Giving Back
Local Artist Sam Nicholson Donating 25 Percent of Sales to Hillsides

Local fine artist Sam Nicholson is donating 25 percent of any of his paintings purchased by supporters of the Pasadena-headquartered non-profit Hillsides. “My wife Diane and I have been involved with Hillsides for years, and it’s such a worthy cause that it’s an honor for me to help out,” said Nicholson. Nicholson, a graduate of the UCLA Graduate School of Fine Arts, combines photography with…

Rite Aid Foundation Awards $5,000 to AbilityFirst

The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $5,000 grant to AbilityFirst, a nonprofit dedicated to providing creative, nurturing environments for children with disabilities to develop key life skills and build confidence. The funding provided by…

Hillsides Aims to Collect 170 Backpacks for New School Year

Hillsides teacher Debi Szilagi-Johnson works with children in the classroom. Photo courtesy Hillsides.Org The Pasadena-headquartered charity Hillsides has begun its annual school supply donation drive to help children and youth in need prepare for the…

Pasadena Education Network Announces Board of Directors

The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) has named Altadena resident Larry O’Brien as the new Chair of their Board of Directors. O’Brien succeeds Dr. Christopher Brandow, who had been Chair of the nonprofit organization since 2010…

Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association Presents Hillsides with $5,000

Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa (left) receives a $5,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association handed to him by John Symes, owner of Symes Automotive Group and a member…

Friday, August 15

Pasadena Coldwell Banker Competes in 2nd Annual Summer Food Drive Competition

NorthStar Moving Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, has teamed up with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage with the support of Move for Hunger, for…

Sunday, September 21

Fritz Coleman Performances to Support Local Non-Profit Organizations

NBC weatherman and stand-up comedian Fritz Coleman will return to the Ice House to perform his show “Fritz Coleman Speaks to a Generation” on Sunday,…

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Hillsides Launches New Chemical Dependency Awareness and Prevention Program

Hillsides Chemical Dependency Awareness & Prevention Program Director Cindy Real with Jonathan Aceves, a program manager for rehabilitative services at Hillsides. Families will have access to the new program through the agency’s Family Resource Centers and school-based sites. The Pasadena-headquartered charity Hillsides has expanded its services to include a Chemical Dependency Awareness and Prevention program. Families throughout Los Angeles County will have access to the program through the agency’s Family Resource Centers and school-based sites. “Our goal is to provide support for the families we serve who may be facing a difficult time in their life,” said the program director,…

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