Each Tuesday we are thrilled to donate 10% to local groups working to support our community. For more information, or to nominate a group, please contact email@example.com.
December 1st – NTSAD
The National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD) is one of the oldest patient advocacy groups in the country. They focus on funding research, supporting over 500 families and individuals worldwide, and raising awareness to prevent disease. Today, NTSAD is recognized as a leading non-profit patient group with a demonstrated commitment to service, science and support. NTSAD gives help and hope to thousands of individuals and families from many backgrounds and ethnicities who have been or are affected by Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related genetic diseases all over the world. Find out more at http://www.ntsad.org.
December 8th – Free the Children
The Free the Children clubs are in the San Anselmo and Fairfax schools of Wade Thomas Elementary (where we started) and now White Hill Middle School and just starting at Manor Elementary School. The club is about kids doing good for others – both locally and globally. Last year, the Free the Children club raised $11,000 to fund the building of a school in Ghana. This year, the three combined clubs have a goal of raising $20,000 to fund clean water wells in Ecuador. So far the kids have raised more than $2500 and have big plans in particular a Walk for Water in March which we expect will be our biggest fundraiser. In addition to this global activity, the club has monthly field trips to the food bank, they will be cooking for the homeless three different times, they will be volunteering at the human society, helping Spanish speaking parents learn English by babysitting the children during lessons, and so much more.
December 15th – Mill Valley Philharmonic
Mill Valley Philharmonic’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our communities by offering free orchestral programs, from masterworks to world premieres, to people of all ages and means. As an organization, they believe that music is a vital part of individual and community life. Whether participating as a player or as a listener, music engages our imaginative powers, awakens our aesthetic sensibilities, and inspires our creative expression. Experiencing music as a community unites our spirits and voices. Visit them at http://millvalleyphilharmonic.org.
December 22nd – DogShack
The Dog Shack is a West Marin based dog rescue group that finds loving homes for dogs on death row in over-crowded kill shelters. They strive to provide emergency, temporary, and permanent caring homes in order to avoid euthanasia and give these loving animals a second chance at life. Check them out at www.dogshack.org.