Each NCL, Inc. Chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve. Each Chapter then supports its philanthropic service partners through different volunteer activities. Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:
Ability First provides programs and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities realize their full potential throughout their lives. Ticktockers assist the Activity Leader with classroom arts, crafts, dramatics, games, and sports while working with both children and young adults with a range of physical and developmental disabilities. Special events where help is needed include Afterschool and Saturday programs, Pancake Breakfast, Stroll & Roll, Festival of Fall, and on-going Thursday Fundraising Sales.
Almansor Center serves children, teens, and adults with developmental and/or emotional disability. Older Ticktockers interact with infants, toddlers, and preschool children in the Early Childhood Education Program through individual and small group activities with art projects, games, and music.
Armory Center for the Arts offers an extensive set of summer art programs taught by professional artists. Volunteers assist teaching artists in class and are responsible for set-up, clean-up, and storage of art materials.
Crowell Public Library in San Marino offers a Summer Reading Club that’s popular with the Ticktockers. Older Ticktockers can also volunteer on an on-going basis to shelve books.
Foothill Family Service serves children and families in the San Gabriel Valley through counseling, social services, mental health treatment, education, and outreach. Our Ticktockers primarily work with the administrative offices in their support of ongoing development projects, fundraising, back-to-school and Adopt-a-Family programs.
Huntington Hospital offers a year-round volunteer program for older Ticktockers to help in either the Hospital, Senior Care Network, or the Huntington Collection. In addition, Ticktockers may also contribute to project-based giving with origami animals and hearts and donation items.
Huntington Library offers a 6-month program for High School Volunteers who work in the areas throughout The Huntington, supporting staff in a variety of projects such as the Conservatory, Discovery Carts, Gallery Welcome Center, and Gardening in the Children’s Garden.
Kidspace Children’s Museum is an interactive, multi-disciplinary site with exhibits in art, science, culture, and nature education. Our Ticktockers assist in special events such as Family Nights, Butterfly Release Weekend, Anniversary Event, Dino Days, Farmer Days, World Wide Day of Play, Pumpkin Festival, Native Cultures Day, Snow Days, and their Summer Camp.
LAC+USC Medical Center partners with our Chapter to host their Holiday Shop-a-Thon where gift bags are assembled for each child served at the hospital and their siblings. Besides for this annual event where all members take part, the hospital also supports other volunteer activities through their Junior Volunteers for older Ticktockers and seasonal volunteer opportunities.
Main Street Attraction (MSA) is the Chapter-affiliated business in Alhambra which sells high quality, pre-owned merchandise to customers in need, operating with an all volunteer staff provided by our members’ time and talents, enabling us to award the proceeds for need-based scholarships to young women from area high schools and to affiliated philanthropies.
Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA promotes the humane treatment and quality of life for all animals. Theire shelter provides animal control services for seven cities in the Pasadena area. Ticktockers help with their annual Wiggle Waggle Walk and project-based cat beds and homemade doggie biscuits. Older Ticktockers can apply as a Regular Junior Volunteer, working directly with shelter animals as an Animal Socializer.
Pasadena Museum of History is one of the country’s premiere institutions of its size, promoting an appreciation of history, culture, arts, and sciences relevant to Pasadena and adjoining communities. Ticktockers provide assistance in the Museum Store and with special events such as ArtNight, MOTA (Museums of the Arroyo) Day, Happy Birthday Pasadena, Fall Exhibition Free Day, and December Holiday Free Day.
Pasadena Ronald McDonald House provides a community-supported “home away from home” for families coming in to Pasadena seeking advanced medical treatment for critically or terminally ill children. Ticktockers can assist at their many special events throughout the year such as Walk for Kids, Hits for Hope, and the SHINE Gala. In addition, older Ticktockers can apply for their House Volunteer Program to assist with cleaning, office work, gardening, and organizing. Mothers and daughters can help with their Meals of Love.
Pasadena Senior Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors in the San Gabriel Valley through stimulating programs and services. Volunteer opportunities are event-based and include Concerts in the Park, Senior Olympics, Center Benefit events, Annual Holiday Homebound Gift/Visiting Projects, Seasonal holiday parties, and Spring Visitation programs.
San Marino Unified School District supports activities at all four school sites. Ticktockers are involved with the Summer School Program, Hauntington Breakfast, Valentine Fair, Carver Carnival, Classroom projects, and baking opportunities for Grad Night Light Up and theatre productions.
South Pasadena Public Library has a Summer Reading Program and a Teen Volunteer Program that is supported through our Ticktockers.
South Pasadena Unified School District supports five school sites within South Pas. Our Ticktockers help with summer school activities and afterschool enrichment classes.
South Pasadena/San Marino YMCA offers support and resources to the community to be more healthy, confident, connected, and secure. Ticktockers help in various ways throughout the year with afterschool homework help, Youth Fit, Healthy Kids Day, Y-Run, STEM classes, Christmas Tree lot, and their annual campaign.
Union Station Homeless Services is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest, most comprehensive homeless services agency. It operates an Adult Center and a Family Center. The Adult Center accepts baked goods and chili prepared by Ticktockers and encourages participation in the Holiday Meals in Central Park program with their families. The Family Center provides an opportunity for mother-daughter on-site activity on the first Tuesday of each month by coordinating, preparing, and serving dinner to the residential homeless families with children. Each grade level participates in this service twice a year.
Villa Esperanza Services serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. Ticktockers can assist in infact/children classes and after school programs. They assist adults who are learning hobbies, cooking, and arts and crafts. They also assist with clerical duties and prepare materials in the curriculum lab.