FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 12, 2012

 

CONTACT:

Denise Lamott, 415.381.8793, Denise@DeniseLamottPR.com

 


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MEDIA ALERT

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GLIDE FAMILY SERVICES AND GAP INC. PARTNER TO PROVIDE A WARM WINTER FOR KIDS

Tuesday, December 18

 

WHAT:          Old Navy Kids Shopping Spree

On December 18, Old Navy will host the Old Navy Kids Shopping Spree for more than 100 kids from GLIDE’s Family Services programs ages 4 – 12 at their flagship store at 4th and Market in downtown San Francisco. Thanks to a support by Gap Inc., each child will receive a $100 gift card for their very own shopping spree and be paired up with one of the 130 Gap Inc. volunteer “personal shoppers.” Kids can choose from a wide range of fun, cold- and all- weather clothes, accessories and more. (Media, please note: although the store will be open for shoppers, the Old Navy Kids Shopping Spree is a private event for children from GLIDE’s Family Services Programs and is not open to the general public).

 

WHEN:          Tuesday, December 18, 4:00pm – 6:30pm

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 and Gap employee volunteers will be on-site for interviews.

 

 

UPCOMING ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY SHARING EVENTS AT GLIDE:

 

  • 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 www.GLIDE.org 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. GLIDE.org. 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 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.

 

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

 

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