Back to School Help!

Many organizations in Oakland are accepting donations or giving away school supplies for the start of school.

BackpackIt's true! Summer's already drawing to a close, and all over Oakland kids are getting ready for school. 

Can you volunteer your help or donate supplies? 

The Oakland Ed Fund is recruiting volunteers who can help onsite at schools with special projects on August 19, 20, or 21st.  They are also accepting donations towards classroom school supplies.

Do you need supplies?

These backpack giveaways each have different sign up details, and pre-registration may not be a guarantee you will receive supplies, so please review information carefully.  

Our Youth Matter, Inc.  Saturday August 15th, Rainbow Rec Center.  Online registration indicates they may be sold out for giveaways, but they are still accepting donations

Oakland Lives Matter, Saturday August 22 at San Antonio Park.  For details contact or 510-610-1718

Oakland Natives Give Back, Saturday August 22nd, 9am-3pm, Oakland City Hall,    Pre-registration is required, as well as attedance at this full-day celebration.  Read full details at


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