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2017 Up Coming Annual Events!
 
 
March - Easter Basket Drive
Each year it is our goal to serve over 300 neglected and abused children by providing them with the joy of having a Easter Basket. True Passion of Oakland Easter Basket Drive serves children from birth to 15 years old. You can help in several ways:

  • Making and donating Easter Baskets 
  • Donating items to go in the baskets
  • Making a monetary donation to True Passion of Oakland designated for Easter Baskets
  • Volunteer

    If you would like to make Easter Baskets to Donate, here is a recipe and some ideas. All baskets should be age and gender appropriate. A Great Basket Includes:
    • One basket or plastic bucket
    • Easter grass
    • 5 filled plastic eggs
    • Wrapped candy
    • Small stuffed animal or book
    • Baskets should be wrapped in cellophane

    This is a great project for kids of all ages to participate in- get a group of friends, co-workers, church members or even scouts together to make baskets as a fun and meaningful way to help others. Your support is greatly appreciated!
     
    June - August - Back-to-School Drive 
    Each year, with the help of our community, True Passion of Oakland prepares more than 1,000 children to start school with new school supplies
    You can help in several ways:
    • Create a drive and collect new school supplies to donate
    • Make a financial donation to True Passion of Oakland with BTS in the memo line
    • Volunteer to help with school supply inventory, and packing backpacks
     
    Sometimes the only difference between being an A student and a failing student is having the basic school supplies to do homework and active school participation.  Because 64% of the children served by True Passion live on a family income of less than $37,010annually, after the most basic of needs of the family are met, school supplies may not fit into that budget.  With a donation of only $25, you can ensure a child starts the school year off with the right tools for success.
    School Supply Wish List:
    ·        3 Ring Binders
    ·        Backpacks (clear or mesh - per DISD regulations)
    ·        Compasses
    ·        Colored Pencils
    ·        Dividers
    ·        Folders 
    ·        Glue
    ·        Glue Sticks
    ·        Paper
    ·        Markers
    .      Pencils
    .      Pens 
    ·        Notebook Paper
    .        Pencil Bags / Boxes 
    ·        Scissors
    ·        Spiral Notebooks
    ·        Writing Tablets
     

    December - 2016 Annual Toy Giveway!
     
    We are registered to accept donations through:
    http://www.justgive.org/

    We gladly accept donations of all kinds! True Passion is a non-profit 501[c] 3 organization, Federal Tax ID #94-3338928. Your donations are tax-deductible, and we will provide receipts for all donations

     
     Coat Drive ~
    True Passion Non Profit & One Warm Coat "5th Annual Coat Drive"
     


     
     
     
     
     
     









    9thAnnual "Giving Back to the Community" Thanksgiving Feed
    Friday, November 25, 2016
    Location TBA
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    We made a goal to feed 300 + families at Thanksgiving. There are so many people in need more than we realized just within our community. Families with children, the homeless and even senior citizens are struggling because they can't afford to eat every day.

    If you would like to participate /volunteer for this event, send your contact information to truepassionassoc@yahoo.com or call (510)510 282-3243


    To strengthen the communities we serve, we are dedicated to providing basic needs to families in crisis! 2015 Thanksgiving Vital Stats Project:
    Type: completed project
    Start Date: 11/25/2016
    End Date: 11/25/2016
    People Impacted: 425
    People Involved: 165
    Money Raised: over $1,350.00