Cafe Zoe’s Unique Holiday Drive for Willow Oaks School

by Chrisie Wendin on December 11, 2011

Café Zoe is conducting a different kind of holiday drive this year. In an email to InMenlo, owner Kathleen Daly explains:

 “There are a lot of organizations doing a lot of amazing things for people over the holiday season.  There are tons of food, toy, and clothing drives that make a difference in the lives of those without the means to celebrate the way others do.  The results are awesome.  

 We at Cafe Zoe recently became aware of a different kind of need this holiday.  Willow Oaks, our local Kindergarten-8th grade school that educates students from East Menlo Park and Palo Alto has 31 classrooms.  Eleven of those classrooms lack the simple technology needed to project visuals in the classroom.  A document camera and LCD projector helps the teachers use visual examples to achieve their goals in educating the young minds of the future.  

 We cannot think of a better way to give back this holiday season.  This is far too important.  Each system costs approximately $1,000.  Our goal is to raise funds to buy the eleven systems. Every donation makes a difference and will help us reach the goal.”

 Those interested in helping, can make donations at Café Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave. Donations are tax deductible and checks should be made payable to Willow Oaks School/Ravenswood School District.


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