Community & World Support
Supporting local, national and international organizations is a great way
to give back to not only our local community but also help those in need
throughout the world. Because it is not always possible to volunteer time
to these various organizations that span the globe, supporting in other
ways allows us to be active in the efforts to help support & educate
not only men women and children, but also to preserve wildlife and restore
the balance of nature. Please take a minute to read the overview of each
organization and learn more through the links provided.
Claremont Museum of Art
The Claremont Museum of Art continues its mission to promote the arts in
Claremont without walls. Read the fascinating history of The Claremont
Museum of Art and become part of history in the newly founded cause to
support this regional museum. Known internationally, the museum holds
numerous events, family art projects and exhibitions at various locations
throughout the year.
Foothill Country Day School
Nestled in Claremont, CA, Foothill Country Day School offers its K-8 students
distinctive education that features a rigorous academic curriculum, a
nurturing community of faculty and families and a commitment to the development
of the whole child. Opened in 1954, FCDS has maintained its traditions
and values and has excelled in areas which give students the edge needed
to compete successfully in life.
Griffith Observatory's unique architecture and setting, compelling
programmatic offerings, and cinematic exposure have made it one of the
most famous and visited landmarks in southern California. Tens of millions
have come to walk the inside of the building, view the live planetarium
shows, or simply gaze out towards the coast and the heavens. This cultural
and scientific icon owes its existence to the dream of one man, Griffith
Jenkins Griffith, and to the dedicated scientists and public servants
who worked to fulfill his vision of making astronomy and observation accessible
to all. The history of Griffith Observatory is fascinating and is worth
reading more about. A trip to the observatory, if in the Los Angeles area
is a must and well worth the trip. Please visit the website for more information.
KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is Southern California's
leading National Public Radio affiliate, featuring an eclectic mix of
music, news, information and cultural programming. The station boasts
one of the nation's largest arrays of locally produced, nationally
distributed talk program content.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art attracts over a million visitors annually.
With over 100,000 objects dating from ancient time through the present,
the LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States.
Los Angeles Mission
Mission Statement: The Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope,
and opportunity to men, women and children in need. This amazing nonprofit
organization has been serving the homeless living on the streets of LA
and saving or changing lives for 75 years. Please visit their website
to see the remarkable video testimonials of those whose lives have been
dramatically changed by the caring donations provided to the mission.
Los Angeles Opera (LAO)
The Los Angeles Opera, headed by Placido Domingo has been a prevalent fixture
of Los Angeles dating its roots back to 1948. It was officially inaugurated
as the Los Angeles Opera in 1986 and for 20 years has been giving back
to the community through a wide variety of educational and outreach programs
designed to bring opera to people of all backgrounds.
National & International Organizations
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters,
members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign
to end grave abuses of human rights. Their vision is for every person
to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights and other international human rights standards. The organization
is independent of a government, political ideology, economic interest
or religion and is funded mainly by their membership and public donations.
Please visit their website today to learn more about this amazing organization.
For Amnesty USA please visit
This amazing organization whose mission is to end world hunger is making
miraculous strides around the world with a simple donation of an animal
or other agricultural item made to one family in need. With gifts of livestock
and training, Heifer projects help families improve their nutrition and
generate income in sustainable ways. Heifer refers to the animals as "living
loans" because in exchange for their livestock and training, families
agree to give one of its animal's offspring to another family in need.
It's called Passing on the Gift. Please visit their website to learn
more about this amazing organization.
National Geographic (Grosvenor Council)
This international group of individuals are those who have demonstrated
their commitment to the society by their generous personal gifts. These
gifts support expeditions and scientific fieldwork, promote conservation,
encourage geographic “fluency” among youth, and engage the
public through exhibits, live events, film and news media.
National Geographic Big Cat Initiative
Big cats around the world are quickly disappearing and they need our help.
The National Geographic Big Cat Initiative addresses the critical need
of a variety of different big cats in a multitude of different areas around
the world. This comprehensive program supports on-the-ground conservation
projects, education, and economic incentive efforts and global public-awareness
campaign. Please visit the website to see these majestic creatures and
see how you can help.
Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting
change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around
the world. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is
there to save lives with food, medical care and education and remains
to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs. Not only
does Save the Children respond to urgent catastrophic matters but it battles
ongoing struggle that plague children around the world on a daily basis.
Please visit their website for ways you can help make a difference.
Udavum Karangal Orphanage
Udavum Karangal means “Helping Hands” in English. Located in
Chennai, India, Udavum Karangal Orphanage not only helps discarded or
abandoned children but also adults in the society. Established in 1983,
the orphanage had a sole objective of serving people in distress who were
orphaned or destitute. As of 2011, the center takes care of about 2000
individuals including abandoned babies, abused, discarded or orphaned
children, mentally challenged, physically disabled and/or terminally ill
people of various ages. Udavum Karangal does not receive any government
funding or foreign grants. Their funds are raised through donations from
philanthropic and public donations. Please visit their website to see
the life altering changes made possible by Udavum Karangal.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
For 50 years the World Wildlife Fund has been protecting the future of
nature. With over 1.2 million members in the United States and close to
5 million globally, the WWF is making great strides to achieve their vision
of building a future where people live in harmony with nature.