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Help Marin's Sparkle Foundation Shine This Holiday Season!

Sparkle Foundation gift recipients

Marin's Sparkle Foundation is a local non-profit that helps make the lives of women and children throughout the Bay Area better. Each holiday season the Sparkle Foundation solicits nominations for women and their families who could use a little extra sparkle at this time of year. Last year 50 families received gifts and goods to make their holidays sparkle a bit brighter than usual. Sparkle looks for single mothers who, despite their circumstances, keep hustling, keep smiling, and, many times think only of everyone else.

In 2019, Sparkle will be making the holidays extra special for over 60 families in three major metropolitan areas—the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and Ventura County, and Sacramento. If you'd like to help out, you can join Sparkle and shop for a family in need. The wish lists for these families went live November 7 and can be found on their website. All gifts should be delivered to a Sparkle locations by Sunday, December 1. Gifts will be sorted on December 13 and wrapped/delivered on December 14. Volunteers are also needed to sort and wrap gifts; you can sign up to volunteer on their website.

Sparkle gift wrapping

Sparkle is different from some of the other non-profits out there, being completely volunteer-driven—100% of donations go directly to women and children in need.

The Sparkle Foundation, Inc. was founded by Novato resident Samantha Tradelius, who was disenchanted with the many traditional charities who spent much of their donations on overhead and other expenses. She assembled a team of family and friends and set out to fulfill the Christmas wishes of families in need. From the beginning, it's always been 100% volunteer-run with 100% of donations going to those in need.

To learn more about the Sparkle Foundation and to find out how you can donate or volunteer, visit www.sparklenow.org.

Photos: The Sparkle Foundation, Inc.