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Fill a Backpack for Fall

Fill a Backpack for Fall

September, we hope, is a long way off, but you can be a sponsor or volunteer now for this summer’s work on Foothill Family Service‘s Back-to-School Backpack program. Last year, on the first day of school, more than 1,600 elementary, middle and high school students who wouldn’t have school supplies otherwise were able to tote backpacks [...]

Making Strides Ramping Up

Making Strides Ramping Up

Here’s an opportunity to be a key part of our local American Cancer Society’s inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walkathon. The ACS is currently seeking volunteers to plan this first-time event, particularly team leaders who will recruit friends, family and co-workers to participate with them and raise funds for the cause. People from all [...]

When Hair Is More Than Hair

When Hair Is More Than Hair

Last Thursday, the teachers and students of Willard Elementary School cut off their hair for Locks of Love, a great nonprofit that takes donated hair—10 inches at a time—and makes wigs for children suffering from medical hair loss. The mission: “return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by [...]

Young & Healthy

Young & Healthy

Health care for uninsured and under-insured children is the mission of this terrific homegrown nonprofit. It convinces physicians, optometrists, dentists and therapists to donate their time, and local pharmacists donate medications; Y&H even gets free eyeglasses for kids who need them. It also offers parent-ed classes in nutrition and health. Want to help? Volunteer medical [...]

Levitt Needs Volunteers

Levitt Needs Volunteers

Sunday brings the main summer fundraiser for Levitt Pavilion, which hosts a remarkable roster of free summertime concerts five nights a week in Pasadena’s Memorial Park. The fundraising concert, in case you haven’t seen the plentiful ads and promos, stars the legendary Dionne Warwick; proceeds from the $40 to $75 tickets go to support the [...]

A Taste of Art

A Taste of Art

Gale Kohl, owner of the eponymous Gale’s Restaurant on Fair Oaks, and her friends have put together a quietly remarkable fundraising night, A Taste of Art, for the past  few years. The warm and bustling restaurant is transformed overnight into an art gallery, with dozens of works for sale at eminently reasonable prices. The parking lot [...]

Free Breast Cancer Seminars

Free Breast Cancer Seminars

A panel of four doctors from USC Norris Cancer Hospital will be speaking at free breast cancer seminars at the Glendale Hilton on June 2 and and the Pasadena Sheraton on June 9. Each panel will include a surgical oncologist, a medical oncologist, a mammography radiologist and a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery. In [...]

Grace Center

Grace Center

A homegrown organization founded in 1996, Grace Center provides shelter, food, legal services and other aid (bilingual) to abused women and children in the San Gabriel Valley. It needs a lot of volunteer aid: courtroom translators, legal advocates, organizers of donated clothing and food, office workers, people who are good with children, even gardeners to [...]

On This Farm You’ll Have Some Fun

On This Farm You’ll Have Some Fun

Put on your overalls and grab your wellies; Danny’s Farm is having a Barnyard Benefit this Saturday. Located high in Altadena, Danny’s Farm was inspired by a young man named Danny Gott, who has an incredible fondness for animals as well as autism.His parents, former Dodger pitcher Jim Gott and his wife, Cathy, created this [...]

E-waste and Hazmat Drop Off

E-waste and Hazmat Drop Off

All that paint thinner, all those dead batteries you have lying around? Another Godzilla waiting to happen. Spare Los Angeles that fate by disposing of your toxic junk at an official L.A. County Department of Public Works Household Hazardous Waste Roundup, like the one in Altadena this Saturday. A quick break down of what you [...]

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