Out on the town this July? Here are some of the most fun and fabulous local galas, fundraisers, celebrations and other events to see and be seen at this month around Marin County.
July through Mid-August Ritter Center Hands Out Backpacks to Schoolkids
Every summer before school starts, Ritter Center gives students backpacks filled with essential school supplies and a $100 gift card for new school apparel. Ritter Center is dedicated to assisting people living in poverty and/or experiencing homelessness in Marin County, and providing school supplies can hugely impact families while prices continue to rise. Photos courtesy of Ritter Center.
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) presents its gala benefit concert, Help Is on the Way XXVII: Broadway & Beyond, followed by a VIP afterparty. You can bet that it will be a star-studded main affair with Broadway performers and sensational vocalists. Last year’s event featured recording artist Debby Holiday paying tribute to the late Tina Turner, with the evening raising $50,000 to benefit Project Open Hand and REAF’s Small Emergency Grants Program.
Give Back When You Go Out: Volunteer
Looking for more ways to give back to our community by volunteering your time? Here’s a list of Marin County nonprofits supporting a variety of causes — ranging from helping our most vulnerable residents to keeping our environment healthy — where your assistance can really make a difference.