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COMMUNITY

We love our Bay Area home and our Mill Valley community. In fact, community sits at the forefront of our values. Within our Marin Optometry family, with all of you - and the community at large. That’s why we support many local social and cultural causes, including:

Dr. Jean Brennan:

• Mothers of Petaluma

• Sierra Cub

• Pt. Reyes National Seashore

• MA Aluma Association

• Supporter of Saint Vincent De Paul

Sharon Segal:

• Kiddo

• Mill Valley School Community

• Mill Valley Rotary Club

• Tam High Foundation

• Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

• Mill Valley Chamber Music Society

• Rally for the Cure and Spectrum

• Board of Directors: 10,000 Degrees

• Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce

And we both are members / supporters of Supporter of Saint Vincent De Paul.

In this years' Mill Valley Winter Guide - Sharon Segal was included in the "Profiles in Kindness." This initiative was to profile people who were nominated by others in the community for acts of kindness - to follow their lead and work within your own sphere of influence and be kind. We're honored she was recognized and feel fortunate to have her leadership. 

SERVICE

Bay Area and Mill Valley community

Sharon Segal, Marin Optometry

Sharon has been the chief optician at Marin Optometry on Throckmorton Ave. for 27 years, transforming the practice with a beautiful optical boutique and state-of-the-art laboratory, with a guiding principle to always exceed her client's expectations. 

But while those traits fall within the confines of Segal’s day job, her charitable efforts extend way beyond the confines of Marin Optometry, according to former Mill Valley Mayor Anne Solem, who says that Segal’s work to collect and contribute previously used eyeglasses to myriad charities makes her a community treasure. 

“Sharon has been such an important part of our community for so many years,” Solem says. “I’ve experienced her kindness both as a customer and from my time on the City Council and other civic involvements. And I love the fact that I can bring in our eyeglasses that we don’t need anymore and know that will end up with someone who really needs them.”

One such campaign occured in 2015, when Segal contributed dozens of used eyeglasses to Verde Valley School for a trip to distribute eyeglasses in Malawi, Africa, along with a dozen more new glasses that she created just for the cause. The school has now given out more than 14,000 glasses in Malawi, a country where more than 3 million people need glasses but don’t have access to them.

Segal’s also very involved with Saint Vincent DePaul, providing all optical needs pro bono to help serve their mission to break the cycles of homelessness and domestic violence and ease re-entry into society. She also serves as the vice chair of the board of 10,000 Degrees, which doles out scholarships to help students from low-income backgrounds in the North Bay get to and through college, and has contributed eyeglasses to hundreds over the years.

www.enjoymillvalley.com/kindness.html