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.

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.

We can best support your facility's residents when we work together to identify residents who would benefit from a LITA Volunteer.

LITA MARIN, 4340 Redwood Highway, Suite 101, San Rafael, CA 94903      PHONE: 415-472-5482,  FAX 415-472-4965

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.

Mission Statement
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



Autodesk Team: Sheila, Jennifer, Jill

Jennifer and Debra in a sea of
gifts from Autodesk

Ditter from The Rafael with a full van of gifts from Autodesk

Bobbie Bukszar, Rolling Hills

Maria Jose, Novato Health Care 

Bobbie loading gifts in the car for delivery to Novato Health Care


This year we had several organizations who volunteered to collect gifts for our most in-need facilities.  We extend a huge THANK YOU to the following:

  • Jennifer Negri led the team for Autodesk.  They collected over 100 gifts for The Rafael Care Center in San Rafael.  

  • Bobbie Bukszar, the 2016 LITA Angel Award Winner, coordinated the collection of over 100 gifts from the Rolling Hills Club members for Novato Healthcare.

  • Sandy Danioth-Jones, Ross Valley Rotary collected 25 gifts for Bello Gardens in San Anselmo.

  • Nhat Johnson enlisted her community of friends and collected  20 gifts for the residents of Pine Ridge Care Center in San Rafael.  Nhat also had hand-made cards made by a 3rd grade class at Wade Thomas School for our residents.  Thank you Nhat!

  • With the donations received from the community, LITA was able to fulfill the wish list of the Terra Linda Christian Homes and Marin Terrace.

  • In addition, LITA received many hand-made cards from local schools.  We've received many calls from residents thanking us for not only the gifts they received, but also for the lovely cards.  Thank you to Lisa Vacarro, Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Cathy Sedlock, Mark Day School, and Jennifer Rice on behalf on the National Charity League.