Annual Holiday Care Packages for the Homeless Event 2012-2016

About the Event...

Every year at the beginning of December at U.C. Hastings College of the Law, ABC volunteers get together to assemble and distribute holiday care packages for the homeless in the Tenderloin region of San Francisco. We put together approximately 350 bags every year, each containing a poncho, hat, gloves, scarf, fleece blanket, body lotion, chapstick, hand sanitizer, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, tissues, snacks, holiday candy and a holiday card. Our volunteers then personally deliver the care packages to the homeless on the street as well as to local shelters that we have coordinated with in advance. In 2016, thanks to some particularly generous donors, we were able to purchase and distribute over 300 sleeping bags along with our care packages. Our volunteers enjoy mulled wine, pizza, holiday cookies, and just a general feeling of awesomeness as we work to assemble the care packages. Thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers and our many donors - your time and money brings so much joy every year.

Below are some pictures of our past Holiday Bags Events: