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Kaiser Permanente Contributes More Than A Half Million Dollars to Ventura County NonProfits to Aid Thomas Fire Recovery Efforts

Nearly a year after the devastating Thomas Fire, Ventura County individuals, families, and businesses continue to be impacted. To boost recovery efforts, Kaiser Permanente Southern California this month funded a group of one-year grants to support 10 nonprofit organizations in Ventura, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, and Camarillo. The grants totaling $570,000 range from $35,000 to $75,000 each. The funds will be used to: • Enhance vulnerable…

Pasadena Educational Foundation Receives Endowment Gift of $500,000 from Keith and Margaret Russell

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is delighted to announce a $500,000 endowment gift from Keith and Margaret Russell to support PEF’s work supporting the students, teachers, and schools of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD).…

Pasadena Community Foundation Grantee PCDA Invests in their Future with Creation of Agency Endowment

When Casey was a toddler, he had challenges dealing with other children as well as adults. He was diagnosed with autism at age 2, and his mother Kelly began trying various therapies, with little success.…

Hathaway-Sycamores Youth Leadership Program Honored by Wendy Carrillo and Jose Huizar

Members of the Hathaway-Sycamores Youth Leadership Program were honored this month by local elected officials during a special end of year celebration at the agency’s Highland Park Family Resource Center. Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo and Councilmember…

Tzu Chi USA Opens Wildfire Aid Registration for Carr Fire Survivors

From August 11-12, the Tzu Chi USA gave $82,900 in emergency cash cards to benefit 145 families affected by the Carr Fire. Tzu Chi USA’s volunteers’ efforts continue as we strive to reach as many…

Operation Gratitude Donates 225 First Responder Care Pouches to Pasadena Firefighters

Pasadena Fire Department firefighters were the grateful recipients last week of 225 First Responder care pouches from Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization based in Chatsworth.…

Heartwarming Event Helps 150 Local Families and Their Youthful Students Prepare for Going Back to School

The Salvation Army Pasadena Tabernacle Corps held its annual Back to School program in Hastings Ranch on Saturday morning. The event, held in conjunction with…

Won’t You Help? 200 Back-to-School Backpacks Needed for Local Children in Need or Foster Care

Hillsides, a Southern California foster care and mental health charity, is asking the community to donate 200 school backpacks for local children in need or…

The Pizza Plant Kicks Off Pizza Donation Program to Help Union Station Feed the Homeless

The Pizza Plant, a new plant-based Pasadena pizza shop, has kicked off a pizza donation program to support families through the healing power of food.…

Dr. Samuel Gidding Joins the Pasadena’s FH Foundation as Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Samuel Gidding. Photo courtesy the FH Foundation The FH Foundation, a global research and advocacy organization, today announced that Dr. Samuel Gidding will join as chief medical officer. Dr. Gidding brings more than 30 years of experience in preventative cardiology, pediatric cardiology and heart failure/transplantation with a strong focus in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), most recently serving as division head of pediatric cardiology at Nemours Cardiac Center and A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and professor of pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University. “As the scale and scope of the FH Foundation’s national and international portfolio of work grows, we are pleased to have Dr. Gidding join…

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