2017 Holiday Opportunities

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

GLIDE rings in the holidays with feasts and celebrations: Donations, volunteers, turkeys and toys are urgently needed for those who might otherwise struggle through the season plagued by uncertainty and want. GLIDE helps meet the need by serving thousands of free meals, including festive Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and providing thousands of bags of groceries and toys to those who would otherwise go without. To support this annual effort, and ensure that no one gets turned away, GLIDE recruits thousands of volunteers as well as accepts donations of money, toys and food – especially turkeys!

 

View 2016 Holidays Opportunites below. 

 

Starting on November 1, 2017 at 9:00 am, you can sign up to volunteer over the holidays on our meals calendar.

We deeply appreciate and count on your generosity! 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 22

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.

 

Thurday, November 23

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

 

Friday, November 24

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

 

 

To sign up for a shift, visit our 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.

 

 

     

Grocery Bag Giveaway*

Wednesday, December 13

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

 

*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.

 

 

To sign up for a shift, visit our 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.

 

 

 

 

 

     

Toy Sort & Toy Giveaway*

Monday, December 11 – Thursday, December 14

Toy Sort. Join us as we sort donated toys in preparation for GLIDE's Toy Bag Giveaway Day on Saturday, December 17, 2017. Toy Sort Shifts occur at St. Mary's Cathedral, located at 1111 Gough Street.

 

Friday, December 15

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.

 

Saturday, December 16

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.

 

*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.

 

 

To sign up for a shift, visit our 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.

 

 

     

Prime Rib Luncheon

Sunay, 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.”

 

 

To sign up for a shift, visit our 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Christmas Meals

Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve. Help us serve a special Christmas Eve breakfast and prep inredients for the next day's Christmas meals.


Monday, December 25

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


Tuesday, December 26

Day after Christmas. We need your help on this special day for a Breakfast shift. 

 

 

To sign up for a shift, visit our 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.

 

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