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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 the Rite Aid Foundation will be used to help offset the cost for children to attend the programs offered. “The Rite Aid Foundation is committed to improving the health and…

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…

Youth Speakers Highlight Impact of Hillsides Peer Resource Center

Jonathan Hebert spoke about how Hillsides Peer Resource Center helped him come out of his shell and find a job and a career he loves during the Center's one-year anniversary celebration. Since opening its doors…

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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 2014-2015 Guild Officers Installed at Annual Meeting

The 2014-2015 Hillsides Guild president Armida Baylon poses with Hillsides director of development Carrie Espinoza at a recent event. The Hillsides Guild, a volunteer arm of Hillsides, recently gathered at a private club in Pasadena for a well-attended annual meeting and board installation luncheon. Some 50 Guild members and guests were on hand for the lunch and installation of the 2014-2015 board, which consists of Armida Baylon, president; Maureen Staley, 1st vice president, programs; Cathy Brennan, 2nd vice president, membership; Donna De Mond, communications secretary; and Elizabeth Keller, treasurer. After the lunch, the group enjoyed a fashion show hosted by…

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