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Expanding the Library’s Walls

It takes more than a library to make a library truly work. Besides the staff and employees there are a host of local organizations that help the library transcend its role in the community. Enter The Pasadena Friends of the Library. As President Joan Cathcart explained, the group works with the library in a host of ways to help expand its reach throughout the city.…

Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills Gathers Area Professionals to Discuss Community Impact

Forty plus San Gabriel Valley professionals gathered for lunch at the Sheraton Pasadena for a discussion about societal problems facing youth today and how the Boys & Girls Clubs are helping to combat some of…

Union Station Homeless Services Receives Service Enterprise Certification

From left, Gwen Hourihan, Volunteer Coordinator; Octavia Sisley, Director of Volunteer and Community Programs; Christine Sisley, volunteer; and Ken Garen, volunteer. Photo courtesy Union Station Homeless Services Union Station Homeless Services is pleased to announce…

MPYD Students Share Sun, Fun and Inspiration at 10th Annual Summer Camp

Summer fun and brotherly bonding were the order of the day as Mentoring Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) – a male student mentoring program at John Muir High School in Pasadena – escaped to the…

Breakfast for Baby Andrew

The Pasadena Hosts Lions Club,  the Salvation Army Pasadena Corps, and the University Club of Pasadena will host an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast  Saturday, August 23, at the Pasadena Salvation Army headquarters in support of Baby…

Thursday, September 18

Robin’s Wood Fire Grill Hosts Sticky Fingers Fundraiser for Local Charity

The Robin’s Wood Fire Grill in Pasadena will sponsor the Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary’s Sticky Fingers Fundraiser on Thursday, September 18, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Robin’s will…

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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Nearly 1,100 kids Attend Foothill Unity Center Back to School Distribution

Nearly 1,100 kids attended the Back to School distribution with their families. Costumed strollers encouraged kids to get a free dental checkup. From left: volunteer Ellen Geiger, event committee members Laurie Orvis and Janet Wall. After months of planning and work by Center staff, over 700 volunteers and a mass of community supporters, some 1,100 preregistered local K-12 children of very low income families got the backpacks, school supplies and clothing they needed to start the school year with confidence. Throughout the day-long event at Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia, a circle of support surrounded the excited youngsters every…

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