Pleasanton North Rotary’s March 19th meeting will feature two presentations, one covering the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic for Pleasanton and Alameda County, and the other introducing members to Balance Boxes, a youth-driven, non-profit initiative that supplies low-income students with boxes of materials that are both educational and fun.
Retired infectious disease specialist and hospital administrator Milton Louie, MD, will provide a status report on COVID-19 before leading an extended question and answer period. Dr. Louie’s well-informed perspectives are influenced by professional experience as a workplace policy advisor for the Alameda County Department of Health. He is also a volunteer vaccinator at the Alameda County Fairgrounds and a high school site in Oakland.
PNR Foundation Grant Recipient Emily Lu will brief PNR members about Balance Boxes, a project of the non-profit Free to Run Foundation. The charity has delivered more than 4000 boxes to needy kids across the nation. They contain books, educational games, school supplies, toys, art projects, snacks, an easy-to-make meal, and information on how to register for free tutoring.
As Balance Boxes’ California chapter head, Ms. Lu was recently awarded a $2000 grant from the PNR Foundation. She will describe how the funds will support the charity’s work in the Tri-Valley.