Challah for Christmas!
GLIDE’s blend of meals, celebration and social justice adds up to a delicious holiday feast for the community When Rabbi Michael Lezak joined GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice last year, one of his main goals was to connect broader Bay Area Jewish communities to GLIDE’s dynamic work. And what a year it’s been! Michael hasRead More >>
Hold the Judgment: GLIDE teams up with community partners to deliver food and choice to those in need
The great Grocery Bag Giveaway is a huge event in more ways than one. It is one of the most anticipated events of GLIDE’s holiday programming: hosted each year by GLIDE Co-Founders Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani and attended by thousands of community members, many of whom line up before dawn on streets closedRead More >>
GLIDE and Christmas Miracles
Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto, Senior Pastor, GLIDE Last week, as political pundits continued to fan the flames of fear and intolerance, a call went out to religious leaders and others to stand in solidarity with Muslims, who are encountering increased instances of bigotry in the United States. Committed to a world of diversity, religious tolerance,Read More >>
Toy Giveaway 2015
December 18, 2015 by Nicole C. Brown, GLIDE’s Director of Institutional Giving Tomorrow is my favorite day of the year at GLIDE. After several weeks in which thousands of toys have been collected, tomorrow dozens of volunteers—led by one amazing TOY LADY, longtime GLIDE church member Laurie Ferreira—will pass out nearly 2,000 bags of toysRead More >>
Grocery Bag Giveaway Days
By: James Lin, GLIDE’s Co-Director of Human Resources and Organizational Integration and GLIDE team member since 2004. If you’re a long-time friend of GLIDE, you know that we pack our holiday calendar with celebrations across the many communities we touch. Last week was our Senior Holiday Luncheon, the holiday gathering of GLIDE’s Women’s Center, the Old NavyRead More >>
Light A Candle With Glide For A Brighter World This Holiday Season
“Powered by unconditional love and acceptance, we celebrate our shared humanity at GLIDE. Together, we cast light upon the difficult and shadowed road to justice and inspire one another to renewed hope on this continuing journey. Through connecting communities and bridging differences, we enable San Francisco’s most vulnerable to make meaningful changes in their livesRead More >>
Old Navy Shopping Spree
By Ben Lintschinger, Program Manager, GLIDE V.R.P. Engagement, Education and Advocacy The financial challenge faced by working families in the City is greater than ever before and the holidays are never an exception. In fact, meeting their children’s needs and wishes during this season can present parents with tough choices: doting or self-discipline, saving orRead More >>
By: James Lin, GLIDE’s Co-Director of Human Resources and Organizational Integration. He arrived at GLIDE just before Thanksgiving in 2004. In my immigrant family in the 1970’s, Thanksgiving was probably the holiday that was the easiest to understand. My mother, who had lived through the bombing and occupation of her home cities in China during WWII, understoodRead More >>
Joyce Hayes: Epitome of Motherhood
Joyce Hayes first came to GLIDE in 1971 as a church member and soon became instrumental in developing our early children’s programs, which later became the Janice Mirikitani Family, Youth, and Childcare Center (FYCC) in 1991. While at GLIDE, Joyce has served many roles, from resident writer to Youth Program Director, to foster mother toRead More >>
Christmas Eve @ GLIDE – Prime Rib Luncheon!
For over two decades, the famous San Francisco restaurant, House of Prime Rib, has donated 2,000 lbs of prime rib for GLIDE’s annual Christmas Eve meals. House of Prime Rib owner, Joe Betz, shares, “It’s a family tradition for the Betz’s. We see how it goes to the right places, and it makes you feelRead More >>
Grocery Bag Giveaway at GLIDE!
It’s Grocery Bag Giveaway Day at GLIDE and the streets are abuzz with the spirit of joy and love as GLIDE staff along with hundreds of volunteers distribute over 5,000 bags of groceries to the community. The bags are filled with the fixings for a wonderful holiday meal, and those who receive a bag areRead More >>
GLIDE Honors Seniors at Luncheon!
GLIDE’s seniors are in Freedom Hall enjoying a delicious holiday meal, served by volunteers and staff. Every year, GLIDE takes the time to honor this special part of our community during the holiday season. Check out photos of the festivities!Read More >>
San Francisco’s Season of Giving
San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee recently launched San Francisco’s Season of Giving – a campaign benefiting local non-profits throughout the holiday season. From the Office of the Mayor: Join San Francisco and its social service partners in the San Francisco Season of Giving campaign to support organizations that help San Franciscans and organizations helping victimsRead More >>
Thanksgiving at GLIDE: A Time for Gratitude
GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program is hard at work planning dinner for an anticipated 5,000 guests on Thanksgiving this Thursday. Our Meals Program, in collaboration with staff and hundreds of volunteers, will prepare hundreds of turkeys and hams, 1,500 pounds of potatoes, 950 pounds of fresh veggies, 312 gallons of stuffing, and a variety ofRead More >>
Happy Holidays here at GLIDE
by Kristen Growney Yamamoto, co-Executive Director GLIDE has come to represent the best of the holidays to me. Thanksgiving was the kickoff of the holiday season here. Celebrations of gratitude combined with feeding others bring out the best in our community. GLIDE served nearly 5000 meals during on Thanksgiving, and about 400 volunteers came toRead More >>