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It’s All About the Kids Food Pantry in San Diego Needs Your Help!

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Yesterday It’s All About the Kids Food Pantry in San Diego gave away over 29,000 pounds of food to 965 families in less than 4 hours! That means that over 4,600 people are eating this week thanks to this great organization!

Because of the current health crisis, the shelter in place order and declaration of a State of Emergency, many, many people have lost their jobs and way to earn a living – and do not have any way of feeding their children. It’s All About The Kids has seen rising numbers of the people they serve in the last couple of years, but in the past 30 days, the need has multiplied by 10X.

There are so many ways you can help: arrange a fundraiser, volunteer to help pack or deliver food – or volunteer your time and expertise.

I have chose It’s All About The Kids as the non-profit that I am going to be helping with my Salesforce.com skills by helping them get set-up with Saleforce’s NPSP – Non-Profit Success Pack. As part of that initiative, I will also be recruiting a team of tech and social media rockstars to donate their time to help the cause.

I’m looking for people with skills in media, video production and editing, photographers, a PR person (or firm), social media influencers, bloggers, fundraising pros and generally smart people who are willing to donate their time and skills for this worthy cause. If you are a Salesforce Administrator or Developer with experience with NPSP and are willing to guide and / or assist me – that would be super cool too!

If you are interested, please contact Joe ‘Salesforce’ Kennedy or the Co-Founder and President of It’s All About The Kids, Angela Brannon-Baptiste at Angela(at)ItsAllAboutTheKids.org.

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Captain Paul Watson of Whale Wars and Sea Shepherd in San Diego Saturday

Captain Paul Watson Sea ShepherdSea Shepherd Conservation Society Founder Captain Paul Watson will be in San Diego, California, on Saturday July 28th, 2018 from 10am-2pm aboard the M/V Farley Mowat at 1492 N Harbor Drive to talk about our current campaigns that are saving our ocean’s marine life.

The M/V Farley Mowat has just returned from the most successful campaign to save the vaquita to date, Operation Milagro IV.

This is Sea Shepherd’s fourth consecutive year in the Gulf and the most crucial one yet for the vaquita. The latest official numbers of this species have dropped to less than 30, half the amount previously recorded in the 2015. With such dire statistics, the vaquita is now the most endangered marine mammal in the world. 

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Operation Homefront and San Diego Area Dollar Tree Stores Collaborate to Make the Season Merry and Bright for Military Children

Operation Home FrontDollar Tree Customers Set to Once Again Bring Holiday Joy to Thousands of Military Kids

Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. will once again join forces this year to make the holidays brighter for our military families with the nonprofit’s Holiday Toy Drive. For the 11th consecutive year, Dollar Tree customers can purchase toys for military kids, easing the financial burdens that often accompany the holiday season for junior- and mid-grade (E1-E6) service members and their families.

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San Diego Law Office of Vikas Bajaj Announces New Scholarship

Vikas Bajaj Esq San Diego Criminal Defense AttorneyThe Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC, a criminal defense firm in San Diego, CA, announces its new annual scholarship.

The Bajaj Law Scholarship will be awarded to one college or law student throughout the U.S. based on their academic record and essay. The recipient will receive $2,500.

“Law school has become significantly more expensive over the years. We are proud to offer


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Finalists Named for California’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Program, Public Asked to Vote

Cox Conserves HeroesCox Communications and The Trust for Public Land are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces. Finalists for California’s Cox Conserves Heroes program were announced today, and the public is being asked to vote for the winner now through June 23. To vote, visit CoxConservesHeroes.com and select the California area.

The finalist with the most public votes will receive $10,000 to donate to his or her environmental nonprofit of choice. The remaining two finalists will receive $5000 each to donate to their nonprofit of choice.

Finalists have already secured a $5,000 donation for their environmental nonprofits of choice, and are now competing for an additional $5,000 – bringing the total award to $10,000 for the winner’s nonprofit of choice. The winner will be chosen through an online public vote.

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The Roxy in Encinitas to Host June 13 Benefit for Local Cancer Programs

The Roxy Grand Opening BenefitAfter an extensive remodel, iconic North County restaurant The Roxy Encinitas will celebrate its official grand opening with a special event to benefit the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and The Seany Foundation on Tuesday, June 13, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Famous for its falafel burgers, The Roxy has been a fixture in the Encinitas community since opening in 1978 at 517 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, 92024.  In recent months, the restaurant’s premises have been remodeled in the jazz and art deco style of the 1920s. The Roxy has also expanded its food and beverage offerings and now offers live music nightly, as well as weekend brunch.

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Sycuan Casino Donates $25,000 to Mama’s Kitchen in San Diego to Support of Mama’s Day

Sycuan Casino has Mama's Day 2017 San Diegoproudly donated $25,000 to Mama’s Kitchen, a non-profit organization in San Diego. The donation is in support of the 26th Annual Mama’s Day event that helps to raise funds for Mama’s Kitchen’s mission to deliver hot, nutritious meals free of charge to local men, women and children affected by AIDS or cancer. Last year, Mama’s Day raised $165,000, which provided 51,000 home-delivered meals.    

“Mama’s Kitchen is grateful for the unwavering generosity and long-standing partnership of Sycuan Casino and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation,” said Alberto Cortés, executive director, Mama’s Kitchen. “Sycuan’s contributions are vital to helping us provide nourishing meals for our neighbors struggling with AIDS or cancer.”

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Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond

GetChargedUpPowerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy (http://powerpedia.com) has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization “#GetChargedUp” (http://GetChargedUp.net) to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar systems to orphanages throughout Baja Mexico and beyond, under its flagship program #EmpowerOrphans.

“I recently had a chance to spend the day with children and volunteers at the Rancho de Los Niños orphanage in Baja, Mexico and it was an extraordinary experience for me,” said Faisal El Azzouzi, Principal at Powerpedia and founder of #GetChargedUp.  “It is truly humbling to see the hard work put forth by the staff and the passion of the volunteers at the orphanage.  Nearly 70 children live there, and they deserve all the help we can give.  We couldn’t be happier to contribute with clean electricity and high-tech education to take care of some of their basic needs today, and help prepare them for a better tomorrow.”

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Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Restaurants Raise an Additional $400,000 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fight against Childhood Cancer

Souplantation and Sweet TomatoesShattering first-year tally, donations from guests, employees and partners lift restaurant company’s total support to $700,000 since 2016

Topping its successful first-year campaign by $100,000, Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes guests, team members, farmers and business partners have raised $400,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help kids battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, owner Garden Fresh Restaurants, LLC. announced today.

The restaurants and St. Jude wrapped up its latest national giving campaign last week and all money raised will support the St. Jude mission: Finding Cures. Saving Children®.  Actor Patrick Warburton, the voice of the Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes “Discover Fresh” advertising campaign, introduced Garden Fresh to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by sharing his personal commitment to the St. Jude mission. Garden Fresh Chief Operating Officer Greg Keller presented St. Jude with a check at Warburton’s annual Celebrity Golf Tournament fundraising event on March 11 in Palm Desert, California.  The Warburton event, now in its seventh year, raised a record-breaking $2,227,000 in the just-ended campaign.

“We’re honored to be part of this important fight to find cures and to support the kids and their families enduring such difficult circumstances,” Keller said. “We’re very grateful and proud of our guests and team members who stepped up to make a difference for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

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Dexcom Employees Foundation Awards First Grants to Diabetes Advocacy Organizations

Dexcom-logoThe Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation, has awarded its first grants to five public charity organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Grants were awarded to the following organizations: the American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA), College Diabetes Network, DiabetesSisters, Riding On Insulin, and Type-1-Today/Children with Diabetes (CWD). The grants were awarded by the employee-funded philanthropy, launched three months ago by Dexcom employees passionate about doing more for the diabetes community.

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 were awarded to projects aimed at producing the most sustained benefits to the health and quality- of-life for people living with diabetes in the United States. Funds to support the grants were generated through Dexcom employee contributions and fundraising efforts, as well as support from others outside of Dexcom. A total of $200,000 was awarded to the five organizations.