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Community Holiday Giving


Event Name: Toys for Tots & One Warm Coat Charity Drive
Date: Friday, December 1st
Location: Coldwell Banker; 2355 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Drive by pick up available (contact Teresa Jong)
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Contact: Teresa Jong –


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will be collecting, new unwrapped toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Drive.

If you find any new or gently used coats lying around the house, you can help spread the warmth to those in need in our local community by donating them to our office. Your generous donations will help assist our One Warm Coat charity in providing children with the gift of warmth this holiday season.

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Event Name: Grocery Bag Giveaway
Date: Wednesday, December 13th
Location: Glide Memorial Church; 330 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Time: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contact: Amar -


With financial and volunteer assistance from generous corporate partners Gap Inc., GLIDE will distribute thousands of bags filled with groceries to individuals and families.


Event Name: Toy Bag Giveaway
Date: Saturday, December 16th (Donations accepted from Tuesday, December 12th - Saturday, December 16th)
Location: Glide Memorial Church; 330 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am


With help from event sponsor First Republic Bank, volunteers will distribute toys to kids of the Tenderloin and surrounding neighborhoods. Financial contributions, gift cards and unwrapped new toys will be accepted at GLIDE (330 Ellis St.) through the week of 12/12 - 12/16. Dolls of color and sports balls are especially welcome; no guns or war toys, please.


Event Name: Christmas Celebrations and Meals
Date: Monday, December 25th
Location: Glide Memorial Church; 330 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am & 11:00 am Celebrations in the Sanctuary
10:00 am - 1:30 pm Christmas Meal


GLIDE's lively Christmas celebrations and free holiday meal is sure to warm the hearts of all involved. A free Christmas meal of ham, turkey and all the fixings will be served to all who wish, while two Christmas Celebrations take place in the GLIDE Sanctuary.



Event Name: Meal Distribution
Date: Monday, December 2nd
Location: Embarcadero YMCA; 169 Steuart St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Time: 11 am - 1 pm


Please bring a nice sized duffle bag so we can load up your bag with meals.  This will allow easy distribution of meals to our homeless / less fortunate community members.

If volunteer spots are full please email us at so that we can manual add your name to the volunteer list.

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Event Name: Holiday Windows
Date: December 1st - January 1st
Location: Macy’s Union Sqaure; 170 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Time: 12/1 to 12/3 & 12/27 to 12/30: 10 am - 8 pm
12/4 to 12/23 & 12/26: 9 am – 8 pm
12/24: 9 am - 4 pm
12/25: Closed
12/31 to 1/1: 11 am - 6 pm


Bring your friends and family to visit the San Francisco SPCA Holiday Windows − one of the city’s most beloved and magical holiday traditions!  Take a peek: Your new best buddy might be staring out at you from the Macy’s windows!

Last year volunteers helped us send close to 300 animals to their forever homes and raised over 90,000 in life-saving dollars and with your help, we look forward to exceeding these numbers this year. Dates for Holiday Windows this year will run November 17th, 2017 - January 1st, 2017



Date: Year-round
Location: SF Food Bank; 900 Pennsylvania Ave., San Francisco, CA 94107
Marin Food Bank; 75 Digital Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Contact:; 415-282-1900, x 244


Shifts are available at our warehouses in Novato and San Francisco. Projects typically involve sorting fresh produce, packaging bulk foods, assembling grocery boxes for seniors, and sorting donations from food drives. Children are welcome, too!



Event Name: Giving Tree & Toy Barrel Drive
Date: Month of December
Location: Salvation Army SF; 850 Harrison St., San Francisco, 94107
Contact: Mayra Alfaro Martinez; Email -, Phone - 415-575-4848


You, your company, and/or your friends can be a part of this holiday season by participating in one or more of the following programs:

Giving Tree—Place a Christmas tree in a high traffic area of your store or lobby. For areas lacking space for a physical tree, there are many options such as a Giving Tree poster on a wall, or a lighted tree outline on a window. It can be as creative as you wish! We will provide you with tags bearing information of children in need this season.

Gift Cards—We distribute gift cards to Safeway for low-income families to provide a nice holiday meal for their kids. If you or your company would like to help in these efforts we welcome your participation.

Toy Drive—Place one or more toy barrels in locations where employees or customers can drop off brand new toy donations. We will collect these toys and distribute them to pre-registered low-income families via our Toy & Joy Shop, where families are given the opportunity to choose gifts for their children for the holidays.

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Event Name: Adopt-a-Family


Adopt-a-Family pairs individuals, families, civic groups, and corporate teams with Compass families who are homeless or at imminent risk and lack the resources to buy holiday gifts. For many families, these gifts will be the only ones they will receive during the holidays.

Over the last 20 years, families, individuals, and groups have made Adopt-a-Family a holiday tradition - the true meaning of the season - by giving gifts and showing compassion to others.

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