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Pasadena Rotary Done in A Day Committee “Did it in a Day” for Room 13/Eliot

Seated: Liane Shih, Artist-in-Residence, Room 13/Eliot; Shannon Mumolo, Site Coordinator, Eliot Arts, Victoria Ortiz; Room 13/Eliot Student. Standing: Patricia Hurley, Light Bringer Project Managing Director; Done in a Day Rotary Team include include Dean Billman, Phil Miles, Catherine Haskett-Haney, Stephen Smith, Leader Mary Lou Byrne, Rob Fisher, Gary Kearney, Dennis Jurett and Frank Nicholas. Rotarians who helped but not pictured: Marilyn Buchanan, Albert Hernandez, Sara…

Hillsides Receives Record $2 Million Bequest

Hillsides has received a $2 million bequest, the largest in its 101-year-old history. The bequest is from the Pierose estate, and is the result of a planned gift made to Hillsides upon the death of…

AbilityFirst Exemplifies the Theme of National Disability Employment Awareness Month

AbilityFirst Exemplifies this year’s theme “Expect. Employ. Empower,” of National Disability Employment Awareness Month as proclaimed by the President for October 2014. This year’s theme reminds people that every American has a right to dignity,…

Wells Fargo Donates $63,000 to Nonprofits and Schools in Greater Los Angeles

Wells Fargo recently held their annual Greater San Gabriel Community Connections Breakfast in which more than $63,000 was donated to nonprofit community organizations and schools across the eastern region of Los Angeles. The heartwarming annual…

Child Worker at Hillsides Finds Solution to Bath Time Problem for Parents

Working with children who had experienced trauma, Ray Phillips found that the most difficult time of the day was bath time. As a program director who worked with vulnerable children and youth for 16 years…

Saturday, November 15

More Than 12,000 Marchers Expected at JDRF One Walk

More than 12,000 advocates representing local businesses, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to participate in the JDRF One Walk™ in Pasadena on Saturday,…

Tuesday, November 25

Foothill Unity Center Seeking Turkeys, Food, Funds, Volunteer Time for Thanksgiving

Foothill Unity Center is gearing up for its annual Thanksgiving food distribution in partnership with its eleven-city community. The distribution for families will be held…

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Hillsides Completes Successful Backpack Drive for New School Year

Employees from Tokio Marine Management in Pasadena donated 40 backpacks to Hillsides back-to-school drive. Hillsides is pleased to announce that it collected 181 backpacks filled with school supplies for its back-to-school drive, meeting the needs of the children in Hillsides programs. The National Charity League Pasadena supplied 75 backpacks, the non-profit volunteer organization, Friends of Foster Children (FOFC), contributed 66 backpacks, and Tokio Marine Management of Pasadena contributed 40. In addition, the Pasadena-headquartered company Green Dot Corporation and the Los Angeles-based Kings Jewelry and Loan, Inc. donated school supplies. “It is a good feeling to know that the children and…

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