Bulldog Closet Donation Drive Now Underway: Help Make the Season Bright

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Tech’s annual Bulldog Closet donation drive is now underway — and we need your help to make it a success. 

Bulldog Closet, Explained

The Bulldog Closet provides hygiene products, clothing, school supplies and other essential items such as laundry detergent to members of the Tech community experiencing housing insecurity or whose families don’t have the resources to purchase these items themselves. This year, the Bulldog Closet has expanded to a larger space, which allows us to stock emergency food items as well.

Due to the amazing response last year, we were able to restock dwindling supplies, set aside funds for special circumstances (such as a bike lock and winter coat), and give over $1,200 of grocery store gift cards to support food insecure families over the long two-week holiday break.

We hope to do all of that, and more, this year.

The donation drive ends Wednesday, Dec. 19. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

How & What to Donate

Donations may be dropped off in the front office or in room 110A or shipped directly to the school (4351 Broadway, Oakland CA 94611). Please address any shipments to the attention of School Nurse Amanda Epperson/Room 110A.

This year we are asking for these specific donations:


  • Grocery gift cards for $25-$100
  • Granola bars
  • Single serve mac and cheese
  • Single serve oatmeal
  • Canned chicken – with pull tab
  • Canned tuna – with pull tab
  • Single serve Applesauce/fruit cups
  • Peanut butter
  • Single packet crackers


  • Generic, Target or Amazon gift cards


  • Deodorant
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash/bar soap
  • Mouthwash
  • Lotion
  • Brushes & combs
  • Feminine hygiene pads
  • Chapstick
  • 3-ply tissue packs


  • Women’s basic t-shirts and long sleeves (XS-XL)
  • Men’s & Women’s sweatpants (XS-XL)


  • Backpacks
  • Calculators
  • Pocket folders
  • Composition books
  • College-ruled spiral notebooks
  • Index cards
  • Large tissue boxes
  • Hand sanitizer, 8-12oz
  • Pencils/Pens/Highlighters
  • Sharpies
  • Pens/Pencils/Highlighters


Please contact Nurse Amanda at (530) 618-7889 or Amanda.Epperson@ousd.org with any questions or additional information you may need.

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