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Hillsides Receives Record $2 Million Bequest

Hillsides has received a $2 million bequest, the largest in its 101-year-old history. The bequest is from the Pierose estate, and is the result of a planned gift made to Hillsides upon the death of Dorothy Pierose in July, 2013. Pierose was a long-time supporter of Hillsides and former resident of Pasadena, CA. She was married to Perry N. Pierose, M.D., a prominent physician in…

AbilityFirst Exemplifies the Theme of National Disability Employment Awareness Month

AbilityFirst Exemplifies this year’s theme “Expect. Employ. Empower,” of National Disability Employment Awareness Month as proclaimed by the President for October 2014. This year’s theme reminds people that every American has a right to dignity,…

Wells Fargo Donates $63,000 to Nonprofits and Schools in Greater Los Angeles

Wells Fargo recently held their annual Greater San Gabriel Community Connections Breakfast in which more than $63,000 was donated to nonprofit community organizations and schools across the eastern region of Los Angeles. The heartwarming annual…

Child Worker at Hillsides Finds Solution to Bath Time Problem for Parents

Working with children who had experienced trauma, Ray Phillips found that the most difficult time of the day was bath time. As a program director who worked with vulnerable children and youth for 16 years…

Pasadena Charity Hillsides Selected to Participate in National Initiative to Reduce Adolescent Substance Abuse

The National Council for Behavioral Health has selected Hillsides as one of 29 community behavioral health organizations from across six states to participate in the Reducing Adolescent Substance Abuse Initiative. This two-and-a-half year project is…

Saturday, November 15

More Than 12,000 Marchers Expected at JDRF One Walk

More than 12,000 advocates representing local businesses, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to participate in the JDRF One Walk™ in Pasadena on Saturday,…

Tuesday, November 25

Foothill Unity Center Seeking Turkeys, Food, Funds, Volunteer Time for Thanksgiving

Foothill Unity Center is gearing up for its annual Thanksgiving food distribution in partnership with its eleven-city community. The distribution for families will be held…

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Local Company Raises More Than $96,000 for Children in Need

A Hillsides child participates in one of the many carnival games while Thomas Safran & Associates employees look on. Photo credit: Marisol Barrios/Hillsides Thomas Safran and Associates (TSA), a Los Angeles affordable housing developer, raised $98,866 for Hillsides during the company’s annual fundraising and service event, the Big Give. The announcement was made on Hillsides Pasadena campus on September 11 during the event. The money and gifts were raised during a month-long fundraising drive by the 150 employees of TSA and residents of 49 TSA buildings. People fundraised for Hillsides through a variety of events, including a benefit spaghetti dinner,…

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