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…
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.
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.
As a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing local art, the Pacific Palisades Art Association features art demonstrations, guest speakers and judged group shows, as well as member solo shows at the public library and local women's club.
Many know them for their famous pancake breakfasts, most recently enjoyed at the Malibu Arts Festival, but the Optimist Club of Malibu’s service extends beyond providing a good breakfast to include 57 years of helping local youth reach their full potential.
I could pack this article with statistics: approximately 23 million people live with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 16 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa alone. Each day, 6,000 people in Africa die from AIDS.
The time, effort and dedication of the more than 13 million volunteers in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks have raised more than $810 million to save lives from breast cancer since 1993. Last year alone, 1.4 million walkers across the country raised more than $60 million to help finish the fight against breast cancer.