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Building Futures leads both the City of Alameda Domestic Violence Task Force and City of San Leandro Domestic Violence Task Force. Each year, the task forces sponsor public awareness campaigns in February (Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month) and October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

• Watch for our 25’ Boulevard banner across East 14th Street in San Leandro and Webster Street in Alameda.

• On October 11th from 4 pm to 8pm, Building Futures will have a booth at the San Leandro Downtown Farmer’s Market. We will be handing out domestic violence awareness materials and resources for help.

• On October 14th from 9 am to 1 pm, the Alameda Domestic Violence Task Forces will host a “Bathroom Campaign” volunteer activity. Volunteers will work in groups to approach local business and other public places to post an informative poster for those who might need help. Volunteer Campaign contact is Lorie Curtis (lcurtis@bfwc.org).

• On October 17th, Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer will present the City’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation at the 7 pm City Council Meeting.

• October 27th, Building Futures will participate in the Alameda County Family Justice Center’s annual Day of Remembrance for Domestic Violence victims who have died as a result of intimate partner violence.


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1. Provide dinner for our San Leandro or Midway Shelter residents. (Contact Lorie at lcurtis@bfwc.org)
2. Organize a drive for wish list items with your company, faith group, community organization or neighborhood. (Contact Kaeleigh at kthorp@bfwc.org)
3. Host a house party for your friends or co-workers to learn about Building Futures and our services. (Contact Patricia at pqbidar@bfwc.org)
4. Send a monetary gift by mail, online or through your workplace payroll deduction.
5. Join our Circle of Strength as a monthly donor. (Join online or contact Patricia at pbidar@bfwc.org)
6. Make a donation in honor of a special person for a birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day, or in memoriam. We’ll send the recipient an attractive acknowledgement, informing them of your generosity (without specifying the amount -- unless you want us to!)
7. Include Building Futures in your estate planning. Help long term, in our mission to end homelessness and domestic violence in our clients’ lives. Leave a legacy and make a significant impact on their futures and the future of our community.
8. Sponsor one of our special events. It’s a great way to demonstrate your compassion and caring to our community. Sponsors gain visibility in our social media, website, press releases, and at the event! (Contact Lorie at lcurtis@bfwc.org)
9. Volunteer in our office or for on-call shelter projects.
10. “Like” us on Facebook (building.futures.san.leandro) and follow us on Twitter (buildingfuture5). Okay, that’s two easy, fun things.

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