Punks with Lunch/COHRT provide basic services and supplies to people experiencing homelessness in West Oakland. We are a small grassroots not-for profit organization that emphasizes building community and ending stigma. We follow the harm reduction model of "come-as-you-are." Instead of asking our program participants to come to us, we go to them.
We rely SOLELY on private donations to keep afloat. For this reason, we are asking for your support.
At the moment, we are rapidly approaching our third year in existence, but find ourselves running out of money.
Please help us stay afloat. How your donations will be used:
$75 - towards our monthly rent at the space where we work from
$80 - buys us 1 month worth of hand sanitizing wipes
$80 - buys us 1 month of supplies for our beverage program (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cold beverages)
$100 - buys us bags, cleaning supplies, and other supplies we use for our sites.
$140 - weekly food run (we buy fresh produce and food every week)
$150 - would go towards our monthly storage space rent Any more donated would go towards saving to buy a van and eventually expand services to include buying hygiene and first aid supplies.
We would also like to expand services to Northgate area, but we can't do it without you!
Our sites are at the following places:
Thursdays we do mobile outreach at Mosswood and along MLK
Sundays we have a fixed site at 35th and Peralta
Future site: mobile outreach at Northgate and West Grand
For more information please go to Punkswithlunch.org
Point Defiance AIDS Project is our fiscal sponsor.