Friends In Deed Seeks Donations to Help the Hungry

As long as vulnerable people in the Pasadena area need food and groceries, Friends In Deed plans to be there with its food pantry to lend a hand.
Supplies for the pantry tend to become scarcer during summer months — many large donations are school-based, and produce doesn’t last as long in the hot weather — so the need for donations rises. Continue reading “Friends In Deed Seeks Donations to Help the Hungry”

Friends In Deed Food Pantry Needs Summer Donations

OUTLOOK Photo Friends In Deed Program Director Tim Nistler (right) directs volunteers on how to help shoppers find what food they need, including new staple items and the freshest produce available that day. Cash, checks and online donations are also welcome, according to Friends In Deed administrators.
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Friends In Deed Program Director Tim Nistler (right) directs volunteers on how to help shoppers find what food they need, including new staple items and the freshest produce available that day. Cash, checks and online donations are also welcome, according to Friends In Deed administrators.

As long as vulnerable people in the Pasadena area need access to food and groceries, Friends In Deed plans to be there with its Food Pantry to lend a helping hand.
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Friends In Deed Golf Tournament is May 7

Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK Bill and Diane Cullinane, Ellen and Harvey Knell, and Brenda and Bill Galloway were among those who attended an event to support Pasadena-based Friends In Deed. The organization’s golf tournament will be Monday, May 7.
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Bill and Diane Cullinane, Ellen and Harvey Knell, and Brenda and Bill Galloway were among those who attended an event to support Pasadena-based Friends In Deed. The organization’s golf tournament will be Monday, May 7.

Friends In Deed, a Pasadena-based organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Pasadena’s homeless and at-risk individuals, will hold its inaugural golf tournament on Monday, May 7, at Glendora County Club.
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Friends In Deed Golf Tournament is May 7

Event chairman Pat Wickhem, with wife Sue, is preparing for the Friends In Deed golf tournament on Monday, May 7.
Event chairman Pat Wickhem, with wife Sue, is preparing for the Friends In Deed golf tournament on Monday, May 7.

Friends In Deed, a Pasadena-based organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Pasadena’s homeless and at-risk individuals, will hold its inaugural golf tournament on Monday, May 7, at Glendora County Club.
The event will include lunch, dinner, on-course beverages, tee prizes, an opportunity to win a 2018 Lexus and golf trip to Pebble Beach. There will be silent and live auctions and an opportunity drawing.
Friends In Deed is an interfaith organization that provides supportive services to meet basic human needs, so local homeless and at-risk individuals (including women and children) can rebuild their lives. The 124-year-old organization was founded in 1894.
Individual golfer registration is $225. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For further information, contact event chair Pat Wickhem at (626) 416-8824. To register, visit fidgolfclassic.com.

$25,000 Needed for ‘Bad Weather Shelter’ to Help Homeless

For those looking to lend a helping hand during the winter months, the Bad Weather Shelter operated by Pasadena-based Friends In Deed is happy to get help making sure local homeless residents have reprieve from harsh nights.
The shelter, which opens for the night as the weather report dictates, could use two things right now: money to run the shelter and disposable supplies, such as plates and utensils, to help feed clients. The organization asks for locals to give whatever they can afford and hopes to raise approximately $25,000 for its potential operations.
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Friends In Deed’s ‘Jazz on the Green’ Concert Sept. 27

OUTLOOK file photo Stacy Santeramo, Dr. Donna Byrns, Richard Cheung and Kathy Simpson were among those who enjoyed a previous Jazz on the Green concert. This year’s fundraiser, which benefits Pasadena-based Friends In Deed, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
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Stacy Santeramo, Dr. Donna Byrns, Richard Cheung and Kathy Simpson were among those who enjoyed a previous Jazz on the Green concert. This year’s fundraiser, which benefits Pasadena-based Friends In Deed, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Friends In Deed returns for its annual fundraiser, Jazz on the Green, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Castle Green in Pasadena. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., guests will experience the smooth sounds of jazz. There will also be a silent auction.
Friends In Deed, an interfaith nonprofit organization, meets many needs of the most vulnerable residents of greater Pasadena — homeless and at-risk individuals including women and children.
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Friends In Deed’s ‘Jazz on the Green’ Concert Sept. 27

OUTLOOK file photo Mayor Terry Tornek and his wife, Maria, were among those who enjoyed last year’s Jazz on the Green concert. This year’s fundraiser, which benefits Pasadena-based Friends In Deed, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
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Mayor Terry Tornek and his wife, Maria, were among those who enjoyed last year’s Jazz on the Green concert. This year’s fundraiser, which benefits Pasadena-based Friends In Deed, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Friends In Deed returns for its annual fundraiser, Jazz on the Green, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Castle Green in Pasadena. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., guests will experience the smooth sounds of jazz. There will also be a silent auction.
Friends In Deed, an interfaith nonprofit organization, meets many needs of the most vulnerable residents of greater Pasadena — homeless and at-risk individuals including women and children.
Honorees for the event include the Rev. Donna Byrns, Friends In Deed community liaison; San Marino Community Church; and Western Rooter. According to an event spokesperson, the honorees have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the needs of the Pasadena community and been a valued supporter of Friends In Deed’s mission and programs over the years.
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Friends In Deed’s ‘Jazz on the Green’ Fundraiser Sept. 27

Friends In Deed returns to Castle Green on Sept. 27 for its annual fundraiser, Jazz on the Green. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., guests will experience the smooth sounds of jazz while perusing silent auction opportunities. Honorees for the event include the Rev. Donna Byrns, Friends In Deed Community Liaison; San Marino Community Church; and Western Rooter. All have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the needs of the Pasadena community and been a valued supporter of Friends In Deed’s mission and programs over the years.
The evening will feature a jazz trio with John Pisano, Gene Bertoncini and John Leftwich. Pisano has recorded and toured the globe with artists such as Joe Pass, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, Peggy Lee, Diana Krall, Sergio Mendes, Manhattan Transfer and many others. He recorded more than one dozen albums with Joe Pass.
Bertoncini is one of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists active today. His fluid technique and lyricism have won him international praise and accolades as the “Segovia of jazz.” He has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws and Paul Desmond.
Leftwich, a classical guitarist, has performed with a wide variety of musical luminaries, including Tierney Sutton, Rickie Lee Jones, Chet Baker, Mel Torme and Hubert Laws. His music has been featured in commercials and movies.
For more information, visit friends­indeedpas.org or contact Friends In Deed at (626) 797-2402 or friendsindeedpas@gmail.com. Tickets and sponsorships for the event are available online at friendsindeedpas.org/fid/events/event/2017-jazz-on-the-green.