How We Give
Many desire to give, but are not always presented with opportunities. Purchasing OAK products gives ordinary people a platform to give.
We work with CapCityKids, an established non-profit organization in Austin, Texas that gives thousands of backpacks + school supplies to homeless youths in need each school year. OAK sales throughout the year contribute to this annual drive. Our donation lightens the financial burden that purchasing basic school supplies can impose on homeless families, and the enthusiasm and positive feedback from parents + students is extremely encouraging.
While the short-term goal of CapCityKids is to serve students in crisis, we at OAK love that CapCityKids also helps these children with many long-term programs for their educational success.
There are more than one million orphans in Rwanda. Many live with relatives, many have established their own homes (child-headed households) and thousands live on the streets. Africa New Life, the organization we partner with, sponsors education from primary school through high school graduation for thousands of students in four communities of Rwanda, Africa. The backpack + school supplies helps to further the education of these children.
Concurrently, Africa New Life offers a vocational training program to teach women in Kigali a tailoring trade that will help them support their families. Many of these women are widowed and many are HIV positive. OAK Lifestyle provides work for the seamstresses by sewing the give-away backpacks.
Each t-shirt you buy gives a backpack to a child in need.