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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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.

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.

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.

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