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Feeling Charitable?

Feeling charitable? Or feel like going shopping?  Here’s a way to combine both –  Community Health Alliance of Pasadena is participating in Macy’s 2007 “Passport-in-Store” Shopping Benefit. Now in its 25th year, this special event has raised more than $25 million for charities that provide services that benefit those with HIV/AIDS.

CHAP is selling special $10 tickets that will entitle you to 20% off all apparel and accessories and 10-15% off all other items (with a few exceptions) on Saturday, September 29. The more CHAP supporters visit the store that day, the greater CHAP’s chances to receive additional funds raised by the event. Ticket holders may also enter a drawing for a spectacular shopping spree. Participating Macy’s stores include Macy’s Beverly Center, Pasadena (Lake Ave.), Sherman Oaks, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Valley/Mission Valley, Palm Desert, Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas. Tickets are available by calling Ellen Johnson at CHAP, (626) 398-6300 ext. 21. Or, leave me a comment and I’ll get a ticket to you.

HIV/AIDS is increasingly a disease of the poor. Funds raised by CHAP will be used to provide primary medical care to low-income, uninsured patients with HIV. 


Also, my church is gathering items for foster youth who will soon be emancipated from Hillsides.

Youth are emancipated from foster care when they turn 18.  They have to figure out where to live, find a job, go to school…all that good stuff.  Here’s what is needed:

For Luisa (color preferences: pink and yellow)

dinnerware, first aid kit, cookware, small boom box, can opener, vacuum cleaner, mop

For Sergio (color preferences: black and red)

mop, small boom box, alarm clock, vacuum cleaner, mini ironing board, broom & dust pan, large duffel bag, manicure set, cleaning supplies

Items don’t have to be new, but they should be in good shape.  If you want to donate, you can send me an e-mail (lakenheath77(at)gmail(dot)com) and I’ll pick up the stuff from you.  Or just drop the stuff off at Church of the Angels’ Parish Hall (1100 N. Ave 64, Pasadena, 91105).  The Parish Hall is south of the church, on the south side of Church Street.  I’d suggest calling before you go to make sure the building is open (323-255-3878).


This is a personal blog. Expect a potpourri of stuff.

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