13 posts categorized "Non-Profit"


Mayor Launches Season of Giving Campaign

Mayor Lee Launches Season of Giving CampaignMayor to Make Supporting Organizations Key Theme in the Holiday Season Leading up to Inauguration

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the launch of the San Francisco Season of Giving campaign to support organizations that help San Franciscans throughout the year and especially during the holiday season. Mayor Lee was joined by representatives of Glide Memorial Church, St. Anthony’s Foundation, United Way of the Bay Area, Salvation Army, Self Help for the Elderly, La Casa de las Madres, San Francisco Food Bank and the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

During the season of giving, which will last until the January 8, 2012 Mayoral Inauguration, residents and businesses are encouraged to give back to their own communities by supporting organizations that are providing warm meals, a place to stay and other essential services to the people of San Francisco. These non-profit partners are already providing to our neediest communities and it is more important now than ever for the public to support these collective efforts to provide for those most in need. Read more.


Donate Funds for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Donate Funds for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Victims Your gift to the American Red Cross will support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

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Mayor Lee's Statement and SFGivesBack



Mayor Newsom Announces Opening of Permanent Project Homeless Connect Office

Mayor Newsom Announces Opening of Permanent Project Homeless Connect Office Mayor Gavin Newsom today marked the 37th Project Homeless Connect (PHC) event held at Bill Graham  Civic Auditorium by announcing the opening of a permanent PHC office location at 187 Golden Gate Avenue early next year. The PHC office will provide information and referral services for clients needing assistance navigating the system of care in between the large bi-monthly events.

“Project Homeless Connect has changed the lives of thousands of people on the streets of San Francisco, enlisting thousands of volunteers to connect people in need with services and supportive housing,” said Mayor Newsom. “We’re moving in a different direction on homelessness, putting politics aside in favor of smart policy and measurable outcomes, with a 40% reduction in homelessness on our streets since I’ve been mayor. We must continue to make progress on homelessness, and the new permanent home for Project Homeless Connect will help ensure we keep moving in the right direction.” Read more.


Mayor and Civic Groups Join to Help Link Veterans with Social Services

Mayor and Civic Groups Join to Help Link Veterans with Social Services Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined the San Francisco VA Medical Center, Swords to Plowshares and other veterans’ service organizations for Veterans Connect to link San Francisco’s former members of the United States Armed Services with housing, education, jobs and other available social services. Veterans Connect is affiliated with the City’s successful Project Homeless Connect (PHC) efforts.

“We owe an incredible debt of gratitude to all those men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and sacrificed so much for our country,” said Mayor Newsom. “We must honor them not just in word but with action and support to help them transition out of military service and into a fulfilling civilian life here at home. Veterans Connect is one way we are renewing our commitment to our veterans by taking responsibility for reducing homelessness and poverty among them.” Read more.


City Opens 56 New Supportive Housing Units

City Opens 56 New Supportive Housing Units Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined the Glide Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) to open a newly constructed supportive housing development located at 149 Mason Street.The eight-story development is comprised of 56 fully-furnished studio units, each with kitchen and private bath. The units are targeted to persons with incomes below $9,000 per year, all of them homeless or at risk at time of entry.

“These new units represent a commitment to compassionate and effective services delivered in a manner that respects individual dignity, personal strength, and self-determination,” said Mayor Newsom. “We will continue to build both affordable housing and permanent supportive housing so that those with disabilities, or those who just need a stable home, can avoid entering the emergency shelter system as they move from crisis to stability. Read more