THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATES IN OUR CONSERVATION PROJECTS. WE MAKE A SPLENDID, POSITIVE EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND WE REFLECT GROWTH EACH YEAR WITH THE PROGRAM.
Our Club Team Members gather these items and send them off to the appropriate organizations. Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance with getting those items to us.
THE FOLLOWING ARE ITEMS WE COLLECT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
CANCELLED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR TUBFRIM (SON’S OF NORWAY) DISABLED YOUTH:
When you receive envelopes in the mail with postage stamps, please remember La Crescenta Woman's Club! Please cut off the cancelled stamps with a ½” outline. Tearing off stamps destroys about 50% of the stamps collected making them unusable and it also wastes your time. If you find yourself too busy for cutting just gather the envelopes for us. Please save cancelled stamps and/or the envelopes for LCWC. Please also remember to watch closely for envelopes that are 10 years or older. Save the entire envelope. Age increases stamp value for collectors.
When a Postmaster in Norway established TUBFRIM in 1928, the aim was to collect and sell used stamps and use the proceeds to aid in the eradication of tuberculosis among Norwegian children. Today, the profits are used to help children and youth with disabilities, as well as children and youth who need other assistance. It also finances the efforts to maintain control of tuberculosis in Norway. A local Sons of Norway organization coordinates the stamps for TUBFRIM, and networks with Norwegian Airlines to send the donated stamps to Norway. Stamps on envelopes and postcards which are more than five years old are more valuable to collectors, and if those stamps remain on the original postcard or envelope, and are donated intact. We have donated some envelopes and postcards, which dated back to the late 1930's and '40's. Just during the past couple of years we have donated over 12,000 cancelled stamps (Domestic & Foreign), 67+ Envelopes, & 130+ Postcards.
CAMPBELL'S SOUP LABELS / BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Campbell’s Soup Labels and Box Tops for Education are collected for The Campbell Center Foundation (formerly the Glendale Foundation for the Retarded -GAR).
The mission of the Campbell Center Foundation is to provide through residential, vocational and educational programs, the opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to participate in community life and attain their highest level of independence. LCWC is committed in helping them receive free school supplies by collecting Campbell’s Product labels and Box Tops for Education. Twice a year the collection is sent to them and once they receive them, a representative from sends the labels and box tops to the Campbell’s Company, and in return they receive free material to use for their school projects. These past couple of years our members have collected over 370 Campbell’s Product Labels and Box Tops for Education.
CAPS AND LAPS Yarn/Knitting and Crocheting Chemo Caps and Shrugs
Meetings vary so please contact us if you are interested!
Our little group started in May, 2013 and have delivered numerous chemo caps and shrugs to cancer patients at local clinics and hospitals. We are hoping to gather more members and friends who would enjoy spending a little of their time knitting or crocheting (it is a lot of fun) and helping us to contribute to this worthy cause. It all started out with projects to knit caps for chemo patients & members began teaching other members how to knit & crochet for this purpose. Members have contributed large amounts of yarn for which we are very grateful. Our club members have spent over 2700 volunteer hrs on this project just this last couple of years. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance with any of your knitting or crocheting projects.
PROPER DISPOSAL OF DEAD BATTERIES
Disposal of dead batteries. Keep the battery size small, please, no automobile batteries.
Every battery saved by LCWC members creates a greener world! Dead battery recycling is one of our Club activities aiming to reduce the number of batteries being disposed as municipal solid waste. Batteries contain a number of heavy metals and toxic chemicals so their dumping has raised concern over risks of soil contamination and water pollution. To do our part, the three Sections of our Club have collected over 2500 batteries for recycling in the past couple of years.
GREETING CARDS - FRONTS ONLY
All occasion greeting cards for St. Jude's Ranch for Abandoned and Abused Children, Nevada.
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting card fronts and they create new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold (10 to a box for $10) to support their programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families. The program is beneficial to everyone – customers receive fun, “green” holiday or other occasion cards they can feel good sending to their friends and loved ones, and the children at St. Jude’s Ranch receive payment for their work and learn basic job skills and the importance of recycling. Our members have collected & sent over 3000 cards this past couple of years to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.
LCWC members participate in an ongoing collection of toiletries and personal care items for victims of Domestic Violence. We have taken these items to the Glendale YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter. The YWCA Glendale has an 85 yr history of serving women and children in the community. Each year, they provide case management services to over 500 women, and provide shelter, food, clothing and basic necessities to approximately 50 families who are victims of domestic violence. We have also taken toiletry items to The Crossroads Program for special women recently released from prison or jail (San Gabriel Valley, CA)
We save eyeglasses and sunglasses for the Beeve Foundation which is a volunteer medical team who makes an annual trip to Fiji. After setting up the clinic and operating room with all the specialized microscopes and computers, screening of the patients begins. From the dispensing of sunglasses and prescription glasses, to major sight saving surgical procedures, ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHARGE.
BLANKETS & TOWELS FOR ANIMAL SHELTERS
Members gather items for animals as an ongoing project, such as blankets and towels, to take them to local animal shelters during the year. Some beneficiaries of these items have been the Pasadena & Glendale Humane Society & DELTA Rescue. Let us know if you have any of these items and you would like to donate them.