How you can help those in need this holiday season

The holiday season is a time for sharing and giving, and this year in San Diego, there are plenty of ways you can help those in need and serve the community.

Thanksgiving donations for San Diego Rescue Mission
-- The San Diego Rescue Mission is hoping to provide nearly 40,000 meals to hungry San Diegans by Thanksgiving.

Click here to help the Rescue Mission meet their goal

San Diego Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 23
-- The San Diego Salvation Army's 34th annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at Golden Hall (202 W. C St.) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Click here for more on how you can help with this event

Christmas on the Prado, Nov. 25
-- The annual Christmas on the Prado event at the Spreckles Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park will benefit Toys for Tots and local families. Bring an unwrapped toy to the event between 2 p.m.-9 p.m.

Click here for more information

Giving Tuesday at Father Joe's Villages, Nov. 28
-- Local nonprofit Father Joe's Villages is encouraging you to get involved on #GivingTuesday.

Click here for more information

Miles for Meals 5K, Dec. 10
-- Money raised for this race in the Gaslamp Quarter will go towards Feeding San Diego, whose goal is to raise $5,000 to provide meals for local families in need.

Click here for event information

San Diego Cares Blood Drive, Dec. 16
-- San Diego's new annual blood drive will help patients in need in our community. The event at the Town & Country Resort (500 Hotel Circle North) will feature many prominent members of the community, including athletes and local company representatives.

Visit for information on how you can get involved

San Diego Rescue Mission Christmas Meal Outreach, Dec. 16
-- The Rescue Mission is looking for volunteers to reach out to San Diego's homeless on Dec. 16 and invite them to a holiday meal later that day.

Click here to sign up to volunteer

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