Giving Marin

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SPARKLE AND SHINE

Sparkle Foundation Inc. holds an annual fundraising holiday gift drive. In addition, the Novato-based organization has been donating backpacks filled with school supplies to kids in need in Marin County and other Northern California cities…


FUNDRAISER, FOOD AND PHOTOS

The COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings have reshaped the annual Relay for Life into a drive-through Luminaria Ceremony on July 25, 9-10:30 p.m., at the Olive Elementary School parking lot, 629 Plum St., Novato. Relay…


NONPROFITS RALLY SUPPORT

In response to an act of public harassment against one of its transgender clients, The Spahr Center held a rally on June 25 in downtown Fairfax to call for justice and equality for Marin’s LGBTQ+…


GALA, GIVING, GRANT

Legal Aid of Marin held its virtual fundraiser, “Jam for Justice,” on  June 18, raising more than $130,000 for services that support the County’s most vulnerable residents. Since shelter in place orders started, Legal Aid…


DONUT DAY!

A SWEET TRADITION: In 1938, the Salvation Army created National Donut Day to honor the Salvation Army officers who served doughnuts to U.S. troops during World War I. The doughnut continues to be a symbol…


FLING, FORWORDS, FACE MASKS

In place of its annual Spring event, the Floral Fling, Marin Charitable moved the event online and presented the “Virtual Spring Fling” on May 27 to raise funds to provide grants to organizations that offer…


OUTSTANDING ATHLETES HONORED

Marin Athletic Foundation provides support for student athletes and their school athletic programs. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Eva & Mario Ghilotti Outstanding Student-Athlete Awards Banquet was postponed but a county-wide recognition of the 24…


SUPPORT AND GRATITUDE

Marin Villages helps older adults stay active, connected and independent in the place they call home. Volunteers are offering grocery runs, prescription pickups, companionship calls and rides to medical appointments for this vulnerable population during…


NONPROFITS PIVOT DURING SIP

Beyond Differences celebrated 10 years of inspiring students to end social isolation and make middle schools more welcoming for every student with its virtual gala, “Now More Than Ever,” on May 15. Approximately 200 guests  joined…


SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

The Rotary Club of Ignacio awarded $25,000 to North Marin Community Services to assist the local agency in its effort to feed and house those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Marin County. The…