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Volunteer: Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count

Volunteer: Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count

Thanks to Monica Hubbard of Wired Women for the following information: Volunteers are still needed to help with Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count. The count will take place on Wednesday, January 27, and volunteers will be sent out in teams of 2-3 in the early morning and late evening (the same teams will go out both […]

No “Thon”, No Totes, No Gala

No “Thon”, No Totes, No Gala

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is not sending out mailing labels, offering tote bags, hosting a gala, or asking that we walk, swim, or run for “any activity that has the word ‘thon’ in it.” For a $25 donation to help empower girls, educate women, and fight for racial justice and civil rights, YWCA P-FV will […]

Shop with a Cop

Shop with a Cop

Pasadena Rotary Club hosted its second “Shop with a Cop” for the holidays with kids from the Pasadena Police Activities League (P. A. L.). Rotary Committee members J.P. Harris and Ed Hearst coordinated the event with Pasadena Police Dept., distributing $50 Target gift cards for an afternoon of shopping, along with a bag of goodies […]

A Winter Solstice Party, Intentions & BS Bonfire

A Winter Solstice Party, Intentions & BS Bonfire

Lori and Scott Webster of Hoopla! in Altadena invite the public to celebrate Yule and “welcome back our progression toward light on the longest night of the year!” Additionally, Kristin Dwan will lead guests on a “Winter Solstice intentioning.” Says Lori… We’ll make a list of the things and thoughts you’d like to let go […]

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate 4 Great Causes

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate 4 Great Causes

Professional Child Development Associates is celebrating the season by supporting four great causes: Heifer International, St. James Church, Pasadena Symphony & POPS, and PCDA. On December 12, the “halls will be decked” at the historic home of Craig and Carolyn Watson. Claud Beltran and his Claud & Co. catering company will be providing victuals and […]

Purchase Holiday Gifts—Help Olive & Leno

Purchase Holiday Gifts—Help Olive & Leno

Last year, we wrote “Sip & Munch for Big Cats” to help promote a fundraising event that would benefit Amazonia Wildlife Foundation and its newest residents Olive and Leno who as 3-month old cubs were found under a car in Burbank in 2011. Malnourished and covered with parasites, initially they were helped and sheltered at […]

Million Meals Marathon

Million Meals Marathon

Twenty-four hours with the goal of receiving enough donations to provide for the nutritional needs of people in need as well as for their pets. The goal with Pasadena City College’s Million Meals Marathon on November 21st is to collect over 2,000 pounds of non-perishable goods, which will be 2 to 3 months of stock. […]

It’s Time to Put a Fork In It

It’s Time to Put a Fork In It

It’s now called “food insecurity,” but it’s still means the same thing. Being hungry. Not for a few minutes before the microwave dings or before In ‘n Out delivers our double/double with grilled onions and animal fries, but being hungry for hours, days, weeks, and even years. Friends who have shared their childhood memories of […]

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Band Project

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Band Project

For most of us, human trafficking is a just grim statistic in the news. For Laurie Kallevig, it’s up-close-and-personal. She works in India with survivors of forced prostitution, youngsters who have been sold or viciously tricked and trapped into life in a brothel. Laurie’s work is unique: she brings ukuleles to India and teaches girls […]

Journey of a Lifetime

Journey of a Lifetime

A youth development volunteer is needed in the Dominican Republic. An agri-business educator in Cameroon, a secondary school science teacher in Tanzania, and a math teacher in Lesotho. Timor-Leste needs a health extension volunteer, a coastal resources management volunteer, and English teachers. Macedonia could use an NGO adviser and a special education teacher. From Tonga […]

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