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12/07/2011

Community Development Center Food Drive

From Monday, December 12, to Tuesday, December 20, Caltech Human Resources will be accepting donations for the Community Development Center in Pomona, an agency that services families in need in the Inland Empire and L.A. County. The goal is to give holiday food baskets to 50 families in need. Gift baskets should contain nonperishable food and canned goods. For more information, contact the coordinator of the food drive, Cora Whitaker, at (909) 918-7347.

Business Office Info: Community Development Center 198 West Orange Grove Avenue Pomona, California 91768 Phone: 909-622-5434 Contact Persons: Rajani Ramey or Kimberly McCormick

11/28/2011

United Way HomeWalk Report

The bake sale made $250. We also raised $2855 from participants and their families! We had excellent support from our colleagues at JPL!

The L.A. Lakers' Kobe Bryant served as the Honorary Chair of HomeWalk 2011! There were over 10,000 people participating and walking to end homelessness in L.A.

This was a fun event and we hope another big group turns out next year.

11/16/2011

Adopt An Angel - Extended to December 16

The Angel Program is affiliated with the Foothill Unity Center, a nonprofit organization that provides critical support in the form of food, clothing, motel vouchers, referrals, and advocacy for people in crisis who reside in Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. For more information, contact Christine Boyle at christine.boyle@caltech.edu or 395-1745.

10/31/2011

United Way HomeWalk Sign-up and Bake Sale

Caltech will again be participating in the 5K HomeWalk, which is part of United Way's year-round campaign to end homelessness in the Los Angeles area. The walk begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. We have formed Team Caltech and will have special T-shirts for all participants. A bake sale and sign-up table will be on campus Wednesday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Winnett Quad near the Bookstore. Register at the table or online at www.homewalkla.org. The L.A. Lakers' Kobe Bryant will serve as the Honorary Chair of HomeWalk 2011! This was a fun event last year, and we hope another big group turns out this time.

10/28/2011

Flu Shots Still Available

Staff, faculty, postdocs, and students can get a free seasonal/H1N1 flu shots in the student health center while supplies last. The shots will be available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. only. If you are pregnant or have a preexisting medical condition, please bring written consent from your doctor to receive the flu shot. You must bring a valid Caltech ID.

10/10/2011

United Way Campaign

Caltech's United Way Campaign for 2012 will run through November 18. Pledges may be made online at www.access.caltech.edu. Members of the community are encouraged to pledge to three Caltech agencies;the Caltech Y, the Children's Center at Caltech, and the Child Educational Center. You can also pledge to the United Way's "Creating Pathways Out of Poverty" plan. If you have questions, contact Christine Boyle at christine.boyle@caltech.edu or 395-1745.

10/07/2011

Annual Benefits Fair

This year's Benefits Fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, at Dabney Hall and Gardens. Members of the Caltech community will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the different benefits carriers. To schedule a confidential one-on-one financial counseling session with a TIAA-CREF consultant, go to tiaa-cref.org/caltech or call 800-732-8353. The Caltech Benefits Office will be there to answer questions regarding your annual enrollment, dependent certification and documentation requirements, and the new Health Savings Plan. For more information, call Michelle Case at 626-395-8383.

10/06/2011

Flu Shot Clinic

This year's Benefits Fair and Flu Shot Clinic will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October, 19, at Dabney Hall and Gardens. The flu shot will contain both the seasonal and H1N1 vaccination. You must show your Caltech ID to receive a shot. If you are pregnant or have a preexisting medical condition, please bring written consent from your doctor to receive the flu shot. It is anticipated that enough shots have been ordered so you can come any time before 3 p.m. to get your shot.

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