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Festive and Fabulous at Jingle & Mingle 2016

The annual event raised $300,000 this year for children in need!

BY Damion Matthews - Photos by Drew Altizer - December 15, 2016


Children of Shelters Raised over $300,000 At The Annual Jingle & Mingle and SantaFest Events in 2016
Children of Shelters Raised over $300,000 At The Annual Jingle & Mingle and SantaFest Events in 2016

Photos: Drew Altizer


The Golden Gate Club in the Presidio was recently decked out with sparkling lights and beautiful designer wreaths for one of the more unique and festive fundraisers of the holiday season, Jingle & Mingle.

Natasha Monahan, Maryam Muduroglu; Liz Webb, Kate Sheridan Chung, Christy Swildens; Anne Waterman Bassin, Vandy Bourdreau, Carol Bonnie
Natasha Monahan, Maryam Muduroglu; Liz Webb, Kate Sheridan Chung, Christy Swildens; Anne Waterman Bassin, Vandy Bourdreau, Carol Bonnie

Photos: Drew Altizer


As part of a two-day fundraiser by Children of Shelters (the other being a fun family event called SantaFest), the event raised more than $300,000 through the sale of over 400 tickets, and a silent auction of eye-catching wreaths created by some of the Bay Area’s best designers, florists and artists.

Funds from the annual celebration directly serve the needs of San Francisco’s homeless children — providing them with educational and cultural experiences necessary to help them realize their potential and break the cycle of poverty.

Lynda Lynch, Malia Moseley, Mary Miller; David Kensington; Jackie Gallo, Sarah Gallo
Lynda Lynch, Malia Moseley, Mary Miller; David Kensington; Jackie Gallo, Sarah Gallo

Photos: Drew Altizer


Libby Ornani, Shonaree Michael; Victoria Dade, Tina Bou-Saba, Mary Graf, Melissa Koerner; Stephanie Tuttle, Ali Parsons
Libby Ornani, Shonaree Michael; Victoria Dade, Tina Bou-Saba, Mary Graf, Melissa Koerner; Stephanie Tuttle, Ali Parsons

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Children of Shelters Raised over $300,000 At The Annual Jingle & Mingle and SantaFest Events in 2016
Children of Shelters Raised over $300,000 At The Annual Jingle & Mingle and SantaFest Events in 2016

Photos: Drew Altizer


You can learn more about Children of Shelters at childrenofshelters.org



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