Twenty-three local charities were the beneficiaries this year when the Pasadena-Foothills Assn. of Realtors Charitable Foundation distributed $94,000 in donations. Representatives from each nonprofit gathered with foundation committee members last month at the home of 2014 Chair Kirk Dilbeck to receive their checks.
“There are simply no words to say how much this means to us,” stated Grandview Foundation, Inc. Executive Director Lindy Carll. “Thanks to the generosity of PFAR Charitable Foundation, we can continue helping individuals affected by drug and alcohol addiction return as productive members of society.”
Dilbeck praised the recipient organizations, saying, “The true heroes are the charities we support. The people who work there, their lives aren’t about special events. They live, work and breathe helping others all year long. The kudos should go to them, not us.”
In addition to Grandview Foundation, other groups receiving the PFAR gifts included the AIDS Service Center, CAPS for Seniors, Casa de las Amigas, Convalescent Aid Society, Door of Hope, Elizabeth House, Five Acres, Foothill Unity Center, Harambee Family Center, Hillsides, Institute for the Redesign of Learning/Almansor Center, Journey House, Move a Child Higher (MACH 1), Neighborhood Urban Family Center, Pasadena Senior Center, Professional Child Development Associates, Project Cuddle, Sunland Food Pantry, Tierra del Sol, Union Station Homeless Services, Villa Esperanza Services, and Young and Healthy.