Contribute to a Good Cause

Throughout 2015, NRMLA has been focusing on the theme of “Helping More People.” As a demonstration of this effort, member companies who are sponsors of this year’s Annual Meeting & Expo have organized a charitable event on Monday, November 16, to raise awareness and money for the Curry Senior Center, a non-profit organization serving homeless and low-income seniors in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.

The Art of Thankful Giving Reception & Benefit will take place at the Terra Gallery from 7 pm to 10 pm immediately following NRMLA’s opening reception. There will be a silent auction to help raise funds, or attendees can donate separately. Attendees should respond to the RSVP notice emailed on September 30 to guaranty a spot at the event.

If you can’t attend the Annual Meeting & Expo, NRMLA would appreciate your support for the Curry Senior Center by making a $25 donation today. The money we raise will fund CSC’s distribution of Thanksgiving bags to its clients. Our goal is to fill 350 bags with non-perishable food items and word-search puzzle booklets.

Started in the 1970s, CSC offers essential social services, such as free meals, free housing, and free health clinic, and more than 40 different community programs and classes for a very diverse group of people. The bilingual staff speaks nine different languages, including Cantonese, Lao and Mandarin.

CSC serves 350 people breakfast and lunch 365 days a year. There are 16 rooms available for very low-income seniors who otherwise would be homeless. There is a waiting list to get a room, but once someone is assigned a room, they can stay there for as long as they wish.

NRMLA is also looking for volunteers to serve breakfast and lunch, or stuff Thanksgiving bags, at CSC on Sunday, November 15. Select from the following shifts:

  • Shift A: 7:00 am to 9:30 am
  • Shift B: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Shift C: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

You can sign up to volunteer when registering for the Annual Meeting & Expo. If you are already registered and would like to volunteer, please contact Darryl Hicks, at