Lend A Hand Foundation

Lend A Hand Foundation The Lend A Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life of underserved children, youth, and famili Lend A Hand (LAHF) celebrated 25 years of service in 2022.
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In December, we held our annual "Joy of Giving" Holiday Celebration for over 250 children, 75 youth, and 137 parents. Our Annual Back to School Program provided 25,000 students with their essential supply kits in August in honor of the 25th Year Anniversary. Our Scholarship Program is thriving due to our Board of Directors. Not only do we provide supply kits to students, we also provide essentia

ls to families including food, clothing, support during emergency situations, and other support. These services occur in Oakland/Alameda County. This past year brought us much joy as we were able to be a blessing to others. We remain humble and honored to provide as many important services as we can to families. We are extremely grateful to all of our supporters and volunteers. Thank you for lending a hand.

It is not too late to make a donation!Please visit lendahandfoundation.org for more information on how you can make a di...
12/07/2023

It is not too late to make a donation!
Please visit lendahandfoundation.org for more information on how you can make a difference this holiday season🎁🎄

THERE’S STILL TIME TO DONATE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 🎄 🎁🧑🏽‍🎄👩‍👩‍👦‍👦You never really know who needs your help. www.lendahandfoun...
12/07/2023

THERE’S STILL TIME TO DONATE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 🎄 🎁🧑🏽‍🎄👩‍👩‍👦‍👦

You never really know who needs your help. www.lendahandfoundation.org

Happy Thanksgiving 2023! 🍁🦃
11/24/2023

Happy Thanksgiving 2023! 🍁🦃

We are gearing up for our 24th Annual Joy of Giving Celebration, and it is approaching quickly! We are so grateful for t...
11/22/2023

We are gearing up for our 24th Annual Joy of Giving Celebration, and it is approaching quickly! We are so grateful for those who have purchased from our Joy of Giving Amazon Registry so far, and we want to keep the holiday spirit going! 🎁

HOW IT WORKS:
Click the following link: https://www.amazon.com/registries/gl/guest-view/KR9BYU4KQFQP
to be directed to the Joy of Giving Amazon Registry, where we have a variety of toys, coats, and games to choose from ready for purchase.

At checkout, be sure to select "Lend A Hand Foundation JoG" when selecting the delivery address. The items will be shipped directly to us and will be ready to give out to families during our Annual Joy of Giving Event!

We thank you, but our community thanks you more!

We would like to give a SHOUTOUT to all of our amazing "Joy of Giving" Holiday Celebration sponsors this year!For everyt...
11/21/2023

We would like to give a SHOUTOUT to all of our amazing "Joy of Giving" Holiday Celebration sponsors this year!
For everything you have contributed in the past, and everything you still do, the Lend A Hand Foundation just wants you to know how thankful we are!
There are still sponsorship opportunities available. If you want to join us in spreading some joy this holiday season, please visit https://www.lendahandfoundation.org/

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK  YOU! For those of you that have already used our Amazon registry to shop for our Joy of Giv...
11/21/2023

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
For those of you that have already used our Amazon registry to shop for our Joy of Giving Event.
We still need your help 💵🎁⚽️

HOW IT WORKS:
Click the following link: https://www.amazon.com/registries/gl/guest-view/KR9BYU4KQFQP
OR scan the QR code on our flyer to be directed to the Joy of Giving Gift Registry, where we have a variety of toys, coats, and games to choose from ready for purchase.

At checkout, be sure to select "Lend A Hand Foundation JoG" when selecting the delivery address. The items will be shipped directly to us and will be ready to give out to families during our Annual Joy of Giving Event!

We are sincerely grateful for your support in helping us spread some joy this holiday season!

Our 24th Annual Joy of Giving Celebration is quickly approaching, and we are excited to try something new... we are laun...
11/09/2023

Our 24th Annual Joy of Giving Celebration is quickly approaching, and we are excited to try something new... we are launching a Joy of Giving Amazon Registry!🎁

HOW IT WORKS:
Click the following link: https://www.amazon.com/registries/gl/guest-view/KR9BYU4KQFQP
OR scan the QR code on our flyer to be directed to the Joy of Giving Gift Registry, where we have a variety of toys, coats, and games to choose from ready for purchase.

At checkout, be sure to select "Lend A Hand Foundation JoG" when selecting the delivery address. The items will be shipped directly to us and will be ready to give out to families during our Annual Joy of Giving Event!

We are sincerely grateful for your support in helping us spread some joy this holiday season!

A huge thank you to all who participated in sharing holiday memories recently in honor of our current Joy of Giving camp...
11/07/2023

A huge thank you to all who participated in sharing holiday memories recently in honor of our current Joy of Giving campaign! With the help of a generous anonymous donor, we've got prizes to share amongst some lucky participants.

😋Black Women Organized for Political Action , will receive a $50 gift certificate to Everett & Jones BBQ — yum!
💄Tracy Trapaga Lawrence will receive a $100 Sephora gift card!

Now - are YOU ready to help us create some joyful holiday memories for underserved families? Donations of any size help. Please visit our site to contribute: https://www.lendahandfoundation.org/donate-2/.

Calling all Bay Area residents & friendsWe need your help to brighten the holidays for children and families who could u...
11/02/2023

Calling all Bay Area residents & friends
We need your help to brighten the holidays for children and families who could use a helping hand. We’re seeking donations to provide turkeys, warm clothes, blankets, and toys for local families in Oakland and Alameda County.

Let’s make some holiday magic happen! Donate today:
💰 $ Donations: bit.ly/lahfjog23
🎁 To purchase from our Amazon Registry: amzn.to/45r379K

Absolutely Awesome!!
11/02/2023

Absolutely Awesome!!

Thank So Much Supervisor Lena Tam for this generous donation.It is greatly appreciated!!!
11/02/2023

Thank So Much Supervisor Lena Tam for this generous donation.
It is greatly appreciated!!!

The Lend A Hand Foundation is wishing you a Happy Halloween!!🎃👻
10/31/2023

The Lend A Hand Foundation is wishing you a Happy Halloween!!🎃👻

Our 24th Annual Joy of Giving Celebration is quickly approaching, and we are excited to try something new... we are laun...
10/29/2023

Our 24th Annual Joy of Giving Celebration is quickly approaching, and we are excited to try something new... we are launching a Joy of Giving Amazon Registry!🎁

HOW IT WORKS:
Click the following link: https://www.amazon.com/registries/gl/guest-view/KR9BYU4KQFQP
OR scan the QR code on our flyer to be directed to the Joy of Giving Gift Registry, where we have a variety of toys, coats, and games to choose from ready for purchase.

At checkout, be sure to select "Lend A Hand Foundation JoG" when selecting the delivery address. The items will be shipped directly to us and will be ready to give out to families during our Annual Joy of Giving Event this December!

We are sincerely grateful for your support in helping us spread some joy this holiday season!

Big shout out to my newest top fans! 💎Margaret Hackney-McCullough, Linda Sandoval
10/28/2023

Big shout out to my newest top fans! 💎

Margaret Hackney-McCullough, Linda Sandoval

Calling all Bay Area residents & friendsWe need your help by November 1st to brighten the holidays for children and fami...
10/24/2023

Calling all Bay Area residents & friends
We need your help by November 1st to brighten the holidays for children and families who could use a helping hand. We’re seeking donations to provide turkeys, warm clothes, blankets, and toys for local families in Oakland and Alameda County.

Let’s make some holiday magic happen! Donate today:

💰 $ Donations: bit.ly/lahfjog23
🎁 To purchase from our Amazon Registry: amzn.to/45r379K

Are there fond memories of the holidays you carry with you? Help us make some beautiful memories for children in Oakland...
10/17/2023

Are there fond memories of the holidays you carry with you? Help us make some beautiful memories for children in Oakland and Alameda County by sharing yours — and spreading the word about our 2023 Joy of Giving Campaign. https://www.lendahandfoundation.org/

Here’s how:
1. Share/repost this post to your feed, along with one of your favorite holiday memories. Be sure to include the hashtag
2. On Nov. 6th we’ll pick 3 winners from those who participated in the holiday memory campaign.

🎁 Prizes include:
- A $100 Sephora gift card to keep you glowing
- A $50 gift certificate to Everett & Jones BBQ—yum!
- A pair of movie tickets to an Oakland theater

So, are you in? Let’s start spreading some joy!

Thank You so much for this acknowledgment❤️!
10/12/2023

Thank You so much for this acknowledgment❤️!

Are there fond memories of the holidays you carry with you? Help us make some beautiful memories for children in Oakland...
10/11/2023

Are there fond memories of the holidays you carry with you? Help us make some beautiful memories for children in Oakland and Alameda County by sharing yours — and spreading the word about our 2023 Joy of Giving Campaign. https://www.lendahandfoundation.org/

Here’s how:
1. Share/repost this post to your feed, along with one of your favorite holiday memories. Be sure to include the hashtag
2. On Nov. 6th we’ll pick 3 winners from those who participated in the holiday memory campaign.

🎁 Prizes include:
- A $100 Sephora gift card to keep you glowing
- A $50 gift certificate to Everett & Jones BBQ—yum!
- A pair of movie tickets to an Oakland theater

So, are you in? Let’s start spreading some joy!

September began   - let's celebrate and acknowledge the rich and diverse cultures and the many important contributions o...
09/16/2023

September began - let's celebrate and acknowledge the rich and diverse cultures and the many important contributions of our Hispanic and Latinx communities.

Our 24th Annual Joy of Giving Celebration is quickly approaching, and we need your support!!🎁🎀This year, we are excited ...
09/14/2023

Our 24th Annual Joy of Giving Celebration is quickly approaching, and we need your support!!🎁🎀

This year, we are excited to try something new... we are launching a Joy of Giving Amazon Registry!

HOW IT WORKS:
Scan the QR code on our flyer with your camera to be directed to the Joy of Giving Gift Registry, where we have a variety of toys, coats, and games to choose from ready for purchase.

At checkout, be sure to select "Lend A Hand Foundation JoG" when selecting the delivery address. The items will be shipped directly to us and will be ready to give out to families during our Annual Joy of Giving Event!

We are sincerely grateful for all of your support whether it be through sponsorships, donations, or in-kind support. Your support will bring joy to many families this holiday season.

Thank you

It’s not the time you put in... It's what you put into the time...
09/02/2023

It’s not the time you put in... It's what you put into the time...



We continue to Thank You!
08/22/2023

We continue to Thank You!

Oaklandish is excited to announce our collaboration with SupplyBank.org to help ensure that every Oakland student has the necessary school supplies for academic success. SupplyBank.org is partnering with Oaklandish and Lend a Hand Foundation for its annual back-to-school campaign.

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Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm

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(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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