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Thanksgiving in the Park Drive & Volunteers Needed!

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Mosswood Park

3612 Webster Street

Oakland, CA 94609

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Our Youth Matter, Inc. will host it's 5th Annual Thanksgiving Meal in the Park!

Our goal is to pass out warm items, hygiene kits, and goodie bags to 200 - 300 homeless people in homeless encampments throughout Oakland, CA

Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2017

Set -up @ 10:00 am

Bag Items @ 11:00 am

Pass out Items @ 12:00 pm

End @ 1:00 pm

Please arrive by 11:00 am if you are bringing donations the day of the event.

Ways to Help:

  • Donate your time (It's only 2 - 4 hours)
  • Donate a non-perishable item such as individual bags of chips, cookies, granola bars, trail mix, fruit cups, juice boxes, gum or mints. We need about 2 cases of 24 pack bottled water
  • Donate money (We'll take care of it for you)
  • Donate hygiene kit
  • Donate a New to gently used coats, socks, knit hats, gloves, scarf, sleeping bag or blanket

Order Items from Amazon and they will ship to us: Copy and Paste link into URL


Warm Items: New to gently used

  • Coats/ Jackets/ Sweaters
  • Scarf
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags

Goodie Bags Donations Needed:

  • Individual bags of Chips
  • Applesauce or Pudding cups
  • Beef Jerky
  • Cookies
  • Granola Bars
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • Chocolate
  • Capri suns (we have water)

Hygiene Items Needed: (we have most of the items)

  • Toothpaste
  • Chapstick
  • Mini soaps or body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Bandaids
  • Hand Sanitizer

2017 changes:

  • No cook Food just non-perishable items

  • Outdoors

Drop off locations:

Catered To You: 1711 Telegraph Avenue Oakland

Preda Apartments 165 Preda Street San Leandro

Thanksgiving in the Park 2017

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3612 Webster Street

Oakland, CA 94609

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