Giving Back
Local Nonprofit to Hold House Dedication Ceremony

Pasadena-based Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) will dedicate its new office, a historic Pasadena home, in honor of its benefactor in a ceremony on Saturday, April 26. The home, located at 569 S. Marengo Ave., was donated to the organization by longtime IEA patron and supporter, Sarah D. Barder. The Craftsman-style home was built in 1901 for G.G. Green and is on the National Register…

Wells Fargo Announces Million Dollar Donation to Villa Esperanza Services

Detail of Campus Entry for Villa Street This Autism Awareness Month, Wells Fargo announces a million dollar grant to Villa Esperanza Services for the most urgent needs of their $18 million capital campaign. Villa Esperanza…

50th Pasadena Showcase House of Design Now Open

  It sits nestled in the Arroyo, deep in Pasadena, the product of more than two dozen local designers, and the organizational work of many more volunteers, to ensure that Pasadena’s school children all have…

Wells Fargo and Professional Child Development Associates Renovate Playground for Children with Disabilities

Steve Mann, Wells Fargo Private Bank regional managing director, presenting a check to Dr. Diane Cullinane, PCDA executive director, for the $7,500 Wells Fargo playground matching grant challenge. Photo credit Wells Fargo Wells Fargo and…

Hathaway-Sycamores Receives Generous Donation from Pasadena Whole Foods

(l-r) Cindy Estorga, Andi Sica, Heather Anderson, Joe Ford and Mike Gutierrez. Photo courtesy of Hathaway-Sycamores A Pasadena partnership has been forged between Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services (which is headquartered in Pasadena) and the…

Saturday, April 26

Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks Announced

50,000 community autism supporters are expected to unite for a single cause at the 12th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the…

Saturday, April 26

Foothill Unity Center Golden Plate Awards to Honor Former City Manager Cynthia Kurtz

Cynthia Kurtz, President and CEO of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, will receive the 2014 Heart in Hand Humanitarian Award at Foothill Unity Center’s…

Saturday, April 26

Local Nonprofit to Hold House Dedication Ceremony

Pasadena-based Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) will dedicate its new office, a historic Pasadena home, in honor of its benefactor in a ceremony on Saturday,…

Sunday, April 27

Special Story Time and Give Back Event with Sydney Paige

On Sunday, April 27, 2:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse hosts a special story time with Courtney Brockmeyer, a La Cañada resident, social entrepreneur and…

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Pasadena’s Real Change Movement Helps the Homeless, One Parking Meter at a Time

Jaylene Moseley, President of the Flintridge Center, and City of Pasadena Housing Director William Huang pose with symbols of the Real Change Movement. The Flintridge Center will oversee the campaign. D. Yuen and Chris Yates have one thing in common — both frequent Old Pasadena for shopping and eating, where bumping into at least one of Pasadena’s 772 homeless seems inevitable, even if the response to that person with the outstretched hand is not as clear cut. Caught in the act of handing out spare change, Yates said he often volunteers his time at homeless shelters and half way houses, and…

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