Burbank Coordinating Council began in 1933 and is made up of volunteers from City offices, schools and PTAs, churches, non-profit agencies, service organizations, and interested individuals and families. We have been responsible for creating many community programs through the years and each has thrived and been fielded out to continue through other avenues in the city.
- School crossing guards called “Safety Sallies” which is now through Burbank Police Dept.
- Burbank Temporary Aid Center….now its own entity in the city providing care and support for many families each month.
- Senior and Youth Boards….both now entities appointed through City Council to carry on programs to benefit these opposite spectrums of the population.
- Town Hall Meetings….now organized through the City Clerk office to arrange meetings open to the public to review and discuss any issues the public cares about.
There are other programs and projects, but the Burbank Coordinating Council still maintains two of the largest programs and administers them annually using donations from public and private sectors:
- Holiday Baskets….we serve over 500 families each year which translates to over 2,000 people from low-income families to be sure they receive food and gifts to brighten their holidays.
- Camperships….we provide camp scholarships for children to provide a needed respite for those in low income or at-risk homes.
Through our monthly meetings, we continue to provide opportunities for volunteer organizations to share upcoming program and project information as well as hearing a highlighted speaker each month to enlighten the members as to services and programs within the community. Our tax ID is 95-6116051 and we are a nonprofit, so all we collect goes to fund our programs. To check out some of our volunteers in action, please see our photo gallery.