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Mix good deeds with fun for a holiday cocktail

Mix good deeds with fun for a holiday cocktail

| December 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Now that the holidays are upon us and we are able to leave our homes, it’s a wonderful feeling to help others. Sometimes helping means attending a festive event to raise funds for an organization, and sometimes it’s volunteering to create fun for someone else. Whichever you prefer, here are some opportunities. Even adults want […]

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New building is on very top of Alexandria House wish list; donations sought

New building is on very top of Alexandria House wish list; donations sought

| December 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sister Judy Vaughan, executive director of Alexandria House, is hopeful she will have enough donations by the end of the month to purchase an adjacent building for low-cost, permanent, supportive housing. The nun, who is with the order of the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet, has managed Alexandria House transitional shelter for 25 years on […]

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Santa on way through sleet, snow, pandemic

Santa on way through sleet, snow, pandemic

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Winter is upon us, and the pandemic continues to cast a shadow on the holidays. But there is plenty of reason to be of good cheer. Resilient and resourceful Angelenos are finding many ways to assist the less fortunate. • • • Imagine LA promises its most magical event yet, Winter Wonderland, the Drive-Thru Edition […]

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Brooksiders join hundreds to help, one sandwich at a time

Brooksiders join hundreds to help, one sandwich at a time

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every Sunday morning, Brookside resident Nanci Leonard spreads peanut butter and jelly on slices of bread. She makes 10 sandwiches, and she places each one in a bag with a snack, a drink and a note. Leonard likes to include inspirational quotes by Charlie Brown or Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, among others. Some […]

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Around the Town: Women Speak and rappers, children rap for Alexandria House

Around the Town: Women Speak and rappers, children rap for Alexandria House

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Alexandria House held its annual “Women Speak” Luncheon June 4 the only way possible for the long-revered organization. Even with the limitations imposed by remote access, there were guest speakers: author, activist and former Alexandria House resident Keanakay Scott and Rabbi Sharon Brous, who once led the prayers at the Obama and Garcetti inaugurals. “My […]

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Let holiday spending spill over into helping others: Toy and gift drives

Let holiday spending spill over into helping others: Toy and gift drives

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

During the holiday season it’s easy to get into the habit of gift buying, whether for family and friends or for yourself. So, it might be a good time to let some of that spending spill over into purchasing holiday cheer for others less fortunate. Read on for some local charities that are conducting toy […]

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