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What a Wonderful World it Could Be
December, 2020 - Issue #195

Open your pantries, your hearts, your wallets - because there's a lot of need out there, Santa Clarita. Here's how to help.

Prevent a Neighbor from Going to Bed Hungry with the SCV Food Pantry
A full 100 percent of all food donations go directly to clients in need at the SCV Food Pantry, which provides essential, nutritious meals to thousands of locals who are food insecure. Non-perishable food items are always in very high demand, with a special need for the following:
Peanut Butter
Tuna
Canned Meat
Macaroni & Cheese
Healthy Cereal
Healthy Snacks
Nuts
Canned Soup
Lentils, Beans, Rice
& Quinoa
Canned Corn
& Gravy Mix
Ramen Noodles
Pasta
Canned Tomatoes


Are you able to run a socially-distanced food drive in your neighborhood, with your church or other social organization? Check out the steps to coordinating a food drive on the nonprofit's website.
scvfoodpantry.org

Help our Homeless with Bridge to Home
Bridge to Home, a comprehensive homeless services agency in Santa Clarita, provides emergency shelter and so much more, like case management, employment assistance, education, training, medical referrals and evening meals. They need your donations now more than ever. Interested in volunteering? Find details on their website.
btohome.org
Make Holidays Brighter with the Child & Family Center
Spread holiday cheer this year and help a family in need by participating in the Child & Family Center's "Adopt a Family" program. You choose the size of family you'd like to adopt and they will match you with a family and provide a wish list for each family member.

Looking to make even more impact? Add one or more of these items to your next shopping order.

Domestic Violence Shelter Wish List
All Sizes of Sports Bras
Children's/Baby Body Wash & Shampoo
Women's, Children's & Men's Pajamas & Underwear
Grocery Gift Cards
Baby Wipes
New Flip Flops
Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Detergent
& Dryer Sheets
Bath Towels
Learn more by logging on. childfamilycenter.org



GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE SCV

Support your Favorite Nonprofits this Holiday Season
It's been a crazy year and we've all learned to pivot, adjust and readjust our lives during a pandemic. As we look toward finishing the year strong, here's a gentle reminder that it is also the most wonderful time of the year - and a time to be thoughtful toward those in need.
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 on its website, in advertising and articles 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.
Aside from year-end giving, think about 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 a little extra good.

MISSION VALLEY BANK IS MORE THAN A COMMUNITY BANK
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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