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Adopt A Family of Marin
November 30, 2010

This review is for the food and shelter campaign. I have been affiliated with Adopt a Family through the Ross Valley Women's League for the last 10 years. The difference they have made in our community is tremendous. This small, in staff , organization , works tirelessly to make major things happen in the lives of Marin families in crisis. They work to give these families a "hand up" not a "hand out" in times of need so that they can rebuild their lives. Whether it be help in learning a new job skill, going back to school, recovering from an illness or injury, helping with a car repair or gifts for kids at Christmas, Adopt A Family does an extraordinary job in acting as a safety net so that people can rebuild their lives with self respect. I have interacted with many of the Adopt a Family recipients and they have all expressed that Adopt A Family gave them their dignity back and the drive to move out of whatever difficulty they had been experiencing at the time.They also said there wasn't another place like it in Marin. There is that expression," there but for the grace of God " , and I have never seen it at work more clearly then through my time volunteering at Adopt A Family. I am not sure whether Adopt a Family helps those on the receiving end more or those who give to this organization. As a donor and a supporter, I have been the beneficiary. I will continue to support this organization and also want to say how much growth i have seen in the organization over the last 10 years. And I am certain under the caring and intelligent leadership of Pamela Meyer this organization will continue to be a beacon to those in need in Marin.

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Want to see it grow so that it could assist all families in need in Marin and beyond.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & volunteer and fund raise.