Above & Beyond

We’re inspired by the young animal lovers in our community!

Whether it’s donating the day’s take from a lemonade stand, DIY projects for the animals, hand-making toys for shelter kitties, or choosing Marin Humane for their school community service hours, we’re grateful to these young animal advocates and applaud their generosity on behalf of the animals. Take a look at who’s made valuable contributions to Marin Humane.

If you’re a student and would like to do a special project that benefits the shelter animals, please contact our Humane Education Coordinator by email at education@marinhumane.org or call 415.506.6288. We can guide you to a project that will benefit the animals and if you need community service hours how your work translates into hours.

You can collect items from our Wish List, coordinate a pet food drive for our Pet Care Assistance program, or organize a fundraising event (bake sale, car wash, lemonade stand) and donate the proceeds to Marin Humane. Another idea is to ask that in lieu of gifts for your birthday or holiday, donations be made to the animals in your honor!


Birthday donation!

Categories: Compassion In Action
Alanna asked for donations for the shelter animals in lieu of birthday presents. She celebrated celebrated her birthday here through our Humane Education department. Thank you, Alanna – you’re awesome!

Birthday donation!

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Eight-year-old Scarlett brought in these donated items she collected at her recent birthday party in lieu of gifts. Scarlett and her older brother Nate have done this several times before and we greatly appreciate their generosity!

Dinner box donation!

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Grant and his brother Gunnar passed around a donation box at their family’s Hanukkah dinner, saying that they wanted to help a dog and a kitty. They came in with their grandmother to make their donation. You guys are awesome! The shelter dogs and cats thank you!

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies!

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Ian held a bake sale featuring chocolate chip cookies that he made, and raised $72! Not only is he donating the money to the shelter, but his church, the Nativity Church in San Rafael, is going to match his donation! The animals thank you, Ian!

Paintings for the animals!

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Francesca made paintings to sell at a fair and decided to donate the $30 she earned to the shelter. The animals thank you for your generous donation!