Senator Ben Hueso and Seven Mile Casino hosted a turkey giveaway for 200 current and former foster youth and families in need at South Bay Community Services. Families received a turkey and holiday fixings to complete their holiday meal. Since 1971, SBCS has been transforming communities by supporting the well-being and prosperity of children, youth and families.


In the spirit of the Holidays, USO San Diego presented Holiday by the Bay which featured an outdoor ice skating rink, outdoor movies under the stars and a festive winter village complete with firepits and bar serving holiday beverages! It may not snow in San Diego, but we get chilly winter nights and to share it with friends and family while helping the military is a gift for all!


Diane Archambault’s Annual Holiday Luncheon was recently hosted at Buona Forchetta to benefit Just in Time for Foster Youth. Guests attending the luncheon brought a gift card for either Target or Walmart to benefit JIT’s My First Home program. Supporters heard an inspiring speech from a member of Just in Time’s foster community all while enjoying a lovely, winter afternoon.


Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester recently received a plaque recognizing their support of the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns. The beautiful plaque depicting their family is now displayed in the Family Labor & Delivery Unit celebrating their generous donation of one million dollars which will help support their services, changing the lives of many children and families.


Holiday cheer was delivered right to the front door of the San Diego Center for Children. Mission Federal Credit Union donated holiday trees and volunteered their time to help deck the trees with lights and ornaments to add festive décor to the residential cottages. Mini trees were also provided for the classrooms at the Center’s Academy.

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The San Diego American Indian Health Center’s Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow is a cultural event that showcases the heritage and traditions of American Indians. As a demonstration of the cultural and spiritual traditions, participants of all ages were present from many American Indian Tribes, bands and communities. The San Diego American Indian Health Center is a proud sponsor of the Balboa Park Pow Wow. The Health Center provides comprehensive medical, dental and behavioral health and youth services, respectful of Native American cultural values, to all the San Diego community.

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The San Diego Humane Society’s 31st Annual Fur Ball went to the dogs, with owners and their canine companions walking the red carpet in evening attire. The incredibly successful and entertaining event welcomed over 600 guests and 200 canines raised over $800,000 to support the animals and programs of San Diego Humane Society, making this the most successful Fur Ball to date! Congratulations to the co-chairs and committee for a job well done.

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The “aloha attitude” was present in every way at the 8th Annual ROMP Gala benefitting San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House and their mission to provide a home away from home for families with seriously ill children. The only thing missing from the island-styled event was the actual waves as the organization served up Polynesian-inspired cuisine, drinks and entertainment.

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South Bay Community Services rolled out the red carpet for their spectacular That’s Hollywood gala. The event was held on the lawn at the Hotel del Coronado with breathtaking beachside views and sunset while dining under the stars. While the evening was all glitz and glamour, their cause was the true purpose of the evening, to raise support for child abuse prevention and intervention programs.

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The Salk Institute recently hosted Women & Science Design and Discovery Fashion Showcase. This unique event provided a platform to communicate elements of scientific research in the form of wearable designs - a collaboration between Salk researchers and aspiring designers from San Diego Mesa College’s prestigious design program. After the fashion show, a reception where the guests were able to see the designs in an intimate setting.

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