111, 2019

2019 Thanksgiving Turkeys

November 1st, 2019|

Ritter Center is collecting frozen turkeys through Monday, November 25th to distribute to less-fortunate Marin families for Thanksgiving. Turkeys can be dropped off at 16 Ritter St in San Rafael, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. If you don't have time to drop off a turkey, financial donations can also be made by clicking the link below. Please, help support our less fortunate neighbors during the holidays.   Donate Now

111, 2019

3rd Annual Concert Solving Homelessness in Marin County

November 1st, 2019|

Due to the tragic fires currently in Sonoma County, the Marin Civic Center has been activated as an evacuation center for families impacted by the Kincaid fire. The Marin Homeless Aid Concert scheduled for this Saturday, November 2, has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled for early next year. Our thoughts are with the families affected by the fires and we support those offering the immediate disaster relief that’s needed across the Bay Area at this time. Customers who have already purchased [...]

2210, 2019

2019 Family to Family Holiday Programs

October 22nd, 2019|

Ritter Center needs your help to provide holiday cheer to low income families and individuals in our community! Since 1987, generous donors like yourself have been matched with families, seniors and adults with disabilities in Marin who  may otherwise go without during the holiday season. How can you help??? By signing up to confidentially “adopt” one or more of these households By organizing a toy drive through your business, community group or place of worship By donating money or some of your [...]

1207, 2019

Ritter Center presents Women’s Day

July 12th, 2019|

DATE: Saturday, July 27th, 2019 TIME: From 10am-2pm WHERE: 16 Ritter Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Women’s health check ups Food, drinks and music Free raffle drawings; many chances to win! Zumba classes Hair, makeup, manicure and facial stations Clothing giveaway Trans and gender diverse people please join us! WANT TO VOLUNTEER? We are also looking for community volunteers to help us with hair, makeup, manicure and facial stations. Please contact Alexis at [email protected] or 415.457.8182 x 230 [...]

807, 2019

2019 Back to School Program

July 8th, 2019|

  Are you ready for some summer homework? Each year, your contributions help make our Back to School program a great success. Our goal is to send over 160 children in San Rafael back to school with all the tools they need to succeed and thrive academically. How can you help? There are a few ways for you to support our Back to School program: The following is a list of school supplies that can be donated for our Back to School program. You can drop them [...]

1102, 2019

KQED NEWS – Homeless Myths

February 11th, 2019|

Our Executive Director Mark Shotwell spoke to the KQED News team regarding Homeless Myths. Myth #1: They're not from around here Experts say this is one of the most common misconceptions about homelessness, and it is often paired with another idea, explained Mark Shotwell, executive director of the Ritter Center in Marin County. "I've worked in four Bay Area counties, and in all of the counties that I've worked in, the belief is that if you create certain kinds of services, it [...]

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