Ways to Help Others

Listen, Learn, Process. Act.

Understand Biblical Justice! Then, take a simple act of faith!

  1. Learn more about a local organization, Faith in Action and consider supporting their cause. Help get masks for the people.
  2. Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity - advocacy toolkit for releasing vulnerable folks in ICE detention. Take action to help free these people.
  3. Have conversations with family and friends about Black Lives Matter and anti-racism, and process together. Be bold in learning together.
  4. Read books on faith, race, and social justice.
  5. Support Black-owned restaurants around the Bay Area: https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2020/black-owned-restaurants/
  6. Donate to and follow local organizations doing direct work to address racial injustice: https://www.surjbayarea.org
  7. Follow, learn about, and participate in the Movement for Black Lives: https://m4bl.org/week-of-action/
  8. Offer to bless a neighbor, a senior or friends who are unable with errands, yard work, a phone call or cook and share a meal with them.
  9. Project Peace is supporting OIHS Oakland International High School. They are hoping the faith community can help out with some much needed baby supplies.

Support Oakland CityTeam with Their Mobile Food Pantry

In partnership with SAP, the San Jose Sharks Foundation, and the Alameda County Food Bank CityTeam Oakland will be opening more Mobile Food Pantries in Alameda County.

Volunteers are needed to help host both current and future pantries. Volunteers will help set up and run the events. The tasks will include: unloading supplies, making food bags, registering guests, passing out food to community members, and cleaning up.

Times and locations of existing pantries that need volunteers:

  1. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 2:30pm to 5:30pm, 98 Schuylkill Ave, Hayward
  2. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 11:00am-2:00pm, 1801 - Adeline St. Oakland

Contact Teddy Feldmann, Tfeldmann@cityteam.org for more information.

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

You don't need to swing a hammer to volunteer with HfH. A little less known, is their Playhouse program. Help paint, draw, glue, create a little house for a child.

Support Asians Against Hate

  1. Chinatown Coalition  gathers and shares information from East Bay and Asian American resources.
  2. Stop the AAPI Hate: AAPI stands for Asian American Pacific Islander
  3. Asian American Christian Collaborative: is committed to amplifying the voices, issues, and histories of Asian Americans in the church and society at large.

Contact the CLC Social Justice Team to learn more, socialjustice@christianlayman.org.

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