Macy's Holiday Windows SF SPCA
An adoptable dog at Macy's Holiday Windows event with SF SPCA

It?s the most wonderful time of the year--and it?s also prime time to give back to the city that gives us so much (unreal food and Bay views, to name just two). We?ve rounded up four different ways you can get involved in worthy causes this season.

Donate your gently used warm jackets to St. Anthony's through One Warm Coat and get a sweet reward. This year?s drive was organized by Waterbar pastry chef Emily Luchetti, and everyone who drops off a coat at one of the participating restaurants will receive a confection in return. The drive ends today, so hurry!

A bunch of Bay Area start-ups have banded together to benefit the SF community this season: Twice, ZeroCater and Getaround just launched the Tech Gives Back holiday campaign in an effort to raise $50,000 in money, goods and services by the end of December. Get involved by signing up to make clothing donations, participate in food drives and join other charitable acts.

Nothing makes us feel warm and fuzzy like helping some furry creatures find homes. Now through January 1, the San Francisco SPCA is looking for volunteers to work two-hour shifts at their daily Macy?s Holiday Windows events, where they display adoptable cats and dogs. 

Help keep Ocean Beach looking neat and tidy by participating in one of the Surfrider Foundation?s local cleanup programs. Upcoming dates are December 16 and 29 from 10 a.m. until noon. Drop-ins are welcome, so just show up or give them a heads-up if you?ll be coming with a bigger group.

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