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You Can Pitch in & Help Out on Big Sunday Weekend

Big Sunday weekend May 1-3, 2015

Big Sunday, California’s premiere resource for year-round community service and community-building, is enlisting the help of generous volunteers throughout California for the 17th Annual Big Sunday Weekend 2015 (BSW 2015). The weekend of altruistic activity takes place May 1 – 3, 2015, and includes community service projects at varied locations throughout California. My kids’ elementary school was lucky enough to have a Big Sunday event take place and it helped change ... Read More »

LA 2050 Grants: Final Days to Vote

LA 2050

The LA 2050 Foundation is giving away $1 Million dollars this Fall to organizations that have a vision for the Future of Los Angeles, and we all get to help choose which projects will win. Today is the last day to vote, so click over and check out all the amazing projects that are in the running. There are 5 categories: Play, Create, Live, Learn and Connect, and within each ... Read More »

Pass It Along LA Day May 6th Twitter Party + Giveaway

Pass it Along Day Los Angeles May 6, 2014 pass it along LA

May 6th, 2014 is Pass It Along Day in Los Angeles and we are helping the California Community Foundation get the word out about this amazing 24 Hours of Kindness! Join us on Twitter as we encourage everyone to Pass it Along with a donation to the Pass it Along Fund! #PassItAlongLADay Donations are only being accepted for a 24-hour period on May 6th. ONLY. There’s only one chance to ... Read More »

Glamour Gowns & Hourglass Underground Need Your Help


{This is a guest post by Julia Frey.} Hi, my name is Julia and I have a big rack. If you do too, you’ll know that finding the right bra, especially for a special occasion outfit, is tough for us zaftig ladies. Now imagine you are a teenager in foster care with not many financial resources and you get invited to the prom. Your first prom! But you might not be able ... Read More »

24th Street Theatre – Bilingual Plays For Adults and Kids

24th Street Theater Pato Muerto y Tulipan

Over the weekend I was invited to see the play Pato, Muerte y Tulipán at the 24th Street Theatre in Los Angeles. This performance kicked off their 2013-14 season. The theater is located in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. The play was from the theatre group from Mexico Compañia Proyecto Perla. The performance was 45 minutes long (just right for my 6 year old) and the characters weave ... Read More »

Fundraiser for ALS at Spectrum Athletic Clubs

Toni Brown of Spectrum

Spectrum Athletic Clubs in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara is asking the public to join in its fight against ALS. On May 11, the clubs are opening its doors for the 2nd Annual Getting Down with Toni Brown fundraiser for ALS, the crippling condition know as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Toni Brown was one of the Southern California’s leading spin instructors when she was diagnosed with ALS. Months after her diagnosis ... Read More »

A Run to Remember

About 18 months ago I lost a very dear friend of mine, and although it’s been a while, I still think about her every day. I will never forget her. I don’t need an annual golf tournament or triathlon (her favorite sporting event) to commemorate her impact on my life. But it would be nice. Memorial events remind everyone else about the amazing people we have lost. They keep the ... Read More »

Mar Vista Woman Organizes Protest for Safer Streets

Linda Jones organizes rally to protest condition of Venice Blvd.

Think about how many times you’ve complained about the state of the streets in Los Angeles. Now, how many times have you tried to do something about it? Linda Jones of Mar Vista spent years asking the city to take care of the potholes on Venice Boulevard only to be told that there is nothing the city can do because the street is actually a state highway. So she took ... Read More »

Milk + Bookie‘s 4th Annual Story Time Celebration


Milk + Bookie‘s 4th Annual Story Time Event took place Sunday, March 10 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Milk+Bookies is a nationwide charitable organization that inspires children to give back, using books as its currency, to READ, GIVE, GROW ! Each spring, Milk + Bookies hosts their annual fundraiser, the Story Time Celebration. This day of family fun included book inspired arts and crafts with Little Junebugs visits ... Read More »

Help a Mother Out and KarmaWell Facebook Chat on March 6, 2013

Help a Mother Out

Please join Sarah and I at 11 a.m. March 6, 2013 for a Facebook chat with some of our favorite bloggers to talk about one of our favorite charities, Help a Mother Out.   Help a Mother Out is a nonprofit organization that helps parents put diapers on their babies through donations. The chat is being sponsored by the makers of KarmaWell, an app that allows you to make donations ... Read More »