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North Marin Community Services (NMCS) raised over $219,000 at its 17th annual Halloween fundraiser on Oct. 21. The “Back to the Future” themed virtual event included a live Fund-a-Need hosted by Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg; a special message from Benita McLarin, director, Department of Health and Human Services for Marin County; and a DeLorean. Funds raised will support mental health and case management services. The lead sponsor for the event was Sutter Health. A $75,000 matching donation from Redwood Credit Union, Jim Duckworth and Roberta Dixon, and Sandro and Jeannie Sangiacomo doubled gifts made during the event. Pictured (above, top) are NMCS Board Dancers and (above, bottom) CEO Cheryl Paddack (right) and the development team.

– Photos courtesy of North Marin Community Services

Huckleberry Youth Programs hosted a Roaring ’20s Benefit on Saturday, Oct. 16 in San Rafael at Boardmember Jerry Peter’s home. Through the generosity of sponsors and guests, $109,000 (net) was raised in support of Huckleberry’s essential programs providing access to safety, health, justice and education for thousands of San Francisco and Marin County youth each year. Guests enjoyed food by San Rafael’s Il Davide, golf and bocce ball. Photo (above, from left) Huckleberry Boardmember Danielle Cagan, Dr. Allison Metz, Boardmembers Leon Metz and Jackie Murphy, and Board President Rose Bentley.

(Above, top) Guests enjoy a swing dance lesson by dance instructor Hep Jen and live music by The Cottontails. (Above, bottom) A bocce ball tournament provided fun for a good cause. – Photos courtesy of Huckleberry Youth Programs

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