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Pasadena Rotary Club Seeking 2017 Community Grants Application

The Rotary Club of Pasadena Grants Committee seek grant applications from 501(c)(3) organizations serving Pasadena homeless through food and nutrition, employment or training programs as well as community engagement programs in arts and culture. All qualifying non-profit organizations must serve clients within the boundaries of the City of Pasadena. The Rotary Club of Pasadena Foundation (501c3) provides the funds for the grants. The Foundation is…

Pasadena’s Community Bank Invests $700,000 to Benefit Distressed Communities

Pasadena-based Community Bank has recently added a $700,000 equity investment in Class A stocks at Clearinghouse Community Development Financial Institution (Clearinghouse CDFI). This is the bank’s second investment in the CDFI which now enhances Clearinghouse’s…

Pasadena-Altadena Links Holiday Affair Raises $20,000 for Scholarships

  Recently the Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links Inc. hosted their annual holiday gathering, “Holidays with the Links” in Paseo Colorado’s Noor Ballroom. At the sold-out affair, over 250 guests enjoyed a lively cocktail reception,…

Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union Gives Back for the Holidays

“We’ve been able to reach out to families in need,” said Rhonda Newborg, Vice President of Member Services at the Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union. “It’s really what the credit union does – we reach…

Community Leaders Don Aprons, Hairnets to Serve Locals and Celebrate Pasadena Hot Meal Program’s 110,000 Dinners Served

Dozens of community leaders and volunteers donned aprons and hairnets Wednesday evening at the Jackie Robinson Community Center to serve delicious hot meals to hungry locals and celebrate the Pasadena Hot Meal Program’s 110,000th meal…

Actor Robert Patrick and Fellow Motorcycle Riders Bring Cheer to Hillsides Children with Toy Run

Actor Robert Patrick of the CBS show “Scorpion” and some 125 fellow riders from the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club Chapter 101 and other local motorcycle clubs…

Pasadena Hot Meal Program Celebrates Milestone Tonight, Having Fed Over 110,000 In Need

At a previous milestone event in 2014, Salzer (center, cutting cake) was congratulated at his Pasadena United Hot Meals Program's Villa Parke anniversary.   Robin…

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena Brings the Gift of Christmas Cheer to Children and their Families in the San Gabriel Valley

On Friday, December 16 ChapCare hosted its Annual Holiday Extravaganza, at two health centers in the San Gabriel Valley: the Lincoln health center in Pasadena,…

Salvation Army Donations Drop Almost 10% This Year

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, a long-standing holiday tradition that collects monetary donations at various businesses, including stores and banks, is trying to reach…

Los Angeles Woman Arranges Holiday Toy Drive for Foster Care Charity Where She Once Lived

For the second year in a row, Stephanie Castillo has arranged a holiday toy drive for the children of Hillsides, a foster care charity headquartered in Pasadena. She gathered together a group of co-workers, family, and friends, and together, they donated some 75 gifts for the children. And while each holiday season, some 300 generous supporters provided gifts for the families and children Hillsides serves, Castillo stands out. The 39-year-old manager at Rockport Healthcare Services in Los Angeles is a former resident of Hillsides residential treatment program for children in foster care. She lived there from 1987-1993, from the ages…

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