Community In Focus
May, 2018 - Issue #164
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Local Painting Company Announces
"Retired Heroes" Paint It Forward Charity Event

Local painting company ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING announced a partnership with our community, asking residents to nominate retired police officers, firefighters, EMTs and retired military personnel for their upcoming 13th annual Paint-It-Forward charity event. Once a nominee is selected, the ALLBRiGHT Painting Happiness Team and volunteers will work to beautify and restore the home or meeting space of a retired hero.

Nominations will be accepted until June 30 and the winner will be announced on the company's Facebook page on July 4.

"We want to help brighten the lives of our community's retired heroes by providing someone's home or meeting space with a fresh coat of paint. We hope to bring a little painting happiness to these local heroes who have already given so much," says Josh Abramson, chief solutionist at ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING. The Paint-It-Forward movement was started by Abramson in 2005.

Since completing the first Paint-It-Forward 11 years ago, and now - with other painting contractors joining the movement - their combined efforts have reached a goal of over $1,000,000 worth of free painting services and materials delivered to communities across the US and Canada. Past Paint-It-Forward recipients include The Children's Hunger Fund, SCV Food Pantry, Village Tree Preschool, Crossroads Community Church, and more.

Nominate your hero online at

COC Offers Free First Year of Study
College of the Canyons (COC) serves the Santa Clarita Valley as a vital, enduring, cultural, educational and economic force in the region. The COC Foundation generates philanthropic support for the college, allowing COC to perform beyond the achievement level that tax dollars alone can support and to strive for the highest levels of excellence in teaching, scholarship, vocational training and innovation. As part of a national and statewide initiative, COC launched First-Year Promise, an exciting new opportunity for local high school students to attend their first year of college completely free. This program not only reduces the financial challenges faced by college students, it reinforces the college's commitment to offer a quality affordable and accessible educational experience, which builds a strong foundation for lifelong learning. The College of the Canyons Foundation has committed to raising $500,000 over the next two years to fund First-Year Promise. It's an ambitious goal, but achievable with support from the community. Dollars raised will help make the dream of college a reality, opening the door to opportunity for hundreds of local students and placing them on a pathway to earning college degrees. Applications are now being accepted and closes Friday, May 11. For more information and eligibility requirements, log on.

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.
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