Our Holiday Share Toy & Drive has brought the magic of the holidays to vulnerable children and families in North Marin for more than 50 years. This treasured program serves families facing financial hardship during the holidays.
Join us in making holiday magic for over 400 children at our 51st annual Holiday Share! This program is made possible by generous community members like you.
- Gifts from a child’s wish list
- Target gift cards at $25 or $50 values for teens
- Cuddly medium/large stuffed animals
- Please note: all gifts should be new, unwrapped, and in their original packaging.
We will be collecting gifts at our 680 Wilson Ave. Center on the following days:
- Friday, December 8: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Saturday, December 9: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
- Monday, December 11: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Tuesday, December 12: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gift cards can also be mailed to North Marin Community Services, Attn: Holiday Share, 680 Wilson Ave, Novato, CA 94947.
Volunteers are needed December 8-16. Sign up here.
Thank you to our 2023 Holiday Share sponsor Sutter Health! Community and business partners include Calvary Nursery School, DefensePro, First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, Greg Beyer Insurance, Life Science Cares, Nielsen Merksamer, Novato Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Novato Fire District, Novato Fire Foundation, Novato Unified School District, Radiant Logic, Redwood Credit Union, Rotary Club of Ignacio, Rotary Club of Novato, The Book Place, and The Women’s Club of Marin.
We thank you for lifting up those in need and spreading joy throughout our community!
Our 50th annual Holiday Share took place on Saturday, December 17, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we were able to distribute toys and gifts to 474 youth, making holiday wishes come true for 216 families!
We make a difference to hundreds of children every year. For example, one client, a single mom with a four-year-old son on a very limited income sought our help because she simply could not afford a Christmas gift for her son. She was distraught about disappointing him. We immediately enrolled her family in our annual Holiday Share Program, and her little boy received toys as well as a surprise new bike and helmet! The look of pure joy on his face while riding his first bike was priceless. Grateful mom gushed, “My son loves his bike and rides it every day. He is a lot more active now.”