Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Groceryships provides healthy food in low-income areas

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The seed that would eventually spawn Groceryships began on Sam Polk’s and his wife Kirsten’s couch several years ago while watching a documentary about healthy eating. Kirstin, who had been on Lipitor for high cholesterol since her 20s, broke into tears when a man with the same problem was able to Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

L.A. Works seeks to expand volunteer participation

LOS ANGELES — Since its inception 26 years ago, L.A. Works has held on to three simple goals: expand volunteer participation in community service projects; provide resources to its partners, including access to its volunteers; and educate the city’s residents on social issues that affect Los Angeles while engaging their participation in them. Founded in Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Peace 4 Kids turns dream garden into foster program

LOS ANGELES — What do you do when you’re inspired by an event that celebrates peace and the lives of two of history’s most prominent advocates of nonviolence? You start a nonprofit. At least that’s what Zaid Gayle and Marni Otway did in 1998 when they founded Peace4Kids. In honor of a national campaign to Read More…