Give back this holiday season

Want to give back this Thanksgiving but not sure what to do or where to go?

Check out the following Bay Area Events!

CorePower Yoga in Berkeley will be hosting a 75 minute C3 donation based class — $10 is the suggested donation. This invigorating pre-turkey burn at 6:45 pm will be led in a round robin style by Carla, Lacy, and Natalie (check out Berkeley’s CPY website for instructor bios) with all proceeds benefiting the Homeless Action Center.

“HAC provides free public benefits advocacy to people who are homeless and mentally ill in Alameda County. In addition to helping clients obtain sustainable income and health insurance, HAC also works with community stakeholders to reduce the harms associated with a lack of housing and healthcare. Combining professionalism and compassion, HAC provides barrier-free legal assistance to the hardest to reach populations.”

Not only can you get a great workout in before the feast  begins, but, also give to a fantastic local community organization.

Yoga not your thing? That’s okay! Check out Glide in San Francisco for a few amazing opportunities to volunteer over the long holiday. Glide is one of the largest social service agencies in San Francisco and aims to provide nutritious meals to San Francisco’s underrepresented 364 days a year.

Interested in prep work? Glide could use your help then chopping, dicing, mixing and slicing as they prepare for their annual Thanksgiving feast. Wednesday 11/23 5pm-7pm.

How about serving meals? They could use your help there, too! On Thursday 11/24 Glide will serve almost 5,000 meals!

Here are the shifts available:

6am – 9am Breakfast
8:30am – 10am Dinner Service & Carving
9:30am – 11:30am Dinner Service & Carving
11am – 1pm Dinner Service & Carving
12:30pm – 3pm Dinner Service & Carving

Don’t forget about the day after the holiday — Glide is always in need of good volunteers! Breakfast resumes at 7am.

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

Have a safe & happy Thanksgiving holiday!