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Things We Need

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Oakland Leadership Center, P.O. Box 18711, Oakland, CA 94619

used car

  • We frequently have staff, interns, or volunteer basketball coaches who need a reliable vehicle to give rides to participants in OLC activities. Donating a used vehicle can be a tax write off.

GIFT CARDS (ongoing & vital need)

  • Walgreens (general basic needs)
  • Target (general basic needs)
  • Marshalls (interview & job clothing)
  • Ross (interview & job clothing)
  • Wingstop (for rewards and lunches)
  • Costco (for purchasing food)
  • Grocery Outlet (food)
  • Amazon (we purchase books and a variety of supplies online)

*we use gift cards to motivate young men to attend our mentoring groups and reward activity towards resume completion, job application, school registration, etc.


  • Basketballs (Wilson indoor 29.5 size)
  • Drinks for OLC refrigerator (water bottles, soda, Gatorade, etc.)


Go to Amazon Wish List (some items also on the above list)