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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.amnestyusa.org.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.