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Mayor Sheng Thao's Community Toy Drive

Help Bring Holiday Joy to Oakland’s Children


Greetings, Oakland!

I am Mayor Sheng Thao, and I am thrilled to invite you to join me in spreading holiday cheer and warmth throughout our incredible city. The 2023 Toy + Coat Drive, proudly sponsored by the Oakland Mayor's Office and SEIU Local 1021, is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and make a difference in the lives of our youth.

Coats and Toys Galore: Making Holidays Brighter for All!

This year, we aim to fill two school buses with the magic of the season—thousands of brand-new toys and warm coats for children in underserved communities. The need is greater than ever, and your contribution can make a significant impact. Thank you for being a part of this compassionate initiative!

How You Can Help:

Donate Funds:

All funds raised will go toward purchasing toys and coats for Oakland children and families! The East Bay Community Foundation will be administering this fund on behalf of the Mayor's Office. If you would like to make a gift to the Toy Drive, please make checks out to "East Bay Community Foundation" and note that the fund is "One Oakland Holiday Fund." You can also make a gift online here.

Donate in Person:

  • When: December 1 - December 15
  • Where: SEIU 1021 Union Hall, 100 Oak St., Oakland
  • What: Brand-new coats and unwrapped toys

Can't make it in person? No worries! You can also purchase a coat online at our Macy’s registry here. Ensure delivery to SEIU 1021, 100 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94608.

Confirm Drop-off Hours:

  • Call the Member Resource Center at 1-877-687-1021.

Volunteer and Spread Joy: We are also seeking volunteers to help make our Toy Giveaway Event a success. Reach out to Sandra Lewis, VP of Representation, at Sandra.Lewis@seiu1021.org or (510) 388-2505 to volunteer or get more information.

Interested in registering to receive a toy? You can sign up here to receive a toy. Once you submit your information, you will receive a confirmation from the SEIU 1021 office and instructions for our Toy Giveaway event on December 19. Please note the deadline for toy registrations is December 10.

Let's make this holiday season a time of joy, generosity, and unity. Your support and kindness can create lasting memories for the children of Oakland.

With gratitude,

Mayor Sheng Thao

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