Around Town: Orinda News Briefs

(Bonnie Fend, Photographer)
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette (OML) branch is collecting sneakers to raise money for local scholarships. Pictured above (L-R) Jill Eberhard, Mary Ann McLeod, Joan Foster, Laura Wittenberg, Linda Bochte and Jill Fernald.

    If sneakers are taking up too much room in the closet, consider donating them to AAUW-OML (American Association of University Women, Orinda Moraga Lafayette branch). The AAUW-OML team reuses and recycles them to earn money for scholarships for local high school seniors at Miramonte, Campolindo, Acalanes and students in the 
Saint Mary’s College High Potential Program. These scholarships are based on community engagement. Drop off outdated or new sneakers at one of the following locations: Moraga Hardware, Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building or Rossmoor Gym. For more information, call 

AAUW-OML Paper Shredding Event
    AAUW-OML’s annual secure paper shredding event, rain or shine, is slated for Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to noon, located at 5A RentASpace, 455 Moraga Road, Moraga. This fundraiser is for Tech Trek STEM Camp, which helps send Lamorinda girls to Tech Trek STEM camp. Pulverize papers and destroy computer hard drives and DVDs on site. Drive up to shred. Cost is $10/file box and $10/HD or stack of CDs. Local AAUW-OML volunteers unload from cars, empty boxes and return boxes to each car. For more information, visit

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