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Thanksgiving Is Right Around The Corner And We Are Dedicating This Blog To Giving Back To The San Diego Community!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we are dedicating this blog to giving back to the San Diego community!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we are dedicating this blog to giving back to the San Diego community! Here are some local organizations helping fellow San Diegan’s (and their pets) in times of need.

• The YWCA San Diego County

A shelter for survivors of domestic violence and homeless women and children. Their site states, ‘We help women, children, and families break the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness and achieve self-sufficient healthy lives.’ Donations of grocery-store cards, frozen turkeys, hams, toiletries for their emergency shelter, furniture, and gently used clothing are welcome! Contact; 619-239-0355

• Just Call Us Volunteers

Just Call Us Volunteers are out helping the community with many events this season! Here is a list of just a few and a link to sign up to help!

Nov 28 – Thanksgiving Prep & Service

Dec 4 – Homeless Connect

Dec 15 – Shelters

Dec 24 – Christmas Prep

Dec 25 – Christmas Prep & Service


•   St. Vincent de Paul Village Needs Your Help

St. Vincent de Paul Village is the largest rehabilitation program for the homeless in San Diego meeting the needs of 851 men, women, and children living at the Village each day. We also serve up to 3,000 meals a day.  To learn more about how you can help visit:


• Storefront

San Diego’s only emergency shelter program for homeless, runaway, and “street” youth. Youth can access the shelter with or without referral and will be assured a safe place to stay until their lives have been stabilized with the help of professional and caring staff and volunteers. Here is a link to their wishlist of needs!


• The Monarch School

The mission of the Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness and to help them develop hope for a future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success.The number of homeless families with children continues to grow, and it is a very real crisis for the children and our community. Currently there are more than 18,000 homeless students in our county, according to the San Diego County office of Education. Here is a link to tell you more about ways to give!


• The Helen Woodward Animal Center

Their AniMeal program delivers food for the pets of elderly or disabled people. For more information about the AniMeals program, including donation locations and food drive guidance, please contact the AniMeals Supervisor at (858) 756-4117, ext. 341  or visit

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