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Adopt a Family This Christmas

We are excited to announce that our drive is underway and adoptions for our 2017 drive are now open! Click here to make your selection. Now in our fifth year, this family-friendly holiday drive helps clothe the women and children residents of Alameda’s Midway Shelter, their safe house, and the San Leandro Shelter with new, cozy jammies, socks, and underthings to open on Christmas Day. This year’s party culminating the drive will be held on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 in the early evening. For the past four years coordinating this event, my heart has been filled with gratitude for the  generosity givers…

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Making a Difference, One Family at a Time

The annual Jammie Drive we run touches two groups of people: those who receive the gifts and those who give them. The drive benefits residents of three East Bay Area shelters—havens for victims of domestic violence and homelessness. We provide cozy pajamas, socks and underthings, basics we take for granted, to these folks in need. We’ve run this program for four years now; it’s a big hit with local families and individuals looking to give back to their community. Here are comments from some of our donors about why they return year after year to participate: “This drive…

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Getting into the Christmas Spirit: Jammie Party Recap

Several weeks ago, I looked at my young children (ages 4 and 5) and realized that I wanted to give them the experience of what the holidays are all about: giving to others. I remember when I was young, my family gave gifts and a bag of groceries to a family we never met so that they could have a nice Christmas. I also remember selecting an ornament from a Christmas tree in the lobby of one of my employers that identified a 7-year-old girl who really wanted a doll for Christmas. Those are some of the…

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