Pacific Palisades Community Council Honors Volunteers

Since 1973, Pacific Palisades Community Council volunteers have donated their time to ensure the best interests of their community. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides a forum to discuss community issues and advocates to government and private agencies on those issues where there is broad community agreement.

Show Your Gratitude: 5 Ways to Give Back

November, the month of Thanksgiving, is the perfect time to reflect on the many blessings in our lives and share our thanks by giving back to others. Whether volunteering our time or donating funds, contributing to the well-being of another yields rewards beyond measure. Here, we offer a handful of ideas for giving back to the community.

Real Men Wear Pink Unite to Fight Breast Cancer

Pink is in the air this month, as scores of local men sport the color every day in October in support of breast cancer awareness month. Members of the Real Men Wear Pink of Los Angeles campaign for the American Cancer Society join thousands of men throughout the country who have stepped up to help raise funds and awareness in…

Malibu Kiwanis Club: Serving the Future of Our Youth

 Article Kateri Wozny  The Kiwanis Club in Malibu has a common goal: to give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive.  “I think it’s a noble mission—the kids are the future of our community,” says Nicholas Ficklin, president of the Malibu Kiwanis Club since January. “A lot of us live in Malibu and own businesses…

Malibu PTAs Support & Enhance Education

 Article Alicia Doyle | Photography Robin Chesler  The Malibu PTAs are a strong and tight-knit group of parent volunteers focused on enhancing students’ elementary school education and experiences.  “We raise monies needed to promote the support and growth of our respective schools and children,” explains Gabi Frank, PTA President at Point Dume Marine Science School. “Our fundraising provides extra programs,…

Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains & Seashore:  

 Article Sharon Levinsohn | Photography Timothy Kitz  Since 1997, local artists have gathered to enjoy creative expression, friendship and fellowship, share appreciation of the beautiful natural surroundings and support conservation, thanks to the late Malibu resident and artist Pat Ryan, founder of Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains & Seashore, Inc.    With the official mission "to promote appreciation…

Malibu Rotary Club Serves Community

 Article Alicia Doyle    Everything the Malibu Rotary Club does is fueled by the four-way test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Philanthropy, Fun & Friendship Drive Woman’s Club

 Article Tracy Marcynzsyn | Photography Fay Vahdani  “Philanthropy, fun and friendship" drives the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club where members join forces to support worthy causes. Since the Club’s inception in 1925, PPWC members have dedicated their time and resources to preserve and enhance the quality of life in the Palisades by providing necessary services and resources to seniors, children and…

Volunteers Make 
an Impact With 
Palisades Cares

Founded in 2006, Palisades Cares is a nonprofit that organizes and promotes community service activities in the Los Angeles area, from food drives for the Westside Food Bank to backpack collections for homeless children.

Sam Simon Foundation: 
Rescuing Dogs 
for Good

The Sam Simon Foundation in Malibu rescues dogs from animal shelters and professionally trains them to become assistance dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing—as well as PTSD service dogs for veterans.