2017 Holiday Season

Celebrate the 2017 Holiday Season with us by spreading hope and love! Join GLIDE and brighten up your holidays by bringing light to others.

Join GLIDE this season in caring and showing appreciation for thousands of our community’s most in-need residents. Every year, GLIDE offers special holiday meals, groceries, toys, blankets and open arms to the individuals and families who are struggling in San Francisco and across the Bay Area. We invite everyone to help in our efforts to provide sustenance and support through charitable contributions (financial as well as toys and food) and volunteering.

 

Starting November 1, you can sign up for Holiday Volunteer Opportunites. 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. Thank you, friends!

 

 

 

 

 

     

Thanksgiving Celebration and Meals

Thursday, November 23

10:00 am Celebration in the Sanctuary

7:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast

10:00 am - 1:30 pm Thanksgiving Dinner 

Thousands of nutritious, delicious meals with all the fixings will be served by a dedicated team of staff members and volunteers. The enticing menu includes ham, turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, gravy, rolls, ice cream and fruit punch. 

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Annual Holiday Jam: Love Overcomes

Wednesday, November 29

5:30 pm: Arrivals  |  7:00 pm: Concert

 

We proudly invite you to LOVE OVERCOMES, the GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam, on Wednesday, November 29 at The Masonic in San Francisco. Join us as we celebrate irresistible hope and unconditional love and help raise funds for GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program and other services. The evening will feature special performances by soulful powerhouse singer/songwriter Judith Hill; Grammy award–winning singer, songwriter and producer Valerie Simpson; Grammy-nominated soul-singing sensation, model and Empire actress V. Bozeman; voice percussionist and female beatboxing champion Butterscotch; the world-renowned GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band; along with Mistress of Ceremonies Renel Brooks-Moon; plus other guests to be announced soon. Food and drink will be provided by some of the Bay Area’s finest restaurants and beverage companies.

 

more about glide's 2017 annual holiday JAM

 

HELP-PORTRAIT

 

     

Help-Portrait Day

Saturday, December 2

For the third consecutive year, local photographer Colson Griffith and a team of shutterbug volunteers will participate in Help-Portrait Day, for which GLIDE program participants and neighborhood residents pose

for artfully composed portraits and receive complementary prints.

 

MORE ABOUT help-portrait day

 

 

     

Women's Holiday Luncheon

TBD

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

GLIDE Women’s Center program participants will come together as a community to celebrate triumph over hardship and enjoy a soulful holiday meal, musical and spoken-word performances, and gift exchange.

 
 
 

 

 

     

Senior Holiday Luncheon

Tuesday, December 5

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Our beloved senior community is celebrated at this private feast featuring traditional holiday dishes created by GLIDE Chefs and the Daily Free Meals program team.

 
 

 

 

 

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Grocery Bag Giveaway

Wednesday, December 13

7:30 am - 12:30 pm 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Toy Bag Giveaway

Saturday, December 16

9:00 - 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Old Navy Kids Shopping Spree

TBD

Thanks to support from parent company Gap Inc., Old Navy’s flagship store on Market Street in San Francisco will once again host a shopping spree for more than 100 kids, ages 4–12, from GLIDE’s Family Services programs. Participants will receive $100 gift cards and be matched with personal shoppers for a festive, fashionable afternoon. 

 

 

 

 

 

Adopt-a-Family Program

DATE TBD

 

Thanks to the generous participation of hundreds of individual sponsors, more than 1,000 members of around 300 families within the GLIDE community will receive holiday gifts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prime Rib Luncheon

Sunday, December 24

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Joe Betz and San Francisco’s iconic House of Prime Rib will once again sponsor this Christmas Eve tradition. About 3,700 pounds of prime rib and an array of delicious side dishes will be served in GLIDE's Dining Room. 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Celebrations and Meals

Monday, December 25

7:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast

9:00 & 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.

 

 

 

 

Kwanzaa

 

 

 

 Nia: Kwanzaa Celebration

Thursday, December 28

4:00 - 6:00 pm 

GLIDE and partner The Village Project will be hosting Day Five, called Nia, on December 30 at 4:00 pm of the weeklong celebration of the African American Kwanzaa holiday. Nia, meaning Purpose, is a reflection on committing ourselves to the glorious duty of restoring our families, our neighborhoods, and our people to their historical greatness. GLIDE will be celebrating with music, storytellers, drumming and a holiday meal.

 

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