Dear Prospective Sponsor:
The Charles Reid Foundation is seeking your sponsorship
to support our efforts in giving back to the community of Richmond.
We invite you to be a part of this act of giving.
The Charles Reid
Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 Non-profit corporation, was originated
by the family of the late Mr. Charles R. Reid Sr. to continue the
Tradition of Christmas Spirit serving underprivileged youth in
North Richmond and surrounding Communities.
Mr. Reid, a California
native, born in Angels Camp, California in 1898, moved to Richmond
in 1935 and was a star pitcher for the all-black semi-pro Pierce
Giants. In 1947, he became a Recreation Director at Shields Park
(now Shields-Reid Park) and hosted his first community Christmas
Party. Until his death in 1979, at the age of 81, Charles Reid
was known as the “real-life Santa” determined to bring
holiday joy to the children of impoverished neighborhoods.
family and a host of volunteers have continued his Spirit of Giving.
Since the inception, the Foundation has served more than 60,000
children providing them with toys, clothing, bicycles, and stockings
filled with goodies after a visit with Santa during its Annual
Christmas Party. In addition, the Foundation has provided sponsorship
for these children to attend summer camp as well as summer & winter
excursions. They also support other organizations with Christmas
presents and participated in their special events.
Foundation is in the process of implementing other community programs;
including after school tutoring, and developing a college scholarship
fund. Further information about Charles Reid, a great humanitarian
and his commitment to the community can be accessed on the Charles
Reid Story page.
A donation of any amount,
large or small, will help a child. Make check payable to the Charles
Reid Foundation. Mail to 618 South 8th Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond,
Recognition (minimum donations starting
• Company website listed on The Charles
• Company listing in all press
• Charitable donation letter
Make your check payable to: The Charles
Mail to: 618 South 8th Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, CA 94804
Should you have any questions,
please contact us at (510) 236-8520 .
Thank you for your consideration of Sponsorship
and your Support of The Charles Reid Foundation
donations are tax deductible.