December 18, 2011
CONTACT: Denise Lamott, 415.381.8793,


Kids Shopping Spree with Old Navy and Gap Inc. Volunteers, Monday, December 20

WHAT: Old Navy Kids Shopping Spree. This winter, more than 100 kids ages 4 – 12 from GLIDE's Family Services programs will enjoy a warm holiday season with new clothes from Old Navy.  Thanks to a generous contribution by Gap Inc., each child will receive a $100 gift card for their very own shopping spree. Kids can choose from a wide range of fun, cold- and all- weather clothes and accessories.  Gap Inc. holiday helpers will serve as “personal shoppers” for the day. 

WHEN: Monday, December 20, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Old Navy Flagship store, 801 Market Street at 4th

VISUALS AND INTERVIEWS: Photographers and Videographers are welcome to shoot images in the store. GLIDE Co-Executive Director Kristen Growney Yamamoto, Old Navy District Manager Charlie Zammit as well as some of the children will be on-hand for interviews.


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.

Request for Donations
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.

ABOUT GLIDE: Located at Ellis and Taylor 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 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 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


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