“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.” - President Obama in his weekly address, Aug. 27, 2011
Featured Service Opportunities
Coastal Clean Up Day! THIS Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
See here for more details on where you and your family can participate throughout the Bay Area!
Local environmental organization (started by MCDS family!) needs YOUR help throughout September and October packing boxes for the winners of their "Project Green Challenge" contest. Contact ED Judi Shils for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
What's needed most is monetary donations to support the on-the-ground work of rebuilding and recovery. This link has some good information on how to be the most help.
Lots going on this weekend and every weekend with our friends at Marin County Parks and Recreation!
If you enjoy being outdoors, getting physical and meeting your neighbors, then take advantage of all of the volunteer opportunities that they provide. Perfect for families!
Check out their calendar for more information!
Donate baby carrriers for refugees in Greece!
"Carry the Future" is collecting soft structured baby carriers (such as Ergos and Baby Bjorns) to be shipped to Greece and fitted for parents making the trek from Syria and elsewhere in Europe with their children. More info can be found on where to send carriers here
Before you serve...
Having the proper motivation, context and tools are crucial to making your service experience a meaningful one for every member of your family and will go far in engendering goodwill among those in the broader community.
To answer questions such as "Why can't I just sit home and watch TV?" or "What difference does bagging rice make?" please read the information on the "Service 101" page!
"You learn, you earn, you return." -Unknown