The Give Back Hour

Do you have an hour to give?

Join PGK as we shift our monthly Give Back Hour to a special Summer Service Series for the summer months. Each Wednesday beginning July 14 and running through August 4, we will gather (on Zoom) at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET to dive into a fun project that addresses one of our new cause areas - Achieve Justice for All (social justice) and Build Creative Communities (arts & education). Come learn and serve with us during these slower days of summer. In just one hour, you can gain insights from our amazing nonprofit partners AND have an impact. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get all the details on these sessions and more!.

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Summer Service Series - Build Creative Communities & Achieve Justice for All

As we continue to explore our two new cause areas - Achieve Justice For All and Build Creative Communities - we are excited to feature two additional partners who are offering ways to use creativity and self expression to improve communities and get through challenging periods in life.

Designing Paper Quilt Blocks for Social Justice

Presented By:  Social Justice Sewing Academy

Date: Wednesday, July 28

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

Description: Piecing together youth voices, textile art, and community in a 21st Century Sewing Circle - Our quilt block workshops are designed for individuals to critique their local and larger communities through art. These quilt blocks are then combined into community quilts that go on exhibit in museums and community centers. Participants of this workshop will engage in the pre-fabric design process.

Good For: All Ages (adult help likely required for young children)

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Creating Children’s Activity Care Bags (for children 3-5)

Presented by: Bay Area There With Care

Date: Wednesday, August 4

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

Description: Make a creative, gender-neutral care bag for a young child facing long days at the hospital and/or during treatments and other busy times at home-away-from locations in the Bay Area. There With Care’s mission is to provide a wide range of meaningful and fundamental services to families and children during the critical phase of a medical crisis.

Good For: All Ages

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Summer Service Series - Build Creative Communities & Achieve Justice for All

As we launch our two new cause areas this summer - Achieve Justice For All and Build Creative Communities - we are excited to feature some of our amazing partners who are working to level the playing field both in the classroom and out. Art, education, activism, and equity are at the heart of these new causes because they are vital to creating the fair and inclusive world we hope to one day see.

Creating and Sharing Inspirational Art

Presented By:  Arts Resources Collaborative for Kids

Date: Wednesday, July 14

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

Description: Send a message through art to your community. Whether it be painted rocks, posters, sidewalk chalk drawings, mosaics or coloring - you can create a message to share with others. Public art reflects a community and its surroundings, working to cultivate a cultural identity by setting a community apart and attracting people to its uniqueness. Artwork helps express a community's values and creates an elevated sense of awareness for residents and visitors. Art represents life in many ways.

Good For: All Ages

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Journaling for Mental Health and Becoming a PenPal

Presented by: Sportsmen's Tennis and Enrichment Center

Date: Wednesday, July 21

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

Description: Learn about journaling's role in mental health and create a note of inspiration to send along with a donated journal. Also, learn about becoming a pen pal and decide if you would like to become a pen pal with one of the students at STEC.

Good For: Ages 6 and up

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May - Aid The Animals

Much like our planet, animals rely on us to protect them and their habitats, as well as help take care of their health and well being. From domestic animals like cats and dogs to farm animals and those living in the wild, there are ways you can help and much to learn about how our actions can affect the animals around us.

Keeping Families and Pets Together

Presented By: MSPCA

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DIY Carrot and Catnip Treats for Shelter Animals

Presented by: Pasadena Humane

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April - Save the Planet

Earth is home to every single one of us, and every single one of us has a responsibility to take care of this home. So many living creatures depend on us to do so, and future generations ' realities are tied to what we do today. Join us to learn and take action in protecting and preserving our beautiful planet.

Gratitude Art for Firefighters Protecting Our Communities

Presented By: Creative Visions

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Making Bee Bombs to Help Develop Pollinator Habitats

Presented by: Victory Programs

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March - Aid the Elderly

Companionship and comfort during the later years can mean so much, especially to those who are more isolated and have fewer opportunities for community than they did before. You can bring joy to older adults through simple acts of kindness and thoughtfulness.

DIY Pillows for the Elderly

Presented By: The San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living

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Caring Cards for Isolated Older Adults

Presented by: Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston

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February - Comfort the Sick

You don’t have to be a doctor to help the sick in your community feel a lot better! Just like you want to be cared for when you’re feeling unwell, you can do the same for people fighting major illnesses.

Things We Love: Crafts for Kids in Hospitals

Presented By: Arts for Little Hearts

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Stress Relief Kits for Families Staying at RMH

Presented by: Ronald McDonald House

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January - Begin With Basics

Now more than ever, many people are struggling to afford and access food, clean clothes, and hygiene products. You can help!

Take a picture in our Give Back Hour Photo Booth!

Toiletry Kits for Homeless and At-Risk Families and Individuals

Presented by Imagine LA & Downtown Streets Team

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Imagine LA Activity

Downtown Streets Team Activity

Clean Your Closet for a Good Cause

Presented by Catie's Closet

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