Friends in Deed

FID Newsletters & Other Writings

If you missed any of our Newletters or letters from the Executive Director, you can find them here.  This is new page beginning in 2017

A Message from the Executive Director – Lots of Activity

“Dear FID Community and Friends,

What a week we had at Friends in Deed! On Sunday morning, I had the pleasure of preaching three sermons at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and Richard and I were honored to receive a $6,000 check from the church’s Christmas tree sale. The youth group also prepared toiletries for TWR and spent time talking with Richard about Friends in Deed. On Monday, a holiday, members of our development committee, chaired by Kathy Simpson, spent three hours thinking and strategizing on our plan for the year to increase fundraising and outreach in the community. We had school groups here helping in the pantry and lots of activity….















A Message from the Executive Director – Busy Week

“Dear Friends in Deed Family and Friends,

We had a wonderfully busy week here at FID. We had nearly 50 people on Thursday morning for an Open House breakfast to meet me and see what is happening at Friends in Deed. We had community leaders, city council field reps, volunteers and several brand new people!  Myself and Richard spoke and welcomed people, and I gave a tour of our facility and talked about the great programs. Thanks to Rev. Donna for her awesome and generous food set-up. Look for an article in the Pasadena Star News in the next few days….
















FID Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2017















For the full Winter Newsletter, click HERE


A Message from the Executive Director – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

“Dear FID community,

This has been a full week at Friends in Deed, and I am feeling so grateful to be a part of it! I have had good meetings with staff, prospective board members and volunteers, raised funds, submitted a grant, read files and am preparing for my first board meeting.  I was also able to bring in a wonderful volunteer who is giving many hours a week doing administrative work and helping out our staff. If you have some time, and experience with data entry, office work, spreadsheets, etc., please let me know so we can put your good talent to work!…...















A Message from the Executive Director – Welcome

“Dear FID Community,

Shalom, peace and blessings!  I write to you, my second day as the new Executive Director of Friends In Deed.  I feel fortunate to be leading such a dynamic and important organization in this critical time for the most vulnerable in our community.  Already, I am so grateful for the board leadership, under the guidance and tireless efforts of our chair, Richard Cheung, the dedicated and passionate volunteers, and the incredible staff I have the pleasure of working side by side with in our mission.  Rev. Donna has done such a great job laying the groundwork for our next phase of growth and I am humbled to be following in her footsteps.  God is good!……