Girl Scouts, GRANDS, Credit Union Team Up For Seniors
LFCU sponsors Senior Center renovations
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center is getting an interior makeover thanks to efforts by local Girl Scouts, the GRANDS program, and Lockheed Federal Credit Union (LFCU).
On July 21, credit union employees volunteered their time to help with the renovation one of the center's hallways. Girl Scout Katie Rosen, 16, organized the project as part of earning her Gold Award and invited family and friends to participate. LFCU is sponsoring her efforts with a donation of $500 and more than 25 man-hours, which includes a mural from artist Randall Williams. Williams has participated in the Street Art Festival in Santa Clarita during the last few years and will create a square for LFCU at the Santa Clarita Festival of the Arts in the fall
"It is wonderful to have Lockheed Federal Credit Union employees volunteering again at the (Santa Clarita Valley) Senior Center," said Robin Clough, Recreation and Volunteer Coordinator. "We are fortunate to have them participate in the renovation of one of our hallways, and our seniors are so excited about the changes. LFCU employees make such a difference in our community."
The GRANDS (Giving Respect And Nurturing Deserving Seniors) program is the brainchild of coworkers Gerri McCorkle, Jan Fear, and Corinne Miklosovic, who formed the organization in 2007 to provide support for the Center.
"We (GRANDS) are working with five Girl Scouts to give the (SCV) Senior Center a new look," said McCorkle. "Katie (Rosen) has Lockheed Federal Credit Union's support for her project and it's a welcomed addition to the success of the interior renovation. We're glad to have their sponsorship as she is working really hard to make a difference."
To date, LFCU and its employees have donated more than $20,000 to the senior center.