Take a moment and give back to the community this Thanksgiving.
Read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate.
Know of another volunteering opportunity for Thanksgiving 2018? Let us know!
Thanksgiving Day Block Party
San Francisco City Impact is reaching out to the Tenderloin Community with a Thanksgiving Day Block Party that aims to deliver 7,000 hot meals to homes, serve 300 a sit-down Thanksgiving dinner, and deliver 500 grocery bags.
Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 8:30 am to 2 pm | 230 Jones Street, San Francisco
RSVP online. A $25 registration fee is required and will go directly towards making this event possible. – Confirmed as of 11/16/2018
SPCA Holiday Windows at Macy’s
Volunteer to help spread holiday cheer at the annual holiday SPCA pop-up adoption center at Macy’s. Although the adoption center is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day, it’s open every other day for the holidays.
Sign up online to volunteer at the Holiday Windows. Please note the shifts fill up quickly. – Confirmed as of 11/16/2018
Glide Thanksgiving Meals
Put on your apron and come to GLIDE to help chop, dice, mix and slice in preparation for their Annual Thanksgiving Day dinner or come serve thousands complete Thanksgiving meals with all the fixings to individuals and families. Then keep the holiday spirit going the day after Thanksgiving by helping serve breakfast.
Thursday, November 22, 2018 | Various shifts | 330 Ellis St., San Francisco
Starting November 1, you can sign up for Holiday Volunteer Opportunities. If their volunteer needs on a particular holiday have already been met, please consider supporting GLIDE through a donation or by volunteering on another day. – Confirmed as of 11/16/2018
Salvation Army Meal Delivery
Help deliver Thanksgiving Day meals to 4,000 home-bound individuals. Drivers must provide their own vehicle and bring along at least one passenger. Shifts take no more than 3 hours each. All deliveries occur within San Francisco. On-site that morning you will receive an orientation, refreshments, a route sheet (who to deliver to), map (directions how to get there) and meals.
Thursday, November 22, 2018 | Shifts from 8 am to 1 pm | Harbor Light Center, 445 9th Street, San Francisco. – Confirmed as of 11/16/2018
Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly
Make a difference in an elder’s day by providing much needed companionship this holiday season. Visit an elder who would otherwise spend the holiday alone and cheer them up with a a gift bag and flowers. Visits last about an hour. You may volunteer as an individual, a pair, or a group of up to 3 people.
Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 10 am to 11:30 pm | 450 Powell Street, SF
RSVP is required. They are no longer accepting volunteers for Thanksgiving Home Visits. They encourage you to sign up for the Holiday Home Visits around Christmas. – Confirmed as of 11/16/2018
Meals on Wheels
Help bring food to 2,500+ local seniors on Thanksgiving day by delivering hot turkey dinners. Shifts run between 8 am and noon on Thanksgiving Day.
Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 8 am to 2 pm | Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, 1375 Fairfax Avenue, SF
RSVP online (shifts fill up quickly) – Confirmed as of 11/16/2018
Project Open Hand
Join Project Open Hand this Thanksgiving in providing meals with love to our sick and elderly neighbors. During the week of Thanksgiving, volunteers will help prepare, assemble, and distribute2,500 nutritious meals and nearly 200 bags of healthy groceries each day.
November 19-23, 2018 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm | 730 Polk St, San Francisco
RSVP to volunteer – Confirmed as of 11/16/2018
Other ways to volunteer? Please note that other charities often have volunteering opportunities around Thanksgiving but we haven’t been able to confirm them yet for 2018 including San Francisco Food Bank.
Wake up early…very early for the Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island, part of the San Francisco Ohlone Territory, on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
The Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering is a commemoration of the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the “Indians of All Tribes” and is a one day event. This is not the standard Alcatraz Island tour and all areas with the exception of where the ceremony takes place will be closed and inaccessible to the general public.
Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration
Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 4 to 6 am
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
FREE but you’ll need a boat ticket to get to Alcatraz
Tickets to Alcatraz are $14 for adults and free for children under 5. The Pier 33 ticket office opens at 4:15 am; boats run from 4:45-6 am.
There will be presenters on current and past Indigenous Peoples’ struggles to defend human rights, sovereignty, treaties, sacred sites and traditional lands, plus there will be drummers and dancers. The event commemorates 524 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring their ancestors and future generations, as well as IITC’s 43 years of work for the rights and recognition of Indigenous Peoples, 1974 – 2018.
PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping a new, nightly tree lighting show on its 60’ live Christmas tree at the top of each hour from 5 -10 pm, November 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019.
Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors, adorned withthousands of specialty lights and ornaments. These dazzling tree lighting moments take center stage all season long.
Pier 39’s New Nightly Tree Lighting Show
November 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019 | 5 to 10 pm
PIER 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Super cheap Giants tickets for the 2019 season are going on sale on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. You can buy tickets for the entire season with many midweek tickets starting at just $10
Beginning at 10am on November 20, 2018 you can purchase $10 tickets online or in person at all Giants Dugout Store locations.
Cheap Tip: Head to the AT&T Park Giants Dugout Store if you want to purchase tickets with no service charges. Please note there may be long lines. You can also buy tickets online and in person at other Giants’ Dugout Stores but will have to pay ticketing fees & services charges.
Please note that the ticket windows at Willie Mays Plaza will NOT be open for sales on November 20th.
With the Giants dynamic pricing structure, fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early to secure the best prices. Unlike previous years where ticket sales had a blackout period just after Christmas, for the 2019 season, tickets will be on continuous sale.
$10 Tickets Game Schedule for 2019
Ticket prices may fluctuate due to “dynamic pricing”
Tickets on sale starting November 20, 2018 at 10am
– Prior to the public on-sale, Visa Cardholders can begin purchasing tickets online on day earlier on Monday, November 19, 2018.
$10 Ticket Games
Here are all the games with $10 tickets for the 2019 seaons. Please note that due to dynamic pricing these prices may change. Also note the new start
time for midweek night games for 2019 at 6:45pm.
DATE HOME PACIFIC TIME Mon., Mar 25 OAK 6:45 PM Tues., Mar 26 OAK 6:45 PM Mon., Apr 8 SD 6:45 PM Tues., Apr 9 SD 6:45 PM Wed., Apr 10 SD 12:45PM Thurs., Apr 11 COL 6:45 PM Tues., May 14 TOR 6:45 PM Mon., May 20 ATL 6:45 PM Tues., May 21 ATL 6:45 PM Wed., May 22 ATL 6:45 PM Tues., Jun 11 SD 6:45 PM Wed., Jun 12 SD 6:45 PM Mon., Jun 24 COL 6:45 PM Tues., Jun 25 COL 6:45 PM Mon., Aug 26 ARI 6:45 PM Tues., Aug 27 ARI 6:45 PM Mon., Sep 9 PIT 6:45 PM Tues., Sep 10 PIT 6:45 PM Wed., Sep 11 PIT 6:45 PM Tues., Sep 24 COL 6:45 PM Wed., Sep 25 COL 6:45 PM
Starting in April, the San Francisco Public Library hosts weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library.
All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco Public Library.
SF Public Library’s $1 Book Sale
Every Wednesday | 11 am – 3 pm
SF Main Library, Larkin Street Entrance, 100 Larkin St, SF.
$1 for books/media