Community Service

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote
for the kind of world you want.”
~ Anne Lappe

You can complain or you can help. I pray that you spend your money in our town as much as possible.   The following is a list of opportunities to help improve our valley.

What is Activism?  Activism is quite simply taking action to effect social change; this can occur in a myriad of ways and in a variety of forms. Often it is concerned with ‘how to change the world’ through social, political, economic or environmental change. This can be led by individuals but is often done collectively through social movements.

UNION DUES

Did you know that you can support our community with union dues?  If your union dues are supporting causes that are against your values, you have the legal right to opt out.   You can have your union dues go to a charity of your choice.    Please share this information with your friends.   To learn more, visit: http://www.pacificjustice.org/union-dues-objectors.html and http://choosecharity.org.

Please also tell your friends that Pacific Justice will defend them in court for FREE if their union tries to retaliate.   The following is from a July 7, 2008 article titled, “Union Settles With Professors Who Refuse To Pay Dues” at http://cnsnews.com/node/19582: “”It is in direct compliance with the federal statute, Title 7, Section 701 J, which requires unions to accommodate union workers who have such religious-based objections, and it specifically requires unions to allow the union worker to have all of their union dues to go to a charity instead of a union,” said attorney Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute….”

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The following are local non-profit groups that you can support by volunteering or by donating your union dues to:

  • Aspiranet – http://www.aspiranet.org – Marni Strain  951-588-9443 and Vicky  951-729-4040 are in need of people willing to spend time with former foster youth and teach them basic life skill such as cooking and paying bills.
  • Assistance League – 180 North Girard Street, Hemet, CA 92544 – 951-652-8307 – http://www.hemacintoassistanceleague.org – “Over 1,300 underprivileged elementary-aged children, from kindergarten through the fifth grade, are clothed yearly through our chapter’s Operation School Bell program.”
  • Community Pantry – 521 North San Jacinto Street, Hemet, CA 92543 – (951) 929-1101
  • EXCEED – 1285 North Santa Fe Street, Hemet, CA – (951) 766-8659 – http://www.weexceed.org – “EXCEED’s Supported Employment program offers job matching and individual placements within the community. When an individual enters the program, a match of the client’s skills to the appropriate work environment is made. Initially, a Job Coach is assigned to the individual to provide training.”
  • Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, tax exempt, organization dedicated to working with people in need to improve the conditions in which they live.  For more information, visit http://hemetsanjacintohfh.org, call 951-659-0235, or email lkoko@aol.com
  • Hemet Cash Mob – https://www.facebook.com/groups/755096714522115 – Volunteer to shopping locally.  Visit this site weekly to learn about local businesses.
  • Hemet Hospice – 2091 West Florida Avenue, Suite 200, Hemet, CA  92545 – 951-766-9629 – http://hemethospice.org
  • Hoarders Without Borders mission is to help recycle back into the community.  Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hoarders-Without-Borders/253582474653069 or HoardersWithoutBorders@hotmail.com.
  • Libraries – Donated books to local libraries helps them raise funds to buy more books.
  • Lost Youth Ministry – https://www.facebook.com/LostYouthMinistry or email Jan at LostYouth@OliveGroveChurch.org
  • My City Life Youth –  – http://www.mycly.org – “My City Youth Center, Embraces the physical and spiritual needs of the at risk and under resourced youth by directing them away from idle street involvement, Engaging them in safe and healthy activities, Encouraging them through the love of Jesus and Empowering them through godly mentors.”
  • My City Life Youth, Teenage Parents Program – http://www.facebook.com/teenparent?sk=info&filter=2 – Needs donations of gently used maternity clothing and baby items up to age 2.
  • Salvation Army Family Assistance – 951-766-2020
  • T.H.E. Center Inc. – 27260 Girard Street, Hemet, CA 92544 – (951) 658-7790 – http://www.t-h-e-center.org – “We are in need of volunteers to help with all aspects of T.H.E. operations. We are in need of people to lead horses and sidewalk with students. No experience necessary, we will train you. Volunteering also counts for community service hours for students.”
  • Valle Vista Assembly of God – accepts clothing donations
  • Valley Beautiful — meet on third Mondays – Valley Beautiful meetings are open to the public.  Their goal is to beautify our valley.   Meetings are held at Unitarian-Universalist Church, 796 E. Main St., San Jacinto.   For more information, call Diane Mitchell at 951-927-1775.
  • Valley Oaks Foster Family Agency – 951-658-4596 or http://www.valleyoaksffa.org – Donate new and gently used kids clothing and toys to foster children.
  • V.I.P. TOTS – 41915 Acacia Avenue, Hemet, CA 92544 – (951) 652-7611 – http://www.viptots.org – V.I.P. TOTS provides center-based or home program early intervention services to toddlers with special needs, including autism.

DONATING STUFF

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DONATING TIME

THE IMPORTANCE OF VOLUNTEERING

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“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth,
they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis.
The great point is to bring them the real facts.”
Abraham Lincoln

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