(PASADENA) Ella and Josh Gardner, 10 and 6 respectively, could easily spend all their allowances on candy, toys, and treats. Instead the two students at Campbell Hall, an Episcopal day school in North Hollywood, saved 25 percent of their allowances all year long and used the money to buy holiday gifts for the children of Hillsides. They wound up with a total of $123, and spent it on a comforter and sheet set, Spiderman mega blocks, and a tennis racket and balls, among several other items.
(PASADENA) Associate Executive Director Susanne Crummey has retired from the Los Angeles County charity Hillsides after 43 years. Her last day was November 30. “We will miss Susanne terribly as no one can ever take her place,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “Her leadership abilities, her tireless energy, her empathy, and her role as a mentor helped shape Hillsides into the multi-faceted organization that we are today. However, while she can’t be replaced, she has left a powerful legacy that all of us will benefit from as we move into the future.”
WHO: Residents throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County can help brighten a child’s holiday season by donating new, unwrapped gifts and toys at select local Starbucks stores. Hillsides, a premier provider creating lasting change in the lives of children, youth and families in need, will be placing in-store donation bins the week after Thanksgiving. WHAT: Hillsides Holiday Toy Drive – Starbucks Stores WHEN: Beginning Thursday, December 5, 2013
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