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Friends of the Marina Library

Mission

“To build a vibrant association of volunteers and supporters dedicated to the Marina Library, to foster community participation, create activities and programs and provide financial support for the library services, materials and facilities.”

The Big Idea

Friends of the Marina Library builds a happier community by investing in the essential services offered by the Marina branch of Monterey County Free Libraries. Marina is the eighth most diverse city in California, which makes programs like Dads Read, this nonprofit’s Big Idea, so important. Dads Read invites fathers of diverse backgrounds to read aloud stories of cultural or personal significance to a group of children in an outdoor block party setting. Donations through MCGives! will refresh this program with new books and toys, making it into a recurring monthly event.

"As a young volunteer, its nice to see kids having a role model that looks like them reading stories. Kids get to hear from fathers- some might not even have one around - but it makes everyone grateful for that time!"

- Chloe Allison

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.