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South Oakland Warming Center

The South Oakland Warming Center is a collection of churches who come together to house homeless adults during the coldest months of the year. We have 150 volunteer spots to fill over the course of 14 nights (Jan. 21 - Feb. 4), including being an overnight host, helping with showers, the weekend day program, healing hands, and set up and tear down. For more details and to sign up:


Mark your calendar for the training (mandatory for Overnight Hosts and Overnight Host Subs) which will be held Sunday Jan. 7th, from 12:30-1:30pm in person at Genesis and on Zoom. The training is also recommended for first time volunteers and weekend day program volunteers. 

Warming Center Donations 

We will be collecting cash via the Venmo app to cover the cost of items like granola bars, snacks and coffee cups. You can send a cash donation through the Venmo app to: @OliviaJV-McLaughlin. The last 4 digits of her phone number are: 5096. 


New Underwear Donations

The only physical donations we will be collecting will be new packages of underwear for women (sizes medium and large), boxer briefs for men (sizes medium through XL), new undershirts (all sizes, especially 2XL and 3XL), warm hats and gloves (please no knit “magic gloves”), and sweatpants.  These items are given to guests upon request, especially on nights when guests are taking showers. Drop off packages of new underwear in the bin in the lobby on or before Sunday January 14th. 


We really appreciate everyone’s support for the Warming Center; this community is incredibly generous! However, we ask that you not drop off items that haven’t been requested as those items are often not used and tend to make more work for the volunteers. We will always let you know when we need something specific.

Contact with any questions. 

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