Several of our partner organizations have had extraordinary requests for their resources this year and have responded quickly to new ways of operating. They will have holiday drives, although some of them have had to forgo normal celebrations. The Social Justice Ministry urges you to consider donating to one or more of these Holiday drives and we will contribute to all of them.
The Day Worker Center of Mountain View
113 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94040
For the holidays, the DWC will give out gift cards to La Plaza (grocery store) and Target, and will do a very limited, socially-distanced distribution of toys to children. You can donate online through their website, but they prefer checks with “Gift Cards” in the memo line.
LifeMoves Opportunity SERVICES Center
Drop off donations at the OSC at 33 Encina Avenue, Palo Alto
Make checks out to LiveMoves and mail to: OSC, P.0.Box 213, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Write “Attn: Philip Dah” on the envelope and “OSC Holiday Drive” in the memo line. Questions? Contact Lilianna at 831-869-9150 or Lzavala@lifemoves.org.
This year the OC will be holding a holiday shopping event for their homeless clients. They ask for new, unwrapped gifts, or gift cards. You can also donate money for them to buy the items. They ask for donations by Friday, December 10. Here is a list of their Most Needed Items:
- Sleeping bags, sleeping mats, blankets, backpacks, umbrellas, rain ponchos
- Underwear and socks for men or women
- Warm coats or heavy hoodies (adult sizes)
- Gift Cards for gas, Walmart, Target, Safeway
There is an Amazon Wishlist specifically for the OSC Holiday drive:
NOTE: The OSC is not open on Saturday or Sunday, so please don’t deliver in person or schedule Amazon deliveries for those days.
Puente de la Costa Sur
P.O. Box 554, Pescadero, CA, 94060
Puente is conducting their annual drive for gift cards for farm workers and families. You can send a check or donate online through: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/puente
In either case, specify “Holiday Drive 2021.” Questions? Contact Alejandra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.262.4100.
Operation Stocking Stuffer
Winter Campaign for Little Eagle Community on Standing Rock Lakota Lands in South Dakota
This indigenous community is one of the most rural and under-resourced in the United States. The needs in Little Eagle are ongoing and we hope that you can help us with upcoming needs: 150-$100 gift cards for the holidays, 100 holiday stockings, cold weather items and the monthly pantry. We prefer contributions before November 15.
Tax deductible donation via credit card: https://bit.ly/3BkLOZ0. See NOTE below.
Tax deductible donation via check payable to One Life and mailed to:
Kerry Lobel, PO Box 3070, Half Moon Bay CA 94019. Questions? Call Kerry @ 650-740-7928.
NOTE: As of 1/2022, the program has a new financial sponsor, the Peace Development Fund. https://www.mightycause.com/donate/Littleeaglefriends
Donations are needed throughout the year for warm clothes and a food pantry. See list below:
Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1UNPR5A9GW83Q
Tax deductible donation via check or donor advised fund:
Peace Development Fund/Heart and Hand Fund/Friends of Little Eagle
PO BOX 1280
Amherst, MA 01004
Memo: Heart and Hand Fund/Friends of Little Eagle