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April 30, 2013 > Emergency Shelter Program honors local contributors

Emergency Shelter Program honors local contributors

Submitted By Vera Ciammetti

At a celebration luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, the Board of Directors and Staff at Emergency Shelter Program will honor founder Simona Farrise and Carla Minnard, Esq. (Oakland) of the Farrise Law Firm as the recipient of ESP's 2013 Fellowship Award for volunteerism, donations, and Adopt a Family Program each holiday. Also being honored is Autowest Toyota of Hayward as the recipient of ESP's 2013 Social Responsibility Award for their donation of a 2013 Toyota Sienna, won during Toyota's 100 Cars For Good Campaign last August. In addition, tribute will be paid to Mujeres Unidas y Activas (Oakland) with the 2013 Alliance Award for their partnership throughout the years providing Bilingual Spanish Speaking Peer Counselors and supportive services to clients. They also provide transportation and accompaniment to legal, social services and other case management related appointments.

The event will be held at the Hayward Toyota Dealership on Mission Boulevard in Hayward from noon to 1:30 p.m. with a simple ceremony, a few words from each recipient, and a bite of something great to enjoy. Assemblymember Bill Quirk is presenting proclamations, and Congressman Eric Swalwell will be attending. The luncheon buffet will be catered by Summer Kitchen + bake shop in Berkeley.

Ticket cost is $25 per person. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the ESP office at (510) 581-5626 as well as e-mailing Reservation deadline is May 3.

Emergency Shelter Program, a social benefit agency, is Alameda County's first domestic violence shelter. ESP strives to advance young women from a point of crisis to a position of self-sufficiency in their lives. Since 1972, they have provided a safe and supportive haven to more than 15,000 displaces women and their children, survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness.

Emergency Shelter Program Celebration
Wednesday, May 8
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Autowest Toyota Showroom
24773 Mission Blvd., Hayward
(510) 581-5626
Tickets: $25

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