Decorate the World Tree of Hope in San Francisco City Hall Nov. 26-30
Nov
26
to Nov 30

Decorate the World Tree of Hope in San Francisco City Hall Nov. 26-30

The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of San Francisco and for all people on earth.

The RWF World Tree of Hope is a 23 foot holiday tree that is decorated with thousands of origami cranes and stars that are inscribed with people's wishes and hopes for the future of the world. Learn more here: http://worldtreeofhope.org

There are lots of opportunities to help!

DECORATING: We will be preparing origami (folding, wiring, sorting,...) and decorating the tree at San Francisco City Hall.
Sunday, Nov. 26 from 8am to 8pm
Monday, Nov. 27 from 8am to 8pm
Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 8am to 8pm
Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 8am to 2pm
Thursday, Nov. 30 from 8am to 8pm.

We can accommodate individuals and groups of volunteers!

** To volunteer you must register. Send us a message here to register: 
http://www.rainbowfund.org/contact-us/

** Please state the dates and times that you are available so we can best match times and create the volunteer schedule. We will get back to you shortly. We encourage volunteers sign up for a 3 or 4 hour shift; however, 2 hours is doable particularly during the weekday evening times. There is lots to do so you are welcome to help each day.

No special skills are required. There are lots of different tasks to do to create the tree. You do not need to know how to fold origami to help. Age requirement is 13 on up.

Check out this time lapse video of us decorating last years tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqq1vrqJTQ

The official tree lighting is on Monday, December 4 from 6pm to 8:00pm at San Francisco City Hall. Admission is FREE! Info: http://www.worldtreeofhope.org/tree-lighting/

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World Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony at San Francisco City Hall
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

World Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony at San Francisco City Hall

Rainbow World Fund invites you to the 12th Annual RWF World Tree of Hope Official Tree Lighting Celebration.

A concert by the Grammy winning San Francisco Boys Chorus ● Emcees Cheryl Jennings and Donna Sachet ● Mayor Ed Lee and Consul General of Jun Yamada will exchange peace cranes ● The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will bless the tree ● and much more!

WHEN: Monday, December 4 2016 • 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: San Francisco City Hall

FREE: Admission ● refreshments

See/RSVP to the event on Facebook and share it with your friends.


The RWF World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree at decorated with thousands of white origami cranes, each containing written notes of hope & peace from children and individuals from around the world. The tree is a gift from members of the LGBT community to the world - given to inspire hope and promote peace, love and humanitarianism.

Wishes from world leaders to school children, from San Francisco to Sir Lanka, make the RWF World Tree of Hope a powerful expression of people coming together to create a better world.

Be part of this unique symbol of global unity! Send us your wish, we'll turn it into an origami crane and put it on The World Tree of Hope. Click here to send your wish here.

See a 1 minute time lapse video of tree being decorated.

Video invitation to hope

Help spread the word, please share/re-post this invitation.

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WINE COUNTRY RISING
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

WINE COUNTRY RISING

A benefit for North Bay Fire Victims -The LGBTQ community responds.

Join us for an evening of great wine, food and entertainment as we raise funds to support relief efforts to benefit the local LGBTQ youth and the migrant farmer/undocumented immigrant communities that survived the northern California wildfires.

Our benefit will feature a three-hour hosted bar with Sonoma & Napa Valley wines & vodka cocktails, appetizers, musical entertainment, and a silent auction of wine, restaurant certificates & more! All at Gough House - a beautiful Victorian mansion in Pacific Heights.

Catered by Sessions in the Presidio and featuring wines from Eco Terreno, La Crema, Etude, and Olivia Brion wineries.

We invite your participation as Sponsors, Hosts & VIP Guests:

$1000 Lord of the Valley (Sponsor recognition on event signage, printed program, by MC, on RWF website/social media & bottle of wine)

$500 Master Vintner (Host recognition on event signage, printed program, by MC, on RWF website/social media & special host gift.)

$250 Grapevine VIP (VIP recognition on event signage, printed program, by MC)

$100 Redwood Friend (Three-hour hosted wine & vodka bar, appetizers, entertainment & silent auction.)

TICKETS at: https://rainbowfund.givezooks.com/events/wine-country-rising

Please visit our Wine Country Rising Facebook Event page and spread the word.
Thank you to our Sponsors & Hosts to date: Rainbow World Fund, Out in the Vineyard, Gary Virginia, Donna Sachet, Michelle Meow, Mark Vogler, Gary Saperstein, Krewe de Kinque, Eco Terreno Wines, Olivia Brion Winery, La Creme, Etude Wines, Sessions in the Presidio, and John Newmeyer.

Can't come? Please consider making a donation to RWF's Emergency Fire Aid Fund.

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AIDS Walk San Francisco July 16, 2017
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

AIDS Walk San Francisco July 16, 2017

While most people know about Rainbow World Fund's work and support of international humanitarian relief efforts, we also support domestic programs that provide health and community support for those affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as emergency assistance following natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.). The monies raised for Rainbow World Fund in the 2015 AIDS Walk will support our efforts to assist those living in the Bay Area who are affected or infected by HIV/AIDS. Please join Team Rainbow World Fund at this years AIDS Walk on Sunday, July 16 in Golden Gate Park. Please join our team, you don't event need to walk - you can be a virtual walker and still raise funds to help people with HIV disease.

First step: Click here  Then you can find Rainbow World Fund team’s fundraising page here; search for our team’s name in the list and click on our team’s name.

Step two: Join our team!

Step three: Log on to your Fundraising HQ to edit your team page with text, photos, and video!

Step four: Follow the instructions and start raising funds and share with your friends.

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The RWF Bus of Hope in the Castro June 25, 2017
Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

The RWF Bus of Hope in the Castro June 25, 2017

The RWF Bus of Hope in the Castro - June 25, 2017
On San Francisco Pride Sunday, RWF's Bus of Hope will be on display at Jane Warner Plaza (at the intersection of Castro and Market Streets). Please stop by and visit the bus' interior lounge. We will be serving refreshments. Learn about our programs and be sure to pick up a rainbow pride bracelet. We use the bus for outreach and to provide humanitarian aid on behalf of the LGBT and friends community, including trips to Mexico carrying thousands of pounds of medicine, medical equipment, and Christmas gifts for children.

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Cuba Journey May 10-20, 2017
May
10
to May 20

Cuba Journey May 10-20, 2017

Rainbow World Fund has been visiting Cuba since 2012. Our journey is educational, focusing on Cuba's history, politics, and spirituality. We will learn from the Cubans about the realities of their country. We'll visit projects that serve the Cuban people and meet with members of the LGBT community, church leadership, artists, and leaders in many fields. We will learned about Cuban history, from its colonial past to its revolutionary present, plus how the complex historical relationship between the U.S and Cuba remains ever-changing. During our visit you will gain insight into the struggles and hopes of the Cuban people. We will visit places such as medical clinics, programs that serve the elderly, art institutions, schools, and other historical and cultural sights. The many highlights include participating in the LGBT Pride celebrations in Havana.

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From Uganda With Love: LGBTQ Activist Richard Lusimbo Speaks
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

From Uganda With Love: LGBTQ Activist Richard Lusimbo Speaks

Meet Richard Lusimbo, a chief witness in the case against anti-gay American pastor Scott Lively. Lusimbo will speak about the terror the minister and his colleagues have unleashed against LGBTQ Ugandans and discuss the case being heard in Federal Court charging Lively with committing crimes against humanity.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149522455139285/  Please share this with your friends.

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Come to The Rainbow World Fund World Tree of Hope Lighting Party at San Francisco City Hall
Dec
2
5:30 PM17:30

Come to The Rainbow World Fund World Tree of Hope Lighting Party at San Francisco City Hall

Join us as we gather wishes and hopes for the future of our global community and give them wings.

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Location: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA

5:30 p.m. – Concert by the Grammy Award winning San Francisco Boys Chorus

6:00 p.m. – A Celebration of Hope with emcee Cheryl Jennings. SF Mayor Ed Lee and Consul General of Japan Jun Yamada will exchange peace cranes. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will bless the tree. Other guests to be announced.

7:00 p.m. – Party to follow until 8 p.m.

Admission is FREE!

This project taps into our two most powerful resources - the human mind and heart - to give individuals a way to join together to express our dreams for the future of our global community.

RSVP On FACEBOOK and please share the invitation with your friends.

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Decorate RWF World Tree of Hope at San Francisco City Hall
Nov
16
to Nov 20

Decorate RWF World Tree of Hope at San Francisco City Hall

  • San Francisco City Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall - the most unique holiday tree in the world.

There are lots of opportunities to help!

DECORATING: We will decorate the tree at San Francisco City Hall from Nov. 16 to 20. All of the decorating days run from 8am-2pm.

We can accommodate individuals and groups of volunteers! We have other opportunities to help if those dates do not work for you - email us.

Check out this time lapse video of us decorating last years tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqq1vrqJTQ

The official tree lighting is on Wednesday, December 12from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at San Francisco City Hall. Admission is FREE! Info: http://www.worldtreeofhope.org/tree-lighting/

* To volunteer to decorate you MUST register. Please contact Jeff at jcotter (at) rainbowfund (dot) org please leave a return phone number in your email. Thank you.

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Help Prepare Origami for the RWF World Tree of Hope
Oct
17
to Nov 14

Help Prepare Origami for the RWF World Tree of Hope

  • Most Holy Redeemer Church Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall - the most unique holiday tree in the world.

There are lots of opportunities to help!

PREPARING: We will be preparing origami (folding, wiring, sorting,...) for the tree on October 17 (9am-1pm), October 24 (10am-2pm) , November 14 (9am-1pm). There are additional opportunities to help with preparations - just ask us.  These work days will be at Most Holy Redeemer Church Hall at 100 Diamond Street in the Castro neighborhood.

DECORATING: We will decorate the tree at San Francisco City Hall from Nov. 16 to 20. All of the decorating days run from 8am-2pm.

We can accommodate individuals and groups of volunteers! We have other opportunities to help if those dates do not work for you - email us.

Check out this time lapse video of us decorating last years tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqq1vrqJTQ

The official tree lighting is on Wednesday, December 2 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at San Francisco City Hall. Admission is FREE! Info: http://www.worldtreeofhope.org/tree-lighting/

* To volunteer to decorate you MUST register. Please contact Jeff at jcotter (at) rainbowfund (dot) org please leave a return phone number in your email. Thank you.

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