Keith In The Community

A hallmark of the Blackburn family is community involvement. Some of the local organizations we support include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, Make-A-Wish of San Diego, YMCA, Angel's Depot and Special Olympics.

I will continue to donate my city council salary to local non-profit organizations. The non-profit Blackburn Foundation provides financial assistance to youth and community groups so that they can continue to enhance the quality-of-life of all Carlsbad residents.

 

MEALS ON WHEELS

MEALS ON WHEELS: Keith delights in his special friends, Peggy Papas and Robert Fielder, during his Meals On Wheels deliveries. (Pictured below) 
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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Keith was especially proud of his contributions to Carlsbad's Habitat For Humanity.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Keith raised $1,000 for Special Olympics by participating in the Polar Plunge with the athletes. Larry, the shelter dog, lends a happy face.Carlsbad
 
ASSISTING REGION'S FIRST RESPONDERS

ASSISTING REGION'S FIRST RESPONDERS

Keith presents a check for $9,525 to Rick Fisher, president of the Carlsbad Firefighters Association. The funds will go to the CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation and will be used to assist four families of firefighters who were severely burned during the Harris wildfire. Keith pledged he would match the donation to the CDF equal to the amount raised during a recent campaign fund-raiser.
 
SALUTING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

SALUTING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

The Blackburn Foundation awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Myriam Rodriguez, chosen the overall Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. Scholarships worth $500 went to Sonia Ramos and Kelly Dittoe, who were honored by the Village and La Costa branches. The presentations were made during the annual Super Star Recognition Dinner.
 
VOLUNTEERING AT THE ANIMAL SHELTER IN CARLSBAD

VOLUNTEERING AT THE ANIMAL SHELTER IN CARLSBAD

One of Keith's passions is spending time with the animals surrendered to the Animal Shelter on Palomar Airport Road. Keith donates about 40 hours monthly to the shelter, where he assists staff with dogs that are neglected or abused.
 
MEETING WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS

MEETING WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS

Palomar College Trustee Nancy Chadwick meets with Keith to discuss issues relating to education and community affairs in his campaign for Carlsbad City Council.
 
KIDFIT USA

SUPPORTING YOUTH PHYSICAL FITNESS INITIATIVES

Keith Blackburn, Carlsbad City Council candidate, presents a check for $22,000 to Jerry Uribe of KidFit USA. KidFit USA is a non-profit physical education and after school karate program designed to enrich the character development and fitness levels of students grades K-8.

Blackburn pledged he would make the donation to KidFit USA for double the amount raised during a recent campaign fundraiser.
 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CARLSBAD

Children with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad thanked Keith Blackburn during a ceremony for the $50,000 donation from the Blackburn Foundation.
 

LIBRARY & THE ARTS

Keith receives a plaque from Becky Moore, Library & Arts President, for his help with the Mini-Golf Fund raiser.

ART EDUCATION IN CARLSBAD

Children show the art projects they developed through a grant from The Blackburn Foundation.