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Bikes urgently needed for Burbank Holiday Basket Program

An urgent call went out in Burbank today for 150 bicycles for some hopeful kids. Former Burbank City Council member/volunteer, Dave Golonski, made the plea at today’s Burbank Coordinating Council meeting/luncheon at the Little White Chapel on North Avon Street here in B-town. During an update on the annual Holiday Basket Program, Golonski announced the BCC had received requests for 150 bicycles from parents unable to make this Christmas wish come true for their children. Golonski admitted “…we didn’t expect that kind of response.” So... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank Coordinating Council accepts donations of gifts and check for $3,249 from Bob Hope Airport Holiday Charity Committee in Burbank December 1, 2014 . (l-r) Janet Diel, president Burbank Coordinating Council, Sherri Himelstein, Lucy Burghdorf, Rachael Warecki

Burbank Holiday Baskets Program gets major donation

Preparations are in full swing for the annual Holiday Baskets program, which provides gifts for low-income families with children in Burbank schools. The program got a huge boost from the Bob Hope Airport Holiday Charity Committee at the Burbank Coordinating Council December first meeting last Monday. Several members of the committee, Sherri Himelstein, Lucy Burghdorf,  and Rachael Warecki, showed up to donate gifts and a check for $3, 249. Burbank Coordinating Council is continuing a tradition that has been going strong for 60 years. The council  partners with organizations, churches, and... Read More →

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Burbank City Federal Credit Union hosts food drive

It’s the season of giving. The Burbank City Federal Credit Union is offering the community the opportunity to drop off donations for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center at its location, 1800 West Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank. Donation boxes are already set up in the lobby, which will be open during business hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.

BTAC helps meet the immediate needs for food and life necessities for the homeless and low-income in the Burbank area.

The need is for non-perishable food and hygiene products. Show your holiday spirit by making a donation to BTAC.

Some suggested items:

peanut butter
canned meat
canned tuna
canned vegetables
canned fruit
pancake mix
dried pasta
pasta sauce
stuffing mix
macaroni and cheese


laundry detergent
dishwashing liquid
diapers (all sizes)
bathroom tissue
cleaning supplies
wash cloths
paper towels


Donations will be collected through Wednesday November 26, 2014.


Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Donation boxes for BTAC in the lobby of the Burbank City Credit Union in Burbank November 7, 2014

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Give the gift of life and help a homeless pet

In the spirit of the holidays, the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is joining forces with the Burbank Animal Shelter for a special plea/ and gift donation.  Yes, it’s a busy time of year, but if you can spare the time —  blood donation is a valuable gift of life that is priceless and keeps on giving. There is always a need for blood, but especially during the holiday season when donations drop off. St. Joe is asking for blood donations and to sweeten the plea... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Jean Youn: The secret to a long life

It is probably everybody’s wish to live a healthy long life without getting sick. So there are a variety of stories and secrets of health and longevity across the ages and in all the countries in the world. One of them is a story about Okinawa, Japan, where most of its residents live long. Especially, people in the village of Okimi within Okinawa are known to have the longest lives. At the entrance of the village, there is a stone monument on which the following words are inscribed: If you... Read More →

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Holiday Highlights: Holiday Basket Program

More than 555 Burbank families are enjoying some holiday cheer, thanks  to this year’s very successful Holiday Basket Program sponsored by the Burbank Coordinating Council. The deliveries, by volunteers, began officially on December 17 and were completed a few days ago. Four hundred of the families were adopted by local Churches, school PTAs, service organizations, studios, businesses, individuals, and city offices ..” according to the Holiday Basket Committee co-chair, Janet Diel.   The  holiday baskets, boxes, and over-sized bags were stuffed with donated new clothes, games, toys, food, gift cards, movie DVDs and much more.  Each... Read More →

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