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Nonprofit helps feed families in Solana Beach during crisis

Helping hands. (Photo by Branimir Balogovic, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

April 17, 2020

About 65 families received free boxes of food in Solana Beach on Wednesday, April 15, thanks to an effort by La Colonia de Eden Gardens Inc.

Leucadia residents give $500 checks to store’s workers

North Coast Current

April 17, 2020

Two Leucadia residents gave $500 “thank you” checks to employees of Just Peachy Market on Wednesday, April 15, amid the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.

San Diego Oasis wins $5,000 grant from Harrah’s All-In 4 Change

San Diego Oasis representatives celebrate their organization’s award June 7 from Harrah’s All-In 4 Change at the Harrah’s resort on the Rincon Reservation. Left to right: David Beevers, Oasis North County director; Oasis board members Julie Derry and William Wise; San Diego Oasis President Simona Valanciute; organization External Relations Vice President Jolyn Parker; Secretary Judy Lewis (secretary); and Development Associate Sarah Beaupre. (San Diego Oasis photo)

North Coast Current

June 11, 2019

Local community organization San Diego Oasis, with a North County base in Escondido, received a $5,000 grant as a Top 5 regional nonprofit from Harrah’s All-In 4 Change program, the group announced June 11.

Carlsbad nonprofit ConnectMed helps patients in Tijuana and Ensenada

Naomi Lowe (right) works on playful speech therapy exercises with a child in Tijuana in early March as part of a ConnectMed volunteer work day. (ConnectMed photo)

North Coast Current

April 4, 2019

Carlsbad-based nonprofit ConnectMed International is set to host a day offering free medical support and reconstructive surgery for patients in underserved communities of Ensenada on May 5, following a similar event in March in Tijuana, the organization announced.

Carlsbad nonprofit Fresh Start raises $215,000 at celebrity golf event

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts CEO Shari Brasher (left) stands with actor Alfonso Ribeiro and Angela Ribeiro (right) on March 3 during the 27th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic fundraiser. (Photo by William Quiroz, WMQuiroz Photography)

North Coast Current

March 7, 2019

Carlsbad-based nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts exceeded its $200,000 fundraising goal during the 27th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on March 3 and 4 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, the organization recently announced.

SOLANA BEACH: Jason Mraz among artists for Feb. 23 benefit concert

Musical instruments. (FreeImages photo by Eduardo Guillen)

February 14, 2019

SOLANA BEACH — Musician Jason Mraz is set to make an appearance at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Feb. 23 when the venue hosts the ninth annual Greatest Hits benefit to help raise funds for the nonprofit Banding Together. The organization was launched in 2009 by certified neurologic music therapists...

Carlsbad nonprofit ConnectMed helps open training facility in Vietnam

A new plastic surgery training facility at Hue University in Vietnam has opened with the help of Carlsbad-based nonprofit ConnectMed International. (ConnectMed photo)

North Coast Current

January 16, 2019

Carlsbad-based nonprofit ConnectMed International kicked off 2019 by helping to launch a plastic surgery training facility in Vietnam, the organization announced Jan. 15.

Youth, trauma programs receive Solana Beach Fund grants

North Coast Current

June 12, 2015

Youth and trauma intervention programs have received a financial boost with grants from the Solana Beach Fund. The fund, part of Coastal Community Foundation of North County, awarded $15,000 to three local organizations, the fund announced June 11. “The funds for these grants come from individuals...

San Elijo Lagoon nursery effort gets $8K boost from Garden Club

The San Elijo Lagoon is pictured in January looking north from the gateway of former settling ponds. (Courtesy photo by Janie DeCelles)

North Coast Current

June 2, 2015

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s effort to build a native plant nursery received a boost recently in the form of an $8,000 grant from the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. The Garden Club doled out $50,000 worth of grants May 28 to 11 organizations, from the conservancy and San Diego Botanic Garden...

Carlsbad Educational Foundation names new executive

North Coast Current

February 18, 2015

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation named Michelle J. Ginn as its new CEO on Feb. 17 following a unanimous board vote, the organization announced. Ginn brings a mix of business experience and community involvement to the position, according to the foundation’s statement. She was most recently dir...

Definition of nonprofit journalism enters gray area in Encinitas

Camille Lozano

October 17, 2014

The not-for-profit news model has recently emerged as an increasingly viable form for sustaining media organizations in a time when the future of traditional media is questioned and for-profit institutions report weakened readership. But as nonprofit news organizations rise in number, concerns have...

Assistance League helps students

Assistance League helps students

October 28, 2012

The Assistance League Rancho San Dieguito hosts its annual Operation School Bell shopping events at the Encinitas Target store through Oct. 29, the league recently announced. This year, 1,000 students have been invited to attend. Students from Encinitas, Del Mar, Cardiff, Solana Beach and Carlsbad...

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