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Lend A Hand Foundation

Lend A Hand Foundation The Lend A Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life of underserved children, youth, and families. Lend A Hand (LAHF) is in its
25th year of service.

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.

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.

Operating as usual

01/02/2023

HAPPY NEW DAY! So grateful for all my blessings and to have such a beautiful family and friends. As we weather this storm, I continue to pray for the unhoused and all of us. We will do our absolute best, God's will, helping uplift families. Many thanks to everyone for lending a hand.

Thank you Dave Clark. I was so honored and humble to receive the invitation to tell our story best I knew how. I could s...
01/02/2023
Dee Johnson, Lend A Hand director

Thank you Dave Clark. I was so honored and humble to receive the invitation to tell our story best I knew how. I could see and hear my Mom as I watched this...of course it brought a few tears, but tears of JOY! Speaking on the 25 years brought up a lot of memories, which reminds me just how grateful I am to have had so much support during this journey. I am grateful to Dave Clark and KTVU for allowing me to share. I hope that there was something I said that resonates so we can come together to help in any way we can as it will have a positive impact, believe it or not. To God Be The Glory! I would not be here without his getting me through the storms by healing me, opening doors, and bringing a lot of wonderful people my way. Again, thank you David. This is really a great piece you and your team have put together to capture many people doing what they love to do no matter if they are doctors, lawyers, teachers, community advocates, and more. What A Blessing!

Lend A Hand has been around 20 years in Oakland and was created to do just that: help people in need, in a variety of ways. The foundation gives thousands of new backpacks for school students, food for those who are hungry and shelter when it’s needed. Dee Johnson is an African-American woman who ...

THANK YOU OAKLAND ATHLETICS
12/30/2022

THANK YOU OAKLAND ATHLETICS

THANK YOU PG&E
12/30/2022

THANK YOU PG&E

12/30/2022
12/24/2022

Wishing everyone the best this Holiday Season and Beyond!

Lend A Hand Foundation

12/23/2022

Wishing all of our friends, supporters, and volunteers the best Holiday Season possible. We sincerely thank everyone for lending a hand.

Lend A Hand Foundation

🦃Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway🦃 November 20, 2022 Liberation Park7101 Foothill Boulevard Oakland, CA  94605Drive Thru fro...
11/18/2022

🦃Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway🦃

November 20, 2022
Liberation Park
7101 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94605

Drive Thru from 10 am-12 pm
Walk Up from 2 pm-4 pm
1 Turkey Per Car, Bag of Canned Goods, and Books

‼️You must RSVP to receive a donation at
https://tinyurl.com/TurkeyGiveaway2022 ‼️

We are forever  for your support. You help us to help the community!  Thank you!
11/17/2022

We are forever for your support. You help us to help the community! Thank you!

🦃Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway🦃 November 20, 2022 Liberation Park7101 Foothill Boulevard Oakland, CA  94605Drive Thru fro...
11/03/2022

🦃Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway🦃

November 20, 2022
Liberation Park
7101 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94605

Drive Thru from 10 am-12 pm
Walk Up from 2 pm-4 pm
1 Turkey Per Car, Bag of Canned Goods, and Books

‼️You must RSVP to receive a donation at
https://lnkd.in/gSw25zvQ ‼️

Happy Halloween!
10/31/2022

Happy Halloween!

10/28/2022

The Holiday Season Is Approaching Fast...

Have you ever asked yourself about giving and showing love to a worthy cause? Here is a perfect way to help others. Go to
https://www.lendahandfoundation.org for more information about how to give today!

Thank you Wells Fargo for your ongoing support and for supporting our Lend A Hand Foundation Gala. We are forever gratef...
10/26/2022

Thank you Wells Fargo for your ongoing support and for supporting our Lend A Hand Foundation Gala. We are forever grateful!

🦃Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway🦃 November 20, 2022Liberation Park7101 Foothill Boulevard Oakland, CA  94605Drive Thru from...
10/24/2022

🦃Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway🦃

November 20, 2022
Liberation Park
7101 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94605

Drive Thru from 10 am-12 pm
Walk Up from 2 pm-4 pm
1 Turkey Per Car, Bag of Canned Goods, and Books

‼️You must RSVP to receive a donation at
https://tinyurl.com/TurkeyGiveaway2022 ‼️

Thank you Ernst & Youngfor your ongoing support and for supporting our Lend A Hand Foundation Gala. We are forever grate...
10/21/2022

Thank you Ernst & Youngfor your ongoing support and for supporting our Lend A Hand Foundation Gala. We are forever grateful!

Thank you to The Post News Group for being our Media partner for the Lend A Hand Foundation Gala. We are forever gratefu...
10/19/2022

Thank you to The Post News Group for being our Media partner for the Lend A Hand Foundation Gala. We are forever grateful for your support!

We can’t thank our title sponsor Pacific Gas and Electric Company enough for helping the Lend A Hand Foundation in our m...
10/17/2022

We can’t thank our title sponsor Pacific Gas and Electric Company enough for helping the Lend A Hand Foundation in our massive community effort to provide over 25,000 students with educational tools in 2022. We are forever grateful for your support!

More photos from the Lend A Hand Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 23, 2022. We are forever  to all ...
10/13/2022

More photos from the Lend A Hand Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 23, 2022. We are forever to all who attended and supported our special evening!

**Feel free to tag yourself in the photos**

More photos from the Lend A Hand Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 23, 2022. We are forever  to all ...
10/10/2022

More photos from the Lend A Hand Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 23, 2022. We are forever to all who attended and supported our special evening!

**Feel free to tag yourself in the photos**

Thank you for your contribution to our Live Auction Contributors for the Lend A Hand Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala on...
10/06/2022

Thank you for your contribution to our Live Auction Contributors for the Lend A Hand Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 23, 2022. We are forever for your support!

Alaska Airlines
Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
Lake Chabot Golf Course
Metropolitan Golf Links
San Francisco Giants
Fentons Creamery
Dorian Webb
Tesla

We are so happy you were able to join us for the Lend A Hand Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 23, 2...
10/03/2022

We are so happy you were able to join us for the Lend A Hand Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 23, 2022. We are forever to all who attended and supported our special evening! Stay tuned for more images from this fabulous event!

**Feel free to tag yourself in the photos**

, , , and  filled the room at the Lend A Hand Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 23, 2022. We are for...
09/27/2022

, , , and filled the room at the Lend A Hand Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 23, 2022. We are forever to all who attended and supported our special evening!

Thank you!

Join us for the Upcoming Workshop of the 2022 Leadership Series! Tuesday, September 27th at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PSTThe Jo...
09/26/2022
OCCUR AND THE SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION FAITHS PROGRAM

Join us for the Upcoming Workshop of the 2022 Leadership Series! Tuesday, September 27th at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

The Journey to the Vision: Leadership Forum & Year-End Celebration. Our very own Dee Johnson will be speaking on the panel.

Register today at http://www.amodelbuiltonfaith.org/

​ Join us for the Upcoming Workshop of the 2022 Leadership Series! ​The Journey to the Vision: Leadership Forum & Year-End Celebration ​ When: Tuesday, September 27th at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST...

09/26/2022

Thank you for attending our gala! Stay tuned for more photos and event recaps throughout the week! Because of you, our event was ! We are forever grateful.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
09/15/2022

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Look who's partnering with us in this massive community effort to provide 25,000 students with their educational supply ...
09/14/2022

Look who's partnering with us in this massive community effort to provide 25,000 students with their educational supply kits

Go to https://www.lendahandfoundation.org to learn how you can donate!

09/11/2022



“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”
-Maya Angelou

Happy Labor Day!
09/05/2022

Happy Labor Day!

08/29/2022

Have an awesome school year!

Join us on August 24th from 3 PM - 6 PM for our Back to School Celebration with Youth UpRising! There will be performanc...
08/22/2022

Join us on August 24th from 3 PM - 6 PM for our Back to School Celebration with Youth UpRising!

There will be performances, FREE FOOD, a youth culinary pop-up and SO much more!

We will be handing out backpacks and school supplies!

To RESERVE your backpack today use the link below to RSVP.

RSVP HERE ⬇⬇
https://www.youthuprising.org/programs-events-sign-ups

Address

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 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

(510) 553-1262

Products

We have Cookbooks, T-shirts, Aprons, and we have a online magazine...And the BEAT goes on.

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Our Story

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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HAPPY NEW DAY! So grateful for all my blessings and to have such a beautiful family and friends. As we weather this storm, I continue to pray for the unhoused and all of us. We will do our absolute best, God's will, helping uplift families. Many thanks to everyone for lending a hand.
Thank you Dave Clark. I was so honored and humble to receive the invitation to tell our story best I knew how. I could see and hear my Mom as I watched this...of course it brought a few tears, but tears of JOY! Speaking on the 25 years brought up a lot of memories, which reminds me just how grateful I am to have had so much support during this journey. I am grateful to Dave Clark and KTVU for allowing me to share. I hope that there was something I said that resonates so we can come together to help in any way we can as it will have a positive impact, believe it or not. To God Be The Glory! I would not be here without his getting me through the storms by healing me, opening doors, and bringing a lot of wonderful people my way. Again, thank you David. This is really a great piece you and your team have put together to capture many people doing what they love to do no matter if they are doctors, lawyers, teachers, community advocates, and more. What A Blessing!
THANK YOU OAKLAND ATHLETICS
THANK YOU PG&E
Wishing everyone the best this Holiday Season and Beyond!

Lend A Hand Foundation
Wishing all of our friends, supporters, and volunteers the best Holiday Season possible. We sincerely thank everyone for lending a hand.

Lend A Hand Foundation
🦃Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway🦃

November 20, 2022
Liberation Park
7101 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94605

Drive Thru from 10 am-12 pm
Walk Up from 2 pm-4 pm
1 Turkey Per Car, Bag of Canned Goods, and Books

‼️You must RSVP to receive a donation at
https://tinyurl.com/TurkeyGiveaway2022 ‼️
We are forever for your support. You help us to help the community! Thank you!

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🦃Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway🦃

November 20, 2022
Liberation Park
7101 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94605

Drive Thru from 10 am-12 pm
Walk Up from 2 pm-4 pm
1 Turkey Per Car, Bag of Canned Goods, and Books

‼️You must RSVP to receive a donation at
https://lnkd.in/gSw25zvQ ‼️
Happy Halloween!

The Holiday Season Is Approaching Fast...

Have you ever asked yourself about giving and showing love to a worthy cause? Here is a perfect way to help others. Go to
https://www.lendahandfoundation.org for more information about how to give today!

Thank you Wells Fargo for your ongoing support and for supporting our Lend A Hand Foundation Gala. We are forever grateful!

🦃Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway🦃

November 20, 2022
Liberation Park
7101 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94605

Drive Thru from 10 am-12 pm
Walk Up from 2 pm-4 pm
1 Turkey Per Car, Bag of Canned Goods, and Books

‼️You must RSVP to receive a donation at
https://tinyurl.com/TurkeyGiveaway2022 ‼️
Thank you Ernst & Youngfor your ongoing support and for supporting our Lend A Hand Foundation Gala. We are forever grateful!

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