Giving Good

Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad

There are two Boys and Girls Clubs in Carlsbad with a number of Giving Good opportunities. From building back packs for underprivileged kids going back to school to food pantries and Senior Citizen campaigns, our Project Manager can tailor events according to size and interest. Helping kids is a mission everyone can embrace.

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Solutions for Change

Solutions has two properties that need regular landscape maintenance. On Saturdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am volunteers are needed to mow, weed, trim, and clean up around the Vista properties. Another opportunity is to volunteer during the week and help prepare homes for families. Volunteers must be 18 and older for this volunteer program.

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Trail Clean Up

Volunteer on the Trails with the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. Come out and volunteer with the AHLF to keep the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Watershed healthy and accessible. Trail and habitat volunteers remove invasive plants, plant native species, remove litter, improve trails, and help with other works as needed. Each event is led by experienced staff and volunteers, who oversee activities and lead participants. All the tools are provided, and garden experience is not necessary. Join our group one Saturday each month and restore native habitat and maintain trails with fellow community members. Sign up today to participate in the next monthly restoration event.

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Zero Waste Team

The Offset Project implements zero waste initiatives at several special events on the Monterey Peninsula and in south Monterey County, Our zero waste volunteers guide & educate the public as to what the proper receptacle is for their waste (compost, recycle, or trash) during these events,

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Patriots and Paws

To provide Veterans/Active Military/Reservists and their families throughout Southern California basic home furnishings for newly acquired residences. Additionally, at Patriots and Paws for those Veteran/Military service folks that are interested, they can be matched up with a rescued companionship animal. We provide resources to support and guide them as they transition into civilian life. All provided FREE of charge.

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Orange County Food Bank

Our aim is to make a positive impact in people’s lives by helping them meet basic needs and strengthen their support system. The OC Food Bank works with nearly 400 local charities, soup kitchens, and community organizations to end hunger and malnutrition. The OC Food Bank provides donated food, USDA commodities, and purchased food to non-profit agencies in Orange County that serve low-income families and individuals. Annually, the OC Food Bank is able to distribute more than 20 million pounds of food.

The Orange County Food Bank warehouse is 58,000 square feet, with commercial refrigerators and freezers capable of handling 20 truckloads of perishable food. At the warehouse, volunteers receive and package about 26,000 boxes of food each month, for distribution to 50 sites across the county.

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