The Philanthropic Chicks of Scripps Ranch is a community of local women making difference. Founded in 2014 by Scripps Ranch teacher and mother of three Pam Pond, the group meets four times a year to raise funds, awareness, and hope for those in need of support. Since its inception, the Chicks have raised over $28,000 for neighbors facing challenges and local organizations including: Challenged Athletes Foundation, Monarch School, A Night to Remember Prom, Just in Time for Foster Youth, Build A Miracle, Becky’s Gift, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Interested community members are invited to attend an upcoming meeting, scheduled for Feb. 6 and April 10 at the Scripps Crown Pointe Clubhouse at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.facebook.com/groups/PhilanthropicChicksOfSR.