Good Deeds


Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is hosting a TUGG benefit screening of GO PUBLIC on Wednesday, January 22nd. This screening is raising funds for PEF’s signature Teacher Grants program. Funding for the program was previously underwritten by banking institutions that no longer exist. All donations will be used to fund individual teacher grants for classroom projects and supplies. [...]

Salsa Night, Ladies and Gentlemen

Salsa Night, Ladies and Gentlemen

Strap on your high heels, Ladies, or tuck in a tailored shirt, Gentlemen, and come support the preservation of historic Blinn House at their Salsa Night fundraiser, Friday, January 10th. Come early with friends and sit at your reserved table for a full dinner followed by dance lessons, or, come late and enjoy the dancing [...]

Be a Bride Against Breast Cancer

Be a Bride Against Breast Cancer

They call it a “Nationwide Tour of Gowns.” Brides Against Breast Cancer, headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, works to offer “free information, programs, and services to cancer patients, caregivers, and family members, while connecting them with others who are undergoing a similar experience.” BABC’s “‘Original Nationwide Tour of Gowns’ raises nearly one million dollars for cancer [...]

From the Floor of a Mud Hut to CCN Sunrise

From the Floor of a Mud Hut to CCN Sunrise

Tami Devine was born on the floor of a mud hut in “in the remotest jungle village that you can think of” in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her father abandoned the family and four earlier children did not survive, so it was just Tami and her mom. Tami’s mother had elephantiasis in her foot, yet [...]

Relief Benefit Concert

Relief Benefit Concert

Producers Patty Onagan and Ronn Goswick have organized a concert to benefit relief efforts in the Philippines. Wednesday, December 18th, performers such as Joan Almedilla who starred on Broadway in Miss Saigon, 1995-1997 and portrayed the role of “Fantine” in Les Misérables on the Third National Tour. Deedee Magno Hall also performed on Broadway in Miss Saigon [...]

Toy Drive At CoolHaus & Dog Haus

Toy Drive At CoolHaus & Dog Haus

Bring an unwrapped toy or game valued at $20 or more to CoolHaus on December 18th. Guests will be treated with CoolHaus mini ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes, as well as hot chocolate. Pasadena Magazine says, “We’ll bring the bubbly.” This holiday’s toy drive benefits the Pasadena Child Development Associates. PCDA is “a non-profit that focuses [...]

Sleigh Bells Ring…Are You Listening?

Sleigh Bells Ring…Are You Listening?

Cocktails, elegance, and let’s be merry. It’s the 22nd Annual Wreath Auction on Friday, December 6th. The Pasadena – Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation is holding an evening of dining by candlelight and with more wreaths to bid on than you have windows and doors. Sleigh Bells Ring: Annual Wreath Auction Friday, Dec. 6th, [...]

Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sales to Benefit PUSD

Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sales to Benefit PUSD

Text of press release from PUSD. Two Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) schools will be spreading holiday cheer while raising money for a good cause over the next few weeks. John Muir High School Boys’ Basketball and Pep Squad are selling Christmas trees and wreaths and Norma Coombs Alternative School is selling poinsettias. John Muir [...]

Free ACA Enrollment & Legal Assistance

Free ACA Enrollment & Legal Assistance

We all know what a bumpy path it’s been with the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act. Tuesday, November 19th, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters (LAAHU) are looking to smooth that path by hosting an enrollment fair at Pasadena City College. Initially, attendees will hear a ten-minute [...]

Buy a Fir & Help a Shelter

Buy a Fir & Help a Shelter

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Altadena is offering Noble, Grand, and Douglas Firs for your holiday festivities. Heights range from four feet to ten feet, but what distinguishes one kind from another? Here’s their breakdown: Douglas Fir: The major Christmas tree species used in the Pacific Northwest since the 1920s. Nationally, it still remains as [...]

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