Where Should the South Pas Patch Editor Volunteer?

Help South Pasadena Patch Facebook get to 1,000 likes and the editor will volunteer for any nonprofit that benefits the community.

It's part ego, I'll admit it. 

When I check out the Patch Facebook pages around the country, and see the number of likes well into the thousands, it makes me think, yeah, I'd like to reach more people. More people means more likes and a greater possibility of sharing stories the South Pasadena community cares about. 

Don't get me wrong, I love that, at present, 973 people "like'' South Pas Patch Facebook -- but I'd sure like to bump that to 1,000. Want to help me be the first Patch in the San Gabriel Valley to hit 1,000? 

If I get to 1,000 Facebook likes, I will volunteer eight hours (the length of a relatively short work day) of my time at any nonprofit in the city or one that benefits the community in some way. Weekdays, weekends, day or night, I'd avail myself to whatever the organization needs. I'll rely on your recommendations. Just post them in the comments section below!

I'm thinking, if you're a South Pas nonprofit, and you've got a pretty lengthy email distribution list, perhaps one blast saying, "Hey, like this Facebook page and we'll get free labor out of it!'' might just do the trick.

It's really a win-win situation. You get extra help, I delve deeper into the community and I get to have bragging rights among my colleagues!

So, tell me: Where should I volunteer?

Jones Foyer December 22, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Specifically, I'm not sure what organization, but I've always felt that the elderly really need and deserve company and care. I think they are one of society's most neglected groups. Meals on wheels is good, but some sort of arrangement where you can sit down and spend time with them seems like a very important and noble thing to do.
WILLIAM WISEMAN December 23, 2012 at 02:20 AM
i would like to see you Volunteer where me and my dog Volunteer "acts Thrift Store " we was awarded best of pasadena and you can see my dog give a high five and hugs and something you may not know. me and brownie Volunteer here because we want and yes we are both homeless but it dont matter we have each other.
Connie Valdovinos December 23, 2012 at 03:12 AM
I love ACTS Thrift Store. Sales there benefit needy women and children in the Pasadena area. Do consider volunteering there.
Denise Durrett December 23, 2012 at 03:41 AM
My suggestion would be to volunteer at the food bank at St. James' Church here in town. They always need extra hands, especially around the holidays. Every week they distribute food to families in need.
Donna Evans (Editor) December 23, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Good stuff! And have you all LIKED South Pas Patch on Facebook???
Susie Morgan December 24, 2012 at 04:31 AM
At the war memorial building...helping to decorate the S. Pasadena Rose Parade float
Donna Evans (Editor) December 26, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Comments have been removed from this thread for violating Patch's Terms of Service agreement. This discussion is about places to volunteer in South Pasadena.
Mike Ten December 29, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Donna 1.start by volunteering to ride along with a Senior Meals delivery driver, based out of the SP Senior Center. 2. volunteer a Saturday Night with the High School Tiger Bingo with all the other parent volunteers 3. volunteer the last Sunday of the month with the SP Chinese American Club as they serve food to the Pasadena Homeless that should bring you a great look at some of the less familiar key community support groups out there.


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