We're packing goody bags for homeless kids at Oasis Center!

  • March 4, 2013 · 6:00 PM

Since 1970, Oasis Center has provided assistance to at risk youth in Middle Tennessee, and with your help, the center can continue to hand out bags bags full of healthy, high protein, and filling foods to homeless youth. Please join Nashville Hiking Meetup to purchase and pack nourishing food that helps the kids keep a good energy level.

Meet Bob Jaffee at Costco on Charlotte in West Nashville, shop for goodies and bags, then head down to Oasis Center (1704 Charlotte Ave.) to pack the goody bags! We're asking you to donate your own funds to pay for the goodies. If you don't have a Costco membership, please bring cash to pay Bob Jaffee.

If you want to buy your own goodies ahead of time, feel free to meet us at the front door of the Oasis Center at 7:00 p.m. (see picture of O.C. front door below)

Call Robert Jaffee's cell number [masked] with questions or logistical support.

If you'd prefer to simply donate a few bucks to buy goodies, click here to do that through PayPal:


Items to shop for:

  • Snack size pretzels or Sun Chips
  • Juice box or fruit cup
  • Granola bar
  • Slim Jims
  • Snack package of nuts (cashews, almonds, peanuts etc…)
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Raisins
  • Gallon Ziploc bags (to put the treats in!)

Let's once again prove how giving and community-minded Nashville Hiking Meetup is!

The Oasis Center provides at risk youth a connection to a caring adult, a safe & secure environment, and empowerment to make better choices.

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  • Gena Leone

    Can't wait to do it again! Thanks for setting it up Robert!

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Janice

    So glad to be a part of a group that does so many good things for our community. The Oasis Center is a wonderful place to invest our time and money. Thanks for putting this event together, Bob. :-)

    2 · March 4, 2013

  • Amy P

    I apologize for this late notice, but something has come up at work (a computer failure), we are short-handed this week, and I really ought to fix this problem today. Please forgive the late notice. I will see people at an upcoming hike or event.

    March 4, 2013

  • Robert Jaffee

    We will miss you.

    March 4, 2013

  • Ann

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it tonight. Hope to be able to help at a later date. Have fun!

    March 4, 2013

  • Zoila R

    Something unexpected had come up n need to cancel

    March 4, 2013

  • Janice

    I just sent in a donation via PayPal. Hope it's not too late.

    March 4, 2013

  • Zoila R

    Something unexpected had come up n need to cancel

    March 4, 2013

  • Kelly Stewart

    I can only do the costco portion. Will give my goodies to someone to take to Oasis.

    March 4, 2013

  • Gena Leone

    Already got goodies. I'll meet you all at Oasis @7:00!

    March 4, 2013

  • Pamela

    Will be at the HOPE house tonight. I'll look for the next one.

    March 4, 2013

  • Holly Wood

    I'm going to be traveling out of town on Tuesday and will not be able to attend Monday as I have to get ready to go - sorry.

    March 3, 2013

  • Patty Swartzbaugh

    I'm heading to Costco this afternoon, so I'll meet you at Oasis Center tomorrow at 7

    March 3, 2013

  • Sharon

    I'll meet you at Costcos. I can only be at Oasis Center for a short time. I hope I can still be of some help there.

    March 2, 2013

  • Kelly Stewart

    Reminder: 6:00 p.m. at Costco and 7:00 p.m. at Oasis Center (if you're BYO goodies).

    March 2, 2013

  • Robert Jaffee

    Awesome! Thanks Julie.

    February 27, 2013

  • Julie

    I bought 30 individual bags of Sun Chips and 48 bag of individual bags of Planter's peanuts. See you at the Oasis Center on Monday.

    February 27, 2013

  • Susan G

    Great idea, Bob! I'll be in the building that night, and if I finish before you I'll drop in!

    February 27, 2013

  • Amy P

    I will be happy to lend a hand, and meet some of the people in this group!

    February 26, 2013

    • Kelly Stewart

      Welcome, Amy! Look forward to you joining in.

      February 27, 2013

  • Rud Murphy

    Feel bad but will do the next one. My son leaves the next day for his Peace Corps service in Africa.

    February 25, 2013

    • Kelly Stewart

      Many opportunities to volunteer with this group. Don't feel bad.

      February 27, 2013

  • Allison C

    Gena I want to try to make it, but this is the first day for new students so I'll be a last minute sign up if I can manage it.

    February 25, 2013

    • Kelly Stewart

      Allison, love to have you even if last minute.

      February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May I purchase the items from any source or another Costco?

    February 24, 2013

    • Robert Jaffee

      Yes! Just be at the Oasis Center at 7 pm to bag the items.

      February 24, 2013

  • Barb

    I will be coming back from SC that day and don't know if I'll be back in time. I looked for the PayPal link & didn't see one. Do I have to rsvp yes to see it? It could be my phone.

    February 22, 2013

  • Kelly Stewart

    Please note, we are asking you to donate your own funds to pay for the goodies at Costco. If you don't have a Costco membership, please bring cash to pay Bob Jaffee.

    February 22, 2013

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