GTK SD ZOO

Come be cheered by a cheetah or awed by an armadillo!

Familiar holiday traditions will get a wild twist this Yuletide season as part of the Jungle Bells celebration at the San Diego Zoo. During the annual event, the Zoo transforms into a wild, whimsical winter wonderland filled with dazzling light displays, melodious bell ringers, tasty treats, a nightly tree-lighting ceremony and the Zoo's special animal encounters.

GTK SWA EARTH DAY NETWORK

Come be cheered by a cheetah or awed by an armadillo!

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 launched the modern environmental movement. The events of that day, when 20 million Americans took to the streets, led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Since then, Earth Day has grown exponentially with more than one billion people across 193 countries participating in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

GTK DR SHAKHOVAdvancing Medicine

In the world of plastic surgery, care is as important as the patient's safety. Andrey A. Shakhov, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and as such, an Active Member of several professional Associations and Plastic Surgery Societies, is well known and respected for his outcomes, knowledge , skills and for providing the best care.

GTK T AND COCelebrating 175 Years of Tiffany Blue

The signature blue box of Tiffany & Co. celebrates its 175th anniversary this year. Distinct, alluring and glamorous, it is the color that wraps the jewelers every creation and is synonymous with elegance and sophistication. The color was chosen by founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, for the cover of the annual Tiffany & Co. Blue Book, Tiffany's annual collection of exquisitely handcrafted jewels, first published in 1845.

GTK VILLAGE WALKA Favorite Holiday Tradition

In Southern California, it is a rare sight to see snow falling. That is, everywhere except for at Village Walk at Eastlake. With nightly snowfalls in December up to Christmas, this yearly tradition has been pleasing children young and old for years.

gtk SWA-HISPANIC-SCHOLARSHIPSouthwest Airlines currently garners community partnerships with more than 400 nonprofit organizations across the nation; that is more than four times the number of cities we currently serve. Among those nonprofit organizations, we have proudly supported the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) for 12 years. By partnering with HSF, we are able to make a difference in the lives of Latinos throughout the nation. Southwest Airlines supports many organizations that focus on making the dream of education a reality. While there are a great number of Latinos who aspire to graduate from college, it is simply not a possibility for many students without the help of organizations like HSF.

gtk backyard vacationsAward Winning Pool and Landscaping Company

It is often said "One's home is your refuge, the bedroom your sanctuary and the backyard your vacation haven". If you have ever dreamt of a playful paradise, a fiery exotic isle or a luxurious European garden setting, the talented and innovative team from Backyard Vacations can help realize any fantasy. Beyond their award-winning designs, this cutting-edge construction firm's keen experience also brings environmental efficiencies saving thousands of dollars to their clients' operating costs, giving back to the environment.

gtk casa corneliaProviding quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations

San Diego's immigrant community includes a large population of women, men and children who face poverty, domestic abuse and other barriers that prevent them from accessing their legal rights to humanitarian relief.

gtk eunimeChanging Young Lives

Eunime and It Is For The Children, are two Binational, non-profit organizations that support children, woman and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS in Baja California, both founded by President Rosalva Martha-Patten in memoriam of her son Noel Vázquez.

GTK MIRABLE BABIESThe seven young board members who started Heels2Heal in 2009 are dedicated philanthropists whose mission is to support local non-profit organizations that promote healing and education for underprivileged, critically ill, and abused women and children by raising funds through their annual Fashion Gala in La Jolla.

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