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Rock for a Cause

  • Nov 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Our First Annual Rock for a Cause! This year we will be raising money to Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays. Brighter Beginnings, an organization in Oakland that works to strength families of young children, will provide us with information about a family with a holiday wish list (of mostly necessities and a few fun gift items). The party donations will go towards providing our Adopted Family with groceries, supplies, and gifts for the holidays.

Please contact Rachel via email or personal message if you would like to come to Rock for a Cause but do not have access to PayPal and would like to arrange another way to get your donation to Rachel. 


Update: 11/10/13

We have our family!


Gender: Male

Age: 3 yrs. Old


Pants: 6T

Shirt: 6T

Dress: N/A

Shoes: 10.0


Rosevelt has asthma and needs a warm coat to go back and forth to daycare on public transportation. He would like a black puff jacket.

Warm clothing would also include button up shirts, and Levi jeans.

One piece pajamas, a robe, and slippers would keep him toasty. Undershirts, boxers, and socks would provide warmth up under his clothing. (any color, any brand)

Rosevelt loves playing with and talking about animals. He would love a set of farm animals or zoo animals. He also likes to play outside and would enjoy a remote control car, bicycle, basketball, action figures (transformer), or any educational toy.

SPECIAL WISH: a two wheeler bicycle.

Rosevelt is a serious little guy, who gives much thought to anything he is talking about. He likes animals, and asks many questions about them. He attends a quality daycare, that meets his needs. Rosevelt was a premature baby, and suffers with asthma, but has caught up developmentally with other children his age. Despite being asthmatic, he likes to play outdoors and wants a bicycle.


Gender: Female

Age: 19 yrs.


Pants: 12.0

Shirt: Large

Dress: 12.0

Shoes: 8 1/2


Levi jacket, and straight leg Levi's to be stylish going from school to work. On cold days, Jayana could use a sweat suit in pink. She admired one she saw at Victoria Secret.

Jayana has a basic need for socks, bras (38C), panties ( sz. 7).

Jayana could use a large black leather purse, to go from school to work and be able to carry all of her stuff, as well as her child's things. She thinks this could be found at a reasonable price from Marshalls or Ross discount stores.

Jayana has sensitive skin and would like a DOVE gift basket of toiletries.

Jayana broke her phone recently and has a SPECIAL WISH for a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android. (client understands that donor may not be able to meet this need)

A food gift card to help with Christmas dinner from Lucky's or Safeway would be appreciated.

To meet basic needs, a gift card from WalMart, Old Navy, or Victoria Secret would be put to good use.

Jayana is a single mother raising her 3-yr. old son. When Jayana first entered our program she had doubts about being able to juggle being a good parent and pursuing her high school education at the same time. With encouragement and support, Jayana is working towards completing her GED, working part-time, and her son is attending a high-quality daycare center. Jayana has gained confidence in her abilities to parent and work towards self sufficiency. She would appreciate any gifts that would met her and her sons basic needs, and help to make their Christmas holiday a happy one.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    That was super-awesome! See you next time!

    November 17, 2013

  • Rachel

    Thank you for coming and donating to our Adopt-A-Family everyone! :D

    November 17, 2013

  • Kathryn H.

    I can't play RB with you because I'm vending the next morning in SF. But I'll see what I can do to help!

    2 · November 11, 2013

    • Rachel

      Thank you Kathryn! A gift card to Safeway, Lucky's, Old Navy, Target, or Walmart would really help!! :D

      November 15, 2013

    • Kathryn H.

      I just happen to have a Target gift card. I'll try to remember to swing by your place before going to my studio today. If you're not there, I'll put it under the door or something.

      November 16, 2013

  • Rachel

    Update: I purchased a Transformer action figure and basketball for Rosevelt. :) I plan on ordering a bike (and helmet!!) for Rosevelt soon. (A friend of mine works at Brighter Beginnings and she is going to speak with Jayana's social worker to see how big Rosevelt is... that will affect how big of a bike I can/will order.) ;-)

    November 15, 2013

  • Matt G.

    Hey Rachel!
    Not sure if I will show, but I'll gladly throw in some money for the cause!

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • Rachel

      Thanks Matt! A gift card to Safeway, Lucky's, Old Navy, Target, or Walmart would REALLY help!! :D

      November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yay! All signed up and ready to rock!

    I haven't been to Rachel's place before. Is it big? Would anyone want to bring real instruments and jam? (Would that be ok with Rachel?) I have a portable electric drumset I can contribute to a jam session if anyone is interested and it's cool with her. Double the rocking out!

    November 11, 2013

    • Steven

      I don't think there will be room at Rachel's for a jam session with Rock Band going on. Rachel what do you think?

      November 12, 2013

    • Rachel

      I think Steven's right. :)

      November 15, 2013

  • Joshua

    I've been lurking this group for a while since I moved up here. I finally have some free time to come check it out, and it is for a good cause, too! Looking forward to some RB this weekend!

    1 · November 11, 2013

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