Community Service

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Friends of Downtown supports the downtown community, contributing to the Mary and Gary West Senior Center and San Diego City Community College.

Friends of Downtown collects non-perishable food, blankets, books, socks, and toiletries to fill 100 large holiday gift bags for senior shut-ins with limited incomes. During the first week of December, members prepare all the gift bags at the Mary and Gary West Senior Center, which distributes them through its home meal delivery program

Fantastique is a student run business on the San Diego City College campus where vintage fashions and modern business wear is sold under  $10 price point.  FOD and our network support Fantastique with clothing drives.

The San Diego City College Emergency Food Pantry supports enrolled students in need by providing pre-packaged items suitable for an on-campus lunch or meal.  FOD and our network support the Food Pantry through holiday food drives.

If you are interested in supporting these program please contact Lisa Coleman at friendsofdowntownsd@gmail.com.