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…

A young father with ‘80-year-old’ lungs has only one wish

Cystic fibrosis makes breathing difficult and living a regular life near impossible, says Andres Perez, 29, who is asking for gift cards, clothing and baby items to help support him and his family after lung transplant surgery. Source: A young father with ‘80-year-old’ lungs has only one wish

Seattle girl’s ‘blessing bags’ help homeless

A Seattle girl and her family want to help the city’s homeless get through these chilly nights, so they’re handing out bags stuffed with supplies and a hand-written Christmas card. “There’s socks, there’s cough drops, there’s flashlights, and umbrellas,” said 6-year-old Daphne Kalso, who handed out some of her “blessing bags” on Saturday morning. “Merry…

Donation drive to help O.C. charity provide free or low-cost diapers

Source: OC Register / Theresa Walker The cost of diapers has become a political issue in California. Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a series of bills that included eliminating the sales tax on disposable diaper purchases – which could have saved families an estimated $100 a year. Brown cited concern about eliminating revenue from…