Our Rotary Club of Calabasas members worked closely with the Lost Hills Sheriff Station to remodel the existing Comfort Room located on the premises as our District 5280 Community Grant project.  The tranquil environment affords individuals who are victims of domestic or other forms of violence, children who have been removed from their homes, or those who have lost loved ones in local tragedies to have access to clean clothing and personal care items.  Additional comforting items such as small teddy bears for children to keep, personal blankets, and even new pillows with pillowcases sewn by our club members for children who will be entering foster care are organized for easy access.

    The Lost Hills Sheriff Department, including a Watch Deputy, several Sheriffs, and trustees, assisted in preparing the room, from painting the walls to affixing new light switches.  The furniture was replaced, including the purchase and assembly of a new couch, storage cabinet, and child table with matching stools.  A new smart television and a DVD/Blu-ray player were also purchased and installed.  We were also fortunate to get help from a retired LASD Sheriff, Kenney Keyes, who owns Carpet Savers Carpet Cleaning.  He was proud to have his company assist in this important project. 

     We are grateful to Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Mauer for her support and the City of Calabasas for providing additional funds.  A big “thank you” goes out to Captain Jennifer Seeto for helping our club to unveil the new Comfort Room and for her commitment to serving the community.

     We are also very proud that one of our Rotary Club of Calabasas members, renowned artist Angie Whitson, donated two beautiful original oil paintings for the room.  A new plaque adorns the wall to note the partnership between the Rotary Club of Calabasas with the City of Calabasas.