Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hemisphere-what?

Last week, I learned what a hemispherectomy is – removal of part of the brain to prevent seizures. I met with the volunteer staff of the Brain Recovery Project (www.brainrecoveryproject.org), a new, Pasadena-based nonprofit, whose mission is to help families … Continue reading

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Healthy Pasadena

Where do you find health services? What would you do if you were uninsured or low-income? The Pasadena Health Consortium maintains a website (http://pasadenahealthcarelink.org/) to refer people to the right health care services. This is 1 of several local websites directly … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes from JRP staff and board to all of our wonderful volunteers, nonprofit partners and supporters! We are really thankful for all of you!

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The Economic Situation

A sense of lack and fear stirs through the local nonprofit community in these economic conditions. “Help us feel less desperate about the situation,” one local nonprofit leader recently pled to Director Melanie Goodyear. But that is an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Welcome Help

For Pasadena Site Director Melanie Goodyear, some projects are a hole in one.  “I spend a lot of time getting to know nonprofits and volunteers so that we can match the right volunteer to a nonprofit in need.  Sometimes that … Continue reading

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Serenity in the City….

Last week I was fortunate to visit Arlington Garden, on the corner of Arlington and Pasadena Avenues, which an oasis of calm in our city (http://www.arlingtongardeninpasadena.org/). This beautiful space is run by volunteers, with brought-resistant plant life that is appropriate … Continue reading

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It’s International Volunteer Managers’ Day!

Yes, it really exists. For more info. visit http://www.volunteermanagersday.org/.

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