by Jennifer Frakes | photo by Lauren Nygard Photography

Community Spirit

volunteer_maybenSupporting the local community is extremely important to Roni Mayben, and through Carlsbad Causes for Community (C3) she is making a difference for the residents of Carlsbad. C3 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that consists of 45 local businesses that contribute money, gifts, and time to bring fun-filled events to the Village of Carlsbad and raise money for many local causes. “I became involved with C3 after Deb Ferraro asked me to participate on the board. Deb was hosting donation yoga classes to raise money for local causes at her yoga studio, Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op. I loved what she was doing and wanted to be a part of that,” revealed Roni, owner of Heritage Senior Care, a company that provides non-medical home care services for seniors. Roni is passionate about assisting smaller nonprofits that are making a direct impact on those they are serving. In addition to C3, she is actively involved with NCLGBT Resource Center as an event host, and she is a founding sponsor of the SHOW (Seniors Having One Wish) Foundation.

Name:  Roni Mayben
Community: Carlsbad
Volunteer Affiliation: Carlsbad Causes for Community (C3)
Occupation: Owner, Heritage Senior Care (Non-medical home care services)
Family: Widowed, 2 sons, 1 cat
Hobbies: Yoga, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snowboarding, camping, cooking, and gardening
Favorite Spots in Carlsbad: Beach South of Getty, Agua Hedionda Lagoon, The Village, Farmers Market

According to Roni, her biggest accomplishment with C3 is the formation of a community spirit of giving back. The group held their annual fundraiser earlier this year and is looking forward to their next event, the 3rd Annual Carlsbad Village Scavenger Hunt on May 29. “If I could grant one wish for the Carlsbad community it would be to bring C3 to the next level. We do such great things locally, and I would love to see more people involved in this great organization,” stated Roni. She encourages anyone who is interested in finding out more information about becoming involved with C3 as a business or individual partner to visit

Roni has deep roots in the community, having lived in Carlsbad since 1996 and putting her two sons, who are now grown, through the Carlsbad school system. She enjoys many of the wonderful things Carlsbad has to offer, including the beach and lagoon. “My favorite place to go is the beach – south of Tamarack we have such a beautiful coastline. I enjoy kayaking on the lagoon and walking around the trails that surround the water,” related Roni, an outdoor enthusiast who loves camping, snowboarding, rock climbing, and paddleboarding. She is also a big supporter of the farmers market, stopping by every Wednesday to buy vegetables and soak up the special vibe of the event.

Group: Carlsbad Causes for Community (C3)
Mission: C3 is a 501©(3) consisting of local businesses and Carlsbad residents who collaborate to raise money for various community causes by organizing and implementing events and projects that serve the community.