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Grateful Gatherings

We are so excited for our upcoming August as we are once again partnering with Grateful Gathering! What: Grateful Gatherings is a fantastic program that believes that ‘families can thrive when they have a safe and comfortable home.’ When families transition from homelessness or crisis into a new home in the Bay Area, Grateful Gatherings receives donations to furnish the entire ... Read More

Lafayette Community Day

Lafayette had a "Community Day" and Open loved supporting the day! When: Saturday, June 3rd, from 8:30 to 2pm.  Volunteer hours 9:30-12 noon. Where: We started and end at Plaza Park. What: Welcome rally, coffee and breakfast treats before teams disperse to worksites.  Volunteer projects. Lunch, music, and celebration on the Plaza once the work is done.

CityTeam of Oakland

If you are in town and looking for a fun family activity, join us Sunday, the 28th from 5-7 to work with City Team in Oakland. If interested, see below! Who: City Team City Team’s vision is “ restoring lies and rebuilding communities through innovative programs, which provide food, Shelter, clothing, and spiritual transformation.” When: May 28th 5-7 Where: 722 Washington St ... Read More

Jewish Community Service-Refugee Support

A huge shout out to Zoe Freeze for planning a wonderful April Open event! We successfully packed 60 boxes to donate to refugees!!! The boxes contained household items for the Jewish Community Services in the East Bay.

Food Bank

            February 2023 WHO: Food bank ( WHAT: Warehouse volunteers sorted and boxed food donations and box or bag fresh produce. Working as a team volunteers checked food for quality, sorted by category, and boxed or bagged for distribution in warehouse sorting areas. WHERE: 2370 N Watney Way, Fairfield, Ca 94533 WHEN: February 26

Beach Clean Up

We enjoyed the beach AND help out our community by picking up trash! WHEN: Sunday, January 29  1:39 PM – 3:00 PM WHY:   Did you know that there is over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans right now? It weighs over 250,000 tons!!! These pollutants pose a real threat to our oceans, it’s sea life, and our ... Read More

Adopt a Family

Open is supported a great organization called Brighter Beginnings ( by adopting 15 families!  We had the opportunity to brighten the lives of so many families this holiday season!  

October Fun Ride

  We had the best time supporting American Diabetes Association by riding our bikes with our kids and raised a total of 3000$! Way to go Open! --  

Oakland Trash Clean Up

WHEN: Saturday, September 17 10 am - 12 pm WHERE: 722 Washington street Oakland CA 94607 WHO: City Team Oakland ( City Team's Vision: "Restoring lives and rebuilding communities through innovative programs which provide food, shelter, clothing, training, and spiritual transformation." WHAT: We trained with groups of volunteers to clean up the streets of Oakland.  Volunteers practiced social distancing while making a difference in the ... Read More

Backpacks for Habitat for Humanity

A big thank you goes to Habitat for Humanity for working with Open to create an opportunity to distribute 53 new backpacks with school supplies to families across Contra Costa County.


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