Good Deeds


Prom Dresses for All

Prom Dresses for All

Three cheers for Victoria Williams and Nicole Sandoz, members of the Junior League of Pasadena‘s Done in a Day Committee, who took the lead in a drive to collect barely used gowns for girls who dream of attending their senior prom but can’t afford the hundreds of dollars to outfit themselves. The two Junior Leaguers [...]

Good Neighbors Go All Out

Good Neighbors Go All Out

Neighborliness is all about helpfulness, and often it’s the young people moving in who give the old folks a hand. Here’s a great example: Union Salon recently opened next to the Old Pasadena administration office of Hathaway-Sycamores, the 100-plus-year-old institution that provides social services for children and families in the San Gabriel Valley. So Union [...]

Showcase House Gives Out $554,000

Showcase House Gives Out $554,000

This year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design opens April 18, but 42 local musical arts organizations are already celebrating. More than $554,000 in grants were announced by members of the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA). Although designers are still at work at the historic Cravens estate, tickets are available at the website or [...]

Elizabeth House: Where Love Embraces Life

Elizabeth House: Where Love Embraces Life

Hoping to raise funds for a second home to provide a home and support services for pregnant, homeless women in the San Gabriel Valley, Elizabeth House is mounting a gala at the University Club in Pasadena on Saturday, March 20. Dodger announcer Eric Smith will emcee; syndicated radio talk show host (KRLA) Hugh Hewitt will [...]

Raise a Glass to Raise a Home

Raise a Glass to Raise a Home

The San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Family Selection Committee is holding a “FUNdraiser” on Friday, March 19 at the Wine Cave in Montrose. “A Taste of Home” costs $40 per person; the ticket includes wines, appetizers from Damon’s Restaurant and music by the Sam Palmer Group. If you buy wine at the event, the [...]

Do-Good Dining

Do-Good Dining

Do you want to do good by dining out?  On Wednesday night, March 3, more than 30 restaurants, mostly in Pasadena (as well as Joachim Splichal’s three Downtown restaurants), will particpate in Dinners from the Heart. Proceeds go to Hathaway-Sycamores, a venerable family-services agency headquartered in Pasadena. Now in its 19th year, Dinners from the Heart [...]

Volunteer for the Ride

Volunteer for the Ride

If you joined us last year to watch as Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and their cycling colleagues roar around the Rose Bowl, you know what a thrill it is to have them in town. They’re coming back in late May for the next Amgen Tour of California, aka the Tour de Sunshine. Many of the [...]

Sip to Support Sierra Madre Library

Sip to Support Sierra Madre Library

Think Moby Dick and a great white wine. A glass of Chianti and The Godfather. Cannery Row and a Viognier from Monterey.  See how wonderfully wine and great library books mix? Sierra Madre’s library supporters agree and bring the two together this Friday at the annual  fundraiser. For 40 years, the Friends of the Library have been gathering [...]

A Home for Your Homegrown Produce

A Home for Your Homegrown Produce

Swimming in citrus? Rich in garden-grown greens? Set aside some of your backyard produce to donate to local food banks — they’re happy to pass along the bounty to our hungry neighbors. We checked out two Pasadena pantries — one at Fuller Theological Seminary and the other at Friends in Deed — that are listed on AmpleHarvest.org, a national website [...]

Love Fest for Haiti

Love Fest for Haiti

The joint will be jumping all day and night on Saturday at Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters, which is hosting a fundraiser for Little By Little, a medical nonprofit working in Haiti. A few of L.A.’s hottest food trucks will make an appearance, including the Kogi Truck, Barbie’s Q, Get Shaved and the Flying Pig, and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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