Ways to Support Trybe
Help Oakland Families Get Through the COVID-19 Crisis
2. Give online through Paypal
Make an In-Kind Donation:
We can make good use of many items in our programs:
CV-19 Fundraising Updates
4/27/20 Update: Goal met! ($15K + $15K for $30K+!)
We have hit our $15,000 FB Fundraiser goal! We are so grateful and amazed by your response, especially after we put a call out for help on Friday! In less than 72 hours, almost $6,000 was raised to get us over our $15,000 goal! Combined with $15,241 raised offline, we have raised over $30,000 with the majority of this amount raised from individual donors like you! Thank you! Please know that the whole $30,499 raised will go to help over 100 (!) Oakland families with $300 cash assistance. Ya'll are amazing. Thank you! We will be leaving this fundraiser page active to post updates on what is happening on the ground with our basic needs distribution to 220+ families/20,000lbs weekly and to share how people are sharing to both encourage and affirm that WE GOT EACH OTHER!
We are in dire need of donations, supplies and food! The county Food Bank has told us they can only fill 20% of our order next week. Our COvid-19 Cash Fund is depleted as we have served over 78+ families with $300 cash grants to help get them through the month. We have applied to 10 foundations for funding but have not heard back or did not receive the funding. Only the East Bay Community Foundation granted Trybe $5750 as part of their $1m given to 58 organizations thus far (thank you EBCF!). 20k lbs of food is distributed weekly, along with another 2k lbs of household supplies. We continue to serve 210+ families each week with bulk food enough for 42 meals for a family of 5 so they can shelter in place. We are looking for more donations for cash grants and donations for food purchase. We have a vendor who can supply trybe with 20k lbs of bulk food weekly but at a cost (while we wait on the Food bank). 100% of donations to go families and Trybe is keeping none of it.
$21,000+ raised to date!
Big thanks to the East Bay Community Foundation for granting $5750.
FB Fundraiser updated to reflect new online goal of $15,000. Total goal is $70,000 to help 200 families with $300 plus supplies/gift cards. Thank you for your continued support and love! We feel it!
$16,000 raised to date! (to help 53 families).
With $7200 from FB donations $6800 off FB, we can now help 48 Oakland families who are hard hit by the CV-19 pandemic. We started with the goal of 10 families and $3000, and in 10 days, our community has more than quadrupled that amount! Special thanks to the Hella Heart Oakland Giving Circle, APALA-Alameda Chapter, the Mao-Kim Family Fund, Byung Kyu Park, and the Spiker Family (who started this all with a simple and sweet email), for underwriting 3 to 10 families each.
We just broke $10,000! With the $6352 from FB and $3750 from non-FB donations, we can now help 33 families. We are blown away and encouraged to do more! So today, we made a budget for what it would cost to support 200 families and came to a figure of $68,500 ($60K in cash grants, $8500 in restaurant/grocery gift cards). Then we applied for a $25,000 grant and are sending letters to foundations and philanthropists. 100% of donated funds will go out into the community to households who need the help. If you are a family or know of a family in need, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Story: All of us are going through an unprecedented time of change, closures, and distancing. We are organizing a small fundraiser to help 10 Oakland families who are on the margin, who have hourly jobs they have to go to, who don't have enough money to cover costs such as a babysitter while kids out of school, for food (food bank supplies are down so Trybe can do limited runs and distributions), educational materials (libraries closed and online content difficult to access), and just having that extra little cash to get us through while we are stuck at home (treats, movie rentals, board games, etc.). The goal is to raise $3000 to help 10 families with an extra $300 for the rest of this month. Any extra funds raised will go to help additional families. Trybe is also accepting in-kind donations of:
-Arts/Crafts, school supplies
-Gas cards, gift cards
-Anything else families can use at home
We are using the FB fundraising platform because there are no fees. We receive 100% of the funds to give out to families!
Other ways to give:
Give via Check to Trybe Inc. at
1341 E.25th St, Suite B, Oakland, CA 94606
Please email info@oaklandtrybe if you would like to set up a time to drop off donations.
Make a Donation:
Oakland Trybe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to Oakland Trybe are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Our Federal Tax ID number is 46-4328520.
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Mail a Check Donation:
Donations by check can be made payable to Trybe Inc. and mailed to:
1341B E 25th St.
Oakland, CA 94606
We appreciate your contribution to our mission, thank you.
This program is made possible through volunteers, especially neighbors and parents. Please join us in serving Oakland youth by:
Cooking: a Wednesday or Friday night meal. (ready by 6:30pm)
Drive/Chaperone: if you have a vehicle, insurance and a safe driving record, we need you! Come and chaperone once a month, hanging with youth at a Warriors game, ice-skating, etc.
Tutoring: Monday afternoons (3:30pm) or Wednesday afternoons (4:00pm)
Coaching: help coach basketball, cheerleading, dance, fitness and martial arts. Female coaches are needed.
Mentoring: mentor a college age young person, who is in turn mentoring middle/high school students. Take them out to lunch/coffee, open up your networks to them, coach them through tough situations, etc.
Event Help: help to set up, cook hot dogs, monitor the jumpie house, etc.