Holiday for the Homeless 2014
The Holiday for the Homeless drive for 2014 is in full swing. We have started our fundraising efforts and are starting to collect the necessary items for the backpacks that will be distributed on Christmas morning at the Civic Center in downtown San Francisco and to the homeless in the Berkeley. Last year we were able to distribute 200 fully outfitted backpacks and with your help we are hoping to at least do that again if not more.
An integral part of our success last year was the fact that families and businesses sponsored a backpack as a gift. This was a very popular option where the recipient of the gift received a letter explaining that the gift that has been given in their name and from who it had come from. This year the cost to sponsor a pack is $50.00. As always, we will take donations of money or goods from the needed items list that we will publish.
As usual we will have the Packing Party on Saturday, December 20th so that the younger kids can participate in putting the packs together and making Holiday cards that go out with each backpack.