Recreation Classes Offer Enrichment Opportunities

Recreation Classes Offer Enrichment Opportunities

Posted by on Mar 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

In early 2012, Children of Shelters (COS) launched a program to provide our shelter partners with access to recreational activities through San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (SFRPD).  Through our program, children are participating in classes ranging from ballet to futsal to skateboarding to claymation.   We have enrolled our shelter partner children in classes for toddlers to teens, and all classes are held at community recreation centers no further than five blocks from the shelters and housing locations.  COS thoughtfully partners with best-in-class resources to avoid...

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Garden To Table

Posted by on Mar 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lindsey Whited is the Garden Educator who works with the children at St. Joseph’s Family Center as part of the Garden to Table program launched at the shelter in 2010. This COS program is a holistic approach to teach children the value of fresh food and nutrition, provide an enrichment activity and ultimately produce food to utilize in the cooking classes being offered at the shelter as part of our support programming. Lindsey comments that the most exciting and fulfilling part of the garden project at St. Joseph’s has been “having the children help to build and design the...

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We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

This fundraising season was one of the best ever for Children of Shelters, and we have you to thank. The first 10 days of December marked our 10th Annual Holiday Dinner for over 300 children and family members living in shelter, our two biggest fundraisers, and a fantastic opportunity to partner with Wells Fargo and KFOG in this year’s Concert for Kids. Many Board members will tell you that their favorite part of working for our nearly all-volunteer organization is the chance to provide kids from the Shelter with a magical day in the Presidio. For our annual Holiday party “with...

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Jingle & SantaFest events raise $233 thousand for Children of Shelters programming in 2012!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Annoucements, News

Jingle & SantaFest events raise $233 thousand for Children of Shelters programming in 2012!

A huge thanks to all of those who made our holiday fundraisers a huge success.   From our wonderful wreath designers to our generous vendors and our ever supportive community who attend and makes these events successful we are eternally grateful.  Your generosity allows us to continue our mission to create opportunities and provide education funding for the homeless children in our area. We are so pleased with the wonderful media coverage of our events which helps to further broaden the reach of our message and mission.  Please check out the great stories and photos at the sites...

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Shop to donate 25% to COS

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Annoucements, Events, News

Shop to donate 25% to COS

You’re Invited! Shop for beautiful shoes at the Roses & Rye “Pop Up Shop” on January 26th and 25% of proceeds are donated to Children of Shelters. Thursday, January 26 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Gatehouse at Fort Mason in San Francisco   Can’t attend but want to support Children of Shelters? By clicking the link below your purchase will benefit this important cause.   Featured in People, WWD and BabyCenter, Roses & Rye is a San Francisco based shoe company with a mission to support Moms and families. Through our Community Pop Up Shops,...

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