The seven-week summer camp includes reading and math sessions, themed weeks, field trips, arts and crafts, healthy meals, and outdoor activities. Your donation helps piece together the puzzle of over 70 young campers’ futures!
Find out how you can become a Camp Many Mansions supporter today.
Don’t miss this wonderful event sponsored by the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club benefiting Many Mansions, Triunfo YMCA, Conejo Free Clinic and Cancer Support Community. The Wig & Stache Party will take place at the Four Seasons Westlake Village on March 4th from 6-10 p.m. $95 per person includes one cocktail, food, raffle, dancing and a silent auction. Contact Heather McLeod to purchase your tickets: (805) 496-4948 ext. 212 or email@example.com.
2016 Applications now being accepted!
Many Mansions residents in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply for an educational scholarship by submitting a Vicky’s Scholarship Fund application to Mary Ellen Lykken at our main office. Submission deadline for 2016 applicants is Tuesday March 15th.
About Vicky’s Scholarship Fund
Vicky’s Fund was established in memory of Victoria Garcia, Mother of longtime Many Mansions Board Member, Marty Garcia. The goal of the scholarship fund is to assist our Many Mansions residents to improve their lives through continued education by providing them with financial assistance to help fulfill their dreams of career, family and community.
Vicky’s Fund is made possible by generous donations of our community. With your contribution to Many Mansions you help insure that the “ripples of hope” continue to resonate throughout our community. Donate today and help make a resident of Many Mansion’s dreams come true.
Rick Schroeder: Many Mansions is akin to Bailey Building and Loan
his editorial originally appeared in the Ventura County Star.
Each Christmas season, millions of Americans watch a movie about affordable housing. They think it’s a movie about a would-be angel who helps a man see what life would be like if he had never been born. The man — George Bailey — learns that it really has been a wonderful life and Clarence gets his angel wings.
It’s a feel-good movie, but at its core, this is a movie about affordable housing. George Bailey and his father run the Bailey Building and Loan, which provides loans so middle class people can afford to live in a safe decent home. In the scenes in which George “was never born,” he finds that Bailey Park has been replaced by a place called Pottersville, a series of ramshackle houses not fit for humans. Indeed, because there is no affordable housing, the fabric of the entire community is different. There is crime, alcohol abuse and unemployment.
This article originally appeared in the
Ventura County Star.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Over 500 hand-painted bowls were displayed at Many Mansions’ Bowls of Hope fundraiser Sunday at California Lutheran University, where for $35, guests could choose a bowl to take home and eat as much soup, salad, bread and dessert donated by area restaurants.
Heather McLeod, community and public relations coordinator of nonprofit Many Mansions, explained the bowls were painted at bowl parties thrown throughout the year.
Karen Kolosieke, of Westlake Village, Anne Saffell, of Thousand Oaks, and Sharon McDonald, of Agoura Hills, had been to one of those painting parties and were hoping to find the bowls they had painted to take home with them, but couldn’t.
“It felt good that it was gone,” said Kolosieke, who ended up with a bowl that said “imagine,” hope” and “dream.”
The threesome is very involved with the Thousand Oaks-based Many Mansions.
“It is a wonderful charity,” Kolosieke said.