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Beach Clean Up

UPCOMING JUNE EVENT We stared the summer out at the beach AND help out our community by picking up trash!  WIN WIN! WHEN: Tuesday, June 14 2:00 PM - 4:00 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 ... Read More

Trinity Center

TRINITY CENTER DINNER SERVING Thank you to those who helped serve dinner at Trinity Center! We served over 60 meals on three different nights during the month of April! WHO:  Trinity Center (https://trinitycenterwc.org/) "Trinity Center is a non-residential program serving homeless and working poor adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Center Contra Costa County. We are a membership ... Read More

City Team

A huge thank you to City Team and our wonderful Open Family volunteers for making over 100 lunches to be passed out to the Oakland homeless population and doing some serious weeding at one of City Team's Oakland's shelter.  It was a fantastic success!     When:  February 27th, 1:30-3:00 Where: Oakland Women and Children's Shelter 6112 Hilton Street, Oakland Outside in ... Read More

Kids Against Hunger

What: Open Families is partnering with Kinds Against Hunger Bay Area to package and ship highly nutritious, life-saving meals to starving and malnourished children in developing countries and the United States. Along with sorting and packaging food volunteers will watch a video and learn more about the needs of developing countries. About Kids Against Hunger: "KAH Bay Area packages and ships ... Read More

Hospice Gratitude with Creativity

Open volunteers created their very own fall succulent potted plant that was given to Hospice staff and patients to brighten their day.  Our wonderful friend, Abby Boston @Porch Project By Abby (on IG)donated her time to help us create a great event of potting and painting plots to create some beautiful gifts.  FUN!

Grateful Gatherings

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 home. Open collected donations to completely furnish a home for a wonderful family.  We also gathered a ... Read More

Food Bank of Contra Costa

  WHAT: Food Bank of Contra Costa "The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano stores and distributes donated and purchased perishable and nonperishable food items. We distribute food directly to low-income people at community sites and make food available for other nonprofit organizations serving the ill, needy and children. The Food Bank works to reduce food waste, feed hungry ... Read More

Oakland Lake Lunches

WHAT:  OAKLAND LAKE LUNCHES (https://www.lakemerrittumc.org/ ) Lake Lunches is a food program of Lake Merritt United Methodist Church. They utilize volunteers to prepare 240 lunches a week and then deliver these lunches twice a week to the hungry and unsheltered no questions asked in the areas surrounding Lake Merritt.  Food is delivered along with toiletries and warm jackets. Volunteers assist in ... Read More

This is About Humanity

(This picture is from Thisisabouthumanity.com)   For our first event of 2021, we are so excited to work with our friend, Shauna McGlynn who is leading the Bay Area chapter to support a program called "This Is About Humanity" (https://www.thisisabouthumanity.com/) that works to support separated and reunified families at the border. Here is Shauna's description of her journey getting involved ... Read More

Hospice Gift Giving

Open Families volunteer "adopted" 30 hospice patients.  We shopped for gifts, wrapped and delivered the holiday gifts to each patient. It

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