Updated: Nov 15, 2020
Dear Friends, Family, Neighbors, and Community,
For the past 2 years, we have successfully held the EOBA/EBCOM Holiday Dinner Drive and have been fortunate to raise the funds each year to provide 1,000 families with turkey dinners during the holiday season. This year, though we all are faced with the unique challenge of simply existing during these times of uncertainty, we remain committed to providing families with holiday Dinners.
For the past decade, EOBA has hosted a monthly food distribution (now held on every Tuesday and Thursday) that provides youth, families, and the community with groceries as a means to help those who face food insecurities. Every week we are fortunate to reach thousands of families who come to our facility and receive can goods, fresh produce, meats, and more. The impact of our food drives continue to inspire us to expand the scale of supporting those in need by providing 1,000 families with complete holiday dinners this year.
To accomplish this goal, EOBA has partnered with the East Bay Circle of Men (Please learn more about EBCOM by checking out their website at http://eastbaycircleofmen.org.)
how to help
We are fortunate to have an opportunity to help others in our community, and we are asking for your support to make this goal a reality. We hope that your generous contributions will make it possible for 1,000 Oakland families, many who often go without nourishing dinners, to celebrate this season with a holiday dinner with all the trimmings!
$25 will provide a complete Holiday dinner for an entire family
$75 supports three families
$150 will bring your powerful love to six families
$300 provides twelve families with a special holiday dinner
$500 helps us support twenty families with holiday dinners
$1,000 allows us to bring smiles to forty families this holiday season
100% of all funds raised will be used for the procurement of food and distribution of holiday dinners. Please make your tax-deductible donation payable to “EOBA" or East Oakland Boxing Association.
There are 2 ways to make a donation:
You can mail your check TODAY to “EOBA, P.O Box 6711, Oakland, CA, 94603.” Please write “HDD 2020” in the subject area of your check, with the name of your EBCOM contact if applicable. (e.g. HDD 2020/Steve Rein)
You can also make your contribution online through our secure website by clicking on the "DONATE TODAY"button above. In the dedication box on the donation form, please name your EBCOM contact if applicable. Please make sure to include your name and address, and we will make sure that you receive a receipt for your donation from the East Oakland Boxing Association - Tax ID No. 94-2967981.
Also, please contact us if you are interested in participating in the distribution of the food, culminating on Saturday, November 21st, and helping to make this possible in our community.
Thank you for supporting this event and taking this opportunity to help us bring joy to those most in need.
EOBA & EBCOM