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Stories about acts of charity and philanthropy and groups and people who give to the community.


Pasadena Artist Donates All Her Proceeds From 2020 to Cancer Research

Friday, December 11, 2020 | 12:59 pm

A Pasadena-based artist has spent this year using her pencils and paintbrushes to fight cancer, donating 100% of proceeds from art sales in 2020 to the American Cancer Society. AM Studio LLC founder and CEO Alia Manetta says she has four passions:  “art, scien... More »


Toy Drive For Artsakh Children Unites Armenian Community

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 11:02 am

Thousands of toys and lots of warm clothes were collected for the children of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) at the Homenmen (Armenian Athletic Association) Toy Drive in Pasadena and Glendale. Volunteers of all ages helped donors unload toys from cars lining up th... More »


Kaiser Permanente Commits $1.5 Million for Homeless/COVID-19 Aid

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 11:41 am

To help protect the most vulnerable in our communities, Kaiser Permanente has awarded $1.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in Southern California, aimed at supporting the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 for people experiencing homelessness i... More »


Langham Huntington Hotel Donates 12,000 Masks to Local Hospitals

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 8:02 am

Honoring National Nurses Day and National Nurses Week, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has donated a total of 10,000 surgical masks and 2,000 N95 masks each, to Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.  National Nurses Week begins Wednesday, May 6, and runs thro... More »


One Colorado Donates $25,000 to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 6:37 am

One Colorado, the one city retail block in the heart of historic Old Pasadena, has donated $25,000 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank as part of CoreGiving Foundation’s effort to support the fight against childhood hunger. CoreGiving, a national philanthrop... More »


City Receives FEMA Trailers for Aid in COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, April 6, 2020 | 12:05 pm

As many as 50 FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) trailers have been placed in the Rose Bowl parking lot. Responding to posts on the Nextdoor site, City Manager Steve Mermell said that the trailers are currently not in use. “The city obtained them from ... More »


McDonald’s Franchises to Offer Free Breakfast to First Responders

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 4:52 am

McDonald’s franchisees will begin serving free breakfast to first responders, beginning Thursday morning, at the company’s 700- plus locally owned and operated restaurants in Southern California. There are three McDonald’s in Pasadena, at 1320 E. Colorado Blvd... More »