Generous support from the community during the holiday season is vital to creating a warm and meaningful experience for thousands of homeless adults and children in IVSN programs. Start planning now for ways you can help this year!
Questions? Contact our Volunteer Associate Jessie Ellington at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 685-5880 ext. 180.
IVSN relies on generous financial support from the community. Your gift ensures that we may continue to provide high quality, effective services year-round.Donate Now
Make a financial donation to IVSN in honor of a loved one. We will mail the honoree a special holiday card with artwork created by children at our shelters. Donate Now
In lieu of traditional presents, ask your friends, family, or coworkers to bring a cash gift for neighbors in need to your next holiday gathering.
Every IVSN client participating in housing services will receive two holiday gift wishes. You can make these wishes come true by “adopting” a family or individual. Purchase a single gift, or shop for a whole family!
With your donation of gift cards and/or dinner baskets, every family in IVSN programs will be able to enjoy a holiday meal together.
Ask your friends, family or co-workers to bring gifts for homeless neighbors. Most needed items include gift cards ($30 value), linens, new socks and undergarments.
Host a party or a “Cookies & Carols” event at one of our shelter residences with your friends, coworkers, or volunteer group. A festive celebration makes the holidays bright and memorable for our clients.
Gather a group of your friends or coworkers to provide and serve a special meal to our residents. On Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, or New Year’s Day—in addition to weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) throughout the year.
Volunteer with a group of your friends or colleagues to bring in decorations and turn a shelter into a winter wonderland.
The main ballroom is now at maximum capacity but you can still enjoy the program!
Please join us in the adjacent ballroom to mingle with other LifeMoves supporters, enjoy breakfast and watch the event in its entirety on a large screen.
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