2021 Community Connections

ANIMAL SHELTERS:

INLAND VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY SPCA
500 Humane Way, Pomona
623-9777 • ivhsspca.org
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on most major holidays. Kennel opens at 10 a.m.
Since 1949, IVHS has promoted awareness and educated the public about its responsibility for all living creatures. Dedicated to giving shelter and medical care to unwanted, abandoned and injured animals and preventing animal cruelty. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are always needed.

ANIMAL RESCUE:

PRICELESS PET RESCUE
The Orphanage – Claremont
665 E. Foothill Blvd., Unit E, Claremont
pricelesspetrescue.org info@pricelesspetrescue.org
Open: Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saving One By One Until There Are None®
Priceless Pet Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill pet rescue operating out of multiple adoption centers known as “The Orphanage.” All animals are rescued from surrounding high-kill, high-access shelters, owner surrenders on a case-by-case basis, and other various circumstances.

CEMETERIES:

OAK PARK CEMETERY
410 S. Sycamore Ave., Claremont
399-5487
Office hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; cemetery open from dawn to dusk.
Located on 10 acres of shaded tree groves and manicured grounds in southeast Claremont, Oak Park Cemetery has been providing a resting place for residents of the Pomona Valley for more than 100 years. Oak Park is a publicly-owned cemetery, honoring interments for members of all faiths, and offers special benefits for American veterans. Fresh-cut flowers, potted plants and permanent plantings are permitted. The cemetery is always open to visitors, although vehicle traffic is excluded after sundown.

FRIENDS OF OAK PARK CEMETERY
410 S. Sycamore Ave., Claremont • 399-5487
As an independent nonprofit organization, the Friends of Oak Park Cemetery raises funds through membership donations and special events in order to finance amenities and improvements at Oak Park. The board of directors meets the first Monday of each month at the cemetery office.

POMONA VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK
502 E. Franklin Ave., Pomona
622-2029 • pomonavalleymemorialpark.com
Cemetery grounds, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Mausoleum is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Private, nonprofit association serving all faiths since 1876. Ground burial or interment, crypt entombment, columbariums for urn placement and pre-need arrangements.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH:

ANTHESIS (POMONA VALLEY WORKSHOP)
1063 W. 6th, Ontario
624-3555 • anthesis.us
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anthesis provides services to residents of eastern LA County and western San Bernardino County. Anthesis provides traditional and innovative rehabilitation services and works cooperatively with the Department of Rehabilitation and the Regional Centers for the Developmentally Disabled, the Los Angeles and San Bernardino county schools, and private rehabilitation agencies. Volunteers needed.

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF POMONA VALLEY
693 N. Palomares St., Pomona
(909) 629-6142 • alpv.org
The League operates a center providing services for children whose families cannot afford dental care. The league also sponsors the Operation School Bell program, providing school clothing for children in need and a Christmas program that reaches many families each year. The Assistance League produces Assault Survivor Kits, as well as the Cubs for Kids distribution that gives teddy bears to children experiencing trauma. Volunteers and clothing needed.

CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
PO Box 1210, Claremont • (909) 426-0773
childrensfoundationofamerica.org
Claremont-based nonprofit providing an opportunity for every person to help children heal, learn and thrive. Over 400,000 children each year are unable to live with their families due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. These children in foster care, shelters, and underserved communities are often not afforded the same opportunities as their peers. With the support of donors and volunteers like you, the Children’s Foundation of America provides children in need with new backpacks, school supplies, graduation and prom attire, holiday and birthday gifts, scholarships, handmade blankets and cards, music lessons, tutoring, new clothes and shoes, and so much more. Get involved with volunteer and fundraising activities throughout the year. Be the difference: Bring hope and joy to the lives of children in need.

CHILDREN’S FUND
Claremont/West End Auxiliary
P.O. Box 134, Claremont
Contact: Sherry Hughes 973-6668
westendauxiliary.org
The goal of the Children’s Fund is to ensure that children at risk in the community because of abuse or poverty receive adequate food, shelter, clothing and medical care, and are provided equal opportunities for social development. Children’s Fund is a nonprofit public/private partnership in San Bernardino County, which pays administrative overhead, leaving 100 percent of donations to children. Children’s Fund has activities throughout the year.

CEF—CLAREMONT EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
112 Harvard Ave. Ste. 191
Claremont • 399-1709 • supportcef.com
CEF is an independent, community-based nonprofit organization, founded in 1991 as Ed Net, to benefit the Claremont Unified School District. Its mission is to promote quality public education in Claremont through community involvement. CEF sponsors fundraising events, solicits corporate donations and receives donations from parents, businesses and community members. Volunteers needed.

ECONOMY SHOP
325 W. First St., Claremont
626-7334
Open Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed mid-June until the first Wednesday after Labor Day.
This all-volunteer nonprofit thrift store raises funds through the sale of donated clothing, small household items, books and toys. Profits are granted to local charities.

INLAND VALLEY HOPE PARTNERS
660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont
in the Joslyn Center annex
(909) 621-2400
inlandvalleyhopepartners.org
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The mission of the Inland Valley Hope Partners, a collaboration of churches, individuals, businesses and community groups, is to ensure the empowerment of people in need by providing food, shelter and supportive services. Volunteers are needed to provide help with the emergency shelter, with food security program, in the office and as drivers/companions.

KGNH (KEEPING THE GOOD IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD)
2058 N. Mills Ave. Ste. 530,
Claremont • info@KGNH.net
facebook.com/KGNHgood/
KGNH is a neighborhood watch group founded in 2008 that is “committed to vigilant kindness.” Its mission is to strengthen the community through a partnership with the Claremont Police Department, LA County Sheriff and city leaders.

SHOES THAT FIT
1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204A,
Claremont
482-0050 • 888-715-4333
shoesthatfit.org • info@shoesthatfit.org
Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoes That Fit provides new shoes and clothing to schoolchildren in an effort to build their self-esteem, so they can attend school in comfort and with dignity. Schools are matched with local sponsoring groups. School staff identifies and measures the children most in need. Whatever is bought for the child goes directly to the child. All donations are tax deductible. Volunteers needed.

TRINITY YOUTH SERVICES
PO Box 1210, Claremont
Claremont Mission Office:
(909) 825-5588 • trinityys.org
Since 1966, Trinity Youth Services has provided quality foster care, adoption, mental health and residential therapeutic programs with the mission to create a better future for children and families. More than 400,000 children each year are in need of a safe, loving home. Foster care provides an opportunity for children to find safety and normalcy until permanency can be achieved through reunification or adoption. Resource parents certified through Trinity Youth Services receive 24/7 support and are certified to foster and adopt. Foster care offices are located in Rancho Cucamonga and Monterey Park. Partner with Trinity Youth Services to provide the love, care and nurturing every child needs. To begin your foster care journey, call (888) 346-9645 or email info@trinityys.org to learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent.

UNCOMMON GOOD
211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont
(rear of property)
(909) 625-2248 • uncommongood.org
Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Uncommon Good offers one-on-one mentoring, one-on-one tutoring, educational enrichment, social services and college planning to low-income students and their families. It also supports doctors who serve the poor in community clinics throughout the Southland. In addition, it operates an urban farming program that exceeds organic standards, feeds the hungry, and offers its produce for sale to the public. Community may volunteer as mentors and tutors.

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES:

CLAREMONT HERITAGE
Garner House, Memorial Park
840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont
Mailing: PO Box 742, Claremont
621-0848 • claremontheritage.org
info@claremontheritage.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Claremont Heritage, Inc. is a nonprofit membership organization devoted to preserving the historic character of Claremont through research, education and advocacy. Heritage works with the city to guarantee appropriate design changes to historic structures, neighborhoods, landscapes, sites and monuments. Heritage preserves and displays memorabilia and information relating to the history of Claremont and maintains a local history library and gift shop in the Garner House. Programs include walking tours, a film series, lectures, home tours, newsletters and school presentations. Membership open to everyone. Volunteers welcomed.

PARTISAN & NON-PARTISAN POLITICS:

ACTIVE CLAREMONT
PO Box 841, Claremont
activeclaremont.org
activeclaremont@gmail.com
Advocates communication and understanding between Claremont citizens and local government, promotes public awareness of and interest in local issues and encourages volunteerism. Active Claremont does not endorse candidates or ballot measures. Participation with Crossroads/Salvation Army, Adopt-a-Roadway and Inland Valley Hope Partners Beta Center.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GROUP 305
644 Rockford Dr., Claremont
aiusa.org
Andy Zanella, 624-0592
Meetings: Second Thursday of each month (third Thursday in November) at 7:30 p.m. in the Brunger Room, Napier Center, Pilgrim Place. Founded in 1961, AI works impartially for the release of all prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for political prisoners and an end to torture and executions. Group 305 is one of many local affiliates of Amnesty International USA, which is the US national section of the worldwide Amnesty International.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CLAREMONT
P.O. Box 1201, Claremont
632-1516 • claremontdems.org
claremontdemocrats@yahoo.com
Meetings: Last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The club’s aim is to elect Democrats, to influence their policies, to educate members and the public on policy issues and to provide a satisfying social experience for participants. Monthly: newsletter, luncheon with speaker second Friday, meeting with speaker and club business. Annual holiday party.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MT. BALDY AREA
PO Box 1532, Claremont • 624-9457
lwvmtbaldyarea.org
info@lwvmtbaldyarea.org
Serving the people of Alta Loma, Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San
Dimas and Upland. The LWV is an organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. We neither support nor oppose candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always work on vital issues of concern to members and the public.

MOUNTAIN VIEW REPUBLICAN CLUB
(909) 305-3717 • mvrcgop@gmail.com
mountainviewrepublicans.com
FB: @mountainviewrepublicanclub
The mission and purpose of the Mountain View Republican Club is to promote and support the Republican Party and its ideals and principles as well as Republican candidates in the San Gabriel Valley. Activities include registering Republican voters, providing assistance, education and information to Republican voters and coordinating and executing local Republican campaigns and fundraising.

UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF POMONA VALLEY
una-socal.org/pomona-valley/
Contact: cmartin335@gmail.com
Co-Presidents: Charlene Martin
& Sylvia Whitlock
Advocacy: Mel Boynton
Meetings: Check website for time/place UNA-PV is a chapter of UNA-USA, a program of the United Nations Foundation. Its purpose is to inform, inspire and mobilize Americans to support the principles and work of the UN.

SPECIAL INTEREST:

CLAREMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
205 Yale Ave., Claremont
624-1681 • claremontchamber.org
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce provides leadership in serving the interest of business, promotes the inter-relationship between business and community, and encourages business participation with civic and educational organizations and programs in Claremont. Events sponsored by the Chamber are: Village Venture, the Education Classic Golf Tournament, annual business awards banquet, monthly networking breakfast meetings, mixers and Ladies Luncheons and economic development committee meetings.

CLAREMONT FACULTY ASSOCIATION
141-B Harvard Ave., Claremont
(951) 966-4417
claremontfacultyassociation.com
The Claremont Faculty Association, a chapter of the California Teachers Association, represents over 300 teachers, counselors, school nurses, psychologists and speech and language pathologists who work in the Claremont Unified School District. CFA works to protect and promote quality public education for students in Claremont.

CLAREMONT FORUM
Bookshop and Gallery
586 W. First St., Claremont
626-3066 • claremontforum.org
Open Sunday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.
The Claremont Forum is a nonprofit organization that enriches lives by promoting social justice, health, art, and literacy. Sponsor of The Prison Library Project with the mission to provide free reading materials to prisoners nationwide based on letters received by the inmates themselves. Also the sponsors of The Claremont Forum Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market which takes place every Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm on Harvard Avenue rain or shine. The Claremont Forum Bookshop & Gallery is well-stocked with eclectic and lovingly maintained used books. Book donations are always welcome and all proceeds help to sustain our various projects. Call for more information or volunteer opportunities.

CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB
621-6381 • claremontgardenclub.org
info@claremontgardenclub.org
The Garden Club is free and open to all. It was established to bring together people interested in all types of gardening from edible to ornamental. Talks have included landscape design, composting, native plants for wildlife, plumeria and orchids, drip irrigation, tomatoes and more. Occasional field trips, a monthly newsletter and socializing. We’d love to have you join us.

INTERNATIONAL PLACE OF THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES
390 E. Ninth St., Claremont
607-4571 • iplace@cmc.edu
Instagram: @internationalplace
To increase international and multicultural understanding and friendship by bringing together the Claremont community and students from more than 80 countries who are attending the Claremont Colleges. Members host and assist international graduate and undergraduate students; coordinate a variety of social and educational programs; co-sponsor the Spring International Festival and the International Banquet in November; and help fund the programs and services of International Place.

CURTAIN RAISERS OF THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES
300 E. Bonita Ave, Claremont
Pomona College Theatre Dept.:
621-8186 • facebook.com/curtainraisersclaremont/
The Curtain Raisers of The Claremont Colleges was organized in 1963 to support the theatre and dance department of the Colleges, to present entertaining and informative programs for its membership, to award scholarships for theater/dance students at the Claremont Colleges who wish to participate in summer internships and to encourage community participation and support of theater/dance-oriented endeavors at The Claremont Colleges and in the greater community.

FRIENDS OF THE BERNARD BIOLOGICAL FIELD STATION
621-6381 • fbbfs.org
email: friends@fbbfs.org
The FBBFS is a nonprofit dedicated to helping preserve the 85-acre Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station, the college-owned natural area north of Foothill between College and Mills Avenues. FBBFS works to educate the Claremont community about the great value of the Field Station to education and research, as well as to the character and heritage of the city. Newsletters are sent out two or three times a year.

KIWANIS CLUB OF CLAREMONT
P.O. Box 1774, Claremont
621-2996 • claremontkiwanis.org
Meetings Thursday at noon.
Kiwanis Club of Claremont is a philanthropic organization of volunteers. The club hosts several annual events, including its Fourth of July and Easter pancake breakfasts, Monday night concert series at Memorial Park, holiday season See’s Candy store and September Route 66 Party. Kiwanis Club of Claremont also sponsors CHS and SAHS Key Clubs, a preschool reading program and activities for seniors. Kiwanis annually makes grants to community nonprofits such as CLASP, Best BET, Meals on Wheels, Sustainable Claremont, the Girl Scouts, Project Sister and Shoes that Fit.

ROTARY CLUB OF CLAREMONT
PO Box 357, Claremont, CA 91711
624-3377 • claremontrotary.org
Meetings: Fridays at noon.
The Rotary Club of Claremont sponsors the annual Taste of Claremont fundraising event, among other activities. Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. Rotary membership provides the opportunity to become connected to your community; work with others in addressing community needs; interact with other professionals in your community; assist with Rotary’s international humanitarian service efforts; establish contacts with an international network of professionals; develop leadership skills; involve family in promoting service efforts. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

CLAREMONT SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB
830 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont
PO Box 373, Claremont, CA 91711
claremontsunriserotary.org
info@csrmail.org
Meetings: Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m.
Organizes the annual Turkey Trot, which benefits CSR sports scholarships and other charities. The main objective of Rotary is service—in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT
PO Box 1502, Claremont
625-8767 Ext. 238
sustainableclaremont.org
info@sustainableclaremont.org
Sustainable Claremont is a nonprofit organization that engages people in education and action to create a more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable community. Members work closely with each other and the city on projects such as energy and water conservation, school programs, drought-tolerant landscaping, a garden club and habitat protection. New members are welcome. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/sustainableclaremont and Twitter @GreenClaremont.

UNIVERSITY CLUB OF CLAREMONT
PO Box 700, Claremont
unversityclubofclaremont.org
Meetings: Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
To educate, maintain fellowship, give financial assistance and hold open discussions. Serving the community through educational and cultural grants to schools and community organizations, and provides volunteers and community programs.

VILLAGE MARKETING GROUP (VMG)
112 Harvard Ave. #92, Claremont
claremontvillage.org
The VMG is a group of merchants whose purpose is to market and promote the Village. VMG sponsors events such as Welcome to College for parents and students, First Saturday Art Walk, concerts at the Holiday Promenade, the annual Village Wine Walk and Claremont Blues & Brews. The group also participates in Shop and Dine events.

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