Giving Back
Southern California Gas Company Hosts Holiday Party for Hillsides Children

On December 17, several employees from Southern California Gas Company including the facilities department at its Pico Rivera training facility threw a holiday party for children who reside at Hillsides Residential Treatment Services in Pasadena. Employees transformed the recreational room at Hillsides into a magical holiday setting, with a beautiful Christmas tree, poinsettias, and tables full of gifts and baked goods. During the event, children…

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…

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…

Operation Polar Wind Nets Toys for Pediatric Patients at Area Hospital

The Pasadena Police Air Operations Section and the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) will conduct their 9th annual Christmas Toy Drive at the Pediatrics Ward…

St. James’ Parish Day School in South Pasadena Adopt Families in Need through Hillsides Holiday Adopt-a-Family

Pictured above, (left to right) Kathryn Gordon Smith, the president of the St. James Parents’ Association and her daughter Louisa (in Snugli), Rozella Oliver and…

Foundations Award $728,000 to Support Hillsides Work with Transition Age Youth

Aurelio Mitjans, a youth advocate at YMO, helps a youth prepare for a job interview. Much of the grant money received in 2014 will support…

Pasadena Tournament of Roses and Zappos.com Share Shoes with Pasadena Unified School District Children in Need

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses and Zappos.com joined together with Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Families in Transition, a charitable organization serving homeless children enrolled in PUSD, to provide shoes for children in need this holiday season. The joint PUSD Families in Transition — Zappos.com — Tournament of Roses event took place on Saturday, December 6 at the PUSD District Offices. Representatives from each organization worked to fit shoes for children currently enrolled in the Families in Transition program. Marking its first year as a participant in the Rose Parade®, Zappos.com presented new shoes generously donated by Vans — one…

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