Start YOUR OWN FREE FOOD Program

Start YOUR OWN FREE FOOD Program

    From the great success that we have had with our Free Food Programs established in the 1950’s by my Parents, Aaron and Margaret Wallace, we have since been instrumental in the founding and supplying of other free food service organizations around the country. 
    With the demand for our help in creating these organizations being driven by the skyrocketing need for the services, we have decided to open up our efforts to all interested in starting a food pantry for the needy. 
    We can provide access to the training necessary to qualify your organization and partner you with the local organizations and businesses that can support your efforts. Contact us and we will help you through the RED TAPE and push your program to success!
    Here’s some new videos for the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Social Services Programs. The first is the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Free Food Program Celebrity Giving Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1rTp4eDaUo

The second one is Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Kids Celebrity Gift BackPacks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Ay8hwnKvA

    You can view the following Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation, SemiFreddi’s, Trader Joe’s, Little Ceasar’s Pizza, Marshawn Lynch’s “Fam1ly F1rst” and Leon Powe’s “Fresh Start Oakland”:

Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgBFtZcRVwA

Santa Fe Elementary Little Caesars Pizza Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUChKi5FzWg

Santa Fe Elementary Little Caesars Pizza Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILB6KRTkkEE

    You can listen to or download many of the Public Service Announcements for our partners that were broadcast over national radio on the page “A& MWF Supports Inter-Faith Multi-Cultural Events” at: http://amwftrust.org/a-mwf-supports-inter-faith-multi-cultural-events/. We have provided and we have produced videos from some of them as well.  We will do one for any of our partners that work with us.

AMWF Community Food Bank!

The AMWF Community Food Bank is looking for new member agencies that will provide food and/or hot meals to Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Jose County community members year-round. 

We are especially interested in new member agencies that are:

  • Open during high-need times of afternoon, evening, and/or weekend hours and serving clients in high-need areas of:
    • Oakland
    • Tri-Valley area (Pleasanton, Livermore)
    • Pinole, Richmond area
    • San Leandro & San Lorenzo area
    • Tri-Cities area (Fremont, Newark, Union City)
    • San Jose

Benefits of Membership 
Membership gives your agency: 

  1. Free & low-cost food (including free farm-fresh produce) 
  2. Free trainings & skill-building sessions
  3. Opportunities to apply for grants to increase agency capacity
  4. Access to free nutritional education services, Food Stamp (CalFresh) outreach services, and the emergency food referral Helpline

To become a Member Agency, your organization must:

  • Be a non-profit, charitable organization that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. (Other 501c organizations, such as 501c5, do not qualify). 
  • Operate an emergency food program, such as a food pantry, hot meal program/soup kitchen, or emergency shelter that is open to walk-in clients.*
  • Distribute food regularly for at least 3 months prior to applying for membership. 
  • Provide food directly to individuals and families in need. At least 51% of your clients must be low-income. 
  • Distribute Food Bank food at no charge. Your agency may not ask for donations from clients for food.
  • Not require clients to work or to attend any religious activities in exchange for food or meals. 
  • Be willing to follow Food Bank regulations such as (but not limited to) submitting monthly food distribution reports and taking food safety training once per year.

* Please note: The Food Bank is not accepting new non-emergency programs at this time. Non-emergency programs include day care sites, afterschool programs, rehabilitation centers, treatment centers, and residential programs.

New Member Agency Application Process:

  1. Contact the AMWF Agency Services staff to let us know about your interest in Food Bank membership. You can email us at amwft (at) amwft.org or call us at 510-394-4101
    • Agency Services staff will work with you to determine your eligibility
  2. Attend a series of 2 trainings. At least 2 staff/volunteers from your agency must attend EACH of the trainings. We welcome (and highly encourage) agencies to bring more than 2 staff/volunteers to attend each training.
    • Note: We will announce training dates. Please contact us to let us know about your interest in AMWF Food Bank membership so that we can contact you when these dates have been scheduled.
  3. Submit a New Member Agency Application. Applications can only be submitted after at least 2 staff/volunteers from your agency have completed all 2 trainings. 
  4. Complete a successful site visit at your agency. Food Bank Agency Services staff will visit your site to see your program, facilities, and review food safety policies.
  5. Applications will be reviewed by the Agency Relations Committee. The Agency Relations Committee, a Food Bank board committee of staff and volunteers from current member agencies, will review and select member agencies eligible to join the AMWF Food Bank. Decisions are usually made within 6-8 weeks from the training dates. 

 

AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION Muslims Giving Videos


Surah Al-Insan says: “And they are those who give food – in spite of their own need , to the needy, and the orphan, and the captive, [saying in their hearts], “We only feed you for the sake of God, and we desire nothing in return from you, not even a word of thanks’’ (76:8-9).

As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu wa Jazzak Allah Khair Khayrun,

AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION, (AMWF) would like to wish you all the very BEST and May ALLAH accept your good deeds and grant you and your families forgiveness!

AMWF, Muslims Giving Relief, Reflection, Gratefulness and Celebration! 
We recognized this as a time in which we needed to consult fully with ALLAH (SWT) on everything rather than on our human, flawed selves, which is why we pray, fast, turn to the Qur’an and beg our Lord’s guidance. In doing so, we come near to Allah as we have learned what it means to be content in all circumstances, whether having everything and comfortable or in having nothing and struggling. We have to gain a greater appreciation for the plight of the needy, the poor! Whether the working poor that can’t make ends meet, to the refugee with nothing, to the homeless, we MUST recognize their right to dignity and a decent life. It can not possibly hurt any of the able to help or support us who do. So how can ANYONE, much less the leaders of some major Masjids, take food from the mouths of the needy, or clothes from the backs of the needy DURING RAMADAN?!!!! Astaghfirullah!! More to come, iA. 
And (commanding you): “Seek the forgiveness of your Lord, and turn to Him in repentance, that He may grant you good enjoyment, for a term appointed, and bestow His abounding Grace to every owner of grace (i.e. the one who helps and serves needy and deserving, physically and with his wealth, and even with good words). But if you turn away, then I fear for you the torment of a Great Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection).” [Hud 11:3]
We are quick to rally around relief for a foreign war or a natural disaster, but ignore the personal tragedies

within the Muslim communities right here at home. You don’t have to donate money, food, clothing, other goods and services to Syria or Iraq that is NEVER going to get there, especially when we have our own Syria and Iraq in the Muslim communities right here, starting with the person praying next to you, the brother that has no job, the abused sister that has no here to go, the youth that’s cutting school and using drugs! The leaders of these Masjids do not want to acknowledge this and in doing so, fail and refuse to take into consideration that this is their, the Masjids OBLIGATION from Allah (SWT)! The Masjids are not just “a building” without a soul and none in it with a soul, it’s suppose to be the center of the community and the lives it serves- ALL community members at large, NOT just Muslims!
We are grateful to ALLAH (SWT) for having touched the hearts of those who embody the God mandated mission and commitment to ALLAH’S principles that we as servants of ALLAH (SWT) must fulfill. 
You can make your check payable to: AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION (AMWF), 4200 Park Blvd, Ste# 116, Oakland, CA  94602; you can donate with Paypal email to: amwft@amwftrust.org, or our PayPal Fundraising Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SE6DGFDH9XVKL

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AMWF has a 100% donation policy, and we are transparent about how we use donations.
May Allah (swt) bless you for your ZakatSadaqah and Sadaqah Jariya donations, iA!

You can view the AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION, (AMWF) video of Imam Zaid Shakir and the Lighthouse Mosque of Oakland, Ca., https://youtu.be/Ez8Wse1ghXU

 

Berkeley Masjid in Berkeley, Ca, iA, at:

Noor Islamic & Cultural Community Center at:

 

the CALIFA’s – (Center for Advance Learning Improving Family Awareness) Vallejo, CA at: https://youtu.be/MVXeno23U9I

 

Muslimas Free Food Giveaway at Masjid al-Islam at:

Masjidul Waritheen in Oakland, CA, at: https://youtu.be/VtFKhaXFhqk

Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Free Food Program Celebrity Giving Back. The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation really catered to everyone Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the “Oakland’s Got Talent” event at DeFermery Park. We distributed $25,000 worth of groceries FREE to ALL that came, “Fresh Start” Backpack Giveaway with 5,000 FREE Backpacks filled with school supplies, haircuts, manicures, health services, picnic Bar-B-Q lunch, games, entertainment, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1rTp4eDaUo

    The second one is Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Kids Celebrity Gift Back Packs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Ay8hwnKvA

    You can view the following Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation, SemiFreddi’s, Trader Joe’s, Little Ceasar’s Pizza, Marshawn Lynch’s “Fam1ly F1rst” and Leon Powe’s “Fresh Start Oakland”:

    Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgBFtZcRVwA

    Santa Fe Elementary Little Caesars Pizza Part 1 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUChKi5FzWg

    Santa Fe Elementary Little Caesars Pizza Part 2 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILB6KRTkkEE

    Here’s the ABC-TV broadcast of our “Community Movement Toward Improvement” Music Conference in Oakland, California featuring MC Hammer, Martin Wyatt-KGO TV, Mohammed (MTV Real World-SF), Sway, Imani, Davey D, Raphael Saadiq- Tony Toni Tone, Greg Khalid Peck- Warner Bros,Karen Lee- Warner Bros Music, Eric B, Rico Cassanova, Abdul-Jalil,Tony Collins- Giant Records, Anita Greathouse-Knight, Gene Shelton, Lenny Williams,Thembisa Mshaka, Roy Tesfaye-Death Row Records shown in ABC-TV news clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMukHQgim0Q

    Here’s the “I Know You’ll Love Oakland” Commercial for the City of Oakland Image Campaign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWXcv5jg6PE

    Here’s Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson’s City Urban Economic Development Conference Commercial: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvDKfRQlwZU

Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Kids Celebrity Gift BackPacks

 

Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Free Food Program Celebrity Giving Back

 

Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation, SemiFreddi’s, Trader

 

Joe’s, Little Ceasar’s Pizza, Marshawn Lynch’s “Fam1ly F1rst” and Leon Powe’s “Fresh Start Oakland

 

Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and Santa Fe Elementary LilCaesars Pizza Part 1

 

Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and Santa Fe Elementary LilCaesars Pizza Part 2

 

Abdul-Jalil Honored in Port Au-Prince, Haiti and Miami, Fla. for Relief Missions to Haiti

The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and ¿eX-whY AdVentures? Trader Joe’s Emeryville KPFA Interview Video

 

The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and ¿eX-whY AdVentures? Trader Joe’s Emeryville Customer Appreciation

 

The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and ¿eX-whY AdVentures? Trader Joe’s Alameda Customer Appreciation

 

The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and ¿eX-whY AdVentures? Entourage & Randy Holland in Trader Joe’s Pinole “Tribute to Legends of Jazz” Show

  

Abdul-Jalil Honored in Port Au-Prince, Haiti and Miami, Fla. for Relief Missions to Haiti

Thanks You from Arch Bishop Joel Jeune to Abdul-Jalil

    Here’s the link to the YouTube video from radio station KPFA’s July 17, 2010 broadcast with Tom Frainier, a Haas boardmember and owner of SemiFreddis; with Cal Haas Business School student Gian “G” Pepe of Pepe International/Little Napoli Resturant/Carmel Bakery discussing Haas School of Business, the Y.E.A.H. Program, The Bread Project and giving back to the community. The video includes lots of good stuff on the Bread Project with some very appetizing shots of their products and it will make you hungry for some of your delectable wares upon watching! All the folks at Haas Business School have been in love with it for some time now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUCyNYRqP4c

Dr. Kenya Numan discuss AMWF relief missions to Haiti on KPFA Radio Part 1, https://youtu.be/GsgrngbfHn8

Dr. Kenya Numan discuss AMWF relief missions to Haiti on KPFA Radio Part 2, https://youtu.be/HGsdfrxvPZE

Dr. Kenya Numan discuss AMWF relief missions to Haiti on KPFA Radio Part 3, https://youtu.be/IK-g9wSqiyo

Dr. Kenya Numan discuss AMWF relief missions to Haiti on KPFA Radio Part 4, https://youtu.be/w1r4Kwc-wpQ

Sincerely,

Abdul-Jalil
President
510.394.4501

DRIVE To End Food Insecurity!

We pray to God you and your Families are well, your health is robust, business is thriving, everything is perfect and stay in God’s Love, Grace, Guidance and Mercy.

Amen,

Abdul Jalil

“DRIVE To End Food Insecurity!”

AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION, (AMWF) AMWF is looking for groups and organizations in Northern California willing to expand their reach into the communities with a FREE Food Ministry and interested expanding in Hayward, Fremont, Santa Clara, and San Jose EVERY Faith Serving organization should, MUST, have a FREE Food Program or they are not serving the community! From our 64 years experience and the many FREE Food Programs that we sponsor at the various locations, we can not afford to overlook those in need in ANY community! There is a VERY DIRE NEED going ignored in this area of ALL our communities nationwide! LET’S CHANGE THIS IMMEDIATELY!!

If you have a program and want to begin a FREE Food Program, just contact us and let’s get it going ASAP!!! We are prepared to help you no matter where you are located to start a FREE Food Program in your area!

The program provides lunch, pastries, beverages, flowers and groceries of all types including meat, fish, poultry, halal, kosher, organic, all natural, gluten free, sugar free, etc.! The giveaway accommodates over 300 families! This is one of 20 locations for the Free Food Programs of the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation serving over 30,000 people per month!

The events served over 250 families with over $20,000 worth of food in just 2 hours! They now want to have their own permanent weekly Free Farmers Market!

See our video:

Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Free Food Program Celebrity Giving Back really catered to everyone Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the “Oakland’s Got Talent” event at DeFermery Park. We distributed $25,000 worth of groceries FREE to ALL that came, “Fresh Start” Backpack Giveaway with 5,000 FREE Backpacks filled with school supplies, haircuts, manicures, health services, picnic Bar-B-Q lunch, games, entertainment, etc.

AMWF is beginning it’s “”DRIVE To End Food Insecurity!” with our phone campaign that will be calling YOU!. This is our national effort to raise the badly needed $135,000 to purchase the refrigerated truck, freezer, and vans. We are looking for INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, CHURCHES, OR ORGANIZATIONS TO RAISE $15,000 EACH TO DONATE TO THIS EFFORT!! YOU SHOULD EXPECT A PHONE CALL, EMAIL AND TEXT FROM US IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS RESQUESTING FOR YOUR COMMITMENT AND SUPPORT!!!

This is part of an overall effort to raise a total of $135,000 to include trucks, Apple computers, and equipment to better serve the ever expanding needy of Northern California with our Free Food Distributorship, first of it’s kind at this level! This is MAJOR!! We can put a possible END to food insecurity in the Bay Area, and serve as a model nationwide! Read it and let us know if or how you may be able to help us, we NEED IT!

We have a Food Truck to provide hot meals to the needy, at homeless locations weekly, but it needs repair! We recently took our large 2002 Ford E250XL cargo van in for repair and found out that it needs a new engine for $5,600 (over 260,000 miles) and after that repair of we can expect a transmission rebuild.  We are interested in obtaining 2 cargo or passenger vans with removable seats, an SUV with removable seats or large pick up truck with a camper shell for pickup and delivery of FREE food, clothing and supplies for a National organization that serves the needy, under privileged, disadvantaged and disabled persons. We are also looking for 2 iPhone 10 or newer and the following computer electronics:

1 2019-2020 Mac ProTower 7.1 model, Mac Pro (Rack, 2019), “Quad-Core” 3.2, “18 Core” 3.33, “20 Core” 2.4, running MacOS 11.1 Big Sur and the top software

1 2015-2019 Mac ProTower Xeon Cylinder, 6.1 model, ME253xx/A, MD878xx/A. Tech Specs: Mac Pro (Late 2013), “Quad-Core” 3.2, “10 Core” 3.33, “18 Core” 2.4, running MacOS 11.1 Big Sur and the top software

1 2015-2019 iMac Pro, 6.1 model, “Quad-Core” 3.2, “14 Core” 3.33, “18 Core” 2.4, running MacOS 11.1 Big Sur and the top software

1 2020 Mac Mini model M1, 9.1 MGNR3xx/A, MGNT3xx/A. Tech Specs: Mac mini (M1, 2020), “Quad-Core” 3.2, “Six Core” 3.33, “Twelve Core” 2.4, running MacOS 11.1 Big Sur and the top software

1 2018 Mac Mini model 8.1, MRTR2xx/A, MRTT2xx/A, MXNF2xx/A, MXNG2xx/A. Tech Specs: Mac mini (2018) “Quad-Core” 3.2, “Six Core” 3.33, “Twelve Core” 2.4, running MacOS 11.1 Big Sur and the top software

1 2014 Mac Mini model 7.1, MGEM2xx/A, MGEN2xx/A, MGEQ2xx/A. Tech Specs: Mac mini (Late 2014), “Quad-Core” 3.2, “Six Core” 3.33, “Twelve Core” 2.4, running MacOS 11.1 Big Sur and the top software

2 Apple MacBook Pro 16” Laptop, Core i5-4258U 2.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, running MacOS 11.1 Big Sur and the top software

1 Apple MacBook Air Laptop, Core i5-5250U, 1.6-GHz processor, 8 GB RAM, 256-GB SSD, running MacOS 11.1 Big Sur and the top software

1 QuickBooks for Mac 2020

1 Comodo Endpoint Security Manager, Protection for 10 Endpoints

1 ClickTime Nonprofit Edition 1-Year Subscription for 10 Users

1 DocuSign Enterprise Edition – Access to Discounted Rates

1 Dropbox Business Advanced – Access to Discounted Rates

1 Enterprise Mobility and Security – Nonprofit Cloud Subscriptions

1 Amazon Web Services Credits for Nonprofits

1 Box Starter Edition, 10 User Licenses

1 HackerGuardian PCI DSS Compliance Scanning, 3-Year Subscription

1 Exchange Server Standard Edition

1 Office for Mac

2 Mobile Hotspots 4G LTE with Internet Service for Nonprofits

Software: Apple Logic Studio 9 Music Production Software, Final Cut Pro, Motion & Compressor, Microsoft Office for Mac, Aperture 3, FileMaker Pro, Pro Tools, Pixelmator, Adobe Photoshop Elements CSS, QuickTime Pro, Toast Pro, Acrobat Pro, Dragon, Dreamweaver, After affects, Painter, Studio Artist, REASONS

1 Hosted VPS with email serices

1 Hosted VoIP Phone Service – Access to Discounted Rates

Can you help?

You can make your check payable to: AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION (AMWF), 4200 Park Blvd., #One16, Oakland, CA 94602; you can donate with Paypal email to: amwft@amwftrust.org, or our PayPal Fundraising Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SE6DGFDH9XVKL. We DO NOT accept government funding so please donate generously and SHARE THIS WITH YOUR NETWORKS!

WE are trying to end this travesty by helping and giving for their change of life circumstances! Can YOU help Us help THEM? Make you tax deductible donation here!

HELP US NOW

So please help us secure more funds. Please share this with your friends, co-workers, social media, email, and text groups.

May God REWARD YOU and your Families!

Sincerely,

Abdul Jalil

510-394-4101

 

Warm Coat Drive a GREAT SUCCESS!!

Warm Coat Drive a GREAT SUCCESS!!

When the temperature drops, most pWhen the temperature drops, most people reach into their closet and pull out a coat.
However, for those who don’t have a closet or even a coat, cold weather just means more misery. It’s particularly bad on those assembled along the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Black Hills. Many are Native Americans in unthinkable poverty!
In an effort to alleviate that misery and make a small, but significant difference in the lives of children and adults in need, Barry Barkan and the Live Oak Institute, Ashoka Foundation, and Jewish Congregation Beth El; the Berkeley Masjid and their neighbors; and the AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION, (AMWF)formed a “One Warm Coat Drive”!

The project started as a result of a conversation between Barry Barkan and Abdul-Jalil in front of the Masjid during the weekly Jumaah “Free Farmers Market” Food Giveaway at the Berkeley Masjid in Berkeley, Ca, iA.The effort was facilitated by Dr. M. Yusuf Sheikh and Gamil Serajuddin at the Masjid.

We received hundreds of items, and cash donations that was used to buy more goods, that was trucked to Concord, packed and sent off to those in need.

This simple idea of collecting coats and distributing them to those who need them will stretch on through December, maybe longer.

Now, AMWF wants to have individuals, retailers, schools or businesses to host a Warm Coat Drive. You can host your area collection with local residents by having a collection box at a Starbucks, at the Park, at churches, at the YMCA, your local business, Community Center or Religious Organization. We can arrange to stop by several times a week to pick up the donations. We will also accept cash donations. 

AMWF has set a goal of collecting 2,000 warm items this year with our wish list of all clean, reusable or new warm items including: coats, blankets, hats, scarves, sweats and other warm items in any and all sizes, infant through adult.

Donations may be made by check and mailed to: AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION (AMWF- Warm Coat), 4200 Park Blvd., Ste. 116, Oakland CA  94602; you can donate with Paypal email to: amwft@amwftrust.org, or our PayPal Fundraising Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SE6DGFDH9XVKL
Donations may also be made digitally on the web at: http://amwftrust.org
Questions?  Please call: (510) 394-4101. Email: amwft@amwftrust.org

Kobe Bryant Supports Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation

Kobe Bryant Supports Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation

Kobe Bryant
Primary Position: General Partner, Bryant Stibel
In 1991, Bryant started his basketball career when he played for his high school team at Lower Merion High School. In 1996, he was drafted into National Basketball Association (NBA) by the Charlotte Hornets and was subsequently traded to Los Angeles Lakers. In 1997, he founded Kobe Family Entertainment, an entertainment company. In 2013, he co-founded Bryant Stibel, a venture capital firm. In 2014, he founded Kobe Incorporated, a venture capital firm that majorly invests in sports industry. In April 2016, he played his last match game.


GIVING HISTORY
Philanthropic donor gives primarily to healthcare causes. Lifetime giving exceeds $10,000. Notable gifts include: At least $10,000 to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and at least $1,000 to Children`s Hospital Orange County (CHOC). He has also donated to American Red Cross, Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and Dream Foundation; exact donations made are unclear. Founder of the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in need, and encouraging young people to stay active through sports. The foundation operates Mamba Football Club, a youth soccer club in Orange County, California that teaches young athletes how to become leaders and independent thinkers. The foundation has partnered with several Los Angeles, California-based organizations including Step Up on Second, My Friend’s Place and United Way. He has reportedly granted undisclosed amount to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Center for Abused Children, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center. He is actively involved with NBA Cares. He has reportedly supported the victims of the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, earthquake in China and Haiti and the disaster in Japan. He has also established the international youth scholarships for the Kobe Basketball Academy. In 2009, he partnered with the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation to launch the Kobe China Fund as his first global charitable initiative to raise funds and awareness for education and health program. He is a corporate sponsor of the Scholastic Sports Network.
Bryant is the Honorary Chair of the United Way’s HomeWalk.

SHOP AMAZON AND SAVE WHILE YOU SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS TO HELP OTHERS!!

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Marshawn Lynch Gives 2,000 Kids Free Water-Park Tickets

Marshawn Lynch Gives 2,000 Kids Free Water-Park Tickets

Marshawn Lynch is closely tied to the Oakland Community.

The giveaway will take place this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interested parties should go to Lynch’s Beast Mode store in Oakland, where the first 2,000 kids to show up will receive tickets.

Check out the full rundown, sent from Lynch’s Twitter account:

It’s a generous move on Lynch’s part, especially considering that one junior admission pass to Raging Waters San Jose costs $28.99, meaning $58,000 worth of tickets are being handed out.

Children have always been at the forefront of Lynch’s philanthropy. The running back once gave out free haircuts to Seattle kids with good grades, and he’s been holding his summer clinic, the “Fam 1st Family Youth Football Camp,” for more than a decade.

With less than three months remaining before the start of the NFL season, Lynch is expected to be an important contributor on a Raiders team that went 12-4 in 2016. He saw his last professional action two years ago, when he rushed for 417 yards in 6 games for the Seattle Seahawks.

AMWF To Extend Give Away Jewelry, Electronics, Sports Equipment, Clothing, Amazon Kindles, iPods, FitBits, Beats by Dre, etc.!

AMWF To Extend Give Away Jewelry, Electronics, Sports Equipment, Clothing, 
Amazon Kindles, iPods, FitBits, Beats by Dre, etc.!

AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION, (AMWF) will extend it’s give away of jewelry, electronics, sports equipment, clothing, Amazon Kindles, iPods, FitBits, Beats by Dre, wrist watches, earrings, necklaces, etc., from at least 20 to as many as 50 WINNERS!
To enter to win, just “Like” or message us on FaceBook; follow us on Instagram or Twitter; or join AMWF mail list from our website; or email us with your request to: amwft@amwftrust.orginfo@ex-why.com or info@SuperstarManagement.com

 

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Let us know what you would like to win and some of those items are listed below in the “Hand of Dignity” Free Clothing post below and on the website. The winners will be announced via “FaceBook Live” on Noveber 1, 2016!

We will announce another Free Clothing Giveaway in the next few days!

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We are looking for a shop in the East Bay Area, California, to offer FREE clothing and accessories on a monthly basis. We already have clothing items, racks and displays. The clothing will be given based on need while they last and are listed below! We have new and gently used fashionable clothing available for mainly Middle School to College students and some Big & Tall! We have the latest style clothing and accessories of ALL types: footwear; eye wear; sports gear; weight training equipment and accessories; swimwear and swim equipment and accessories; electronics; toiletries; health and beauty products, equipment and accessories; hair care products, equipment and accessories; and much more! Just complete the request form below for consideration!
If you have a venue or know of one, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately!

“Hand of Dignity” Program

AMWF provides a wide range of educational opportunities and employment preparation services for our clients including scholarship and admissions programs, referrals for job training, career development support, resume workshops, job search assistance, interview skills training and preparation.

AMWF, a volunteer-based organization, extends the “Hand of Dignity” to those less fortunate- men, women, and children, and provides them with the basic human necessity of quality, proper clothing, shoes, and accessories with an emphasis on low-income residents successfully obtaining an education or seeking employment to successfully transitioning into the workforce.

Our goal in the “Hand of Dignity” Program is to help low-income residents in Bay Area Counties improve their self-image and self-esteem by providing them with quality school or business apparel appropriate for attending school, job interviews and the professional workplace so they can obtain and education, secure employment and become economically self-sufficient. Many of the women in need of these services have nothing but the clothes on their back because they are escaping from abusive situations.

“Hand of Dignity” accepts new and gently used baby, children, teen youth, men’s and women’s clothing in excellent condition. We do not accept items in bad condition and they must not be noticeably worn, stained, torn, or imperfect. We are very selective as to what we will accept and ask/require that all donations to be in excellent condition, cleaned, pressed and on hangers.

We refresh the baby, children, teen youth clothing and give them new life with someone in need.

“Hand of Dignity” rescue, restore, and re-purpose the men’s and women’s business attire and accessories (suits, shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, ties, scarfs, shoes, accessories, etc.) and provide them to individuals and programs which support people in transition or on welfare get jobs in the business world. Those “Qualified” clients in need can call to arrange a fitting of business attire and visit our ”showroom”, meet with a volunteer wardrobe adviser who helps select appropriate outfits for interviews and work for their new job.

Are there any clothes in your closet that you no longer wear? Put them to use by donating them to AMWF. The less fortunate are always in need of stylish, fresh, clean clothes. We would like to encourage you all to take the opportunity to do a little “closet purging” — and gather all those things that, quite honestly, will NEVER fit your body again.

Among the things that will find a new home with someone in need are some of your very nice, “classic” style, men’s and women’s suits, shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, ties, scarfs, shoes, accessories, children and babies clothing, etc.

AMWF specializes in some new, but mostly gently used clothing and accessories in designer apparel sold in the nation’s leading upscale department stores and retailers and provide First Quality designer apparel, footwear, and accessories. We operate and maintain an inventory so we can offer our patrons diverse selection at all times. This is what separates us from the majority of non-profit distributors. We also handle electronics, sporting goods, toiletries, general merchandise, and more. We offer great styles in urban wear clothing, hip hop and designer apparel names like Armani, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Burberry, Nike, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, J. Crew, American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Puma, Lee,Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Versace, Banana Republic, Timberland, Vans, Gap, Reebok, New Balance, Zara, Levi Strauss, DKNY, Quicksilver, Kenneth Cole, Hollister, H&M, Izod, Clarks, Perry Ellis, Superdry, Champion, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Aeropostale, Under Armour, Lululemon, Chanel, Forever 21, Ralph Lauren,Van’s, Converse, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Jordan, Target, Lilly Pulitzer, Eileen Fisher, Tory Burch, Justice, Diesel, True Religion, Ed Hardy, Haggar, Apple, Urban Outfitters, Ray Ban, Old Navy, Wet Seal, Quiksilver, Hurley, Billabong, Penguin, BCBG, Ann Taylor, Arizona, Baby Phat, Bebe, Billabong, Buffalo, Express, Expressions, Girbaud, Guess, Gymboree, Healthtex, Heritage, Hurley, John Deere, Lands End, Le Tigre, League, Lucky Brand, Mossimo, Next Concept, NY & Co., Choppers, Penguin, Munsingwear, Private Label, Rampage, Redsand, Roxy, Sean John, Timberland, Tommy Bahama, True People, Turbulance, U.S. Expedition, US Polo Association, Victoria Secret, Von Dutch, William Rast, Ecko, Eddie Bauer, Akademiks, Energie, Fila, Fubu, Gap, North Face, Phat Farm, Rocawear, Avirex, Ocean Pacific, Hanes, Jerzees, Gildan, Sport-Tek, Dockers, Ecko, Eddie Bauer, Enyce, Esprit, Faded Glory, Harley Davidson, Nautica, Umbro, Varcity VeeTee, Vokal, Zoo York, Clarks, Alfani, Disney, Hello Kitty, Sesame Street, Gymboree, Jockey, Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, Bike, Bali, Chantelle, Glamorise, Olga, Playtex, Spanx, Wacoal, K-Swiss, Asics, Saucony, Brooks, Mizuno, New Socks, Altamont, American Needle, Beats by Dre, Been Trill, Black Scale, Brixton, Crooks & Castles, DGK, Dickies, Funderwear, Hall of Fame, ICNY, LRG, Maui & Sons, Mishka, Neff, New Balance, O’Neill, Oakley, Pacsun, Rainbow, Ray-Ban, Reef, Riot Society, Vanguard, Volcom, Young & Reckless, Beauty & the Beach, Body Glove, Brixton, Bullhead Denim Co., Diamond Supply Co., Dolce Vita, Erin Wasson, Glamorous, Insight, JanSport, Kirra, Pink, Body-Solid, Fitness Gear, Valor Fitness, Rage, Easton, Everlast, FootJoy, Franklin, JanSport, Jockey, Ecco, E-Force, Ektelon, Marmot, Maui Jim, Maxfli, McDavid, Oakley, O’Brien, Ocean Minded, O’Neill, Rawlings, Riddell, Spalding, Speedo, Wilson, Wolverine, Worth, and others!

We are FIRM believers in HEALTH and seek to amplify the workout of our patrons with the BEST weight-training equipment from popular brands, including Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Body-Solid, Fitness Gear, Valor Fitness, Rage, Reebok, and many, many more! We have weight training gear with gym and strength-training staples—all sports training equipment, weights, bars, pads, straps, braces, handles, ropes, specialized training equipment and accessories, mats, kettlebell, medicine balls, hand and body weights, swimming, Yoga, running, cross-fit, UFC, etc.

We seek to aid the patrons efforts to strengthen, tone and improve your overall health—and weight training is essential to your active lifestyle and it’s simple to integrate weight-training into your workout.

Whether you’re a skilled lifter or just starting your strength-training regimen, we may have the gear you need to make your fitness goals a reality. Our collection of Sporting equipment features weight-training equipment, weightlifting equipment and fitness accessories including:
Weight Lifting Accessories, Strength Brands, Weight Lifting Attachments, Weight Lifting Belts, Weight Lifting Gloves & Straps, Functional Fitness Training Equipment, Ankle, Hand, Wrist & Body Weights, Ab & Core Training Equipment, Suspension Training, Therapy Rehab Equipment, Jump Ropes, Yoga Mats, Strength Bands, Sports Accessories, Towels, Glasses, Locks, Skirts, Women’s Blouses/Tops, Dresses, Women’s Suits, Slacks, Jeans, Dress Shirts, Men’s Suits, Eye Glasses, Sun Glasses, Ankle Braces, Back Braces, Ankle Boots, Cell Phones, iPods, Jewelry, Flat Irons, Waist Bands, Sports Balls, Ankle Weights, Ace Bandage wraps, Caps, Hats, Beanies, Scarfs; Women’s Dress, Compression Shorts, Socks, Underwear, Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Watches, Books, Sports Bags, Shirts, T-Shirts, Leggings, Yoga Pants, Sweaters, Shorts, Swimwear and Equipment, Goggles, Floaters, Footwear, Sandals, Activewear, Outerwear, Jackets, Coats, Vests, Sports Gear, Water Bottles, Head Gear, Toiletries, Beauty Products, Hair Care, Combs, Razors, Shave Kits, Strength Bands, Body Sweat Wraps, and other health inspired products.

Apparel donations can be dropped off in the Bay Area or a convenient and easy pick-up can be arranged. For complete information, call or text us at 510 394-4101.
Please click the link and complete the “Hand of Dignity” request form to instruct us how best to help you.

Multi-Cultural Heath Fair October 22, 2016,a GREAT SUCCESS!

2016 Multi-Cultural Heath Fair October 22, 2016, 10am to 3pm in Oakland, CA.

The Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship of Oakland, A 2 Z Foundation, and AMWF Multicultural Heath Fair on October 22, 2016 was a GREAT SUCCESS!!

A2Z provided health care services and AMWF had Free Food, Clothing and Gift Giveaways to attendees and ALL received Free Health Screenings, Free Flu shots, Live Cooking Demonstrations, AMWF will have Free Food and Clothing Giveaways, Kids Zone, Family Fun, other Giveaways, Free Healthy Lunch, exercise regiments along with lots of workshops on good health and healthy lifestyles for both young and old of ALL faiths with over 40 vendors! 

The fair was the church ministries effort at ensuring that un-served and underserved residents of all ages and ethnicities get quality health information.

It was our pleasure to do very needed Community Service helping those MOST in need, regardless of their faith/belief!

You can listen to or download the live radio interview of Dr. Ahmad Yusuf Sheikh and the A 2 Z Foundation on Pacifica Radio Station KPFA in Berkeley, CA, on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at this link: https://kpfa.org/episode/b-a-j-a-b-a-on-jazzline-october-15-2016/. You can download or listen to the A2Z promo and ad for the Health Fair by clicking these links: A2Z Health Fair PromoA2Z Health Fair Ad. The promos and ads are currently airing across major TV, radio, and print media in Northern California.

    Pacifica is KPFK in Los Angeles, CA; KPFT in Houston, TX; WBAI in New York, NY; WPFW in Washington DC; and . KCSB – Santa Barbara, CA – 91.9 FM, KDRT-LP – Davis, CA – 101.5 FM, KDVS – Davis, CA – 90.3 FM, KHSU in Arcata, CA- 90.5 FM, KIDE – Hoopa, CA – 91.3 FM, KMUD – Redway, CA – 88.3 & 91.1 FM, KMEC-LP – Ukiah, CA – 105.1 FM, KNFS-LP – Tulare, CA – 98.1 FM, KUSP – Santa Cruz, CA – 88.9 FM, KVMR – Nevada City, CA – 89.5 &105.1 FM, KZFR – Chico, CA – 90.1 FM.

Muhammad Ali’s Passing and UNIVERSAL CURRENCY, and The Eid


Surah Al-Insan says: “And they are those who give food – in spite of their own need , to the needy, and the orphan, and the captive, [saying in their hearts], “We only feed you for the sake of God, and we desire nothing in return from you, not even a word of thanks’’ (76:8-9).

As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu wa Jazzak Allah Khair Khayrun,

AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION, (AMWF) would like to wish you all a Happy Eid! May ALLAH accept your good deeds and grant you and your families forgiveness!

The Eid are Times of Relief, Reflection, Gratefulness and Celebration! 
The first hours of Ramadan began with the passing of Muhammad Ali, a world treasure. This forced those of us that knew him a bit to reflect on the meaning of it, his world treasury, what he meant to the WORLD, HIS UNIVERSAL CURRENCY, not just us that may have known him a bit. The WORLD exhibited caring, heartfelt emotions that still wasn’t been comprehended!! It reminded me of the explanation that Imam Warith Deen Mohammed would give of the meaning of “Allahu Akbar” where the accepted meaning is “God is Great”, or “God is Greatest” to really translate into “God is GREATER” because the human mind can not truly conceive nor comprehend the true GREATNESS of God!, so God is always GREATER than you could possibly know or understand!!
The WORLD expression of the meaning of Ali to them was from the same inability to comprehend it’s sheer vastness!! I still haven’t found the expression, because there’s still so much of life to reflect on that made a difference that HE was the tool Allah used to engineer the revolution to an evolution!!
Then the Eid causes us to reflect upon the test which we have all experienced this past Ramadan. We recognized this as a time in which we needed to consult fully with ALLAH (SWT) on everything rather than on our human, flawed selves, which is why we pray, fast, turn to the Qur’an and beg our Lord’s guidance. In doing so, we come near to Allah as we have learned what it means to be content in all circumstances, whether having everything and comfortable or in having nothing and struggling. We have to gain a greater appreciation for the plight of the needy, the poor! Whether the working poor that can’t make ends meet, to the refugee with nothing, to the homeless, we MUST recognize their right to dignity and a decent life. It can not possibly hurt any of the able to help or support us who do. So how can ANYONE, much less the leaders of some major Masjids, take food from the mouths of the needy, or clothes from the backs of the needy DURING RAMADAN?!!!! Astaghfirullah!! More to come, iA. 
And (commanding you): “Seek the forgiveness of your Lord, and turn to Him in repentance, that He may grant you good enjoyment, for a term appointed, and bestow His abounding Grace to every owner of grace (i.e. the one who helps and serves needy and deserving, physically and with his wealth, and even with good words). But if you turn away, then I fear for you the torment of a Great Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection).” [Hud 11:3]
We are quick to rally around relief for a foreign war or a natural disaster, but ignore the personal tragedies within the Muslim communities right here at home. You don’t have to donate money, food, clothing, other goods and services to Syria or Iraq that is NEVER going to get there, especially when we have our own Syria and Iraq in the Muslim communities right here, starting with the person praying next to you, the brother that has no job, the abused sister that has no here to go, the youth that’s cutting school and using drugs! The leaders of these Masjids do not want to acknowledge this and in doing so, fail and refuse to take into consideration that this is their, the Masjids OBLIGATION from Allah (SWT)! The Masjids are not just “a building” without a soul and none in it with a soul, it’s suppose to be the center of the community and the lives it serves- ALL community members at large, NOT just Muslims!
We are grateful to ALLAH (SWT) for having touched the hearts of those who embody the God mandated mission and commitment to ALLAH’S principles that we as servants of ALLAH (SWT) must fulfill. 
You can make your check payable to: AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION (AMWF), 7633 Sunkist Drive, Oakland, CA  94605; you can donate with Paypal email to: amwft@amwftrust.org, or our PayPal Fundraising Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SE6DGFDH9XVKL

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May Allah (swt) bless you for your ZakatSadaqah and Sadaqah Jariya donations during the Holy Month
Eid Mubarak!

Sincerely,

Abdul-Jalil
President
510.394.4501