Events

Be a Star at MEND’s 5th Annual Gala of Glitz, Glamour & Giving

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Is watching the Academy Awards at home a little too dull for you? Are you looking for a way to help support MEND, the 2012 California’s nonprofit of the year? Then do both by joining us at a very special celebration of the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony at MEND’s 5th Annual Gala of Glitz, Glamour & Giving.

On Sunday, February 22, 2015, you are invited to take part with other MEND supporters in a special viewing of the ABC 7 broadcast of the Academy Awards at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood. Proceeds from the event benefit MEND, which at last year’s viewing party raised over $250,000.

_99A7663As MEND’s guest, you’ll have a chance to experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as you and your guests walk the red carpet into the beautiful Globe Theatre. Once inside, you’ll be able to cast your own awards ballot, enjoy spectacular hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, take part in live and silent auctions, and dine with MEND friends while watching the awards ceremony on four giant screens surrounding the ballroom. And unlike at home, during commercial breaks in the broadcast, you’ll be entertained by a celebrity emcee.

MEND’s annual awards viewing event drew over 350 attendees from near and far in 2013. As photographs from last year’s event attest, it was a memorable night for those who attended. Tickets are expected to sell out fast for this month’s gala. Read more about the event or call MEND’s 5th Annual Gala of Glitz, Glamour and Giving phone line at (747) 224-6986 for more information. Ready to buy your tickets? Purchase online now.

Our silent and live auction items are now LIVE. Start your bid here.

Sponsors: Contact Tarry Kang at (818) 686-7320 or sponsorships@mendpoverty.org to learn about exciting sponsorship opportunities.

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7th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference

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Please join us for the seventh annual MENDing Poverty Conference on Wednesday, June 18, 2014  8 am – 2 pm.  The conference theme is a timely one: “Hungry for Good Food.”   MENDing Poverty brings together nonprofit executives, funders and community leaders from throughout Los Angeles – to network and hear great speakers focused on improving services for people living in poverty.

Opening keynote speaker will be Joel Berg, Executive Director, New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

Fred Ali, President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation, will deliver an opening welcome.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be Evan Kleiman, Restaurateur and host of KCRW’s “Good Food.”

This year’s event will include concurrent workshops, each with an outstanding panel of speakers, on three key hunger and nutrition issues:

* Food and Community: Gardening as a Catalyst for Social Change

* Making It Easier to Eat Healthy

* Enhancing Nutrition and Reducing Hunger Through Advocacy

Registration fee, including breakfast and lunch, is $89 through June 7 and $109 thereafter.

Click here to register today.


Bi-Annual Baby Shower

Join us  for lunch, raffles, games, and prizes as MEND hosts its Bi Annual Baby Shower on Wednesday February 26,2014. If you are expecting or if you know someone that is expecting, stop by the reception desk to pick up a registration form.

Baby Shower Flyer

Click on the flyer for more information: Baby Shower Flyer


Join us for Project Glamour

Project Glamour is on March 15, 2014  RSVP by March 7,  2014.

Do you need a dress for the prom? Maybe some help with makeup? A “Boutique” of dresses, gowns, and shoes will be set up just for you. For more details contact Veronica Soto at 818-896-0246

Click on the flyer for more information: PROJECT GLAMOUR FLYER

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Help MEND With Shakey’s Pizza

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Fun, games, pizza, and support for MEND!

Monday, August 19, is your chance to hang with MEND, eat pizza, and have Shakey’s donate 20% of your food purchase to support MEND programs!

Please join us and invite your friends and family!

We’re so excited, we’re even hosting a party of our own. MEND staff and volunteers will be there 6:00–8:00 p.m., so please stop by and say hi.

Shakey’s Pizza in Northridge
10340 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91326
Monday, August 19, 2013
from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Take this flyer with you to Shakey’s so that 20% of your purchase goes to MEND!