The story of Mom and Pop Green begins in the 1970’s, Cora and Douglas Green, husband and wife
began as parent volunteers at local schools as chaperones, mentors and community activist in Oakland, CA. Douglas and Cora were committed
to helping students and teachers and attended all functions either as the organizers or has the number one volunteers. Their daughter,
Sharon began assisting them at an early age. From there they discovered that many of the children and their families needed help with
clothing, blankets, food, school supplies, hygiene supplies, etc. Because of them believing in the “Village” and their desire to help
families in need, Douglas and Cora knew they had to do something. So they turned to the Oakland Fire and Police departments and from
there began a Partnership that continues today. Because of their love of the children in Oakland, Cora and Douglas Green were affectionately
named Mom & Pop Green in the late 1970’s.
In 1995 Douglas and Cora Green formalized their efforts and founded
the non-profit, Mom & Pop Green Organization to facilitate their community service work. Such as organized food and toy drives
to preparing food baskets from community donations for families during the holidays. With the help of donations, the Mom & Pop
Green Organization has helped countless individuals and groups. From Children’s Hospital administrators who call on the organization
when they encountered a family in need to homeless overflow shelters. Mom & Pop Green organization has responded to tragedies
through the media or Fire department such as helping a family who lost personal belongings in a house fire.
Sharon Green Holder,
President and CEO.
Mom & Pop Green’s legacy continues on through
their daughter, Sharon Green Holder who serves as President and CEO of the board of Directors. Sharon is dedicated to fulfilling the
needs of children and their families in the community and putting a smile on senior citizens’ faces in local communities and nationwide
because someone came to visit them or brought them socks to wear when it’s cold outside.
Our humble begining is Oakland California, but we have not limited
ourselves only to California,
but we worked to give support and assistance
to help individuals, communities and other organizations that help
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