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All of these opportunities are suitable for children, put please contact the individual organization for specifics.

Thanksgiving Blessing & Block Party
Saturday, Nov. 14 & Thursday, Nov. 26, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
City Impact/S.F. Rescue Mission
230 Jones St. (between Eddy & Turk)
City Impact/S.F. Rescue Mission helps meet the physical needs of the hungry, lonely and poor. Hundreds of volunteers are needed at each event in the Tenderloin to prepare and serve meals to those in need, and to sort and deliver groceries and meals to those housebound. Positions assigned on a first-come basis. Michelle Huang, 415-292-1770,

Thanksgiving Dinner Preparation
Tue–Wed, Nov. 24–25, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m.–noon

Thanksgiving Table Setting

Thursday, Nov. 26, 9–10:30 a.m.

Thanksgiving Reception for Seniors

Thursday, Nov. 26, 10:15 a.m.–noon

Dish Washing for Heroes

Thursday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Raphael House
1065 Sutter St. (between Hyde & Larkin)
Raphael House shelter for homeless families invites neighborhood seniors and past and current shelter residents to their elegant Thanksgiving dinner. They serve three meals and would welcome your help with food preparation, table setting, serving, hosting, and cleanup. Carol Field, 415- 474-4621,

Meals Delivery for Seniors
Thursday, Nov. 26, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Office Help

Thursday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Meals on Wheels
1375 Fairfax Avenue
Meals on Wheels needs you to deliver hot food, fresh flowers and kindness to seniors as well as to help at their office that day if you’d prefer not to drive. Driving routes take about 2–3 hours; any amount of time is welcome for office volunteers. Leslie Nipps, 415-343-1325,

Thanksgiving Eve Preparations
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day Visits with Elderly
Thursday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.–noon
Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly
2 Lake Street (at Arguello)
Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly needs help Thanksgiving eve preparing food and putting together gift bags, flowers and utensils to accompany a traditional turkey dinner for delivery to seniors who would otherwise be alone. Volunteers are also needed for delivery and elder visits on Thanksgiving Day. Elese Polk,, 415-771-7957 ext 106

Thanksgiving Meal Preparation & Service
Glide Memorial
330 Ellis St. (at Taylor)
Glide’s Daily Free Meal program serves over 800,000 meals per year and close
to 7,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day alone. Volunteer opportunities will be
available Nov. 1. 415-674-6080,

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