Giving Marin

Whistlestop

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…


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DELIVER MEALS TO HOMEBOUND SENIORS

Volunteers are needed to deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors in Marin on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. Volunteers must be at least 21, have a driver’s license and undergo a background check. For information about…


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WHISTLESTOP WELCOMES VOLUNTEERS

Whistlestop is currently looking for volunteers to be servers and cashiers at Jackson Cafe, brown bag pantry assistants, Meals on Wheels drivers, CarePool drivers, grocery shoppers and deliverers, bi-lingual computer teachers and watercolor teachers. To…


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WHISTLESTOP VOLUNTEER ESL TEACHERS NEEDED

Whistlestop is looking for volunteers to provide class assistance to ESL instructors who are helping older adults learn English. Assistants do not need to speak another language or have teaching credentials. Classes are every Monday…


NONPROFITS PROVIDE VITAL SERVICES

The Multicultural Center of Marin (MCM) is continuing its essential services during this health and economic crisis. MCM’s weekly food distribution is providing food for over 500 families every week, up from about 100 per week before…


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…


SWEET VALENTINE’S EVENTS

On Feb. 8, the Marin Valentine’s Ball celebrated its 24th year of supporting local organizations that serve vulnerable young people in the community. Proceeds from the ball benefited The Godmothers of St. Vincent’s School for Boys, North…


YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND ACTIVISM

On January 9, students, teachers, school principals and families from all over Marin gathered in Whistlestop’s Jackson Café to recognize the finalists of Whistlestop’s 2019 Holiday Card Contest. Elementary school students in grades K-5 were…


RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN THE NONPROFIT WORLD

The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) presented its 27th Annual Heart of Marin Awards on Jan. 9 at a luncheon at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael.  600 community leaders, volunteers,…


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HOLIDAY SHOPPING TO BENEFIT LOCAL NONPROFITS

Sudha’s Treasures 16th Annual Benefit Sale will run from Nov. 2-17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, at Corte Madera Town Center.  The sale includes a rare collection of jewelry, scarves and holiday gifts created by master craftspeople…