community involvementBeing a Zipster isn't just about sharing cars. Our members inspire us to reach out into the community and make a difference. We're proud to be working with organizations that are setting examples around the globe.
826 Valencia is dedicated to supporting students age 6 to 18 with their writing skills, and helping teachers get their students excited about the literary arts. We are a proud supporter of 826's one-on-one tutoring, classes, field trips, special events and fundraisers.
AIDS Walk San Francisco supports the services provided by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in addition to other benefiting organizations representing the entire spectrum of HIV/AIDS services. We'll be walking again this year on Sunday, July 20th, and members are invited to join the Zipcar team to help raise money towards fighting the disease.
Alameda County Community Food Bank
The Alameda County Community Food Bank provides food assistance for 40,000 low-income Alameda County residents each week. That includes 14,000 children and 7,000 seniors. We're honored to support the the food bank by helping to raise money and get people involved.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area hopes to provide a caring adult mentor to every child in need. We support BBBS by giving free driving time to Zipcar members as they get out and about with their little brothers and sisters.
Meals On Wheels
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco is the largest and most enduring resource for home-delivered meals to seniors in San Francisco. We began working with Meals on Wheels San Francisco back in 2005 when Zipster used Zipcar (on the house) to deliver Thanksgiving dinners to MOWSF clients. Since then, Zipsters have delivered more turkey dinners, Christmas gifts and even gone grocery shopping for homebound seniors.
SF Connect is dedicated to building better, stronger and greener relationships between communities and residents in San Francisco. We've teamed up with SF Connect through the Green Connect program to help our members get to and from volunteer project sites with Zipcar (on us, of course!).
Each year, the Center for Asian American Media presents the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), the nation's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films. We're a proud sponsor of the SFIAAFF, an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.
Southern Exposure's unique programs nurture a broad range of innovative, risk-taking contemporary art in an accessible environment. And how we love innovation! Zipcar supports this artist-run organization in its efforts to reach out to diverse audiences and serve as a forum and resource center providing extraordinary support to the Bay Area's art and educational communities.
Visual Aid helps produce, present, and preserve the work of professional artists whose careers are challenged due to life-threatening illness. We're a proud sponsor of Visual Aid's programs and events, like their Annual Auction and Benefit that supports the organization along with 15 Academy-of-Friends-designated HIV/AIDS service organizations.
StartingBloc is dedicated to supporting young professionals interested in using business as a tool for social change. Through their fellowship program, StartingBloc works with college students and recent grads to give them the tools to help drive social, economic, and environmental innovation throughout their careers. They partner with businesses, universities, and other organizations that set an example as a force for creating both profit and positive social change. We are proud to support StartingBloc!
Connect with a community that shares your passion for all things green. Your Garden Show is a social network for gardeners, by gardeners that connects greenthumbs with knowledge, tools and resources for sharing inspiration, best practices for sustainability and real-time environmental observation. They believe that more (and better) gardeners help build stronger local communities. And we happen to agree.