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The Ventura County Community Foundation scholarship application will open tomorrow Wednesday November 25, 2020! Click the title to learn more.

As the weather outside takes a downward dive, there are plenty of ways to lift spirits this holiday season. It’s time to spread warm wishes and cheer.

Project Bicycle Love is collecting new bikes for foster kids of all ages. Every bike collected will be given to a local child in need.

Donate a bike, assembled or unassembled (Build a Bike Event Dec 5th) or make a monetary donation towards the purchase of bikes, helmets, and supplies. 100% of donations stay in our community.

Join us and together we can make a difference in the lives of local foster children this Christmas.

For details and ways to be involved by donating, volunteering, or nominating a deserving foster child,
please visit our website at www.bicyclelove.org.

For nonprofit organizations around the world, year-end giving is a major boost to help reach giving goals.

At this unprecedented time, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) volunteers have been a critical lifeline for children and families. Having a caring, consistent adult—someone who checks in, follows up, holds the system accountable and puts the child’s best interests before all others’—can make all the difference and help change a child’s story.

While we can’t control what happens in 2020, we can all take steps toward remaining positive even on the most challenging days.

How will you practice thankfulness this November? These small but thoughtful actions can help remind you that there’s a lot to be thankful for this year.

On this holiday that usually centers around the scary, consider using it as a force for good.

There are plenty of ways to cheer up somebody you love, many of them only involving your time.

It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the impact they can have in the world by spreading kindness.

To provide a snapshot of the health needs of our children, The Children’s Partnership developed a series of fact sheets as part of its “A Child is a Child” campaign. This campaign unites a strong and diverse coalition of individuals and organizations to fight for the right of every child. Across issue areas, our shared resources, experiences and perspectives will help ensure a healthy and bright future for all children.

The fact sheet series will discuss factors that contribute to disparate health outcomes, such as food insecurity, poverty-stricken households, childhood trauma, along with many other systemic inequities that persist in the lives of marginalized children.

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Whether it be adopting an animal or helping in various other ways, we hope you’ll take part in Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

Before you totally ‘write off’ the idea, consider the benefits that come along with journaling a little every day. Check out these five ways that getting your thoughts down on paper (or on your laptop) can help cultivate a more philanthropic focus.

With changing seasons comes more than just pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and crunchy fall leaves. The new season also brings forward new opportunities to do good out in the world.

What are you waiting for? The benefits of mentoring will not only give back to your mentee, but also to your community, and even to you.