ALAMEDA -- Perforce Foundation have organized a Nov. 22 breakfast-for-dinner event for two local charities that promote healthy eating, the Alameda Point Collaborative and the East Oakland Boxing Association.

The theme for the event is, "Bring the whole family, wear your pajamas, and support a very good cause." Meals will be served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at a large, colorful tent at 2319 Clement St., between Park and Oak streets.

Perforce Foundation employees will provide a kid's corner with bedtime stories, face painting, temporary tattoos, balloon animals and seed planting. The Alameda Fire Department will be serving pancakes, eggs, bacon and donuts.

Renowned banjo player Bill Evans will perform during the event.

If you don't have pajamas or a robe, Daisy's, at 1347 Park St., will generously offer 20 percent off on all sales to both of the charitable organizations. Just tell Daisy's that you are purchasing items in support of "Short Stack for a Tall Cause: Breakfast for Dinner." The cost is $8 for children 7 and under; $20 for adults; and $50 for a family of four.

Cardel Catering in Alameda will also provide a menu for adults.

Alameda Point Collaborative, directed by Doug Biggs, is the largest supportive housing provider in Alameda County. Alameda Point Collaborative uses all charitable resources to help families achieve long-term success. The agency provides onsite case managers and counselors, as well as after-school tutoring programs, art activities for more than 300 Island youths.

There is also a community garden and a community center that sponsors cultural events for residents. Alameda Point Collaborative also provides workforce development and on-the-job training.

The East Oakland Boxing Association has developed a program entitled, "Smart Moves." The organization focuses on building self-esteem in youths between the ages of 5 to 18. The program provides academic support with tutors and mentors, creative art activities, nutrition education, gardening, community service, field trips and physical education.

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Tickets for Perforce Foundation's "Short Stack for a Tall Cause: Breakfast for Dinner" on Nov. 22 can be purchased online at www.tallcause.bpt.me. For more details call 510-473-3192.