natural Grocery (1650 Park Street), 8:00am – 8:00pm

Park Jewelers (1401 1/2 Park Street), 4:00 – 6:00pm

The following businesses will be donating 10% of all sales during the designated hours:

Artistic Home Studio & Boutique (1419 Park Street), 11:00am – 7:00pm

Bead Inspirations (1544 Park Street), 4:00 – 7:00pm

The Clothes Line (1407 1/2 Park Street), 4:00 – 6:00pm

Artistic Home Studio & Boutique, AlamedaDaisy’s (1347 Park Street), 4:00 – 8:00pm

Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden (1223 Park Street), 3:00 – 7:00pm

Monkey Bars (1339 Park Street), 4:00 – 6:00pm

Pixies & Peony (2305 Santa Clara Ave), 4:00 – 6:30pm

Tucker’s Ice Cream (1349 Park Street), 4:00 – 8:00pm

We Are Hair (1343 Park Street), 10:00am – 6:00pm

In addition, Island Print Express (2534 Santa Clara Ave) will be donating 20% of all PDF print jobs during their regular business hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm.

We’d like to extend a special thank you to Alameda Collision Repair for donating $500 to sponsor one entire classroom. Please help us raise funds for three more classrooms!

For more information about the Alameda Education Foundation and the Adopt A Classroom program, go to

Halloween display at We Are Hair, Alameda

Look for this witchy display in Alameda’s historic Park Street Business District!

Scarecrows on Park Street

October is a terrific time to visit the shops and restaurants in the Park Street Business District. Many of the businesses are “tricked” out for Halloween. You’ll find artistic scarecrows, spooky skeletons, and other amusing décor in the windows, inside the doorways, and on the roofs. So the next time you are on Park Street be sure to look for the creative Halloween displays.

Tip: Plan to include stops at We Are Hair, Marketplace, Lee Auto Supply, and The Hobnob in your October stroll.

Let us know which decorations you like best by sharing your photos on our Facebook page:

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