2013 Holiday Opportunities

5500number of bags of bags distributed on Grocery Bag Giveaway

Together, we celebrate the Holiday Season by spreading hope and love. Join us and brighten up your holidays by bringing light to others. #poweredbyLOVE

GLIDE kicks off with Thanksgiving feasts and celebrations: donations, volunteers, turkeys and toys are urgently needed for those who will struggle through another holiday season filled with uncertainty. Once again, GLIDE will help meet that need by providing thousands of free meals, including Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and provide grocery bags and toys to those in need.  To support this annual effort and ensure that no one gets turned away, GLIDE recruits thousands of volunteers and accepts donations of money, toys and food – especially turkeys.


View 2013 Holidays Opportunites below. 


Starting on November 1st, 2013 9am, you can sign up to volunteer over the holidays on our meals calendar. See the meals calendar here. If our volunteer needs on a particular Holiday have already been met, please consider supporting GLIDE through a donation or by volunteering on another day.

 

 


 

 

     

Thanksgiving Meals

Wednesday, November 27

Thanksgiving Prep Day. Put on your apron and come to GLIDE to help chop, dice, mix and slice in prepartion for our Annual Thanksgiving Day dinner.

 

  • 9:00am - 11:00am, Prep Shift
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Prep Shift
Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving Meals. Join us in serving thousands of complete Thanksgiving meals with all the fixins' to thousands of individuals and families.

 

  • 6:30am - 9:00am, Breakfast
  • 8:30am - 10:00am, Dinner Service & Carving
  • 9:30am - 11:30am, Dinner Service & Carving
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm, Dinner Service & Carving
  • 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Dinner Service & Carving
Friday, November 29

Day After Thanksgiving. Keep the Holiday spirit going-your help is needed on this day! 


  • 7:00am - 9:30am, Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

    

        

 

Grocery Bag Giveaway*

Wednesday, December 18

GLIDE will give away 5,000 bags full of groceries to individuals and families this year.  Join hundreds of volunteers, including Gap Inc., Central Payment, and Spot On employees who have already committed to help fill the bags and distribute them to those in need.

 

  • 6:30am - 9:00am, First Shift
  • 8:30am - 10:30am, Second Shift
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm, Third Shift

*Please Note: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old for this event


**Cantonese and/or Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed on this day.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

Toy Sort & Toy Giveaway*

Mon., December 16 - Friday, December 20

Toy Sort. Join us as we sort donated toys in preparation for GLIDE's Toy Bag Giveaway Day on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Toy Sort Shifts 01 - 05 occur at St. Mary's Cathedral, located at 1111 Gough Street.

 

  • Mon., Dec. 16, 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Shift 01
  • Mon., Dec. 16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Shift 02
  • Tues., Dec. 17, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Shift 03
  • Wed., Dec. 18, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Shift 04
  • Thurs., Dec. 19, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Shift 05
Friday, December 20

The Great Toy Move. Once toys are sorted into bags, they will need to be moved from St. Mary’s Cathedral to GLIDE. Be a part of the moving magic! This shift will meet at 1111 Gough Street and end at 330 Ellis Street.

 

  • Fri., Dec. 20, 10:00am - 3:00pm

 

Saturday, December 21

Toy Giveaway Day. During the Holidays, many families will not have the resources or opportunity to gift their children with toys. Help distribute toys to the boys and girls in our community.

 

  • Sat., Dec. 21, 7:30am - 1:00pm, Toy Giveaway

*Please Note: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old for this event

 

**Toy Donations. You can also donate monetary gifts or unwrapped toys for children ages 0-12 at 330 Ellis Street from 8:30am - 6pm.


 

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Prime Rib Luncheon

Tuesday, December 24

For over 20 years, Joe Betz and San Francisco's iconic House of Prime Rib restaurant have sponsored a holiday meal, the Prime Rib Luncheon on Christmas Eve. Donating 2,000 pounds of prime rib for GLIDE’s special mouthwatering luncheon, Mr. Betz' annual contribution is highlight for GLIDE's meals guests and he shares, “You have to be hungry once in your life to realize what hunger is.”

 

  • 10:00am - 12:30pm, Luncheon Shift 01
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Luncheon Shift 02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

Christmas Meals

Tuesday, December 24
  • 7:00am - 9:00am, Christmas Eve Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 11:00am, Christmas Day Meals Prep
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Christmas Day Meals Prep


Wednesday, December 25

Christmas Meals. A special Christmas dinner menu is prepared for thousands of homeless and needy families and individuals.

 

  • 6:30am - 9:00am, Breakfast
  • 8:30am - 10:30am, Bag Lunch Preparation
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm, Bag Lunch Preparation
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm, Dinner Service & Carving
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm, Dinner Service & Carving
Thursday, December 26

Day after Christmas. We need your help on this special day. 


  • 7:00am - 9:30am, Breakfast

 

 

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