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Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco

Importance: Help put a smile on your neighbors face this holiday season! Most of our guests are sheltered in isolation and many are seniors who are used to having active social lives or are coming from communal settings. With the heightened need to stay inside, often without the comforts or TV or computers, the people we serve are at high risk for isolation and depression--the holiday season can exacerbate these issues.

Brighten someone's holiday by creating and mailing in holiday cards filled with words of encouragement for homeless and formerly homeless people who have been sheltered in place for months. Guests love cards that are created from hand, but if you're not the artistic type, feel free to buy cards and simply fill them out.

Needed Skills and Materials:

  • Access to a computer and printer or the ability to create the cards from hand
  • The ability to mail or drop off the cards to our headquarters in San Francisco

Needed Skills and Materials:

  • Access to a printer or the ability to create the cards from hand
  • The ability to mail in or deliver the cards
  • Ability to uphold commitment

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About Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco


165 Eighth Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help homeless and very low-income people every day and night obtain the housing, jobs, shelter and essential services each person needs to prevent and end homelessness.


Episcopal Community Services (ECS) has provided essential services to homeless San Franciscans since 1983, utilizing a holistic approach that addresses the multiple causes leading to homelessness. This past year, we served more than 13,000 people through a variety of programs including shelters, navigation centers, supportive housing, behavioral health services and a senior center.

Arts & Culture
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Relationship Building


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 2 - 3 hours. Time commitment can be extended, if desired.

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