Together over the years, we have provided support and comfort to those in need:

  • Distributed 1,000,000+ warm items to the less fortunate
  • Served 200,000+ people and 100+ human services agencies
  • Covered Bay Area counties and beyond
  • Engaged thousands of volunteers

February 2021 Press Release

Warm Wishes Event – January 2022:

Warm Wishes continues its mission to provide warmth to the unsheltered thanks to support from the Rotary Club Tiburon Sunset and others

Warm Wishes is still waiting for delivery of 3,000 backpacks for its annual Streetpack distribution to homeless men and women living on Bay Area streets. Ordered in August, the backpacks are now sitting in a container at the Port of Oakland and the nonprofit is told to expect a January delivery date.

Northgate Mall has graciously made space for backpack assembly in one of the empty storefronts. Volunteers are lined up to pack face masks, gloves, scarves, hats, wool socks, and rain ponchos into the backpacks when they arrive. All items are manufactured under the direction of and funded by Warm Wishes. The packs will then be distributed to social services agencies for distribution, including the Downtown Street Team, California Conservation Corp, Street Life Ministries, and the Marin County Probation Department, among others.

Warm Wishes expects to distribute the packs ASAP after they arrive, still in time for the
coldest months.

Warm Wishes welcomes donations to offset expenses for this important distribution to the needy among us, and to prepare for next year.

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Please donate online or send donations to: MarinLink, 5800 Northgate Drive #250, San Rafael CA 94903.

For more information, contact Mary O’Mara at MarinLink:
[email protected] | 415-472-0211

Warm Wishes is a program of MarinLink, an incubator and fiscal sponsor for community-based projects inspired by social entrepreneurs to generate positive change in the arts, community, education, environment, and health. It was founded in 1994 by Bill Hamm.

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Carolyn and Peter Friedman

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