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.

Sponsorship Period: Nov 19th - Dec 5th
Gifts Due by: Dec 10th
Family Gift Pickup: Dec 14th & 15th
While there is a gift limit of $50 per child, there is not a limit on what Blue Oaks can do for each family. We plan to give a care package to each family that includes things like laundry detergent, items for hygiene care, grocery gift card, and other useful household items. If you would like to donate to this effort, all money will be distributed evenly among the participating families.
Click here to make a separate donation.