During the holiday season, we see firsthand how fortunate we are to work in a community that understands the importance of making sure everyone has a home.
Every year, several groups and individuals contact us, eager to lend a helping hand. You bring donations of gift cards, food, clothing, and other urgent supplies our participants need. You also offer to volunteer in many different ways, including cooking meals for families at Banyan House, tutoring children in our programs, and sharing your professional expertise.
As we begin preparations for a new year, we want to thank you, and remind you that we still need your help.
It’s not too late to brighten the day of a child in one of our programs, or a parent wondering where they will sleep tomorrow.
We are beginning the collection of holiday donations and we need your support!
Adopt a Family: We are collecting special wishes from the men, women, and children who reside at Les Marquis emergency shelter and Banyan House. In addition, we are also collecting wishes from the low income families whom have recently exited and moved into their new homes. Wishes include shoes, favorite toy, book or game, new coat, or much needed household items. Please contact us to find out how you can make a special wish come true this holiday season.
Gift Cards: A donation of gift cards from stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, Big Lots, and local grocery stores can help families pick the items they need this winter. Cards between $10 and $50 are best, and can be mailed to our Administrative office at 21455 Birch St #5 Hayward, CA 94541. You can also drop off gift cards at the same address on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
A Gift in Honor: Is there someone in your family or a friend who is impossible to find a gift for? You can make a donation in their honor, and we’ll send them a special letter thanking them for the gift.
Monetary Donation: Make a contribution online and know that you will be helping to end homelessness in our community.