Saturday, April 30, 2011

San Diego Police Foundation

The San Diego Police Foundation is looking for volunteers! If you are interested, in helping to insure critical programs that help protect the public, email

Friday, April 29, 2011

Family and Friends Community Connection - Event this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, the Church at Rancho Bernardo is helping family friends and community connection package foods and medications to go to Tanzania, Haiti and throughout Africa. You can spend a few hours of your time helping to package these items. For more information, go to

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis

Crohn's Disease and Colitis are two chronic digestive disorders which can result in extreme pain, fatigue and other complications. On May 14th, San Diegans are getting together a NTC Park at Liberty Station, to walk, helping raise money to fight Crohn's Disease and Colitis. Not a morning person? Registration starts at 4pm and the walk starts at 5pm! To register contact Courtney Walsh at (619) 497-1300 or visit

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Shark Dives for Cancer Survivors! Fin Forward

Fin Forward is an organization which provides cancer survivors the opportunity to go on shark dives and marine encounters. This amazing opportunity can only continue with funding and Fin Forward needs your help. You can visit Fin Forward's website at or call (619) 800-8747 for information on donating.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Institute for Public Strategies

The Institute for Public Strategies, which has its headquarters in San Diego, has been promoting positive change in communities since 1992. They focus on creating sustainable environmental systems and increasing public health. If you are interested in a job opportunity working for this non-profit organization, go to

Monday, April 25, 2011

Love Purses? Love Pets?

You're invited to a Bags and Baubles special event - May 1st from 12 to 4pm at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe. There will be designer bags and jewerly for sale, all to benefit FACE Foundation, which provides financial grants to pet owners who are unable to pay for their pet's emergency or critical care. For more information visit

Light The Night - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual evening walk to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer. The fundraising is officially under way now! My wonderful friend Stefanie, a cancer survivor, is raising money for the cause. You can make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser through her page at Your donation will make a huge impact on the lives of those with Leukemia and Lymphoma nationwide.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bikes for Kids Foundation

The Bikes for Kids Foundation, based in La Jolla, provides free bicycles to disadvantaged children in San Diego county. This year, the goal is to give away close to 5,000 bikes! 100% of the money donated goes to buying bikes and helmets. An online donation can be made at

Friday, April 22, 2011

Humane Society Walk

Here's a chance to work on your health and helping animals at the same time. The San Diego Humane Society is having their annual walk on May 7th. If you're interested, you'll want to register as soon as possible. Go to for all the details!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sewing for the Children of Japan

Here's a great opportunity for those of you who are crafty! Chelsea of Pink Fig Patterns has created a "Chloe and Mieko" T-shirt, featuring a young American and a young Japanese girl, to remind the children of Japan that we care. For those of you that are willing to follow the pattern and sew the shirt, she will make sure that it gets delivered to a child in Japan. Shirts can be sent to Pink Fig: 2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #4-216 San Ramon, CA 94583. For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Your Natural Baby Fair - Free Event and also looking for volunteers

The San Diego based organization Natural Baby Pros along with local businesses will be hosting the 2nd annual Natural Baby Fair o n April 30th from 9am to 5pm at The NTC Promenade at Liberty Station in San Diego. There will be physicians, demonstrations, baby sign language, face painting, yoga and more. They are also looking for volunteers to help out! Email Ashley at or visit for all the info you need!

Monday, April 18, 2011

National Foundation for Autism Research Event

Did you know that as many as 1 in 110 children have autism? The National Foundation for Autism Research is hosting a free educational event: Using Technology to Enhance Learning for Students with Autism on Tuesday April 26th from 5:30 to 8pm at the Scripps Miramar Library. For all the details go to

Saturday, April 16, 2011

March of Dimes Walk

The March of Dimes is an organization which does research and other programs to help women have healthy, full-term pregnancies. The annual March for Babies Walk is on April 30th. My wonderful friend Mayra along with many other friends are doing the March for Babies and need help fundraising. To make an online donation go to and to watch a youtube video about the importance of reducing infant mortality check out

Photocharity Gala Tonight

Photocharity, an organization which raises awareness and funds for homeless youth, is having a gala tonight, April 17th at Anthology on Inida St. There will be a concert, silent auction and more. For ticket information, head on over to

Friday, April 15, 2011


RaceLegal works with the San Diego community to reduce illegal street racing (and by doing so, save lives) in San Diego County. They provide a legal racing events and need people to help volunteer at them - everything from start lines to driver checkpoints to meeting and greeting. Go to for more information.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Earth Day!

It's almost time for EarthFair 2011! Held in Balboa Park on Sunday April 17th from 10am to 5pm, it promises to be a big event! There will be music, food, vendors and demonstrations. More than 400 volunteers are needed each year to make Earth Fair a success. If you can volunteer part of this one day in set up, assisting, at one of the booths, as security or on the children's parade team, go to

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Jeffrey Modell Foundation

The Jeffrey Modell Foundation has been helping children with Primary Immunodeficiencies (when a child's immune system has a defect, resulting in reoccurant infectctions) for over 25 years. One of the ways they help is by providing an online resource to families, doctors, researchers and the public with information about Primary Immunodeficiencies as well as treatments. For more information go to or call 1-866-4PI.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Animal Rescue Resource Foundation

San Diego-based Animal Rescue Resource Foundation works to provide pet adoptions and rescues, support low cost spaying and neutering of pets and educate the public about animal rights issues. You can donate or volunteer your time, but a HUGE way to help out is by ADOPTING your pet rather than buying him or her from a pet store. The next adoption events are Saturday March 26th from 11-2 at the Encinitas PetSmart (1034 N El Camino Real) and Saturday April 9th that the Poway Petco (13375 Poway Road). Follow the link to see some of the loveable pets that are just waiting for a home!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Camp Reach for the Sky

Camp Reach for the Sky is a camp for kids from ages 8-18 who have or have had cancer. The camp takes place at a facility near Cuyamaca mountains and kids enjoy friendship, swimming, archery, campfires and other confidence-building activities. The next resident oncology camp will be July 4-9 and the next day camp will be July 18-23. This is a great volunteering opportunity! The volunteer package is available at

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Starbucks Book Drive

Just what you needed - another reason to head over to Starbucks for a mochachockoalatefrappachino. From now until April 30, Starbucks is collecting new and gently used children's books to donate to

Friday, April 8, 2011

Free Product from Newman's Own, for volunteering

Newman's Own, which makes delicious pizzas, popcorns, salad dressings, desserts and other products, has partnered up with Volunteer Match. When you sign up for one volunteer project during the  month of April you'll  get a voucher for a free Newman's Own product!  Here is the link:

Thursday, April 7, 2011


April is donate life month and Lifesharing is a San Diego-based organization that promotes the benefits of organ and tissue donation. What's the best way to help out? It's FREE and QUICK. Register to donate life if you haven't already-

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Reminder for the Ex 4 Vets Aerob-A-Thon and Fitness Expo

Don't forget about Saturday April 9th! From 7:30 to 10:30 am, Embrace: Unity for Activity and Never Knew a Father's Love, a ministry of the Rock Church, are teaming up for Ex 4 Vets -  "exercising to support our Veterans". On the USS Midway (910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego) there will be fitness training and fun plus after the event there will be food and an expo to enjoy. Never Knew a Father's Love is getting closer to reaching their fundraising goal, but they need your help! To register, go to

Monday, April 4, 2011

Chula Vista Nature Center

§  The Chula Vista Nature Center, located at 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr. in Chula Vista is home to plants and animals native to San Diego. Eagle Mesa and Turtle Lagoon are a few of my favorite exhibits. Do you love animals? Consider volunteering at the center!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

San Diego Center for the Blind

San Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired increases the abilities of people with impaired vision or blindness, so that they can become as independent as possible. Located on El Cajon Blvd in San Diego and Bonair Rd in Vista, the center is looking for volunteers to read one-on-one with adult students and also for teacher's aides. Call (619) 683-1542 for the San Diego location or (760) 758-5956 for the Vista location, to get volunteering information.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Alzheimer’s Association Walk Tomorrow -El Centro

The San Diego Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is hosting the Walk to End Alzheimer's in El Centro on April 2nd. For the location, time and how to register go to