Share the Holiday Spirit

Hope for the Holidays Drive

Help people in need this winter!

Adopt a Child/Teen and Donate Clothing and Small Gifts
Donate Items from our Holiday Wish List
Contribute to a Holiday Drive

2020 Holiday
Wish List

BOSS collects our wish list items to share with homeless families & individuals during the holidays (some items are needed year-round, as well).

  • Towels + toiletries
  • Blankets + linens
  • Gift cards (any size, any store)
  • New socks + underwear
  • Board games + sports equipment
  • Art + School supplies
  • Scarves, hats, gloves
  • Baseball caps + t-shirts
  • Watches, radios, small electronics

Contact Gwen Austin
(510) 649-1930 x 1001 

(Printable Wish List Flyer)

2020 Holiday
Clothing Drive

BOSS is collecting in-kind donations of *new* and/or *gently-used* clothing of all sizes for men, women, and children:

  • Business Attire
  • Casual Everyday Clothing
  • Coats & Jackets 

Contact Gwen Austin
(510) 649-1930 x 1001 

(Printable Clothing Drive Flyer)

2020 Holiday
Shoe Drive

BOSS is collecting new and gently used shoes of all sizes for men, women, and children. Shoes will be distributed during a community healing event in deep East Oakland, a community affected by high gun violence.

Collection: Nov 17 – Dec 21
BOSS East Oakland Impact Hub
9006 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Contact Nanette Francois
(510) 957-6160 x 1700 

(Printable Shoe Drive Flyer)

2020 Holiday
Toy Drive

BOSS is collecting toys to benefit BOSS participants with children during the pandemic.

Collection: Dec 1 – 22
BOSS Career Training and Employment Center
1600 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

Contact Charlette Viney
(510) 844-8221 x 1608

(Printable Toy Drive Flyer)