Ways to Give and Feel Good

In this holiday season, consider giving back to the community! Scientists have found that it’s good for you to do an act of kindness for someone else. Research has discovered that our brains release neurotransmitters that make us feel good when we do good.  In this week’s blog, we surveyed our Engage San Francisco community partners in the Fillmore District / Western Addition and compiled a list of ways to give. Please find one way that fits your own level of time, treasure and talent. It feels good!

Ella Hill Hutch Community Center

Give a gift for our teenagers here at Ella Hill.  Gifts like portable chargers, skin care products, water bottles, wallets, phone cases and pajama pants would be perfect for that age. Also you can’t go wrong with a visa gift card. They know how to spend money.
Contact: Nico Bremond 510 384-1397 <nico@collectiveimpact.org>
Give a toy for the toy giveaway that we do every year for ages 5+. The Center will be closed Dec. 17th through Christmas so we would need them before 12/17.
Contact: Brittany Ford – Office 415 567-0400 email: Brittany@momagic.org

kit donations can be collected and dropped off at Ella Hill Hutch at Webster and McAllister. Visit this link to learn more about what supplies are needed.
Volunteer opportunities include helping at an event, Wakanda Winter Wonderland  (vending-games-rides-prizes-youth and adult zones) on Dec. 11th, 1:00-7:00pm at the African American Arts & Culture Complex,  Buchanan Mall, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center and Freedom West Homes. There will be many stations and tasks that need assistance. Sign up to volunteer HERE.

Monetary donations are always appreciated. Make a gift HERE.

Prince Hall Computer Learning Center

Prince Hall promotes fun and games. Can you help them replenish their collection and find: Zinco, Don’t break the Ice, Hi Ho Cheerio, Perfection, Life, Catan, Code name, Pictionary, Outburst, Bingo, Spike Ball
Other items:
Help further by contributing more items on their wish list:  Karaoke machine, Real basketball, Football, Electronic over the door basketball hoop and ball set, Hula hoops, Kinetic sand, 4 gigantic bean bag chairs

Contact miriam@princehallclc.org for more information.

Booker T. Washington Community Service Center 

Support the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center! Every dollar you give helps provide warm meals, basic necessities, and stabilize families and youth facing a very difficult holiday season. Here’s how you can help in 2 easy ways

– Be a Santa and participate in our Holiday Drive! Help us bring holiday cheer to the children and teens in our community by purchasing requested items from our Amazon Holiday Wish List! Make holiday wishes come true in just 3 clicks – no reindeer-led sleigh needed!

Donate today! Make a contribution – any amount helps. $10 provides two nutritious, delicious warm meals to a senior in need. $50 provides access to high-quality tutoring for our Unleashing Potential after-school program. $100 provides wellness kits for 5 transitional aged youth exiting the foster care system and homelessness. $500 provides keeps our doors and beautiful space open, clean and safe to serve our community. $1,000 provides critical stabilization support and case management for a family facing housing insecurity.

Rosa Parks Elementary School

Donate books to to the school library! Donate here.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities at our grocery program. Most of these openings are for Grocery Baggers who work Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Reach out to groceries4seniors@gmail.com for more information.

As the population of San Francisco rapidly ages, there is a need for our services continues to grow. They hope you will consider making an online donation today. Make a secure donation online through Network for Good.

You can also donate by sending checks to:

Groceries for Seniors
c/o Old St. Mary’s Church
Attn: Program Manager
660 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Please make checks payable to:
Groceries for Seniors

San Francisco African American Faith Based Coalition

Volunteer for their Annual Feeding 5000 Event! They need all hands on deck for this amazing event to help those facing food insecurity in San Francisco on December 11th! There are 5 different shifts available for this all day event ranging from setting up, breaking down, and loading! Register here.

Booker T. Washington Community Service CenterCollective ImpactElla Hill Hitch Community CenterEngage San FranciscoGroceries for SeniorsMo'MAGICPrince Hall Computer Learning CenterRosa Parks Elementary

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