Fundraisers For Local Nonprofits For Children

Fundraisers are a great way to support a local school or nonprofit. Whether you are bidding on auction items or attending a fancy gala; fundraisers are not only a vital way to help a worthy cause thrive but also bid on local items generously donated by the people and businesses in our incredibly supportive community.

If you are interested in your school or nonprofit servicing the children of the Bay Area to be included please contact me.

Into the Woods Spring Auction & Fête
Saturday, April 23, 7pm
American Legion Post 313, Larkspur
The Children's Cottage, Novato

There will be silent and live auctions, dinner by the bite, and cash, wine and vacation raffles - all for the great cause of supporting The Cottage and building a new playground.

Event tickets are $35 each; they can be purchased online or by emailing

Don't forget to check out the online auction running April 16-April 30.

Walk for Water
Sunday, April 24, 8am
Wade Thomas Soccer Field, 150 Ross Ave, San Anselmo
Children Helping Children - Come Walk With Us!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful event put on by the Ross Valley Free The Children Club (families from Brookside, Manor, Wade Thomas and White Hill)! Kids (and entire families) from all over Ross Valley will be hiking up Bald Hill together to raise money to bring clean water to the children of Ecuador!

This community-wide event is completely driven and orchestrated by the children of the Free The Children Club. They are motivated and excited but they can’t do it alone - they need your help! JOIN US for this fun walk which will culminate in a party at the Wade Thomas soccer field including music, awesome raffle, refreshments/snacks and a big celebration of our kids accomplishment

Ways to get involved:

👟 Walk
💵 Donate or Fundraise
👫 Like the Facebook page
🙏 Become a partner

Online fundraising auction Apr 26, thru May 5. 

Mill Valley Nursery School
Sunday, April 30, 8pm
Seeger/Gray Gallery, Mill Valley

Garden Faire
Sunday, May 1, 12-4pm
Edna Maguire Elementary School, Mill Valley

Featuring a Maypole dance, Garden fairies, crafts and games, such as fairy house building, creating potions, wreath making, hunting for golden eggs, nibbling on donut trees and bobbing for apples. Other activities will include face painting, hair extensions, and henna tattoos. DJ Jason will fill the garden with toe-tapping music while an array of eateries will serve up fresh, delicious local food. Join in the pie-eating contest or enter the Edna Maguire Bake-Off. Contact Coleen for more information.

100% of the proceeds go to the Mill Valley Children’s Garden. For festival information, call 415-389-7733 or visit

Community May Day Celebration
Saturday May 7, 11am-2pm
Kent Middle School

Vintage Games, Maypole Dancing, Kent Jazz Band, picnics and Food vendors, Kentfield Fire Department, Historical Displays, Slide shows, Vintage Maypole Video,  Student displays of history and art projects and more!

Plant Sale and Celebration
Saturday May 7, 9am-3pm
Edible Schoolyard Berkeley

Join us for a fun day in the garden – delicious, locally-made food, a beer garden, spirited music, student-guided tours, face paint, a petting zoo, exciting raffle prizes, and, of course, plants! Get your garden off to a strong start with tomatoes, vegetables, fruit trees and berries, herbs, perennials, annual flowers, and more. Plenty of gardening advice for novices and experts alike. The plant sale has become a beloved community event, with activities for kids as well as adults. Join us for an hour or the whole day! For more information contact Kala Cuerington.

KIK Carnivale
Friday May 13
Peacock Gap Golf Club, San Rafael

Merengue by day, Chica Chica Boom Chica by night with musical guests Wonder Bread 5.

Benefiting Kentfield Schools.

Celebrate the Night in White
Saturday, May 14
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael

SPARK Spring Spotlight is right around the corner! Tickets are available online now – and here’s the full 411 on all you need to know about this fantastic event

Family Gala 2016: Make + Believe
Saturday, May 21
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito

Join the Bay Area Discovery Museum in celebrating our 25th anniversary year at our first Family Gala on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm. The evening will be filled with fun for kids of all ages, and adults that never grow up! See the Museum transformed with special performances, dancing, activities, and food & drinks.

A Night in Old Havana! 
Saturday, May 21, 5:30-11pm
Blackies Pasture, Tiburon 

Come enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of old Havana on Sat, May 21, 2016 in the Tent at Blackie's Pasture 6:00 pm. Start the night off bidding on fabulous silent auction items and sign up for fabulous parties. Bid, Bid, Bid on amazing Live auction items. (Look for previews on the whole auction catalog soon.) Then experience the tastes of Havana as you dance the night away. A wonderful way to have fun with friends and raise money for our schools. For more information contact Alisa Golson or Rebecca Kayaks-Wolff.


2016 Storybook Ball, Charlotte's Country Fair
Sunday, May 22, 2:30pm Pre-Event, 3-6pm
Mill Valley Community Center
Tickets go on sale April 18 and sponsorships are available now.

The theme for this year’s event is based on Charlotte’s Web, the classic children’s book by E. B. White. Children up to age 10 and their parents will spend a fun-filled afternoon at the Mill Valley Community Center, which will be transformed into an old-fashioned county fair, complete with games, music, dance and craft activities. Attendees will also be treated to delicious local food with beer and wine for the adults. The 2016 Storybook Ball will also feature a silent auction and every child will go home with a special treat. Tickets are $50 each. Children under the age of three can join the fun for free.

Pixie Park Spring Fair
Sunday, May 15, 10am-2pm
Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross

Fun-filled day has delighted children for decades and has become a much anticipated tradition for many Bay Area families. The Spring Fair features games, musical entertainment, jumpy house and petting zoo for young children. Admission is free. Games, rides and food require purchased tickets.



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