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For the past 24 years, on Christmas Day, the San Luis Obispo community has generously provided our County’s homeless/underserved population with a wonderful home-cooked holiday dinner, live musical entertainment and essential warm winter clothing/sleeping bag care packages.

The COVID pandemic has exacerbated many domestic crises particularly homelessness and food insecurity. The dueling realities of both homelessness and the pandemic make these individuals and families one of the most vulnerable populations throughout the U.S. and here in San Luis Obispo. Many of these folks are already in poorer health than the general population and have had reduced access to basic services and shelter.

This Christmas, a delicious dinner and new winter clothing care package items will be distributed at the Odd Fellows Hall in a ‘to-go’ manner for both walk-in and drive-through clients.  Additionally, pre-packaged ‘to-go’ meals and care packages will also be distributed at 40 Prado and several pre-designated locations through San Luis Obispo County.  Last year, 600 meals were served.

Despite the stringent safety precautions we will be adhering to, we hope to spread a little joy and trust that the care packages provided will help the local homeless population endure our cold wet winters.

We are in tremendous need of financial assistance this year. Please help us to make this event possible. 

All donations are tax-deductible.  For more information about this event, please contact Sheri Eibschutz at

A donation of $100 provides an entire clothing care package to someone in need, including new winter clothing/sleeping bag. However, donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Use the form below to donate online. If you would like to pay by check, please write "Care Packages for Christmas" on the memo line, and mail to:

United Way of SLO County

c/o Care Packages for Christmas

PO Box 14309

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406




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