November 5, 2021
Gift Bags for Clara House Donation Request

Clara House family

UPDATE, December 2: Through the generosity of sangha members, we have been able to gather all of the needed gift certificates. Many bows to those who donated. Thank you.

Clara House is a family shelter down the street from SFZC’s City Center. For many years City Center has been involved with providing services and hosting events for the families who live there. In the past this included a holiday party in December with games, tree-trimming, crafts, and a gift for each child.

Unfortunately, this year City Center will not be able to invite the families into the temple, but we want to do our best to connect with them during the holidays. Each family will receive a gift bag from SFZC including, among other things, a $50 gift certificate to Target. (Target was the suggestion of the Clara House director.)

We are asking for your help. If you are able to purchase a gift certificate and send it to us, this will free up funds for us to provide the rest of the items in the bag. In order to provide the families with the option of applying the certificates to their holidays, we request that your donation is received at City Center no later than December 10.

If you would like and are able to help with this, please contact Outreach Coordinator Jeffrey Schneider at before purchasing the card. This will ensure that we do not receive more certificates than are required. Also, please note that your gift must be a physical card and not any type of electronic transfer. Contact Jeffrey if you have any questions.

With our many thanks.