GLIDE Partners with Adaptive Path and Roonga to Launch the GLIDE Goods Store

By Jake Bodden, Marketing and Communications Director, GLIDE

In April, GLIDE unveiled a prototype of GLIDE Goods, a no-cost store offering everyday necessities to those in need while informally engaging individuals and families who might benefit from other GLIDE programs. Set inside Freedom Hall in GLIDE’s 330 Ellis Street building, and due to open permanently in May, GLIDE Goods has emerged from a productive partnership with the community-focused, mission-driven design group Adaptive Path (


Launched in 2015 as an initiative of Capital One, Adaptive Path is a platform for designers, design managers, event planners, financial whizzes and creative geniuses that re-envisions how we apply design to engage with communities. This partnering effort with GLIDE was a natural opportunity for the folks at Adaptive Path to discover how collaborative community-based design work might make meaningful contributions to the delivery of critical services. GLIDE is honored to have been chosen to partner in this important work, which is already pointing to exciting possibilities for furthering the impact of the organization’s programs and mission.

The small things most of us can take for granted are often debilitatingly inaccessible to people living on the margins of our society. Items available at GLIDE Goods include toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, sunscreen, feminine hygiene products as well as other basics such as socks, rain ponchos, warming blankets and earplugs. GLIDE Goods is a unique place for people to get what they need, while crucially offering the chance for deeper relationships with those who can help them move beyond crisis and instability.

But we need continued support from our wonderful donor community to keep the shelves stocked with products. GLIDE is currently running a donation campaign on Roonga ( where a donor can choose specific items to contribute to our inventory. Our friends at Roonga are providing this lovely, and loving service, which provides a simple means for donors to directly help the members of GLIDE’s community.

Please consider contributing to GLIDE Goods today! And thank you for your continued support as the store continues to grow.

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Join GLIDE at the SF @marchforourlives this Saturday to support young people in demanding #GunControlNow! We'll meet at GLIDE at noon and walk to Civic Center together. Where your GLIDE gear if you have it, and click the link in our profile to read more about why gun control is a priority advocacy issue at GLIDE.
#marchforourlives #parkland #enough #IWillMarch @momsdemand @bradybuzz @sfmagazine @sfchronicle @theonj3 @angelabrown17 @sf_interfaith Today, GLIDE Harm Reduction partnered with @sfaidsfound, SFDPH and SF Homeless Outreach Team to conduct a health care pop-up at a homeless encampment. It was a great community effort and the Harm Redux crew reports that the residents of the camp really appreciated that we were there for them. GLIDE provided HIV/Hep C Testing and counseling. In spite of the rain, 21 people used our testing services, and many more just came to us to talk about their drug use and receive harm reduction counseling.
We're grateful to this crew! Left to right: Paul Harkin, Amber Taylor, Bill Buehlman and Jason Norelli. #rainorshine #harmreduction #healthcareisahumanright #gettested #healthcareforall GLIDE Church invites you to stand up for smart, sensible gun control laws at the San Francisco March For Our Lives Rally on Saturday, March 24!
WHO: GLIDE Church. And YOU!
WHAT: SF March For Our Lives
WHERE: We will meet at GLIDE at noon and then walk over to Civic Center Plaza together as a group.
WHY: Our children should not have to live in fear of gun violence AT ALL, much less at school. Our teachers should not have to add "taking a bullet" to their job descriptions. We raise our voices in solidarity and demand a safer, more peaceful future for our children, our teachers and our country.
WHEN: Saturday, March 24. The rally starts at 1:00 pm, but we will meet at GLIDE at noon!
Additionally, we will make posters for the rally THIS SUNDAY on March 18 after the 11:00 am Celebration.
If you have any questions, please contact our beloved Rev. Angela Brown at
#ENOUGH #Guncontrol #gunsense #safeschools #parkland #columbine #LasVegas #marchforourlives  @womensmarch @womensmarchbayarea @momsdemand @gabbygiffords @100daysaction @bayresistance @glidefycc @kaye_foster @everytown On Wednesday, the children & teachers from GLIDE's Family, Youth & Childcare Center (FYCC) joined thousands of other students across the nation in the #NationalSchoolWalkout. Our FYCC teachers stress the importance of being community-minded thinkers and global citizens. Demanding #GunControlNow and safety in our schools is an important lesson for our kids, as well as a compassionate and powerful act of solidarity with the #Parklandhighschool students & all victims of school shootings.
Gun control is also a crucial advocacy issue for GLIDE — fighting for our children's education, well-being and their very lives is a direct application of our values and one of the most meaningful efforts to get involved in today.

Much love and support to FYCC and to all the young people across the country who raised their fists in defiance, resistance and mourning. We are with you.
@glidefycc @bayresistance @momsdemand @cityhallsf @100daysaction #keepchildrensafe #safeschools #banassaultweapons #forthekids #ENOUGH #rainorshine

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