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Cal Flame, the Principal Donor for the Weingart Center Garden Project
Cal Flame Donates Barbecue Products to Community Garden for Skid Row Homeless

Los Angeles, CA—(July 9, 2010) Cal Flame, the high-end barbecue manufacturer from the Cal Spas family, is pleased to announce that it was the principal donor for the Weingart Center Association’s community garden built for the homeless in the Skid Row district of Los Angeles. The community garden opened with a morning ceremony on July 8, 2010 that featured Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard as guest speakers.

The Weingart Center Association sought to provide a peaceful sanctuary in Skid Row which provides homeless the healing power of nature to assist them in transforming their lives. The Cal Flame donation will be a key component in the success of this garden project. The Skid Row community garden is an AmeriCorps Week 2010 project, sponsored by the Weingart Center Association in partnership with Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, Los Angeles Mission, Midnight Mission, Union Rescue Mission, and Volunteers of America. The garden was designed by Eva Knoppel of Garden of Eva Landscape Design Group.


Cal Spas® was founded in 1979 as a provider of luxury hot tubs. Today, the celebrated hot tub giant is world renowned as the #1 Global Manufacturer of Home Resort ProductsTM. The company produces premium collections of lifestyle products from its headquarters in Pomona, Calif. and distributes worldwide through a network of specialty dealers. The Cal Spas brand family of products includes Cal Spas hot tubs and swim spas, Cal Designs gazebos, Cal Heat indoor and outdoor saunas, and Cal Flame high-end outdoor grills, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor fireplaces and firepits. Learn about Home Resort Living and find the dealer near you online at


Located in the heart of Skid Row, the Weingart Center Association empowers and transforms the lives of Los Angeles’ homeless men and women, helping them to break the cycle of homelessness and lead self-sufficient lives by providing on-site transitional housing; case management; substance abuse recovery; medical and mental health treatment; education; workforce development; and other services. Tailored programs are available for veterans, people on parole, women and HIV+ individuals. The Weingart Center Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a premier agency of its kind in the West and a model for the nation. Visit for more information.