Give warmth this holiday season

Give warmth, compassion and holiday cheer to Bay Area veterans today.

Cold Nights,
Warm Hearts

Our nearly 40-year tradition at Swords to Plowshares has been to bring a little holiday cheer to veterans experiencing homelessness. We provide meals and services to veterans every day in our work, but it is important to celebrate together and bring isolated veterans in for shared holiday spirit. This year, we will prepare and deliver 300 backpacks and 250 holiday meals to veterans.

You Are Invited

Cold Nights, Warm Hearts includes our annual holiday parties hosted by our San Francisco and Oakland Service Centers. Veterans will receive food, gifts, and enjoy the season with their community.
San Francisco Holiday Party

December 14th, 2023 from 3pm-5pm
Swords to Plowshares
Veterans Community Center

1060 Howard Street,
San Francisco CA 94103

Oakland Holiday Party

December 14th, 2023 from 12pm-2pm
Swords to Plowshares
Oakland Service Center

330 Franklin Street,
Oakland CA 94607

Help build

We are proud to build a community at Swords to Plowshares that strengthens belonging, hope, and friendship. No one should spend the holidays in isolation. Community involvement is an integral component to bettering the mental wellbeing of aging and disabled veterans. We will also support the 500 formerly homeless veterans who live in our five housing sites across San Francisco by providing them holiday backpacks and social activities to bring an extra measure of holiday cheer.

Whether it is $5 or $500, every little bit helps to provide the gift of warmth and compassion to veterans who need them the most.