Pasadena-based The Wellness Community-Foothills is one of those amazing nonprofits that most people know nothing about—until they need it. TWCF, as it calls itself, exists to make the lives of people dealing with cancer a little easier— and we’re here to tell you that an awful lot of people in the San Gabriel Valley are currently dealing with cancer, either themselves or via loved ones. TWCF has a remarkable range of free services: counseling for children whose parents have cancer, family support groups of many kinds (including for Spanish speakers), survivor groups, yoga, tai chi, classes on how to look good while going through chemo, even knitting. There’s always a need for volunteers—right now they particularly need drivers and librarians, but they could also use a gardener, office help, graphic design, and people to staff events.
The Wellness Community-Foothills, 200 E. Del Mar Ave., Ste. 118, Pasadena, 626.796.1082, twcla.org.