2016 OakLuv in the Streets
OakLuv continued to grow in myriad ways. Slay Bell and Elfie T-Rod joined the Elf Squad, bringing passion, commitment and creativity! Epsilon sponsored us big time and Pandora continued its giving ways. Thank You! We continued to partner with Youth UpRising, Help Portrait, East Bay Agency for Children, A Safe Place and Operation Dignity. The combination of team additions, sponsorships and partnerships resulted in our biggest year to date. We brought gifts and joy to schools, shelters, families and people in the streets of Oakland. “It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Teresa
2016 OakLuv: Epsilon Corporate Giving Partnership
Making the holiday season a little brighter, associates in San Francisco from Alliance Data’s Epsilon business, partnered with OakLuv, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, Calif., to fulfill Christmas lists for families in Oakland. Not only does the organization purchase gifts from the families’ Christmas lists, they also provide these families with clothes and food. OakLuv does this every year, but this year, with the help of Epsilon’s $25,000 contribution, OakLuv was able to double their impact, providing gifts and food to 40 families as well as extend support to the neighborhood affected by the Oakland warehouse fire in December. Read more: http://bit.ly/2im1Vkz © 2017 | 3BL Media/Alliance Data | All Rights Reserved
2015 OakLuv on NBC Bay Area Proud
In 2015 we continued to provide gifts, clothing, computers and a healthy dose of holiday cheer to Oakland children and families. By partnering with Pandora, Oakland Firefighters Random Acts of Kindness, Youth UpRising, Help Portrait, East Bay Agency for Children, A Safe Place and Operation Dignity, we were able to initiate a number of new initiatives benefiting local agencies and programs. Watch NBC Bay Area Proud with Garvin Thomas 2015 Coverage – Inspiring Stories of People Making a Difference – coverage to see what we have been up
2014 OakLuv: Franklin Elementary
The OakLuv crew of elves and supporters is growing...Thank You! We appointed a Chief of Operations to the team (Hot Toddy the Elf) who is bringing organization, structure and even more passion to our mission of giving. It's official, OakLuv is now a bonafide 501c3 non-profit organization committed to giving back, more than ever!! This means you can get a corporate match from your employer and double your impact. Let us know if you need any information in order to match. In 2014 we provided 40% more gifts to Oakland children and families in need. By partnering with Pandora and Oakland Firefighters Random Acts of Kindness, we were able to initiate a number of new initiatives benefiting local agencies and programs.
2013 OakLuv: 38th Ave
In 2013 - We were too legit to quit. It's official, K. Santa and Chaz E. are on the map! We launched a website. We filed for 501c3 non-profit status. Our story is profiled on the evening news when 2 events are featured on KTVU. We team up with Oakland Firefighter Random Acts of Kindness. We adopt a women's transition shelter and fulfill gifts to 12 families. We receive handwritten letters from underprivileged children writing to Santa and on Christmas eve, unbeknownst to them, we show up to their door showering gifts of love and holiday cheer. We bring tears of joy to 500+ children, their family and friends.
2012 OakLuv Chaz the Elf and Santa
Through a combination of planned events and just random giving in the streets, Santa, Chaz the Elf, and the elf crew drive around in a convoy of classic convertibles and deliver gifts to the kids! Imagine being five years old in an underprivileged family and Santa arrives at your doorstep bearing books, clothes and toys. We make memories that last a lifetime!
2011 OakLuv: Chaz the Elf & Knucklehead Santa
Christmas Eve 2011 - Chaz the Elf & Knucklehead Santa deliver unexpected gifts to delighted children and spread holiday cheer on the streets of Oakland. This year's sleigh ride was bigger and better than ever as a result of the generous spirit from those who contributed. A huge thanks to everyone who helped make this a success. Chaz & Knucklehead wish you all a funky fresh New Year!
2010 OakLuv: Chaz and Santa Spread the Love
Back by popular demand, Knucklehead Santa locks and pops and spreads good will in East Oakland. Chaz the elf and Santa cruise the Corvair sleigh throughout the streets of Oakland and give toys, books and clothes to the kids. Merry X-Mas and Peace and Joy in the New Year!