According to The East Oakland Collective, there are 3,000 homeless people in Oakland, and 70% are African American. The state is not required and doesn’t bother to keep track of how many die on these streets, leaving our people to weather the elements alone and disregarded.
We’re not going to stand for this. Our community is our responsibility and we have to take the initiative to bring change. Hip Hop For Change in partnership with East Bay Community Space is organizing a clothing drive to make sure our neighbors in the struggle have a fighting chance.
We’re accepting new and lightly used clothing [i.e. scarves, jackets, socks, thermals, gloves, blankets, tarps, shoes, solar lanterns, beanies, bottled water, thermals, tents, feminine products, hygiene items].
This is your opportunity to prove to yourself and your community that you care enough to take action and not just talk about Change.
Please bring your items to 5447 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 94609. Drop-offs accepted Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
For additional information, contact our Director at [email protected]
You can also donate monetarily by following this link: https://us.commitchange.com/ca/oakland/hiphopforchange/campaigns/hip-hop-for-change-warm-winter-clothing-drive
Thanks for your support!