Soroptimist International Greater Santa Clarita’s Day of Service on Feb. 24 on behalf of Mending Kids International was fun and rewarding.
Soroptimists, along with a number of Zonta sisters, members of host North Park Church, and other friends teamed to create 100 hand-cut and tied fleece comfort blankets. They then bundled them with stuffed animals and other goodies into “patient bags” for children receiving Mending Kids surgical treatment in locations such as Haiti, Christmas Island, and Ethiopia.
They also created care-packages for medical teams and “party bags” to celebrate successful missions.
The chair of Mending Kids International, Glenn Dabatos, and his wife Mary Jane joined in, and were impressed with enthusiasm and energy of the gathering. “I have never seen so much joyful energy poured out in two hours!”
MKI (www.mendingkids.org) is serving 400 children in 2013 with eight different medical missions. As Marchelle Sellers said, “We are not only saving a life; we are saving a family.”
Soroptimist International (www.sigscv.org) is an international volunteer service organization founded in 1921 for business and professional women of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups. The mission of this organization is to improve the lives of women and girls in Santa Clarita Valley and throughout the world.
Raising the Curtain Foundation will present a live performance of The Man With Bogart’s Face on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 24607 Walnut Street in Santa Clarita.
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative strives to reach out to our veterans, active military and their families, not only to lend support but to help inform the veteran community about resources available to assist in all aspects of their lives.
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley will host a LifeForward workshop to help participants understand issues impacting our youth and recognize symptoms and behaviors of alcohol and substance abuse on Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita will host the 25th Annual River Rally Cleanup and Environmental Expo on Saturday, September 21, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., starting at the Newhall Community Center located at 22421 Market Street.
To help keep kids safe, the California Highway Patrol is joining its traffic safety partners throughout the state for Child Passenger Safety Week, which begins September 15 and concludes September 21 with National Seat Check Saturday.
Senate Bill 153 has cleared the California Legislature and the industrial hemp bill will now go to Governor Gavin Newsom for final action, the bill's author, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Friday.
It was a regular day at work for employees at Jimmy Dean’s in Valencia on Thursday until several customers and employees were witnesses to a suspicious man near the restaurant who was removing his clothes.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation of Thursday afternoon's deputy-involved shooting in Santa Clarita, according to an LASD update Thursday night.
Moving to keep children off websites like Facebook and Instagram, California lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill barring social media companies from opening an account for anyone under the age of 13 without receiving parental consent.
On Wednesday, Santa Clarita Sheriff’s COBRA detectives, assisted by deputies, detained several local high school students after learning about social media threats regarding committing acts of school violence.