Join GLIDE for 2023 Holidays

This is the season to take inspiration from our legacy of unconditional love and get ready to welcome 2024 with renewed hope and faith in our resilient community.  

Volunteer for GLIDE Holiday Events

GLIDE’s holiday events reinforce our spirit of renewal by bringing together our community of clients, staff, supporters, volunteers and congregants. 

Sign up here to volunteer for one of the following four events.  We are currently welcoming fully vaccinated volunteers aged 13+ until further notice.  

Thanksgiving  |  Grocery Bag Giveaway  |  Christmas Eve Luncheon

See our FAQs for more information or contact volteam@glide.org or 415-674-6081 with questions.  

Thanksgiving at GLIDE

November 23

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.

Grocery Bag Giveaway: GLIDE on the Go
Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

GLIDE will package 4,400 grocery bags onsite, and then deliver them to 22 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 employees support this through volunteering.

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

GLIDE Toy Wonderland

December 21, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)
GLIDE’s Toy Sort & Giveaway

Once again, GLIDE will be collecting toys, packing them into bags and distributing them to children (up to 11 years) who are enrolled in GLIDE programs.

This event is sponsored by GLIDE Board member Crickette Glad Brown.

We are now collecting TOYS through our Amazon toy-drive registry. Please help us make this year’s Toy Wonderland a memorable one for the children by donating today!

Interesting 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.

Glide Memorial Church Celebration
9:00 am and 11:00 am

Christmas Eve Luncheon Celebration
(with Cecil)

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 2,400 guests in the outdoor-tented dining room. Additionally GLIDE will deliver 200 meals to encampments across the city.


Christmas Day Celebration
Monday, December 25

Glide Memorial Church Christmas Celebration

10:00 am

Glide Memorial Church’s rousing Christmas Celebration 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. 

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).