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September 14, 2000
Judy Seckler ARCADIA -- Vons/Pavilions Supermarket eScrip program allows customers to shop and donate funds to the schools and charities of their choice. Schools sign up for the program. Customers register their club card and/or credit cards with the participating store. Every time they shop a contribution is made to the customer's school or children's educational organization of choice. The Glenoaks Elementary School Foundation has joined and profited from its association with the supermarket chain.
By Veronica Rocha | June 2, 2009
GLENDALE — A Glendale-based fundraising company has been named in a state-filed lawsuit that alleges the organization duped donors into giving hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of a nonexistent program for at-risk youth. The for-profit company, Rambret Inc., reportedly promised donors that their money was going to help run the Law Enforcement Apprenticeship Program, which never saw the light of day, according to the lawsuit filed Friday. Donations were instead used to pay for a 30-foot sailboat, fundraising expenses and the Law Enforcement Apprenticeship Program Foundation director’s personal expenditures, the lawsuit alleges.
July 31, 2004
Mark R. Madler Tim Behm knows what it's like to have a child in need. The father of seven has a son and daughter with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease of the lungs and stomach. To help other families and children in a similar situation, Behm is donating $1 for every food order Sunday from the six Domino's Pizza restaurants he owns in Burbank and Glendale. The donations are part of a campaign started two years ago by the Wisconsin native. He does it the first Sunday of every month.
By Rachel Kane | January 4, 2007
Cartoonist Addis Zaryan has been giving away his art work for years, even though people end up paying for it. He's donated art to the Armenian Bone Marrow Registry, the Armenian American National Committee, the Armenian American Chamber of Commerce, Journey for Humanity and the Armenian children's charity, Pyunic Assn. for the Disabled. He displays copies of his work around his Glendale home depicting Armenian men and women in traditional clothing, the ladies with large eyes and pert, cherry mouths.
November 17, 2006
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December 22, 2006
Anyone who donates an unwanted car by Dec. 31 to Cars4Charities and will be eligible for a year-end tax deduction of at least $500. This donation will also help one of over 200 respected charities at the same time. Some of the benefiting charities include: Breast Cancer Research Foundation, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ? Greater Los Angeles Chapter, Teach For America ? Los Angeles Chapter, Simi Valley Hospital Foundation, Autism Speaks ? California Chapter, Camp Fire USA ?
November 8, 2008
Charities benefit from spree Several local charities are benefiting from a fundraiser called The Giving Spree at the Glendale Galleria. Participating charities are San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity, Child SHARE Program, Glendale College Foundation, Glendale Kiwanis Youth Inc., Glendale Symphony Orchestra, Glendale Youth Alliance, PATH Achieve Glendale, The Glendale Police Foundation, Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of America and YMCA of Glendale. Shoppers can make a donation to their favorite local nonprofit organization on TheGivingSpree.
October 7, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman One day each month, calls for cheese and crust add up to cash for children's charities. Six Domino's Pizza stores in Glendale and Burbank and one in Calabasas are donating $1 for each order placed on the first day of each month to a selected children's charity. On Aug. 1, owner Tim Behm donated $729 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Los Angeles, and, on Sept. 1, $971 was donated to the Los Angeles Make-A-Wish Foundation.
May 31, 2004
New lab director at Verdugo Hills NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Verdugo Hills Hospital has hired a new laboratory director. Norma Martin will oversee a staff of 45 employees and is responsible for all of the hospital's laboratory operations, including collection, preservation, processing, testing and reporting of patient samples. Martin has spent most of her years in the medical industry in management positions. She was previously a shift supervisor for the laboratory at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.
By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Glendale News-Press | March 7, 2014
GLENDALE - Throughout its first half-decade of play, the Stars Shooting For Hope charity basketball game, featuring a squad of celebrities versus a team of teachers representing the Glendale Unified School District, has featured close contests while raising money for the Desi Geestman Foundation. The sixth installment, played Friday night on the court at Hoover High School, yielded more of the same. “It's just great to come out here for a good cause,” Hoover football Coach Matt Andersen said.
By Ruth Sowby | December 10, 2013
The Glendale Assistance League's 38th annual Festival of Trees was truly "A Golden Christmas. " League president Karen Millman welcomed her 400-plus audience members. The "gold" theme was carried throughout with everything from golden-tree centerpieces to the golden packages placed beneath 21 elaborately decorated Christmas trees that lined the ballroom of the Glendale Hilton last Sunday. Each tree represented themed goodies that were won with the purchase of the winning $1 opportunity ticket.
By Emily Foxhall, | December 9, 2013
A longtime tradition changed this weekend for the Glendale chapter of the National Charity League, a philanthropic organization for women and their daughters. The chapter moved the location of its annual holiday party, in the past thrown for local seniors. The move is one example of how the organization is moving on following the closure of Twelve Oaks Lodge, a senior assisted-living facility that the league has steadfastly supported for decades. The charity group used to throw an annual holiday party for residents of the now-shuttered facility in La Crescenta.
November 7, 2013
Actor Jack Black and other celebrities helped people with kidney disease “Beat the Odds” at the “No Limit Texas Hold 'em Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament” last Saturday at the Glendale YWCA. The Glendale-based Renal Support Network raised $20,000 at the tournament, according to Lori Hartwell, the organization's founder and president. Among the other celebrities at the event were Kyle Gass, of comedy rock duo Tenacious D, as well as actors Quinton Aaron, star of the movie “The Blind Side,” and Sid Veda, who appeared in the TV series “Bloomers.” A performance by the band Quattro, a nominee for Best New Artist at the 14th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards later this month, kicked off the event.
By Tiffany Kelly, | October 28, 2013
Early on Saturday morning, Alen Gharibian put on a helmet and stood over his bicycle, ready to go on a ride over a trail in Glendale. He was in the company of more than 100 neighbors and family friends, all of whom supported a cause initiated by a local teenager: giving bicycles to children in orphanages. “I definitely want to help them out in any way that I can,” Gharibian, 43, said. “It's a great cause. I wish all kids would think like him.” Sebouh Bazikian, a senior at St. Francis High School, raised money to deliver 43 new bicycles to children at the Macha Orphanage in Kenya in August after hearing that students had to travel an hour on foot to get to school.
By Brittany Levine, | October 22, 2013
The Glendale chapter of the National Charity League has asked a judge to halt the closure of a senior-care facility slated to shut down on Nov. 1 and appoint a receiver to control the property, according to a Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed last week. LAWSUIT: National Charity League files complaint against over Twelve Oaks Lodge The lawsuit is the latest in a string of attempts by the charity league, local residents and City Council members to block the closure of Twelve Oaks Lodge, which has been operating for more than 80 years in La Crescenta.
By Brittany Levine, | October 2, 2013
Jim Davidson, 92, broke into tears Wednesday afternoon as roughly 100 protesters marched around him in an attempt to save his home, a senior-care facility in La Crescenta, from closure.  “We all expected to live there until we died. We didn't want to move,” Davidson said, sitting on his walker next to four others also facing eviction from Twelve Oaks Lodge.  PHOTOS: Protest against's closing of Twelve Oaks Lodge The closure, which is set for Nov. 1, will displace 50 seniors.
By Ruth Sowby | September 25, 2013
Last Friday, the new Nordstrom at the Americana at Brand opened to the public with a flourish. All three stories of the 135,000-square-foot building were packed with hundreds of potential customers ready to drop some cash at the store's 10 a.m. opening. But that was after its grand-opening gala a few days before. For those willing to spend $100 a pop, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, cocktails and live entertainment were readily available. But first, champagne. Guests were served by waiters balancing glasses of the bubbly on trays.
By Ruth Sowby | September 10, 2013
"Tropical Breezes" with attire to match was the appropriate theme for Las Candelas' Summer Party. On Sunday, Oakmont Country Club's patio overlooking the fairway provided the balmy setting for some 70 members and guests enjoying the cooler temperatures. The 47 active members of Las Candelas know how to work hard and play hard. Event co-chairman Dianne Russell believes that members work diligently for the group's philanthropies because of the social events, as provided this evening, in which they got to know each other.
By Brittany Levine, and By Brittany Levine, | September 7, 2013
The Glendale chapter of the National Charity League sent an inquiry this week to the California attorney general's charitable trust division requesting an investigation into the sale of an assisted-living facility in La Crescenta that will displace about 50 seniors. The nonprofit league, which ran Twelve Oaks Lodge before the current owner, contends that selling the 4.5-acre property violates the trust's original intent, so they are seeking the attorney general's help in clarifying the issue.
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