Meals On Wheels of San Francisco


Thank You Holiday Gift Drive Volunteers and Supporters!

Posted December 18, 2014

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Volunteers wrap gifts at Airbnb.

Every year our meal delivery drivers bring special Holiday Gift Bags to every we serve. They contain small presents like stationary, soap, flashlights, chocolates, boxes of tea and crossword puzzle books. It truly takes a village to make these gift bags happen!

One special item in the bags was a pair of warm, no-slip socks. The socks, which cost $5 a pair, were funded by the tremendous generosity of our supporters who donated to the “Socks 4 Seniors” campaign. Our goal was to raise $10,000 to cover the cost of 2,000 pairs of socks. People from every part of the MOWSF Family near and far gave, including a last-minute donor who just sent a check covering the final $500!


Volunteers making cards.

Tremendous appreciation goes out to the hundreds of volunteers – big and small, individuals and groups – who helped us collect gift donations, wrap presents and pack gift bags. People came from all over the Bay Area. They wrapped presents on Thanksgiving Day while waiting to deliver meals. They made cards and collected gift items at their offices. Some even came to work on the weekend just to help out MOWSF. A few groups filled 500 bags!

Our volunteer department spent the last month driving around MOWSF vans filled with presents. We felt like Santa, and it sure felt good!


Twitter volunteers wrapping gifts at MOWSF.

The holiday gift bags were delivered to homebound senior this week along. For many seniors, these were among the few gifts they received during the holiday season. We can’t thank you enough!

Special Thanks to the Following Corporate and Community Partners:

MOWSF Holiday LogoTop Contributors (Volunteers, Gift Drives and Donations)

  • Air B&B with HandsOn BayArea
  • Bank of America
  • Brown & Toland
  • Mellon Capital Management
  • SFO Airport
  • Wells Fargo
  • Ghirardelli Chocolates Company
  • Bay Alarm Medical with Bombas
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Littler Mendelson
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotels
  • PG&E
  • Safeway
  • Uber
  • Lendup

Gift Drives (Gift Drives & Gift Donations)

  • Bay Alarm Medical
  • Brown & Toland
  • Deloitte
  • Ghirardelli Chocolates
  • Gig Walk
  • GreenLeaf
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • LendUp
  • Littler
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotels
  • MONITOR 360
  • PG&E
  • SFO Airport
  • Uber
  • Wells Fargo

Card Donations

  • Acceleration Partners
  • Accenture
  • AlmaVia of San Francisco
  • Bloomberg
  • Castlight Health
  • CBS Interactive
  • CEB
  • Deloitte
  • eClinical Works
  • Epsilon
  • GAP
  • Huffman, Proctor and Goyal Families
  • HULT International Business School
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MedAmerica
  • Medivation
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
  • Pinterest
  • Salesforce
  • Social Chorus
  • University of San Francisco

Gift Wrapping & Bag Stuffing

  • buildOn
  • Deloitte
  • eClinical Works
  • FIJI water
  • LendUp
  • Lyft
  • Twitter
  • USF
  • Wells Fargo