Events

“St. Anthony's is a community, overflowing with people, but also love, compassion, kindness, optimism, hope, and beauty.”

Events

St. Anthony Foundation hosts a range of events throughout the year. If you are interested in supporting or attending an event for St. Anthony’s please contact Kathryn Murphy, Events Manager, at (415) 592-2768.  For media inquiries regarding events please contact Karl Robillard, Senior Communications & Outreach Manager, at (415)592-2736.

UPCOMING EVENTS:


Penny Pitch

JOIN US for the 37th Annual Penny Pitch to benefit St. Anthony's

When: Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 12pm

Where: MoMo's Restaurant - 760 2nd Street

Year after year, this team competition brings together a great cast of characters for a common good: to feed hungry San Franciscans. What began back in 1977 as a friendly wager between two watering holes has become a cherished San Francisco tradition and raised over $1 million for St. Anthony Foundation.

Last year, with fantastic support from our sponsors, vendors, and giants in the community, the event raised over $78,000 for St. Anthony's. Please join us for what promises to be another spectacular afternoon pitching pennies to raise dollars for the poor in San Francisco. 

If you would like information on sponsorships or registering a team, please visit www.pennypitch2014.eventbrite.com or contact Kathryn Murphy, Events Manager, at kmurphy@stanthonysf.org


Party in a box

Party for St. Anthony's

Would you like to catch up with friends and neighbors, build community, and support St. Anthony Foundation all at the same time? Are you planning a party for an upcoming holiday or special occasion and would you like to add a philanthropic aspect to it? A party gives you the chance to do all of that at once and is one of the best ways to invest your time and dollars to help St. Anthony’s. Click here for a helpful guide on organizing a fundraising or awareness party to support St. Anthony Foundation.


PAST EVENTS:

Law Rocks!

2nd Annual San Francisco Law Rocks!

Friday, February 28, 2014. 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00, first band at 8:30) 

Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell Street

Law Rocks! Is a live "battle of the bands" style rock concert in which bands comprised of musically brilliant legal professionals battle it out on stage for charity. Paul Gordon’s band, “12th Root of 2” has chosen St. Anthony’s as their charity.

The winning band is determined by a combination of factors including the votes of a panel of judges and audience voting – come out and make some noise! The net event proceeds are shared across all the charities being played for on the night, with the winning band’s designated charity benefiting best.

Paul has graciously purchased 125 tickets to the event for St. Anthony’s supporters. Get your free tickets now!

Come show your support for “12th Root of 2” on 2/28. The Law Rocks! bands play rock, classic rock, covers and original songs.

Call Jaime at 415-592-2707 for your free tickets today! Or stop by St. Anthony’s and ask for Jaime to get your free ticket.  See you on the 28th!


Homeless Memorial

San Francisco Interfaith Memorial for Homeless Dead

Thursday, December 19th  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet at 150 Golden Gate Ave.,march to Civic Center Plaza

The winter solstice marks the first day of winter and the longest night of the year. On or near this day, cities across the country remember and honor the members of their communities who died while homeless. San Francisco will mark National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day with an interfaith memorial featuring a reading of the names of homeless San Franciscans who have died, a candlelight vigil, and words of hope and inspiration from faith leaders.

We invite you to participate in this event with St. Anthony’s to honor the lives and the memories of our deceased homeless brothers and sisters. We will gather as a group at our Dining Room (150 Golden Gate Avenue) at 4:30pm. Participants can make signs and we will have a brief program. Then we will march to Civic Center for the vigil.


Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Season of Gratitude Continues: Annual Curbside Donation Drive (Part 2)

Saturday, December 21st – Tuesday, December 24th

Monday: 8am-5pm; All Other Days 9am-3pm

This year the Holiday Drive will be held on Saturday, December 21st – Tuesday, December 24th. In order to provide the most essential items to our guests, we are asking for a specific list from Santa Claus and hope all our holiday elves in San Francisco and beyond can help us reach our goals. We're hoping to collect 500 hams, 2,500 pairs of new socks, pantry items, unopened hygiene items, and cold-weather outerwear specifically to distribute in gift bags to our guests on Christmas Day.


Curbside Drive Special Note:

We can’t thank our supporters enough for all the fantastic donations they make every year during our curbside drives. This year, with our limited storage space, we are asking for donations of food, unopened hygiene items, new socks, children & adult cold weather outerwear and hand-knit scarves and hats specifically. Please help us to fill the need by focusing on donations of these items during the Curbside Drives. As always, all other donations are accepted throughout the year, Monday-Friday from 8am-4:15pm at our Free Clothing Program at 8th and Mission. To see the full list of what is accepted year-round, please click here.


Curbside 1

It’s Turkey Season Again: Annual Curbside Donation Drive (Part 1)

The holiday season is a time for reflection on the gifts we’ve been given all year and an opportunity to spread those gifts to those less fortunate. As we see year after year at St. Anthony’s, the abundance of gifts from the Bay Area is truly awe inspiring. During the Thanksgiving Curbside Donation Drive we were fortunate to surpass our goal of collecting 1,000 turkeys. The final tally for donations during the drive included: 1,670 turkeys, 384 boxes/bags of food and 112 boxes of clothing. Thank you to all of our generous donors!

Bartenders

11th Annual Buyside Bartenders Fundraiser & Drive

Presented by The San Francisco Stock Traders Association

The SFSTA hosted their annual happy hour fundraiser in November. In addition to the funds they raised, they also collected donations of winter jackets, single-sized toiletries and new white crew socks.


Holiday Curbside Donation Drive

Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction

This year marks the 35th Annual Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction to benefit St. Anthony’s hosted by the Waterfront Restaurant. 


Penny Pitch

Penny Pitch

Since its beginning, the Penny Pitch has raised over one million dollars to support St. Anthony’s programs. In 2013, 32 teams pitched in to raise over $78,000 for St. Anthony’s. View photos


Groundbreaking Ceremony

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Key speakers included Mayor Ed Lee, Representative Nancy Pelosi and other community leaders. Watch KTVU's coverage


Holiday Curbside Donation Drive

Holiday Curbside Donation Drive

PG&E sponsored the 2012 Holiday Curbside Donation Drives which allowed us to collect clothing, toiletries, over 4,000 pairs of new socks and almost 2,000 turkeys and hams. Learn more

 

By the Numbers

15,000 people, including women and children, live on the street and in shelters, and thousands more use free food programs to stretch budgets that don’t quite cover food, clothing, medical expenses, and San Francisco rents.


12,000 families and individuals live in rooms without kitchens in San Francisco.


3,000 meals served daily at St. Anthony’s Dining Room. Every year, more people turn to St. Anthony’s for help.


100 years ago, the original St. Anthony’s Dining Room was built to be used as an auto repair shop. While the need increases, the building and equipment get older. Old equipment and an obsolete building design restrict and slow down service.


40% of all the free meals served in San Francisco are served by St. Anthony’s.


1 dining room in San Francisco serves free meals every day of the year--the Dining Room at St. Anthony’s.

 

What Love Can Do