Did you know? SESLOC was formed in 1942 with just $500 in assets. Because of the support from our members and community, we have grown to more than a billion in assets over the last 80 years. To honor this achievement, we’re giving $500 to 80 local nonprofits by the end of 2022 — funds may help support programs or simply offer lunch or a little treat for all of the hard-working staff and volunteers.
We’ve asked our incredible staff to nominate their favorite 501-(c)(3)-designated organizations. Here are the eight groups we’ve selected for April:
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Friends of the Elephant Seal provides volunteer docents on the San Simeon bluffs when the seals arrive to educate visitors and enhance public awareness and respect for the wonders of the natural marine environment. They reach 200,000 visitors per year — including thousands of school children and youth organizations — and they support University Research by Cal Poly’s Department of Biological Sciences.
17 Strong is inspired by a local teen’s battle with cancer, where the family learned that many wish-granting nonprofits are limited to those under 18. 17 Strong addresses this need by providing “Victory Trips” to young adults aged 18-40 who are recovering from life-threatening illnesses.
Achievement House, Inc.
Achievement House, Inc. provides programs and supports members of our community with physical and/or mental disabilities to encourage professional and personal success.
Central Coast Literacy Council
The Central Coast Literacy Council supports literacy and success in our community with programs and one-to-one tutoring to support English reading, writing, and speaking skills to those in need.
Feline Network of the Central Coast
The Feline Rescue of the Central Coast supports our local furry friends — they are dedicated to the spaying and neutering, care, rescue, and adoption of kittens and cats.
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center
The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center is a local natural history museum with a focus on our local ecology and unique ties to the silver screen.
Restorative Partners is a local nonprofit transforming lives impacted by crime by offering programs and services.
Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County
The local branch of the Special Olympics supports the special needs athletes in our community.
Please consider donating to these worthy organizations. You can check out the organizations we selected in March here, and stay tuned to learn about the next eight nonprofits nominated by our staff in honor of our 80th anniversary.