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  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley
    16582 Brookhurst Street
    Huntington Beach, CA 92708
    bgchv.com

     

     

     

     

    Tell us about your charity?
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley has been helping local kids reach their full potential for 50 years. The organization was started way back in 1967 and 50 years later, local families have come to count on the Club to take great care of their kids and give them opportunities to learn, play, and explore that they can’t get anywhere else. The Club has two licensed preschools for kids six weeks old to six years old, four centers 
    for school age youth that provide before and after school care and full day programs during summer and school holidays, basketball and soccer leagues, and a performing arts and fitness center that has more than 90 classes each week. Together, all those locations and programs serve more than 10,500 kids each year from Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and the surrounding communities. About 75% of the kids that the Club serves are from low to moderate income families.

    Describe your passion for your mission.
    I’ve been lucky enough to work for Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley for most of my adult life. That means I’ve seen thousands of kids come through our doors. Seeing the Club make a positive difference in their lives is why I’m so passionate about the Boys & Girls Club and our mission of helping kids reach their full potential as caring, responsible, and productive citizens. When I’m at the Club, a kid might show me his first A on a math test thanks to tutoring he gets at the Club. Or I might get to see a child who was never much of an athlete before coming to the Club score a goal in a soccer game. I see the 
    kindness 
    on our preschool teachers faces while they hold babies whose moms and dads are working. I see hungry kids wolf down their free meals at the Club because maybe they won’t get dinner at home tonight. I see all those things in my work at the Club. That’s what keeps me passionate about our mission. I know that every day, we are making a big difference to kids. We’re helping meet their basic needs. We’re helping them be confident and successful. We’re helping them grow up to be the kinds of friends, co-workers, and neighbors that we all hope for here in our community.

    Have you considered collaborating with other charities?
    Collaborations are one of the best things about Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley! The Club works together with charities throughout Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach to maximize our impact and make sure that we are meeting as many needs as we can for the families we serve. We team up with the local Kiwanis Club and Rotary Club on a regular basis for special events and fundraisers. We partner with Second Harvest Food Bank and Caterina’s Club to feed the kids at our Club every school day. We team up with other Boys & Girls Clubs in the County to do 
    joint 
    trainings so staff at our agency and other similar organizations can share best practices and learn from each other. There are lots more ways we work together with other local charities, but these are just a few examples. We are strong believers in the effectiveness of community partnerships and we know that when we work together, we can do more for the kids and families than we could ever do alone.

    What are the greatest challenges that the charity is facing?
    Our organization serves the working poor in our community. That means that we charge less than half the average rate in Orange County 
    for 
    after school programs, we offer a sliding scale for those who can’t afford even those modest fees and we offer some of our programs for free in order to make them accessible to the kids and families who need the Club the most. But keeping our programs affordable for families while the cost of doing business goes up means that we are always dependent on the generosity of community members like you.


    What are the greatest achievements that the charity has experienced?
    The Club's greatest achievements are always in the success stories of the kids in our programs. For example, one of our Club kids recently told us that before she started at the Club, she didn't really see a future for herself. Now, she's going to be the first person in her family to go to college in the fall and she's got big dreams for her future. Those transformations are what it's all about. But, in terms of formal recognition, the Club has made some major achievements in the last couple of years. Boys & Girls Clubs of America named our Club #1 in the nation in Education and Career Development Programming in 2015, #1 in the nation for Arts programming in 2016, and #2 in the nation for Innovations in Safety in 2015. We are very proud to offer local kids some of the best programming not only here in the local community, but in the entire country.

     

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  • Assistance League of Huntington Beach
    8071 Slater Avenue, Suite 105
    Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    www.alhb.org

     

     

    Tell Us About Your Charity:
    Assistance League of Huntington Beach is a 100% volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults in Fountain Valley, Huntington 
    Beach and Westminster. We have supported the community as a chapter since 1950. Our 300+ chapter, DreamCatchers and Assisteens® members make a difference in the community through 14 community programs focused on basic needs, education and self-esteem. 

    Our Passion:
    As one of 120 chapters of Assistance League, we are focused on transforming lives and strengthening our community. Our signature program is Operation School Bell® through which we put shoes on feet, shirts on backs and smiles on the faces of elementary, middle and high school children in Huntington Beach, Fountain 
    Valley and Westminster. Last year we gave over 2,500 students the opportunity to shop for clothes and shoes at Target Nights. 

    Beside clothing children, our scholarship programs provide the opportunity for high school graduates, single parents, nursing students, returning veterans, Jr Lifeguard and Therapeutic Riding Center students the opportunity to achieve their dreams. Our Links to Learning HB program provides monetary awards to teachers in Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Westminster. These awards allow teachers to provide a better educational experience for their students. Fountain Valley teachers and students have benefitted from Links to Learning awards since 2008.

    Partnering with Charities:
    Although we have not officially partnered with other charities, we have collaborated with and supported organizations such as Golden West College, Project Self Sufficiency, El Viento Foundation (now known as Scholars’ Hope Foundation) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley.  Through our relationships with these organizations, we have been able to ensure that we are truly making a difference.

    Challenges:
    Because of the number of programs our members support and the amount of work that goes into staffing our Thrift Shop and planning our annual fundraiser, we need to consistently grow our membership. Attracting younger members and getting members to become more involved in our many programs is always a challenge.

    Accomplishments:
    Assistance League Huntington Beach is proud to say that every year we are able to support more children and adults in our community. Last year, our members volunteered 67,350 hours. 
    Through our programs we were able to transform the lives of 15,315 children and adults by giving back $716,893 in goods and services to the communities of Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Westminster. How did we accomplish this? Our Thrift Shop is amazing and is the key means of funding our programs. We are also very proud of our annual fundraiser "Treasures by the Sea". Last year we raised $228,000 after expenses.  One of our most gratifying moments was receiving the 2015 Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce "Robert Mayer Educational Partnership" award. We received the award in recognition of what we had done for the community through Operation School Bell, Links to Learning HB, and Golden West College Nursing Scholarships.

    Assistance League is truly honored to be a part of the communities of Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Westminster.

     

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  • Elwyn California, Inc.
    18325 Mt. Baldy Circle
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    www.elwyn.org

     

     

    Tell us about your charity?    
    Elwyn Ca is a non-profit (501c3) organization providing residential, employment development, & adult day services for people with developmental disabilities. Southern CA has focused on work programs since 1974, based in Fountain Valley. Programs and services currently reach people throughout California, & residential are quickly expanding as state institutions close. Personalized program planning, staff flexibility, and a focus on outcomes are the hallmarks of Elwyn California’s service delivery and its reputation.

    Describe your passion for your mission.
    A multi-talented accommodating staff carries out our mission - "through personal commitment, collective talent, and innovation, Elwyn supports individuals with diverse challenges in shaping distinctive, meaningful lives" -& done so with the utmost dedication & integrity. Everyone is motivated to assist individuals to do & become as capable as possible, whether for life and or work.

    Have you considered collaborating with other charities?
    Elwyn partners, & even supports, many great causes and our Day Programs love to volunteer throughout Orange County. We host food drives for people & pets, collect school supplies for teens & much more. Staff are long term members of service clubs & participate in many Chamber activities. We partner with corporations, educators, health providers, gov't agencies .........& always seeking more.

    What are the greatest challenges that the charity is facing?
    Making the multitude of state & federal regulations line up to work effectively for the people we serve. Some 
    regulations even collide & staff is constantly doing strategic planning for creativity & flexibility that works for outcomes. Currently, a major focus is integrating the programs with the community for job readiness programs. We need more non-profit sites where our clients can go and learn & improve their own skills.

    What are the greatest achievements that the charity has experienced?
    Serving 350+ annually, we see many successes in all shapes & forms. Staff is proud with every new job attained and paycheck earned. We're in the 4th year of our flagship fundraiser, Fall Fling; funds all go toward expanding Day Program services by remodeling the Fountain Valley facility.

     

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  • Assistance League of Huntington Beach

        

    8071 Slater Avenue
    Huntington Beach CA 92647
    assistanceleaguehb@aol.com
    (714) 847-6511

    Mission Statement:
    Assistance League of Huntington Beach is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Westminster.

    Boys & Girls Club

    16582 Brookhurst St
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    art@bgchv.com
     (714) 531-CLUB

    Mission Statement:
    To inspire and enable the healthy development of all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring members of our community.

    Coastal Community Fellowship

              


    10460 Slater Ave
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    Kene@fvccf.com 
    (714) 963-9708

    Mission Statement:
    At Coastal, instead of waiting for people to come to our gatherings, we realize we must be the ones who invest in our community.

    Consequently, we want to be considered a church that is on mission. We developed a vision statement that depicts our mindset as a church. “Making an Impact for Jesus through Discipleship, Hospitality, and helping our city.” As a church, we want to be witnesses through interacting in our community and helping our city. 

    Elwyn, California

      

    18325 Mt. Baldy Circle
    Fountain Valley, CA 90708
    westleyc@elwyn.org
    (714) 557-6313 x38211

    Mission Statement:
    Through personal commitment, collective talent, and innovation, Elwyn supports individuals with diverse challenges in shaping distinctive, meaningful lives.

    Fountain Valley Community Foundation

         

    16400 Brookhurst St
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    info@fvcommunityfoundation.org
    (714) 593-4670

    Mission Statement:
    The Fountain Valley Community Foundation encourages, supports, and facilitates philanthropy to improve and enrich the lives of people in Fountain Valley.

     

  • Fountain Valley Pony Baseball

    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    fvpony@fvpony.org
    (714) 795-9739

    Mission Statement:
    To expand the diversity and meet the needs of a growing community…As the community grew and the market demands for a more competitive level organization expanded; the decision was made to begin the 1976 season under
    affiliation of Pony Baseball, and thus branding itself as Fountain Valley Pony Baseball (FVPB).

    Fountain Valley Schools Foundation

         

    10055 Slater Ave
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    info@fvschools.org
    (714) 495-4102

    Mission Statement:
    To enrich each student’s academic experience by providing cutting-edge technology and resources to inspire them to think, to create, and to achieve. As a result, we actively support the following STEM related programming for students in the Fountain Valley School District. 

    Fountain Valley Woman’s Club

         

    18030 Brookhurst Street, #403 
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    crwadsley@yahoo.com
    (714) 964-9834

    Mission Statement:
    The object of this club shall be the advancement in all lines of general culture of the women of the community, promotion of the general welfare of the community, and cooperation with the Orange District. May our membership in Fountain Valley Woman’s Club enrich lives, build friendships, and promote loyalty.

    Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee

        

    16889 Algonquin St
    Huntington Beach, CA 92649
    http://www.hhboatparade.org
    (714) 840-7542

    Mission Statement:
    The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Cruise of Lights® offers narrated boat tours through the waterways of Huntington Harbour in Huntington Beach, California. In December both locals and visitors share the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, 
    decks and boats.

    The Cruise of Lights® is our way of providing funds for the music education of Orange County school children. The Boat Parade is a ‘thank you’ to the homeowners of Huntington Harbour for decorating their homes, in anticipation of the Cruise of Lights®.

  • Kiwanis Club of Fountain Valley

       

    17110 Brookhurst Street
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    president@fvkiwanis.org
    (714) 310-6615

    Mission Statement:
    Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time

    Kiwanis Club of Fountain Valley is made up of community business members, city officials, school teachers, administrators and community members who wish to help serve the community of Fountain Valley.

    Rotary Club of Fountain Valley

       

    17110 Brookhurst St
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    marlam@socal.rr.com
    (714) 309-5660

    Mission Statement:
    The Rotary club of Fountain Valley seeks to improve the quality of life in our community and beyond through the actions and generosity of its members.

    StepHouse Recovery

          

    10529 Slater Avenue
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    info@stephouserecovery.com
    (888) 923-7623

    Mission Statement:
    StepHouse Recovery Center is an addiction treatment facility built on integrity, 
    professionalism, and compassion. We offer unsurpassed care from a knowledgeable and experienced treatment staff, including a psychologist, clinicians, counselors, admissions staff, maintenance personnel and more. 

     

    The New Beginning Fellowship Treatment Center

    16581 Brookhurst St
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    alonzo@newbeginningfellowship.org
    (714) 839-2515

    Mission Statement: 
    We are in the business of helping people to heal their lives from the destruction of the disease of addiction. We believe that addiction is a primary physiological illness, progressive in nature and terminal if left untreated. We know that we have solutions and that any patient who follows our treatment plan will begin to heal.