Are you using the holiday break as a great excuse to clear out your closet? Do you have a pile of stuff just waiting to be donated in the garage? I have good news! There is a great donation event happening just days away, and you're invited.
SFGoodwill’s Donate-a-Thon is The New Years Eve party with a purpose. From 7 am - 5 pm on December 31st, stop by, bring your donations and stay for the music and free popcorn all while helping your neighbors in need. These donations help fund Goodwill’s job training and placement programs that give local people a second chance. As a bonus, the first 150 donors receive a free movie pass or SF Zoo tickets! You’ll also get an exclusive “first look” at Mayor Willie Brown’s donated luxury designer collection.
So this NYE, head over to Goodwill and clear out your closet while helping others.
Happy New Year!
SF Goodwill: 1690 Folsom Street in San Francisco
Monday, December 31st 2018
The Children's Book Project is a wonderful San Francisco non-profit that is dedicated to providing free books to Bay Area children. Their website states:
"The Children’s Book Project was founded to help build literacy by providing new and gently used books for free to children who need them. Since 1992, we have given away over 2.7 million books for children in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
Research shows that children to whom books are read have an easier time learning to read than those who don’t have this experience. In addition, evidence shows that reading aloud to children actually helps their brain development. However, many children in the Bay Area and beyond live in homes without books and attend schools and programs where books are in short supply. Encouraging reading is not enough when families do not have books."
The Children's Book Project is always in need of new or gently used, books for children of all ages, from infants through teens. Books can be donated on-site or at one of the many blue "Book Bags" at retailers around the city. Here is a list of all retailers with Book Bag donation sites.
They especially need:
The Children's Book Project
1360 43rd Avenue, room 105
Erin Becker is the owner of PICK IT UP, a