Posts Tagged ‘heroes’

The Giants, Stephen Curry, and Hillary Rodham Clinton: 2016 was a Tough Year for This Heroes Section of the San Francisco Public Library

Monday, November 21st, 2016

SFPL, Park Branch, Haight Ashbury, USA. (Thanks, Andrew Carnegie, sort of.


(Oh, maybe that’s not for our San Francisco Giants.)

Anyway, sometimes you win the most games in a year or win the most votes in an election, but you don’t end up winning the big prize at the end.


Tons of Free Pet Food! Purina ONE Tour at SFSPCA Adoption Event This Afternoon

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

This afternoon, the Purina ONE Tour for Heroes will drop by the San Francisco SPCA in the Northern Mission / Potrero Hill area at 250 Alabama Street betwixt 15th and 16th. Purina is going to set up a temporary food bank to give out more than 1,000 bags of pet food to Bay Area pet owners from 2:00 to 7:00 PM, while supplies last. It’s the debut of their national tour:

Temporary Food Banks – Throughout the tour more than 63,000 pounds of Purina® ONE® dog and cat food – equaling 11,000 bags of food – will be given out to help pets in need. Every pet owner who visits an event will receive a free 8-lb. bag of Purina® ONE® brand dog food or a 3.5-lb. bag of Purina® ONE® brand cat food as long as supplies last. 
Pets Available for Adoption– Adoptable dogs and cats from the San Francisco SPCA and Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation will be available to meet and greet. Also, every pet lover who adopts a pet will receive a coupon for free Purina® ONE® brand dog or cat food. Every little bit helps to make a difference in a pet’s life.

So get on out there. Deets below.

Martha Stewart wants you to attend this event today:

Don’t miss out on the tons of free food and/or the adorable adoptable pets:

And while you’re there, ask the SPCA about the upcoming Bark & Whine Ball.

Anyway, here are the deets for today’s tour stop. See you there!

February Events at the SF/SPCA

Tour for Heroes – February 3, 2010

The Purina ONE Tour for Heroes is partnering with Martha Stewart and shelters across the country to help pet lovers be heroes in pets’ lives.

On February 3, the event will kick-off at The San Francisco SPCA from 2PM to 7PM on our campus. We will give away over 1,000 bags of Purina ONE dog and cat food. And feature adoptable cats and dogs.

Please come to our campus entrance at 201 Alabama Street (at 16th St.) to participate.

From February 3-26, the Purina ONE mobile unit is traveling to 11 cities from San Francisco to New York and stopping at local animal shelters to set up temporary food banks and adoption events.

More than 63,000 pounds of Purina ONE dog and cat food – equaling 11,000 bags of food – will be given out to help pets in need during this national tour.

Purina ONE is also supporting adoption events at each of the Tour for Heroes stops to help save pets and find them a forever home.

A lot of people are going through tough times right now, but one source of constant companionship to help them get through is often their dog or cat. Purina ONE wants to help pets in need, and by assisting their owners who may need a little extra help these days, we help their pets, too.

Whether you’ve lost your job, have large veterinary or medical bills or are struggling to pay your mortgage, no one will be turned away at any of the Purina ONE Tour for Heroes events.  Purina ONE is helping save pets lives by helping people in need.

For more information and tour destinations:

You can also take part by sharing profiles of adoptable pets in your area. Every time a photo is shared, Purina ONE will donate $1 – up to $50,000 – to benefit local shelters across the country.

Sharing a photo is easy. Start by searching for an adoptable pet in your area by clicking on anytime after January 20.

Choose a pet you want to help and click to share his or her profile with friends on your Facebook page. Pet lovers can share photos until April 1, 2010.

California Academy of Sciences Offers Free Admission to Military, Police, Fire, Teachers Feb 1 to Mar 15

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Does that headline make enough sense? It means that if you are a member of the military (yes, including even the touchy touchy Coast Guard), or a firefighter, or a peace officer, or a teacher, then you can get into San Francisco’s awesome California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park for free over the next month-and-a half:

“From February 1 through March 15, 2010, the Academy will offer free admission to military personnel, firefighters, police officers, and teachers, in honor of their service to our communities and country. To participate, individuals must show proof of occupation and a valid ID at the ticket window. This discount applies to one individual admission only and cannot be combined with other offers.”

Just think, your camera could soon be recording the most-photographed fish in the world:

This temporary program will save you $24.99.

See you there, hero.