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GLIDE Elves Will Be Hard at Work Tuesday (12/19/23) During Our Annual Toy Bag Giveaway

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CONTACTS:

 Tri Nguyen: (415) 608-6237

 

GLIDE Elves Will Be Hard at Work Tuesday (12/19/23) During Our Annual Toy Bag Giveaway

 

Come To Our Workshop to View Toy Sorting, Packing, & Bagging for Neighborhood Children

 

WHAT: GLIDE volunteers and VIPs will come together to make sure San Francisco children have a very merry Christmas this year. More than two thousand gifts will be sorted, bagged and bought for our youngest, most deserving clients.  These hand-picked gifts are based on interests and ages.

The bags of toys will be distributed to participants in GLIDE’s Family, Youth and Childcare Center; Family Resource Center; Violence Intervention Programs; and Walk-in Center.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Volunteers will work in two shifts. Shift #1 – 10AM-12PM. Shift #2 – 1PM-3PM. During that time, they will open boxes, sort toys, go shopping, and bag toys.

 

WHERE: GLIDE – 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

 

WHO: GLIDE volunteers and dignitaries will be available for interviews. Dr. Gina Fromer – GLIDE’s President & CEO, who was also once a GLIDE client, will arrive during Shift #1.

Many San Francisco elected officials and city leaders will arrive during Shift #2.

 

WHY: Children deserve to celebrate during the holidays and feel the love and

connection of a community. GLIDE is here for them. The need is higher than ever as families deal with unemployment, rising inflation, and increasing housing costs.  In San Francisco County, 46% of Black children live in poverty, compared to 3% of white children. More than 8,000 people experienced homelessness every night in San Francisco.

 

About GLIDE:

 

GLIDE is a nationally recognized center for social justice dedicated to fighting systemic injustice, creating pathways out of poverty and crisis, and transforming lives. GLIDE’s integrated comprehensive services, advocacy initiatives, and inclusive community empower individuals, families, and children to achieve stability and thrive. GLIDE is on the forefront of addressing some of the most pressing issues including poverty, housing shortages and homelessness, and racial and social injustice.

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