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Back to School for Refugee Families

By The Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell

Saturday, July 28

Refugee families are often forced to leave everything behind when they flee their home countries. In the expensive Bay Area market, this means families with children are left struggling to provide their children with what...

Bayview Mission Shares the Spirit of Christmas

By The Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell

Friday, January 5

Volunteers gathered in the morning light at Bayview Mission inside the garage-turned-production area, awaiting Santa’s arrival while packing grocery care bags and diapers for families with infants and toddlers. Soon, Santa sat ready and families...

Holiday Gift Drive Gratitude

By The Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell

Wednesday, December 27

Thank you to all of Santa’s helpers who donated to our Grace Gives “Year of the Gift” Holiday Drive! Together, our community served 372 children and 135 adults. Thank you for sharing the gift of...

Homelessness in Perspective: How Bayview Mission Fills the Needs of San Franciscans

By The Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell

Tuesday, June 28

I have lived in Bayview-Hunters Point for the last 16 years. The homeless population here is different from that of the inner city of San Francisco. One church in Bayview houses 100 men and 50 women...

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