Our by-laws, inspired by our founding philosophy directs our organization to support children’s charities within our local community. Volunteering or donating to national charities, while commendable makes it is more than likely that your efforts may not remain in your community. In addition, in many cases donations are parsed with some per cent going to the charity with balances going to salaries and other administrative overhead. In our case, 100% donation goes to local charity by local community members.
The Vikings started this donation procedure in 1950. Since that time, we have donated over five million dollars; all to local children’s charities. Below is a partial list of charities we have supported.
Activities for Retarded Children, Beverly Hills YMCA, Catholic Big Brothers, Child Help USA, Children’s Christmas Party, Children’s Summer Party, Children’s Hospital, Citrus College Singers, Dental Hygiene SFV, East Los Angeles YMCA, Friends of Children Public Council, Hollygrove Children’s Orphanage, Hollywood YMCA, House Ear Institute, Jeffrey Foundation, Kedren Community Health Center, LARC (LA Retarded Children), Las Florista, Los Angeles Heart Institute, MDA, Maryvale LA Orphanage, Roto Gravure, Normandy Avenue School, North Point, Pacific Lodge Home, Pediatric Aids Foundation, Red Cross Blood Bank, Santa Monica Boys Project, Santa Monica Family YMCA, Sheriffs East LA Youth, Sheriff’s Firestone League, Sheriffs Youth Foundation (Lennox), Shriner’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Dentals, Westchester Y-Men,West LAPD Children’s Fund, Christmas Food