Wildlife Rescue Tour at STAR Eco Station

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Time: 2:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Star Eco Station
10101 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, CA (see map)

A  Magic Penny will meet as a group for a private tour

Time to explore STAR Eco Station: Environmental Science Museum & Exotic Wildlife Rescue Facility! During our hour-long tour, we will have hands-on experience with rescued exotic wildlife, including tortoises, pythons, alligators, parrots, arachnids, and lizards.

Our visit also includes environmental exhibits that showcase ways to help protect animals in the wild. We will learn about environmental protection and the ways in which wildlife interact with various ecosystems.

The cost of the tour is $8 per person but will decrease to $6 per person if we have a large group. We can also bring items to donate to the animals!

Animal Supply Wishlist
Some of the most commonly needed items include:
• Paper towels
• Non-toxic eco-friendly cleaners
• XL puppy training pads
• Large carrying kennels
• Kritter Karriers
• Toys and perches suitable for large parrots
• Spray bottles
• Gift certicates to Trader Joe’s for the freshest produce to feed our animals

The Eco Station is an indoors, air-conditioned facility and there is a park with a playground down the street if you are looking for a nearby activity before or after the tour.

This is a great way to learn about how to respect our earth and the animals who live here with us. Hope to see you there!



Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Location: Fitwall Calabasas at The Summit Shopping Center
26799 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA (see map)

Check in at the front desk and mention A Magic Penny

Support A Magic Penny’s School Supply Drive benefiting less fortunate children in East Los Angeles!

Bring a gently used backpack and/or new school supplies to Fitwall to receive a free class! Join me in working out for a great cause!

This time slot has 4 openings, if you want to sign up email me at laurenalon@amagicpenny.org.

To sign up for the class, please provide your:
1. First and last name
2. Email address
3. home address

Once these spots are filled, I will add another class time. You can also call Fitwall, (818) 665-5142, mention A Magic Penny, and sign up for a free class that fits your schedule.

Here is the Fitwall website to look at the class schedule.

Remember to bring in school supplies to donate to less fortunate children at The Children’s Bureau!

***Please remember to provide information for A Magic Penny’s roster, including your full name, email address, phone number, children’s names and birthdays.

Email your info to info@amagicpenny.org

Thank you!


Help Save Lives at A Magic Penny’s Blood Drive

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Our Lady of Peace
15444 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, CA (see map)

Go to the Parish Hall

You can save three lives while your child becomes a Pint Size Hero! Join A Magic Penny for a blood drive with American Red Cross.

Adults can donate blood and/or help with registration as people enter. Children can help with registration and/or care for donors who just finished. Everyone who participates will be given an explanation of how the entire process works.

We will provide child-care for families if parent(s) are busy donating blood. There will be a table with related art projects for children. They can also watch and hand out snacks, drinks, and stickers to donors.

The American Red Cross website is full of information regarding donating blood, suggestions for before and after, recipients’ stories, and eligibility requirements: http://www.redcrossblood.org If you are unsure if you are eligible to donate blood, you can call the nurse’s hotline at 866-236-3276.

To make an appointment, please visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp?zipFormat=false and enter sponsor code: OurLadyofPeace. Under Donor ID please put A Magic Penny. If you have trouble or would rather we reserve your time slot, reply with a comment to this event or email Tracy at hitracyw@gmail.com.

Whether or not you donate blood, please consider helping with registration or after-care with your child(ren). If you plan on doing so, please let us know what time and how long you would like to volunteer.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your family to learn about another form of giving. It is also an interesting lesson in biology. Our goal is for A Magic Penny families to donate at least 10 pints of blood. Together we can save 30 lives!