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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.

Meals on Wheels America president Ellie Hollander visited the Santa Monica branch on Monday.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Meals On Wheels West Welcomes National President/CEO Ellie Hollander

Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 9:03 am

Meals On Wheels West hosted Meals on Wheels America president/CEO Ellie Hollander at its open house event Monday morning.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Non Profits

Fundraising For Non-Profits Course Begins In April At Santa Monica College

Posted Mar. 19, 2015, 9:18 am

How do you get people to say ‘yes’ when asking them to donate? This is the topic of a new course being offered through Santa Monica College Community Education, Bundy Campus, beginning April 22.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits, Women

League Of Women Voters To Host “Women Who Shape Santa Monica” Celebration

Posted Mar. 19, 2015, 8:34 am

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (LWVSM) invites the community to join them on Thursday, March 26, as the organization honor four "Women Who Shape Santa Monica."

Food Fare celebrated its 36th anniversary on Thursday, March 5, at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and featured well over 100 of L.A.’s best restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, libations, and vendors.

News, Dining, Health, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Food Fare A Big Success In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles' annual Food Fare event returned to Santa Monica on Thursday, which for its 36th year, hosted prominent local chefs, caterers, wineries, breweries, and vendors to serve and chat with Planned Parenthood supporters, at its food-centric fundraiser.

Attorney Robert Lemle of Lemle Law Group .

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Law Firm Launches Soles4Souls Pair It Forward Campaign

Posted Mar. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

Santa Monica-based personal injury law firm Lemle Law Group has launched a shoe drive to help Soles4Souls Pair It Forward campaign reach their goal of collecting one million pairs of shoes.

National Eating Disorders Association’s third annual Los Angeles NEDA Walk will be held this Saturday, March 7.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Los Angeles NEDA Walk To Take Place In Santa Monica This Saturday, March 7

Posted Mar. 2, 2015, 9:36 am

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is waging a battle against eating disorders and unrealistic “body perfect” ideals.

Jeff Jarow is President of Santa Monica Sister Cities Association.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Sister Cities Association Looks To Year Ahead

Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:50 am

First I would like to say how excited and proud I am to be part of the Santa Monica Sister Cities Association (SMSCA), and how honored I am to have been chosen to lead the organization going forward this coming year.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits, Mayor

League Of Women Voters Invites Community To Lunch With Mayor Kevin McKeown

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:33 am

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica invites the community to "Luncheon with the Mayor".

'I HEART WFHC' on Saturday will help raise money to provide health care to those in need.

Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Westside Family Health Center Throwing Dance Party Fundraiser On Saturday

Posted Feb. 19, 2015, 8:38 am

Valentine’s Day may be over another year, but Santa Monica residents are being urged to treat themselves or their sweetie to a night of delicious food and desserts, wine and champagne, art, dancing and other fun activities at the “I HEART WFHC” Champagne and Dessert Dance Party Fundraiser this weekend.

Anthony Marguleas, founder of Amalfi Estates headquartered in Pacific Palisades.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Valentine’s Day Treats In Store For Meals On Wheels West Recipients

Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 10:07 am

Valentine’s Day 2015 will be a little happier – and a little sweeter – for more than 150 local residents who receive daily meals from Meals on Wheels West, thanks to Anthony Marguleas, founder of Amalfi Estates headquartered in Pacific Palisades.

Ricky and Alyssa are two of the five PYFC youth participating in the Arts for Hearts fundraiser on Saturday.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Pico Youth & Family Center Art For Hearts Fundraiser Returns Saturday

Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:41 am

The Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC), a youth-centered non-profit organization located at 715 Pico Blvd., will host its annual fundraiser at Santa Monica’s Jeanie Madsen Gallery this Saturday, Feb. 7.

Stone Avenue School fifth grade students attended a week at Malibu Outdoor Science School, thanks to the generosity of the Assistance League of Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Youth, Non Profits

Assistance League Of Santa Monica Sponsors Science School Trip

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 8:57 am

The Assistance League of Santa Monica annually sponsors fifth graders from Stoner Avenue School to attend a week at Malibu Outdoor Science School, which was recently held Jan. 12-16.

The Rose Parade in Pasadena is a festival of flower-covered floats, marching bands, equestrians and the Rose Bowl college football game on New Year’s Day (but moved to Monday, January 2 if New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday).

News, Health, Non Profits, Pasadena

AIDS Healthcare Foundation To Highlight Ebola At Thursday's Rose Parade

Posted Dec. 28, 2014, 9:30 am

Ebola will make an appearance at the Rose Parade this year, as the AIDS Healthcare Foundation will send a float down Colorado Boulevard to honor doctors and nurses who have gone to Africa to help Ebola victims, the foundation announced today.

Latest news relating to homelessness.

News, Los Angeles, Holiday, Homelessness, Non Profits

Los Angeles Residents To Help Region's Poor On Christmas Day

Posted Dec. 24, 2014, 9:25 am

While thousands of Los Angeles-area residents will be opening presents Thursday, there will also be several efforts to help thousands of the region's poor on Christmas Day.

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows held its annual Meet Me Under the Fig Tree community event on Sunday. Pictured from left are Rae W. Archibald (OPCC board member), Janie Yuguchi Gates (Olympic High School principal), Alan Epstein (MSD Capital), Kait Peters (Development Director OPCC), and Matthew Lehman (Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows general manager).

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Meet Me Under The Fig Tree Helps OPCC, Olympic High

Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:23 am

The Santa Monica community generously came together on Sunday, Dec. 14, to donate about 8,500 pounds of non-perishable food during Meet Me Under the Fig Tree, a free annual event hosted by Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and MSD Capital.

Nat Trives, known as Mr. Santa Monica, held his 80th birthday at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier earlier this month, which has so far raised $83,000 for 30 non-profits he supports.

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Non Profits

Santa Monica Has Heart & More

Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:18 am

As many of you know I have lived my entire life in service of Santa Monica. I believe in the people of Santa Monica and I am so touched by the generosity of spirit and the compassion I see every day here in my hometown.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Quaker Group To Host Special Guest Sunday, Dec. 21

Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:13 am

Shan Cretin, General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), will speak and show slides of her September trip to the Gaza strip and surrounding areas this Sunday, Dec. 21.

Santa Monica Assistance League is located at 1453 Fifteenth Street.

News, Seven Days, Holiday, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Assistance League Helps With Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 9:42 am

Santa Monica Assistance League is ready to help residents with last minute holiday shopping.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Flair Cleaners Santa Monica Accepting Donations For Holiday Clothing & Shoe Drive

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 9:31 am

Flair Cleaners in Santa Monica is currently accepting donations of gently used or new clothing and shoes as part of its 12th Annual Holiday Clothing and Shoe Drive.

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