CSC is a pure nonprofit. We are so fortunate to be funded by private donations, foundation grants, and fundraising events. No matter the size or frequency of donation, every bit counts. Our funding enables us to do what we do on a day to day basis; providing free support, education, and camaraderie to individuals and families facing cancer.
In addition to our primary funding sources, there are several unique ways to support CSC, some of which are embedded in purchases that you and your family would already be making. For example, if you register your Ralphs reward card using our organization’s name, then a percentage of your grocery purchases will go to us thanks to Ralphs’ Community Contribution program. Or you can register CSC as a charity with AmazonSmile, which will give back .5% of every Amazon purchase you make.
CSC has also partnered with some local organizations that generously donate a portion of their sales to CSC. Pearls, an adorable boutique in San Marino, donates 10% of their Glassybaby sales to CSC. Glassybaby votives are beautiful handblown tealight candle holders that come in an endless variety of colors. Pearls features clothing, jewelry, and accessories that are elegant and practical, and the owner, Lauri Wax, aims to give back to local charities through sales and fundraising events. And the larger Glassybaby organization dedicated its red “Love” votive to CSC, donating 10% of its sales to us.
Finally, CSC has recently begun a new partnership with Creamisty, a local Pasadena franchise that serves decadent and creamy nitrogen ice cream. The ice cream is customizable and made to order, and the fascinating experience of getting nitrogen ice cream is worth going in and of itself! Creamisty is located a few short blocks from CSC, and its owner, Allan Gumar, was inspired by the services that CSC provides to the community. For every customer that mentions CSC, Creamistry will donate 20% of the purchase to CSC.
Not only is CSC grateful for the generosity of these organizations for giving back to important causes, but we also feel a sense of pride to be a part of a community that is so charitably minded. Pasadena is known to have the second most nonprofits per capita in the nation, right behind Washington DC. This speaks to the true civic nature of our city; committed to helping local organizations thrive and serve the diverse needs of our residents.