One hundred percent of your donation goes to help the homeless as we are a small group of volunteers with no salaries,overhead,or administrative costs.
We do, however, need help in defraying operating costs: nightly purchases of thrift store blankets, bottled water, and gas to reach Oakland's homeless each night.
To make a tax deductible donation through your PayPal account click on the "Donate" button below, or send your PayPal donation to:
Donate by check to:
Mission for the Homeless, P. O. Box # 7194, Oakland, CA 94601-3023
(EIN/Tax ID number: 46-0674496)
Blankets - Twin/Full or Queen size "Comforter-style"
10 blankets per night.
Total: 300 needed every month
120 bottles of water per night = 5 cases of 24 bottles per case. (approx. $18)
Total: 3,720 bottles needed every month (approx. $558)
Plastic t-shirt bags
1000 bags every 9 days (approx. $67)
3000 needed per month (approx. $200)
4 person Ozark Trail instant pop up tents.
Designed for use on concrete. (approx. $54)
Total needed: 20 tents (approx. $1080)
Socks - heavy duty working men's socks are best. (approx. $2/pair)
Total needed: 100 pairs (approx. $200)
Men's sweatpants - sizes Medium and Large (approx. $7)
Total needed: 20 per month (approx. $140)
Coats - Men's Large and Extra Large are the best sizes.
2-3 per night.
Total: 60-90 a month
Non-perishable food items
Granola/protein bars, pop-top canned goods, chips, cookies