Giving Marin

Volunteers at work


BOWL, SPARKLE, GO WILD

Cedars’ annual “Shake, Rattle and Bowl” fundraiser on Aug. 22 was presented virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. The organization set a goal of raising $35,000 but ended up bringing in almost $51,000 from more than…


HEALING POWER OF HORSES

Giving Marin Community Partnership, a major initiative of the business community and Marin Independent Journal, offers local nonprofit organizations assistance with marketing through sponsored ads in the newspaper and online, along with exposure via social…


ROCKING ART, READING BOOST

“Marin’s Rock Art Scene” documents Marin County as a center for the explosion of rock music in the late 1960s with local musicians, artists and music venues stepping into the spotlight. The exhibit at Marin…


SERVICES HERE, ABROAD

Youth volunteers bring smiles to residents when they help with food deliveries at Homeward Bound of Marin.  Pictured (above, bottom) are students from St. Patrick’s School who have supported King Street Senior Housing in Larkspur…


WHISTLESTOP AND WILDCARE

Whistlestop volunteers have created and delivered more than 6,400 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many more masks are needed. The volunteer team is continuing to make masks for staff and drivers, as Whistlestop creates…


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…


COVID-19 IMPACTS NONPROFITS

The SF-Marin Food Bank is still fully operational  during the COVID-19 health crisis and continues to distribute food to the most vulnerable people in the community.  The food bank is working with San Francisco and Marin school districts…


FUNDS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

In this time of expanded need, Whistlestop is continuing and expanding its home delivered meals service and other vital programs. In order to rapidly meet the changing needs of Marin’s vulnerable populations, a new fund…


VOLUNTEER TO HELP WILDLIFE

More than 400 volunteers help WildCare staff programs at its San Rafael center throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities include helping in the wildlife hospital, becoming a nature guide and assisting with educational programs. Volunteers also…