North Oakland Neighbors! We are doing our distribution again and we would love your support for these dates:
Sunday 5.17 (Donations) 11am-1pm
Wednesday 5.20 (Donations) 3pm-5pm
Sunday 5.24 (Donations) 11am-1pm
Wednesday 5.27 (Donations) 3pm-5pm
Sunday 5.31 (Distribution) 10am-5pm
Wednesdays & Sundays (5/17, 20, 24, 27):
We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al to be redistributed on Sunday May 31st to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your donations add a hot packaged meal and fresh fruit to the care kits to be distributed to North Oakland Encampments and surrounding encampments.
In order to properly sanitize and maintain social distancing we are collective the materials on April 26th &29th and aiming to distribute 500 hot meals and care kits on May 31st. Overflow resources will be distributed by sister orgs throughout Oakland.
To donate goods or volunteer please sign up here! :
***We need YOUR HELP!!!! If you have any of the items below that you can donate to your unhoused neighbors please do one of the following things:
-Drop off at 4799 Shattuck Ave (OMNI Commons)
-We can PICK UP FROM YOUR PORCH Sunday AM (for address within ~2.5 miles of 4799 Shattuck Ave)
**fill out this form https://forms.gle/B3J5c3PL55vmsiVK6 or email Diana at email@example.com / text +1 510 898 6992 and volunteers will pick up from your porch (also email if you have a car and can pick up or redistribute)
Items we need:
– canned food: tuna, beans, jams, peanut butter, meats, soups, etc.
– Bagged rice, beans/pulses
– ramen, mac & cheese (easy to heat)
– Frozen Meats/Tofu (for future meals)
– bottled water
– juice packs
– Vitamin C tablets/EmergenC
– New tooth brush, toothpaste, deodorant
– soap (bar and liquid)
– pads and tampons
– hand sanitizer
– New wrapped toilet paper/paper towels
– Disinfectant Wipes
– Rubbing Alcohol/Bleach
– Unopened masks/gloves
– New in Package: socks and underwear
SHELTER AND GEAR SUPPORT
– rain gear
– Garbage bags
– 5 gallon water containers
– Dog Food
– $$$ Donate
– Ziplock Bags
Donate $$$ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/2956825734339312/2956825774339308/
We will be organizing on an ongoing basis so funds or supplies not distributed will go out the following weeks.
Want to stay plugged in with the community restorative justice rapid response team? Text communityrj to 33222.
Partners for this distribution include: North Oakland Restorative Justice Council, Self Help Hunger Program, PLACE for Sustainable Living, Critical Resistance, The Omni and more to follow.
***As for safety we are a small group and we are wearing gloves and masks and sanitizing our items and maintaining recommend distances from each other and limiting numbers of involved people.
Main Distribution Event: MAy 31st (Sun) 10am-5pm
Sign up to volunteer for a shift for the main day. Some roles include people to help assemble bags, folks with cars to help caravan the supplies to the unhoused, etc. Please email Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org / text +1 510 898 6992 to do so.