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Sensitive Santa 2022 Kicks Off the Holiday Season!

Wow, we are still reeling over here about our Santa Event this weekend. What a fun way for our community to connect and kick off the holiday season. We could not do any of this without our community partners, sponsors, and volunteers. Thank you!!

We were able to raise over $9,000 for Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center!

Sensitive Santa 2022 sponsors

Marin Center for Independent LivingHennessy FundsSouthern Marin Mothers’ ClubSpectrum Surf CampProject Awareness and Special SportsCaulbridge SchoolThe Connected Parent

Colleen Julie and Ana at event with Sponsor sign
Colleen, Julie, and Ana at Sensitive Santa event.

We are so grateful to our Board President, Colleen Arnold, for her leadership, enthusiasm, creativity, and perseverance. Her tireless efforts made this event a huge success and put the FUN in FUNdraiser. Our Program Director, Julie Feliz, along with Parent Advisors, Hill Pashalides and Dulce Santos, and Ana Acosta, Manager of Bilingual Parent Services, all volunteered their time and energy. Office and Resource Manager, Gloria Ochoa, volunteered with two of her granddaughters! Thank you to all who helped out. Most importantly, we want to thank all who attended and made Sensitive Santa 2022 a success.

Matrix volunteers at table
Our fantastic Matrix team: Hill, Dulce, Gloria, Julie, Ana

We showed real resilience and flexibility this year with a change in location, last minute Santa change, as well as the RAIN. However, the smiles on our kids’ faces when they met Santa, the amazing gifts we were able to hand out, and the organizational and individual connections that were made, made all the difference.

Santa talking with little girl
Santa talking with a little girl at Sensitive Santa Event
kids playing on swing at Sensitive Santa event
Our youngest Matrix volunteers playing on a swing
kids pointing to sightings of Sensitive Santa
Children charting Santa’s journey
children looking at toys at Sensitive Santa event
Children checking out the bountiful gifts
Hill Julie and Ana at event
Hill, Julie and Ana at Sensitive Santa sign up table
Yount teen talking with Santa's elf
A young teen chatting with Santa’s elf
child with dog
Even service dogs showed up to say hello to the kiddos