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


Local Law Firm Helps Kids in Need Go Back to School

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 11:11 am

The Pasadena-based Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer recently threw its support behind Foothill Unity Center’s mobile dental clinic by volunteering at the Center’s 15th annual Back to School Distribution at Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia. The Augus... More »


Women’s City Club Honors Prolific Volunteer

Monday, July 29, 2013 | 7:26 am

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena honored Eleanor Beasley with the 2013 Gloria Gartz Award for her commitment to serving the community at the Annual Awards Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars on Saturday, July 27. Nominations from the community were requested... More »


Kidspace Children’s Museum Meets $2 Million Matching Challenge

Friday, May 24, 2013 | 12:41 pm

In just over one year, Kidspace Children’s Museum has met a $2 million matching challenge put forward by Chicago-based Galvin Family Foundations. The funds from the challenge move the Museum past the $8.9 million mark in their $13 million capital campaign. T... More »


Pasadena Bar Association Hosts 3rd Annual Speech Scholarship Contest

Monday, May 13, 2013 | 1:20 pm

The Pasadena Bar Association (PBA) hosted the 3rd Annual Speech Scholarship Contest, Co-Founded by Donald P. Schweitzer, current PBA president, and Steven Yee, 2011 PBA president on May 9, 2013 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The contest invited high school ... More »


Maranatha High School Celebrates Grandparents

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 3:02 pm

It was a grand day and spring was in the air on April 24, 2013 as Maranatha High School celebrated Grandparents’ Day! Smiles, hugs and handshakes from Student Ambassadors greeted grandparents and special friends as they arrived at the Maranatha campus. Shirl... More »


LA Children’s Chorus Gala Bel Canto Raises $270,000

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 12:40 pm

Music and joy reigned when the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) honored legendary composer Richard M. Sherman (Beverly Hills) and LACC advocates and benefactors Mary Blodgett and Carlton Calvin (San Marino) at its annual fundraiser, Gala Bel Canto, on Ap... More »


LA Autism Walk Hosts 40,000 Attendees and Raises Over $1.8M for Autism

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 5:25 pm

40,000 community autism supporters united for a single cause at the 11th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The event raised more than $1.8M for autism. Powered by volunteers and families with l... More »


American Cancer Society Reveals Honorees for Upcoming Gala

Friday, April 12, 2013 | 5:48 am

At the American Cancer Society 2013 Kick Off Reception for the San Gabriel Valley held at the iPic Theatre on Thursday April 11, the event chairs introduced the Honorees for this year’s gala event. The recognized honorees are the City of Hope as the Medical ... More »