OakLuv Foundation was created by Santa (aka Alex Cox ), Chaz the Elf (aka Alan Smith) and Hot Toddy (aka Todd Marshburn) pretty much on a whim. With an initial intention of "Just having some fun by surprising people with stuff they might need," the guys stumbled upon the incredible joy of giving.
Experiencing the children’s happiness and their parents’ appreciation was, and continues to be, amazing. (Like teary-eyed exuberance kind of amazing.)
Equally bonkers has been the generosity and altruism of friends, family and total strangers. Through their simple beginnings, this crew and their events have grown exponentially. Making life-long memories for hundreds of deserving children. It has been truly awesome.
Our dream is to continue to make a positive difference, but never lose sight of fun.
We love life. We luv Oakland!
The purpose of the Matriarch Community Grant is to celebrate the hard work, perseverance, and leadership of women in the Oakland community who are dedicated to empowering and creating positive change within their families and communities.
This year, OakLuv is granting (5) matriarchs with $3,000 to help bring joy to their holiday season. All matriarchs are invited to apply and nominate individuals from their family or community that meet the criteria.
Applications can be submitted from 11/10/2023 - 12/10/20223.
Grant Recipients will be announced on 12/16/23.
Grants will be awarded before 12/25/23.
Applications are open to all Matriarch leaders that identify as women, without regard to their immigration status, must be at least 18 years of age and residents of Oakland, CA.
SECRET SANTA - ADOPT A FAMILY
One of our goals is to ensure that less fortunate children in the Oakland area who may not otherwise have gifts are able to share in the magic of the holidays. With your generous donations and volunteering efforts, you have the capacity to help us in our endeavor to reach families in need this holiday. Contact us to learn more.
SPONSOR A CLASSROOM
One of the main reasons OakLuv Foundation was founded in 2008 was to give back to the Oakland community. We’ve dedicated countless hours and resources to local schools, and hope you’ll help us continue this work. Whether it's warm jackets, toys, laptops or 3D printers, we work with classrooms to make sure they have the supplies kids need throughout the school year.
ELF SQUAD VOLUNTEERS
We love our volunteers!! We're 100% run entirely by volunteers. Join our local community of volunteers to help give back to those in need. We're always looking for like-minded individuals that want to join us with a helping hand. See how you can help by contacting one of our representatives at email@example.com.
For 2022 we are working with schools, shelters, agencies and other non-profits while canvasing the streets of Oakland in search of those in need of holiday cheer. We have expanded into technology, education and a maker series to focus on STEM projects. If you'd like to support our programs, you can do so by donating online. Don't forget to check with your employer and see if you can double your impact with a corporate match.