Help the Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corp. pack the baskets with cleaning supplies and distribute them to the homes of those in need on May 11.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Friday, December 14, 2012
The number of needy residents has skyrocketed, while funding has dropped. Here are some ways you can get help.
The holidays are a good time to spend time with family and friends, but they’re also a great time to offer a hand to those in need. And, in Lakewood, there are plenty of ways to help. There are a number of organizations — including the Lakewood Community Services Center and the Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation — and several hot meals in Lakewood looking to help out needy Lakewood families. And there’s no shortage of those. According to the 2011 US Census data, more than 17 percent of Lakewood's population is below the poverty line. That’s high, compared with the state average, at 14.8 percent. The recession hasn’t helped. “There’s just so many people coming through,” said Trish Rooney, the director of Lakewood Community …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Food bags delivered Saturday by LCAC included turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rice and cereal.
Dozens of volunteers braved the beginning of more than 3 inches of snow Saturday to brighten the holidays for 300 Lakewood families. The Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation packed and distributed 300 bags containing a week’s worth of food to families and seniors across Lakewood, from the parking lot at the Lakewood Masonic Temple. The bags were complete with all the holiday fixings – turkey, stuffing, a 10-pound-bag of potatoes and pumpkin pie, along with rice, cereal and other everyday items. Volunteers were on hand from St. Edward High School, Lakewood City Schools, Lakewood Kiwani’s Club, two rotary clubs and the Masonic Temple. John Hunter, a board member at LCAC, said this is the third and final food bag delivery of the year …