Category Archives: Good Deeds

Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond

GetChargedUpPowerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy (http://powerpedia.com) has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization “#GetChargedUp” (http://GetChargedUp.net) to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar systems to orphanages throughout Baja Mexico and beyond, under its flagship program #EmpowerOrphans.

“I recently had a chance to spend the day with children and volunteers at the Rancho de Los Niños orphanage in Baja, Mexico and it was an extraordinary experience for me,” said Faisal El Azzouzi, Principal at Powerpedia and founder of #GetChargedUp.  “It is truly humbling to see the hard work put forth by the staff and the passion of the volunteers at the orphanage.  Nearly 70 children live there, and they deserve all the help we can give.  We couldn’t be happier to contribute with clean electricity and high-tech education to take care of some of their basic needs today, and help prepare them for a better tomorrow.” Continue Reading

Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Restaurants Raise an Additional $400,000 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fight against Childhood Cancer

Shattering first-year tally, donations from guests, employees and partners lift restaurant company’s total support to $700,000 since 2016 Topping its successful first-year campaign by $100,000, Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes guests, team members, farmers and business partners have raised $400,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help kids battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, owner Garden… Continue Reading

Dexcom Employees Foundation Awards First Grants to Diabetes Advocacy Organizations

The Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation, has awarded its first grants to five public charity organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Grants were awarded to the following organizations: the American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA), College Diabetes Network, DiabetesSisters, Riding On Insulin, and Type-1-Today/Children with Diabetes (CWD).… Continue Reading

Local Flower Farm Dramm & Echter Donates Thousands of Pink Gerbera Daisies to Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day Participants

On Saturday, November 19th, during the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day, Dramm & Echter, a locally owned flower farm in Encinitas, CA, will hand out beautiful, pink Gerbera daisies to thousands of Komen San Diego 3-Day participants. According to Amber Livingston, Susan G. Komen 3-Day Specialist, “The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day is… Continue Reading

ALOR Launches ‘HOPE’ Affirmation Bracelet In Support Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brand Founder’s Personal Passion Project to Aid in Finding a Cure Southern California-based ALOR, known for their portfolio of luxury cable jewelry, is proving jewelry can do good this October. The brand has designed the ‘HOPE’ Affirmation bracelet that will raise awareness and funding for finding a cure for breast cancer.  The bracelet will be… Continue Reading

San Diego First To Launch Starbucks Foodshare Program

Starbucks Foodshare Donates Food From 190 Stores to Feeding America San Diego Starbucks, Feeding America and Feeding America San Diego have announced the launch of the first Starbucks FoodShare program operations in the nation. Through a strategic partnership announced earlier this year, the Starbucks FoodShare program will donate nourishing, ready-to-eat meals to Feeding America member food… Continue Reading