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April 26, 2007
Beginning at 10 a.m. on April 29, Temple Sinai of Glendale will hold its annual Mitzvah (Good Deed) Day. April 29 is the date Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has declared as Big Sunday, a city-wide day of volunteerism. Hundreds of volunteer opportunities will be taking place throughout the Los Angeles area. Last year, 32,000 people came out to lend a hand to help out 250 charitable organizations. Social Action, or Tikkun Olam, has always been part of Judaism. The Foothill community is invited to join the Temple Sinai congregation — from its youngest members to its oldest — as they participate in this day of volunteerism.
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By Mary Jane Snyder, Director, Volunteer Services Crescenta-Cañada YMCA | April 12, 2007
Somehow, time eludes us. It's a great equalizer — we all get the same amount in each day, yet we crave more. If we had more time then we could walk the dog, wash the car, read that book or take a child to the park. Just another hour and we could accomplish so much more — maybe catch up on the laundry, learn a new language, take up an instrument or volunteer for a worthy cause. Ah, volunteerism. Many of us become overwhelmed, feeling that we don't have enough time to make a difference.
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By Sara Cardine | February 6, 2014
Susan Boyd, a former member and past president of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board, has been selected by the district's administrative team to receive the 2013-14 Golden Apple Award. Sponsored by the Assn. of California School Administrators, the award honors outstanding community leaders throughout the state. "The La Cañada Unified School District is deeply indebted to Susan Boyd for her generous volunteerism and tireless dedication to its schools, community, teachers and staff - and, most importantly, its children," Supt.
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By Ruth Longoria | May 8, 2008
A handful of dedicated community volunteers will receive some much-deserved recognition Monday night during La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council’s 40th annual Les Tupper Community Service Awards at the vonKarman Auditorium at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in La Cañada. The free event begins at 7 p.m. and will include refreshments following the program. Special speaker at the event is Dr. Fuk Li, director for Mars exploration directorate at JPL. Recipients of this year’s awards are: Merrily Hake, a longtime schools, Campfire Girls, and Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation volunteer; Clyde Hemphill, who has an extensive list of volunteerism that includes work with Kiwanis, YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, various school and community sports programs, as well as with Fiesta Days and the La Cañada Tournament of Roses Association; John Olsen, founder and coordinator of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church’s Brothers’ Helpers homeless feeding program; La Cañada High School senior Regina Saavedra; and the La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council, a volunteer organization founded in 1974 with more than 400 members dedicated to protect, expand and maintain the community’s trail system.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 9, 2011
La Cañada High School students on Tuesday were offered the chance to star on a televised game show, volunteer for the Special Olympics of Southern California or work at local skate store Billy’s Board shop. The offerings were presented during the sixth annual Teen MOVE Fair hosted in La Cañada High’s quad. The goal of the event each year is to bring volunteer and job opportunities to La Cañada High students and the rest of the community. The fair is sponsored by the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, the La Cañada High School PTSA and the city’s youth council.
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By Mary Jane Snyder, Director of Volunteers for the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA | April 20, 2006
April is National Volunteer Month, with the week of April 23 through 31 being designated as National Volunteer Week. This year's theme is "Inspire by Example." At the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA and the Verdugo Hills YMCA, we are fortunate to be inspired on a daily basis by the generosity of our volunteers. From our membership office to the pool, our volunteers make a splash wherever they devote their myriad talents and time. We are fortunate to live in an area where volunteerism and community activism are a way of life for many.
NEWS
April 21, 2005
A Prudential Spirit of Community Awards celebration honored 75 students, including three from La Cañada, on April 16 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The students are local honorees in the nation's largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteerism. The youth honored at the Prudential Spirit of Community celebration were acknowledged for the time they have spent in service to their communities. They also received special gifts commemorating the occasion. In addition, honorees they received a free parking pass, three tickets into the park, a free ticket to the Hurricane Harbor Waterpark for the month of September, and Magic Mountain discount coupons for their friends.
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By Mary O'Keefe | March 12, 2009
A celebration of volunteerism and devotion to children was highlighted at the La Cañada PTA Founders Day Honoree banquet held on Wednesday night at La Cañada High School. Those honored had been recognized at their individual schools, but Wednesday night was a time for the entire community to say thanks, said Sharon Otsuka, PTA president. La Cañada Unified School board member Jeanne Broberg said that those honored are people who went above and beyond because they love La Cañada.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2007
K risten Muche , senior art student at Crescenta Valley High School, will be presented the Annual Verdugo Hills Art Association Scholarship Award at the association's monthly meeting on Friday, June 1. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Citibank Community Room, located at 2350 Honolulu Avenue in Montrose, and is open to the public for a $5 donation. Muche has used her artistic talent and creativity to benefit others in need through her extensive volunteerism. She assists at her church, hospitals, a local children's art studio and the special needs students at her school.
FEATURES
April 27, 2006
During National Volunteer Week, March 23-29, Assistance League chapter volunteers continued their century-long mission of providing community based services to families in need. The organization operates through the sheer volunteerism of over 24,000 individuals, who collectively dedicate more than two million hours of service each year. Assistance League volunteers contribute to their individual communities and have developed more than 750 philanthropic projects to serve those in need throughout the nation.
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By Sara Cardine | February 6, 2014
Susan Boyd, a former member and past president of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board, has been selected by the district's administrative team to receive the 2013-14 Golden Apple Award. Sponsored by the Assn. of California School Administrators, the award honors outstanding community leaders throughout the state. "The La Cañada Unified School District is deeply indebted to Susan Boyd for her generous volunteerism and tireless dedication to its schools, community, teachers and staff - and, most importantly, its children," Supt.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 9, 2011
La Cañada High School students on Tuesday were offered the chance to star on a televised game show, volunteer for the Special Olympics of Southern California or work at local skate store Billy’s Board shop. The offerings were presented during the sixth annual Teen MOVE Fair hosted in La Cañada High’s quad. The goal of the event each year is to bring volunteer and job opportunities to La Cañada High students and the rest of the community. The fair is sponsored by the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, the La Cañada High School PTSA and the city’s youth council.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | May 8, 2008
A handful of dedicated community volunteers will receive some much-deserved recognition Monday night during La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council’s 40th annual Les Tupper Community Service Awards at the vonKarman Auditorium at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in La Cañada. The free event begins at 7 p.m. and will include refreshments following the program. Special speaker at the event is Dr. Fuk Li, director for Mars exploration directorate at JPL. Recipients of this year’s awards are: Merrily Hake, a longtime schools, Campfire Girls, and Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation volunteer; Clyde Hemphill, who has an extensive list of volunteerism that includes work with Kiwanis, YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, various school and community sports programs, as well as with Fiesta Days and the La Cañada Tournament of Roses Association; John Olsen, founder and coordinator of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church’s Brothers’ Helpers homeless feeding program; La Cañada High School senior Regina Saavedra; and the La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council, a volunteer organization founded in 1974 with more than 400 members dedicated to protect, expand and maintain the community’s trail system.
FEATURES
April 26, 2007
Beginning at 10 a.m. on April 29, Temple Sinai of Glendale will hold its annual Mitzvah (Good Deed) Day. April 29 is the date Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has declared as Big Sunday, a city-wide day of volunteerism. Hundreds of volunteer opportunities will be taking place throughout the Los Angeles area. Last year, 32,000 people came out to lend a hand to help out 250 charitable organizations. Social Action, or Tikkun Olam, has always been part of Judaism. The Foothill community is invited to join the Temple Sinai congregation — from its youngest members to its oldest — as they participate in this day of volunteerism.
NEWS
By Mary Jane Snyder, Director, Volunteer Services Crescenta-Cañada YMCA | April 12, 2007
Somehow, time eludes us. It's a great equalizer — we all get the same amount in each day, yet we crave more. If we had more time then we could walk the dog, wash the car, read that book or take a child to the park. Just another hour and we could accomplish so much more — maybe catch up on the laundry, learn a new language, take up an instrument or volunteer for a worthy cause. Ah, volunteerism. Many of us become overwhelmed, feeling that we don't have enough time to make a difference.
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