Throughout our history, the OPGs have found that our investment in our communities where we live and work is as vital as investing in our business. The 18 OPGs do extensive work and partner with various organizations to improve social conditions that exist within the communities we serve.
To us, community involvement means more than writing a check. It means giving time and expertise to deliver measurable results to communities in need. The OPGs believe in being part of the solution to our community’s biggest challenges.
This is evident by our contribution of more than $250,000 annually in donations to non-profits serving victims of child abuse, domestic violence, the elderly, and programs supporting our youth, education and literacy, arts and culture. OPG employees give generously of their time to both company-sponsored events and their favorite non-profit organizations. These individuals share their time by helping the handicapped, serving on boards of organizations, working with health and human service agencies, teaching, reading, tutoring, working with troubled youth, coaching sports, feeding the hungry, painting, landscaping...the list goes on and on. The OPGs focus our involvement in the following areas:
- Public Safety programs throughout the city have benefited by the OPGs participation. Because of our close association with law enforcement, we support numerous PAL, Explorer and Reserve programs, LAPD S.W.A.T., and local station citizen awareness programs. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Jaws of Life program, Los Angeles Police Foundation, Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, the Los Angeles Police Protective League and various booster programs are among many that receive the OPGs support.
- Community Outreach is a personal, individual commitment made by our OPGs and their employees throughout the city. Through them, we reach out to the communities where we live and work, touching people we serve. OPGs participate in their local community groups such as their Community Police Advisory Boards and Neighborhood Councils. These groups specifically address quality of life issues affecting our communities such as public safety, homeless, youth, senior and domestic violence and traffic. Involvement with Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, supporting Police Activity Leagues, and numerous community hospitals are just a few of the organizations benefiting by the OPGs participation.
- Education, particularly for youth has been a primary focus as the OPGs participate in programs such as the Police Activity Leagues (PAL’s), Los Angeles Center for Education Research, and LA’s Best. The OPGs are aware of the inability of our education system to provide quality "after school" programs, which consist of academic tutoring, field trips, musical instrument instruction and sports. The OPG Association has taken on the philosophy and has made it a priority to assist our youth by providing more opportunities for them to learn, achieve and succeed.