Bridge House Creates Work, Community for Those with Mental Illness

In the 2013 edition of The Associated Press stylebook, a new entry on mental illness advises journalists to avoid “descriptions that connote pity,” like afflicted with, suffers from or victim of. Pity is a passive emotion, encircled in a closed loop, offering few solutions. At Bridge House, a voluntary drop-in center for adults living with…

Churches help homeless with laundry, other needs

St. Mary of Moiliili Episcopal Church near the old stadium park might only have 70 worshippers on an Easter Sunday, but pastor Gregory Johnson says his small congregation provides a multitude of services to the homeless and working poor — including much-needed laundry assistance.He often refers to his church as “little old St. Mary,” but…

Big Vision: Nonprofit, Dodgers, Give Free Glasses to Kids

In April 2012, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman James Loney and Austin Beutner, a civic leader and candidate for mayor, showed up at Castelar Elementary School in Chinatown for the launch of Vision To Learn. The program gives free eyeglasses to kids who need but don’t have or can’t afford them, on the idea that…

Arizona State University students finish $80,000 mobile dental clinic for charity

Talk about a graduation present. Four years, thousands of work hours, $80,000 in fundraising and a last-minute miracle later, a group of Arizona State University students has finished a large-scale charity project just in time for its last two members to graduate. Five women and one man make up Engineering Smiles, a group that designed a mobile dental clinic that…

Rangers player gives amazing gift to homeless couple

Before New York Ranger Matt Puempel joined his teammates for the biggest game of the season, he stopped to help a couple whose problems are a lot worse than playoff elimination. The young winger Source: Rangers player gives amazing gift to homeless couple

Roseville Salon Raises Funds for 3-Year-Old Battling Stage 4 Cancer

Wash, cut and blow dry.It appeared to be a typical day of pampering at Teezed Hair Studio in Roseville. But everyone who got styled Sunday helped 3-year-old Frankie Militano. “Very spunky, very energetic … and it’s fun to be around her because you learn new things about her every day,” said Mitchell Militano, Frankie’s dad….

Student company “Lakeside Leisure” giving back to charity 

In Patt Rutt’s marketing class, it’s all about thinking outside of the box. “They brainstorm product ideas, do market research to see which one to sell,” said Rutt. “They sell stock for start up capital, break into departments and sell sell sell!” This Traverse City Central High School marketing class named their company “Lakeside Leisure”…

Cubs Honor Breast Cancer Survivors At Annual “Pink Out” Game

The sea of blue that takes over the Friendly Confines for every Cubs home game was mixed with some pink during Sunday night’s game against the Yankees. “It’s an impressive show of support,” said Dr. Heidi Memmel, surgical director of the Caldwell Breast Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Advocate Health Care sponsored #PinkOut, an…