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Welcome to the Burbank Coordinating Council

"We are the best kept secret in Burbank"

 

Burbank Coordinating Council began in 1933 and is a 501(c)3 not for profit service organization.It is solely developed by volunteers to serve the Burbank community. 

WHAT DOES THE COUNCIL DO?

MEETINGS

Meetings are held the 1st Monday of every month from Oct - May. From 12 - 1:30 PM @ the Little White Chapel located at 1711 N Avons St Burbank, CA 91505.  Anyone is invited to attend, cost is $13.

MEMBERS

Members include service clubs, other non-profit organizations, churches and synagogues, studios, scout troops, PTA, PTSAs, Burbank Unified School District, City of Burbank and departments, local businesses, and of course any interested individuals and families.

With your help and interest, we will continue for many years to come!

RECENT UPDATES

Dear BCC Friends and Family,

 

REMINDER: The May meeting for Burbank Coordinating Council is canceled. Meetings will begin again in October, so mark your calendar!.

 

We have information linked at the end of this email to assist you with things you may need right now during our Stay at Home Order.

 

Update on Camps - They are still not sure about being open but we are tentatively taking applications for camperships and will work with families to find camps to attend. Should camps remain cancelled this Summer, we will certainly keep the applications we receive for next year. The funds raised for camp scholarships will be held and used for next year's campers. To apply go to www.burbankcc.org and fill out an application and turn it in.

 

 

Congressman Brad Sherman is holding on phone town halls about COVID-19. The next town hall is from 7-8pm on May 5th. Contact his office to sign up. Doctors and financial specialists are in the call to give information and answer questions.

 

Stay home, stay safe…..we love you all.

Burbank Coordinating Council is here to Help!

Even during these difficult times our organization will help to find you the assistance needed, if you contact us!

Dear Families,

Apply!
Burbank Coordinating Council is looking forward to the Summer, and an end to the pandemic, we hope. Because it is still so rampant, we have decided to cancel the May BCC meeting. We will hold elections at the October meeting, and hope everyone is better and this is all behind us by Fall, when we want to gather and hug and practice social closeness!

E-blasts will still be going out, so if your organization has an announcement, please send it to us right away. We plan to send out at least 2 per month to keep folks posted!

 

* We are still in need of storage facility to house our Holiday Basket supplies...need a space about 1,500 to 2,000 sq'

  Call us today with any information.

Please either download the attached applications, fill out the form, mail it to Burbank Coordinating Council, PO Box 10126, Burbank, CA 91510 or go to the new website at www.burbankcc.org and fill out the application form online in English, Spanish or Armenian. We will contact you to review financial eligibility and help you choose a camp. Currently, two of our resident camps are planning to offer sessions. Both are in the San Bernardino mountains and camp would be in July. Forest Home and Camp Edwards are planning to host campers.

For LGTBQ students, Brave Trails is offering a 2 week session in June.
And, although currently closed, Generation DCD, Golden State Gymnastics, and Burbank YMCA daycamps should be available in late June or July.

Call us with any questions..... 818-216-9377

Give!
Also, we are accepting donations for our Campership fund in order to support the program and pay for the camps. Payments may be made on the website and mailed to the post office box address. They are of course tax deductible too.  Any unused funds will be held for the following Summer, so will still help our children.

 

Participate!

Due to schools being closed, youngsters are home without projects to do, and we would like to offer two wonderful projects to earn service learning hours through the schools, and to keep our young people caring and giving during this time.

If you are a high school student and looking for fun and easy projects to do to help in this difficult time, consider:
 

A. STORY:  Write out a story of how you and your family are coping with Covid 19 or find a story you liked as a child. Record yourself reading it online, and send it to JohnParamo@burbankusd.org. He will share it with the Elementary students in BUSD. 
B. MASKS:  Make, sew or no sew face masks for families and/or medical providers. Everyone must wear a mask now in public, so this is an easy way to provide masks and to earn service learning hours. There are links to DIY face masks online....we will post links on our website too. Materials do not need to be purchased, but using items in the home will work.

For questions, call us at (818) 216-9377. We will have a drop off box available for any masks made at 1136 N. Rose St., Burbank, 91505 or they can be mailed to the PO Box 10126, Burbank, CA 91510. 

Parents and siblings can do these projects together.....my family made 5 bandanna masks in less than 10 minutes....using colorful materials makes it feel better.  
                                                

C. LETTERS: Write letters to say hello and how are you to seniors who are in our convalescent homes...they cannot have visitors, so these friendly notes or drawings could really help to brighten things each day. They can also be dropped off at the address for the masks, to be distributed. 

Burbank Coordinating Council's creating ways to help our community.

 

Family Evening Activity Ideas:  
 

Our family is finally doing all the jigsaw puzzles we have collected through the years....and then gluing them to post on the walls. I think we will have covered our walls by the time this ends. At least the frustration of doing puzzles is distracting from the nightmare we are all living.

 

Board games....the ones that have been collecting dust for ages on back shelves....pull them out and have a game to play each night. Twister has been great, and other games like clue and monopoly make us think and are fun pastimes.

 

Crafts... when you have finished making 50 masks or more out of any materials you have on hand, then consider sewing, needlepoint, or any arts and crafts type of drawings.

    

Zoom call with family members to keep in touch. Share what is going on with others in other parts of the city or the world. It really cheers folks up to see a friendly face online!

 

Make your own word games, like hangman, to be fun and competitive too. Or Math quiz, or  ??????

 

Our city has daily information for families....  burbankca.gov     
 

For counseling assistance, call the Family Service Agency at (818) 845-7671. They are there to help!   
   

WE CAN REACH OUT TO EACH OTHER VIRTUALLY!

A Letter From Our President, Janet Diel October 2020

Dear BCC Friend,

 

        Burbank Coordinating Council is commemorating our 87th year serving the families of Burbank. Typically, we provide over 500 baskets of food and gifts for low income, at risk and homeless families in December, and camp scholarships (camperships) for their children ages 7-18 every Summer.

 

        In light of the current COVID-19 Pandemic we are experiencing a growing need for assistance and we need your help more than ever. We are presuming camps will be operating this Summer and children will be in desperate need of respite. Our largest fundraiser, “Coins for Campers” has been cancelled due to school closures. A camp week costs $250 to $500 per child, so we need your financial assistance! Any and every amount is appreciated!!

 

        Secondly, we currently use a warehouse in Burbank for storing gift items and supplies for the over 500 Holiday Basket families. We must relocate before May 1st, as our current space is being demolished. We need to find approximately 1,500’-2,000 sq.’ that can be used year round as storage and office space. We are open to separate units but one larger space would work best. Having the space donated would be ideal. If you can help us find a location or can donate funds for storage space rent, please reach out to us ASAP

        

        Remember, Burbank Coordinating Council has no paid employees, so your contributions go directly into programs. Donations may be made on our website through Paypal anytime. And of course as a 501c3 not for profit organization, all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, Thank you in advance for partnering in our ongoing mission to enrich lives and serve the Burbank. Community.

                                             

Yours truly,

Janet Diel, President

 

P.O. Box 10126, Burbank, CA 91505

Website: www.burbankcc.org

Email: bcccamperships@aol.com

Fed.ID number 95-6116051

Phone: 818-216-9377 / fax 818-843-3699

PROGRAMS

Of the many programs and organizations that had their beginning with Burbank Coordinating Council we have retained only two:

Summer Camp Kids

CAMPERSHIPS

In 1936, with a starter fund from the Burbank Noon Kiwanis, we began the Summer Camp Program. This program allows children of lower income a week at summer resident or day-camp. Annually we send 100 to camps.

Image by Ben White

HOLIDAY BASKETS

In 1946, in coordination with The Bureau of Public Assistance, the Christmas Basket Program was created. In 1996 the name was changed to “Holiday Basket Pro-gram” We coordinate with Churches, PTAs, Studios, Individuals, Businesses, Clubs, City Offices Family Service Agency, and BTAC to provide Holiday Baskets of food and toys to low income families with school age children. We have served over 2600 people annually.

MEETINGS/EVENTS

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Tel: (818) 216-9377

Email: BCCInfo@gmail.com 

Address

P. O. Box 10126

Burbank, CA 91510