Education is vital in helping to break the cycle of poverty that affects so many people around the Oakland / SF Bay Area. But sadly, education is still one of the most underfunded segments of local government aid. Each year, The Liza Maribel Foundation, Inc. aspires to make a positive impact by contributing to underprivileged schools and their families to gain access to some of their essential school supplies through our “Back to School Backpack Drive”. 

This annual drive has helped us provide backpacks and school supplies (such as stationery, pen, pencils, markers, glue, scissors, binders…etc) to more than 1,200 families around Oakland / SF Bay Area these past six years. And this year is no different than previous ones as we are committed to providing backpacks and school supplies to 300 children in the same underprivileged areas. 

This year we are very excited as we have partnered with HEDiGEAR to create different types of experiences for these children with a practical everyday backpack to spotlight their moments and milestones. The Base Camp’s flexible design makes it easy for any child to share a patch from their latest journey while adding a hint of nostalgia to their memories.

HEDiGEAR pledged to donate up to 15% for each backpack purchase or 25% for orders over $100 back to our foundation. Please consider ordering one or multiple backpacks through our sponsor HEDiGEAR by July 15th.

Shipping Information:
The Liza Maribel Foundation, Inc.
497 Edison Ct. Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94534

Helping us achieve our goal of 300 backpacks for this important cause is a rewarding act and experience, as you will not only be providing a backpack with school supplies but one of the most precious gifts for a child, their Education.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Thank You for supporting our Mission and Vision. Together we can accomplish more!

Become a Sponsor

By becoming a sponsor you will have the opportunity to be featured on our website for a year, be acknowledge in our newsletters, social media and event marketing materials. You will also be making a huge positive impact in the lives of many people from under-represented communities (BIPOC, LGBTQ, Women in transition homes, and single-parent households) that have been marginalized by abuse/discrimination, health challenges, and other disempowering disabilities. .

Diamond Sponsor

16 Tickets To The Event


Platinum Sponsor

8 Tickets To The Event


Gold Sponsor

6 Tickets To The Event


Silver Sponsor

4 Tickets To The Event


Bronze Sponsor

2 Tickets To The Event


To our Sponsors... Thank you for your generosity!

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” ~Aesop


We have been able to make a Positive Impact on so many Children, Single-Parent homes, and the homeless thanks to all of our sponsors, donors and amazing group of volunteers.

In a world where weapons, violence, and disrespect seem to be the new normal… a group of 22 powerful individuals came together for one common goal: to interrupt the noise and reconnect people to what truly matters in life. Our vision for the future was to engage children through community connections, vulnerability, and love and inspire them through art.

Our committed action – to see our vision through – was to powerfully and URGENTLY raise $40,000 in donations by August 30, 2019. Our mission was to host an art event for children in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, where they could craft their vision of the world and learn of ours too. This was a unique opportunity to connect, enroll, learn, and thrive with so many children. A number of additional art gatherings took place in other U.S. cities. The art created at these gatherings was collected and sold in an online silent auction (Aug. 21-29, 2019). The funds collected from the auction and GoFundMe Campaign were used to provide help and support to our under-represented communities and other entities around the SF Bay Area and Oakland.

We are so grateful for all the people that we were able to participate in this amazing opportunity that supported us to bring smiles to so many children.