Carving Turkeys in the Tenderloin: from Hells Angels to Craig Newmark, the City Steps Up to Help at St. Anthony's
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sound of revving engines will be a call to start carving turkeys on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 when the Hells Angels come to St. Anthony Dining Room to help out for one of St. Anthony's biggest days of the year. And on Thanksgiving Thursday the historic nonprofit will serve more than 3,500 turkey dinners to the poor and homeless; even Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is stopping by to lend a hand.
"With the economy in the state it has been the last 2 years, we anticipate many more people will be spending Thanksgiving at St. Anthony's," noted St. Anthony's Interim Executive Director Linda Pasquinucci. "We are very thankful that more volunteers and donors are coming through the doors as well, because we have never needed them more."
In conjunction, St. Anthony's 22nd annual curbside donation drive is kicking off on Saturday November 21st at 9 a.m., where clean, cared-for warm clothing, canned or dried bulk foods, and monetary donations can be dropped off to St. Anthony's "donation valets". As more and more people turn to the 59-year old non-profit for basic necessities as a result of the current economic crisis, the support from everyday citizens is needed.
For 58 years St. Anthony Foundation has provided free, life sustaining support for the poor and homeless. St. Anthony Foundation's programs help heal individuals and families by providing a gateway to solutions to poverty, including a Dining Room which serves 2,600 meals every day, an Employment Program/ Technology Lab, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program, and a Free Medical Clinic. St. Anthony Foundation does not accept any federal, state, or local government money, and is entirely funded by private donations.
CURBSIDE DONATION DRIVE SATURDAY NOV 19 to THURSDAY NOV 26
9:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
clothing, canned goods
119 Golden Gate Ave @ Jones
DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING 2009
HELLS ANGELS TURKEY CARVE WEDNESDAY NOV 25
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
45 Jones @ Golden Gate
THANKSGIVING DAY@ St. Anthony Dining Room THURSDAY NOV 26
with CRAIGSLIST FOUNDER CRAIG NEWMARK
45 Jones @ Golden Gate
SOURCE St. Anthony Foundation