Food Bank

Annual Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala.

More than thirty celebrated local chefs from across San Diego County will donate their time and culinary talent at the San Diego Food Bank’s annual Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala taking place at the nonprofit’s 90,000 square foot warehouse facility in Miramar on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Hgh

Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence 5K.

For the past 8 years, Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) and Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, Randy Jones, have partnered to make independence possible for people with developmental disabilities. On February 17th, HGH and Jones, who has been an integral part of the San Diego community since winning baseball’s highest pitching honor, will once again join forces for the 8th Annual Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence 5K.

Jewish Federation

The Women’s Event.

The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive local Jewish community, and to enhancing the well-being of people in San Diego, Israel, and throughout the world. As one of more than 150 Federations in North America and part of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the Jewish Federation of San Diego County has helped to build one of the most impressive charitable networks in the world.

Sockers

Committed to the community.

As part of the renewed commitment to the community by the San Diego Sockers, the team has introduced the “Tickets For Kids” program that benefits San Diego youth and local non-profits. Businesses and individuals are invited to host under-served youth to their first professional sporting event, a fast-paced, family-friendly Sockers game. Many youth have never been to a professional sporting match, and this is a great opportunity.

Threads

Top San Diego Interior Designer.

Brenda Gold’s unique design sensibilities and understanding of the needs of her clients allow her to create masterful and integrated design solutions.

For over 45 years, Brenda’s family has been in the leather business and from a young age, working with her father, passions arose for textiles. Her informal training in the family business was followed by formal training at the Design Institute of San Diego and an internship with La Jolla interior designer Sheila Palmer.

Univision

Top San Diego Interior Designer.

The holiday season is a traditional opportunity to give gifts to those who most need them, and this is the reason that Univision Radio San Diego held their “Abrigando Corazones” (Warming Hearts) campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to collect items needed for the colder winter months. In order to do this, two radio stations, 102.9 Más Variedad and Que Buena 106.5, came together for the first time for the common good of inspiring their listeners to donate blankets, sweatshirts, coats, scarves and sweaters for needy children, adults and families in need. The on-air personalities that gave light to the campaign were JC Munguía, Hada Luna, Juanito Cedeño and Mery Lopez-Gallo from 102.9 Mas Variedad and Alex Navarro el Ojitos, El Regalón, Luis Sánchez el Compaye and Milton Andrade el Jarocho from Que Buena 106.5. The radio listeners had the opportunity to drop off their donations at two local shopping centers and the result was overwhelming.

Blanca Hernandez

USD Student Honors Those Who Came Before Her and Will Support Those Who Come After.

Blanca Hernández is proud to be the current recipient of the Comité México Scholarship at the University of San Diego and says it is humbling to know the scholarship was made possible, in part, by the generosity of alumni from Mexico or of Mexican descent who came before her.

Comité México was established in 2009 by a group of Mexican alumni, parents and friends. In 2015, the group endowed a scholarship fund that supports students from Mexico and of Mexican descent. Hernández, who expects to graduate in 2020, is grateful to follow in their footsteps and to one day honor their legacy by paying it forward.

Health Tips

By Angelica Gavaldon.

With a new year ahead of us, we get very excited to start it off right. Many of us have a list of resolutions we would like to accomplish to make a positive change in our lives. I am not a fan of making resolutions because as we all know, for most of us, after a few weeks into whatever it was we promised ourselves, we start to lose motivation. Here is a list of changes you can make that are more achievable and can get you started on your heathiest year.

Salud Vivian

A Style All Her Own.

Vivian Moreno is a talented young woman from Tijuana, Mexico who I have coached throughout her junior tennis career. It is always fulfilling to see that the discipline tennis teaches can provide value to my students well into their professional careers. Vivian is now a child psychologist and serves as the head of the Psychology department for the Reggio Institute primary school in Tijuana. In addition to her career in psychology, she is now a fashion consultant who has become “Insta-famous”. Her insight and analysis on the latest trends proves that a hobby can turn into a successful career. Building on her dedication and hard work on the tennis court, she has transitioned into success and maintaining her health with her busy lifestyle.

Swa Grassroots

SWA Community.

Southwest Airlines started as a small business and is proud of its continued commitment to champion entrepreneurs. Knowing our humble beginnings, we recognize the importance of supporting small businesses in the communities we serve. In addition to actively engaging with chambers of commerce in the cities we serve, our Supplier Diversity program is dedicated to supporting disadvantaged, small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses.

This month, I share with you an inspiring story of how Luis “Luisteen” Gonzalez’s perseverance, preparation, and view on life has helped him overcome obstacles. He has sought to be the best in his class by traveling the world and learning best practices. His generosity in giving back has always been at the forefront and has supported the nonprofit community.

Just as we at Southwest Airlines know the challenges of starting small, it is that dedication that has allowed entrepreneurs like Luisteen let their dreams take flight.

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