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Timbuk2 Turns 10,000 Donated MLB, NBA, NFL & NHL T-Shirts into Face MasksTimbuk2 Turns 10,000 Donated MLB, NBA, NFL & NHL T-Shirts into Face Masks
By - posted 5/2/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thanks to NBC Bay Area for letting us know that Bay Area bag maker, Timbuk2, has shifted production from commuter bags to masks – working to donate 50,000 cloth face coverings and bandanas to Bay Area organizations. They have teamed up with NBC Sports, together with its partners MLB’s San more...

SF Artists Receive First Round of $1.5 Million GrantsSF Artists Receive First Round of $1.5 Million Grants
By - posted 5/2/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

On Thursday, Mayor London Breed Announced that San Francisco artists and organizations have received $1.5 million in first round of grants. The Arts and Artists Relief Fund’s rapid response of financial support to the arts community provides help for those most vulnerable due to loss of income from the COVID-19 more...

Free Sourdough Starter From Bay Area's "Phantom Baker" Until Sunday OnlyFree Sourdough Starter From Bay Area’s “Phantom Baker” Until Sunday Only
By - posted 5/2/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

It’s like the gold of 2020. Thanks to News24-680 for letting us know about the “Phantom Baker” sharing free sourdough starter in Walnut Creek. Last Tuesday a mysterious baker with a talent for making sourdough bread decided to share it with the neighborhood. Outside the entrance to Buena Vista Elementary off  more...

Free Bags of Groceries for 1,000 Families in The MissionFree Bags of Groceries for 1,000 Families in The Mission
By - posted 5/1/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

The Latino Task Force and Carnaval SF and joining forces to do some good on Cinco de Mayo. They are pledging to feed the community with free bags of groceries so that they can cook a meal and celebrate “en la casa” They have food donated by GOYA foods, Wagyu Steaks, more...

Moraga Man's Epic Daily Teddy Bear Window ScenesMoraga Man’s Epic Daily Teddy Bear Window Scenes
By - posted 4/30/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Uplifting

We love the adorable viral Teddy Bear Hunt that’s been popping up all over The Bay and around the world. Inspired by the book, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” communities all across the globe are bringing the story to life by placing teddy bears and other stuffed animals in their front more...

$2 Million of Wagyu Steaks Donated to SF Food Banks$2 Million of Wagyu Steaks Donated to SF Food Banks
By - posted 4/30/2020
Uplifting

Thanks to ABC7 for the wonderful news that Snake River Farms of Idaho donated 35,000 American Wagyu steaks to SF worth $2 million. Snake River Farms of Idaho is trying to show compassion in this trying time. Snake River Farms usually sells to San Francisco’s fine restaurants. But with most restaurants closed, the more...

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s YouTube Space ConcertSmithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s YouTube Space Concert
By - posted 4/30/2020
Uplifting

Join the National Air and Space Museum for a YouTube concert event, sharing songs about space and isolation to celebrate how extreme situations can bring out the very best in us all and why there’s no challenge we can’t face together. The concert will be hosted by Tested’s Adam Savage, will more...

Teddy Bear Hunt Perks Up The Bay Area + SF's Map of Where to Find ThemTeddy Bear Hunt Perks Up The Bay Area + SF’s Map of Where to Find Them
By - posted 4/29/2020
Uplifting

Teddy Bears never fail to give us this warm fuzzy feeling. Everyone loves a stuffed animal; we’ve all had one at some point in our lives. Some of us might still have one – a cute, furry friend that has been with us through thick and thin. Inspired by the book more...

SF's Music Relief Program Gives $500 Grants to BandsSF’s Music Relief Program Gives $500 Grants to Bands
By - posted 4/29/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thanks to Jazz Mafia for letting us know about the Music Relief Project. Motherwolf and Jazz Mafia are coming together with supporting partners to bring financial relief to musicians in the SF Bay Area who need it most and share music that brings emotional relief to the world.  A new digital music more...

San Francisco Sheriffs Hand Out 750 Free Face MasksSan Francisco Sheriffs Hand Out 750 Free Face Masks
By - posted 4/29/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Uplifting

Thank you to KRON4 for sharing the positive news about the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office deputies handing out face masks this weekend. As early as April 18, SF required wearing of face masks in public. Though face coverings do not need to be N-95 or surgical masks, several options for face more...

Castro Theatre's Boarded-Up Box Office Is Now a Mural Honoring FrontlinersCastro Theatre’s Boarded-Up Box Office Is Now a Mural Honoring Frontliners
By - posted 4/28/2020
Bay Area Updates, Murals, Uplifting

Thank you Datebook for letting us know about Castro Theatre’s boarded-up box office which has been painted to show appreciation to frontline workers during the pandemic. Award-winning Bay Area artist Mace did a fantastic job with Castro Theatre’s box office murals with coordination from @MissionArt415. He painted images representing gratitude to more...

Oakland's Whimsical Gnomes Have Been Spotted AgainOakland’s Whimsical Gnomes Have Been Spotted Again
By - posted 4/27/2020
Uplifting

Gnome Sweet Gnome….Thank you SFist and Oakland News Now for letting us know that the Gnomes of Oakland are back. Do you remember those painted gnomes seen on Oakland utility poles? According to SFist, they first appeared in Oakland starting in 2012. Impressively, the original gnomes numbered in the thousands reported more...

Mt. Diablo Beacon Lit Every Sunday During PandemicMt. Diablo Beacon Lit Every Sunday During Pandemic
By - posted 4/26/2020
Bay Area Updates, Community, Uplifting

Thanks to claycord.com for letting us know that the “Eye Of Diablo,” beacon atop Mount Diablo, which is normally only lit one day a year, will be will lit every Sunday throughout the crisis. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Mount Diablo State Park’s Beacon, the Eye of Diablo will be more...

Face Masks for Everyone in AmericaFace Masks for Everyone in America
By - posted 4/25/2020
Uplifting

DHVANI, is a clothing company known for eco-friendly workout gear, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 they are using their manufacturing and distribution resources to put a free mask on every face in America.  Request your free mask – you’ll need to give your email address and mailing address if more...

Sirens All Over SF at 12:05pm: City-Wide Fire Department TributeSirens All Over SF at 12:05pm: City-Wide Fire Department Tribute
By - posted 4/25/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

At 12:05pm everywhere around the city, San Francisco Fire Department to run sirens on engine trucks and ambulances in tribute to first responders everywhere according to a press release issued this morning. #SingOutSF Event dedicated to Frontline Workers in the Fight Against COVID-19 Today at 12noon PDT, San Franciscans, #Yoursffd and others around more...