2018 GLIDE Holiday Events
Celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season with us as we spread 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!
November and December
This Thanksgiving Day we expect to serve 2,400 folks and we need your help to make it a success! GLIDE needs 2,500 turkeys for our Thanksgiving meals and for our Grocery Bag Giveaway. Frozen turkeys can be dropped off at the front desk at 330 Ellis Street.
Donations are accepted:
- Monday through Friday: 6:00 am–5:00 pm
- Saturday through Sunday: 6:00 am–2:00 pm
For assistance you can call 415-674-6198 or 415-674-6000 to alert us of your arrival.
Thanksgiving Celebration and Meal
Thursday, November 22nd
10:00 am Celebration in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – 1:30 pm Thanksgiving Meal
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.
Annual Holiday Jam: Love Prevails
Wednesday, November 28th
5:30 pm Doors | 7:00 pm Performance
Join us for an uplifting evening of celebration and music benefitting GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program and other services that are transforming lives and launching GLIDE into the future. Featuring live performances with India.Arie, Lisa Fischer, the GLIDE Ensemble featuring Vernon Bush and The Change Band, plus many surprise guests along with the evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies Renel Brooks-Moon.
Saturday, December 1st
9:00 am – 3:00 pm in Freedom Hall
Join the GLIDE Legacy Committee for Help-Portrait Day! An annual event where GLIDE program participants and neighborhood residents pose for portraits shot by professional local photographers and receive free prints. The goal is to not only give beautiful portraits but to create an experience that allows for every person to feel valued and special.
Old Navy Kids Shopping Spree
Monday, December 3rd
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.
Senior Holiday Luncheon
Tuesday, December 4th
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. This year is a Vegas theme!
Grocery Bag Giveaway
Wednesday, December 12th
With financial and volunteer assistance from generous corporate partners Gap Inc., GLIDE will distribute thousands of bags filled with groceries to individuals and families.
Please donate toys by December 10th
Each year GLIDE collects thousands of toys for children of homeless and low-income families of the Bay Area that do not have the resources to provide holiday gifts. GLIDE relies on corporate and community partners to help collect toys during the holiday season. If you’d like to donate to GLIDE’s holiday event, please visit our Amazon wish list for pre-approved toys!
December 14th Delivery
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.
Prime Rib Luncheon
Monday, December 24th
10:30 am – 1:00 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.
Christmas Celebration and Meal
Tuesday, December 25th
10:00 am Celebration in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – 1:30 pm Meal Service
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 Christmas Celebrations takes place in the GLIDE Sanctuary.