Lend A Hand Foundation

Lend A Hand Foundation The Lend A Hand Foundation was designed to empower youth to stay in school through various programs and services. Through all of our programs and services we instill hope, strength and confidence in our young people to help create a better future for themselves.
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Mission: To enhance the quality of life of low income at risk children, youth, and families by offering resources not otherwise available including educational, cultural, and sporting activities as well as basic needs.

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11/06/2020

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11/03/2020

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10/31/2020

Please consider helping those in need. Go to
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The Season of Giving is here.  It’s time for our Joy of Giving Campaign. Please consider helping those in need. Go to ht...
10/28/2020

The Season of Giving is here. It’s time for our Joy of Giving Campaign. Please consider helping those in need. Go to
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10/26/2020

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The Season of Giving is here.  It’s time for our Joy of Giving Campaign. Please consider helping those in need. Go to ht...
10/23/2020

The Season of Giving is here. It’s time for our Joy of Giving Campaign. Please consider helping those in need. Go to
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10/20/2020

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10/18/2020
Lend A Hand Foundation

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”I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

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10/18/2020

#soulfulsunday Inspirational quote

”I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

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10/14/2020

For information on how you can help us to help those in need, go to
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10/12/2020

💚Make A Difference Today. Don’t Delay💚

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10/09/2020

The Season of Giving is here and It’s time for our Annual Joy of Giving Holiday and Family Emergency Fund Campaign! For information on how you can help us to help those in need, go to
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10/07/2020

Are you ready? It’s time for our Annual Joy of Giving Holiday and Family Emergency Fund Campaign! For information on how you can help us to help those in need, go to
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10/05/2020

Have you visited our website? Learn more about the Lend A Hand Foundation today. Go to https://www.lendahandfoundation.org.

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10/02/2020

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Congratulations to Lend A Hand Founder and CEO, Dee Johnson. She has just released a new online magazine- And Beat Goes ...
09/23/2020
And The Beat Goes On Magazine

Congratulations to Lend A Hand Founder and CEO, Dee Johnson. She has just released a new online magazine- And Beat Goes On. Check out the first issue today.

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Congratulations Zendaya on your Emmy! We are so proud of you. We will never forget how your generosity helped our organi...
09/21/2020

Congratulations Zendaya on your Emmy! We are so proud of you. We will never forget how your generosity helped our organization! #Zendaya #lahf1997 #lendahandfoundation

09/02/2020

Happy Birthday Zendaya ! We will always appreciate your support of the Lend A Hand Foundation. We hope you had a fabulous day!

09/01/2020

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08/28/2020

Since 1997, the Lend A Hand Foundation has been making an impact on the community. Learn more today at https://www.lendahandfoundation.org.

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Learn how you can partner with or become a sponsor of the Lend A Hand Foundation today. Go to https://www.lendahandfound...
08/24/2020

Learn how you can partner with or become a sponsor of the Lend A Hand Foundation today. Go to https://www.lendahandfoundation.org.

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08/21/2020

Have you visited our website? Learn more about the Lend A Hand Foundation today. Go to https://www.lendahandfoundation.org.

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08/17/2020

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Last week was an awesome week for the Lend A Hand Foundation. This week, we continued our work with the help of our fabu...
08/14/2020

Last week was an awesome week for the Lend A Hand Foundation. This week, we continued our work with the help of our fabulous partners as we delivered more backpacks and school supplies. Thank you Blaisdell's Business Products and 100 Black Men of the Bay Area for your help.

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08/12/2020

Thank you again to 100 Cares (100 Black Men of the Bay Area), Blaisdell's Business Products, and our logistics team for helping us on Monday. With their assistance, we have been able to provide over 8,000 backpacks with supplies.

We will continue to raise funds for school supplies, internet services, food, and other essentials for our children, youth, and families in need. To find out to more ➡️ go to www.lendahandfoundation.org.

Thanks to all of our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. We appreciate you!

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On this #SoufulSunday, the Lend A Hand Foundation would like to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors, and partners who ...
08/09/2020

On this #SoufulSunday, the Lend A Hand Foundation would like to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors, and partners who helped to make our 21st Annual Backpack and Food Giveaway events a success. Because of your generosity and assistance, we were able to give away 7,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in the Oakland Unified School District. We were also able to provide food and other essential items to those in need. More 1,600 cars passed through our donation center.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Wells Fargo, Zendaya, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Convoy of Hope, Blaisdell's Business Products, One Toyota of Oakland, Kaiser Permanente Thrive, the Alameda County Community Food Bank, the Alameda County Offices Board of Supervisors, UPS, Oakland Athletics, Safeway, Kazan McCain Partners, and many others for their support. We will be featuring you all and your commitment to helping the community throughout this month and next month on our social media platforms

Again, thank you for helping us to continue our commitment to helping the community. Your generosity helps us to make an impact in the community.

Sincerely,

Lend A Hand Foundation
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*Photos by Auintard Henderson for [email protected]

Highlights from our events this week! #lendahandfoundation #lahf1997
08/07/2020

Highlights from our events this week! #lendahandfoundation #lahf1997

On Tuesday and Thursday of this week, we had an amazing event for 19 elementary schools across the District. Students and families from nine schools visited a location across the freeway from the Coliseum on Tuesday and ten visited the same site on Thursday, all to pick up backpacks filled with school supplies, and food for the families.

Thousands of families rolled through, mostly in cars, and some on foot, to pick up these necessities for the start of school next Monday, August 10.

The event was organized by a collection of amazing people led by the Lend A Hand Foundation. Also involved were Wells Fargo, the Convoy of Hope, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Alameda County Community Food Bank, and Oakland native and celebrated actor, Zendaya.

The volunteers were all wearing masks, exercising social distancing, and placing the food and backpacks in the trunks, with little direct contact with the families.

All told, the collaboration gave out about 7,000 backpacks containing pens, paper, pencils, crayons, and a host of other supplies, and about 35,000 meals.

The schools that benefitted included Allendale, CUES and Futures, Grass Valley, Korematsu, Manzanita Community and Manzanita SEED, Parker and REACH. Any backpacks that were not picked up will be delivered to the schools.

OUSD thanks all of these wonderful organizations for supporting our students and their families!

Today, the Lend A Hand Foundation, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Wells Fargo, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, and C...
08/06/2020

Today, the Lend A Hand Foundation, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Wells Fargo, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, and Convoy of Hope along with Actress Zendaya are teaming up to give backpacks, food, and school supplies to OUSD students to their families.

The Lend A Hand Foundation has provided a total of 7500 backpacks filled with school supplies to be donated.

For more information, please go to
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08/06/2020
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Join us today as we give backpacks to those in need.

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08/05/2020

✏️📘📗 Help the annual Lend A Hand Foundation Backpack Giveaway give 10,000 backpacks with supplies away!

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07/31/2020

💚 Children in our community need help. Make a difference today! 💚

Help the annual Lend A Hand Foundation Backpack Giveaway give 10,000 backpacks with supplies away!

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8105 Capwell Drive
Oakland, CA
94621

General information

The organization was started with little or no funds in order to provide as many services as possible to less fortunate youth with a special focus on youth in transitional housing facilities (shelters, foster care) and their families. Many fish frys, raffles and other fundraising activities were held to meet the goals of the organization. The first mission of love in 1998 was to provide over 100 youth at the Henry Robinson Multi-Service Center with Easter Baskets. Many volunteers and supporters came forward to help. Today, the organization has grown to an 11 member Board of Directors with 7 Advisory Board Members, 13 and growing very important Ambassadors who carry out the day to day functions making sure the organization continues to provide very important services in our communities.

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(510) 553-1262

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Did You Know, the Lend A Hand Foundation (LAHF) started the first backpack giveaway program in downtown Oakland in 1997 in front of the Henry Robinson Multi-Service Center at the corner of 16th and Clay. In 1997, we provided 200 backpacks that were provided by a great sponsor. Then UPS, another sponsor who has been with LAHF since the beginning, used their expertise by stuffing the backpacks and delivering them to the site. To date, LAHF has provided over 85,000 backpacks and supplies to impoverished children and youth.

Giving of backpacks serves many purposes as it provides a sense of confidence, pride, preparedness, eliminates embarrassment, and relieves parents from bearing, most likely not available, the expense. Again, this August, LAHF and its volunteers will roll up its sleeves to support over 5,000 students attending schools needing support. The supplies will be delivered directly to the schools the sponsors have chosen to support.

Also, this year LAHF will celebrate its 20th Year Anniversary of the Backpack Program along with honoring many who paved the way to reach this milestone. Not only does LAHF provide a backpack program, it also attempts to eliminate as many barriers as possible that keep students from getting to school, participating, and achieving. We want the most fragile youth in our community to experience as many opportunities as possible so they too can thrive.

In December for the past 19 years, LAHF has held a Holiday Celebration for families mostly residing in transitional housing facilities. This event brings much joy to not only those on the receiving end but for all that are involved. Imagine 300+ children/teens, and parents walking into a room with large round tables covered with decorative table cloths, a stage covered with bags of gifts, the aroma of a delicious meal being prepared, entertainment, Santa, and soon as happy dine that almost raises the roof.

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