While during this festive time of the year many of us are taking the time to be with our loved ones and think about all the things we are grateful for, for some, the holidays can be an especially challenging time of year. Most people know about the big national projects such as the SPCA and Best Friends etc., but there are a lot of great causes to consider right here in San Francisco. So, with that in mind, this week on Escrow Out Loud, our San Francisco Real Estate podcast, we go through just a few of the local charities that we love and have worked with in the past.
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We start things off with mentioning some great San Francisco based dog rescues. As dog lovers, both Matt and Britton have adopted their current pets from Rocket Dog Rescue, but Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is another great group which rescues older dogs and dogs usually deemed unadoptable and finds them good homes.
Some non-animal-related charities and groups we love include, Meritus College Fund, which does great work with students providing mentorships for high school students and four-year college scholarships, Project Open Hand deliver meals to elderly and low income or ill people who are homebound. Matt shares a story about doing a Project Open Hand delivery route and what an eye-opening experience it was that really brought home the realities of the poverty gap that exists in San Francisco.
Another great group is The Welcome Home Project – a San Francisco Association of Realtors project – which helps people who were formerly homeless to set up their new homes with all the necessities they need. Currently, they are doing a big project for formerly homeless veterans.
Finally, we would like to mention the Rebuilding Together group which helps people with lower incomes fix and clean up their homes to make them more liveable.
People often have a hard time asking for help but the human connection is an invaluable gift. So if you have been looking for a great cause to give your time or your money to, these are just some of the many very worthy organizations in San Francisco to consider.