Pasadena Community Foundation Grants $8,000 to Area Non-Profits

first_img 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Business: Marketing Column Pasadena Community Foundation Grants $8,000 to Area Non-Profits From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, December 21, 2012 | 4:09 pm Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS A smiling child from Elizabeth House with Santa. Photo Credits: Pat KramerPasadena Community Foundation’s (PCF) “Yes Virginia Endowment Fund” helped Pasadena’s needy children celebrate the holidays this week with eight, $1,000 grants. The Pasadena- area non-profits receiving the thousand dollar grants were: Elizabeth House, Five Acres, Friends Outside, Hillsides, Eaton Canyon Foundation, Impact House, the Treasure Little Children Foundation and the Flintridge Center. Each used the monies received to purchase toys, books, and gifts to create special holiday experiences for their recipients.Founded by PCF’s late Executive Director Ginger Krueger and her daughter Dr. Lisa Krueger, the Yes Virginia Fund was organized as a multi-generational effort so that no child in the community would go without during the holidays.PCF Executive Director Jennifer DeVoll noted, “The Yes Virginia Fund is a permanently-endowed fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation ensuring that this holiday effort will continue for generations to come. Over the past 19 years, it has distributed over $230,000 to non-profits serving low-income families.”This year the Fund helped Elizabeth House, which provides shelter and support to homeless pregnant women, purchase gifts for a “family reunion” party. The Fund additionally helped Friends Outside buy gifts for children whose family members are incarcerated as well as helping residents of Impact House, a drug rehabilitation program, buy presents for their children.Impact House Executive Director Jim Stillwell expressed thanks stating, “This project is a vital step in the healing of the family of an addict. Many times we have found this to be a man or woman’s first experience in celebrating the holidays with their children.”The “Yes Virginia Fund” is named for an editorial by eight-year old Virginia O’Hanlon that appeared in the New York Sun on September 21, 1897. Virginia asked the editor if there really was a Santa Claus, to which he famously replied, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, as certainly as love, generosity and devotion exist…”The Pasadena Community Foundation was established in 1953 by Pasadena philanthropists Mr. & Mrs. Louis Webb who pledged their estate to the Foundation. PCF provides funding to six areas each representing important resources that merit support in the Pasadena community. These include: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, and Youth. Grants are distributed across these broad areas to ensure that the diversity of riches in the community are preserved for the next generation.For more information on the Pasadena Community Foundation, please visit Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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