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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 – December 2021-January 2022:

Supply chain challenges delay the annual Warm Wishes Streetpack distribution

Warm Wishes is expecting 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 Oakland Port and we are unsure whether they will arrive by the promised December 15 deadline. Assuming that the backpack delivery does arrive by the end of December, Warm Wishes expects to distribute the packs in mid-January, still in time for the coldest months.

Northgate Mall has graciously made space in one of the empty storefronts for backpack assembly. Face masks, warm gloves, scarves, hats, wool socks, and rain ponchos are ready to be packed by volunteers when the backpacks arrive. All items are manufactured under the direction of and funded by Warm Wishes

To volunteer (volunteers will be by appointment due to Covid) please send an email to [email protected].

Warm Wishes welcomes volunteers to help assemble the Streetpacks, and will observe current social distancing and Marin County public health guidelines. Volunteers must show proof of vaccination and sign in for contract tracing before participating. Masks are required. To volunteer (volunteers will be by appointment only, due to Covid) please send an email to [email protected].

IF you represent an organization that would like to receive Streetpacks, please contact me directly.

We will contact you for volunteer hours, location and requirements.

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OR, Send checks to: MarinLink, 5800 Northgate Drive #250, San Rafael CA 94903.

For more information, contact Mary O’Mara at MarinLink:
[email protected] | 415-233-6945 | Press Release

Warm Wishes is a program of MarinLink, an incubator and fiscal sponsor for community-based projects. It was founded in 1994 by Bill Hamm.

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