8/18/2012 - Simply diVine

The Corps braved the heat this past weekend to get the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s annual Wine + Food + Auction benefit, Simply diVine, up and running. Champion members Andie Bolt, Julia Hays, Peter Murphy, Majeed Nami, June Diane Raphael, Scott Sonne, Lauren Tyree, and Joe Wengert spent their Saturday stuffing envelopes, directing traffic*, and unloading boxes (and boxes) of vendor supplies.

All of the night’s donations will directly support the center and its mission to provide a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, welcoming nearly a quarter-million client visits from ethnically diverse youth and adults each year.

*Poor Teri Hatcher got her fedora in a twist when she had to… back her car up. Sorry, Ter!

8/3/2012 - WE’RE BAAAAACK!

Finally.

After a three-week break, CORPS members Aubrey Bellamy, Sarah Claspell, and Brandon Johnson repped in the garden Friday morning. They pulled zucchini, planted onion bulbs, and lamented the destruction of weeds that have pretty flowers attached to them — pretty, tomato-stranglin’ flowers.

This is a fairly regular event for CORPS members to take part in, so keep a lookout for our next call!

The Project Angel Food mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Project Angel Food delivers free meals prepared with love.

From our kitchen, Project Angel Food cooks and delivers free and nutritious meals prepared with love.  We act out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait.

(via Zeno Documentary by SuperFilms! — Kickstarter)

Every year Corps Member Suzi Barrett volunteers at a camp for people with disabilities.  This year a film crew shot a documentary about the camp and it’s almost done.  They just need to raise the last bit of funds to complete it, and that’s where you come in.  Any and every donation helps.  

All proceeds from the the doc will go straight back to the campers.  

Please spread the word.  

7/7/2012: Gibbons. GIBbons. GIBBONS!

The CORPS was up at the crack of dawn Saturday morning with one goal: clear the brush at Gibbons Conservancy in Santa Clarita. After a behind-the-scenes tour of the grounds where we simultaneously tried to catch a the eyes of babies and avoid the stares of those projectile peeing.

CORPS Members Lauren Bair, Alison Becker, Lilan Bowden, Sarah Burns, Kevin Dalton, Meghan Falcone, Sara Huffman, Grant Jornacion, Samantha Morris, Lauren Palmigiano, June Diane Raphael, Nick Rasmussen, Nate Shelkey, Steve Szlaga, Lauren Tyree, Kulap Vilaysack, Robyn Von Swank, and Amy Vorpahl worked to the beat of the delightful territory/banana claimin’ screeches of the Gibbons, sweating their butts off and blistering their green thumbs as they cleared over ONE MILLION (yup) square miles of dry brush that, in the horrible case of a wildfire, could set the habitat ablaze.

By lunch time, our goal of DESTROYING THAT BRUSH was met. Falling in love with the apes, well, that was just a bonus.

The Gibbon Conservation Center was founded in 1976, with the purpose to prevent the extinction of gibbons and to advance the study, propagation, and conservation of the species.

Volunteers are essential to the day-to-day operation of the center. For more information on how you can assist with feeding, data collection, and maintenance, e-mail volunteer@gibboncenter.org.


To see more photos of our great ape adventure, check out our and Robyn Von Swank's Flickr pages!

7/6/2012 - GARDEN JUSTICE
The CORPS was back in the garden bright and early Friday morning and was put right to task, removing the remaining stubborn weeds from last week. Swift garden justice was served by CORPS members Aubrey Bellamy, Danny Cohen, Brandon Johnson, Emily Maya Mills, Samantha Morris, Kevin Pedersen, Lauren Tyree, Kulap Vilaysack, and Charlyne Yi; by the end of the session, the lot was barren (in a happy, “veggies can grow here now!” way). We are not going to be in the garden this week or next week. Keep an eye out around the 27th for your next opportunity to get in the dirt! The Project Angel Food mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Project Angel Food delivers free meals prepared with love.  
From our kitchen, Project Angel Food cooks and delivers free and nutritious meals prepared with love.  We act out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait.

7/6/2012 - GARDEN JUSTICE

The CORPS was back in the garden bright and early Friday morning and was put right to task, removing the remaining stubborn weeds from last week. Swift garden justice was served by CORPS members Aubrey Bellamy, Danny Cohen, Brandon Johnson, Emily Maya Mills, Samantha Morris, Kevin Pedersen, Lauren Tyree, Kulap Vilaysack, and Charlyne Yi; by the end of the session, the lot was barren (in a happy, “veggies can grow here now!” way).

We are not going to be in the garden this week or next week. Keep an eye out around the 27th for your next opportunity to get in the dirt!

The Project Angel Food mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Project Angel Food delivers free meals prepared with love. 

From our kitchen, Project Angel Food cooks and delivers free and nutritious meals prepared with love.  We act out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait.

CORPS. Tomorrow’s gardening event with Project Angelfood has reached CAPACITY. We’ll be back in the garden on July 27, so keep your ears open! If you just CANNOT WAIT to get your hands in the dirt, we still need some bodies at the Gibbons Conservation Center in Santa Clarita; we’re clearin’ brush out of those little babes’ habitat to keep them safe in the upcoming fire season. Can you dig it? E-mail thecorps@ucbcomedy.com to reserve your spot!

CORPS. Tomorrow’s gardening event with Project Angelfood has reached CAPACITY. We’ll be back in the garden on July 27, so keep your ears open!

If you just CANNOT WAIT to get your hands in the dirt, we still need some bodies at the Gibbons Conservation Center in Santa Clarita; we’re clearin’ brush out of those little babes’ habitat to keep them safe in the upcoming fire season.

Can you dig it? E-mail thecorps@ucbcomedy.com to reserve your spot!