Good Deeds


Memorial for the Unknown

Memorial for the Unknown

Did you know Lurch? He died alone. On a bench. Right here in Pasadena. How about Tom, who died next to a dumpster at a pharmacy? These are just two out of the 50 local homeless people who died in 2011, and 50 out of the thousands nationwide who die each year from illness, exposure [...]

A Gift of the Artisan

A Gift of the Artisan

This holiday season, as we wait for an uptick in the economy, people have thought of helping by buying from their local, independently-owned shops. Ten Thousand Villages is offering a “three-fer” to sweeten the deal. Buy a gift from their local store (#1) that supports fair trade practices and artisans from around the world (#2), [...]

Senior Center Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

Senior Center Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

A turkey feast with all the trimmings. Be welcomed and treated like royalty. This Thanksgiving, the Pasadena Senior Center will once again be offering a feast, continuing its tradition of doing all the cooking and the cleaning up. The menu includes roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, salads, beverages and desserts. All these delicious victuals will [...]

Shopping for Schools

Shopping for Schools

Holiday shopping just got easier. The Assistance League of Pasadena is raising money for Operation School Bell, which every year provides school uniforms, underclothes, shoes and an age-appropriate book for more than 1,300 elementary school students in the Pasadena Unified School District. ALP will be raising the money from what many people consider their favorite [...]

Joy, Smiles & Adopt-a-Family: Sign Up Now!

Joy, Smiles & Adopt-a-Family: Sign Up Now!

The deadline: this Thursday, November 11th. Foothill Family Services is once again offering its Adopt-a-Family program to bring relief, smiles, and a large dose of holiday cheer to families who only see the upcoming holidays as a daunting mountain of impossibilities. FFS was founded more than 85 years ago and has programs that include mental [...]

Feeling Cynical? Not With These Girls on Our Side!

Feeling Cynical? Not With These Girls on Our Side!

When the next cynical curmudgeon says, “This generation of kids is so self-absorbed—with their noses stuck in their electronics—the future of our country is doomed,” remember Sarah Gilman and Anne Marquardt. With these young philanthropists leading the way, we’re pretty confident the future looks really, really good. A neighbor of Anne’s had breast cancer. This [...]

You’re Not Alone – Not On This Journey

You’re Not Alone – Not On This Journey

The second someone hears the “C” word from her doctor’s mouth, it can be like getting sucked into a vacuum or being dropped in an isolation tank—and one wonders, how can anyone feel so alone? The shock may linger for a long time, even as those around offer comfort and support. Dr. Susan Love:  leading [...]

Fall In Love with Mother’s Club

Fall In Love with Mother’s Club

A half a century ago, Mara Moser decided to befriend lonely and overwhelmed mothers. Wow. Couldn’t the world clone a million and one of her? Moser’s efforts grew into a space where mother’s could find friendship, support, and encouragement, as well as social interactions for their children. Her vision is still alive and thriving at Mother’s [...]

Clean ‘er Up!

Clean ‘er Up!

Remember what weekends were all about when we were kids? “Go clean your room!” Well, now that we’re the grownups, it’s time to clean up a different kind of “room”—a part of our valued domain, the Central Arroyo Seco. This Sunday, Arroyo Seco Foundation volunteers are cleaning up a stretch of this popular natural space, [...]

Bring Your Zest for Life

Bring Your Zest for Life

Though the bones may ache, the knees may creak, and the arthritis may flare (and we haven’t even reached the half a century mark!), nothing motivates like a dose of inspiration. Join the Pasadena Senior Center on October 22nd to celebrate those with a Zest for Life Gala—like the #1 world tennis champion for ages 75+ and eight-time [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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