Edelman’s Summer of Service Volunteer Day with GLIDE

By Anne McPherson, Account Supervisor, Edelman

Last weekend, 15 members of Edelman’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices and family members were invited to volunteer with GLIDE to make meals for the homeless. GLIDE’s focus areas include feeding the hungry, offering compassionate health care, empowering women to overcome violence and helping men to break free of violent cycles, and helping house the homeless.

With lively music playing in the background and great conversation to keep us going, the Edelman team worked alongside GLIDE employees and volunteers to make over 1,400 sandwiches and pack up 700 lunches for the homeless in a little under two hours! Each employee played an important role in the process. Whether making sandwiches, adding condiments and cookies, or folding and packing the lunch bags, many hands truly made light work. Since we finished early, we were also able to help with prep work for the next shift!

The Family Volunteer Day was a part of the San Francisco office’s ongoing commitment to GLIDE. Every month, five to six employees participate in a breakfast shift during which they serve meals to hundreds of people in need. The offices are incredibly excited for this continued partnership and look forward to going back to GLIDE in September!

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Joyce Hayes, celebrating life, love and GLIDE with @doricamino and @edenchanstreetscooper at the 2014 Holiday Jam. A retro photo of Joyce Hayes, a true GLIDE hero, who so strongly believed in supporting children and providing them with stability, education and #unconditionallove. GLIDE regrets to tell our community that Joyce Hayes, an icon in our history and childcare program, passed away on Tuesday, 5/23/2017. Her life, love and legacy will not be forgotten. 
Please take a moment to read this tribute to our beloved "Joy": glidesf.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/in-memory-of-joyce-hayes-the-heartbeat-of-glides-fycc/ Shout-out @blueshieldofca volunteers! Our Harm Reduction Team always needs people to help assemble safer injection kits. Distributing these kits to our community members who inject drugs greatly reduces the spread of Hep C and HIV. It's about #publichealth and recognizing the dignity and human rights of ALL people living in our city! #harmreduction #cleansharps

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