Over the past 10 years, Abundant Blessings (formerly known as The Hood Samaritans) has provided water, food, inspirational magazines and literature, as well as environmental response supplies to the growing population of Homeless Individuals in Oakland California and the surrounding areas. This collaborative effort currently provides over 100,000 pounds of food & supplies annually to the Greater Oakland/ East Bay communities.
Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, San Leandro, Richmond, and Hayward. These encampments include single men and women, young children, and young adults. Though there are many paths to homelessness, the populations we serve are specific to those who have no available family ties, are below the poverty line, suffer from mental health issues, physical issues, and addiction issues as well as those who have recently been released from incarceration.
Our continued goal is to provide consistent reliable resources to our communities and maintain our presence as a stable and reliable resource provider for the un-housed. Our desire is for those we serve to feel and know that their needs matter, and that they are seen, heard, and supported by the greater community. It is important that we breathe life into the belief that all community members deserve to have access to consistent, reliable, life-sustaining resources.
We are always in need of supplies for our homeless encampments: Sleeping Bags, Gallon Zip Lock Bags, Plastic Ware, Napkins, Wipes Etc.
It only takes a small amount to sponsor a child through school in Haiti. Our Halos for Haiti program does just that. We are sending the light to Haiti to create brighter futures.
By making a one-time charity donation or a monthly contribution, we can work together to do many things.