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Heeding the Call – August 2021 Volunteers of the Month

We all faced new and unusual challenges during the last year. I am glad to do my small part to welcome back our amazing PUSD teachers and staff to campus. I hope they know the depth of my appreciation for their knowledge, hard work and emotional support. Thank you PEF for this opportunity!<span class="su-quote-cite">Leila Nafarrete, Blair High School Student</span>

During the first part of the month, Pasadena Educational Foundation put out an SOS for volunteer help.

We needed to assemble welcome packs for Pasadena Unified School District teachers. The district warehouse required additional workers to get books labeled and boxed for delivery to students as quickly as possible. And COVID vaccination/testing clinics needed assistance with greeting patients and directing clinic flow.

Many stepped up. Such dedicated support does not go unnoticed. Pasadena Educational Foundation depends on the good will of our community members to to support our public schools especially in times like these.

Special shout out to the following volunteers:
Joanne Asuncion
Paul and Susan Baranich
Victor Ceron
Minji Cho
Claritza Cisneros
Hayden Crawford
Nancy Dufford
Morgan Gaskell
Anai Guardado
Reyna Gonzalez
Maria Hakuba
Melessa & Kyirah Hamilton
Jae Hun Hwang
Joe Hwang
Ann Lange
Linda Machida
Leila Nafarrete
Ellen O’Leary
Kitty Purgason
Susan Schwartz
Hannah, Isabelle, & Tessa Skidmore
Katie Van Stelle
Chloe Vuong
Emily Yang

Thank you for heeding the call of school community. Your commitment to others is an inspiration. You are all our August Volunteers of the Month!


By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | Community Engagement & Volunteer Manager