December 16, 2010
CONTACT: Denise Lamott, 415.381.8793,



Saturday, December 18 


\WHAT:  Sikh Blanket Giveaway
Each year, the Bay Area’s Sikh community collects hundreds of new blankets to give away at GLIDE.  This uniquely Bay Area event demonstrates the diversity and generosity of our community, while providing a very basic need for poor and homeless people. Nearly 500 blankets have been collected and will be distributed to some of Glide’s neediest clients


MEDIA NOTE:  This event is only open to GLIDE’s regular Meals Program clients


WHEN:  Saturday, December 18, Noon to 1pm


WHERE:  GLIDE, 330 Ellis Street



December 20 – Old Navy Kids Shopping Spree (9:00am – 10:00am at Old Navy, 801
Market Street at 4th)

Old Navy flagship store on Market Street will open its doors at 9:00 a.m. for a private shopping spree for more than 200 kids from GLIDE 's Family Services programs, ages 4 – 12.  Thanks to the support from Gap Inc., each child will receive gift cards valued at $100 and will have the store to themselves, along with 150 Gap Inc. volunteer “personal shoppers.”  (Media, please note: This is a private event for children from GLIDE’s Family Services Programs and is not open to the general public).


December 21 – Toy Giveaway (9am – 10am)
Help every kid get a great toy for the holidays.  Volunteers will help hand out toys to the boys and girls.  Donate money or unwrapped new toys to GLIDE at 330 Ellis Street (at Taylor). 


December 24 – Prime Rib Luncheon  (11am - 2pm)
Sponsored each year by Joe Betz and San Francisco’s House of Prime Rib who donate 2,000 pounds of prime rib for GLIDE’s special mouthwatering Christmas Eve luncheon.


December 24 – Christmas Dinner Prep (2:30pm to 4:30pm)
Volunteers are needed to chop, dice, mix and slice to prepare thousands of Christmas dinners for the poor and homeless.


December 25 – Christmas Celebrations and Dinner
Celebrations at 9am and 11am
Breakfast - 7am - 8:30am
Dinner – 9am to 2pm
Come celebrate Christmas at GLIDE’s lively annual celebration, followed by dinner for thousands of homeless and needy families and individuals.


There are hundreds of volunteer opportunities available for these events and for meal service throughout the year. To sign up, please visit GLIDE 's website at and click on "volunteer now."  For questions, please call the GLIDE volunteer office at (415) 674-6080. 


GLIDE is also making an appeal for donations of money, new and unwrapped toys, and food--especially turkeys and canned goods. To donate money, please send your check to GLIDE Foundation, 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, or donate through GLIDE’s website at www. Please drop off all food and toy donations at GLIDE’s main entrance, 330 Ellis Street.


Located at Ellis and Taylor Streets in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's harshest urban environments, GLIDE is an oasis that has served the poor and disenfranchised for over 40 years.   From serving nearly one million meals a year, to operating a professional medical clinic, to offering weekly spiritual celebrations at GLIDE Church, and much more – GLIDE touches the lives of many people. GLIDE has helped thousands of disenfranchised and poor people get back on their feet and find their way to jobs, housing and spiritual fulfillment.


For more information about GLIDE, please call (415) 674-6000 or visit www.


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