A Brief History of the LCAC
LCAC originally was a program run by the Lakewood Jaycees, but because of the growing need for its services it became its own entity. LCAC was incorporated as a 501 (C) (3) in 1988 in order to solicit donations towards its goals.
Since our inception LCAC has helped provide over 5000 Lakewood families with holiday food bags at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have expanded our efforts and now provide cleaning supplies for our spring cleaning bucket program. With the continued help of our supporters we are now able to provide well needed assistance to over 750 families and seniors a year.
The Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation is a recognized not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(C)(3) public charitable organization; our IRS determination letter can be found here.
LCAC is a non profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of under-privileged Lakewood residents. This has traditionally been accomplished by collecting food, raising funds, and providing volunteer services in support of our Thanksgiving and Christmas food basket events.
LCAC’s mission is achieved through the Board of Directors
Our Board Members volunteer their time in service to the community, working throughout the year to support the key Thanksgiving and Christmas food distribution events. LCAC has no paid staff and Board member activity is entirely volunteer.