Category Archives: Philanthropy

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 – Sarah, The Tree & Her Road to Recovery

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Please join Maria as she visits with a mother whose 17 year old daughter suffered a horrific tragedy eight weeks ago.  Mother Nature fell on her daughter as she was walking to high school.  Learn more about this story and what you can do to help this family recover and experience a miracle.

 

You can help Sarah by Clicking This Link to her Fund Me page!   Any donation you can make will get Sarah on the road to recovery.

 

Click the player button below to hear Sarah’s story…

 

World Martini Day is Today!

MartiniGlasses2Today is World Martini Day that is, for you to shake up, or stir your inner Bond and enjoy one of the most iconic cocktails.

The martini is one of history’s most iconic cocktails, from its humble beginnings as a vermouth heavy libation in the 1860s, through the Bond era, into the ‘tini’ madness of the 80s and 90s, and up to present day… where anything goes.

Drinking a martini is a very individual experience, and although the ingredients are few, the possibilities are endless. With that in mind, we are wondering how will you prepare your martini today, World Martini Day, June 19th?

From the 1800s to the Bond era, the martini has persisted as a cultural icon. Whether it’s shaken, stirred or straight up with a garnish of lemon, the possibilities are limitless.

Go on, join the likes of Bond, Bogart, Fitzgerald and FDR, and make this iconic cocktail with your own vodka.

Personally, I’ve been drinking martinis for many years.  I even have a martini glass collection.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 Mental Illness Awareness Month

NAMI Ventura CountyMay is Mental Illness Awareness month.  Please join Maria as she visits with Duane Bentzen.  Duane is the former President of the Ventura County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), for the past three years and a member of the NAMI Board of Directors for four years.

Duane shares about the national organization, the local organization and his own personal story about his son who was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia in 2002.  It’s a story about fighting for treatment and in light of the weekend events in Isla Vista, it is a timely story of how mental illness and that fight for treatment is a critical piece in the quest to answer some unanswerable questions.

www.nami.org  www.namiventura.org

To listen to the podcast, click the player below:

Monday, May 5th, 2014 – Pass It Along Day

Pass It Along LAIn the truest sense of giving, please join Maria as she visits with the Director of Marketing & Communications for the California Community Foundation, Valarie De La Garza about their 24 hour campaign that begins tonight at midnight.  Pass It Along LA Day and the national campaign.   Click here for the national link.

Click here for the LA campaign.

Helping Others Achieve Their Goals

Norbert TanReinventing, retraining, attaining a dream is achievable for all of us.  Please join Maria on a special 2-part podcast about folks doing exactly that!  The Phoenix Scholarships are awarded by the Ventura College Foundation and it is helping to change people’s lives.  Executive Director, Norbert Tan and Scott, one of this year’s recipients share how VCF and their scholarships are assisting folks to reach their dreams. 

Click here for the VCF website.