LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK SPOTLIGHT ON OUR FOOD PANTRY
We are honored that our friends at Los Angeles Regional Food Bank put together such a beautiful video spotlighting our food pantry. They are such great partners for us in the fight against hunger. As our motto says: *Doing together what we cannot do alone.
2018 JAZZ ON THE GREEN
The 2018 Jazz On The Green was our BIGGEST evening yet. A fun-filled time with almost 400 people in attendance. We were thrilled to be able to honor Hercules Forwarding, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Altadena, and Rhonda Stone for their incredible support of Friends In Deed. Historic Castle Green is always a lovely venue for live jazz music, great food & drink, and an opportunity meet old and new friends. Thank you to everyone that attended and for all of your continuous support. Click HERE to see pictures from the evening.
PEACE GARDEN DEDICATION
We are so thrilled that our vision of having a Peace Garden, here at Friends In Deed, has become a reality. It is beautiful. Thank you to everyone that took part and helped make it happen. Our friends, at Pasadena Media, have created a short video of the Peace Garden Dedication. Enjoy!
2018 PASADENA MAYOR’S INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST
45th Annual Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast held on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater was the emcee for the event and Niki Elliott, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for Neurodiversity, Learning and Wellness, University of La Verne was the keynote speak. Ms. Elliott spoke on “Mending the Hearts and Minds of Our Youth”. gave the keynote address. Over 620 people came together for a morning of fellowship and community.
FRIENDS IN DEED PSA
We just had a new Friends In Deed PSA created by our friends at Pasadena Media. Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater talks about the homeless in our community and the programs we have here at Friends In Deed. Give it a look. Thank you, Pasadena Media.
2017 JAZZ ON THE GREEN
Please enjoy this Jazz On The Green montage video shot and edited by Ian Campbell. A great overview of a wonderful evening at the Historic Castle Green. Thank you, Ian, for donating your time and talent in providing us with a beautiful memory of the night.
POWER OF ONE TV SHOW – Conversation with Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater sat down with Power of One host, Brian Biery, to discuss Friends In Deed, homelessness, community impact, and how we can work together in helping those with greater need in our community.
2017 PASADENA MAYOR’S INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST
44th Annual Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast held on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater was the emcee for the event and John E. Kobara, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, California Community Foundation, gave the keynote address. More than 570 people came together for a morning of fellowship and community.
PASADENA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT VIDEO
With a grant we received from the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) last year, we were able to purchase a new freezer for our Food Pantry. Through the Nancy Nash Beckham Endowment for Hunger, started by her daughters, Barbara Beckham & Patti Beckham Healy, in honor of Nancy’s dedication to service and community, PCF is able to provide grants to organizations like Friends In Deed.
CVUMC “Empty Bowls: Hope Not Hunger” Event
On Oct. 22, 2017, Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church held their annual Empty Bowls event. For a donation of $20 (for adults) and/or $15 (for children 12 & under), guests chose a beautifully, handcrafted bowl, got it filled with soup, enjoyed a great evening, and then took the bowl home with them. Proceeds from this wonderful event went to benefit Friends In Deed, World Service Fund, and Bailey Human Care Center at Tujunga UMC. Erin Hambarsumian, a Girl Scout from CVUMC, chose to make Empty Bowls her class project, and produced a video about the evening.