From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot thank you enough, everyone who made special efforts to collect and donate gifts, food, warm blankets, clothing, and needed supplies to all the men, women and children in BOSS this past holiday season.
Every year we work in partnership with some truly inspirational, generous individuals and groups in the community, who help make sure the people BOSS serves receive warmth, joy, comfort, and the knowledge that they are not forgotten.
In 2018, our holiday donors included:
Ducks Nest Preschool
Prospect Sierra Middle School
Black Pine Circle School
Berkeley Holiday Fund
The Family Giving Tree
ELS Architecture & Urban Design
Berkeley Fire Department (Station #4)
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
CIBC Private Wealth Management, (Jennifer Mann)
Martha Sellers/Girl Scout Troup #30647
Trader Joes Rockridge.
Plus ONE WARM COAT Drives by:
UC Berkeley Ecology Center
Bayhill High School in Berkeley
Fourth Street Businesses (Abrams/Millikan)
The holidays can bring a lot of stress and pain for people who are experiencing homelessness and crisis, but with your support, the people BOSS serves had warm and enjoyable holidays, with special meals, parties, decorations, and gifts!
We wish all of you much love, health, joy and peace in 2019 and beyond!
*Messages pictured below were written by BOSS staff at our holiday gathering at Humanist Hall!
**To organize a collection of needed items at any time during the year, contact Gwen Austin, BOSS Community Builder & Development Associate, at 510.649.1930 x 1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.