Over 72 Classes Offered This Winter With Girls Rock Santa Barbara ! Click here for more info!
OSM continues to bring the gift of music to the community with the OSM String Quartet giving a free concert at the Santa Monica Family YMCA on Dec 4. OSM musicians (Shown L-R: Larry Kohorn, Elisa Warford, Cindy Bandel, Kevin Bandel) performed Gershwin’s “Lullaby”, Puccini’s “Chrysanthemums”, Dvorak’s American String Quartet, and some short holiday-themed pieces. Lidia Magarian of the YMCA was a wonderful host and we had a very appreciative audience as well. The quartet has already been invited to perform at the “Y” again next year!
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New Highlights For 2019 from Girls Rock SB
-Awesome weekend intersession sleep away trips for all campers staying over multiple sessions? Think Surf lessons and beach day, Hurricane Harbor, Escape room……. #takingittoanewlevel
– We will be offering a coding track this year at sleep away camp. Come learn how to build websites and apps with us.
– Offering over 72 classes a week in our after school sessions. everything from music lessons to rock band to photography classes to early music education… music theory…
– bringing some very awesome workshop leaders to camp this summer and big name musicians
Festival Ballet Theatre annual Nutcracker Sugar Plum Luncheon all had a lot of fun. Thank you to their wonderful volunteers! Click here to learn more about Festival Ballet Theatre.
“Yes, of course we’re collecting toys to give away for the holidays! You can drop them off at our headquarters, 6111 Melrose Ave in LA, M-F, 9-5. You can also bring them to our Music Night (12/8) or our Annual Holiday Singalong (12/9). Toys must be new and unwrapped. We need toys for all ages. Don’t want to shop? No prob – we’ll shop for you! You can donate at www.bigsunday.org/donate-now and specify it’s for holiday toys. And btw: Feel free to share this. Thanks!”
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“‘Glowing inside and out.’ This was the phrase of the day during yesterday’s Tata Harper Master Class. Tata Harper Skincare and Credo Beauty worked with us to bring an extra special class exclusive to our NYC patients from hospitals all over the city. Thank you to everyone who made this beautiful, educational event possible and, most importantly, gave our patients an incredible day! 💚 #lipstickangels #healinghearts #fightingcancerNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine The Mount Sinai Hospital Gilda’s Club NYC”
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“We hope you will all join us for our Annual Holiday Party in December 19!
Please RSVP to email@example.com by December 12 with how many people will attend, and the ages of the children attending.
Our friends at The Little Green Monster Project will be doing a reading, and every family will get to take home a copy of this book! “
Team Prime Time received a grant to provide resources and purchase equipment and materials for the Game Changing Programs unique to each Team Prime Time location. Programs included Prime Time Games, Prime Time Trials, Westside BAY Club, Prime Time Film Club and Prime Time Finance. The mission of Team Prime Time is to provide intervention programs for at-risk youth from low-income areas of Los Angeles that combine academics, athletics, leadership training and the arts in order to prepare them for the future and allow them to reach their full potential. Watch this video see how their program helps students and click here to learn more about Team Prime Time.
Jester & Pharley Phund received a grant for their reading Makes a Difference program to three low-income schools in Southern California. The mission of the Jester & Pharley Phund is to inspire charity and empower children facing serious challenges – both educational and medical – by sharing the universal message of hope and caring in the award-winning illustrated children’s book “The Jester Has Lost His Jingle.” The Reading Makes A Difference program inspires a love of reading among children from low-income families while helping them develop compassion for others. Click here to learn more about them.
“Door of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, faith-based organization whose mission is to equip homeless families to rebuild their lives. Since 1985, we have been providing transitional housing and a restoration program especially designed for homeless families with children.”
What makes them different?
They are one of the few places that will accept the three main family types of all sizes:
- single mothers (including victims of domestic violence) with children
- single fathers with children
- married couples with children
Door of Hope provides a solid foundation for families to build on to ensure a better future:
- stability (shelter, security, structure)
- individual counseling
- anger management, parenting, finance class
- marital counseling
- job skills training
- one on one case management
- spiritual care and nurturing
- supportive services
- 24/7 around the clock staff
Door of Hope is launching a homelessness prevention program this fall, in partnership with local churches, with a goal to prevent homelessness for 50 families in the coming year!
Due to high housing costs in LA, combined with the limited earning potential of low-income men and women, first-time homelessness has increased 16% in the last year alone, with many more families teetering on the brink of homelessness. A lost job, unanticipated medical expenses, a major car repair, increased rent, and no savings are just some of the complex factors that push people into homelessness.
We see this every day at Door of Hope, so we got to thinking: what if we could use our experience and services to intervene before people became homeless? Prevention is always cheaper – and the same is true for homelessness prevention. First, the human cost is lower, as families are spared from the traumas of eviction, school disruption, loss of security and so much more. The financial cost is also dramatically lower: with case management services, coupled with one-time financial assistance, we believe we can prevent homelessness for about $2,500 – $5,000 per family. Door of Hope will provide the case management, and we seek to partner with local churches to provide the one-time rental assistance.
We look forward to this expanded mission in the coming year that will allow us to serve more families in need.”