'Tis the season to be jolly, and for "Wonder Woman" Vicki Brown
it is also the season to be very busy.
For one thing, the Glendora resident continues to run DPI Labs, the La Verne aerospace manufacturing company for which she serves as CEO and president.
For another - and this is a big another - Vicki
has been piloting her
non-profit charitable organization, Sowing Seeds for Life, as it provides food and services to needy families and toys to children during this holiday season.
Vicki Brown, Elliott Rothman
Vicki founded Sowing Seeds for Life in 2007 and since then has served as its CEO while it has grown into one of the most significant charities of its kind in the East San Gabriel Valley.
It provides food and services to some 6,000 people per month.
for Life's biggest giveaway event of the year, "Christmas in the Park," took place Dec. 14 at Ganesha Park in Pomona.
Hundreds of children received free toys and a photo with Santa Claus, and adult family members got canned goods and non-perishable food items and more.
As if organizing the "Christmas in the Park" wasn't enough for Vicki Brown
band of wonderful volunteers, four days later on Dec. 18 came one of Sowing Seeds
for Life's regularly scheduled twice-a-month food pantries at DPI Labs
, 1350 Arrow Highway.
This pantry also featured another toy giveaway and photos with Santa for the children.
On Saturday, Dec. 21, Vicki
hosted a huge Christmas party for Sowing Seeds
for Life volunteers and other friends at her
beautiful hillside Glendora home.
wasn't done yet.
It attracted Pomona Mayor Elliott Rothman and City Council member Debra Martin, who also got a picture with Santa Claus and Vicki Brown.
"I certainly don't deserve all the credit for this wonderful event," says Vicki Brown
"It could never happen without the help from all the volunteers."
cited Yvette Carreon, Eileen Perez, Paulette Young, James Scott, Greg DeSmet, Greg DeSmet Jr., Jan Inger, Pam Archibald, Pam Posney, Jorge Montero, and Melody Leader as just a few of the many people who made "Christmas in the Park" another successful event.
And it showed there really is a Santa Claus - and a Mrs. Claus (Vicki Brown) surrounded by a community of Santa helpers.
Vicki Brown, a top executive in the aerospace industry, has also reached great heights with her charity work.
Has Taken SSFL to New Heights
Vicki Brown with Sandy Boulware, Michelle Boulware, Danae Hollar and Lori Hollar. Danae made 30 tie blankets to hand out as part of a Girl Scout project.
Scott DeSmet, Brian McNerney, Jim O'Brien, Vicki Brown and Al Snow.
A Major Award for SSFL Founder Vicki Brown
Vicki Brown, left, with University of La Verne President Devorah Leiberman.
Another Honor for SSFL's Vicki Brown
Vicki Brown, right, is joined by some of the University of La Verne students helping move greenhouse.
Greenhouse Project Involves Sowing Seeds
for Life and ULV Students