Friends In Deed Hits the Streets to Fight Homelessness

Outlook photo Friends In Deed Director Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater and street outreach specialist Najwa Jones are taking a new approach to getting the homeless housed: Head to the streets to make connections.
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Friends In Deed Director Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater and street outreach specialist Najwa Jones are taking a new approach to getting the homeless housed: Head to the streets to make connections.
How to Donate,  Volunteer at  Friends In Deed  Friends In Deed is celebrating its 125th year as an interfaith organization helping to meet basic human needs for the homeless and at-risk neighbors. To help the nonprofit achieve success with its critical programs, including homeless outreach and prevention, food pantry, Pasadena Bad Weather Shelter and the Women’s Room, visit friendsindeedpas.org and go to the “Get Involved” tab. Volunteers are welcome and donations are vital to programming.
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By most accounts, Bonnie Morrison was on track to live a pretty normal middle-class life in Pasadena. By middle age, she was married and had raised a family, gone back to school, finished her degrees and worked briefly in her field before trying to further her education even more.
But a series of events interrupted that trajectory. She and her husband divorced, and Morrison, who had never paid bills before, suddenly struggled to make rent and keep up with details like insurance. She fought back depression. Then, her car collided with a Mack truck in a no-fault accident. She survived the crash but suffered an untreated head injury that heightened her depression and left her feeling isolated and incapacitated. Continue reading “Friends In Deed Hits the Streets to Fight Homelessness”

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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