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Roberta Koz Wilson founded Audrey’s Cookies with 10 percent of retail purchases being donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Homemade Cookies Donates To Starlight Children’s Foundation

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:42 am

A scrumptious win-win situation has arrived in all Whole Foods locations in Santa Monica, as well as stores in the Pacific Southwest region. There is now a way to enjoy the essence of homemade cookies, contribute to a worthy cause, and take part in a family legacy.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation To Host Benefit Auction At Lexus Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 9:47 am

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation will host its 2nd Annual LA Initiative Benefit Auction at Lexus Santa Monica this Thursday, Nov. 20.

The opening reception for 'Filling the wHole' raised $9,000 for Chase Foundation benefiting Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica's P32 Gallery On Target To Raise $15,000 For Chase Foundation

Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:34 am

The newly opened P32 gallery in Santa Monica raised $9,000 for the Chase Foundation in the first week of its exhibition, "Filling the wHole." The exhibition runs until Dec. 4 with a goal of raising $15,000. More than 150 people attended the opening reception on Oct. 25.

Sofia Vergara and CLARE Tribute Award honoree Joe Manganiello.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Non Profits

CLARE Tribute Dinner In Santa Monica Honors Hollywood Trio

Posted Nov. 15, 2014, 9:23 am

The 17th Annual Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner honored actor/producer/director Joe Manganiello, talent agent Steven Glick, and screenwriter Craig Borten on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

The Meals on Wheels West Board of Directors and staff showing off their costumes at the Monster Bash.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Meals On Wheels West Monster Bash At Loews Santa Monica A Success

Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am

Meals on Wheels West held its Halloween Monster Bash fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 30 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

SideChef makes cooking easy by providing photos and instructions for every step of a recipe.

News, Santa Monica, Technology, Non Profits

SideChef HQ In Santa Monica To Bake Halloween Treats For OPCC Clients

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 9:13 am

SideChef, the step-by-step cooking app that rocketed into the iTunes Top 10 list of Food & Drinks apps during its iPhone launch, is baking Halloween treats at their Santa Monica headquarters as part of a Halloween Bake-Off on October 27 to give to the Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC).

BAM Fest attendees can enjoy more than 40 craft breweries on Sunday, Oct. 25.

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

BAM Fest (Beer Art & Music Festival) Returns To Santa Monica Sunday, Oct. 26

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:35 am

Tickets are selling fast to the 18th Street Arts Center’s renowned BAM Fest (Beer Art & Music Festival) on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Conservancy To Host Fundraising Salon Today At Bundy House

Posted Oct. 12, 2014, 9:45 am

The Santa Monica Conservancy will host its annual fundraising salon at the historic Bundy House today, Oct. 12, from 3 pm to 5 pm.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits, West Hollywood

30th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles Returns Sunday

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 9:07 am

The 30th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles will be held Sunday, with 25,000 people walking 10 kilometers through West Hollywood and the Fairfax district to raise funds for AIDS Project Los Angeles and more than 20 other Los Angeles County-based AIDS service organizations.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Charity Makes A Difference In The Lives Of Navajo Children

Posted Oct. 8, 2014, 9:21 am

The Spirit of a Giving Heart, a Santa Monica and El Segundo-based foundation that provides annual holiday gifts, clothing, and school supplies to children of the Navajo nation, benefits from the generosity of three local chief executive officers (CEOs) who are working to impact the lives of more than 300 disadvantaged school-age children in Arizona.

Phyllis Roteman, Kurt Rappaport, Sarah Mutch, Geyer Kosinski, Dr. Brian Perri, Elisabetta Canalis, Annie McCarthy, Sunil Perkash, Bill Kelly attend the Samburu Splash Bash Event on Sept. 27 in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

The Samburu Splash Bash In Santa Monica A Big Success

Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 7:30 am

The Samburu Splash Bash held in Santa Monica last Saturday, Sept. 27 drew Los Angeles’ power players from the entertainment business and beyond.

Party On The Pier Returns This Sunday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Ucla, Santa Monica, Pier, Non Profits

Party On The Pier Fundraiser Returns To Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 9:01 am

A fun-filled, charitable event will take place on the Santa Monica Pier this Sunday, Oct. 5 in the form of the 15th annual Mattel Party on the Pier as part of a partnership between Mattel and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Gran Fondo Italia wound its way across the Westside on Sunday, Sept. 28 with more than 800 cyclists.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits, Cycling

Cyclists Take To The Santa Monica Mountains, Italian Style

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 9:00 am

The Santa Monica Mountains have played host to more than 800 cyclists in one of the most prestigious international amateur cycling events, Gran Fondo Italia.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Have You Visited The Assistance League Of Santa Monica Thrift Shop?

Posted Oct. 2, 2014, 8:21 am

Local residents can decide when they shop at the Assistance League of Santa Monica Thrift Shop. They have great merchandise, excellent prices, pop-up sales, and friendly member-volunteers to help.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Chorus To Support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:36 am

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Santa Monica Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is proud to announce its support through several public appearances in the month of October where the group will perform the “Mammogram” song.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Reef Check Foundation To Host Gala Fundraising Event Thursday In Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:33 am

Reef Check Foundation, the world’s largest volunteer reef monitoring and conservation organization, will host its gala fundraising event, “Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans” this Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

The Bay Foundation Launches New & Improved Website

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:22 am

The Bay Foundation (TBF) launched its new website recently, a more thorough, easy-to-read and visually-engaging presentation of the organization that announced a new Executive Director in June and its new shortened name last Fall.

Visit to discover more about the importance of clean water.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Samburu Project’s 2nd Annual Splash Bash In Santa Monica This Saturday

Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am

The Samburu Project will host its 2nd Annual Splash Bash fundraising gala this Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7:30-10:30 pm at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club in downtown Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

OPCC To Host 50th Anniversary Celebration This Weekend In Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am

OPCC is celebrating 50 years of providing hope to the most vulnerable members of our community on the Westside of Los Angeles County with a 50th anniversary celebration this weekend.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Non Profits

5,000 People Expected For Heart Walk In Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Sep. 18, 2014, 8:46 am

The American Heart Association will host its second annual Heart Walk at the Santa Monica Pier this Sunday, Sept. 21. An estimated 5,000 people are expected to attend.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Community Food Drive Starts Monday At 123 Moving & Storage In Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:57 am

Move For Hunger is partnering with 123 Moving & Storage in Santa Monica to host a community food drive to help end hunger in the L.A. County community.

Volunteers from the non-profit organization Food Forward collect unsold produce from the Santa Monica farmers markets that’s donated weekly to people in need.

News, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Farmers Markets Donate Unsold Produce To Worthy Causes

Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:23 am

Ever wondered what happens to fresh produce that’s left over each week at farmers markets across Santa Monica?

Health, Senior, Santa Monica, Non Profits

WISE & Healthy Aging To Host Volunteer Orientation Friday, Sept. 19

Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 9:40 am

WISE & Healthy Aging will host a volunteer orientation on the morning of Friday, Sept. 19 from 9:30-11:30 am at 1527 4th Street, second floor, Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

AMF Bay Shore Lanes In Santa Monica To Host Cause For Celebration Fundraiser

Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 9:35 am

Registration is now open for the third annual Bowling for Birthdays fundraiser at the AMF Bay Shore Lanes in Santa Monica, a charity event that raises funds to throw birthday parties for homeless and foster youth living in the greater Los Angeles area.

South Central youth with their sensei William Candelario of Renshinkan Foundation of California who has been teaching free classes for the past five years.

Sports, Santa Monica, Youth, Non Profits

Santa Monica Dojo Supports At-Risk South Central Youth

Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 8:57 am

In 2009, a Santa Monica-based School of Martial Arts branched out to form a Foundation to teach a free weekly class to a handful of at-risk youth in South Central Los Angeles. Fast-forward to today, the program has significantly grown to multiple free classes that serve about 200 students a week who live in South Central.

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