Mary Lou Shattuck (HB Independent / December 5, 2012)

The Alzheimer's Family Services Center board member and volunteer Mary Lou Shattuck has been honored with the Orange County Community Foundation's Philanthropy Award.

Along with the recognition, Shattuck received a $500 grant for the nonprofit organization of her choice, in this case AFSC.

One of the reasons Shattuck was chosen is that she isn't stingy with her time. Along with working with AFSC since 2004, she is also on the board of directors for SPIN (serving people in need), and works with the Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation, Olive Crest, Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation and ARCS Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships for university students.

For information about AFSC, call (714) 593-9630 or visit http://www.AFSCenter.org.

The Orange County Community Foundation focuses on strengthening area nonprofits. For information on the foundation, call (949) 553-4202 or visit http://www.oc-cf.org.

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Fundraisers

There will be books

You know how reading is amazing and you just wish kids these days would learn how to enjoy it? Well, your purchases at Barnes & Noble through Friday will give 10% to 15% back to Edison High School library to buy books for just that purpose.

If your family prefers cheesecake to books, you can buy a Cheesecake Factory delicacy at the Bella Terra Barnes & Noble and choose from original, Dutch apple, red velvet or Godiva chocolate for $40.

Mention the Edison high book fair ID No. 10906519 at the store or type it online at http://www.bn.com/bookfairs.

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HBReads

Barnes & Noble will continue its effort to keep people reading and bring more into the fold at the Bella Terra Barnes & Noble, which is giving up to 25% of purchases for which people mention HBReads or use Bookfair ID 10908879.

Huntington Beach Reads One Book will receive 100% of the proceeds for its programs, including buying books for schools and bringing authors to Huntington Beach.

The HB Reads book fair runs from Sunday to Dec. 14.

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Giving

Meet, greet and help a kid through school

Here's your chance to make a difference in the lives of some Golden West College students.