All I want for Christmas is . . .
. . . MyTwoFrontTeeth.org is a San Francisco nonprofit
organization dedicated to sprinkling holiday glee to hundreds
of disadvantaged children by using technology to fulfill their
gift wishes with efficiency and individuality.
Gift-givers browse the children's profiles at http://www.mytwofrontteeth.org/,
and sponsor a child (or more) by following the checkout steps.
The toys are processed through a distributor and shipped to
the community groups, where they are wrapped and given to the
MyTwoFrontTeeth.org CEO Josh McFarland, who started the
site, said: "Our system provides benefits to all involved. The
child will receive the exact toy they chose instead of a
randomly distributed charity gift; the sponsor is provided a
far more simple, efficient and personalized gift-giving
process; and the community organization is provided both a
turnkey solution to drive online sponsorships."
TICK TOCK: More than 150,000 people in San Francisco live with
the threat of hunger. This year, give of your time. Help the
San Francisco Food Bank ensure that all families in our
community have enough to eat at their holiday celebrations.
The Food Bank, the largest distributor of food to nonprofit
agencies in San Francisco, needs your help distributing 9,000
food boxes to needy families throughout the holidays.
Volunteers are most needed during the daytime, Monday
through Friday. Additional opportunities are available in the
evenings and on weekends. The Food Bank's Potrero Hill
warehouse also needs volunteers for sorting and shelving food
and labeling cans. Contact Lisa Start in volunteer services:
(415) 282-1900 or visit http://www.sffoodbank.org/.
WRAP IT UP: The Girl Scouts of the San Francisco Bay Area have
partnered with One Warm Coat, a community service
organization, to collect new or gently used coats and
distribute them, free of charge, to children and adults in
They've made donating a coat way simple. Just bring a
clean, reusable coat to Stonestown from noon to 6 p.m. on
Saturdays through Jan. 6. The Girl Scouts will take care of
Their goal is to collect 2,000 coats. Coats of all sizes
are welcome, but children's coats are most needed.
Drop them off at the Community Service Booth across from
Ann Taylor at Stonestown, 19th Avenue and Winston Drive. Visit