Featured charities

Following are some charities that we support. Most of them offer opportunities for involvement. For more information, you can click on any that interest you.

Drew Silvern Dollars for Scholars– This Month’s Spotlighted Charity

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Drew Silvern Dollars for Scholars– This Month’s Spotlighted Charity

Founded in 2005, the Drew Silvern chapter of Dollars for Scholars has increased the number of scholarships each year from the four students in 2005 to about 22 scholarships annually.    The mission is to help children of migrant workers get an education so they can help their families and communities.  Because many of our students face the struggle of gaining financial aid, part-time employment, and dealing with immigration and second language issues, their accomplishments continue to impress the board members and mentors who read their...

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K9 Connection

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Featured charity | 0 comments

K9 Connection

K9 Connection’s programs in Los Angeles area high schools offer teens the chance to break through learning and life barriers by training and bonding with homeless dogs. Experiential learning enables the teens to find self-esteem, self-determination and empathy while they in turn enable homeless dogs to develop the skills to be adopted into permanent loving homes. On the field with the help of a professional trainer, students learn to teach their homeless dogs basic obedience skills using positive reinforcement, increasing their chances to be...

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Homeless Not Toothless

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Homeless Not Toothless

Founded by Dr. Jay Grossman in 1992, Homeless Not Toothless is a 501C(3) non profit program providing free dental care to the homeless and under-served. Presently, there are hundreds of volunteer participating dentists in the greater Los Angeles area. Patients are referred by the Venice Family Clinic, local shelters, the VA, LA Department of Family Services (DCFS Foster Care) and local shelters. Since its inception, Homeless Not Toothless has provided over $3,000,000 in service for this population. The dentists who volunteer their time and...

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Dirty Girls of Lesvos

Posted by on Dec 31, 2017 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Dirty Girls of Lesvos

Dirty Girls was initiated in October, 2015, so that good quality wet and dirty clothing, discarded by thousands of refugees arriving by sea on the island of Lesvos, would no longer be trashed. Instead, Dirty Girls, paying for the services of a sympathetic commercial laundry, collected and washed tons and tons of clothing and then sent them to clothing distribution centres for other incoming people. Because the washed clothes were coming from people with similar backgrounds, Dirty Girls could provide clothes to the arriving refugees with more...

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Perfect Pet Rescue

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Perfect Pet Rescue

Perfect Pet Rescue is a non-profit adoption agency for dogs, with mobile adoptions on Saturdays and Sundays in Santa Monica, CA.  In their 23 years of existence they have found loving and forever homes for almost 13,000 dogs.  PPR is dear to my heart because I adopted one of my beloved dogs from there.  All dogs are spayed or neutered, vet checked, and innoculated.   PPR also assists the public with spays and neuters, and they have a behaviorist available for assistance with training.  You can see pictures and read about available dogs on the...

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Green Wave

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Green Wave

Green Wave (http://www.greenwavesofchange.org) is an environmental consulting non-profit inspired by regenerative thinking, permacultural design principles, biomimicry, cradle-to-cradle, zero waste, transforming trash into treasure, and the concept of deep ecology.  We provide environmental and sustainability education and consultation to individuals, communities, businesses, and schools, including: Development of environmental policies for organizations Event greening Eco (hospitality) riders for artists Buyer’s club/ co-op...

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NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Featured charity | 0 comments

NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change

NewGround is a community-building organization that creates, connects and empowers Jewish and Muslim change-makers in America. Through a professional fellowship, high school leadership council and public programming, NewGround transforms Muslim-Jewish relations and advances a shared agenda for change. NewGround’s programs include: Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change (MAJIC) A High School Leadership Council: This program offers a select group of Jewish and Muslim high school students the opportunity to, build their leadership skills, create...

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Wright Way Organic Resource Center

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Wright Way Organic Resource Center

In 1999 Mary and Eric Lloyd Wright, along with their friends and a group of dedicated volunteers started the Wright Way Organic Resource Center to provide more structure to the ongoing community events on their land.  The mission of the WWORC is to strive to educate and activate people to be creative, aware and environmentally responsible in all aspects of life. WWORC provides opportunities for people in the Los Angeles area, especially youth, to experience the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright and Organic Architecture, encouraging the creative...

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Jewish Women’s Theatre

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Jewish Women’s Theatre

Jewish Women’s Theatre debuted in in 2008 the backyard of a home in Pacific Palisades, California with the expressed purpose of giving voice to Jewish women on stage. They soon became a project of Community Partners, and launched their signature groundbreaking program, At-Homes Salon Theatre.  These theatrical presentations are created around a theme and curated to include stories, poems, comedic monologues, songs, and even art all designed to illuminate various aspects of the theme.  Since then, JWT has grown exponentially, drawing over...

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MS Society UK

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Featured charity | 0 comments

MS Society UK

The MS Society-UK is a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers.  Its mission is to provide emotional, practical, and/or financial support to people with MS, to healthcare professionals, and to carers and families.  In addition, the MS society is the biggest charitable funder of MS research in the UK.  You can get involved with the MS society by fundraising, volunteering, or donating:  https://www.mssociety.org.uk/get-involved

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