STEP UP MARIN! Annual Fundraising Event
Please save the date for Community Action Marin’s annual fundraising event—STEP UP MARIN! —featuring live music, scrumptious food, and community connections as we champion our efforts to create racial and economic equity in Marin.
When: Friday, May 19, 2023, 5:30-8:00pm
Where: Maple Lawn Estate, San Rafael
Our annual fundraiser is a celebratory event, highlighting Community Action Marin’s shared vision for equity for all, the achievements of those we serve, and providing a welcoming space for members of the community to help advance our mission of well-being for all who call Marin home.
Community Action Marin makes it possible for people in Marin to achieve well-being by providing the education, mental health, and vital services they need. Together, we break down the barriers that get in the way of fair and lasting change in service to better outcomes for all. With the continued impact of the pandemic, we strive to meet the needs of community by preventing homelessness, ensuring healthy meals, educating preschoolers of essential workers, offering cash assistance, providing emotional support, and helping people to achieve well-being.
We are a community action agency dedicated to the fight against poverty. The array of services we provide promote racial and economic equity by addressing the real and varied needs of individuals and families who lack the income to be self-sufficient. Despite the fact that Marin County is one of the wealthiest counties in the U.S.; the realities for some here are no different than in far less affluent places. Getting by and getting ahead have become hard for many residents. For almost a third, just meeting basic needs means living paycheck to paycheck. With no savings to fall back on to fix a car, recuperate from illness or accidents, or find new housing or work, many are forced to make difficult choices—sometimes between putting food on the table for their families or paying rent.
Visit our website to learn more about Community Action Marin and how you can support our work. Also be sure to join our email list now to receive details about STEP UP MARIN! and to receive an email once tickets go on sale in early April. You won’t want to miss Featured Speaker, John Lam, Principal Dancer Boston Ballet and Former Community Action Marin Preschool Participant!
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CEO: Chandra Alexandre, Ph.D.
We make it possible for people to achieve wellbeing by providing the education, mental health, and vital services they need. Together, we break down the barriers that get in the way of fair and lasting change in service to better outcomes for all.
Begin to Build a Relationship
We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.
I’ve seen how Community Action Marin has strengthened advocacy to help keep people housed and safe during the pandemic. They have taken on challenges no one else could sustain through homeless outreach, mental health, and basic needs. As a neighbor in Marin, I’m so proud to stand with Chandra and Community Action Marin in the work of achieving AN EQUITABLE RECOVERY.”
Aid the Fight for Racial and Economic Justice
By giving to Community Action Marin, donors will make an equitable pandemic recovery possible.
•$250 gives preschool children a new learning garden with seeds and digging tools.
• $500 helps a teacher get a professional training and wellness day.
•$1,000 ensures that safety net services get to the hardest-to-reach people.
•$5,000 supports civic engagement and advocacy efforts for racial justice.
Give to the Step Up Community Fund and see your dollars help people and change lives!
OVER $1 MILLION DONORS:
California Department of Education
County of Marin
U.S Department of Health and Human Services (including Head Start/Early Head Start)
$100,000 TO $999,999 DONORS:
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund
Marin Community Foundation
United Way Bay Area
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Nicolette Van Exel