For 2023 the Blue Oaks Church Christmas Toy Drive is focusing on the 200+ “unhoused” children* and their families in the Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore public school districts. By becoming a Sponsor, you can help make this Christmas merry and bright for children in your neighborhood who often don’t know where their next meal or good night’s sleep will come from.
*The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law created to support the enrollment and education of homeless students. McKinney-Vento is intended to provide homeless students the same educational opportunities as housed students by removing as many barriers to learning for homeless students as possible.
The McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youths” as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” Lacking any one of these three conditions would make a child eligible. In other words, if the residence is not fixed, regular, and adequate, it is considered a homeless situation.