Philanthropy Archives | NOOR

GoFundMe Page for our Soup To-Go Donation Program

NOOR staff holding up soup bags and close ups of soup for gofundme donation page

NOOR temporarily closed it’s doors for events in March along with many other businesses. However, we were anxious to help combat the unforeseen side effect of hunger in our communities, so we re-opened our kitchen and began preparing nutritious, immune-boosting soups for donation to those in need. Since we began this project on March 27, 2020 we have donated 6,000 servings of soup to local residents, senior centers and foster homes. We have so far funded this program by ourselves, but now we are asking for your help to continue and possibly even expand this service. Please help us keep….


Pasadena Food Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

vegetables with pasadena city hall in the background

We are putting together this ongoing list of organizations and businesses who are offering food donations and other free food service such as food deliveries plus food banks and pantries during the COVID-19 crisis. Please let us know details of anyone we have missed, the list will be ongoing until we have collectively flattened the curve. Thank you! You can find a similar list on the official Pasadena City Council website. The City of Pasadena COVID-19 official help and resources page can be found here. In addition, if you are suffering from food insecurity or need other assistance, call 211….


Introducing Soup Fridays – Community Soup To Go

soup to go in pasadena

UPDATE: We have launched a GoFundMe Page requesting donations so we can keep up with increasing demand for our Community Soup To-Go Program. Please help us spread the word and share our GoFundMe Page Dear Friends & Family, Last week, we announced the difficult decision to postpone all events at NOOR through May 15, 2020 in response to the increasing risk of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Until we receive orders from the LA County Health Officer that we can re-open once again and begin celebrating events, NOOR’s kitchen will be repurposed into a community kitchen to provide nutrient-dense, immune-boosting soups to….


PAL Award for NOOR’s Robert & Maggie

REobert, Maggie & Dvean Shahnazarian at NOOR Pasadena

The Pasadena Police Activities League is an important cornerstone of the Pasadena community, providing a safe and enriching environment for Pasadena youth after school and during the summer. Working closely with the Salvation Army, the program offers mentoring and activities including sports, robotics, educational programs and field trips to the many cultural centers Pasadena has to offer. At this point in time PAL has served over 3,000 youth in the Pasadena area and has helped increase GPA 42% through it’s mentoring program. Every year PAL has an award ceremony, auction and dinner and every year a member of the Pasadena….


NOOR Featured in Pasadena Star News

On Wednesday, December 14, 2017 NOOR hosted the opening party for The Lythgoe Family’s “Beauty and the Beast – A Christmas Rose” American Panto version based on the Beauty and the the Beast fairytale written by Madame de Villeneuve. NOOR Owners Maggie & Robert Shahnazarian were on the benefit committee along with Lesley Brander- Epps, Sheila Grether-Marion, Nigel Lythgoe, Michael Martinet, Julietta Perez and Summit Funding. The committee was chaired by Teena Hostovich and Darrell Brooke. From the article… “The Lythgoes teamed up with Pasadena Playhouse to host a pre-curtain reception at Noor atop Paseo Colorado on opening night, Dec.13,….