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Oaklandish is excited to announce our collaboration with to help ensure that every Oakland student has the necessary school supplies for academic success. is partnering with Oaklandish and Lend a Hand Foundation for its annual back-to-school campaign.

When you purchase one of our Primary or Secondary backpacks, a portion of proceeds goes toward supporting local students needing school supplies. 

Research has shown that children with their own school supplies often have better grades, creativity, attitudes toward learning, confidence, peer relationships, and self-image. Homeless students face many challenges when attending school, and the lack of adequate school clothing and basic supplies is among the top issues they face. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Oakland students.


Since 2009, has significantly impacted the lives of California students in high need. Collaborating with over 450 county offices of education, school districts, First 5 Agencies, and domestic violence shelters, they have provided more than $35,000,000 worth of school supplies suitable for different grade levels to over 300,000 students. Their dedication and generosity continue to inspire positive change in the education system. is the most extensive charitable program of its kind in California, distributing vital essential goods to under-resourced families throughout the state in partnership with a network of more than 600 organizations. Through partnerships with global supply chains and community organizations, provides a highly cost-effective and scalable mechanism for bulk purchasing and efficiently distributing necessary health, education, and emergency supplies to children, families, and communities that need them throughout California. exists to help ensure that under-resourced people have stigma-free access to essential supplies through trusted public and nonprofit agencies and businesses in their community.

About Lend A Hand Foundation

For 26 years, the Lend A Hand Foundation has positively impacted the lives of underprivileged students and families. Through their dedication to providing educational resources and meeting basic needs, they have already distributed over 133,000 school supply kits to Oakland/Alameda County children and youth. LAHF's unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of children and their families is truly inspiring, as they continue to work tirelessly to reach as many families as possible.

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