National Giving Month

Pilgrim Church brings holiday cheer to Tijuana families

In addition to our previous story about Pilgrim Congregational Church holding an Adopt-A-Family program, Pilgrim Congregational Church in Pomona also helps to a make a ‘Merrier Christmas’ for the families of students just across the border in Tijuana. On a regular basis, they support the Pan-American Institute, to educate young people that otherwise would have …

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Temple Beth Israel helps local refugees

In addition to our most first story about Temple Beth Israel’s support of Inland Valley Hope Partners, Temple Beth Israel is also a partner with Newcomers Access Center, a local nonprofit, in helping refugee families getting settled locally.  For the past three years, they have donated countless items and volunteer hours. As a HIAS Welcoming …

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Valkyrie Vault at Gary HS helps students

Garey High School Library, along with Community Schools, ASB, and the Fashion Club, organize the “Valkyrie Vault,” a clothing room that is open to all students in one of the Library Offices during school hours. All items are free for students, including new and good-condition clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and hygiene products. Students can come …

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Pomona Fellowship COB “adopts” local families

Pomona Fellowship Church of the Brethren participates in an Adopt-A-Family each Christmas season. The church receives information about one or two families in Pomona who need a little extra help with gifts this year. The family members have asked for specific items such as articles of clothing, toys, books, etc. Members of the congregation select …

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Purpose Church celebrates recovery & community

Tim McAnlis of Purpose Church shares the following story: “There is healing power in the act of helping others. This has proven to be very true for myself and many others that are weekly attendees of “Celebrate Recovery” at Purpose Church in Pomona. Celebrate Recovery is a safe, Christian-based support group where anyone can learn …

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Assistance League of Pomona Valley helps local families

Since the early 1990’s, the Assistance League of Pomona Valley (ALPV) chapter members have adopted very low income families at Christmas time who were referred by the Family Resource Center in the Pomona Unified School District. One family from each PUSD elementary school is selected. Members shop, wrap and give the Santa Sacks to help …

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