December 13, 2012



Denise Lamott, 415.381.8793,


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Bay Area Sikh Community to Distribute 500 Brand New
Free Blankets to the Needy at GLIDE
Saturday, December 15


WHAT: Sikh Community Blanket Giveaway

Members of the Bay Area Sikh Community will be on hand to distribute 500 new blankets to the needy ay GLIDE on Saturday, December 15 from noon to 1pm.  The Bay Area’s Sikh community has collected the new blankets over the past few weeks, which comes at a time of year when the weather is cold and people need them the most.  This compassionate event demonstrates the diversity and generosity of our community, while providing a very basic need of warmth and comfort for poor and homeless people.  The Sikhs and GLIDE have found that caring for the community provides common ground from which to build cross-cultural bridges.



This event is only open to GLIDE’s regular Meals Program participants



Saturday, December 15, Noon to 1pm



GLIDE, 330 Ellis Street





  • December 18:    Old Navy Kids Shopping Spree (4:30PM - 7PM at Old Navy, 801 Market Street at 4th Street)
  • December 19:    Grocery Bag Giveaway – sponsored by SpotOn, Gap Inc. and Central Payment  (7:30am – 12:30pm)
  • December 22:    Toy Giveaway (9am – 11am)
  • December 24:    Prime Rib Luncheon  (11am - 2pm)
  • December 24:    Christmas Dinner prep (2:30pm – 4:00pm)
  • December 25:    Christmas Celebrations (9am and 11am); Breakfast (7am - 8:30am); and Dinner (9am - 2pm)


Volunteer Opportunities at GLIDE

There are volunteer opportunities available for free meal service throughout the year at GLIDE. 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. 

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.



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 50 years. GLIDE is unconditional in its love, support and commitment to the community it serves – providing a range of holistic services from serving over nearly million free meals a year, to providing affordable housing, free or low-cost state-of-the-art healthcare along with dozens of other programs that help to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.  With an unwavering commitment grounded in spirituality and emotional understanding, GLIDE is a leading organization for social justice – inspiring the larger community to celebrate humanity through compassion, generosity and acceptance.


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