Ongoing Projects

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From the right sidebar, select either DONATE ONLINE or the traditional DONATION FORM (to mail with check)

*Penny Pines (donations are made to the US Forest Service),
*Honor Book, Life Memberships & Member Award of Distinction
(each requires a special form)

CGCI offers a number of ways to support not only the organization, but also efforts to preserve our natural resources and the natural beauty of our state. We recognize that a neighborhood that is clean, safe, healthy and a pleasure to view improves the quality of the life of every member of the community.

Extending far beyond our own backyards, CGCI’s conservation efforts include much more than recycling and composting. Knowing that our land, flora, fauna and our way of life are all threatened by the misuse and abuse, CGCI members continually make efforts to study relevant issues and take appropriate actions before it is too late.

Since the beginning, garden clubs have had the betterment and beautification of their communities as one of their main priorities. Whether it’s planting a tree at a local school to celebrate California’s Arbor Day (March 7, commemorating Luther Burbank’s Birthday) or volunteering to assist with plantings and clean-up at public buildings (schools, libraries, museums, etc.) parks, historic sites, gateways to cities or towns, roadsides, roadways/by-ways, and more, the majority of clubs in CGCI are busy with community projects. In addition, CGCI has established two endowment funds and the Golden Legacy Society to help secure the financial future of the organization.

The following board-ratified projects may be added or removed by the Board of Directors as needed.

Black Point Historic Garden: supporting the development of the historic Black Point Garden, an area just under one acre in size encompassing the hillside overlooking Aquatic Park in San Francisco

Blue Star & Gold Star Families Memorials: a nationwide project of NGC, honors men and women who serve our country in military service. In 2015 the Gold Star Families Memorials were added to the project remembering those who lost their lives in service.

Conejo Valley Botanic Garden:   Donations will help to improve and maintain the garden.

Penny Pines: Donations to the Forest Service to replant and restore California forests.

President’s Project 2023-2025: Building CGCI’s Scholarship Fund

Sempervirens Fund: Since 1973, CGCI members have financially supported the Sempervirens Fund and Big Basin Redwoods State Park near Santa Cruz to protect and conserve coastal redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens), one of California’s natural resources. In addition, donors may choose to set aside a mature, standing tree in honor of or in memory of garden club members, their families and friends.

Long-Range Opportunities:

CGCI Endowment Funds: Two funds have been established, CGCI Scholarship Endowment Fund and CGCI Endowment Fund, to secure the future of the scholarship program as well as the organization.

Giving Tuesday:   A special annual opportunity to support the Endowment Funds

CGCI Scholarships: Direct donations to the Scholarship Fund are welcome.

Golden Legacy Society:   Created to acknowledge the contributions of those individuals who have included CGCI in their estate plans.

Member: Honors & Memorials:

Honor Book: Contributions made in recognition of outstanding service or as a memorial for an individual member. Proceeds fund the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest, Lifetime Service Award and the Community Impact Award.

Life Memberships: CGCI Life Memberships support the Scholarship fund and are a great way to honor a member.

Member Award of Distinction: Recognizing outstanding service of an individual member. Proceeds benefit the CGCI Educational Pamphlets Fund.

Additional Projects:

Canceled postage stamps: Used postage stamps may be sent to the Chairman. Please leave 1/8″ 1/4″ margin around each stamp. They will be forwarded to Postal History Foundation Inc. in Tucson, AZ. Mail to the chairman.. Stamps may also be given to your District Director to bring to CGCI board meetings or conventions.

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