Black History Month Book Drive

By Giving List Staff   |   February 10, 2023

In her beautiful children’s book, Amanda Gorman writes, “I can hear change humming in its loudest, proudest song. I don’t fear change coming. And so I sing along.”

In a world where police brutality took the life of Tyre Nichols, and Governor DeSantis can singlehandedly redefine the curriculum of an AP African American Studies class, it doesn’t feel like change is singing.  And yet, as advocates for children–the future of our country–we are inspired to keep empowering our young clients to be seen and heard. To be seen and heard in court. To be seen and heard within their families. To be seen and heard at school. To be seen and heard in their communities. For the third year, we invite you to join us and take one small step to empower our clients by providing them with books by Black authors about Black characters. From board books to young adult books and everything in between, you can join the effort by shopping our wish lists locally in Alameda (or online) at Books Inc. or through Amazon.

“We are the wave starting to spring, for we are the change we sing. We are what the world is becoming, and we know it won’t be long. We all hear change strumming. Won’t you sing along?”


East Bay Children’s Law Offices

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Executive Director: Kristin Mateer


The Mission of East Bay Children’s Law Offices is to protect and defend the rights of children and youth through holistic, vigorous legal advocacy. EBCLO strives to provide a voice for children in and out of the courtroom and to promote positive outcomes for them.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

“The value of having a lawyer is having someone by your side who can advocate for you in court when you may feel uneasy talking in front of a lot of people about your case. They can also let your team know about your goals and any bumps in the road you might face. Sometimes lawyers even keep in touch years later to provide support or be someone to talk to.”
Autumn Badheartbull-Clark
EBCLO Youth Voices Group
Former EBCLO Client

Help Provide a Voice for Children

East Bay Children’s Law Offices protects and defends the rights of children and youth through holistic, vigorous legal advocacy. Your donations can help us provide a voice for children in and out of the courtroom and to promote positive outcomes for them.

•$5,000 can fund surveying 200 clients so their lived experiences can guide our vigorous advocacy.

•$2,500 ensures 12 foster youth have uniquely tailored education plans at school.

•$1,000 means immediate intervention and visits to five youth in juvenile hall.

•$500 can fund a year’s worth of fidget toys, coloring books, and snacks at the courthouse to reduce the traumatic experience of court.

•$100 can fund a roundtrip visit to one of the 46% of our clients who live outside the county.

Key Supporters

Kelson Foundation
Younger Family Fund
Zellerbach Family Foundation
The Greg Smith Charitable Fund
Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable
van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
The Morris Stulsaft Foundation
Firedoll Foundation
Jennifer & Steve Roop
Quest Foundation
Bigglesworth Family Foundation
William G. Gilmore Foundation
Share the Spirit
Legal Services Funders Network
Winnie & David Lau
The Barrios Trust
Susan Cody
Oakland Athletics Community Fund
Oakland Thrives
Ticket to Dream Foundation
Hartog, Baer, Zabronsky & Verriere
Daniel Kim & Charmaine Wong