An Enchanting Evening in Paris raises nearly $125,000 to support low-income families

May 18, 2018; San Leandro, California:  On May 16, 2018, Davis Street hosted its only fundraising event of the year, raising nearly $125,000 to support low-income families.  The Paris themed gala dubbed – An Enchanting Evening in Paris was held at the beautiful and historic Dunsmuir Hellman Estate.

The event was attended by more than 160 individuals who gathered in support of Davis Street and the services they provide to the community. The event had special recognition of the Rotacare Program which has provided free acute medical care to thousands of uninsured patients since June 1995.

“Funding for Basic Needs is critical to the children, families and seniors that turn to us for assistance. The program provides: clothing, food, housing assistance, and utility assistance.” Rose Padilla Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Davis Street.

Basic Needs provides safety net services to nearly 15,000 low-income individuals each year and is often the point of entry for many of the families we serve. Services include: Food pantry providing more than 32,000 bags of groceries each year; clothing program; housing and utility assistance, Covered California insurance enrollments.

Basic Needs also has season programs and events to help meet the needs of the community and support the families it serves.

4th Annual Health Fair, August 11 – will provide free health screenings, dental screenings for children entering school. The community event also features more than 30 community resource booths and linkages to other organizations and resources throughout the area. New backpacks and school supplies in addition to new tennis shoes will be given to eligible children.

Holiday Food Basket and Toy Program each year provides more than 1,000 families and seniors with a complete holiday meal and new unwrapped age appropriate toys for children. The food basket includes a fresh turkey, stuffing and vegetables for a complete holiday meal.

About Davis Street

Serving more than 15,000 individuals annually, Davis Street has helps low income families of the Eden area and surrounding communities improve their quality of life through short and long-term assistance. Today, Davis Street offers a comprehensive safety net that helps clients navigate their journey to financial, physical, and mental well-being.  Davis Street programs include a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Primary Care Clinic providing medical, dental and behavioral health services; food and clothing; subsidized child care; housing and utility assistance and referrals; five childcare centers; and Stepping Stones Growth Center services to more than 250 adults and children with a developmental disability.

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