H&S in the news

H&S Rewards & Points Program

posted Feb 5, 2013, 6:20 PM by Marland Love


posted Oct 16, 2012, 12:26 PM by Marland Love


Paul Solano has served his community as a local school board member for the last 11 years fighting for policies that ensure transparency and accountability for every tax dollar spent, with students’ scores consistently improving over that time.
Paul wants to bring that record of responsibility and results to the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District.

Paul wants to ensure a lasting, clean water supply for everyone.

If elected, he will:

  • Support policies and projects that conserve and protect the water we have here in the San Gabriel Valley so we are less dependent on expensive outside sources.
  • Cut through the red tape so our hard-earned tax dollars are spent on projects needed to keep our water clean and affordable, not on perks for board members.
  • Make sure that water rates are kept stable and that decisions are made with input from the public – no backroom deals.

Furniture Fundraiser

posted Sep 6, 2012, 3:53 PM by Marland Love   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 11:18 AM ]

MR Love's Furniture Fundraiser.

Also be sure to visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/heartandsoulfurniture 

Bassett High School Helps H&S

posted Aug 5, 2012, 6:06 PM by Marland Love   [ updated Aug 5, 2012, 6:33 PM ]

Service Learning
"Service learning" is an important component in career technical courses since it enables students to learn academic content standards by participating in an organized service that addresses community needs. ROP instructors are incorporating service learning with their students. At Basset High School, the ROP students from the Business Technology class volunteered to decorate for a Thanksgiving dinner to a needy organization. The ROP students were so inspired by the need that they not only provided the decorations but also volunteered to serve dinner. Aaron Roman, ROP Medical Core instructor at LPHS, along with Krista Baily, LPHS Biology teacher, coordinated a Juvenile Diabetes walk on November 9th that raised $684.22 for the cause. The walk was held on La Puente High School's track and had more than 50 students and staff participate. The purpose of the walk was to help provide awareness for childhood diabetes. Another awareness fundraising event coordinated for childhood diabetes was coordinated by Ignacio Hernandez, ROP Sports Health Care instructor at Los Altos High school. Diane Weeks, ROP Instructor at Nogales High School, coordinated a student volunteer activity on October 23rd, called Make a Difference Day which was held at Sunkist School in La Puente. Eight students along with Ms. Weeks participated in the fundraising event, Touch of Love Back to School Giveaway. The organization's purpose is to service at risk youth who otherwise may not live up to their academic potential.

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Assembly Woman Norma Torres On At -Risk-Children

posted Jul 25, 2012, 3:53 PM by Marland Love

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Norma Torres (D-61) announced today the approval of Assembly Bill (AB) 169 by the Senate Education Committee. The bill aims to make education funding more accessible to at-risk youth by clarifying that County Offices

of Education (COE) are eligible for state and federal education funding. “We need to make sure federal funds are distributed equally. We cannot leave any children behind and we need to invest in our kids. AB 169 will make sure that these funds are distributed to neediest students,” said Torres. Many of the students served by the County Offices of Education are considered to be at-risk with the greatest need for academic support. California receives federal education funding many times targeted towards at-risk students served by County Offices of Education. Yet given inconsistencies in existing law, County Offices of Education are in jeopardy of inadvertently losing out on allocation of those critical funds. Existing law requires the State Board of Education to direct the allocation and apportionment of federal funds to local education agencies, local school districts and other educational agencies “Each County Office of Education plays a vital role in providing educational programs and services for students, parents, school districts and the community. This measure will ensure that County Offices of Education are specified in the statute to eliminate confusion as to who is eligible for funding,” Torres added. Read More: http://asmdc.org/members/a61/legislation

San Gabriel Valley Tribune Article

posted Jul 23, 2012, 5:07 PM by Marland Love

Published on Wednesday, October 05, 2011
By San Gabriel Valley Tribune Staff Writer

About 400 children from six local schools were happy to start their new school year with new clothes and school supplies they received on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Sunkist Elementary School in La Puente. The giveaway event was Heart and Soul Community Services Inc.'s annual Back to School Supply Give Away. Local community partners and businesses helped to provide the academic supplies, health screenings, new shoes, new clothing and a host of other prizes during the giveaway. Heart and Soul has been providing local at-risk youth with supplemental nutrition, clothing and academic supplies with these giveaways that focus on fulfilling the child's physical needs so children can focus their energy on excelling academically and interpersonally.

Fireworks Stand

posted Jul 16, 2012, 2:01 PM by Marland Love   [ updated Jul 16, 2012, 2:06 PM ]

We held our first annual Fourth of July Fireworks Stand. It was certainly a success. With all the help we were able to rally together for this 5 day event was OUTSTANDING. With over 20 dedicated volunteers coming to help day and night was just what community support is all about. We thank everyone who also sent their good thoughts and moral mental support. 

We will raise enough funds to give back to those we support. Our next big event will be October 20th at our 4th annual Back to School Give Away in LaPuente, CA. We will give away new shoes, back packs and school supplies... if you or you know of anyone (businesses) that would like to donate and support our event please have them contact Marland Love 909-560-1628

Guinness World Record

posted May 30, 2011, 3:46 PM by Marland Love

Heart and Soul was apart of the world record bubble event.

$2500 check from the Boeing Company

posted Feb 27, 2011, 11:20 AM by Marland Love

Here Maxine Coleman is receiving a check from the Boeing Company in January 2011. The funds will be put towards this years Back To School Backpack Give Away that will be held in LaPuente, CA

School caters to homeless children

posted Sep 17, 2010, 9:41 PM by Marland Love

Eleven-year-old Justin Bisher, a fifth-grader at the Mustard Seed School in Sacramento, has a special bond with his classroom mascot, Lazarus the cat.
By Maggie Rodriguez and Lisa Weiss, Special for USA TODAY
SACRAMENTO — Justin Bisher, 11, attends one of the few schools in the country dedicated to homeless children, and that's where he met Lazarus the cat.

"If we're feeling sad at school, Lazarus hops up on our desks and cuddles with us," says Justin, one of an estimated 1.5 million homeless children in the U.S., according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.

Justin is a fif

th-grader at the Mustard Seed School, a free, private school for homeless 3- to 15-year-olds funded by grants and donations. Lazarus lives in Ms. Madelyn's fourth- and fifth-grade classroom. Read On...

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