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Tag: "Laguna Resource Center"

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Opponents Exaggerate Actions of Homeless People

Opponents Exaggerate Actions of Homeless People

Editor: Were I a stranger from, let’s say Indiana, and wandered into that Council meeting on housing the homeless, I would have expected the town’s downtown to be a virtual slaughterhouse, a bloody abattoir. Rape and pugnacity would have been the ordinary course of events daily. And I would flee the premises. I am not a stranger. […]

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Community Datebook 12/21/12

Community Datebook 12/21/12

A Vigil for Grievers Laguna Beach mother Amii Schenk, owner of Little Bohemian kids shop, invites locals to join her in a candlelight vigil for those lost in the Connecticut tragedy at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Main Beach.   Locally Grown Seedlings for Sale Transition Laguna’s food group will be selling vegetable […]

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Add a Second Turkey to Shopping Lists

Add a Second Turkey to Shopping Lists

Editor, Our Laguna Food Pantry tries to provide holiday turkeys to the hundreds of low-income families that come to us each month for free groceries. However, because turkeys are so expensive this year, the regional food banks were able to provide us with only a few for Thanksgiving. We are crossing our fingers for more […]

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Community Datebook 11/23/12

Community Datebook 11/23/12

Adopting a Family For the Season Laguna Resource Center is seeking residents, churches, and businesses to adopt local low-income families for the holiday season. Laguna Resource Center currently has far more families requesting help than donors. Families who may be adopted are selected from Laguna Food Pantry patrons or recommended by long-term community volunteers. Most […]

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A Tax-Deductible Reason to Winnow Your Wardrobe

A Tax-Deductible Reason to Winnow Your Wardrobe

Boutique Benefit plans a collection drive for gently used clothing and accessories this Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection amasses quality clothes for men, women, teens, and children as well as accessories such as handbags, jewelry, scarves and shoes for a […]

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Grateful for the Excess

Grateful for the Excess

Editor, It’s that time of the year again for us to ask you, our generous amateur farmers, to bring your excess fruits and vegetables to our Laguna Food Pantry.  We know that it’s easier for us to ask than for you to harvest, but you can’t imagine how happy your donations make our visitors. Fresh […]

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Get a Sneak Peak of High-End Tag Sale

Get a Sneak Peak of High-End Tag Sale

Organizers of Laguna Beach’s Boutique Benefit plan a pre-sale party on Friday, May 4, which supports local and global causes.   For a $40 tax-deductible contribution, participants before shopping can feast between 5 and 6 p.m. at Nirvana Grille, 303 Broadway St., which serves as host for donated delicacies from local restaurants including Laguna Culinary […]

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Pantry Still Drawing a Crowd

Pantry Still Drawing a Crowd

Editor, In March, our Laguna Food Pantry provided free groceries to 870 families and individuals, a total of 2,511 people.  We hope that the economy soon improves so that our services are no longer needed, but until that time, our all-volunteer staff will welcome neighbors struggling to make ends meet.   Also, as summer approaches, […]

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Bowls of Thanks

Bowls of Thanks

Editor, On behalf of all of us at the Laguna Resource Center, I want to thank Faye Chapman for organizing and operating the World Hunger Bowl fundraiser at the Aliso Creek Inn. Over the years, Faye’s tireless dedication to helping the homeless has enabled the center to provide food, clothing and medical services to the […]

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Defining the Resource Center

Defining the Resource Center

Editor,   After reading Rita Robinson’s article, “Coping with Two Losses,” (Oct. 14 edition) you might think that The Laguna Resource Center is a front for organized crime. I’d like the opportunity to tell you who we really are by explaining what we do. We give away groceries to approximately 800 families a month.  That’s […]

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Surprise Donation

Surprise Donation

Editor, Last week at my gym, the Art of Fitness, I casually mentioned to an employee that I volunteered at a the Laguna Resource Center’s food pantry. A week later, the gym called me to pick up hundreds of pounds of food donated by its members, employees and owners.   On behalf of the financially […]

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Public meeting Nov. 20

Public meeting Nov. 20

League Pushes Homeless Back on the Agenda The League of Women Voters will host a town meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, to convene a discussion about the city’s progress pursuing a broad platform of recommendations adopted by the City Council early in 2008 to address those without a permanent address. The meeting, […]