Alameda County
Bar Association

Care Packages for Homeless Families 

Please join the ACBA Barristers in a donation drive for families served by the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition!

This holiday season, we ask that you keep in your hearts and minds the thousands of Alameda County residents who face housing insecurity and homelessness. The ACBA Barristers will be hosting a donation drive at this year’s ACBA Holiday Reception to create care packages for the families served by the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO).

FESCO is a coalition of churches and community members that provide low and extremely low-income homeless families with food and emergency, transitional, and permanent housing with the goal of moving these families toward self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

We will be collecting specific items based on last name as shown below.  In addition to the items below, we will also be collecting new or gently used gloves, scarves, or beanies, so please bring those items as well if you can! The more items we receive, the more packages we can create.  

Please consider bringing 5 – 10 of the travel size or regular size items in the category for your last name to the ACBA Holiday Reception on December 6th, or you can drop them off at the ACBA office anytime.

A – D: Emergency ponchos

E – H: Deodorant, lotion, and / or conditioner

I – L: Bar soap

M – P: Shampoo

Q – T: Toothbrush 

U – Z: Toothpaste

To learn more about FESCO and additional ways to donate to their organization, please visit: