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Director of Visual Arts Bobbie Rich (left) and Resonate LA Lead Pastor David Cobia with Summer of Soul Paintings.

News, Dining, Santa Monica, Art, Non Profits

Upper West Hosts Summer Of Soul’s Grand Finale On Sunday

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:20 am

The Summer of Soul Art Exhibition is, to some Santa Monica residents, symbolized by the giant pair of neon sunglasses that people have been able to draw at the beach at the Twilight Concert Series each Thursday night.

Since 1937, the Assistance League of Santa Monica chapter has been helping children and families in need in the Santa Monica Bay Area. They work closely with the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District and local Los Angeles Unified School District to identify those in need in the community.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Non Profits

VIDEO: An Inside Look Into The Santa Monica Assistance League Thrift Shop On 15th St.

Posted Aug. 24, 2015, 10:20 am

Since 1937, the Assistance League of Santa Monica chapter has been helping children and families in need in the Santa Monica Bay Area. They work closely with the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District and local Los Angeles Unified School District to identify those in need in the community.

Kate Vernez.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Kate Vernez Named To The Bay Foundation Board Of Directors

Posted Aug. 24, 2015, 9:56 am

Kathryn Vernez, longtime City of Santa Monica government and community relations leader, has been named to the Board of the Directors of The Bay Foundation.

Walk With Sally founder Nick Arquette.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Nick Arquette On Why He Started His Non-Profit Walk With Sally

Posted Aug. 8, 2015, 9:37 am

Nick Arquette is the founder of Walk With Sally, a non-profit organization that offers a mentorship program that pairs cancer survivors with mentees that have a parent, sibling, or family member with cancer. The aim is to foster a loving friendship and a sense of community between all the parties involved.

Assistance League of Santa Monica members packed backpacks on Wednesday that will be given to local students.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Assistance League Of Santa Monica Puts Together Backpacks For Students

Posted Aug. 7, 2015, 9:30 am

Assistance League of Santa Monica member volunteers gathered on Wednesday at the Chapter House to fill 420 backpacks with age appropriate school supplies, which includes notebooks, writing utensils, and other materials, as well as a hygiene kit including deodorant and toothbrushes.

The sixth annual Evening on the Beach at Jonathan Beach Club returns Thursday, Aug. 6 with proceeds benefiting St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Party On The Sand In Santa Monica To Support St. Vincent Meals On Wheels

Posted Jul. 20, 2015, 9:32 am

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels – the charity that does exactly what its name implies. People drive around and deliver food to the elderly or reclusive, which greatly helps the communities that it is involved in.

Imerman Angels, a nonprofit organization that enables free one-on-one cancer support service, is holding a yoga fundraiser this Sunday at the end of Santa Monica Pier.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Pier, Non Profits

Yoga Fundraiser Against Cancer Sunday At The End Of Santa Monica Pier

Posted Jul. 10, 2015, 9:34 am

Fight the good fight against cancer this weekend with sunshine and some beach yoga at the Santa Monica Pier. For a $25 ticket, yogi fundraisers will receive a free yoga mat and water while providing real immediate support for both those being diagnosed with cancer and those that have survived.

Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club Board President Becky Upchurch with Laura Owen, owner of Gioia on Main Street in Santa Monica, show off outfits with Woman’s Club members Addie Stalk and Marcia Sten.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits, Women

‘Afternoon Tea & Fashion Runway’ On Friday To Benefit WISE & Healthy Aging

Posted Jul. 8, 2015, 9:31 am

An ‘Afternoon Tea & Fashion Runway’ will bring together women (and men) throughout the Los Angeles Westside to support WISE & Healthy Aging’s nonprofit mission of enhancing the independence, dignity and quality of life of the elderly.

Acclaimed Pop opera recording artist Nick Palance will be headlining the “Coming Home with Nick Palance and Friends” charity benefit to benefit OPCC on June 28.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Nick Palance To Headline OPCC Charity Benefit June 28 At Casa Del Mar

Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:38 am

After years of singing at others’ events, crossover music star Nick Palance will be teaming up with the Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) to put on his own benefit Sunday June 28, “Coming Home,” to raise money to help homeless people in Los Angeles.

Assistance League members presented scholarships to high school students last month.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Assistance League Presents Scholarships To High School Students

Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 10:55 am

Assistance League of Santa Monica has a scholarship program with Santa Monica-Malibu and Olympic High Schools.

Members of Night Lights, an auxiliary of Santa Monica Assistance League. Seated in the front row is Darlene Kasch and Ann Peters (Auxiliary Campership Chairs) and Dori Ollestad (Night Lights President).

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Assistance League Pack Bags For Campers

Posted May. 29, 2015, 9:13 am

Night Lights, an auxiliary of Santa Monica Assistance League, recently met to assemble duffle bags full of goodies for children that they help send to camp.

Tanna Frederick founded Project Save Our Surf in 2008 to bring together those who believe that the planet can be saved through education, awareness outreach, and involvement.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Tanna Frederick On How She’s Helping Conserve Oceans, Fresh Water

Posted May. 19, 2015, 9:41 am

Santa Monica actress Tanna Frederick has become a mainstay of the Los Angeles theatre community, but when she’s not on stage she’s busy doing her part to save the planet.

TEEN LINE Executive Director Michelle Carlson, Humanitarian Award honorees Peter Mezza and Ellie Schneir, and TEEN LINE Founder Elaine Leader.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Residents Honored At Teen Line Luncheon

Posted May. 18, 2015, 10:02 am

TEEN LINE, the confidential teen-to-teen hotline, honored The Herzer Family with the “Above and Beyond Family Award” and Santa Monica residents Ellie Schneir and Peter Mezza with the “Humanitarian Award” at the annual Food for Thought Luncheon May 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits, Pacific Palisades

Walk With Love 5K Walk/Run Taking Place In Pacific Palisades Today

Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:25 am

Walk with Love, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s parent-pleasing, kid-friendly, doggie-delighting annual 5K Walk/Run, will take place this morning, May 17 in Pacific Palisades.

In this week's episode of In The Chair, editor Brenton Garen speaks to Dr. Bob Hamilton founder of Walk To Africa.

Video, Santa Monica, Non Profits

VIDEO: Dr. Bob Hamilton Talks About Walk To Africa In Santa Monica This Weekend

Posted May. 15, 2015, 10:11 am

In this week's episode of In The Chair, editor Brenton Garen speaks to Dr. Bob Hamilton founder of Walk To Africa.

Front row, from left: Barbara Bishop, Judy Neveau, President Jeff Jarow, Holly Kiger, Monika White and Roger Goodman.  Back row, from left: Mark Lawson Shepard, Jeanne Payne, Myung Deering, Barbara Pereni, Andrea Bjornlie, Alanna Shepard, Joe Deering, Nat Trives, Kathy Shepard, Don Kiger, Dick Vasak and Helen Vasak. Not pictured: Judi Garton.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Sister City Association Installs New Board Of Directors

Posted May. 11, 2015, 10:03 am

The Santa Monica Sister City Association (SMSCA) recently inducted its newly elected Board of Directors for 2015-2016.

Latest news from Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors To Hold Fundraiser Monday Night

Posted Apr. 26, 2015, 9:31 am

Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors will hold a fundraiser this Monday, April 27, from 5 pm to 9 pm at Pono Burger.

Proceeds from the fundraiser dinner at Back on Broadway will provide a myriad of activities and classes for hundreds of youth to be engaged and off the streets during the critical hours afterschool.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Last Chance To Buy Tickets To Chez PAL Fundraiser Dinner On Thursday

Posted Apr. 26, 2015, 8:29 am

The City of Santa Monica Police Activities League will partner with Back on Broadway to host the annual Chez PAL Dinner this Thursday, April 30.

HARK (Healing Arts Reaching Kids) will host a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser at Upper West Restaurant on May 5. Funds will benefit HARK workshops at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

News, Life And Arts, Dining, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Upper West To Host Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser For Healing Arts Reaching Kids

Posted Apr. 24, 2015, 9:10 am

Want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is style and support a good cause at the same time? Look no further than Upper West Restaurant at 3321 Pico Blvd. where the community is invited to celebrate with HARK (Healing Arts Reaching Kids).

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Volunteers To Receive Letters From The President

Posted Apr. 14, 2015, 9:25 am

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Surgeon Named Ophthalmology Honoree For “Walk To Cure Arthritis”

Posted Apr. 9, 2015, 8:06 am

The Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region, has named Santa Monica resident Dr. Sharon Spooner Ophthalmology Honoree for the Greater Los Angeles “Walk to Cure Arthritis.”

WISE and Healthy Aging will honor Dr. Chui Tsang and Drs. Reece and Wang at its ‘Celebration of Caring’ event on April 18.

News, Health, Senior, Non Profits

Wise & Healthy Aging Announces 2015 Honorees For Celebration Of Caring

Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:50 am

Area professionals, caregivers, and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of Southland seniors will be honored by Santa Monica-based WISE & Healthy Aging at its annual Celebration of Caring event, announced Grace Cheng Braun, President and CEO.

A piece of play equipment called Glacier that the City plans to purchase for Ozone Park with a $50,000 Kiwanis donation. The donation and play equipment selection are not considered final until approved by City Council at their April 28 meeting.

News, Parks, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Kiwanis Club 100th Birthday Creates A New Life For Santa Monica Playground

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:40 am

As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, Kiwanis International is promoting the creation of children’s playgrounds around the world. More than 11 new playgrounds are to be built in 2015.

The new Assistance League of Santa Monica Board of Directors.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Assistance League Of Santa Monica Installs New Board Members

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:38 am

Assistance League of Santa Monica held its annual board installation luncheon Wednesday at the Bel-Air Bay Club.

Lou Ferrigno, best known for portraying the titular role in the “The Incredible Hulk,” has used his lasting stardom to raise funds for The Starkey Foundation and L.A. Muscular Dystrophy Association.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Lou Ferrigno, AKA The Hulk, Shines Light On Hearing Loss, Muscular Dystrophy

Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 12:24 pm

When you meet 6’5” Lou Ferrigno, aka the Hulk from the 1977-82 television series “The Incredible Hulk,” it doesn’t take long to realize the Santa Monica resident is a gentle giant, using his long lasting stardom to support charities close to his heart.

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