Alone we can do so little;

together we can do so much.

~ Helen Keller

Our efforts help organizations and individuals through hard work

from our volunteer members and financial support from our Foundation.

This year, our focus is Breaking Down Barriers for the underserved.

We have two global efforts: Days for Girls and S.O.S. (Support Our Soldiers).






Mary Thigpen was a seasoned professional in the field of Human Resources. She spent her final managerial years working for the City of Chula Vista as a Senior Personnel Analyst. Once retired, she discovered how much fun retirement really was! She realized that there were still other ways for her to be useful from home and began seeking out exciting volunteer opportunities. If someone needed help, she would be the first one to get in line. Mary connected our club to Water for Children Africa and had an interest in many types of community service projects; she just wanted to help people in any way possible. We named January the Mary Thigpen Month of Service in honor of her birthday and her passion for community service.


This year, we supported senior residents at Rose's Greenfield Manor, where Mary would donate annually, and Fredericka Manor, where our beloved Dottie Miller resided. We donated over 600 items to these seniors.

Altrusa International of Chula Vista, Inc. is dedicated to improving the South Bay community by providing service and financial support, developing leadership, fostering education, and encouraging fellowship through an international network of volunteers.

Altrusa Club of Chula Vista, Inc.

Foundation is a 501(c)(3).

Tax ID: 33-0463922

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Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm

Leading to a better community.

Founded April 11, 1917

Nashville, TN

P.O. Box 6225

Chula Vista, CA, 91909

Fulfilling Destiny

Lina Cestero and her family put together dignity bags and donated products for low-income and homeless women and girls so they can have their periods with dignity

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