On National Giving Day (Tuesday November 29th) members of the Valley Nonprofit Network (formerly Community Resource Network) are coordinating a campaign with GiveBIG Riverside County to raise funds for our communities. Please visit the RAZOO page for our local organizations and GIVE BIG in your community!
In addition, on Tuesday, November 29th, these organizations are hosting a community party at the Historic Hemet Theatre (216 E Florida Ave) from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Join us for food, prizes and fun! Come out and meet some of our valley’s nonprofit “heroes.”
Below is a list of participating organizations:
CENTER AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT (C.A.S.A)
The Center Against Sexual Assault (C.A.S.A.) was founded as the result of a teacher’s effort to help a rape victim. Now C.A.S.A. operates a 24-hour crisis line offering advocacy, community outreach, rape prevention and education classes, crisis counseling and support group services to the survivors of sexual assault in the Hemet, San Jacinto Valley community. [website]
DIAMOND VALLEY ARTS CENTER
The Diamond Valley Arts Council (DVAC), founded in 2004, is an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the activities, events and venues for enjoying and participating in the various forms of artistic expression and cultural opportunities available to our community. [website]
EXCEED provides service, advocacy, and opportunities so that adults with disabilities can reach their maximum potential.
HEMET WOMAN’S CLUB
Formed in 1906, the Hemet Woman’s Club serves the community through a variety of projects. Current projects include Center Against Sexual Assault (C.A.S.A.), Merv Griffin’s Childhelp Village, Hemet Public Library, Ramona Humane Society, Penny Pines, Operation Smile, Paul Newman’s Painted Turtle Camp, UNICEF, Salvation Army’s S.A.M. back pack meal program, Ramona Pageant, Valley Restart, Western Science Center, and Calicinto Ranch
HISTORIC HEMET THEATRE
The HHT project has three key impacts in our community: 1) historic preservation of a 1921 movie house (one of the oldest in the nation); 2) cultural enrichment through performing arts and educational programming; and 3) economic revitalization of Hemet’s historic downtown district. The HHT Give Big campaign will raise the remaining $40,000 down payment to complete the purchase of the building. [website]
Imagine body building for the brain. That’s what learning to read and play music does. MUSICA! provides lessons on how to play the violin, viola, cello and bass to students of all ages in Hemet, San Jacinto and Idyllwild. Help support your community by funding lessons for local students. [website]
NAMI MT SAN JACINTO INCORPORATED
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental health diagnosis and families through support, education and advocacy.
NATIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE GOLDEN WEST
A fraternal and patriotic organization founded on love of home, devotion to the flag, veneration of the pioneers, and faith in the existence of God.
Established in 1984, T.H.E. Center (Therapy for Handicapable Equestrians) provides therapeutic horse riding for children and adults with disabilities.
THE FIGHT BACK FOUNDATION
A newly incorporated foundation that promotes training for personal safety, protection and survival. Donations help provide free defense training classes.