Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘good deeds’


‘Tis the Season to Celebrate 4 Great Causes

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate 4 Great Causes
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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 […]

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 […]

Kickoff to Demolition

Kickoff to Demolition

The public is invited to the kickoff event as the Desiderio Project gets into the swing of things—like demolishing. A 5.17-acre parcel is the location of a former U. S. Army Reserve Center. Just below the lovely Colorado Street Bridge and yards from the Arroyo Seco is a not-so-lovely paved area, a fence with barbed […]

Back to School Angels

Back to School Angels

The concept of philanthropy and the implementation of ideas can never be taught at too young of an age. When we teach by example—from theory to hands-on doing—philanthropy becomes second nature for life. To help kids understand the need and positive effects of caring for others, Five Acres has launched the Junior Philanthropy Network, “an […]

Pasadena Firefighters Head to Nepal

Pasadena Firefighters Head to Nepal

NBC Los Angeles reports that three firefighters from Pasadena Station No. 32 are using personal days to fly to Nepal and help victims of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has already taken over 2,100 lives. The quake also killed and injured people in India, Tibet, and Bangladesh. The fire captain Tim Okimura, paramedic Matthew Caffey, […]

Wardrobe for a Girl

Wardrobe for a Girl

A grandmother needs a crib and a bed so her grandchildren can stay with her; a working mom needs a supply of diapers to leave at daycare for her toddler; a family living in a converted garage needs a refrigerator to maintain custody of the children. Through the Adopt a Child Abuse Caseworker (ACAC) Program […]

Pesky Red Swamp Crayfish

Pesky Red Swamp Crayfish

There are a lot of acronyms involved in this story, like MRT, OBA, and NPS. These are the “big dogs” behind 5 Pasadena students, and many other volunteers, who have been making their way to Malibu in order to restore a balanced environment. It seems Malibu Creek has been overrun with non-native crayfish, specifically the Red […]

D.U.D.E.S.

D.U.D.E.S.

What’s it take to make a playground feel like new? D.U.D.E.S., of course. Dads Uniting Dads in Education and Service was started in 2012 by six dads in South Pasadena. Their aim was to focus their energies  and do things. Take action and do things that would improve the educational resources for the kids in […]

Backpacks for Brighter Futures

Backpacks for Brighter Futures

With the school year quickly approaching, notebooks, crayons and pencils are in high demand. We all know how necessary these items are for kids to do their schoolwork, but all too often, the flailing economy and unstable living situations rob children from the thrill of this most basic ritual of a good education: back-to-school shopping. […]

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