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.


50th Holiday Share & Toy Drive

Our Holiday Share & Toy Drive has brought the magic of the holidays to families facing financial hardship in North Marin for 50 years. Participate in this heart-warming community event by purchasing gifts from a child’s wish list, signing up to volunteer, or contacting us about being a Holiday Share corporate sponsor.
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Latino Business Leadership Award

Isaura Resendiz, our Intensive Care Coordination Manager, is a recipient of North Bay Business Journal’s 2022 Latino Business Leadership Award. Isaura oversees our Amigos de la Familia, School Works Initiative, and Thriving Families Initiative programs. She is an expert at building trust, connecting families to human services and resources, and fostering relationships with colleagues and partner organizations. In her 23 years at NMCS, she has provided case management services to over 2,500 local families.
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NMCS Named One of North Bay’s Best Places to Work

We were named one of the North Bay’s Best Places to Work for the second year in a row! We are grateful for our team of 65 experienced and dedicated staff who help us create an inclusive and diverse workplace.
See the full list here

Novato extends eviction ban

In an act that will reduce homelessness and protect low-income and minority residents, the City of Novato extended its eviction moratorium for those experiencing hardship due to Covid-19 until Sept 30, 2022.
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Marin Voice: State-funded Novato High program helps ID mental health support needs

In this Marin Voice commentary, NMCS Wellness Care Navigator Christina Tejada and Peer Health Promoter Jessica Mendieta talk about the importance of culturally and linguistically appropriate wellness services at high school campuses.
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Women of Vision

CEO Cheryl Paddack was honored by Soroptimist International of Novato as a Woman of Vision in April.
Read about the 11 honorees

“Struggling to Survive”

Inflation is making it challenging for families to make ends meet. This Marin IJ article highlights the impacts of NMCS’ weekly Tuesday food pantry.
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Marin IJ Highlights NMCS’ 50 Years of Service

"When Jessica Real moved from Mexico to Marin, she was pregnant and living on one income. Then she and her husband were offered a lifeline -- help with rent and 'everything' for their apartment, from furniture to cooking utensils." Thank you to the Marin Independent Journal for lifting up our mission of service to families such as Jessica's. We are honored to deliver our services every day and walk alongside people in our community.
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NMCS 50 Years Together

Equitable Pandemic Recovery Strategies Report

We are pleased to release our report and call to action on Equitable Pandemic Recovery Strategies for Marin County. This report is the result of a first-of-its-kind partnership between four front-line community-based organizations in Marin: Canal Alliance, Community Action Marin, Legal Aid of Marin, and North Marin Community Services. Now is the time to chart a long-term strategy to ensure that all Marin County residents move forward from this pandemic stronger and more resilient.
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NMCS honored with two Heart of Marin awards

NMCS was honored to be chosen for Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence at the 29th annual CVNL Heart of Marin awards, which recognizes the achievements and contributions of many of our community's nonprofits and volunteers. Additionally, NMCS Peer Health Promoter volunteer, Lizbeth Mendieta-Alvarado, received a Youth Volunteer of the Year Award! Congratulations to all those nominated and recognized.
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Holiday Share Makes 468 Wishes Come True!

We’re deeply grateful to our generous and caring community for helping 468 children’s holiday wishes come true at our 49th annual Holiday Share event. It was a record breaking year for us – 226 low-income families were served on Saturday, December 18, 2021.
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Thriller Thursday a Success!

We raised over $219,000 at our virtual Thriller Thursday event! We are incredibly grateful to our generous community of supporters. Because of you, more local people will have access to mental health care and case management services! Special thank you to our corporate sponsors and Leadership Circle donors for kicking off the event, Senator Mike McGuire for hosting our live fund-a-need and to the amazing production team at Desire2Inspire.
Watch a Recording of the Event