Celebrate Spring with Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing!

Photo Mar 20, 12 38 30 PM Greetings! Want to be part of bringing more greenery to the gritty streets of San Francisco?  Last week DISH tenants and staff celebrated Spring by installing our first of six sidewalk gardens. Check out the transformation on Mission Street where we rolled up our sleeves with the help of our landscape architect, Jane Martin, and planted a bright new beautiful garden! See all of the fantastic progress documented in our Facebook album. These green spaces will provide not only a break from the concrete but also create opportunities for our tenants to care for the gardens and their community.

The garden includes African daisies, yucca trees, and white alyssum groundcover, among other varieties of hearty plants.

We need your help to bring this project to all of our buildings!

This spring, our tenants and friends will help us plant shade trees and sustainable sidewalk gardens at all six of our DISH buildings, breaking up the monotonous concrete jungle of the Tenderloin creating clean, green spaces in our City! We are grateful for the generous support of the City and County of San Francisco’s Community Challenge grant but we need about $15,000 to fill our current funding gap. Here’s how to help:

Bay to Breakers

Visit our “DISH-Breakers” page and join our Bay to Breakers team! Bay to Breakers is a “San Francisco Original.” Kind of like DISH–we were founded 6 years ago with the goal of providing quality housing to homeless San Franciscans who had a rough time succeeding anywhere else. Not only that, but we wanted to do it with a focus on improving the living conditions in the buildings, and creating supportive and welcoming communities to help people leave the streets PERMANENTLY. To help us do that, join our DISH-Breakers team for the 7-mile Bay to Breakers race on May 19. You can walk, run, or stumble your way to the finish line while raising funds to support DISH’s gardens. You commit to running the race and raising a few bucks for DISH, and we’ll get you registered for the race.

Drinks for DISH

Bay to Breakers not your idea of fun? Not to worry! Join us for an evening of wine, delicious food and conversation on May 8, 6-9pm, at the Press Club (20 Yerba Buena Lane). Join us for a non-hosted party where 10% of all purchases will be donated back to the DISH garden project. “Another round, bartend!”

Cheers and Happy SPRING!!!


Published on March 29, 2013