Guide Dogs for the Blind Raises Over $400,000 with International Support

Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Virtual Holiday Celebration helped raise funds for its life-changing mission that empowers lives by creating exceptional partnerships between people who are visually impaired and highly qualified guide dogs. Over 2,500 Guide Dogs for the Blind supporters across the globe registered for the event held on December 6, 2020. There was a virtual red carpet that featured a special appearance by actor Noah Wyle followed by inspiring stories of guide dog teams from across North America. The event was hosted by Emmy Award-winning radio and TV personality Liam Mayclem and Theresa Stern, VP of Outreach, Admissions and Alumni Services, and her guide dog Wills. Suburban Auto Group was the presenting sponsor. Visit their website to learn how you can contribute to their ongoing efforts and initiatives.

Dedication for Special Education Car Raffle Generates $$72,500  for Special Education Programs in Marin County

Funding programs that help all special needs children in Marin reach their educational potential.

Dedication to Special Education is the volunteer parent group that raises funds for special education programs in Marin County. The drawing for their 16th annual Car Raffle Benefit, in partnership with Toyota Marin, was held virtually on February 6, 2021. Toyota Marin, a Price Family Dealership, completely donated the prize, a 2021 Hybrid Toyota RAV4. Each raffle ticket cost $25 and the event ended up generating $72,500. All proceeds fund grants for special educators, where resources are placed directly into public classrooms all over Marin County as well as the Technology Resource of Marin, a special education school in San Rafael. Although the event is over, they graciously accept donations year round. Visit their website to learn how you can contribute to their mission.

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