Last year, volunteers saved the City of Pasadena an estimated $840,000 by donating more than 37,000 hours of time through the city’s Volunteer Pasadena program. That’s an average of more than 100 volunteer hours given to the city every day of the year.
And this year, the Volunteer Pasadena program is hoping to increase those numbers even more. The program has partnered with Shell Federal Credit Union to host the first Volunteer Expo. It will be held on Tuesday, April 8 from 4-7 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center (7902 Fairmont).
More than 30 non-profit agencies and local groups will be exhibitors at the expo, providing guests with information about the variety of volunteer programs in Pasadena and the surrounding area. People interested in volunteering can find out about a wide range of different opportunities, like helping at special events, participating in environmental programs, walking dogs at the animal shelter, working on community projects and much more.
The Volunteer Expo was created to showcase the variety of volunteer opportunities available locally and to highlight the fact that volunteers can commit as little or as much time as their schedule allows. The event is free and open to the public.
And much like they give their time to the community, the exhibitors at the expo will be giving away prizes during the event. Each booth will supply a $50 door prize that guests will have a chance to win. In addition, all attendees will receive a vendor punch card. Everyone who completes their card by visiting each booth will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad Mini.
For more information about the Volunteer Expo, please contact Barbara Sitzman with the Volunteer Pasadena program at (713) 475-7259 or Amber Corossan with Shell Federal Credit Union at (713) 844-0625.
The Neighborhood Network Capital Improvement Grant fund, a resource dedicated to helping residents improve their neighborhood through special projects, is now open. Funding applications for capital improvements are only available for qualified neighborhood/homeowners associations that are located within the city limits of Pasadena, Texas.
Please contact Karen Hollon at 713-475-07221 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to setup a pre-application meeting. All applications are due in the Division office by Friday, May 16, 2014. On June 4 at 1:00 p.m., all applicants will be informed of funding approvals. You may download your Neighborhood Network Capital Improvement Grant fund application here
Did you return a library material late?
Your chance to pay off those library fines and help a good cause is here!
It's Can the Fine
and it's offered Monday, April 21 through Saturday, May 3 at both library locations.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
You'll receive a $1 credit towards your library fines for each non-perishable food item you bring in.
PLEASE NOTE THAT:
• There is no limit on the number of items you may bring in; however, this offer cannot be used to pay for replacement fees for lost items.
• In an effort to provide nutritionally balanced items for the Salvation Army, Ramen noodles can be used to pay off only 25% of a fine total.
• We will not accept expired items or cans/boxes with severe damage or missing labels.
Please bring your donations to the Central or Fairmont Circulation Desk in order to receive a credit for your fines. If you have any questions about Can the Fine
, please contact the Central Library at (713) 477.0276 or the Fairmont Branch at (281) 998.1095.
The City of Pasadena is now offering dog training classes for all breeds of dogs. The classes will be held on Wednesday nights at Campbell Hall, starting on July 8. For the first session, two different classes will be offered.
S.T.A.R. Puppy is a six-week obedience class specifically designed for puppies between the ages of 3-9 months. The class will be held from 6-7 p.m. every Wednesday through August 12. The cost is $80, plus a $10 test fee. All puppies adopted from a shelter
or rescue will receive a 10 percent discount off of the cost of the class.
For dogs that are slightly older (6 months and up), there will be a Pawsitive Basics class starting the same night. It will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall, beginning March 26 and running through April 30. The cost is $100, with dogs adopted from shelters or rescues receiving a 10 percent discount.
In the future, the City also plans to offer A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen classes and A.K.C. Community Canine classes, in which dogs can earn an award or title.
All classes will be held at Campbell Hall, which is located at 7600 Red Bluff (part of the Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds). For more information or to sign up, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at (713) 475-7048 or stop by the office at 3111 San Augustine.
Be the eyes and ears of community weather safety with Skywarn storm spotter training. This one-evening class on Thursday, April 10, will give you all the preparation you need to help your community...and even save lives.
Presented by the National Weather Service Houston-Galveston and the Pasadena Office of Emergency Management from 6-9 pm in the Pasadena Police Department Community Room, 1201 Davis St. behind City Hall.
For more information visit the website
or call 713-475-5588.