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Archived News Release from 2006

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Redwood Shores Branch Library Fundraising Campaign Announces “Dollar for Dollar” Donation Matching Program by Redwood Shores Community Association

Redwood City, CA - November 20, 2006 - The entire community is getting excited about the future Redwood Shores branch library – and the fundraising effort for its opening day collection is making waves in Redwood Shores! The City of Redwood City and the Campaign for the Opening Day Collection are pleased to announce that the Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA) has generously agreed to match, dollar-for-dollar, all funds donated by Redwood Shores residents to the opening day collection, through December 31 st, up to a total of $50,000 (individual personal gifts will be matched up to $1,000).

The generosity of the RSCA makes it possible for Redwood Shores residents to really leverage their donations,” said Redwood City Vice Mayor Rosanne Foust. “The RSCA will match individual gifts in the donor’s own name, and donors of $500 or more, plus the RSCA match, will qualify for recognition on the planned Library donor wall. Homeowners Associations and Neighborhoods are challenging each other, and the top donating areas will also be recognized by the Library .”

The “Campaign for the Opening Day Collection,” the fundraising effort to raise the $500,000 required to purchase materials to fill the new library, is in full swing. In this campaign, businesses and residents are being provided contribution information by campaign volunteers, through scheduled events and activities, and through special mailings. Donations can be made by visiting the campaign’s special website dedicated to the Redwood Shores Community Library and the “Campaign for the Opening Day Collection” located at www.rclfdn.org. This web page is also linked from the Redwood Shores Community Association website (www.redwoodshoresca.org), and from the Redwood City Public Library website (www.redwoodcity.org/library).

Visit the Campaign website for the latest information regarding the new library, to volunteer to assist with the public fundraising campaign, or to donate online. Any Redwood City resident wishing to volunteer for this campaign can contact Campaign Director Scott Johnson at the Redwood Shores Library Campaign Office located at 255 Shoreline Drive, Suite 200 in Redwood City, or by calling 650-482-6455.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter by emailing e-news@redwoodcity.org.

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Contact:

Rosanne Foust
Co-Chair , Campaign for the Opening Day Collection;
Redwood City Vice-Mayor;
Member, RSCA Board
(650) 802-9371

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