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Press Releases from Hillsides (107 total)

ix●tapa Restaurant Premiere Opening Benefits Foster Care Children’s Charity

(PASADENA, CA)— Celebrating its Premiere Opening on November 18, ix●tapa Restaurant is opening its doors for the first time to guests of Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity serving Los Angeles children and families in crisis. The third destination dining establishment offered by Pasadena restaurateurs Jack Huang and Karen Huang, ix●tapa arrives along Colorado Boulevard bearing the name of the popular Mexican beach resort. “This premiere opening is an

Los Angeles Children’s Charity Receives National Recognition for Public Relati …

(PASADENA, CA)— Year over year, the finalists for PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards raise the bar for doing well by doing good, and 2009 was no exception. This year’s finalists, which represent industries and interests as diverse as organ/tissue donations, influenza preparedness and hunger prevention, overcame economic, social and political barriers to deliver results that exceeded even the loftiest of expectations. Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity serving families in
10-30-2009 | Arts & Culture
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Comedian Kevin Nealon of SNL Headlined at Show to Benefit Foster Care Children

(Pasadena, CA)—The Ice House Comedy Club celebrated its 49th anniversary with a spectacular All-Star comedy show on Sunday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Featuring Weeds and SNL star KEVIN NEALON, along with some of the best and brightest acts who have performed at the club over the years, the event raised over $17,000 to benefit Hillsides, a foster care children's charity in Pasadena. A pre-show silent auction was held on the

LEADING SPORTSWEAR COMPANY TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL CHARITIES AND FORMER FOSTER YOUTH …

(PASADENA, CA)--A leading sportswear company, with the help of former foster care youth from Pasadena, is spreading holiday cheer early, bringing a positive impact to the economy and smiles to individuals who are experiencing financial hardships. A4, the leading manufacturer for high quality, high performance athletic sportswear, recently launched a job training program with Hillsides Youth Moving On, a transitional living and housing program for former foster youth in Pasadena,

Pasadena Foster Care Children’s Charity Drops, Covers, & Holds On

(PASADENA, CA) –On October 15, Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity serving Los Angeles County, including the special education school in Pasadena, participated in the Great Southern California ShakeOut Drill, the largest earthquake preparedness activity in U.S. history. More than 6.8 million Californians registered to participate in the ShakeOut drill today at 10:15 a.m. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquake, and to get

Comedian Kevin Nealon of SNL & Weeds Headlines at Show to Benefit Foster Care Ki …

(Pasadena, CA)—The Ice House Comedy Club celebrates its 49th anniversary with a spectacular All-Star comedy show on Sunday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Featuring Weeds and SNL star KEVIN NEALON, along with some of the best and brightest acts who have performed at the club over the years, all profits from the show will benefit Hillsides, a foster care children's charity in Pasadena. A pre-show silent auction will be held

Jazz Musicians Raise Funds for Foster Care Kids

(PASADENA, CA)— Picking up where the Rat Pack left off in the 60s, Douglas Roegiers, Dave Cox and a variety of performers transform the Pasadena Jazz Institute into a swingin’ lounge on the first Thursday of every month, while benefiting Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity that serves children and families in crisis living in Los Angeles County, including Pasadena. Next performance will be on Thursday, July 2, beginning at

Volunteers Play to Raise Summer Camp Funds for Foster Care Kids

(ARCADIA, CA)—Summer camp just became more fun for foster care children thanks to a local volunteer support group. Hillsides Guild sponsored the Bartlett Cup, the annual Bridge and Bunco Tournaments that raises funds for summer camp activities for foster care children at Hillsides, a Pasadena charity. “The Bartlett Cup is a successful fundraiser in large part due to Sylvia Bartlett who started it so many years ago and has

Student Plans Eagle Scout Project to Benefit Foster Care Children

(PASADENA, CA) -- Boy Scout Andrew Crabtree, who attends La Salle High School, recently delivered large trunks filled with camping supplies to Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity that serves Los Angeles County including Pasadena. As part of his Eagle Scout Project, Crabtree wanted to do something new and unique that would really make a difference. He picked Hillsides as the beneficiary children’s charity since his mother had grown up

Volunteers Honored for Creating Safe Places for Foster Care Kids

(PASADENA, CA)— With support from volunteers, organizations, and corporations, Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity, provides all the basic necessities and extra attention each child and family deserves, especially during turbulent financial and emotional times such as today. Five local individuals and organizations were recipients of Hillsides Special Recognition Awards during its annual Angel Awards Ceremony. Having read about Hillsides Youth Moving On in the newspaper, Cindy Roberts decided she wanted

Local Corporation Honored for Bringing Hope to Children in Need

(PASADENA, CA) - With the purpose to promote the spirit of giving within Panda by directly serving the health and education needs of underserved children, Panda Cares brings hope to children in need. For this reason, Panda Cares was the recipient of Hillsides Community Angel Award during the foster care charity’s annual Angel Awards Ceremony. “We are truly honored to receive this award,” said Nina Madrid of Panda Cares. “It encompasses

Neighbor’s Curiosity Leads to Helping Foster Care Children

(PASADENA, CA) - With no intention of becoming a full-fledged Hillsides board member, Mark Mertens’ curiosity of Hillsides’ 17-acre campus, which is just below his home, left him with an urge to give back to his community. His natural curiosity has resulted in Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity, honoring him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mertens, owner of an apparel company, began his Hillsides’ philanthropic activities by contacting the director

Celebrities Step Out to Help Los Angeles Foster Care Children

(PASADENA, CA) - Stepping out of their shoes to help Los Angeles foster care children, celebrities participated in the first-ever Hillsides “Foster Soles” online auction of celebrity autographed shoes. With over 500,000 children in foster care nationwide and 32,000 children receiving child welfare services in Los Angeles County, celebrities including one generous Pasadena restaurant took a stand to help foster care children served by Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity. Bar

Bar Celona Steps Up for Los Angeles Foster Care Children Charity

(PASADENA, CA)—With over 500,000 children in foster care nationwide, one Pasadena restaurant is stepping up to help those foster care children living in Los Angeles. Bar Celona, a modern Spanish tapas bar, restaurant and lounge, is hosting the launch of Hillsides “Foster Soles” on April 30. Hillsides “Foster Soles,” an online auction of celebrity autographed shoes, will raise funds for the foster care children living at Hillsides, which creates safe places

Chinese Volunteers Celebrate New Year with Foster Care Children

(PASADENA, CA) – While many Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles will be reuniting with family and friends to celebrate the Chinese New Year, a local volunteer organization will be educating foster care children about the traditional ethnic celebration. The Kiwanis Club of Arcadia, whose mission is to change the world one child and one community at a time, will host several activities at Hillsides, a foster care charity that serves

Disney Store Inc. Helps San Gabriel Valley Charities at Holidays

(PASADENA, CA)— With so many charities finding themselves requiring additional community support to meet the increased needs of individuals impacted by today’s economy, the holidays are looking brighter for Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity, and several more San Gabriel Valley charities who have been touched by Disney Store Inc. in Pasadena. During its holiday gathering, Disney Store Inc. employees savored a variety of potluck dishes and delicious desserts, while entertained

Hillsides Nurses Team Up with Pasadena Health Department

(PASADENA, CA)— In hopes of having a happy, healthy holiday season and New Year, Pasadena Public Health Department sent nurses to administer flu vaccines to children and youth living at Hillsides, a Pasadena foster care children’s charity. The clinic, held in the charity’s nursing offices, was a great success. According to Hillsides Nurse Kim Weleba, all but three of the children living at the residential treatment facility received the vaccine.

The Sofa Company Brings Comfort to Pasadena Foster Care Charity

(PASADENA, CA)— Having an uplifting and fun area where foster care children can visit with family and friends was important to Chad Connor, Pasadena Showroom Manager of The Sofa Company. Connor, a former foster care youth, understands what it feels like sitting on hard, steel chairs situated in dreary environments. As the Pasadena representative for The Sofa Company, Connor was given the opportunity to select a charity of the month to

Children’s Charity Needs Help with Adopt-a-Family Program

(PASADENA, CA)—Clients of Hillsides, a Pasadena children’s charity, the Sanchez* children will have a difficult time appreciating and enjoying the Christmas spirit this year. Last year, just days before Christmas, they were separated from their mother who was sent to jail. At the time, the six children believed she would only be gone for a short while and that the family would soon be reunited. Fast forward

Pasadena Foster Care Charity Celebrates Season at Parkway Grill

(PASADENA, CA) – With the economy in a recession, taking time to enjoy fine dining during the festivities can still be a worthwhile experience especially when benefitting a foster care charity. Guests at Hillsides Guild’s annual holiday celebration at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena started the holiday season raising over $5,000 to benefit Hillsides, a Pasadena foster care charity that creates safe places for children at-risk and their families

Amazing Bubble Man entertains Pasadena Special Education School

(PASADENA, CA)--Students from the local Pasadena special education nonpublic school, Hillsides Education Center, were dazzled and entertained by the Amazing Bubble Man. This event is part of a monthly series of educational and entertaining performances organized by the Las Candelas Program for the students at the special education school, serving students in Los Angeles County. Louis Pearl, The Amazing Bubble Man, has been bubbling professionally since 1980, when he started

Pasadena Charity Brings Thanksgiving Home to Families in Need

(PASADENA, CA) Every year, around this time many needy families go without a Thanksgiving dinner. With the economy spiraling down, more families will be turning to charities for support during the holidays. One organization is making a difference to more than a hundred families served by Hillsides, a Pasadena foster care children’s charity that also works with Los Angeles County, including San Gabriel Valley, families in crisis. The

San Gabriel Valley Black Chamber of Commerce Hosts Nov. Mixer at Hillsides

(PASADENA, CA) – San Gabriel Valley Black Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their November Business Mixer on Thursday, November 20, at Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity in Pasadena. Guest speaker Jackie Broxton, director of major gifts and planned giving for the children’s charity, will be speaking to members and guests about charitable giving and the benefits of maximizing business exposure while doing good in the community. “I feel networking is

Disney VoluntEARS Present Murals to Foster Care Charity

(PASADENA, CA) – Inspired by the legendary Disney characters and a desire to give back to the community, Walt Disney Company representatives dedicated two murals to Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity in Pasadena. Afterwards, they toured the campus and participated in craft activities with the foster care children living on the charity’s 17-acre campus. Walt Disney Company Senior Vice President of Human Resources Jeffrey Rosen presented the murals to

Foster Care Charity Honors Volunteers for Giving Back to Children

Actress Alison Arngrim was the Guest Speaker at Charity’s Awards Ceremony (PASADENA, CA)—During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity, honored several volunteers at Hillsides Annual Angel Award Ceremony. For its commitment to giving back to the community in San Gabriel Valley, including Pasadena, Rusnak Auto Group was selected by the local charity to receive the Hillsides Community Angel Award. With support from the company’s leadership, Paul Rusnak,

Foster Care Volunteers Will Host Tournaments for Summer Camp

Children’s Charity Will Host Annual Tennis, Bridge and Bunco Tournaments (ARCADIA, CA)—Sponsoring this year’s Bartlett Cup, Hillsides Guild will host the annual Tennis, Bridge and Bunco Tournaments on May 15 to raise funds for summer camp activities for foster care children at Hillsides, a Pasadena charity. “Summer camp starts the day the school year is over from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Staff keeps the children and youth challenged

Help Hillsides Create Safe Places for Foster Care Children

Band Together to Support National Foster Care Awareness Month (PASADENA, CA) Today, over 513,000 children and teens are residing in foster care nationwide. Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity serving Los Angeles County for 95 years, has created safe places for over 35,000 children throughout the years. Twenty years ago, then Senator Strom Thurmond introduced a resolution proclaiming May as National Foster Care Month. Foster Care Awareness Month serves as a way

Fullerton Students Go to Bat for Kids Affected by Child Abuse

Los Angeles Foster Care Children’s Charity Benefits from Fullerton Baseball Game (PASADENA, CA)— To bring awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month, students from California State University, Fullerton are hosting a baseball game on Saturday, April 12, at 6:00 p.m. Benefiting Hillsides, a 95-year-old foster care children’s charity serving kids and families in Los Angeles County, the proceeds will fulfill special wishes for children affected by abuse and neglect. Studies have

Church Hosts Benefit Concert for Pasadena Foster Care Charity

St. George Episcopal Church will Feature Los Angeles Vocal Soloist and Pasadena Poet (PASADENA, CA)— To bring awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month, St. George Episcopal Church is hosting “Mystical Songs and Poetry Concert” on Saturday, April 12, at 4:00 p.m. Benefiting Hillsides, a 95-year-old foster care children’s charity in Pasadena, the proceeds will provide much-needed services and programs to children affected by abuse and neglect. St. George Church

Founder of Foster Care Charity Played Major Role in Local History

A Look at Historical Figure during National Women’s History Month By John Hitchcock, Hillsides executive director (Los Angeles, Calif.)—In American history women have played a significant role in making our country what it is today. In particular, women addressed a plethora of unmet needs in communities and founded countless nonprofits. Most specifically in Los Angeles County, Deaconess Evelyn Wile envisioned a world where children were safe and nurtured in their homes. During

Actress Alison Arngim Speaks about Child Abuse at Charity Event

Volunteers will also be Honored for Helping Foster Care Children in Los Angeles WHO: Actress Alison Arngrim is best known to viewers for her portrayal of the incredibly nasty "Nellie Oleson" on "Little House On The Prairie." Arngrim is the keynote speaker at the annual awards ceremony for Hillsides, a 95-year foster care children’s charity in Pasadena. Arngrim segued into stage work, and most currently can be seen as a stand-up comedian

Producer & Author Frank Beddor Entertains Foster Care Kids with Seeing Redd

Producer of “There’s Something About Mary” Visits Hillsides Students in Pasadena (PASADENA, CA)— Animating his second book, SEEING REDD, Frank Beddor entertained children in foster care who live at Hillsides, Pasadena children’s charity, and students in special education at Hillsides Education Center. Producer of “There’s Something About Mary,” Beddor’s first visit with the children was last year when he engaged them in the story of THE LOOKING GLASS WARS, the first

Producer & Author Frank Beddor Entertains Foster Care Kids with Seeing Redd

Producer of “There’s Something About Mary” Visits Hillsides in Pasadena Who: Frank Beddor will entertain and animate his second book in THE LOOKING GLASS WARS trilogy, SEEING REDD, for children in foster care who live at Hillsides, Pasadena children’s charity, and students in special education at Hillsides Education Center. Freestyle skiing champion, stuntman, actor and producer BEDDOR added “author” to his repertoire with the publication of THE LOOKING GLASS WARS, the

Donors Honored for Support of Children’s Charity Gala in Pasadena

(PASADENA, CA) – Set in San Marino, the sponsor reception for “Once Upon a Hillsides,” this year’s theme for the annual benefit for Hillsides, the foster care children’s charity in Pasadena, was a spectacular hit. Honoring over 75 generous individuals and companies, donors gathered at the home of Debbe and Spike Booth, dedicated supporters of the children’s charity. Giving thanks to supporters who donated $500 or more to the

Children’s Author Reads to Kids at Special Education School

(Pasadena, CA) — Foster care children and students with special education needs were captivated with children’s author Lisa Dunn-Dern. Visiting with students at Hillsides Education Center and children living at Hillsides, a Pasadena foster care charity, Dunn-Dern read her latest book, “Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty.” Participating in the children’s library author reading program, Dunn-Dern answered questions from the curious children. From illustrations to real-life therapy dogs, the answers piqued further

Foster Care Charity Needs Help with Adopt-a- Family Program

(PASADENA, CA)— While attending school, teen parents are getting a lesson on how to be better caregivers. And as parents, they are seeking to bring joy and smiles to their babies with the help of Santa’s helpers, especially from Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity. In a safe environment with the ability to express themselves and ask provocative questions, students, like Michelle*, whose unstable mother has been in
11-21-2007 | Arts & Culture
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Bring Smiles with RUSNAK Toy Drive for Foster Care Charity

(Pasadena, CA) Bringing joy to children during the holidays is relatively easy. Feasting on a gingerbread house, unwrapping a toy, or taking a picture with Santa Claus are ways to brighten a child’s day during this time. For foster care children living at Hillsides, there is no difference. With the generous support from RUSNAK Auto Group, children at Hillsides, the foster care children’s charity, will experience a day of joy. RUSNAK

Barks & Books Helps Foster Care Children Learn to Read

Children at Pasadena Charity Gain Confidence in Reading Aloud to Therapy Dogs (Pasadena, CA)—Learning to read is an important milestone in every child’s life. Better reading skills mean better grades and more confidence in the classroom. Many children are asked to read aloud in class, but feel embarrassed when they make mistakes or feel their classmates may tease them. For the children at Hillsides, a Pasadena charity that creates safe places for

Toy Drive for Foster Care Charity Starts Holiday Giving

(Pasadena, CA)— The holidays are a joyous time for families to celebrate the true meaning of the season. For foster care children living at Hillsides, the holidays stir up stress, anxiety, and depression. When Christmas finally arrives, the pain of not being with their families is lessened by the generous support Hillsides, the foster care children’s charity, receives from the community, including businesses like HealthWorks Chiropractic. Uniting innovation with the latest

Culture for Teens at a Pasadena Children’s Charity

Pasadena Playhouse’s New Generations allows cultural enrichment for Hillsides Teens (Pasadena, CA)—Getting dressed up, walking through the opulent doors, finding your seat, and waiting for the curtain to go up is a common thing for many theatre goers, but is a brand new experience for the children at Hillsides, a Pasadena charity that creates safe places for children in foster care and prevents the cycle of domestic violence for children

Foster Care Volunteer Group Benefits from Ice House Comedy Show

(Pasadena, CA)— Each year, the Hillsides Volunteer Network (HVN) hosts a silent and live auction at The Ice House’s anniversary show to benefit Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity in Pasadena. This year’s event in October marked the famed comedy club’s 46th anniversary. More than fifty guests browsed over thirty silent auction lots at the charity’s event, including autographed books, DVD and CD boxed sets, gift baskets, china and glassware,

Children at Pasadena Charity Get Made up for Halloween

(Pasadena, CA)— Halloween is an exciting time for children. It’s a time of dressing up, eating lots of candy, and spending time with friends and family. The children living at Hillsides, a Pasadena charity that creates safe places for children in foster care and prevents the cycle of domestic violence for children at risk and their families, may not be able to spend Halloween with their family, but they are

Children Charity Gives Volunteers Tour of Renovated Home by ASID

(Pasadena, CA)—A foster care children’s charity, Hillsides, hosted its first volunteer fair and open house, “Volunteer by Design.” Guests and prospective volunteers were able to participate in a rare sneak peek of a recently renovated children’s cottage, which was redesigned by American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Pasadena Chapter with the funding support of Hillsides Guild, a volunteer support group for the charity. A group of foster care boys at Hillsides

Foster Care Children’s Charity Offers Students Library Programs

(Pasadena, CA)—Foster care children who experience instability in their lives because of numerous placements from home and school usually are behind in their grade level. These same children often find themselves struggling with reading, a fundamental skill needed to promote from one grade to another and achieve further academic success. With the help of Sherri Ginsberg, Hillsides’ librarian, foster care children and special education students are learning to enjoy reading, a

Special Education and Private School in Pasadena Launches Website

(Pasadena, CA)--After 25 years of providing education in Los Angeles County, Hillsides Education Center (HEC) is proud to stand strong on its own merit, separate from its identity with Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity in Pasadena. Showcasing the programs and services it offers, HEC is launching www.HillsidesEducationCenter.org. A nonpublic and private school founded in 1982, HEC meets the needs of children who require a special education environment in which

Shop for a Cause and Benefit Foster Care Children in Pasadena

(Pasadena, CA)—Get started on holiday shopping early or just buy a new fall wardrobe. Please join Hillsides Guild for SHOP FOR A CAUSE, Macy\'s community shopping day which benefits foster care children living at Hillsides. This Macy’s event takes place on Saturday, October 13, during regular business hours. Here\'s how to get in on the fun. Make a $5 donation, which is totally tax deductible, to

Ice House Comedy Venue Hosts Benefit for Foster Care Charity

(Pasadena, CA)—On Sunday, October 7, support Hillsides by shopping or laughing or both. Hillsides Volunteer Network will host a silent auction prior to The Ice House’s anniversary comedy show that benefits Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity in Pasadena. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., the Hillsides Volunteer Network, a support group for the children’s charity, will hold a silent auction featuring dozens of items, including fine jewelry, fashion accessories, gift

School Gets Special Education Trip to Catalina Island

(Pasadena, CA) – Chapman and Associates, a local Pasadena company, funded a trip to Catalina Island for the children attending Hillsides Education Center, a school providing special education to children needing individualized attention for emotional disturbances and learning disabilities like attention deficit disorder. The goal of the trip was to promote the exploration and education of natural flora and fauna of the island, as well as the importance of adaptability

Students Graduate from Pasadena Special Education School

Graduation is a time when students look back at their academic and personal accomplishments as well as look toward their future. For five youth at Hillsides Education Center, a school providing special education to children needing individualized attention for emotional disturbances and learning disabilities like attention deficit disorder, graduation is not only a time to reflect, but a time to be thankful for all the support and assistance provided to

Foster Care Home Gets Extreme Makeover by Local ASID Volunteers

A group of foster care boys were pleasantly surprised to hear that their home had been chosen to get an extreme makeover by some generous children’s charity volunteers and interior designers in Pasadena. Hillsides Guild, a volunteer support group, selected Sierra Cottage, one of three Hillsides’ foster care group homes in the community, to renovate. With proceeds from several fundraising events earmarked towards the renovation, , Hillsides Guild approached talented

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