Good Deeds


Convalescent Aid Society

Convalescent Aid Society

This wonderful group has been laboring in relative obscurity since 1923, and it’s trying to get the word out so more people will take advantage of its services. Its mission is to help people recover from illness and surgery in the comfort of their own homes, by providing the free loan of medical equipment: wheelchairs, […]

Sprucing Up the Arroyo

Sprucing Up the Arroyo

Joni Mitchell was right, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Fortunately, the vast parking lots abutting the Arroyo Seco near the Rose Bowl have been mitigated by the restoration of much of the Arroyo Watershed, and for that we are grateful to many, especially the Arroyo Seco Foundation. If you ever use […]

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Our very own Extreme Home Makeover, this affiliate of the international organization has built more than 36 homes for deserving families right here in the San Gabriel Valley. And it’s also helped build houses from Mexico to Sri Lanka. Volunteer aid of every kind is put to excellent use, from making lunch for the construction […]

Union Station Foundation

Union Station Foundation

Union Station serves Pasadena’s homeless, providing food, shelter, counseling, job-seeking help and much more. It runs several facilities, including the Adult Center on Raymond near Central Park; the Family Center, which serves homeless children and their parents; and Euclid Villa, a transitional facility for families striving to achieve stability. It always has a pressing need […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is domestic violence awareness month. Foothill Family Service, a Pasadena-based organization providing counseling and social services since 1926, offers up two alarming statistics: — One in four California women experiences domestic violence in her lifetime — Boys who witness domestic violence as children are twice as likely to abuse their own partners when they become adults. […]

10-10-10 Global Work Party

10-10-10 Global Work Party

They are calling it a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both “work” and “party.” From New Zealand to Uganda and all the way to Altadena, 6,227 Eco Fest events will take place in 185 different countries as environmental groups around the globe join forces to send a message to legislators about the climate crisis.  […]

Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Festival

Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Festival

Drinking wine coupled with fighting cancer—can you think of a better match than that? Drinking and dancing? Yep, there will be that, too.  It will be a triple date at the 5th annual Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Walk benefiting City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading research and treatment centers for cancer, diabetes and other […]

Dancing for the Seniors

Dancing for the Seniors

Slip on your dancing shoes and join the Pasadena Senior Center as it celebrates its 50th anniversary benefit bash, Zest! On October 10, Huell Howser, host of KCET’s California Gold, will serve as emcee, and Christian Perry, head choreographer for Dancing with the Stars, will perform with his Rose City Ballroom Dancers. And that’s only the beginning. The […]

Do the Wiggle Waggle

Do the Wiggle Waggle

Dog lovers and power walkers alike, it’s almost time for the Wiggle Waggle Walk around the Rose Bowl in the 12th annual fundraiser to benefit the Pasadena Humane Society. Join the estimated 2,000 participants on Sunday, September 26th, to trek the 3K loop while enjoying a medley of additional canine activities, including Muttley Crew’s dog agility […]

One Warm Coat

One Warm Coat

One of Old Pasadena’s most fashion-forward merchants, Elisa B, is partnering with the nonprofit One Warm Coat as part of One Colorado’s Fashion’s Night Out celebration on September 10th. Starting on the 10th, Elisa Bruley and her staff will be accepting donations of clean, gently used coats for women, men and children. In return, donors […]

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