Holidays at GLIDE

2022 is proving itself with great resilience, resistance and rebirth. We invite you to join GLIDE in serving our community safely while still spreading the holiday love.

2022 Holiday Opportunities

Each year, GLIDE’s holiday events bring critically needed services, build community, and spread holiday joy to GLIDE’s community of clients, staff, supporters, volunteers, and congregants. In accordance with public health recommendations, we have made significant modifications to these events this year in order to serve our community safely while still maintaining the GLIDE spirit of connection and celebration.

The communities we serve are among those that have been most impacted by COVID-19.  Throughout the pandemic, GLIDE has been there to provide the support and care needed to help them get through this challenging time. The way we deliver our services and help might look a little different right now, but our work to provide hope, nourishment, and support has not stopped. 

There are still many ways to get involved!
This page will continue to be updated as details finalize.

Thanksgiving  |  Toy Wonderland  |  Grocery Bag Giveaway  |  Christmas

Volunteer Opportunities
We are excited to welcome volunteers back onsite to GLIDE for our Holiday Events this year! Click here to sign up now, or visit our FAQ page for more information. Please note that we are only welcoming fully vaccinated volunteers aged 18+ for onsite opportunities at this time

There are also many other exciting ways to volunteer for GLIDE remotely such as hosting drives for much needed community items and/or organizing a fundraiser for GLIDE with your family and friends. Please contact volteam@glide.org or 415-674-6081 to learn more about what we need and how you can help!  

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Thanksgiving at GLIDE

November 24

Thanksgiving Meal, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nearly 2,500 Thanksgiving meals of ham, turkey and all the fixings will be served to the community (both onsite and throughout the city).

Glide Memorial Church Celebration, 10:00 am
Enjoy Glide Memorial Church’s spirited annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration taking place online and in-person at 10:00 am with  Minister of Celebration Marvin K. White and members of the world-renowned Glide Ensemble and The Change Band. Celebration programming will be focused on music, witness, and messages of gratitude.

GLIDE Toy Wonderland
Our Toy Drive is now open! Visit our Amazon wishlist to purchase toys for GLIDE’s Toy Wonderland!

December 12-16
GLIDE’s Toy Sort & Giveaway

Once again, GLIDE will be collecting toys, packing them into bags and distributing them to children ages 0-11 who are enrolled in GLIDE programs. 

This event is sponsored by First Republic Bank. In addition to funding support, First Republic Bank provides many volunteers to support this effort.

Interested in making a bulk donation of toys to bring holiday magic to hundreds of children and their families? Contact Anya Hill at ahill@glide.org or call 415-674-6148

Grocery Bag Giveaway: GLIDE on the Go
December 5

GLIDE will package 5,500 grocery bags onsite, and then deliver them to 19 partner agencies across San Francisco to meet the complex needs of folks throughout the city. Each bag contains everything needed for a special holiday meal, including a whole free-range chicken or turkey, potatoes or rice, mac & cheese, vegetables, dinner rolls for all the holiday fixings. 

This event is sponsored by Gap Inc. In addition to funding support, Gap provides many volunteers to support this effort. 

Interested in making a bulk product donation or monetary donation to provide groceries to families in need across San Francisco? Contact Eden Chan at echan@glide.org

Christmas Day Celebration

Friday, December 24
House of Prime Rib Christmas Eve Brunch
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Joe Betz and San Francisco’s House of Prime Rib will provide prime rib and all the sides for GLIDE’s popular, mouthwatering Christmas Eve Brunch served to as many as 2,000 guests in the outdoor-tented dining room. Additionally GLIDE will deliver 200 meals to encampments across the city.

December 25

Glide Memorial Church Christmas Celebrations

9:00 and 11:00am

Glide Memorial Church’s rousing Christmas Celebrations will take place on Christmas Day with Minister of Celebration Marvin K. White and members of the world-renowned Glide Ensemble and The Change Band.

Celebrate with us at 330 Ellis Street, in San Francisco’s historic Tenderloin District. All attendees are required to show proof of vaccination along with ID, and honor all of our safety protocols, including indoor masking and social distancing.

Attend online Facebook Live or YouTube
Dial in by Phone (855) 412-3177

Christmas Meal, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nearly 2,500 Christmas meals of ham, turkey and all the fixings will be served to the community (both onsite and throughout the city).