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The Topanga Community Center needs your support to raise $65,000
The Community House and its surrounding 11 acres have served Topanga for generations. Pre-pandemic, we had wonderful regular events like Food Truck Fridays, Square Dances, Disco Nights and Bingo. Monthly Canyon Sage’s dinners and classes in our new Senior Classroom, as well as Topanga Youth Services classes and musicals were constant activities, along with Tae Kwon Do, the Cub Scouts and dance classes for kids, soccer on the ballfield, and our fabulous playground.
The TCC is longing to bring back all of those things, as well as our beloved Swap Meet, Chili Cook-off, and Fiddle & Griddle, but this pandemic has brought unforeseen closures and cancellations of nearly everything, including Topanga Days, a fundraiser that we depend on to help run the property for the year to come.
During Covid-19, we’ve been reaching out with morale boosting, distanced events. Do you remember the Easter Bunny coming to your neighborhood, and the roving Mariachi Band in May? That was your Community Center! The TCC also serves as a Red Cross blood drive center (the next one is on December 10) and as a polling location. This summer, with the help of a County Grant, TCC gave out mobile meals utilizing local restaurants to those severely impacted by Covid-19. Since August, we have been doing monthly drive-in movie nights. Elf is playing tonight, December 4, at 6 p.m.
While the TCC, a 501c3, has been managing its books carefully, we are now using our rainy day funds for the basic costs of maintaining the TCC, which means we need your support until we see sunny skies again. We do not receive any regular government funding or property tax dollars to run the TCC. We have a shortfall of nearly $65,000 for 2020 and a goal of raising as much as possible before December 31. Please donate what you can to help us get there. Together, we can move mountains! https://topangacommunitycenter.org/donate/