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The Marin Humane Society offers refuge, rehabilitation, and support services to more than 10,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year through a myriad of community services, including adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people in need, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost clinics, and more. We are a local, independent organization and are not a chapter or affiliate of any national organization. Your support of The Marin Humane Society directly helps animals in your community. 

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Enriching Lives through Music sparks passion and community engagement through a deep connection to music. ELM enriches the lives of over 120 students from the largely Latino immigrant Canal neighborhood of San Rafael, California through free and intensive music programs. Their students work with top-notch teachers, mentors, and musicians to progress from a tune on the recorder to a symphony, salsa or samba on a classical instrument. They invite you to share the joy, hard work, and wonder of seeding and nurturing a lifelong love of music.

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Marin City Health & Wellness Center provides services from San Rafael to San Francisco. Founded to provide affordable and accessible health care services to residents of public housing, they are uniquely located in the communities where their clients live.

Services include:

  • State-of-the-art medical and dental care
  • Natural birth center
  • Behavioral and mental health programs
  • Healthy lifestyle programs for all ages
  • Youth leadership programs for teen boys (The Defenders) and teen girls (Girl Power)
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Beyond Differences empowers students to end social isolation in middle school through online and campus programs.

Three unique things about Beyond Differences:

  • They are a student-led organization.
  • They are the only organization singularly focused on ending social isolation.
  • They grew out of the experience of a child. Lili Rachel Smith—the heart and guiding light of Beyond Differences—went through the pain of social isolation. They created Beyond Differences in Lili’s honor and memory.

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The Ceres Community Project creates health for people, communities and the planet through love, healing food and empowering the next generation.
Key facets of their approach include:

  • Supporting individuals dealing with serious illness with free, delivered and nutrient-rich prepared meals, nutrition education, and a community of caring.
  • Involving young people as volunteer gardeners and chefs, giving them direct, hands-on experience of the difference that fresh, healthy foods and community make, and of their own capacity to contribute.
  • Educating the broader community, including health professionals, about the connection between fresh, healthy food, strong social networks, healing and wellness.
  • Connecting people of all ages and from all walks of life to one another, and to their value as an integral part of the community.

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