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Here’s What’s Going On In The Community
You’ll always remember your first best friend, your first moments of independence, and your first taste of s’mores cooked over an open fire. It was all at camp and you can’t wait for your kids to experience it. But going to camp sometimes isn't an option for the kids who could possibly use it most: California’s nearly 60,000 foster kids. Doesn’t every child deserve to go to camp? With your help, they can. 102.9 KBLX and Sleep Train present: Camp Sweet Dreams. Grant a foster child’s dream for as little as $10
Donate today at campsweetdreams.com/SanFrancisco.
Meet Lenora Williams The Non Profit Guru
You can hear her 4 times a day every Saturday between 10am-3pm. Click here to find out more.
GLIDE Needs Your Help
Happy September! GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program needs your support! We have been experiencing a volunteer shortage and we need your help. The program requires 60 volunteers a day to produce nearly 2,500 meals a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Will you rally a group of friends, colleagues or family members and sign up today? To sign up, go to glide.org/serveameal. Serve a meal or help prepare our meals, your compassion in action will be much appreciated! If you have any questions or require additional information, please call us at (415) 674-6081.
Blood Centers of the Pacific - O Negative Blood Shortage
“Everybody knows that donating blood is the easiest way there is to save lives. But did you know there is a blood shortage going on in Northern California right now – especially of O Negative blood. In a life or death emergency often there is no time to find out what blood type the accident victims are, so the only blood they can be given in those first critical moments is O Negative – the universal donor. Please, donate blood this week. Visit www.bloodcenters.org , find a drive near you, and be a lifesaver. Blood Centers of the Pacific gratefully accepts all blood types.”
Veterans Matter is a non-profit organization committed to assisting veterans and children to keep them out of the streets. Not only do they help with providing permanent housing, but they also use their efforts to provide services for healthcare and overall support to get the family's lives back on track. For more information click here.
LIFE ElderCare provides services to seniors so they can live independently in their own homes. Make a difference in someone's life by becoming a volunteer! Volunteers drive these seniors to and from appointments and for shopping trips. It only takes a few hours and makes a world of a difference. For more information, click here.
"Movember" is Men's Health Month
Did you know? After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American males, affecting 1 in 7. In order to raise awareness about prostate cancer and other men's health issues, many men are joining in on "No Shave November" or "Movember." You can do your part by resisting to shave or learn about the certain lifestyle changes to lower your risk for developing the disease!
Wishes for the Holidays
Hyatt Regency San Francisco is your home for the holidays. Free to the public and on display every day throughout the season, the hotel features over-the-top holiday decor, the iconic snow village display and the snowfall in the hotel's atrium lobby. To celebrate the season, visitors are encouraged to make a donation to the hotel's non-profit partner Make A Wish. For more information, click here.
Food for Families
Give a family in your community a fresh start! Food For Families Holiday Bag Campaign runs through December 31st at all Raley’s/ Bel Air/Nob Hill Markets. Your $10 donation at checkout will fill a bag with $27 worth of healthy food that will make at least 21 meals. All funds stay local and Raley's matches 100% of donations! For more information,click here.
Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway
Saturday, November 22nd
Building a Solid Foundation is looking for donations to help give 200 needy families the Thanksgiving dinner to remember! Join them in their Feeding Ministry's 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway! They are looking for donations of an 8-10lb frozen turkey that feeds a family of four. For more information, call Billy Barnes at 510-516-6696.
Community Health Fair
Saturday, November 22nd
Glide’s Annual Holiday Jam
Thursday, December 4th
Make plans to attend Glide’s Annual Holiday Jam: Legends Live on Thursday, December 4th at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco. The event will benefit programs at Glide and features JOAN BAEZ, RITA MORENO PAULA WEST, THE GLIDE ENSEMBLE AND CHANGE BAND and Glide co-founders, Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani and more. For more info, click here.
G-MAC PRODUCTIONS Annual Toy Drive
Saturday, December 6th
Join G-MAC PRODUCTIONS at our Annual Toy Drive Saturday, December 6th, from 9pm-2am at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th Street in Oakland. The Toy Drive will benefit children in the City and County of San Francisco through the SFFD Toys Program. Entertainment from Dee Dee Simon and more! For more info, click here, or call 415-505-1699.