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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.

SMFD chief Scott Ferguson and SMPD chief Jacqueline Seabrooks at the Bay Shore Lanes on Monday.

News, Business, Non Profits

Registration Now Open For Santa Monica's 2015 SuperBowl-A-Thon

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:50 am

To kick off the 2015 SuperBowl-A-Thon, which includes the annual “Chiefs Challenge,” Santa Monica’s Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks and Fire Chief Scott Ferguson “faced off” Monday at Santa Monica’s Bay Shores Lanes.

Nat Trives, known as Mr. Santa Monica, will have his 80th birthday at Pacific Park on Tuesday with guests asked to donate $100 to one of the causes he supports in return for food, rides, and games at the Santa Monica Pier amusement park.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Non Profits

Mr. Santa Monica To Host Charity Birthday Fundraiser Tuesday, Dec. 9

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:48 am

On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 9, a celebration at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will be providing the means to donate to a local charity and have fun at the same time, thanks to the birthday boy himself.

Teen opera soprano Golda Berkman will perform with the Dream Orchestra in Santa Monica on Dec. 5.

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

Handel's "Messiah" To Showcase Dream Orchestra At Dec. 5 Santa Monica Concert

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:37 am

Santa Monica will host Handel’s popular holiday oratorio “The Messiah” with acclaimed director Daniel Suk and young local soprano Golda Berkman promising a breathtaking performance.

News, Los Angeles, Holiday, Santa Monica, Non Profits

L.A. County Gets Set To Feed Homeless On Thanksgiving At Large Gatherings

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:14 am

Thanksgiving will be marked in Los Angeles County Thursday by large gatherings on Skid Row, the Sunset Strip and in Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley to feed homeless and poor residents and distance races in Burbank and Pasadena.

Bailey Spoonhower, Executive Chef Nick Shipp, Dominic Aberl, and Neil Everett of ESPN are hoping to sell-out a Miracles for Kids Foundation fundraiser at Upper West on Dec. 7.

Dining, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Upper West Restaurant To Host A "Miracle On 34th Street" Fundraiser Dec. 7

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:17 am

Upper West restaurant in Santa Monica starts the holidays off in the spirit of the season with a fundraiser feast set for Sunday, Dec. 7 to benefit Miracles for Kids Foundation.

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).

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