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Pasadena Moving Company Gives Back

Foothill Unity awards luncheon
Members of the community are honored at Foothill Unity Center’s volunteer appreciation luncheon.

As Foothill Unity Center celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, Pasadena moving company Pink Transfer Moving & Storage is proud to remain a committed neighborhood partner.

Last fall, Pink was commended with Foothill’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award. Members of the Pink family were honored during the Golden Plate Award luncheon, which celebrates all the volunteers who have helped serve more than 4000 families through the community action agency in 2019.

“My great-grandfather started this company many years ago, and we’ve always tried our best to help out where we could in the community,” said Riley Pink. “We feel lucky to be a small part of such a great cause and are truly honored by this award.”

More than 6000 volunteers dedicated their time and efforts to Foothill’s mission last year.

The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award wasn’t in recognition of just one act of service, said Raina Martinez, Foothill’s development director. Pink has been involved with Foothill Unity Center for many years and has been deserving of recognition several times, she said.

Pink helps with the Angel Program as well as delivering meals and medical supplies during times of crisis.

“We really cherish our volunteers. That includes our community partners, like Pink.” — Raina Martinez, Foothill Unity Center.

Through the Angel Program, each child of a family in need receives holiday gifts from community donors and Foothill. “Pink was very instrumental with that program,” Martinez said. “They helped us move the bags from offices to our distribution site, so that our trucks could continue going out into the community to pick up more donations.”

The Pasadena moving company also contributes its time during the letter carrier food drive and back-to-school events.

“They always do it with such a smile,” Martinez said. “I’m impressed with their team — how nice they are.”

Years back, when Foothill moved to its new building, Pink Transfer Moving & Storage was the moving company they called upon to help them relocate their offices.

Foothill was founded in 1980 and is a federally designated Community Action Agency. “We thrive on not just being a place for people to get services, but to be a place where people feel good about giving and giving their time,” Martinez said. “We really cherish our volunteers. That includes our community partners, like Pink.”