Unity Fund News

The Unity Fund was a one-year campaign, launched on September 17th, 2009, to make our merger a success by raising $100,000 in donations from individuals. We believe that the future success of the organization depends on consistent, reliable support from our constituency and those who believe in our mission. That’s why we want to express our immense gratitude to everyone who gave their support to the Campaign this year, from hosting a house party to running in the inaugural Oakland Marathon. Thanks to hundreds of people contributing their creativity, spare change, and networking skills, we reached our goal of $100,000 from individual supporters!


As a fully merged organization, we are moving forward with a massive expansion of our grassroots organizing efforts to invest deeply in our membership and win crucial improvements in the lives of low-income Bay Area residents.  Your support will be critical to ensuring that we are able to keep fighting for and winning grassroots community justice.  We are asking every supporter to sign up to make a $10 monthly donation for one year. By giving monthly, you don’t hurt your bank account and you give us a strong, sustaining source of support as we move into 2011. Of course, one-time donations are also welcomed. Click here to become a monthly sustainer or to make a donation.


Run for Justice in the Oakland Running Festival


Causa Justa :: Just Cause is pacing to win the marathon, not the sprint. To demonstrate, we’re going to take part in the Oakland Running Festival on March 26-27, 2011. Last year’s Running Festival was so much fun, we decided to come back this year to celebrate Causa Justa :: Just Cause’s work bringing together Latin@ and African-American communities, and building Black-Brown unity to achieve housing and immigrant justice for low-income residents of Oakland and San Francisco.  As part of our team, you will receive a t-shirt, take part in a beautiful event, raise funds for a fierce grassroots organization by collecting donations from your sponsors, and celebrate with us in a post-marathon party.


If you are interested in joining the contingent and running the 5K, half marathon, or full marathon, please contact Alia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 510.763.5877, ext. 313, and register at: www.oaklandmarathon.com


Let’s Party


If you are interested in hosting a benefit party for Causa Justa :: Just Cause, we are always looking for party people who want to throw down for the Cause.  And there is no better way to raise money than to get your friends together, have some food and drink, tell them why Causa Justa :: Just Cause and the struggle for grassroots community justice means so much to you, and ask them to write a check. Whether you're interested in hosting a backyard barbeque, a lavish three-course brunch, a raucous board game night, or a benefit show, you can improve your social life while supporting the fight of low-income tenants and homeowners to stay in their homes.  If you have an idea for a party, please contact Alia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 510.763.5877 ext. 313.


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