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Northridge Fashion Center Helps Habitat for Humanity

Northridge Fashion Center ran a special event during the week of May 17 in a partnership to help raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity’s San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley affiliate. Northridge over the past two weeks displayed photo cards of local Habitat for Humanity families as part of a campaign to raise funds for the organization, which is building homes for local families in the Pacoima area. Customers who visited the exhibit at the Fashion Center’s Center Court were able to make donations to Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita valleys. Dream Dinners A local franchise owner is working with Northridge Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Services to raise funds for a mobile entertainment unit for patients to use during their hospital stay. Dream Dinners, a Granada Hills company that provides meal planning, and meal assembly services for busy families, will donate a portion of every dollar in sales during the month of June to the fundraising effort. The Kiwanis Club of Northridge and the Northridge Hospital Foundation will match up to $3,000 raised by Dream Dinners to purchase the entertainment center, which includes a flat screen television, DVD player and game system. Granada Hills Dream Dinners will host a special event on June 15 to help raise donations for the effort. For information on the event e-mail: knollwoodplazaca@dreamdinners.com. Hanna-Barbera Scholarship Warner Bros. Animation awarded its first Hanna-Barbera Scholarship to Los Angeles County High School for the Arts senior Kris Anka. Anka will attend California Institute of the Arts in Valencia in the fall. He receives a cash scholarship of $10,000 given in equal amounts over the course of his enrollment. In addition, Anka is eligible for four consecutive paid summer internships at Warner Bros. Animation in Burbank while attending CalArts. The scholarship was named in honor of animators Bill Hanna, who died in 2001, and Joseph Barbera, who passed away in 2006 and their work with both Warner Bros. and their own Hanna-Barbera Studios. Anka chose character animation as the focus of his studies. Newhall Coffee Care Packages Newhall Coffee Roasting Co. in Sherman Oaks has partnered with Operation Gratitude to send 1.2 million cups of coffee to U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The latest program brings to 25,000 the number of pounds of coffee Newhall has donated to troops since the war began four years ago. Operation Gratitude is a program to help troop morale by sending care packages of food, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation.

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