Programs and Volunteering
LITA's volunteers bring love, laughter and ongoing friendship to residents of long-term care facilities, many of whom have no other visitors.
We can best support your facility's residents when we work together to identify residents who would benefit from a LITA Volunteer.
Who We Are
Since 1975, LITA Marin has provided friendship and support to the elderly of Marin County, California. As a nonprofit, we have more than 300 volunteers of every age that bring a tender heart and a listening ear to long-term care facility residents. LITA establishes friendships for someone who may be alone or does not receive regular visitors.
The mission of LITA is to improve the quality of life for persons living in skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities, and retirement residences throughout Marin County by providing volunteer visitors. LITA promotes friendships that lessen isolation and loneliness, and increase public awareness of the needs of residents of long-term care facilities.
California Volunteers Service Enterprise
In 2013, LITA was named a California Volunteers Service Enterprise (CVSE). A Service Enterprise is an organization that leverages volunteers and their skills across all leadership levels, and in all departments, to successfully deliver on the social mission of the organization. While nonprofits continue to face an environment of doing more with less, the most successful organizations excel in volunteer engagement practices that lead to greater organizational capacity and community impact.
Our Volunteers Visit Elderly Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
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LITA MARIN, 4340 Redwood Highway, Suite 101, San Rafael, CA 94903 PHONE: 415-472-5482, FAX 415-472-4965
2017 LITA HOLIDAY GIFTS TO THE RESIDENTS OF
MARIN'S LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
Each year, LITA, with the help of our community, collects new clothing for the residents of Marin's long-term care facilities who would otherwise not receive a gift during the holiday season. Over 400 gifts were collected this year and wrapped by volunteers and distributed to our most in-need facilities.
We give special thanks to the following organizations who organized gift drives:
Jill Weston and her team at Autodesk
Bobbie Bukszar and Rolling Hills Club Members
Lori O'Donnell and the HR Team at BioMarin
Sandy Jones and Ross Valley Rotary
Dana Ducharme, Bradley Real Estate
Your contribution will go a long way towards helping LITA recruit, match and orient volunteer friends with isolated elderly and disabled residents of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and board and care homes. Thank you for your care and concern.