The Downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt-Uptown District Associations, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle,
and Black Cinema At Large, after hosting a film screening and community
engagement on the problem of Human Sex Trafficking in Oakland, saw a
very real need for winter clothing services for victims of trafficking
and the homeless. This includes getting the clothing to the population
directly, without the need of agency referral.
These organizations are combining their goodwill efforts with Oakland’s Serenity House [http:// www.serenityhouse680.org/],
a center for women that are on their way to recovery from substance
abuse, mental illness, homelessness, and the sexual abuse. Serenity
House also does field work in the Oakland streets with men and children.
Winter coats for all ages and sizes are needed, as well as warm caps
and socks. Items should be clean and in good and wearable condition.
Drop Off Locations: Drop off locations for clothing items are
generously donated by Geoffrey Pete of Geoffrey’s Inner Circle and the
Downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt-Uptown District Associations.
Uptown Drop of Location: The offices of the Downtown Oakland and Lake
Merritt-Uptown District Associations located at 388 19th Street, Oakland
CA 94612, between Webster and Franklin Streets.
off Days and Times: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm throughout December
except December 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st.
In support of
this effort, the Downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt-Uptown Community
Benefit Districts have graciously offered to send their Ambassadors to
local uptown and downtown businesses within the Boundaries of their
Districts to Pick Up items directly from donors. For more information
about Drop Off or Ambassador Pick Up, please contact the District office
at 510-238-1122 or by email email@example.com
Drop off Location: Geoffrey's Inner Circle is located at 408 14th
Street, Oakland, CA 94612, between Broadway and Franklin.
Downtown Drop Off Days and Times: Geoffrey's location will be available
for drop off throughout the month of December on Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm starting December 6th. Donation intake of
clothing items at this location will be managed by Black Cinema At Large
and Serenity House.
For more information please contact: Rocky Seker
with Black Cinema At Large: 510-992-9707; or Johnnia with Serenity
Distribution of items to the general
population will be on Fridays, and as needed through the month of
December for Serenity House and Geoffrey’s Annual Community Christmas
Please let family, friends, associates and co-workers know about the drive, and thank you Oakland for your support!