Charitable Events

Winter Clothing Drive – February

What a better way to clear some space and share your generosity by donating your unneeded clothing and camping gear to those who most need it. New and wearable used clothing for men, women and kids.  Clothing will be donated to PARCA and Samaritan House of San Mateo. Recycling camping gear for neighbors in need is a nice way to repurpose old and used camping gear. Equipment does not have to be perfect but at least functional. Adult and children’s items desired are sleeping bags, sleeping pads, air mattresses, tents, tarps, backpacks, footwear and blankets. Items donated are for Gear for Good, fb.me/CAgearforgood

For more info joe@insightretreatcenter.org.


Second Harvest Food Bank – May

Summer Food Drive, – IMC’s LGBTQ Sangha is sponsoring a summer food drive that benefits Second Harvest food Bank. Express your generosity and compassion by donating non-perishable foods or monetary donations at shfb.org. The collection canister is located in the back of the community hall. imcqueersangha@gmail.com


AIDS Walk San Francisco – July

A team of members from IMC/IRC will walk the walk. Our intention is to help relieve suffering in our community by raising funds through donations. The funds will benefit dozens of organizations working to stop new HIV infections and support people living with HIV/AIDS.


Children’s Book Drive – December

In November we begin our annual children’s book drive to benefit the Fair Oaks Community Center in Redwood City. As part of their holiday food distribution, IMC will donate new or nearly-new books for several hundred children. It’s a delightful way for our sangha to offer dana to our under resourced neighbors. Not only does it promote a love of reading, it brings smiles to many young faces as they select a special book for themselves and their siblings. Books from pre-school through high school ages are needed. If “nearly new”, please be sure there is no writing in them or missing parts. Look for the collection box in the community hall in November. We will also need volunteers to sort the books. The date for distribution is December 9th, so please donate books or checks (made out to “The Reading Bug”) by December 8th.  


To help or if you have questions, please contact Hilary Borison at IMC.VolunteerDirector@gmail.com.