Meals on Wheels Seeks Volunteers to Expand into Corona

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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS INTERESTED IN MEALS ON WHEELS IN CORONA! Corona Life After Fifty-Five (LAFF) is a group of community members who have come together to address some of the needs of our senior citizens. Many requests have been assessed over the last three years with a compelling interest in restarting the Meals on Wheels in Corona (which dissolved in the 1970’s). After much research, LAFF will be working with the Riverside Meals on Wheels to expand into Corona. In order to accomplish th...

Blood Drive at City Hall April 16

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Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. – Theodore Roosevelt The City of Corona, in conjunction with Lifestream, is hosting a blood drive Thursday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall Multipurpose Room [MAP]. Blood donations cannot be stockpiled; the shelf life ranges from a few hours for some cells to 42 days for others. Donations must be made on a regular basis in order to maintain an adequate supply in the community. Life-...

Did You Know: The Special Olympics is Coming to Corona

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The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games are coming to Corona! That’s right, this summer Corona will welcome and celebrate nearly 100 athletes and their coaches from around the world for a special three-day Host Town program that will take place prior to the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles that are held July 25, 2015 to Aug. 2, 2015. The Special Olympics has been changing lives and attitudes for 45 years. It all began in the 1950s and early 1960s...

New Website Pairs Volunteers with Community Service Opportunities

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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold service was joy.” -Rabindranath Tagore. Each day there are opportunities to choose what we will do and what we will give in life. While we scurry through our daily activities, it is far too easy to forget that some of the most lasting investments are the gifts of time and self. With respect to service, the elements of success and the ability to thrive in our communities and as individuals include ...

PD 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Event

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On Nov. 13, 2014, the Corona Police Department hosted the 2014 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Corona Public Library Grand Blvd Room. The dinner honors and recognized over 100 police volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service to the department and the community. The volunteers serve in various areas of the police department and are separated in different volunteer groups: Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), Volunteers in Patrol (VIP), Animal Services & Enforcement, Gener...

Bicycles for Children Making a Difference in Our Community

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The Bicycles for Children organization, a local not-for-profit, was founded three years ago with the goal of donating 155 bicycles to impoverished children to the Corona/Norco Unified School District.   At the time, the organization hoped to donate five bicycles to each elementary school in the district. Through fundraising, being involved with community events, and private and business donations, they were able to exceed the goal, and purchased, assembled, and donated 196 bicycles and helmets. ...

Fill the Container for ISIS Refugees

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­­What started as a small idea from a local mom has quickly turned into a city-wide movement to help refugees in the Middle East. Chelsea Dischinger is a stay-at-home mom who heard about the crisis in the Middle East and felt compelled to do something to help. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is killing, raping, and torturing innocent people every day in Iraq and Syria. More than 850,000 refugees have fled to northern Iraq (Kurdistan) for safety-finding shelter in parks, unfinish...