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That’s the way I would describe Dr. Buscaglia’s book “Seven Stories of Christmas Love.” Each story is a Christmas memory from his own life. Memories he shares with us to help us get in touch with our Christmas memories. The stories are each short. I read the entire book in one sitting. Yet the sweetness of the memory reaches deep into our hearts to remind us of the importance of the Christmas spirit.
I encourage you to pull out your copy of the book to re-read it. Share the book with family and friends. We all need more Christmas spirit. These are lessons to carry throughout the year.
By Pamela Bir
“Thanks to our friends at the Hard Rock Universal CityWalk Hollywood who once again hosted 350 happy people for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day! This is the 5th year that the nice Hard Rock folks have reached out to us so that we could find nice, deserving, grateful and hungry folks in the Big Sunday community. So glad for the partnership. (And btw: As if all that weren’t enough, they are donating a bunch of restaurant gift cards for us to give to homeless teens for the holidays!) Thanks!”
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“GRSB is currently hiring instructors who will be responsible for instrument lessons (guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, or vocals) and band coaching, or photography and film instruction for girls ages 6-17.” Click here for more info.
“Meet Chris Telkamp!
Chris was a student in our Transition to Work Program for youth with special needs. He began volunteering for Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals in the fall of 2013.
After graduating from LACOE – Los Angeles County Office of Education for the Torrance Unified School District, Chris has gone on to successful employment with Whole Foods in Torrance, CA.
We are very proud to have been part of his journey in Transitioning from work training to employment here in our community.
Help us to help others!”
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“Lipstick Angels expanded services to our 5th comprehensive cancer center on October 12th with our launch at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in San Francisco! Founder Renata Helfman joined new Bay Area Program Manager Kerri Stimson, offering signature Lipstick Angels beauty services to support, inspire and transform Infusion Center patients over the two-day launch event. Thank you to the Erol Foundation for your support in our expansion. We were overwhelmed by the tremendously warm reception from courageous patients and dedicated hospital staff alike. We are so excited to see what 2018 brings!”
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“Our family founded Beauty Bus Foundation in memory of our daughter Melissa, who lost her battle to a degenerative neuromuscular disease when she was 28. Melissa would have turned 40 on November 10th, and we miss her everyday. Beauty Bus Foundation has been an amazing tribute to her memory, providing nearly 15,000 free beauty services. We hope you will consider giving a gift to Beauty Bus in honor of Melissa’s Milestone Birthday. Your gift will help continue our mission to deliver dignity, hope and respite to chronically and terminally ill men, women and children – and their caregivers. ”
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“Looking forward to seeing Lunada Bay residents at Lunada Bay Elementary where I will reveal “Why The Jester Jingles.” Delighted by the invitation from Lunada Bay Cub Scouts Pack 276, led by the indomitable James Lowenstein. For the last month, the boys have been eagerly introducing the community to my late son’s best-selling children’s book “The Jester Has Lost His Jingle.” For every copy they sell, The Jester & Pharley Phund will donate another to hospitalized children over the holidays. Come by and say hello and join the phun Monday evening. Please call 310-544-4733 for more information. This dedicated pack of Cub Scouts is a model group — so honored to be partnering with them to help ill children at City of Hope Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.”
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“Kara is grateful to have been featured on NBC Bay Area Proud with Garvin Thomas this past Thursday. A special thank you to Sheryl Sandberg for her kind words about our agency. We are especially appreciative of the 100s of volunteers that provide our peer support services and allow us to bring care, compassion, connection and community to so many each year who are grieving.” WATCH!
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