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NONPROFITS BENEFIT KIDS AND FAMILIES

Buck Nickels and Loose Change played to a group of approximately 100 West Marin families who danced and enjoyed themselves at the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center in Point Reyes Station.  While the focus of the Sept. 8 event was community building, specifically for families in West Marin, the event did raise close to $3,000 to support the programs and services of the Dance Palace.  –Photo courtesy of the Dance Palace.

Prison Arts Touching Hearts serves as a platform to give voice and validation to incarcerated artists while providing a vehicle for them to give back to the community through their art.  The Teddy Bear Tea Party at Book Passage on Aug. 9 was a fundraiser to buy brand new teddy bears to give to children of incarcerated parents.  -Photo courtesy of Prison Arts Touching Hearts

Ted Smith founded Kids Cooking for Life to help teach young people about preparing health food instead of relying on fast food. As Smith prepares to celebrate his 93rd birthday on Oct. 1, he’s expanding classes to include kids with special needs. He’s pictured here, helping teach a class in Marin City. Volunteers and donations help the program continue to offer classes at several locations in Marin.   -Photo courtesy of Kids Cooking for Life

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