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IN THIS ISSUE From Homelessness to Stability: A Success Story
Fall 2010 Catholic Charities’ Housing Program Helps Those Who Help Themselves.
Sharon came to Catholic Charities of the East
Bay as a victim of a crime. She was homeless and
From Homelessness staying with her daughter, in shelters and in her
to Stability: A Success car. She had lost her job and was severely depressed.
By the time she had reached our offices, she’d
been homeless for two years. Through the
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Homeless Prevention and Rehousing Program,
Receives Large Bequest
Catholic Charities of the East Bay worked with
Sharon to help her secure housing that helped
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East Bay Refugee Forum her depression, making it possible to look for a
job – a condition of our assistance. Within a
month, Sharon had secured a full-time job as a
Chevron Volunteers cable installation worker for a recognized
Work with CCEB’s company, making a sound living wage.
Family Literacy Program
Sharon is both emotionally and financially stable now – something that Sharon feels would have been
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extremely difficult without the help of Catholic Charities of the East Bay.
Since 2009, requests for housing assistance at Catholic Charities of the East Bay has increased by 143%,
Have You Heard… • MISSION • Save-the-Date showing the intense need in the Bay area during a time of extreme economic crisis. Yet with funding from
CAR such organizations as Y & H Soda Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, Bank of America, and many,
Making Catholic Charities of the East Bay a SC
Directed by our Faith, Catholic Charities lifts people many private donors, we have been able to help many of those in need – people in need like Sharon.
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out of poverty by promoting self-sufficiency, Have You Heard…
Beneficiary of Your IRA Is a Big Advantage to You. strengthening families, and supporting safe and just
There are many more to help, however, but, just as we've done for the past 75 years, Catholic Charities of
the East Bay will continue to be here!
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from their IRA’s, an accommodation that keeps the donated amount tax-free and avoids tax • THOSE SERVED •
penalties for early withdrawals.
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social services and advocacy to all those in need in 75 th Anniversary Gala
Alameda and Contra Costa counties, regardless of
their religious affiliation. During 2009, more than November 6, 2010
I you are an individual facing donation limits 17,000 children, women and men were helped
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Catholic Charities Catholic Charities Receives $1 Million Bequest from Chevron Volunteers Work with CCEB’s MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
of the East Bay
Deobold & Marcella Van Dalen Family Literacy Program CCEB – Celebrating 75 years and Beyond
Bequest Part of 75th Anniversary Campaign DID YOU KNO From Science to Tutoring English, Chevron’s Help Was Dear Friends,
Chief Executive Officer W? Appreciated by All!
510.768.3105 or firstname.lastname@example.org Deobold and Marcella Van Dalen realized the importance of leaving a The poverty le This year, on November 6th,
lasting legacy…those in need still exist long after those who give have vel
Cynthia Rothschild income for a fa On, Thursday, September 16, 2010 a group of Chevron employees came to Catholic Charities of the East Bay
Chief Program Officer
passed. Because of their awareness and forethought, Mr. and Mrs. Van mily Verde Elementary School in Richmond to volunteer for the day with the will be celebrating its 75th
Dalen recently left an incredibly generous $1 million bequest to
of four is $22,0
50. Catholic Charities of the East Bay’s Family Literacy Program. Anniversary with a Gala at the
Colleen Miller Catholic Charities of the East Bay – just in time for the 75th
Chief Development Officer Blackhawk Auto Museum.
Anniversary Campaign. Chevron, headquartered in Richmond, has been a strong supporter of Catholic
Rhonda Marion-Lott Charities of the East Bay’s programs, including our Early Childhood Education For 75 years, Catholic Charities has done an enormous
Chief Operations Officer The 75th Anniversary Campaign has been in what is known as its “Silent Phase”. The Silent Phase of a program, Project ACCESS. A strong supporter of employee volunteering, amount of good work to lift people out of poverty. We
Campaign is the time when the object of the Campaign is to raise approximately one-third to one-half of Chevron employees logged approximately 60,000+ volunteer hours in 2009. have not only acted as a social and moral alarm in the
the entire campaign goal from 10-20% of our regular donors. Catholic Charities of the East Bay’s 75th
Chevron’s volunteer day at CCEB’s Family Literacy Program included volunteer community, but also responded to needs decisively, with
Anniversary Campaign goal is $1.4 million, and prior to the generous bequest from the Van Dalen’s, CCEB
Board of Directors
activities to suit everyone’s needs: passion and professionalism. It is something that we here
had achieved over 20% of the goal!
at CCEB are committed to doing for at least another
Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone
Bishop of Oakland In this special 75th Anniversary year, the Campaign is designed to raise funds for two reasons: first, unless The volunteers worked one-on-one with non-English speaking students with 75 years.
President designated for a special program, 75% of the monies are to be placed in the CCEB Endowment Fund to such activities as:
ensure that CCEB remains solid for the future and is prepared for any kind of emergency, e.g., a downward I Learning the alphabet On a day-to-day basis, our charge is also to intervene in
A.R. Neubauer dealing with poverty and violence and disrupting the
spiraling economy; a natural disaster; a huge influx of those in need. Second, 25% of the funds will be used I Days of the week
to shore up the general operating funds of CCEB to continue to meet the increasing demands placed on the impact these have on people, families, children, youth,
I Elementary reading and basic vocabulary
Solomon Belette agency since the economic downturn in the past few years and to prepare for growth to meet those in need. and the community. Without our continued intervention
Secretary, Chief Executive Officer Three volunteers worked with the non-English speaking students at the and disruption, poverty and violence hold generations of
Those interested in giving to specific programs through their campaign donation may state that on their intermediate level in small groups with such activities as: people hostage disabling them from pursuing their God-
gift. For more information on how you can participate in the Campaign, please contact Colleen Miller at given talents, dreams, and imaginations.
Board Vice Chair I Conversation
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Mike Brown I Advanced Reading
While there is no space to share our programs with you in
Six volunteers worked at the Children’s Center with our children on such great detail, I would like to tell you about a few of them.
Teiahsha Chalon Bankhead The East Bay Refugee Forum activities as:
I The Family Literacy Program works with children and
Charles Bellavia I A science project called “Shadows, Exploring
Pete Delisi CCEB’s Dedication to Community Support and Collaboration The Physics and Matter of Shadows” families that are disadvantaged due to poverty but are
Mary Fair I Art projects involving shadows determined to change the course of their future.
Richard Garcia Once a month, over 20 refugee suppport
Fr. Aidan McAleenen organizations gather at Catholic Charities of Six volunteers did landscaping and general maintenance including: I The CARE Program works with youth who are eman-
Dave McCosker the East Bay. The East Bay Refugee Forum has I Cutting the grass
cipating from foster care but are totally unprepared
Vito Magliano been in existence for over 32 years. Its mission for life on their own. We work with them to make
I Removing the weeds in the garden area
Rita Mitchell is to promote self sufficiency, leadership, sure their lives can be one of hope and success rather
Vince Perpetuo advocacy and a common voice for the refugee than fear and failure.
Ben F. Polando I Watering
communities of the East Bay Area.
Photo by Hoang Ho
Frances Rojek I Our Homelessness Prevention Program has helped
Chevron's dedication to global community engagement supports sustainable hundreds of families remain housed and stable while
Sr. Elaine Sanchez The Forum consists of organizations such as:
Estrella Shoka development in communities around the world where it operates. Chevron has they work on getting their lives together.
The Alameda County Health Care Agency; Lao
Charles H. Woods a strong focus on meeting basic human needs, education and career training,
Family Community Development, Inc.; Bay Area
and supporting local nonprofit development. We at the Family Literacy After 75 years of good, hard work, we need a time for
Immigrant and Refugee Services; Cambodian
Program are grateful for their help and hope they come back soon! celebration. But let us also make this an opportunity to
Community Development, Inc.; Vietnamese Association of the East Bay; College of Alameda/Employment Program;
rededicate ourselves to lift people out of poverty and
Oakland Unified District’s Refugee Student Assistance Program; Bhutanese Community Support in America; Bay
Comm[unity] is published by violence, to welcome those who are marginalized and
Area Legal Services and, of course,Catholic Charities of the East Bay. Thanks to Chevron and all its
Catholic Charities of the East Bay assist them to become more integrated.
433 Jefferson Street Each month, speakers from different services in the East Bay community meet, speak and network to provide volunteers for their support.
Oakland, CA 94607-3539 We need your pledge of continued support so that no one
Phone 510.768.3100 information about their services, changes in law regarding refugees, discuss new opportunities and provide
Fax: 510.451.6998 additional helpful education to each other in order to meet the needs of their clients. Their services can remains hostage to poverty, violence, and marginalization
Donations 510.768.3138 include mental health care; county social services; health care services; housing issues; immigration issues; because we didn’t do our fair share.
www.cceb.org resettlement issues; employment services; and social adjustment and cultural issues.
ADOPT-A-FAMILY in need this Christmas and
help to make their lives a bit easier. Donate So, please…in our 75th birthday year, join us in celebration
As refugees flow into the United States, particularly from countries such as Myanmar, Iran, and Bhutan, it is by supporting our good work and good services.
Christmas gifts, clothing and more.
especially vital that the East Bay Refugee Forum is in existence, as our duty to “welcome the stranger” is
Catholic Charities of the East Bay
paramount in our minds. For more information, contact Karla Salazar, May God Continue to Bless You.
is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization,
with tax ID number 94-2677202. For more information, please contact Sr. Elisabeth Lang at 510.768.3106. (510) 768-3107.