What is Christmas Day Outreach 2016 all about?
Thank you for your interest in serving with SF City Impact this holiday season.
We appreciate your time and efforts in reaching the Tenderloin Community. This is San Francisco City Impact's 30th year hosting this Christmas Day Outreach event and we look forward to spending time with you all in serving our favorite community.
Like last year, we are asking volunteers to partner with San Francisco City Impact by paying a $25 registration fee which will go directly towards making this event possible - the fee will underwrite the cost of the event.
However, children of age 10 and younger are free.
All sales are final.
Goals on this day
Deliver 5,000 hot meals to homes
Serve 300 Sit Down Christmas Dinners
Give out toys to 300 children
Begins at 8:30am
(Please bring your printed ticket in order to speed up the registration process)
Registration will be located at San Francisco City Impact
230 Jones Street
SFCI is proud to have a flat rate with ROCK STAR parking garage at $10 per vehicle for the day.
265 Eddy Street
Please show them your EVENTBRITE TICKET.
For groups larger than 10, please have your group register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosts/Greeters: Join this team to help to register and welcome the guests that will visit the Jones Street Outreaches. You will be the first face they see and will give our guests a name-badge. Warm and friendly volunteers needed!
Sit-Down Christmas Meal: This team will host a Christmas Meal outdoors for those who come in off the street. They will be greeted with volunteers and have an experience of a traditional Christmas Dinner. This is a very intimate experience with those who live in the area, many of which are without homes.
Kitchen: Those who sign up for Kitchen will prepare all the food for 5,000 meals. Over 3000 lbs. of turkey (turkey and turkey breast) will come through this kitchen. Activities include: Deboning turkey, cooking mashed potatoes, and cooking, slicing and chopping vegetables. Any level of experience is welcome. This job requires volunteers to move quick, work well with others, and is the first team to get started for the day. This team will most likely miss the day's orientation and volunteer briefing.
Security: This team will help with crowd control. During large events, it's nice to have help with keeping our volunteers and residents calm and organized as there is an order to the day. SFCI prides itself in making sure the community is blessed on this day and needs security to make sure this happens smoothly. We need strong, orderly, yet kind volunteers for this job.
Kids Christmas Party: We will have our volunteers host a Christmas party for the kids of the community. Over 300 kids will get lunch and toys for Christmas and the rest of the families will get hot meals and groceries. Come and help make this a Christmas they will never forget!
Meal Prep: This whole event is based on getting hot Christmas dinners to 5,000 people who have signed up in advance for these meals. The meal delivery job is an assembly line formation and there is always a lot of energy in this team. If you are planning on bringing kids, this is a fun place for them to help and there is usually more space for them to roam.
Meal Delivery: These groups hand deliver all of the prepared food to the residents. All deliveries are done by foot. Vehicles are not necessary; however, if there are a few people that would like to drive, please let your leader know on that day. They will arrange for your group to take the meals that are furthest away. Families and those who don't want to be confined to one area love this task. All meals are carried in banana boxes to the assigned buildings.
Often times, it might seem as if you're waiting around, however, this is the nature of the job. ALL the Meal Prep teams are doing their best to pump out the meals. So please be patient. This job is vital to getting the job done!
Building Party: This team will be hosting parties in a couple of City Impact's Adopted Buildings throughout the Tenderloin. The parties will be focused on bringing a spirit of Christmas to each of the residents within each building. Team members will be serving food to residents, playing games with them, and simply getting to know each other through conversation.
Beauty Area: Attendees signed up for the Beauty Area are in for a treat. Volunteers will be tending to Tenderloin residents in the form of hair, make-up, nails, and clothing. You will be making an unimaginable impact in all who receive make-overs from the Beauty Area. This team will be instilling importance and reviving self-worth one resident at a time.
Clothing Tent: We're taking our City Impact Thrift Store to the streets! This team will be partnering with the Beauty Area in providing clothing. We will open up our Taylor St. parking lot to house an array of clothing items, all free for residents. Participants will be assisting members of the community in the form of personal shoppers.
Translation Team: We are in need of Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish speakers for the days events. This team will be split among the outreach sites serving in the form of translators. You will be sharing the purpose of Christmas as well as general encouragement for the residents of the Tenderloin.
Groceries: This group will prepare and pass out bags of groceries to those who attend our Christmas Meal Service.
Medical Area: If you are a medical doctor or a nurse, join this team to help provide basic and free medical services, and offer an ear to listen and a hand to guide others.
We hope you have a great time and let's make this a holiday that the Tenderloin Community won't ever forget!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime: email@example.com