December 3, 2013
The bell-ringing competition is on! Service club members will be stationed at Salvation Army red kettles in front of stores throughout the city encouraging large donations to the organization during the holidays. The club that raises the most earns the Red Kettle Trophy. This Salvation Army's fundraiser has been held since 1891, providing food and social services for the underprivileged around the world. The Burbank Salvation Army Community Center needs volunteers for the Angel Tree Project.
December 4, 2012
Three young women were recognized for their artwork when the Burbank Noon Lions Club honored the winners of the Lions Clubs International “Imagine Peace” poster contest in a ceremony held at the Burbank Central Library in November. Winners were Margo Akopov, 13, who entered the contest through the Boys & Girls Club and attends Muir Middle School; Micayla Siemon, 13, who was entered by Luther Middle School; and Tanishka Nair, 11, who was entered by Jordan Middle School. In his welcome speech, Noon Lions Treasurer Bud Alleman said the student who goes all the way to the top of the global contest can win $5,000 and a trip to New York to attend Lions United Nations Day. This event marked the first level of judging and the winners artworks go on to the next level.
October 21, 2012
Good morning, readers! Today is Sunday, October 21. Knitting still has a place in 2012. A group in Studio City still enjoys making things by hand. La Knitterie Parisienne even offers classes to those who don't know how to turn a ball of yarn into a sweater . Daily News A driver went through the Salvation Army store in Glendale Saturday afternoon, injuring three people, reports the Glendale News-Press . It was a historic reunion. On Saturday, Holy Family High School celebrated 75 years of operation with some of the school's first students, who are now in their 80s . Glendale News-Press What's going on today?
June 12, 2012
Just as Santa's elves have to work all year to make their quota on Dec. 24, Burbank's Bike Angels are already busy attempting to double their goal for delivering bicycles to kids this Christmas. In 2008, the Salvation Army placed an angel tree in the city's Community Services building. Kids (or, more often, their parents) could write their Christmas wishes and place them on the tree, and the community would help Santa fill the orders. Most requests were for new shoes and warm jackets.
December 16, 2011
Hoping for a gift in this season of giving, about 30 needy people, mostly women, waited patiently for the doors to open at the Salvation Army near downtown Burbank Thursday morning. Ana and Tony Tamayo of North Hollywood said they heard about the Salvation Army's program to provide food and other items for Christmas through friends, and this year, they needed the extra assistance. “We lost our apartment, we lost our jobs, we're unemployed,” Tony Tamayo said in Spanish. “This helps us give something to our children.” The giveaway has happened every year since the Salvation Army opened its doors in Burbank in 1957, said Lt. Kari Rudd.
July 20, 2011
The Assistance League of Glendale hosts a “Christmas in July” sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the Assistance League Thrift Alley, 314 E. Harvard St., Glendale. There will be ornaments, books, jewelry, crafts, formal outfits, fabrics and more for sale. The thrift alley will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Proceeds support the organization's philanthropies, some of which provide clothing and school supplies for children and academic scholarships.
April 21, 2011
A Cinderella-like transformation has happened in the 300 block of East Angeleno Avenue. Salvation Army of Burbank opened its doors to the public Wednesday afternoon and invited visitors to view its newly renovated community center. Lifetime member Elaine Paonessa was as surprised as she was proud as she toured the facility. “I remember when this was just a storage room,” she said as she walked through the new computer lab. “I’m totally overwhelmed.” In addition to the donated computer lab where the public is encouraged to participate in technology and language classes, the facility also boasts a new music room, art studio, outside barbecue area and an area set aside for gardening.
December 4, 2010
Burbank Noon Lions recently recognized local level competition winners in the annual Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest during an awards presentation on Nov. 22 at the Burbank Central Library. First-level winners are Tnick Trivimol , Jordan Middle School; Cameron Sauve , Luther Burbank Middle School; and Sylvia Touris , Boys & Girls Club. Students receiving awards were selected by personnel from their respective schools. "Vision of Peace" was the theme for the contest.
August 28, 2010
Salvation Army welcomes new officers The Salvation Army, Burbank Corps, has announced the arrival of Lts. Eric and Kari Rudd . Prior to answering the "call" to full-time service to the Salvation Army, they lived in Lake Arrowhead. Eric Rudd was employed for a publishing firm and Kari Rudd was a banker. They have been long-time fans of Los Angeles and feel completely at home in Burbank. Their passions include the arts, as Eric Rudd's college degree is in fine arts.
December 5, 2009
SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CONTINUES The Salvation Army, Burbank Corps, kicked off its annual Red Kettle Drive on Nov. 20 at Ralphs Market in Burbank. Those present were Burbank Mayor Gary Bric , Corps Capt. Mario Ruiz and Burbank Civitan members DeeDee Ruhlow and Joan Newbro . The ringing of the bell and the traditional Red Kettle have been a part of the holiday season all over the world since 1895. The Red Kettle funds provide services for needy families throughout the year.