Community Service


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 150 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.

From a SD Senior: 

“I truly appreciate the kindness shown by your organization. Christmas can be a difficult time of the year for many people that have no family or can’t afford to participate in giving Christmas gifts. Your gift to me brought a smile to my face & really made  my day! Thank you so much.” 

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.

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