What You May Have Missed Over the Weekend: Mission Local’s ‘Giving Thanks’ Series

Larry Aragon, 65, who has lived on the street for a decade, eats the free warm breakfast provided by St. Anthony's church six days a week. Photo by Sean Havey

Larry Aragon, 65, who has lived on the street for a decade, eats the free warm breakfast provided by St. Anthony's church six days a week. Photo by Sean Havey

If you were in a Thanksgiving food coma and missed Mission Local’s series about things we’re thankful for in the Mission, it’s not too late. The multimedia series highlights organizations and events that make this neighborhood special. It’s not a complete list, of course, but here are a few gems that we felt were worthy of highlighting.

Six days a week for the past 15 years, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church has served a free warm breakfast to the hungry.

Precita Eyes, an organization of muralists, is responsible for more than 500 murals, many of which are on display in the Mission District.

Since 1976, La Casa de las Madres has provided a safe haven to women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse.

The Mission’s Pedal Revolution gives at-risk youth an opportunity to change their lives by providing them with work experience.

Also, some low-income individuals feasted on turkeys this Thanksgiving holiday thanks in part to the San Francisco Giants. And speaking of birds, the tweet on the street is that a crew of Twitter employees recently visited the Mission’s Caesar Chavez Elementary School to talk with students about social networking and possible job opportunities in the technology industry.

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