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Volunteers Give Classrooms a Facelift

This is a regular feature on philanthropic activities by Valley-area businesspeople and companies. Portable classrooms at Bret Harte Elementary School in Burbank received a makeover thanks to more than 40 Lockheed Federal Credit Union (LFCU) employees who participated in the company-sponsored annual community service project, Partner to Paint, on March 27. They were joined by Burbank business owner Tim Tilton of T & T; Improvements Painting Co. who donated his time to act as project manager. Dunn Edwards donated 75 gallons of paint. “We’re especially pleased to help Bret Harte Elementary with some improvements. It’s rewarding to participate in this capacity,” said James Davis, director of sales division II, who volunteered at the event. LFCU, through its Volunteer-Time-Off program, offers paid time-off to employees who volunteer in community service projects. “Our Volunteer-Time-Off program is a great way for employees to help our local communities, without sacrificing time they would otherwise spend with their families,” said Dave Styler, president and CEO at LFCU. “We had terrific employee participation even before offering volunteer time off, and expect to have even greater participation now that employees will participate on the credit union’s time.” Feelin’ Good at Club de Cuba The Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley will be hosting a casino night fundraiser and silent auction with the theme “Club de Cuba”, on May 9. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m., and will take place at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel. Call (818) 610-1054 for more information or to make your reservations. West Valley Day of Service Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council members Dennis P. Zine and Greig Smith are sponsoring the Canoga Park/West Hills, Chatsworth and Winnetka Day of Service on May 3 from 8 a.m. to noon. To find out about participating in the various events taking place throughout the West Valley, contact the Office of the Mayor at (213) 922-9737 or send an e-mail to volunteer@lacity.org .

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