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Giving and receiving: Lodi-area nonprofit agencies

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Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 12:00 am

Here's a list of Lodi-area nonprofit agencies and the help they provide.

All phone numbers are in the 209 area code unless otherwise noted.

One-Eighty Teen Center

What they do: Provides a safe, fun and positive place for teens and offers programs, events and mentoring.

Location: 17 W. Lockeford St.

Contact: Jake McGregor, 339-2308

Adult Literacy Services

What they do: Provides help for illiterate adults.

Location: 201 W. Locust St.

Contact: 333-5554

American Legion Post 22

What they do: A patriotic veterans association committed to sponsorship of youth programs, advocating patriotism and promoting national security.

Location: 320 N. Washington St.

Contact: Jack Paden, 368-1420

Animal Friends Connection

What they do: Rescues cats and dogs and provides foster homes for them while finding permanent homes for them.

Location: 933 S. Cherokee Lane

Contact: Patricia Sherman-365-0535

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lodi

What they do: Provide a safe place for disadvantaged boys and girls to help them realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens.

Location: 275 E. Poplar St.

Contact: Richard Jones-334-2697

Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine

What they do: Offers wine programs that are educational and social for members.

Contact: Cynthia Haynes, 727-3142

Building Blocks

What they do: Provides food and clothing to the needy in Lodi.

Location: 550 Century Blvd.

Contact: Kathy McClelland, 747-1219

Children's Dreamworks

What they do: Help less fortunate children by providing shoes and clothes and gifts at Christmas time.

Location: 11898 E. Highway 12

Contact: Rita Sperling, 334-5357

Community Center for the Blind

What they do: Assist the blind and visually impaired.

Location: 1845 S. Ham Lane

Contact: 298-7912

Compassionate Friends

What they do: Assists families with grief following the death of a child.

Contact: Brenda Mays, 649-2727

Downtown Lodi Business Partnership

What they do: Help to encourage growth and prosperity in downtown.

Location: 4 W. Pine St.

Contact: Jaime Watts, 369-8052

Hospice of San Joaquin

What they do: Provides medical assistance and counseling to terminally ill patients.

Location: 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton

Contact: 957-3888

Kiwanis Club of Greater Lodi

What they do: Serves the community through fundraising for scholarships, and hands-on service projects such as the July 4th pancake breakfast.

Contact: Randy Heinitz, 369-5535

LeTip of Lodi

What they do: Professional organization of men and women to exchange business tips.

Location: 2175 W. Kettleman Lane, Ste. 203-170L

Contact: Sally Miles-Fandrich, 916-294-6749

Lodi Adopt-A-Child

What they do: The organization helps disadvantaged children or those hit by tragedy by supplying clothing and toys.

Location: 100 E. Pine St.

Contact: Jerry Glenn, 333-1056

Lodi Appellation Winery Association

What they do: Advertises the Lodi wine region to tout tourism.

Contact: 368-4793

Lodi Art Center

What they do: Provides a gallery, classroom and studio where members can paint, show and demonstrate their art work.

Location: 3171 Lakewood Mall

Contact: 333-3855

Lodi Cancer Kids

What they do: Provides funding to local families who have children being treated for cancer

Contact: Don or Peggy Walters, 368-7749

Lodi Community Band

What they do: They are a group of volunteer musicians dedicated to supporting the performing arts in the community.


Lodi Community Center

What they do: Provides food and clothing and assistance in finding healthcare options and energy assistance programs for the less fortunate.

Location: 415 S. Sacramento St.

Contact: Dale Ludwig-331-7516

Lodi Community Foundation

What they do: Help gather funds for local non-profits.

Contact: 366-1222

Lodi Historical Society

What they do: Dedicated to preserving, protecting and maintaining the history of Lodi. Also operates the Hill House Museum and publishes a journal of local history.

Lodi House

What they do: Provides shelter for homeless women and children as well as food and counseling services.

Location: 801 S. Washington St.

Contact: Suzanne Mangum-334-6346

Lodi Lions Club

What they do: Provides support to the community through monetary donations and volunteering.

Contact: Patty Garner-329-3369

Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation

What they do: Holds fundraising efforts to support the hospital.

Location: 845 S. Fairmont Ave., Suite 3

Contact: Donna Shaw, 339-7582

Lodi Mexican American Lion's Club

What they do: Provides support to the community through monetary donations and volunteering.

Contact: Hector Galvan, 603-7848

Lodi Rotary Club

What they do: Provides support to the community through monetary donations and volunteering.

Contact: 369-6082

Lodi Tokay Rotary Club

What they do: Provides support to the community through monetary donations and volunteering.


Lodi Woodbridge Winegrape Commission

What they do: Work to enhance the profitability of winegrape production through promotion, research and education.

Location: 2545 W. Turner Road

Contact: Mark Chandler, 367-4727

LOEL Center and Gardens

What they do: Provide free and low-cost programs and services to help seniors remain independent, healthy and active.

Location: 105 S. Washington St.

Contact: 369-1591

People Assisting Lodi Animal Shelter (PALS)

What they do: Dedicated to improving the welfare of pets by increasing the number of animals adopted and providing care until they are adopted.

Location: 1405 W. Kettleman Lane, Suite 210-2207

Contact: 224-0354

Pregnancy Resource Center

What they do: Creates a safe and confidential place with options for women experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.

Location: 942 E. Pine St.

Contact: Paula Leery-368-7190

Salvation Army

What they do: Provides shelter, food and clothing for those in need.

Location: 525 W. Lockeford St.

Contact: Dan Williams-369-5896

San Joaquin County Historical Society

What they do: Provides programs for adults and school groups, provides information on regional history and operates the Micke Grove Museum.

Location: 11793 N. Micke Grove Road

Contact: Ute Gampp, 331-2055

Tree Lodi

What they do: Promotes and advocates for the planting, maintenance and preservation of Lodi's urban forest.

Location: 2715 W. Kettleman Lane

Contact: 334-6668

Widowed Persons Association

What they do: Helps widowed people overcome their grief and learn to live and laugh again.

Contact: 745-8677

Women's Center of San Joaquin

What they do: Provide support, education and crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence.

Contact: Paula Grech, 368-3406

World of Wonders Science Museum

What they do: Provides a place for children to learn about science.

Location: 2 N. Sacramento St.

Contact: Sally Snyde, 368-0969

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