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Kasey Lansdale & Dark Delicacies Throw Harvey Fundraiser

Country Music Star, Writer, and Actress Kasey Lansdale is throwing a fundraising and donation event, with the help of the folks over at Dark Delicacies. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5th, and will benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Tuesday event is headlined by special guests and celebrity talent who are available for autographs at $20 an item. The guests include:

Lance Henriksen (Aliens)

Cerina Vincent (Original Cabin Fever)

Paul Dini (Batman & Harley Quinn)

Misty Lee, Brea Grant (Halloween II)

Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity)

Izzy Lee (Innsmouth)

Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm St)

David J. Schow (The Crow)

AJ Bowen (You’re Next)

Lew Temple (Walking Dead)

Jackson Stewart, Graham Skipper, Brea Grant & Chase Williamson (Beyond the Gates)

Online Auction

Organizers are asking that everyone who attends the event to please bring cash. Additionally, for those who can’t make it, an online auction will be set up and run live on Facebook. The auction will include items such as:

John Carter Cash & Ana Cristina Cash are donating Johnny Cash memorabilia for the auction.

Cerina Vincent

Kane Holder  

David Morrell

Bracken MacLeod’s “Come to Dust” limited edition 

Art by Bill Paxton

Joe R. Lansdale

*Indie horror kids Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson and Jackson Stewart will also be in attendance! They got IFC to donate posters for them and Brea Grant to sign from Beyond the Gates! Crushing it!

24″ by 36″ ‘Rise Up’ poster of Season 7 signed by all season regulars

Signed ‘Breaking Bad’ pilot script up for auction.

Charlaine Harris is sending auction items.

We will have Walking Dead memorabilia or Photos of Pollyanna McIntosh from ‘The Walking Dead’ signed personally to you.

Volumes 3&4 of Clive Barker’s limited edition fine art book, will be up for sale.

Chris Cuffaro, who has “shot” every bad ass band in LA is donating a signed, framed photograph. He has also volunteered to do a photoshoot for anyone who wins the in store raffle.

George R.R. Martin

 Game of Thrones Anniversary illustrated edition 
 Song of Ice and Fire set of five book in Spanish from Plaza Jane 
 Wild Cards hardcover set of Inside Straight, Busted Flush, Suicide Kings 
 Knight of the Seven Kingdoms illustrated
 Mystery Knight Comic
 World of Ice and Fire 
 Dance with Dragons Subterranean Press Limited edition box set fully illustrated (Out of Print) 
– Tuf Voyaging limited edition 
– FFC chapter books X4 
– Coins
– Funko pop dolls X2
– Stuffed Dire wolves plushy X2

Donations

Donations had already started accumulating at Dark Delicacies and they have since run out of room in the store. If you are planning on attending the event and still want to donate, event organizers have asked that you please donate money instead. However, Dark Delicacies will also be accepting payment by card both online and in-store.

The event is on Tuesday, September 5 at 7 PM at Dark Delicacies, which is located at 3512 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505.

For more information, including new announcements regarding memorabilia up for auction, you can find the Facebook event page here. Hope to see you all Tuesday!

UMe Credit Union Helps to Feed Burbank

This May, UMeHelps will, once again, conduct its annual food drive benefiting BTAC (Burbank Temporary Aid Center).

Building on a strong tradition of community support, UMe Federal Credit Union created its UMeHelps program last year, as a way to give back to the community. As a local credit union, UMe believes in fostering community involvement to provide resources for our neighbors who could use a little extra assistance. UMeHelps partners with local non-profit organizations and focuses on providing goods for those in need.

(Photo  by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

UMe’s partner for the food drive is BTAC, a Burbank non-profit dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of our local community with basic goods and services. Their efforts allow residents in need to live with dignity. They also serve citizens of the city in times of emergency and disaster.

To participate in the UMeHelps BTAC food drive,  please bring nonperishable food items to the credit union during regular business hours throughout the month of May. Red donation tubs will be available throughout the lobby. Visit umecreditunion.com for a complete list of acceptable donation items, in the news & announcements section.

UMe is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Blvd. in the Magnolia Park neighborhood of Burbank. For more information, call Anita Hutchinson at 818) 238.2900.

(Photo  by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

BTAC accepts monetary donations or contributions of commercially prepared, unopened food. Canned good donations with easy-open pull-tabs are especially appreciated!

 

 

Acceptable food donation items are as follows:

° Macaroni & Cheese
° Peanut Butter
° Boxed Cereals
° Canned Fruits
° Canned Vegetables
° Canned Meats (chicken, tuna, etc.)
° Rice
° Pasta
° Pasta Sauce
° Instant Potatoes
° Pancake Mixes
° Syrup
° Dried Fruit/Raisins
° Trail Mix
° Fruit Cups
° Instant Oatmeal
° Powdered Milk
° Evaporated Milk
° Personal Hygiene Supplies (toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, deodorant)

Burbank High JV Baseball Players Donate to BTAC

By Gigi Santoro
Special to BurbankNBeyond

Burbank Baseball Pride was on display once again in our community. Chandler Robbins, Reese Loock, and Ryan Porras (along with a few other volunteers) hand delivered 500 grocery bags, provided by Santoro And Sons Real Estate Group, for a food drive benefiting The Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

JV baseball players wheel baskets into BTAC Sunday morning (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Pick up was this past Sunday and the boys were in the community at 9:30 am canvassing the hillside area looking for filled bags. BTAC was so low on food, they opened up, special, for the boys to bring what they had collected on Sunday. They were able to bring over 6 full grocery carts of food on Sunday!

Edward Stapleton, Facilities and Pantry Manager for BTAC, was pleased and impressed at how well the boys did – Edward said, “This is an unusually large collection of food, we are so low on food and really needed this for our pantry.”

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Head Varsity Coach Bob Hart was on hand to support his JV players in their community efforts (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Coach Bob Hart was on hand to help unload the collection and praise the boys who took time out of their weekend to help those less fortunate. Coach Hart said, “People are good at taking, but it takes a special person to give back”. The boys got a tour of the facility– things we take for granted like a place to take a shower or do laundry – really hit home for them. We all learned what a great service BTAC is for people in need.

Santoro And Sons Real Estate Group’s next event is in July – we will be collecting donations for Military personnel – Service Men and Women who are stationed overseas. If your son is interested in helping, let us know. The boys that worked on the food drive will be back – it was a rewarding experience for all!

Double the Benefit by Giving Blood This Holiday Season

This holiday season, the Providence Health & Services Blood Donor Center urges the public to give the Gift of Life by donating blood at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Providence will donate $5 per blood donor through Jan. 31 to one of several charitable organizations in the community – the Burbank Animal Shelter, Boys and Girls Club of Burbank, Burbank Temporary Aid Center, Kids’ Community Dental Center and Family Services Agency of Burbank            

Where:           Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Blood Donor Center

When:             Mondays and Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Thursdays 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To make an appointment, visit www.psjmc.givesblood.org or call 818 847-4433. Walk-ins are welcome. There is a great need for blood, especially this time of year, and there is a great financial need within our own community.  A blood donation will continue beyond saving a life. It can help feed a family, shelter a child or rescue an animal.

Burbank Coordinating Council Needs Your Help to Help Others

The Burbank Coorcibating Council is holding their annual food drive and need the publics help so that they may help those in need this holiday season.

They will be out in force at all markets (excluding Ralph’s) and all CVS Pharmacies (except for San Fernando and Alameda) on December 8 from 10 am until 6 pm.

Volunteers are still needed to help collect the food at the markets as well as making up and delivering the baskets.  The baskets will be assembled on December 14 and 15 and sent out.

Those wishing to help at the markets or wishing more information should contact Burbank Coordinating Council President Eileen Cobos at eileencobos@att.net or if you wish to help with the baskets contact Janet Giel at 818 843-3699

Bob Hope Airport Puts Together Fundraiser for ‘Superstorm Sandy’ Victims

On Friday, November 9, the Burbank Bob Hope Airport Police, Fire, Operations, and Maintenance Departments will collect donations to aid Superstorm Sandy relief efforts on the East Coast. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.

From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., uniformed Airport personnel will be stationed outside of the main terminal entrance, near the Terminal A baggage claim and outside the entrances to Terminals A and B. They will accept donations in the form of cash or check, payable to American Red Cross, with the notation Superstorm Sandy Relief in the lower left hand corner so the monies are directed to this cause. All staff collecting donations will be in uniform. Airport visitors who wish to donate but are unable to leave their cars can flag down a uniformed Airport staff member and donate from the comfort of their vehicles.

Superstorm Sandy has devastated the Northeast region of the United States since it made landfall last Monday. Over 8.2 million households suffered through power outages, homes were destroyed and many area residents will not be able to return to their homes for several months. Repairing the damages inflicted by Superstorm Sandy could cost up to $50 billion.

When Airport personnel raised money for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005, donations exceeded $10,000.

UMe Credit Union Launches Community Support Program

Helping neighbors builds strong communities. Continuing a tradition of community support, UMe Federal Credit Union, in Burbank, is excited to announce the creation of a new program called UMeHelps. UMeHelps will provide assistance to the greater Burbank community by partnering with local non-profit organizations and focusing on raising money and goods for those in need.

As a local credit union, UMe is intimately aware of the hardship many of our community members have faced during these difficult economic times. Through UMeHelps, the credit union hopes to help relieve some of the burden and provide hope for our neighbors.

UMeHelps is a concept that began with the renaming of the credit union last spring. The new name, UMe, is a combination of YOU+ME, and is directly correlated to the strong personal relationship the credit union enjoys with its membership. In the same spirit, UMeHelps is designed for the credit union to give back to the Burbank community at large, and for its members to also participate in the process. UMeHelps will kick off on June 1st with a food drive for BTAC, Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

BTAC is dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of the local community with basic services they need to live with dignity, and to serve citizens of the city in times of emergency and disaster.

In the spirit of the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” – we’re asking UMe members to help us collect donations for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC). You can drop off donations at the Credit Union anytime during the month of June.

BTAC accepts monetary donations or contributions of commercially prepared, unopened food. Canned good donations with easy-open pull-tabs are especially appreciated!

Acceptable food donation items are as follows:

° Macaroni & Cheese
° Peanut Butter
° Boxed Cereals
° Canned Fruits
° Canned Vegetables
° Canned Meats (chicken, tuna, etc.)
° Rice
° Pasta
° Pasta Sauce
° Instant Potatoes
° Pancake Mixes
° Syrup
° Dried Fruit/Raisins
° Trail Mix
° Fruit Cups
° Instant Oatmeal
° Powdered Milk
° Evaporated Milk
° Personal Hygiene Supplies (toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, deodorant)

UMe is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Blvd. in the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. For more information, call Anita Hutchinson at 818) 238.2900 x240 or visit umecreditunion.com

Burbank Temple Seeks Gently Used Women’s Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Burbank Temple Emanu El seeks the community’s help and is looking for donations of gently-used women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Designer labels are encouraged and the temple has already received donations of Coach, Guess, St. John, Tahari, Feragamo, Oleg Cassini, Escada from temple members. Now the temple is asking for the community’s help. Donated items can be dropped off at Burbank Temple Emanu El office located at 1302 No. Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA 91504.

The temple will send a driver in the local community to pick up women’s clothing and accessories after an estate or garage sale, or if a donor is house-bound or there is large amount to be move. All clothing and accessory donations are tax deductible and donor names will be entered in a drawing to win a prize.

“Designer styles are still fashionable the ‘Second Time Around,’” says Joan Kagen, “So while we want gently used women’s items, we are really seeking those designer labels that people will show up for.”

The community is also invited to Burbank Temple Emanu El’s first ever Second Time Around High End Boutique, slated for Sunday, May 6th from 9 am to 3 pm, in the temple social hall.

Sales from the Second Time Around Boutique will help support temple programs and Burbank affiliations. Unsold professional attire will be donated to Dress for Success, a Los Angeles philanthropy outfitting business attire to women returning to the workforce.

Other unsold items will be donated to the Discovery Cancer store in Burbank. The Burbank Temple Emanu El Sisterhood committee putting on this community-wide event, include: Tobi Lippman, Philleen Meskin, Esther Kastan, Ruth Bader, Joyce Feinsibur, Laura Snow and Joan Kagan.

For more information on the Second Time Around Upscale Boutique, contact Laura Snow at 818-307-0271 or laurasnow@protectarps.com, or the BTEE office at 818-845-1734.

Burbank’s RSVP Program Asks For Donations And Help To Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

The City of Burbank RSVP Program is encouraging you to become a part of the solution by donating a new, or clean and gently worn coat. These coats will be used to warm men, women, and children in our community through Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley.
Invite your family and friends to become part of this great cause and bring your new, or clean and “gently worn” coat donations to any of the three Burbank locations starting Monday, January 10  through  Friday, January 14, 2011, Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 West Olive Avenue, Burbank City Hall, 275 East Olive Avenue, and the Burbank Police Fire, 200 North First Street.

The City of Burbank Retired Senior Volunteer Program –RSVP, would like to honor Veterans who have served our country by providing them with handmade items. In order to achieve this goal, we are asking for donations of 4-ply yarn and flannel or cotton print yardage for quilting. The dedicated RSVP – Sewing and Knitting Group will create hundreds of blankets, quilts, scarves, and hats and present them to community organizations who serve our veterans. Please bring your kind donation to Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 West Olive Avenue, Burbank. For more information please call 818.238.5353

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.