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Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Welcomes New CEO, Lisa Cavelier

The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is pleased to announce the hiring of Lisa Cavelier as its new Chief Executive Officer. Lisa’s expertise in Pasadena-based community organizations, fundraising and her strong leadership skills make her the perfect candidate to shepherd the 81-year-old iconic organization into its next chapter. “We are delighted to have Lisa on board with the Club and excited to work with…

Lin Realty Group Donates 50 Bikes to Hillsides Foster Care Charity for the Holidays

Left to right: Carolyn Thrasher (Director of Client Care), Carlen Colmenares (WOW! Coordinator), Eva Lin (Team Leader), and Joe Rock (Managing Partner). Local realtor Eva Lin and her team at Lin Realty Group in Pasadena…

Hathaway-Sycamores’ Holiday Card Program Helps Transition Age Youth Find a Place to Call Home

“Home for the holidays.” This simple phrase evokes feelings of belonging, security, joy and love. To many young people, it’s an idea they can only dream of — because they have no place to call…

San Gabriel Valley Starbucks Now Feature Holiday Toy Collection Boxes for Pasadena Foster Care Nonprofit Hillsides

Fifty-five Starbucks in the San Gabriel Valley are participating in the toy drive for Hillsides over the holidays. For the ninth year in a row, Starbucks is placing holiday toy collection boxes for the foster…

Kaiser Permanente Provides $650,000 to Help Communities Impacted by Woolsey Fire

Pasadena-based Kaiser Permanente Southern California announced a $650,000 contribution to provide immediate support for relief and recovery efforts in communities impacted by the Southern California Woolsey Fire. Kaiser Permanente is giving $500,000 to the United…

Rusnak/Pasadena Audi Supports Hillsides with a Holiday Toy Drive

Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi, center, poses with staff at the Rusnak/Pasadena Audi dealership in Old Town Pasadena, which is running a toy drive for Hillsides through…

Second Century of Generosity to Children at Christmas

L-R: Club President Janet Beggs, Philanthropy Chair Lou Ann Heintz, Celeste de Coudres, Mary Moffitt Established in 1888 and in its second century, The Shakespeare…

GivingTuesday, which follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, is A Chance to Help Nonprofits in Pasadena

After days of hard-hitting spending, starting with Black Friday, continuing through Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, it’s time to take a break to really…

Pasadena Police Officers Deliver Hot Thanksgiving Day Meals Prepared by the Salvation Army

Pasadena police officers fanned out across Pasadena Thursday morning, but for this operation they were looking to deliver hot turkey dinners to those in need,…

Third CRxEATIVITY Festival Date is Announced

After two successful festivals that saw 200+ attendees, CRxEATIVITY announced last week their third festival will focus on “healing through creativity” on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Red Carpet affair should see 30+ local artists, filmmakers, and performers and will be benefiting the Cancer Support Community in Pasadena, California. Joining Executive Producers Jennifer Seifert and Malena Hougen Patel on the CRxEATIVITY team will be producers Jennifer Thibault, Liza Marquez, Gina Fenard, Pearlin De Long, Stephanie Stephenson, and Victoria Valentino. Valentino, an artist and sexual assault activist, is the 9th woman to speak out publicly against Bill Cosby and is a founding…

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