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Give Where You Live SCV
December, 2021 - Issue #206
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Support your Favorite Nonprofits this Season
Last year, businesses and nonprofit organizations learned to pivot. This year, it's been a full pirouette but, for many, landing in a different place than they started. As we continue our resilience and recovery from the pandemic, here's a gentle reminder that it is also a time to be thoughtful toward those in need.
Holidays are the most wonderful time of the year and making a charitable contribution is an important part of the giving season. Beyond the warm and fuzzy feeling or the incentive of a tax deduction for a year-end donation, countless nonprofit organizations rely upon the support of caring individuals and businesses to sustain their operations and further their mission.
In response to the growing needs of nonprofit partners - Carousel Ranch, Boys and Girls Club of SCV, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, College of the Canyons Foundation and the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA - Mission Valley Bank hosts the Give Where You Live SCV initiative. Each month, the community bank features a nonprofit client in advertising and articles, on its website and throughout its social media platforms. Bringing awareness to the needs and work of these organizations - while connecting each cause with residents - strengthens the community. How can you get involved in helping others? Discover a charity or service club that sparks your passion or one that speaks to your heart. The Santa Clarita community has hundreds of nonprofits that rely upon the kindness of residents and businesses to step up and make a difference. In addition to year-end giving, consider making regular contributions to the charity of your choice throughout the year, which can be more effective in the long run. Be creative when doing good.

MISSION VALLEY BANK IS MORE THAN A COMMUNITY BANK
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Mission Valley Bank's local roots run deep motivated by the desire to be an integral part of the area they serve. A strong community thrives on personal relationships and Mission Valley Bank supports - and is honored to be supported by - the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank is more than just another local bank. They are a full-service, independent, commercial bank that is locally-owned, community minded and relationship driven. They're proud to have earned their reputation as Trusted Advisors. Mission Valley Bank is as dedicated to their customers' success as they are. They appreciate their business and welcome the opportunity to earn yours.
Mission Valley Bank Santa Clarita Branch Office 753-5693
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Can You Help SCV Kids in Need?
So many of us in Santa Clarita have more than enough - so it can be hard to remember that in our very own community, there are thousands of children who are food and/or housing insecure. The Child & Family Center partners with parents and caregivers to provide support, education and basic necessities when families are struggling. Right now, the demand in our community for this support has exceeded supply - and Child & Family Center needs our help to continue serving local kids. The following are items needed immediately. Can you help?
• Diapers Sizes 6 & 7
• Kids' Shoes, All Sizes
• Children's Jeans, All Sizes
• Kids' Sweaters & Jackets, All Sizes
• New Children's Underwear, All Sizes
Donations can be made directly to Child & Family Center at
21545 Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita. Please call VP of Marketing and Community Outreach Cheryl Jones to arrange for a drop-off time. 259-9439
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