The HandUp Fund

The HandUp Fund is raising money to fight urban poverty.

The work we do at HandUp is not possible without your support. This fund will help South Oakland Shelter cover operating expenses so we can continue providing HandUp services to non-profits and their clients around the nation.

Your contribution to this fund is tax-deductible through South Oakland Shelter (EIN: 38-2847849).

Your support to HandUp operations makes all of our impact possible. It allows us to continue helping people in need like these members:


“I used all of the donations over the last several months to buy food because I didn’t have any money left over after I paid my rent. You saved my life! I’m soon moving where I will pay less rent and be able to buy my own food. I appreciate all the help you have given me and will never forget your kindness & generosity when I needed it most.”

- Ling, Cancer & Domestic Violence Survivor


“I wanted to say thank you for helping me to get my life back. I am forever grateful to you and Team HandUp! Because of your encouraging me to sign on, I am shooting again! I am no longer homeless and am gainfully employed, also I have had a few paying photoshoots! God Bless you!”

- Eric, Photographer


“I would like to thank you for your continued support. It has helped me get to the point where I am now. It has taken over two and half years to find a safe and affordable place to live. Your encouragement and generosity has been invaluable in motivating me to work toward making a better life for myself.”

- Lesley, Formerly Homeless



There are hundreds of other members just like Ling, Eric, and Lesley - consider supporting us so we can continue supporting them!

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