News & Events

We invite our caring community of donors, including corporations, service clubs and foundations to support one or both of our annual events that build and strengthen our community.


“Like Father, Like Daughter”

Our CEO, Cheryl Paddack, is featured in NorthBay Biz magazine. The story explores how the values Cheryl learned from her father guide the impactful work she does in our community. 
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Congratulations Graduates!

We celebrated three hard-working and successful Thriving Family Initiative (TFI) graduates on May 19, 2021. Our TFI program currently has 20 people enrolled (maximum capacity). This impactful and life-changing program is supported by donors.
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NMCS Recognized in Proclamation

North Marin Community Services was recognized by the City of Novato in a proclamation signed by the mayor.
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Food Pantry Recognition

Our CEO Cheryl Paddack was photographed with outgoing and incoming presidents of the Rotary Club of Novato at our weekly Tuesday food pantry. Thank you to the local Rotary Clubs for your generous $15,000 donation!


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Thriller Thursday

Thriller Thursday is October 21, 2021! More information coming soon.  Thank you to our amazing 2020 supporters who donated $221,000 to provide essential support to families in our community, including emergency food & rent, education & remote learning, and mental health services. We are grateful for your generosity and caring hearts!
View a recording of our live 2020 event

Holiday Share Volunteering

This treasured program serves families facing financial hardship during the holiday season. Stay tuned for information about volunteering at the 2021 Holiday Share event.

Holiday Share Toy Drive

Thank you to everyone who helped us serve 200 families in need in 2020! Stay tuned for information about this year's Holiday Share.