Giving Back
Tournament of Roses Foundation Receives 10K

(L-R): Rick Jackson, Norma Garcia Kachigian, Jerri Price-Gaines, Tournament of Roses President Rich Chinen, Nancy Neal Davis and Chuck Carroll. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation was presented with a check for $10K by Citizens Business Bank yesterday, December 17, 2014 at Tournament House. The funds were the result of the bank’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic held on October 17, 2014 at Oakmont Country Club…

Special Olympics World Games Host Town South Pasadena Set to Hold Reception

Following its official announcement on November 12 that South Pasadena was selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program from July 21 – 24, 2015, the Local Organizing Committee got busy.…

Los Angeles Company Verifi Provides Hillsides with Snow-Filled Winter Carnival

Los Angeles-headquartered company Verifi threw a winter carnival for the children of Hillsides on the Pasadena campus that included a sledding hill, petting zoo, and obstacle course. Here, left to right: are Tony Wootton, SVP,…

Fire Family Foundation Raises More than $11,000 for 3-Year-Old’s Fight Against Cancer

More than $11,000 was raised when hundreds of hungry patrons came out on Thursday, Dec. 4 to Robin’s Woodfire BBQ in Pasadena to support a 3-year-old girl battling cancer and her family. Ten fire departments,…

Honda’s Helpful Guys (and Gals) Help Out at Pasadena’s Union Station

Over 125 visitors of Pasadena’s Union Station Homeless Services Adult Center were greeted by a group of Helpful Guys in blue shirts from the SoCal Honda Dealers on Monday, who brought and served a warm…

Friday, December 19

Day One’s Cherishing Children Event Brings Smiles to Hundreds of Local Youth

On Friday, December 19th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., come hear the sounds of children giddy with laughter as they throw snow balls, form snow…

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Hillsides Launches Holiday Toy Drive in 55 Local Starbucks Stores

Twenty-five volunteers from local Starbucks stores helped assemble and decorate 55 donation boxes that will be used to collect toys in participating Starbucks stores during Starbucks annual toy drive benefiting Hillsides. For the fifth year in a row, Starbucks is sponsoring a toy drive in participating Starbucks stores in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding area. This year, 55 stores will be participating. The drive will run from December 12 – December 25. Each store will feature a large white donation box topped with a red gift box and decorated with colorful holiday ribbon and a Hillsides poster. “We are…

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