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Girls Give Up Sweets for a Cause

Clockwise from lower left: Lola Fisher, Molly Cohn, Aiden Greenguard, Kate Gilles, Mia Pitz, Chloe Schaefgen, Sarah Hollinshead, Bryn Gioffredi and Piper Warner.
Clockwise from lower left: Lola Fisher, Molly Cohn, Aiden Greenguard, Kate Gilles, Mia Pitz, Chloe Schaefgen, Sarah Hollinshead, Bryn Gioffredi and Piper Warner.

The Lion’s Heart Laguna Beach chapter seems not yet prepared to sort candy collected for troops overseas.

With the help of local schools including Anneliese’s, St. Catherine’s and El Morro, as well as the Laguna Beach Library, the group collected about 230 pounds of excess Halloween candy to be donated via Operation Gratitude.

 

Nonprofits Demonstrate Their Contributions

Laguna Beach Community Foundation joins 700 similar organizations nationwide in celebrating Community Foundation Week, through Nov. 18.

“This week provides a wonderful opportunity to shine light on the transformational works of communities all over the country,” said Executive Director Dan Pingaro.

The foundation is sharing facts about nonprofits on its Facebook page.

 

Assistance League Delivers for Marine Babies

 Photo; From left, members Shari Yamamoto, Karen Mauro, Gale Bonas, San Dee Frei, Ro Kendall, Pauli Herbert, Sue Caldwell, Gayle Rose, Enid Arias, Judy Sterner, Gayle Whitaker and Susan Layman

Photo;
From left, members Shari Yamamoto, Karen Mauro, Gale Bonas, San Dee Frei, Ro Kendall, Pauli Herbert, Sue Caldwell, Gayle Rose, Enid Arias, Judy Sterner, Gayle Whitaker and Susan Layman

Assistance League of Laguna Beach joined six other local chapters to hand out clothing, blankets, diapers and wipes to young mothers and children of Camp Pendleton.

Local members distributed 416 packs of diapers and 448 packs of wipes to 400 families.

 

 

Everything’s Up for Grabs at the Woman’s Club Party

The Woman’s Club will again transform into one-day department store Saturday, Dec. 6, for local low-income families, free to take from among gently used donated clothing, household goods, dishes, linens, blankets, and toys.

The clubhouse at 286 St. Ann’s Dr. will be open to accept donations on Friday, Dec. 5, from 8-10 a.m. as well as Saturday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Volunteers to help sort and arrange the items are also appreciated.

This year, the club would like to send a box of food home with local families who shop at the party.

Call Sande St. John at 949 633-9429 or Marsha Bode at 949 244-2010 for more information.

 

Glennwood Fans Show Their Support

A full house of supporters of young adults with special needs raised more than $100,000 during the Gratitude for Glenwood gala held recently at The Ranch.

Board member Richard Henrikson described how the Glennwood House was born of the visionary guidance of Randy Larson, the father of a Down Syndrome son, who spent many years on the soccer field among similar parents fantasizing about a home where young adults with developmental or physical disabilities could live independently in a loving, safe and affordable environment.

It took several years, but the dream became a reality last October. “Glennwood House is a new concept in ‘group living’, a home for 50 young adults,” Henrikson said.

Several residents attended with their families.

Classical guitarist and virtuoso Eric Henderson entertained and Vinita Voogd curated silent auction items.

Selwyn Yosslowitz recounted asking his son, “How would you rate living at Glennwood House on a scale of one to 10?” From the audience his son, Andrew, joined him in shouting, “A billion!”

Local Musicians Sing for Others’ Supper

 Kyle and Benjamin Sharp
Kyle and Benjamin Sharp

Laguna locals Kyle and Benjamin Sharp, the 14 year-old twin musicians otherwise known as Sharp Turn Ahead, are among the acts performing at the second annual OC Cares charity walk Sunday, Nov. 23, at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.

OCCares supports non-profits helping those in need in Orange County. Proceeds will benefit Waste Not OC, Orange County Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank.

 

Home Tour Benefits CHOC

The Jack and Jill Guild of Children’s Hospital Orange County will hold their 43rd annual Home Tour and Boutique from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21. This year’s theme, Welcome to “California Classics”, will showcase a 1920s Spanish hacienda, a mid-century modern and two Eichler homes in the Tustin area.

The boutique and lunch will be held in the Clifton C. Miller Community Center, 300 Centennial Way, Tustin. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at: JackandJillGuild.org.

 

 

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