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.

Global One Development Center –This Month’s Spotlighted Charity

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

Global One Development Center –This Month’s Spotlighted Charity

Global One Development Center provides permanent supportive housing to homeless young adults in northern San Bernardino County.  These young people were mostly raised in foster homes, and then were left homeless because they had “aged out” of government-supported foster home placements.  When they turned 18 their foster parents no longer provided housing. Our service differs from the day to day housing provided in homeless shelters.  Nor is it considered “transitional housing” that is provided for only a limited time.  Our residents to...

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Ballona Land Trust

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Ballona Land Trust

Ballona Wetlands Land Trust is a grass-roots, non-profit community organization, founded in 1994, dedicated to the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of the entire Ballona Wetlands ecosystem in Los Angeles, California. Their ultimate goal is to facilitate the creation of a world-class wildlife refuge and public park. The Land Trust has led community organizing efforts that have helped to facilitate: legislation transferring the 73-acre parcel known as Ballona Northeast into the public trust for permanent protection. public acquisition...

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Justice Law Group

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Justice Law Group

The Justice Law Group of San Diego was co-founded by Cameron Gharabikiou, who is currently a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California.  While not a non-profit, Justice Law Group puts its clients’ interests first—clients pay no attorney fees unless the case is won. Attorneys are easily accessible and responsive to clients, answering questions and returning phone calls promptly, All clients are treated with dignity, respect, and compassion. Because of its excellent reputation, Justice Law Group receives the majority of its cases through...

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Music Mends Minds

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Music Mends Minds

Music Mends Minds is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the mind and spirit of people afflicted by neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, as well as traumatic brain injury, stroke and PTSD through musical groups using MUSIC AS MEDICINE. Our vision is to build musical support groups in an effort to use music as “medicine for the mind”, while creating social networks crucial to our members’ wellbeing and joy. Our organization is three and a half years old and we are growing steadily....

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Drew Silvern Dollars for Scholars

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

Drew Silvern Dollars for Scholars

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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