9th Annual More Than Magic Fundraiser

Our annual More Than Magic fundraiser & awards event will be held Thursday, April 18 at the beautiful Salesforce East Tower, 350 Mission Street, 30th Floor, 6 pm to 9 pm. Mark your calendars for this amazing evening, held to benefit quality summer programming for Western Addition children & youth! For information regarding event sponsorship opportunities, please contact 415-567-0400 or events@collectiveimpact.org. Looking forward to an incredible night with and for the community!

Register for event tickets here.

Black Family Day

San Francisco Black Family Day Celebration & Black Business Awareness Week

Black Family Day – One Love
Hamilton Recreation Center
1900 Geary Street, SF
Saturday, September 24, 2011
12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Introducing Black Business Awareness Week this year, September 18-25, 2011. Special recognition at Black Family Day for businesses 25 years and older. To register your business, send an email to brothersforchange946@gmail.com.

Raffles, Music played by Gospel, Family Games, Family Photos, Free Barbecue, Live Entertainment, and Horse & Pony Rides.

7th Annual SF Black Family Day Celebration Sponsorship/Donation Opportunities for Black Family Day on September 24, 2011. Sponsorship levels:

  • Platinum $10,000 +
  • Diamond $7,500 +
  • Gold $5,000 +
  • Ruby $3,000 +
  • Silver $2,000 +
  • Bronze $1,000 +
  • Star $500 +
  • Friends/Partners of BFC $499 and below

Download a sponsorship packet and/or vendor application at www.brothersforchangeincca.org.

For more information, contact BFC Coordinators:
Ericka Sorrells 415-684-6953
Caronda Daggs 415-577-9356

* Join Brothers for Change, Inc., on September 6, 2011 as we take a bus down to the 44th Annual Stockton Black Family Day. Reserve your family a seat. Contact: Larry Haynes, SF Black Family Day Liaison at 415-286-8634.

3 on 3 Celebrity All Star Basketball Tournament Benefiting BTWCSC

Bay Area 3 on 3 Celebrity All Star Basketball Tournament
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Booker T. Washington Community Center
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
800 Presidio Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Adults $10
Kids $5

Bay Area 3 on 3 Celebrity All Star Basketball Tournament

hosted by Carlos Smothers

Performances by:
Erk the Jerk

Skate Demonstration by:
Karl Watson

Plus DJ Kleptic, and others

Ages 8 and Up
Age appropriate divisions
5 Divisions Co-Ed Teams plus

Cash prizes for winning teams
Entertainment includes celebrity DJs
Children’s carnival & activities

Much more…

For more info contact Creative Edge Public Relations at (646) 575-2967 or creativeedgepr@gmail.com.

The Buchanan YMCA eWaste Collection

The Buchanan YMCA eWaste Collection FUNDRAISER

SATURDAY, JUNE 25th 9:00 am to 4:00pm

@ Buchanan YMCA- Parking Lot
1530 Buchanan St. San Francisco CA94115

This is a one day only event/Rain or Shine

$5.00/ea. Collection Fee

Items same or similar to:


MICROWAVES $15.OO—$30.00
BATTERIES are $3.00/lb.
Fluorescent Lamps $0.25//ft. Bulbs    $0.50/ea

Free to Recycle:

  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Laptops
  • Flat screens
  • Cell phones
  • Ink jet cartridges
  • Wire

** Bonus! Document ShreddingDisposal – $6.00 per Banker Box **

We are willing to pick up your items!! 

Please call:
Takija Gardner – (415) 678-7551
Rodney Chin – (415) 516-7876
Estella Ramit – (650) 392-4929


Make checks payable to: Buchanan YMCA– SF

All items are recycled according to CA Law. A Certificate of destruction is mailed after the Paper Documents are destroyed. 


For more information Call:  510-590-7510

C&T Recycling, Your Fundraising Partner

“Love in the Lower Haight” Mural Celebration with Art + Neighbors

Meet artists + volunteers at the

“Love in the Lower Haight” Mural Celebration + Fundraiser
Art * Music * Food

Saturday, June 11
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
UC Berkeley parking lot (Enter on Laguna Street at Waller Street)

Love in the Lower Haight mural at Haight and Laguna Streets is over 2,000 square feet of temporary art created for us all by The Lower Haight Mural Collective artists: Brett Armory, NoMe Edonna, Jeremy Fish, Greg P’nut Galinski, Sonya Genel, Doze Green, Paul Hayes, Alex Huxley, Eric il Cane, David Choong Lee, Hugh Leeman, Mars-1, Leanne C. Miller, Dee Jae Paeste, Andrew Perry, Romanowski, Damon Soule, John Weiss, Ursula Young, Z man

Want to help? Donate your home-baked goods to the fundraiser to support the mural and future public art projects in the neighborhood. Buy treats made by your neighbors.

“Love in the Lower Haight” thanks in-kind donors:
Cole Hardware, Kelley Moore Paints, This Stuff Works, Department of Public Works, Memphis Minnie’s, Kate’s Kitchen, Walden House

Dine for Our Youth at Papalote Mexican Grill

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Papalote Mexican Grill
3409 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Mention Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center and 10% of your purchase will help fund reVISION a Social Justice Project for Youth at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.

BHNC works to preserve and enhance the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of Bernal Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. We promote community action to build a just and equitable community for all. BHNC focuses on the needs of people with low and moderate incomes.

We work to accomplish our mission by:
Developing affordable housing throughout San Francisco; Providing linguistically and culturally responsive services to our community’s most vulnerable adults, seniors, youth and their families; Developing leaders, organizing and empowering our tenants, clients, members, and allies to advocate for their needs and for the needs of the community.

1906 Ham and Eggs Fire Breakfast Neighborhood Benefit

Suppenkuche presents: A Biergarten Preview Event Celebration & 10 Years of the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association

1906 Ham and Eggs Fire Breakfast Neighborhood Benefit

Saturday, May 21
9:00 am to Noon
Octavia Blvd. at Linden Street

Celebrate life in Hayes Valley and the 10th anniversary of the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, while we commemorate the 1906 fire of Hayes Valley that changed our urban landscape, by joining HVNA Board Members, friends and neighbors at our first breakfast fundraiser. Followed by HVNA architectural tours of the neighborhood’s past, present, and future.

Serving Ham & Eggs for a $10 donation (proceeds benefit the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association). Includes fresh bread from Firebrand, coffee provided by SightGlass Coffee, and live music.


6th Annual Walk Against Rape

Walk Against Rape is a 3.5 mile march on April 30, 2011. It is an empowering opportunity to raise awareness on the epidemic issue of Sexual Violence in our community!

You may register as an individual walker, or create a team of walkers. There is no fee to register, but we encourage everyone to raise funds.  Last year, the average fundraising walker raised $246! We had Individuals who raised up to $1745 and Teams were able to raise up to $3880! Any amount you raise is greatly needed and appreciated. Fundraising on line is easy, fun and green! Create your on page by registering here!

San Francisco Women Against Rape provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals and communities that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence.  At SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization, foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of sexual assault, but by responding as a whole community, we each bring our piece of the solution.

Thank you for your interest in Walk Against Rape.  We urge you to take this important step in the fight against Rape by registering for the Walk Against Rape.  The funds you raise will go toward providing direct services to survivors of sexual assault in San Francisco and beyond.

For more information or to register, please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/sfwar.

Lily Street Block Sale

13th Annual Lily Street Block Sale

Spring cleaning…with all your neighbors!

What: Lily Street Block Sale
When: Saturday April 30th, 2011
Time: 9:00 am till 3:00 pm
Location: Lily Street from Franklin to Buchanan. Cross streets of Buchanan, Laguna, Octavia, and Gough.

Donations of items to sell benefitting John Muir PTA are needed.

Plan on selling? RSVP by April 15 to: cpusf.founded2002@sbcglobal.net or lilystreet@hotmail.com.

Not selling? Mark your calendar and spread the word to others to join us for a day of sustainable shopping, food and fun

A $15 Seller’s donation gets you:

  • Advertisement in multiple print and online media
  • BBQ lunch
  • Help raise funds for John Muir Teacher Appreciation Day (seeking reusable donations for resale)
  • A day to celebrate with your family, friends and neighbors, the beauty and diversity of our community.

The MAGIC Show Fundraiser

Do You Believe in MAGIC?

We at Mo’ MAGIC are organizing another magical summer for children and youth of the Western Addition. In our dedication to combating summer learning loss, we are coordinating enrichment activities and field trips for hundreds of children and youth in the community.

To support these summer learning activities, we will host a fundraiser on April 25 called “The MAGIC Show.” The reception begins at 6:00 pm, followed by a program highlighting the Summer of MAGIC, with performances by Pop Lyfe (www.poplyfe.com) and recognition of community leaders such as Hayes Valley’s own Richard Johnson. The suggested donation to attend is $75 ($50 for Western Addition residents and service providers, and $20 for youth), but any amount is appreciated.

The MAGIC Show
Monday, April 25, at 6:00 pm
Yoshi’s San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street, SF 94115

Mo’ MAGIC (Fillmore Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities) is a collaboration of organizations and community members working together to create opportunities for youth to grow and learn. For this summer’s events we need to raise $50,000 to cover the cost of:

  • 8 literacy workshops for 450 children and youth
  • 8 mentoring workshops for 150 youth
  • 5 field trips for 500 children and youth
  • 3 enrichment teachers for 300 children and youth
  • 4 community events for 500 children youth and their families
  • 3,000 books for neighborhood programs and housing developments
  • Annual health fair and backpack giveaway for more than 1,500 children, youth and their families

Every tax-deductible donation, no matter how small will make a difference and is crucial to the support of our community programming. If you can’t donate money, please donate time and volunteer. To make a donation, visit our website at www.momagic.org and click the “Donate Now” button, or send checks (made out to our fiscal sponsor: AAACC) to: The MAGIC Show, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

For more information, please call 415-563-5207 or email info@momagic.org.

About PopLyfe

PopLyfe is leading the next generation of gifted musicians and artists ermerging from the San Francisco Bay Area. PopLyfe is ready to carry on the Bay Area’s history of delvier new styles of music and artistry to the entertainment industry.

Currently attending TSM (Tony’s School of Music), they are learning the business of music from a host of mentors including legendary guitarist and Grammy Award winning producer D’Wayne Wiggins of Tony Toni Tone. Following in the footsteps of Destiny’s Child and Keyshia Cole, PopLyfe is the latest project under development by TSM. Already being recognized as the “Lil Tony’s,” PopLyfe’s style ranges from Classical and Jazz to R&B and Hip Hop.

PopLyfe has played live across the Bay Area and beyond with performances at The Universal Gibson Ampitheater with Bobby Brown, Paramount Teater with Guy and Tony Toni Tone and opening for Artist Trey Songs at SF Mezzanine.

“The PopLyfe Project,” a reality TV show following the development of the group is currently in production. Watch out for the TV show spotlighting these artists from the Bay Area.

Group members:

Dylan Wiggins, age 13 (Keys, Music Director/Producer)
Denzel Merrit, age 12 (Drummer, Co-Producer)
KehLani Parrish, age 13 (Lead Vocals, Writer)
Ranzel Merrit, age 15 (Sax)
Jaden Wiggins, age 11 (Bass)
Ali-Khan Lochin, age 15 (Dee-Jay)
Dillion Ingrem, age 13 (Guitar)

For more about PopLyfe, please visit www.poplyfe.com.