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News Index for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Four Seasons Compassion for Life Celebrates '35th Birthday Bash' with Festivities on Saturday, May 10
Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 15:56:50 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
FLAT ROCK, N.C., April 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Four Seasons Compassion for Life celebrates its '35th Birthday Bash' Saturday, May 10, 2014, with a true birthday party from 6-10 p.m., says Callie Walston, philanthropy coordinator.

SuiteAmerica Commits to Feed the Hungry
Wed, 09 Apr 2014, 22:16:45 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger is thrilled to announce that SuiteAmerica is the first nationwide corporate housing provider to join the only international network of relocation companies dedicated to ending hunger.

Learn to Protect Assets and Earnings Now by Planning for the Future at Four Seasons Seminar
Tue, 08 Apr 2014, 15:44:08 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., April 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- If you're old enough to earn a living, parent a child, or think about maximizing your assets, then it may be time to consider the choices you need to make right now to protect your net worth in the future. That's why Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, will sponsor 'Estate Planning and Long Term Care Planning 101: Foundations for Informed Choices,' a free seminar, on Tuesday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m.

Global Health Leader Njekwa Lumbwe to Attend Hendersonville Premiere of 'A Unified Presence' March 22
Thu, 06 Mar 2014, 15:15:41 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., March 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Global health initiative leader, Njekwa Lumbwe, national coordinator of the Palliative Care Alliance of Zambia, is the guest of honor at a Hendersonville premiere film screening of 'A Unified Presence,' on Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Hendersonville High School Auditorium. Lumbwe will host a 'talk back' session for audience members following the viewing. A V.I.P. welcome reception for Lumbwe will precede the event from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Palliative Care Clinic.

American Families Rescue Teens from 'Powder Keg' Ukraine - 'Orphan' Music Video Raises Awareness of the Plight of Orphaned Kids
Tue, 04 Feb 2014, 17:54:46 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Feb. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Adoptions of older children and teens are often called 'rescues' because kids 'age out' at 16 Years-old. These children usually wind up homeless, with bleak futures. Many become addicted to drugs. Project One Forty Three, Inc., a non-profit organization presently working with orphanages in Ukraine, Latvia and China, pairs these forgotten, hard-to-adopt kids with 'host families' in the United States for 4-6 weeks each summer and winter.

Magnet schools to celebrate educational excellence and equality during National Magnet Schools Month this February
Wed, 29 Jan 2014, 16:51:44 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Magnet Schools of America announced this February magnet schools across the nation will join together to celebrate National Magnet Schools Month. In honor of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, this year's theme is 'Creating Opportunities for All.'

Specialty Relocation Services Company Commits to Fight Hunger - J.E. Kelleher Inc. Becomes Partner of Move For Hunger
Thu, 23 Jan 2014, 17:52:28 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
BRISTOL, Conn., Jan. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger is proud to announce the partnership of J.E. Kelleher Inc. of Bristol, Conn. at the Mission Level. J.E. Kelleher joins other relocation industry leaders in supporting Move For Hunger, the only non-profit organization that works within the relocation industry to end hunger.

Black Men's Xchange Celebrates 25 Years with New State-of-the-Art Community Space in Washington D.C.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 17:26:34 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black Men's Xchange (BMX), the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to the empowerment of diverse Black males, recently celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a festive gathering at their new, state-of-the-art community space in Northeast D.C. The event was co-sponsored in partnership with celebrated D.C. staple Al Sura, Inc., a non-profit public charity foundation.

Callie Walston joins Four Seasons Compassion for Life Development Department
Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 17:49:03 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
FLAT ROCK, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Four Seasons Compassion for Life announces the addition of Callie Walston, philanthropy coordinator, to its development department. A lifetime resident of Asheville, Buncombe County, Walston holds a 2006 bachelor's degree in communications from Appalachian State University, and is a 2002 graduate of North Buncombe High School.

Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) Sponsors California RCFE Liability Insurance Legislation
Mon, 13 Jan 2014, 15:58:02 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Majority Leader Toni Atkins, 78th Assembly District, announced she will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California's Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). According to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), liability insurance for RCFEs is now not required as a condition of licensure. Assembly Member Atkins' bill is expected to require liability insurance for the approximate 7,500 assisted living facilities in the state.

'Best in Class' Benefits Initiatives Awarded at New England Employee Benefits Council Conference
Mon, 16 Dec 2013, 14:18:16 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) announced today that it awarded five companies with Best Practices awards at its Best Practices Conference 'Employers at the Head of the Class.' The awards were presented to companies that best exhibit innovation and creativity in the planning and delivery of their employee benefit programs.

The Bob Moog Foundation Archives Expand with a Major Gift From UNC-Greensboro
Fri, 13 Dec 2013, 16:14:12 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Music Department of the University of UNC-Greensboro has given The Bob Moog Foundation a collection of vintage synthesizer hardware and other equipment. The gift, which will be on permanent loan at the Foundation, was announced today by the Foundation's executive director Michelle Moog-Koussa.

The Bob Moog Foundation Announces Raffle for Iconic Minimoog Model D Signed by Gary Numan
Wed, 20 Nov 2013, 13:46:27 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 20, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Bob Moog Foundation is proud to announce a raffle for a vintage Minimoog(R) synthesizer, signed by English electronic pop icon Gary Numan. The raffle runs from November 20, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

Pacific Pinball Museum Signs Letter of Intent to Secure Alameda Carnegie Library as its New Home
Mon, 18 Nov 2013, 17:20:58 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After more than a decade of preserving and promoting the game of pinball, the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is excited to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent with the City of Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as their new home. This magnificent 1902 building has sat vacant since 1998. This location will more than triple the museum's display capacity. The facility will also provide space for community events, classrooms, exhibits and many other expansions to PPM's already exciting programs.

Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Kasi Lemmon and John Singleton among Stars Featured at the Fourth Annual BronzeLens Film Festival
Tue, 05 Nov 2013, 19:57:55 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The fourth annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BLFF13) producers have put together a world class array of BronzeLens expert panels, workshops, domestic and international film screenings and signature events that reflect Atlanta's unique position as the Film Capital of the South. Headquartered at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, BLFF13 will take place November 6-10, 2013 at various venues. Tickets are available to the public.

First-generation College Students Win Scholarship and Share Their Remarkable College Journeys
Tue, 05 Nov 2013, 16:44:20 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eight first-year college students who beat the odds to become the first in their family to attend college have been awarded Center for Student Opportunity's I'm First Scholarship, a $2,000, four-year, renewable award. Along with 25 previous winners, these students share their personal stories, chronicle their college experiences, and offer advice to aspiring first-generation college students on the I'm First blog.

Philippines Employs 'Lumpia Strategy' to Counter Chinese Expansion
Fri, 01 Nov 2013, 18:35:38 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
AYUNGIN ISLAND, Philippines, Nov. 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- An under-the-radar struggle for disputed island reefs is evolving in the South China Sea, between China and the Philippines, and the tactics employed by each side are named after foods, according to Reina Prince, global strategist for the NGO Friends Beyond Borders.

Ace World Wide Moving and Storage Partners with Local Organizations to Collect Food for Move For Hunger
Tue, 15 Oct 2013, 08:00:21 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Oct. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ace World Wide Moving and Storage, an agent of one of the nation's leading movers Atlas Van Lines, is joining The Mob Museum in partnership with Three Square and Downtown 3rd Farmers Market to benefit Move For Hunger, a non-profit that fights hunger across the United States. In coalition with these organizations, Ace World Wide Moving and Storage will be co-sponsoring a local food drive from October 21 to November 10, 2013, at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

CPEP Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Underserved Youth
Mon, 07 Oct 2013, 18:38:16 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Oct. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For 25 years, the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP) has been serving as a catalyst to significantly change underrepresented and underserved students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward the pursuit of education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

'Little Green' on a Mission of Hope This October to Prove it is Possible
Fri, 04 Oct 2013, 19:52:19 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Paraphrase, LLC and author Arnold Rudnick have pledged all net profits from book sales of 'Little Green' (ISBN: 978-0981587974) for the month of October 2013 to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, which supports the 'hungry, homeless and hurting of the San Fernando Valley.' They're also donating 100+ copies of the children's book 'Little Green' to the first grade of Roscoe Elementary School.

Neotrope Announces 'PR Adoption Program' to Help PR Firms Promote Their Local Charitable Non-Profits for Free
Thu, 03 Oct 2013, 16:06:06 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope, a 30-year old innovative marketing and technology firm, has announced a new program in cooperation with its Send2Press Newswire unit, to help public relations agencies and solo PR firms adopt a local 501(c)3 charity and promote it for free.

Four Seasons to Sponsor 'Healing with Horses' A Teen Grief Support Camp
Thu, 03 Oct 2013, 13:23:58 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
FLAT ROCK, N.C., Oct. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A unique opportunity for grieving teenagers, using the assistance of horses in group therapy, will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, October 19 and October 26, 2013. The camp, hosted at Cantrell Farm in Mills River, N.C. is offered by the Heart Songs Program at Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

I'm First Project Launches to Celebrate and Support First-Generation College Students
Wed, 02 Oct 2013, 09:00:41 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) thinks it's time to celebrate first-generation college students and help build the next generation students who will be the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan agrees and will help launch CSO's I'm First campaign on October 2 with his own video message.

Award-Winning Blue Hill Troupe Launches Historic 90th Season with 'The Drowsy Chaperone'
Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 10:00:31 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd., the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, launches its historic 90th season with 'The Drowsy Chaperone.' A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, 'The Drowsy Chaperone' boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained.

Beyond Diversity Resource Center Responds to President's Call for National Conversations on Race
Wed, 18 Sep 2013, 08:00:47 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Beyond Diversity Resource Center announces the publication of a supplement to its book on racial dialogue in America, 'The Anti-Racist Cookbook' (ISBN: 978-0971901766).

Inclusive Children's Musical Performance by Charlotte School Children at National Inclusion Project's 10th Anniversary Champions Gala
Thu, 29 Aug 2013, 09:00:19 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Inclusion Project is pleased to team with the Foundation for Respect Ability to musically demonstrate what inclusion is all about at their 10th Anniversary Champions Gala on October 12, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C. The performance will feature an inclusive group of Charlotte school children singing multiple songs about respect for all children, including 'Don't Laugh at Me' along with Sid Krupkin, the Foundation for Respect Ability's Artistic and Education Director.

Move For Hunger Presents the Fifth Annual Surfside Food Drive: Shore Businesses and Bands Team Up To Fight Hunger
Wed, 28 Aug 2013, 17:40:18 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ASBURY PARK, N.J., Aug. 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Join Move For Hunger this Labor Day Weekend for the Fifth Annual Surfside Food Drive, Cornhole Tournament and Concert Series on the 2nd Ave. Asbury Park Boardwalk. While hunger may not be on people's minds during the summer holidays, for the 120,000 people in Monmouth and Ocean County that struggle to find their next meal, hunger takes no vacations.

East End Community Services is Changing the Face of Dayton, Ohio One Home at a Time
Thu, 22 Aug 2013, 17:27:55 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- East End Community Services is rebuilding the Twin Towers neighborhood one home at a time. Located on the east side of Dayton, Ohio, Twin Towers has had its share of ups and downs throughout the years. Named for the beautiful Catholic church St. Mary's that stands tall with two protruding towers, it has always been a strong working class neighborhood. But like many Rust Belt cities, Twin Towers has been hit hard by global economics and the recent recession.

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra Performs 'A Summer Serenade'
Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 16:10:39 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra opens its 27th concert season with 'A Summer Serenade,' August 24, 2013 at 8 p.m. in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Music Director Bruce Sorrell will conduct the concert and prelude the performance with a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.

Food Finders 3rd Annual Event - Viva Las Vegas or Bust!
Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 09:00:04 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SIGNAL HILL, Calif., Aug. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For the third year in a row, Food Finders is betting that its Viva Las Vegas Casino Night will be another fundraising success, sure to offer something for everyone. On September 21, 2013, the 24-year young nonprofit will celebrate its 100 millionth pound of food rescued by hosting the event at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach. Proceeds will support its Food Rescue Program, which has been on a steady track all year in providing enough food for 40,000 meals a day.

CPEP Wins National Excellence in Summer Learning Award
Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 13:59:29 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Aug. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program 'Summer Gaming Challenge' has been awarded the prestigious National Summer Learning Association's (NSLA) 2013 New York Life Excellence in Summer Learning Award. Catalysts Powering Educational Performance (CPEP, Inc.) is honored to have its program recognized for the award.

The 'Comedians with Disabilities Act' Tour Rolls into Alameda September 14, 2013
Tue, 13 Aug 2013, 17:47:18 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A troupe of California comedians with disabilities promises big laughs to benefit the Pacific Pinball Museum. A blind man. A woman who stutters. A wheelchair user. A Little Person. While this may sound like a description of a support group, it is, in fact, the lineup for the 'Comedians with Disabilities Act,' a comedy tour that the San Francisco Examiner called 'The most unconventional comics to pop up in 2011.'

'Sailing Through Pinball' opens at the Pacific Pinball Museum August 30, 2013
Mon, 12 Aug 2013, 14:20:33 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is excited to announce the opening of a new art show celebrating the America's Cup Race with a collection of pinball machines and art featuring sailing and yachting. Since the 1930s, pinball machines, a uniquely American invention and art form, were principally manufactured in Chicago and shipped to all corners of the world. Pinball was imbued with an optimistic, vibrant energy of adventure, excitement and escapism.

Numbers of Buncombe, Western North Carolina Residents Living with Serious Illness on the Rise, says Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Wed, 07 Aug 2013, 13:14:44 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- North Carolina area services, options and support result in relocation of patients in need of long-term care options, says Four Seasons Compassion for Life. Fewer than 15 minutes: That's how long it took for a Virginia neurologist to tell Karen Zimmerman, then 51, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alzheimer's Association, the results of her medical tests.

Move For Hunger and E|Y|E to Host Unique Charity Yoga Event
Thu, 01 Aug 2013, 15:36:34 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
NEPTUNE, N.J., Aug. 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger and E|Y|E: Electric Yoga Experience are teaming up to host a yoga event of epic proportions on the Jersey Shore. This month, 600 Yogis are coming together to participate in a yoga and meditation session all in the name hunger relief.

Food Finders Takes Summer Seriously
Tue, 16 Jul 2013, 16:21:28 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SIGNAL HILL, Calif., July 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- There are smiles on the faces of more children and families this summer - smiles very familiar to one local food bank. For the third year in a row, Food Finders is hosting its 'Summer To End Hunger' food drive. This drive aims to fill in the hunger gaps where school breakfast and lunch programs end.

Maximizing Board Engagement and Effectiveness Topic of July Shine Brighter Series for Nonprofits
Mon, 15 Jul 2013, 13:53:43 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
DALLAS, Texas, July 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap announced today that its Shine Brighter Series of webcasts for nonprofits will feature Adam Roth, CEO of StreamLink Software presenting 'Maximizing Board Engagement and Effectiveness' on July 25, 2013.

Neotrope Announces Lineup of Worthy Causes Earning 2013 Non-Profit PR Grants
Fri, 28 Jun 2013, 21:43:36 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Torrance Calif.-based Neotrope(R), an advertising, marketing and PR firm launched in 1983, announced the recipients of its annual Non-Profit PR Grant for 2013. Each worthy cause is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 charity 'doing good' on a local, or national level. As part of this in-kind grant program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination (through its Send2Press(R) Newswire service), online advertising, and social media marketing for the charities.

TeamF1 Sponsors City of Fremont's Youth Programs as Part of Its F1rstHand Community Outreach Initiative
Fri, 21 Jun 2013, 13:00:20 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
FREMONT, Calif., June 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications and a Fremont, California business for more than a decade, continues its tradition of community involvement this year by sponsoring the city of Fremont's programs benefitting local youth and families. The company's local outreach initiative, which it calls 'F1rstHand,' invests in activities that lend a hand to deserving local causes.

Center for Student Opportunity selected to receive 2013 Neotrope NonProfit PR Grant
Wed, 29 May 2013, 19:02:23 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BETHESDA, Md., May 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) is pleased to announce it is one of this year's recipients of the 2013 Neotrope J.L. Simmons NonProfit PR Grant award. Neotrope(R) will provide public relations and cause-marketing support to the Center for Student Opportunity over the next year to raise awareness around its education programs, events, and accomplishments.

Bear Buddies Offer Comfort to Grieving Buncombe County Children, Teens
Wed, 29 May 2013, 15:41:13 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- If helping a grieving child makes one's heart sing, then tune into this opportunity to help children and teens. Join the Heart Songs program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life as its Asheville Checkpoint kicks off its first Bear Buddy drive to benefit Buncombe families June 1-30.

The National Inclusion Project celebrates 10 years at upcoming Champions Gala
Wed, 29 May 2013, 11:59:59 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Inclusion Project and Co-founders Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary Champions Gala celebrating the Power of Inclusion on October 12. The Gala honors organizations and individuals for their outstanding commitment to inclusion in their families, communities and society.

Huskies for Adoption Hermosa Beach Saturday May 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue, 21 May 2013, 19:32:11 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
PALMDALE, Calif., May 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Want to know what Snow Dogs do in the summer? They go to Hermosa Beach, of course. Husky Haven of LA announced today that huskies will be coming to the Fiesta Hermosa annual event in Hermosa Beach this Saturday May 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The huskies will be located in front of the Comedy Store.

State Farm Grant provides Economics and Financial Literacy Training to Teachers and Students in California
Wed, 15 May 2013, 18:27:55 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) recently received an $8,000 State Farm Grant to provide financial education training to teachers through CEE's Virtual Economics 4.0 program. The teachers trainings are intended to help educators increase student understanding of economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship concepts.

Orange Leap Announces Partnership with give2gether to Expand Online Fundraising into Social
Tue, 07 May 2013, 04:55:01 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
DALLAS, Texas, May 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap, developer of cloud-based fundraising and constituent relationship management (CRM) software, announced today their partnership with give2gether to enable online fundraising and peer-to-peer campaigns for non-profits using Orange Leap CRM software.

Last Chance to Register for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Camp Strong4Life
Tue, 30 Apr 2013, 14:00:14 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
ATLANTA, Ga., April 30, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Located at Camp Twin Lakes and overseen by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's pediatricians, Camp Strong4Life caters to children struggling with their weight and dealing with the health issues that come with that struggle. While kids may have initial reservations about going, it won't be long before they are enjoying swimming, rock-wall climbing, archery, zip-lining, playing games, building friendships and making memories that last a lifetime.

Members of the Hollywood Community and Military Charity Arrive in Washington, D.C. to Receive Congressional Commendations
Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 17:44:13 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Congressional and Political dignitaries welcomed members of the upcoming motion picture 'American Identity' and representatives of the National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS) to Washington D.C. to be recognized through special events, including receiving Congressional Commendations.

For the 5th Year in a Row Mueller Offers a Metal Building to a Deserving Texas Non-Profit Organization
Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 15:24:37 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
BALLINGER, Texas, April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, wants to extend a helping hand again this year to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The campaign is called 'Helping Hand.' One organization will be selected to receive a new Mueller steel building up to 4,000 square feet through applications received by June 1, 2013.

Author and Cancer Advocate Joy Cruse to speak at III Forks Golf Classic Dinner to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research
Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 14:18:15 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
DALLAS, Texas, April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Noted inspirational speaker and author Joy Cruse will speak at The III Forks Golf Classic and Auction Dinner benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. The dinner will be held on May 5 at III Forks Restaurant in Dallas. TeamConnor provides funding for research projects across the United States in an effort to find a cure for childhood cancers.

Food Finders Celebrates 100 MILLION Pounds of Food Rescued
Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 06:54:31 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Since 1989, when Food Finders officially started rescuing food to donate to needy agencies and shelters who feed the hungry, the nonprofit has collected and redistributed 100 million pounds of food. This tremendous milestone was reached this month, coinciding with its 24 year anniversary.

Food Finders Kicks Off its 3rd Annual 'Summer To End Hunger' Food Drive
Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 16:04:33 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
SIGNAL HILL, Calif., April 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On May 1, 2013, Food Finders is kicking off its 3rd Annual 'Summer To End Hunger' Food Drive. The food drive will run through the entire month of May, and food that Food Finders collects during the May 11 Stamp Out Hunger postal drive will contribute to the Summer drive.

Two San Rafael High Schools Win First and Second Place in 2013 Northern California Financial Literacy: MoneyWise Teen Contest
Wed, 24 Apr 2013, 20:15:08 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 24, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) announced today that the four-student team from San Rafael High School, in San Rafael California, led by instructor Abigail Shapiro, won first place in the 2013 MoneyWise Teen Contest. The winning team included students Rebecca Brown, Frances Casey, Natasha Sharp and Roslyn Yeager.

National Inclusion Project Receives 2013 Neotrope Non-Profit PR Grant
Tue, 23 Apr 2013, 08:57:42 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Inclusion Project, co-founded by entertainer Clay Aiken, is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2013 of Neotrope's annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations (PR) and cause-marketing support to the National Inclusion Project over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.

Food Finders, Inc. is recipient of Neotrope NonProfit PR Grant Award for 2013
Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 06:58:41 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
SIGNAL HILL, Calif., April 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Food Finders, Inc. of Signal Hill, California, is pleased to announce it is a recipient of Neotrope's 2013 J.L. Simmons NonProfit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will assist with Food Finders' mission to redistribute food donated by the regional hospitality industry and local grocers to feed those who are food insecure.

CPEP Receives Neotrope Non-Profit PR Grant Award for 2013
Thu, 18 Apr 2013, 13:11:50 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., April 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Catalysts Powering Educational Performance (CPEP) of Middletown, Connecticut is pleased to announce it is a recipient of Neotrope's 2013 J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations support to CPEP over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.

Park Ridge Health presents 8th Annual Seasons of Life Soiree to Benefit Four Seasons' Non-Profit Services for Western North Carolina Families
Wed, 17 Apr 2013, 17:14:39 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Snazzy sparkles and well-worn blue jeans are the attire of choice for the 8th annual Seasons of Life Soiree 2013, an event to benefit vital non-profit patient services at Four Seasons Compassion For Life. The event is presented by Park Ridge Health at the Crown Plaza Asheville.

The Soup Kitchen Celebrates 30 years with Gala on April 18, 2013
Mon, 15 Apr 2013, 16:38:06 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., April 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Soup Kitchen of Boynton Beach is proud to announce its first gala in recognition of its thirty years in serving the local community. The organization is a not for profit, sustaining itself only through the generosity of the community and its volunteers.

WITI Announces 2013 Women in Science and Technology Hall of Fame Award Honorees
Wed, 03 Apr 2013, 05:54:18 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- WITI (Women In Technology International) is delighted to announce the recipients of the 18th WITI Hall of Fame Awards, to be honored the evening of Monday, June 3, 2013, during WITI's annual three-day Women Powering Technology Summit at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, California, June 2-4, 2013.

Center for Student Opportunity Announces I'm First Scholarship for First-Generation College Students
Mon, 01 Apr 2013, 04:54:18 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
BETHESDA, Md., April 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Center for Student Opportunity (CSO), a national nonprofit, is now accepting applications for the 'I'm First' Scholarship, a $2,000 four-year renewable scholarship for matriculating first-generation college students.

Celebrate Global Education at The World Savvy Gala - San Francisco
Thu, 28 Mar 2013, 19:25:27 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tickets are now available for the World Savvy Gala on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Victory Packaging Feeds 33 Regions: Nation's Largest Packaging Distributor Opens Its Doors for Massive Food Drive
Wed, 27 Mar 2013, 20:00:48 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
HOUSTON, Texas, March 27, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger announces that from April 1-15, 2013, Victory Packaging is holding its First Annual Victory Cup Nationwide Food Drive. As the largest packaging material distributor in North America, Victory has offices in 24 states across the country. For two weeks, these offices will compete to see which can donate the largest amount of non-perishable food items to its local food bank.

Maple Youth Ballet Honored Donalyn Kling at The Second Annual Diamonds and Dance Gala
Fri, 22 Mar 2013, 06:52:12 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
IRVINE, Calif., March 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Maple Youth Ballet honored Donalyn Kling, one of its most dedicated patrons at the second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9 at Black, Starr and Frost in Newport Beach.

May 4 Run for the Children Stays the Course for Runners and Child Advocates
Thu, 21 Mar 2013, 06:54:52 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
FAIRFAX, Va., March 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Preparations are underway for the third annual Run for the Children, hosted by Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Made possible through a generous partnership grant from the Verizon Foundation and other local corporations, the run takes place on May 4 in historic Fairfax City.

Orange Leap Signs JMT Consulting Group As Authorized Partner
Tue, 12 Mar 2013, 04:57:02 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas, March 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap announced today that JMT Consulting Group, a leading national software and service provider, has been authorized as a reseller of the Orange Leap cloud-based Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software solution.

Tallahassee Moving Company Recognized by Nationwide Hunger Relief Non-Profit: AMWAT Moving and Storage Honored as Mover of the Year
Thu, 07 Mar 2013, 13:15:01 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger, a nationwide hunger relief organization, is proud to announce that AMWAT Moving and Storage of Tallahassee is the recipient of the Mover of the Year Award for 2012.

Flathead Community Foundation claims title sponsorship for 2013 Montana Dragon Boat Festival
Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 15:18:05 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
KALISPELL, Mont., Feb. 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When the Flathead Community Foundation climbed on board as the title sponsor for the 2012 Montana Dragon Boat Festival, they knew they were in for a wild ride. After a rip-roaring success in 2012, including the $75,000 raised by local non-profits, the Flathead Community Foundation returns as this year's lead sponsor, it was announced today by the Kalispell Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Maple Youth Ballet Partners with Black, Starr and Frost to Host Diamonds and Dance
Fri, 22 Feb 2013, 16:26:04 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Maple Youth Ballet along with Black, Starr & Frost, America's first jeweler since 1810, presents the second annual Diamonds & Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Black, Starr & Frost's harbor side location in Newport Beach. The gala will honor Donalyn Kling of the Kling Family Foundation, who has been a dedicated patron of the Maple Youth Ballet, Orange County's finest pre-professional ballet company.

Media Advisory: You Are Invited: Permanent History?
Thu, 21 Feb 2013, 15:15:00 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
FELICITY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Appropriately on Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 10:45 a.m. PST, the Museum of History in Granite is having the first and only preview for the press of the 100-foot granite 'History of the United States of America' monument.

Neotrope Extends Deadline for 2013 JL Simmons Non-Profit PR Grants for Worthy Causes
Fri, 15 Feb 2013, 17:29:17 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope CEO Christopher L. Simmons announced a two week extension to today's deadline for worthy causes to apply for the company's annual Non-Profit PR Grants for 2013; the new deadline will be Feb. 28 at close of business.

The Maple Youth Ballet Presents Snow White - Performances on March 30 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre
Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 14:48:30 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of 'Snow White' to Orange County dance audiences. Conceived by award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director Charles Maple, this unique production is sure to transport families to a fairytale world of magic, drama and romance.

Atlas Van Lines Becomes Epic Partner of Move For Hunger
Wed, 06 Feb 2013, 14:26:12 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEPTUNE, N.J., Feb. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger, a nationwide hunger relief organization that works with the relocation industry, today announces its partnership with Atlas Van Lines, one of the nation's top moving companies. To celebrate joining Move For Hunger as an Epic Partner, Atlas Headquarters held a local food drive on Feb. 1, which resulted in over 3,000-pounds of food donations to Tri-State Food Bank, located in Evansville, Ind.

Orange Leap Shine Brighter Series for Nonprofits Features Matt McCabe
Wed, 30 Jan 2013, 15:49:52 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 30, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap's Shine Brighter Series features Matt McCabe from Pursuant presenting 'I Have A Dream: The Importance of Vision At Every Donor Level' on February 14, 2013.

Blue Hill Troupe Presents New Production of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado' to Benefit the GO Project
Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 16:19:21 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. (www.bht.org), the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, will unveil a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado' with full orchestra, April 12-20, 2013 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). Proceeds from 'The Mikado' will benefit the GO Project.

Bob Moog Foundation to Inspire the 2013 NAMM Show through Legendary Instruments and Archival Exploration
Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 12:22:34 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ASHEVILLE, N.C. and ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) will celebrate the indelible nature of the synthesizer pioneer's legacy at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Beginning on Thursday, January 24, NAMM attendees will have opportunities to see and hear demonstrations of vintage Moog instruments and explore rarely seen archival material from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives.

Fish and Game Commission Rejects Study They've Never Read
Thu, 17 Jan 2013, 18:35:28 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LA MESA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LegalizeFerrets.org announces new WhiteHouse.gov petition to help legalize ferrets in California. Over the past 25 years California ferret lovers have worked diligently to catch up to the rest of the 48 continental states to have our right for legal ferret ownership.

Orange Leap Shine Brighter Series Features Mark Rhode Speaking On 'Integrated Marketing for Nonprofits'
Wed, 09 Jan 2013, 05:55:02 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap's monthly Shine Brighter Series of webcasts for nonprofits continues on Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2 p.m. EST, with 'Integrated Marketing for Nonprofits' presented by Mark Rhode, vice president at Russ Reid.

DesignWise Medical and Cnicus LLC Awarded $25,000 Grant to Develop Pediatric Feeding Tube Locating Device
Tue, 08 Jan 2013, 14:37:11 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pediatric non-profit, DesignWise Medical, Inc., in conjunction with Cnicus LLC (Chicago, Ill.) has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium to continue the development of a medical device used to confirm the correct placement of feeding tubes in infants and children.

Thirty Students Return from Educational Program in Bangladesh to Launch Climate Change Projects to Improve Local US Communities and World
Mon, 07 Jan 2013, 18:15:10 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Thirty U.S. youth leaders and five U.S. educators are set to return next Saturday, January 12, 2013, from a month-long immersion study and cultural exchange program in Bangladesh from World Savvy. The group studied how global climate change has impacted local communities in Bangladesh, and upon return to the U.S., the students will apply their new knowledge by launching climate change projects to improve their U.S. communities and the world.

Premier Medical Transportation Kicks off Driving Away Hunger Campaign
Wed, 02 Jan 2013, 18:15:56 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
COLTON, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Premier Medical Transportation, a Colton-based medical transportation company, has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to serve Riverside and San Bernardino in a yearlong campaign, Driving Away Hunger. Premier Medical Transportation will donate one meal to Second Harvest Food Bank for every transport call they receive. The Driving Away Hunger campaign began November 1, just in time for the holiday season and will run throughout 2013.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation Names Inaugural 'Oral Health Hero'
Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 14:57:24 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TULSA, Okla., Dec. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation is pleased to name D. Michael Spradlin, DDS, of Tulsa as the recipient of its first Oral Health Hero Award, a new program to recognize the contributions of volunteer dentists across the state.

2013 Non-Profit PR Grants Announced - California Firm to again Donate $50K in Services to Worthy Causes
Tue, 18 Dec 2012, 05:56:02 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope(R), a marketing, PR, and information publishing company founded in 1983, today announced its annual Nonprofit PR Grant Program for 2013. Ten U.S. based charitable non-profits will receive in-kind grants totaling $50,000, including public relations, news dissemination and online marketing services, as part of the company's 30th anniversary.

New Web Portal Launched for Annual Non-Profit PR Grants Program
Mon, 17 Dec 2012, 16:31:05 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- California-based marketing and PR firm, Neotrope(R), today announced the formal launch of a dedicated web portal for the company's annual Non-Profit PR Grants program at http://prgrants.com as part of its 30 year anniversary. The PR Grant program was originally launched in 2000 to help assist U.S. 501(c)3 worthy causes to raise awareness, attract halo sponsors, and better connect with donors and volunteers.

Rare French Machine now at the Pacific Pinball Museum
Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 19:58:02 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) welcomes the public to experience pinball with a European flair. Play a game on the newest addition to their exciting collection of more than 80 playable games: a 1967 Rally West Club. This game marks the one resident of their collection not produced in the United States. Rally was a French pinball manufacturer designing games for the European market.

Relocation Industry Titan Joins Nationwide Fight Against Hunger
Mon, 10 Dec 2012, 06:57:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WOODRIDGE, Ill., Dec. 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger is proud to announce that Brookfield Global Relocation Services has officially become a Champion Level partner for 2013. Continuing their socially conscious leadership within the relocation industry, Brookfield Global Relocation Services is demonstrating a commitment to fighting hunger.

'Isn't It Possible?' is December's Catchphrase for Support of My Stuff Bags Foundation
Thu, 06 Dec 2012, 16:56:31 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Writer Arnold Rudnick and publisher Paraphrase, LLC, have donated 100 copies of new children's book 'Little Green' (ISBN: 9780981587974) to the My Stuff Bags Foundation and have pledged all net profits from book sales for the month of December 2012.

Northwestern Mutual Invests in Children with Cancer at Starlight's Winter Wonderland
Wed, 05 Dec 2012, 18:35:51 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation's Winter Wonderland - a day when more than 350 Starlight kids, siblings and their parents are given the opportunity to experience the holidays by decorating cookies, making ornaments, meeting Hollywood celebrities, and more - will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 10 a.m. at CBS Studios. The current 'X Factor' soundstage is being turned into a children's wonderland courtesy of Northwestern Mutual.

Bob Moog Foundation's Educational Initiative Ignites Rare Collaboration Between Asheville City School and Buncombe County Schools
Fri, 30 Nov 2012, 12:41:46 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Bob's SoundSchool (DBSS), the Bob Moog Foundation's hallmark educational project, is expanding to serve two school districts in Western North Carolina. Twenty-five teachers from Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools will be teaching the 10-week curriculum to over 500 second grade students beginning in January. This marks the first time that the two school districts have collaborated on a teaching program.

Local Charity, Surfers Healing, a Foundation for Autism, Needs Local Support to Receive $1 Million from Chase
Wed, 28 Nov 2012, 18:43:29 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Surfers Healing, a non-profit working to enrich the lives of children with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing, is competing for grants ranging from $125,000 to $1 Million through the American Giving Awards, presented by Chase. Residents can help ensure their favorite charity's success by simply voting for Surfers Healing through the American Giving Awards program on Facebook.

Orange Leap Shine Brighter Series Features Dawn Westerberg Speaking On 'Twitter for Nonprofits'
Wed, 28 Nov 2012, 04:55:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap's monthly Shine Brighter Series of webcasts for nonprofits continues on Thursday, December 6, 2012, 2 p.m. EST, with 'Twitter for Nonprofits' presented by Dawn Westerberg, president of marketing consulting firm Dawn Westerberg Consulting LLC.

Sikh Community from Jersey City Coming Together to Feed More Than 2,000 at Local Area Homeless Shelters Dec. 1
Tue, 27 Nov 2012, 19:53:37 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to Nanak Naam Jahaj Gurudwara, the Sikh community of Jersey City will be providing over 2,000 individuals at local area homeless shelters with hot meals, snacks, and fruits on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Four Seasons Named A Top North Carolina Hospice Provider
Tue, 27 Nov 2012, 13:50:29 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
FLAT ROCK, N.C., Nov. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Four Seasons, Compassion for Life (fourseasonscfl.org) has received recognition as a top hospice care provider in the state for its significant percentage of patients served for almost a decade.

Soft Trac Joins Orange Leap Reseller Channel
Tue, 27 Nov 2012, 05:55:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap (www.orangeleap.com) announced today that nonprofit technology and solution specialist, Soft Trac has been authorized to sell Orange Leap, a cloud-based constituent relationship management (CRM) solution. Soft Trac serves nonprofits in the Northeast and is based in Falmouth, Maine.

PCM of California Employees Raise $16,230 to Support those in Need this Holiday Season
Mon, 26 Nov 2012, 14:49:28 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Donny Disbro, chief executive officer of PCM of California, Inc. (PCM), announced today that company employees raised more than $16,230 during a series of charitable fundraisers over the past several weeks.

LTC Financial Partners and 'Dr. Marion' Give 250 Toy Animals to Ronald McDonald House for Kids Needing Care
Mon, 12 Nov 2012, 02:56:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Kids with medical needs feel better and get better with tender loving care. So do older family members with disabilities. But human TLC is seldom handy 24/7. That's where a warm, fuzzy toy animal can make a difference. On Monday, November 12, 250 of them are being donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) (RMHC(R)) of Greater Las Vegas by LTC Financial Partners, LLC.

Orange Leap Shine Brighter Series for Nonprofits features 'Tap Into New Donations with Non-cash and Online Giving'
Thu, 08 Nov 2012, 05:55:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap (www.orangeleap.com) is sponsoring 'Tap Into New Donations with Non-cash and Online Giving,' presented by Kevin Myers of iDonate and part of Orange Leap's Shine Brighter Series webcasts for nonprofit organizations.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Sandy Harmsen Appointed to Chair California Workforce Association
Fri, 26 Oct 2012, 13:29:23 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that Executive Director Sandy Harmsen was appointed to Chair of the California Workforce Association's Executive Committee. The committee facilitates the direction and management of the Association.

New York City Non-Profit to host Michael Alan's 'Living Installation' Friday, November 9 at ABC NORIO
Thu, 25 Oct 2012, 12:16:07 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Art for Progress (AFP), a NYC 501(c)3 nonprofit, is proud to announce it is hosting artist Michael Alan's 'Living Installation: Family Misfit Healing' on Friday, November 9 at ABC NORIO in NYC's Lower East Side.

Equation Technologies to Exhibit with Avectra at CSAE National Conference and Showcase
Tue, 23 Oct 2012, 03:55:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Equation Technologies (equationtech.com) will be exhibiting with Avectra at the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) National Conference and Showcase November 1-3, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario. Avectra and Equation Technologies will be at Booth 178 (Canada Halls 2 and 3 in the Ottawa Convention Centre).

Orange Leap Launches Shine Brighter Series of Webcasts for Nonprofits
Thu, 18 Oct 2012, 04:56:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap (www.orangeleap.com) has launched a new monthly series of webcasts for nonprofit organizations called the Shine Brighter Series. The first webcast is '5 Ways Nonprofits Can Get More Likes on Their Facebook Page' presented by Randy Vaughn of Fort Worth-based Marketing Twins.

Award-Winning Blue Hill Troupe Opens 89th Season with 'GRAND HOTEL' - Proceeds Benefit the GO Project
Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 05:59:15 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. (www.bht.org), the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, launches its 89th season with 'Grand Hotel.' Inspired by Vicki Baum's period novel of the same name, this multiple Tony Award-winning musical features music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional lyrics and music by Maury Yeston, and a book by Luther Davis.

New Study Among 18-24 Year Olds Shows Conspicuous Lack of Global Competency Skills Necessary for 21st Century Global Economy
Wed, 12 Sep 2012, 15:18:23 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A recent study of 18-24 year old American high school graduates commissioned by education nonprofit World Savvy (www.worldsavvy.org), with support from the International Baccalaureate Organization (www.ibo.org), shows a desire among young people to learn more about global topics, but a conspicuous lack of instruction within American schools to satisfy these needs.

Orange Leap adds Xanegy Cloud Solutions to Partner Channel
Wed, 12 Sep 2012, 12:23:51 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap (www.orangeleap.com) announced today that Austin-based Xanegy Cloud Solutions has been authorized as a reseller of Orange Leap cloud-based Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software solution.

Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) Launches Campaign to Create the Smithsonian of Pinball
Fri, 07 Sep 2012, 16:57:54 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pacific Pinball Museum, founded ten years ago in the Bay Area city of Alameda, has dedicated its non-profit mission to preserving the art, science and history of pinball. The museum currently has 90 games set to free play for one admission price at its Alameda location. With the ongoing success of its mission, PPM has begun bursting at the seams and needs a new location. The board has set a goal of relocating to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. To that end, Executive Director Michael Schiess has launched an indiegogo.com-based fundraising campaign.

Big Hearts, Hammers and Nails: Project Pawsitive Gives Makeover to Another Deserving Animal Shelter in Need
Wed, 05 Sep 2012, 05:58:03 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
HAMPTON, N.H., Sept. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Project Pawsitive Foundation (www.projectpawsitive.com), a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to renovating animal rescues and shelters in need, has selected the Salem Animal Rescue League in Salem, New Hampshire as the team's fifth animal shelter makeover. The project begins on Friday, September 14.

Tri-City Medical named presenting sponsor of Bike the Coast - Taste the Coast
Tue, 04 Sep 2012, 13:33:05 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
OCEANSIDE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The third annual Bike The Coast - Taste The Coast (www.bike-the-coast.com), the unique cycling event, food festival and sports expo in Oceanside, is pleased to introduce Tri-City Medical Center as its presenting sponsor. The event, set for Saturday, Nov. 3, will be known as Bike the Coast - Taste the Coast presented by Tri-City Medical Center.

Visible Pinball Exhibit Opens at Exploratorium
Mon, 20 Aug 2012, 12:17:18 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the recent purchase and delivery of the Visible Pinball Mark III to the Exploratorium of San Francisco. The Exploratorium's acquisition marks the first such exhibit to sell from PPM's unparalleled collection of pinball-related science, art and history exhibits.

Shore Business, Bands and Beach Clubs Team Up to Fight Hunger at Surfside Food Drive
Thu, 16 Aug 2012, 13:29:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ASBURY PARK, N.J., Aug. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger presents the Fourth Annual Surfside Food Drive and Concert Series to benefit the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. While hunger may not be on people's minds during the summer holidays, hunger takes no vacations. The summer months can be some of the most difficult for food banks and struggling families as children who receive subsidized lunches are home from school.

First Annual Hamptons End of Summer Food Drive - Hamptons Residents and Businesses Come Together to Feed the Hungry
Wed, 15 Aug 2012, 16:07:38 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 13-year-old Hampton/NYC resident, Grant Andreas, had an idea to collect the leftover food from the summer months to feed the struggling families of Long Island. Thanks to help of Strong's Marine and Hall Lane Moving and Storage, Move For Hunger is turning Grant's idea into a reality with the first annual Hamptons End of Summer Food Drive.

WEST's Ten-Month Leadership Development Program: Leading for Impact: A Journey of Self-Discovery, Career Success and Community Contribution
Mon, 06 Aug 2012, 13:33:56 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Out of its commitment to help women, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is launching a ten-month leadership program to develop women in their STEM careers as leaders so that they consistently make a difference in the organizations they serve and in the world.

Art Exhibit: Bagatelle, Pachinko, and Peggle, an Exhibition of Early Pins-in-a-Board Games
Wed, 01 Aug 2012, 14:54:26 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of 'Bagatelle, Pachinko, and Peggle,' an exhibition of early pins-in-a-board games, and the digital extension of these games, Peggle.

Young Marines youth organization announces the Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena Division Awards program with DEA
Wed, 18 Jul 2012, 14:00:06 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Young Marines youth organization and the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Demand Reduction Program have announced the Young Marines Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena Division Awards program. The awards program highlights the exceptional efforts the youth membership of the Young Marines are doing throughout the nation to educate other youths to live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle in their communities through drug demand reduction efforts.

World's Largest Pinball Show Set for September in Marin County, Calif.
Thu, 12 Jul 2012, 18:46:37 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alameda's Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) and Novato's Pinball Revival Company announce The Sixth Annual Pacific Pinball Exposition (PPE) to be held at the Marin County Civic Center Exhibition Hall in San Rafael, Calif., September 21-23, 2012.

One Man's 2,000 Mile Appalachian Trail Charity Journey turns into 12,450 Miles! Celebrating 15 Years of Walking for Sunshine!
Wed, 11 Jul 2012, 03:58:55 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- What began as a solo Appalachian Trail (AT) adventure with bears, bugs, and blisters, has become an annual fundraising source for Sunshine, a home for the developmentally disabled in Maumee, Ohio. When author and speaker Jeff Alt embarked on his AT journey to raise funds for Sunshine, he didn't know that his journey would spark the creation of an annual event.

Grants Available to Help Feed Kids in Afterschool Settings
Thu, 05 Jul 2012, 14:24:52 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
PORTLAND, Ore., July 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is excited to announce a new partnership with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to distribute grants to afterschool programs to help feed more kids in Oregon.

WEST Ensures Visibility for Board Members: CEO Kip Hollister is the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award winner in New England
Wed, 27 Jun 2012, 13:24:19 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BOSTON, Mass., June 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- WEST, Advancing Women in the Business of Science and Technology, continues its mission to bring visibility to woman leaders by nominating Kip Hollister as Entrepreneur of the Year in Service and Kip was awarded the honor. WEST demonstrated its key success factor of Visibility by nominating two advisory board members: Kip Hollister, CEO Hollister, a leading staffing firm, and Barbara Lynch, James Beard Award Winning Chef and serial restaurateur; to the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year.

WEST Hosts Executive Dinner on The Economic impact of Women on Boards
Mon, 11 Jun 2012, 19:15:45 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Out of its commitment to having women on Boards, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology hosted an executive dinner on June 6, 2012 at the Hotel Marlowe Cambridge. The topic of this program was a panel discussion on 'The Economic Impact of Women on Boards.'

Pacific Pinball Museum Opens 'Pinball Oddity' - an Exhibition of Rare Pinball Machines and Oversized Pinball Art
Thu, 31 May 2012, 11:57:36 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ALAMEDA, Calif., May 31, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of the Pinball Oddity exhibit, featuring a collection of pinball rarities and giant mural reproductions of pinball art. The exhibit represents the first in a series of scalable exhibits the museum offers for lease to institutions nationwide.

Young Marines Youth Organization Announces 17-year-old McCall Behringer of Baltimore is National Young Marine of the Year
Tue, 29 May 2012, 10:36:06 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Young Marines National Executive Director Mike Kessler, announced seventeen year old McCall Behringer of Baltimore, Maryland, is the organization's National Young Marine of the Year for 2012-2013. The Young Marines (youngmarines.com) is a national non-profit youth organization for boys and girls ages 8 through the completion of high school.

Two Members on WEST's Advisory Board - Finalists for the New England Region Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial of the Year Award
Fri, 25 May 2012, 05:59:04 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Out of its commitment to having women leaders be visible, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology, nominated two members of their Advisory Board - Kip Hollister and Barbara Lynch for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to Benefit from 2nd Annual PayLease Golf Tournament
Wed, 23 May 2012, 15:40:25 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego non-profit organization, has been chosen as the beneficiary for the 2nd Annual PayLease Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 9 at Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley. All proceeds will help Fresh Start achieve its mission of transforming the lives of children with deformities through reconstructive surgery.

Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) Receives Large Donation of More Than 100 Vintage Machines
Fri, 11 May 2012, 13:17:05 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ALAMEDA, Calif., May 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the addition of more than 100 rare items to their massive collection through a donation made by business entrepreneur and renowned philanthropist Richard Foos.

National Youth Organization's Call-to-Action Campaign Raises Awareness to the American Flag during June 2012
Tue, 08 May 2012, 08:58:47 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Executive Director, Mike Kessler, of the national non-profit youth education and service program for boys and girls, the Young Marines, announces a call-to-action campaign to over 300 Young Marine units across the country to participate in the organization's 2nd annual 'Raising Awareness to the Flag' initiative during National Flag Week in June.

Nonprofit Software Executive Kent L. Hollrah Joins Orange Leap
Wed, 02 May 2012, 18:07:28 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas, May 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Leap (www.orangeleap.com), developer of cloud-based fundraising and constituent relationship management (CRM) software, today announced the hiring of Kent Hollrah to serve as company President.

National Moving Company Commits to Fight Hunger - Mango Moving Joins Move For Hunger
Wed, 02 May 2012, 17:09:45 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger is proud to announce their recent partnership with Mango Moving at the Signature Level. Mango Moving LLC, a Kansas City-based national moving company, has committed to support Move For Hunger's fight against hunger through a generous financial contribution.

Party for a Cause with World Savvy in Minneapolis on May 17, 2012
Tue, 01 May 2012, 18:54:45 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Celebrate a decade of global education programs with World Savvy on May 17, 2012 at the RSP Architects in Minneapolis. The Celebration is the premier fundraising event in support of World Savvy's mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, preparing them to learn, work and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.

The Fulton Leadership Academy to Hold Its 2nd Annual Walk for Excellence Fundraiser
Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 16:44:11 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga., April 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On May 12, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Friendship Community Church at 4141 Old Fairburn Rd., Atlanta, GA, where the school is housed, the Fulton Leadership Academy (FLA) will hold its 2nd Annual Walk for Excellence to raise funds for the charter school's programs.

Grades of Green VERTE Event to Recognize Environmental Heroes at Annenberg Community Beach House
Wed, 25 Apr 2012, 17:00:32 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., April 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green has announced its annual awards and green fundraising evening, VERTE, will be held at the LEED Gold-certified Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 27th from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. The evening will feature singer/songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov, sharing his lyrical hit, '3am,' featured on the hit series 'Brothers and Sisters.'

Honoring 5 Inspiring Individuals Celebrating 10 Years of Young Minds Build Bridges Program Partnership with ALLIANZ
Tue, 24 Apr 2012, 16:54:12 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y., April 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CITYarts is celebrating 44 years of empowering international children and youth through art. CITYarts brings young people and professional artists together to create Public Art. Through this creative process, CITYarts empowers youth and connects children locally and around the world to become active participants in transforming communities.

TACPA Announces Quarterly CPE Meeting in San Antonio, Texas
Mon, 23 Apr 2012, 18:55:05 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas, April 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Texas Association of Certified Public Accountants (TACPA - www.tacpa.net) announced today the opening of registration for its 2012 Spring Meeting and CPE Sessions. This conference is open to all Texas-licensed CPAs and meets all Texas CPE requirements.

For the 4th Year in a Row, Mueller Offers a Metal Building to a Deserving Texas Non-Profit Organization
Fri, 20 Apr 2012, 05:59:48 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BALLINGER, Texas, April 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, wants to extend a helping hand again this year to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The campaign is called 'Helping Hand.' One organization will be selected to receive a new Mueller steel building up to 4,000 square feet through applications received by June 1, 2012.

Celebrate A Decade of Global Education Programs with World Savvy in New York
Mon, 16 Apr 2012, 18:46:00 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., April 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- World Savvy will host a 10-Year Anniversary Celebration to commemorate a decade of global education programs on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Astor Center in New York. The Celebration is the premier fundraising event in support of World Savvy's mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, preparing them to learn, work, and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.

CITYarts Inc. is Recipient of 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Award
Mon, 16 Apr 2012, 12:20:59 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y., April 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope is honored to make New York-based CITYarts Inc. one of the chosen recipients for 2012 of its annual Non-Profit PR Grant Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with CITYarts' mission to bring young people and professional artists together to create Public Art. Through this creative process, CITYarts empowers youth and connects children locally and around the world to become active participants in transforming communities.

Pacific Pinball Museum wins 2012 Non-Profit PR Grant Award
Thu, 05 Apr 2012, 13:01:04 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ALAMEDA, Calif., April 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) of Alameda, California is pleased to announce that PPM has been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the Neotrope(R) 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with the PPM in educating and entertaining children and adults through the preservation of pinball, while making eight decades of games available to be played by everyone.

Thirty Students Launch Projects to Improve Community and World After Participating in Educational Program and Studying Climate Change in Bangladesh
Tue, 03 Apr 2012, 12:42:22 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Thirty youth leaders from the San Francisco, New York and Minnesota areas are implementing social action projects designed to help their communities in particular and the planet in general, says nonprofit World Savvy. The projects are the students' way of sharing the knowledge they gained after participation in an innovative one-month immersion trip to Bangladesh to study climate change.

World Savvy 10-Year Anniversary Celebration to Commemorate a Decade of Global Education Programs
Mon, 02 Apr 2012, 17:16:13 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tickets are now available for the World Savvy 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Terra Gallery in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Birmingham's Dorothy Jemison Day Theater Opens at Alabama School of Fine Arts This Month
Mon, 02 Apr 2012, 16:04:41 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Alabama School of Fine Arts announces the opening of the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, a state-of- the-art facility built for both school and community use, this month. It is the most technically advanced venue of its kind in the entire Southeast. The Public Grand Opening is scheduled for Sunday, April 15, from 3 - 5 p.m., with Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. cutting the ribbon on the massive new stage.

Actor Fitness Champ's Extreme 24-hour Challenge Raises Charity Funds
Mon, 02 Apr 2012, 14:03:41 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Former International Martial Arts champion Zak Lee Guarnaccia, of LightRow Pictures, with his strong will, is going to attempt a staggering endurance-fundraising challenge in Hollywood. On April 28, 2012 at 7 a.m., for the benefit of Homeless Not Toothless, Zak will endure the 24HX Extreme Step-A-Thon fitness challenge (thefbxshow.com/24hx.html) climbing for 24 hours up and down the popular Santa Monica stairs.

American Land Forces Institute Announces Launch - Nonprofit Will Focus on America's Ground Forces
Mon, 26 Mar 2012, 12:43:03 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Colonel Jack H. Pryor (U.S. Army, Retired) today announced the formation and launch of a new nonprofit organization, the American Land Forces Institute (ALFI). Based in San Antonio, Texas, ALFI will focus on policy, advocacy, education and services in support of land forces and small combat units across all branches of the U.S. military, the National Guard, and domestic law enforcement.

Relocation Industry and Non-Profit Coming Together to Fight Hunger - Victory Packaging Moves for Hunger
Wed, 21 Mar 2012, 16:43:38 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
NEPTUNE, N.J., March 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger is proud to announce the partnership of Victory Packaging at the Champion Level. While Victory Packaging has been a gracious partner of Move For Hunger since 2010, they are strengthening their relationship for 2012 by increasing their support from Mission to the Champion level.

ISLA Hosts Fundraiser in Long Beach to Benefit Lifeguard Training Initiatives in Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
Tue, 13 Mar 2012, 18:50:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., March 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Wed., March 14 and Thurs., March 15, 2012, International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) will be hosting a special fundraiser at the Original Roadhouse Grill in Long Beach, located at 7391 Carson St. The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise critical funds and awareness for ISLA's training initiatives in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua later this month.

East Bay Singles Party to Cure Blindness Co-sponsored by Professionals Guild
Tue, 13 Mar 2012, 11:11:18 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN RAMON, Calif., March 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Professionals Guild announced today it is co-sponsoring a charity ball for singles from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. This singles dance party is hosted by the Society of Single Professionals.

Get in on the Action! Camp Blue Skies' Hoops for Camp Bracket Challenge
Fri, 02 Mar 2012, 15:26:06 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Get in on the action and make your NCAA March Madness picks count this year! Camp Blue Skies Foundation (campblueskies.org) is a non-profit organization that offers weeklong residential camp experiences to individuals 21 and older with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Camp Blue Skies has just launched its latest and greatest fundraiser, NCAA March Madness Hoops for Camp Bracket Challenge.

e2b teknologies Supports Three Charities During Child Life Month
Thu, 01 Mar 2012, 05:59:00 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CHARDON, Ohio, March 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ERP business software solution provider and developer e2b teknologies (www.e2btek.com) is supporting three charities in recognition of Child Life Month which is March. Charitable activities and events include an annual sponsorship of two children through Save the Children Foundation, participation in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake, and a recently completed Tackle The Tower fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House charities.

Neotrope announces 2012 Non-Profit PR Grant Recipients
Wed, 29 Feb 2012, 04:59:00 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope(R), a public relations, advertising and marketing firm established in 1983, today announced the recipients of the NonProfit PR Grant Program for 2012. This year's 10 recipients, selected from over 300 applicants, will receive approximately $50,000 total in pro bono services. Originally launched in 2000, the Neotrope PR Grants program has helped raise awareness for worthwhile causes all over the U.S. by providing public relations, news dissemination and online marketing, donated by Neotrope's accredited staff.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Florida County-Level ER Dental Visit Data Available
Tue, 28 Feb 2012, 15:17:22 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LAKE WORTH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pew Center on the States on Monday reported tremendous nationwide growth in emergency room visits for many easily prevented dental problems. In Florida, emergency room visits doubled between 2008 and 2010, totaling more than 115,000 visits and generating more than $88 million in medical charges. Pew obtained its Florida information from a Florida Public Health Institute (FPHI) study released in December 2011.

Expanding On Their Anti Bullying Mission, Project Moves Dance Company Announces Season Opener: One Human Race
Thu, 23 Feb 2012, 19:43:50 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BROCKTON, Mass., Feb. 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Project Moves Dance Company, Inc., the resident company of The Gold School of Dance Art in Brockton, Mass., is proud to announce its inaugural season opener, One Human Race. Performances for One Human Race will be held March 17 and 18, 2012, at the Boston Center for the Arts, Stanford Calderwood Pavilion.

20th Annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic
Wed, 22 Feb 2012, 20:07:19 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' (freshstart.org) annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic joins together Hollywood actors, professional athletes, and Fresh Start supporters to tee off in support of transforming the lives of children with physical deformities.

CMI to Co-Present with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Merkle at 2012 Washington Nonprofit Conference
Wed, 22 Feb 2012, 15:30:27 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alisa Hamilton, director of project management for CMI, will present sessions with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) and Merkle, a CMI client, at the 2012 Washington Nonprofit Conference. The conference will offer more than 30 educational sessions, a keynote presentation, and roundtable discussions covering innovative strategies and creative approaches to fundraising that help nonprofits develop new initiatives and increase donations.

National Non-Profit Honors Fort Worth Moving Company as Mover of the Year
Mon, 20 Feb 2012, 06:59:35 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FireFighting's Finest Moving and Delivery of Fort Worth, TX has been recognized as Move For Hunger's Mover of the Year for 2011 out of 250 moving companies in 39 different states. The Mover of the Year award is presented to the moving company that best exemplifies the philanthropic spirit of Move For Hunger.

Stepping Up To Business to Help Small Business Owners with Cash Flow and Financing During All Day Financial Education Conference
Wed, 15 Feb 2012, 14:14:24 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Small Business Finance Institute is conducting its second annual Stepping Up to Business at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta, GA on February 29, 2012. For the price of an hour with a business attorney or accountant, attendees can expect a full day of financial mentoring that could transform their enterprise by helping them with cash flow and financing challenges.

Producers of Avengers, Invictus and Crazy, Stupid, Love Create Panel to Support The Story Project Fundraiser, Hosted by KCRW
Mon, 13 Feb 2012, 19:59:14 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, February 16, The Story Project (StoryProject.org), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to furthering communication and life skills in at-risk and under-served teens, will launch its StoryTelling Series, a sequence of intimate moderated conversations with legendary filmmakers and artists. Todd Felderstein, The Story Project's executive director, is thrilled to have such Hollywood veterans make up our inaugural event.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
Thu, 02 Feb 2012, 13:08:40 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Gingrich Foundation has recognized the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association as its February Charity of the Month. The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association cares for one of our country's most important historic sites - the home and estate of our first president, George Washington.

Racetrack Kitties: Teen Jockey Races to Save Cats' Lives
Thu, 02 Feb 2012, 07:58:15 EDTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eswan Flores wanted to give back to the non-profit organization, FixNation, that worked to control the cat population at the Los Alamitos Race Course where he began his horse-racing career so he decided to sponsor them.

Global Superpower Colonizes Island Nation In Gilbert and Sullivan's Utopia Limited
Tue, 24 Jan 2012, 08:58:44 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- What happens when a global superpower imposes its social conventions and political practices on a smaller, less 'civilized' nation? 'Utopia Limited,' Gilbert and Sullivan's shockingly relevant satire of imperialism and globalization, tackles this question in a fresh new edition by the Blue Hill Troupe, April 20-28, 2012 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street).

Association of American University Presses Celebrates 75 years of Cooperation and Service
Wed, 18 Jan 2012, 14:39:38 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding in 1937. AAUP is an organization grounded in a tradition of service, whose members engage in forward-looking publishing programs and innovations. Both the history of the association and the future of scholarly communications will provide focus for a series of events, including a 'University Press Week' in November 2012, to mark the occasion of the AAUP 75th anniversary.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
Fri, 13 Jan 2012, 19:12:14 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Gingrich Foundation has recognized the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. as its January Charity of the Month. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation cares for two of America's most iconic historical sites - Lady Liberty and Ellis Island.

Neotrope Extends Deadline for 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program
Wed, 11 Jan 2012, 18:03:54 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope, a California-based brand identity, internet marketing, and PR firm established in 1983, today announced an extension on the deadline for its 2012 PR Grant program for nonprofit orgs to January 31.

Non-Profit PR Grants Program expanded to $50K for 2012, now includes Internet Marketing Campaign for Grant Recipients
Mon, 19 Dec 2011, 18:14:17 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope, a California based brand identity, internet marketing, and PR firm established in 1983, today announced it has expanded the deliverables of its 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. All recipients of the 2012 program will now also receive up to $2,500 in additional services; specifically free online text and banner advertising on Neotrope(R) News Network sites. This brings the dollar value of the grant to each chosen recipient to $5,000, or $50,000 total value in donated services for 2012.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Toys for Tots
Fri, 09 Dec 2011, 16:59:47 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 9, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Gingrich Foundation is proud to honor the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation as its December Charity of the Month. Toys for Tots distributes millions of gifts each Christmas to brighten the holidays of our nation's less fortunate children.

Citizenship in a Sound Bite Era
Mon, 05 Dec 2011, 17:29:00 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 5, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On December 6, 2011, global education non-profit World Savvy, the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College, and the Minnesota Humanities Center are sponsoring 'Citizenship in a Sound Bite Era,' a community forum among a range of individuals and organizations around Minnesota working to educate and engage young people for informed, responsible and sustained citizenship in the sound bite era.

Adopt an Olive Tree and Help to Alleviate World Hunger and Strengthen Communities
Mon, 05 Dec 2011, 14:31:00 EDTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., Dec. 5, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In the spirit of the holidays, Tre Olive is donating $5.00 for each olive tree adoption order it receives from December 1 through December 25 to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF). The donations will be used to support FTPF's work to plant fruit trees in low-income communities around the world.

ROC the Day with Children Awaiting Parents
Fri, 02 Dec 2011, 16:55:05 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- An epic one-day giving event, ROC the Day, will take place on December 8, 2011. ROC the Day will be the first of its kind in the greater Rochester area and all of New York State. On this day, thousands of community members can help support Children Awaiting Parents through 24 hours of online, unprecedented giving.

Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign '3 in 4 Need More' Gains Additional Support and New Board Members
Thu, 01 Dec 2011, 17:14:00 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 1, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In November the 3in4 Association added seven new members to its advisory board, and received increased support from two insurance carriers: John Hancock, an existing member of the organization, and Genworth, which provided sponsorship of a meaningful consumer study. 'We're gaining momentum,' says Mark Goldberg, Treasurer of the association that runs the '3 in 4 Need More' campaign.

Non-Profit Nominated for $1 Million Grant for American Giving Awards
Tue, 29 Nov 2011, 06:58:37 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
NEPTUNE, N.J., Nov. 29, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger, a non-profit that works with moving companies to collect food for local food banks, is nominated as one of just five finalists for the American Giving Awards presented by Chase, putting the charity in the running for a $1,000,000 grant. The American Giving Awards allows fans of Chase to choose which organizations receive funding through the Chase Community Giving platform on Facebook.

LTC Financial Partners Selected by American Senior Benefits Association to Provide Long-Term Care Education and Insurance
Thu, 17 Nov 2011, 13:29:02 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 17, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today the American Senior Benefits Association (ASBA) announced the selection of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) to provide long-term care education and insurance for members and their families. The aim of the ASBA Long-Term Care Insurance Program is to supply education on the financial risks associated with long-term care and how a long-term care insurance policy can transfer these risks from a member's assets to that of an insurance carrier.

Los Angeles PR Firm Again Donates Services to Worthy Causes: Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012 announced by Neotrope
Tue, 15 Nov 2011, 20:00:56 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, public relations, and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, announces its latest Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. The firm is again donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 29th anniversary.

Christian Leadership Alliance Names Tami Heim As President and CEO
Mon, 14 Nov 2011, 13:59:21 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) has named Mrs. Tami Heim as CLAs new president and CEO. She will begin in this role on Jan. 1, 2012.

Consumers Remain in Denial about Planning for Long-Term Care According to New Study
Tue, 08 Nov 2011, 05:57:07 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The majority of adults believe that long-term care insurance should be purchased between the ages of 45-64, yet 82 percent of this age group have not purchased a policy, finds a new study from the 3in4 Association. The study, sponsored by Genworth Financial, also shows that since the 2008 financial crisis, only 20 percent of adults have taken any action on their financial strategy and almost half of respondents do not expect to add anything to their plan in the next two years.

Third Law Sourcing Sponsors Special Olympics Georgia's 16th Annual Bob Busse Golf Tournament
Wed, 02 Nov 2011, 16:10:10 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Third Law Sourcing, a strategic sourcing and procurement consulting company, will sponsor Special Olympics Georgia's 16th Annual Bob Busse Golf Tournament. Scott Drobes, a managing partner of Third Law Sourcing, has served as an honorary board member of the Special Olympics and been active with the organization for over 20 years.

Canada Narconon Delivers Part II of Live Holiday Extravaganza
Mon, 24 Oct 2011, 08:59:39 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada, Oct. 24, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It's that time again; the Canadian Narconon located in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada will be broadcasting its second live Narconon graduation on the Internet this December. The exact date has yet to be announced, but organizers are projecting this will happen in early December.

Flooding Crisis in El Salvador: Thousands Displaced as Levees Break
Thu, 20 Oct 2011, 20:16:10 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
JIQUILISCO, El Salvador, Oct. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A tropical depression in the Pacific, coupled with a weather front stemming from Hurricane Jova in the Atlantic, converged on El Salvador this weekend to cause what appears to be the largest disaster in a generation. EcoViva, an international development organization based in Oakland, California, has been in close contact with its local partner organization in Jiquilisco, the Mangrove Association, to assess damages and raise funds for both immediate relief and future reconstruction.

CMI and American Cancer Society to Co-Present at The Market Research Event 2011
Tue, 11 Oct 2011, 08:59:22 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 11, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bill Salokar, vice president of business development at CMI, a full-service marketing research company, and Kimberly Cason, senior consultant at American Cancer Society, will share important research insights from the American Cancer Society's highly successful 'More Birthdays' campaign.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the National Breast Cancer Foundation
Fri, 07 Oct 2011, 18:11:35 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) as its October Charity of the Month.

First US Outdoor Showing of 'Hell on Wheels' announced for Bike the Coast - Taste the Coast on Nov 4, 2011
Fri, 07 Oct 2011, 17:58:22 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
OCEANSIDE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Event Media Inc., organizers of Bike The Coast - Taste The Coast, add Movie Night on Friday, November 4, between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Bandshell next to the Oceanside Pier. It will be the first U.S. outdoor showing of the classic cycling movie 'Hell On Wheels' presented by Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau.

Tickets Still Available for Judds' Final Florida Stop, Oct. 15 - 'Last Encore Tour' Concert to Benefit Non-Profit Hospital Foundation
Thu, 06 Oct 2011, 21:59:57 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
LADY LAKE, Fla., Oct. 6, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tickets starting at $35 are still available to see award-winning country-music mother and daughter legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd take their final Central Florida bow on the Last Encore Tour, October 15, as they headline The Grand Oaks Festival featuring The Judds, according to Alliance Healthcare Foundation President Ted Williams.

The Best of KidSpirit Online Print Edition Showcases Teen Creativity and Resources for Teachers
Tue, 04 Oct 2011, 18:34:13 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- What do teens think about cheating? How do youth approach depression or becoming vegetarian? How do traditional religious backgrounds influence young people's choices and character development? These questions and more are tackled by teens in the pages of KidSpirit's new print issue released today, the Best of KidSpirit Online.

Inside Story of How Houdini's Missing Bust Was Recently Secretly Restored to His Gravesite in New York City
Mon, 03 Oct 2011, 19:39:51 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Houdini Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit museum in Scranton, PA, had a secret project to restore Houdini's grave site bust for over 20 years. It reached full intensity in the past year. The original statuary bust was installed after Houdini's death in 1926. It was destroyed by vandals in 1975.

Tammy Rudden Krause to Serve as New Executive Director of Starlight Children's Foundation Colorado
Mon, 03 Oct 2011, 08:59:23 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DENVER, Colo., Oct. 3, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation has named Tammy Rudden Krause the new executive director of its Starlight Colorado chapter. Krause comes to her position with extensive experience in philanthropy, having worked many years as a volunteer with Denver-area nonprofits that include the Junior League of Denver, Children's Hospital Colorado, CASA, Rise School, Seeds of Hope and the Morgan Adams Foundation.

Award-Winning Blue Hill Troupe Kicks Off 88th Season with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Tue, 27 Sep 2011, 18:37:50 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd., the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, launches its 88th season with the musical farce 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.' With a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, Forum will run from October 28 through November 5, 2011 at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street.

Judds' Love CAN Build a Bridge... to Better Healthcare in Central Florida
Thu, 22 Sep 2011, 23:30:01 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
LADY LAKE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mother and daughter country legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd will make their final scheduled Central Florida stop on their Last Encore Tour, October 15, as headliners of The Grand Oaks Festival featuring The Judds, to benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation.

26th Annual Muslim Day Parade in NYC - Sept. 25th, 2011
Wed, 21 Sep 2011, 19:21:06 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- One of the oldest Muslim-American organizations in the USA, the Muslim Foundation of America, in conjunction with multi-cultural television channel Bridges TV, has announced details for the 26th annual United American Muslim Day Parade, taking place in New York City at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Reading Is Fundamental
Thu, 08 Sep 2011, 21:59:32 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In Recognition of International Literacy Day, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized Reading Is Fundamental as its September Charity of the Month. For nearly 45 years, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has provided books to children to foster a love of reading and develop skills that are critical to learning.

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems Receives $75,000 Grant from Meadows Foundation for Low-Carbon Alternatives to Concrete Mixes
Thu, 08 Sep 2011, 18:35:56 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS), the oldest continuously operating non-profit organization in the U.S. focused exclusively on green building, sustainable development and ecoBalance design, received a $75,000 grant from the Meadows Foundation, the Dallas-based philanthropic institution dedicated to helping improve the quality and circumstances of life for all Texans. The grant will establish low-carbon, low-potable water alternatives to standard concrete design mixes.

Bob Moog Foundation and Museum of Making Music Auction a Moog Synthesizer Signed by Jazz Greats Herbie Hancock and George Duke
Thu, 08 Sep 2011, 17:55:47 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ASHEVILLE, N.C. and CARLSBAD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Bob Moog Foundation and the Museum of Making Music are delighted to announce the joint auction of a Moog Little Phatty Stage II(R) synthesizer signed by jazz fusion legends Herbie Hancock and George Duke. The auction, which benefits both organizations, will be hosted on the Bob Moog Foundation eBay portal from Sept. 8 to Sept. 18, 2011.

Bob Moog Foundation Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Refreshed Program Direction, Music EP, Limited Edition Poster and Legacy Apparel
Wed, 24 Aug 2011, 22:18:03 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sunday, August 21, 2011 marked the sixth anniversary of Bob Moog's passing and the fifth anniversary of the Bob Moog Foundation's formal launch. In celebration of that milestone, the Foundation is making daily announcements of new projects, branding and fundraising opportunities. Monday, August 22 saw the launch of the Moogstress blog, written by Michelle Moog-Koussa.

Roger Shiffman to Serve as New Global Board Chairman of Starlight Children's Foundation
Thu, 18 Aug 2011, 10:59:54 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation has named Roger Shiffman its new global board chairman. A well-known figure in the toy industry, Shiffman built in separate phases of his career, two highly successful companies - Tiger Electronic Toys, makers of Furby, and more recently, Zizzle.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the National Military Families Association
Tue, 16 Aug 2011, 21:41:16 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
WASHINGTON, D.C.(SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In honor of those Americans whose loved ones serve in the United States Military, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the National Military Family Association as its August Charity of the Month.

Judds to 'Turn It Loose' in Final Appearance on Their Last Encore Tour
Mon, 15 Aug 2011, 20:57:25 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
LADY LAKE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Naomi and Wynonna Judd, the most successful female duo in country music history, will soon take their final Florida bow on The 'Last Encore Tour,' as headliners for The Grand Oaks Festival featuring The Judds, Saturday, October 15. The concert will benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation.

GiveBack Starts a Rush of Giving
Thu, 04 Aug 2011, 08:55:00 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Give Back Foundation saw its mission - helping people give more to the causes important to them - fulfilled to a 'T' in their recent campaign. During GiveBack.org's '100 Days of Giving,' members donated to 754 charities, representing the gamut of philanthropy, from neighborhood nonprofits to big global relief efforts, summer camps for special needs children, veterans organizations, pet rescues, environmental action groups, medical research, memorial funds, houses of worship and more.

Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists present at 2011 Missouri State Fair
Wed, 03 Aug 2011, 22:29:39 EDTEdited by Jessica Sand
MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced today that seven regional winners will be moving forward as finalists in the 2011 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, an event that will highlight new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process.

PATHBUILDERS President Helene Lollis Named to Board of Leadership Atlanta and Vice Chair for Junior Achievement of Georgia Board of Directors
Tue, 02 Aug 2011, 10:59:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pathbuilders is pleased to announce that Helene Lollis will serve on the boards of two of Atlanta's most highly regarded non-profit organizations. Lollis will serve on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Atlanta, and she was named vice chair for the board of Junior Achievement of Georgia.

The Salvation Army Caught Dancing with The Stars! For the Lions?
Mon, 18 Jul 2011, 10:59:02 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
OXNARD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Chief Investigative Correspondent for Inside Edition, award-winning broadcaster, actress and mosaic artist Lisa Guerrero is not just investigating it; she has been rehearsing for it these last 5 weeks, with a fanfare on July 31st at the Oxnard Salsa Festival Dancing With The Community Stars Contest, says Salvation Army Oxnard. She will also be seen this fall in Brad Pitt's upcoming baseball film, 'Moneyball.'

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as Charity of the Month
Thu, 07 Jul 2011, 18:14:05 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In honor of Independence Day and Thomas Jefferson, the author of our Declaration of Independence, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as its Charity of the Month for July.

Capital Business Solutions Reaches Milestone with DrillPoint Reports for Nonprofits
Thu, 07 Jul 2011, 08:58:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
RALEIGH, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Business Solutions, a fund accounting and fundraising solution provider, announced today a milestone for DrillPoint Reports, an application developed by Capital Business Solutions for nonprofit organizations using Sage Fund Accounting software. Capital Business Solutions has sold its 50th license for DrillPoint Reports.

Sacred Meets Profane on New Album from Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe
Mon, 04 Jul 2011, 08:59:22 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- While 'mantra-rock' may not yet be a recognized music genre, it springs to life with the delightful onslaught of sound from Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe on their new album, 'Rock on Sat Nam!' (Prema Shakti Music). The vocals are impassioned and the music soothes one minute and urges you into aural ecstasy the next.

Social Entrepreneur Competition Runner-Up, DesignWise Medical Adds Four Board Members
Wed, 22 Jun 2011, 19:36:38 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric medical device organization and recent runner-up in the Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup competition, announced today that it has added four new members to its board of directors. With the addition of Gwenyth Fischer MD, James Davenport, Al Emola and Phil Kading, the DesignWise Medical board has grown to nine members, joining current board members Jodi Raus, Jim Hartman, Ann Johnson, Tom McGoldrick and Brad Slaker.

Kenny Foster's 'Hometown' Strikes A Chord
Wed, 22 Jun 2011, 18:02:34 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nashville based singer-songwriter Kenny Foster, a Joplin, Missouri native, has written a song based on the May 22 tornado that ravaged his hometown one month ago today, destroyed his childhood home and trapped his family in the crawl space of their home before they were rescued. Called 'Hometown,' Foster's powerful song details the emotional aftermath of the disaster, as affected families try to sort through the emotional wreckage and find a way to move on.

2011 High Road to Success Conference for Nonprofits to Be Held in Savannah, Georgia
Tue, 21 Jun 2011, 17:02:59 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Huckstep and Associates announced today that the 5th Annual High Road to Success Conference will be held September 14 - 16, 2011 in Savannah, Georgia. The conference is for nonprofit organizations that use Sage Fund Accounting, Sage Abra HRMS, and Sage FAS Nonprofit Fixed Assets.

Adoption Mentors Web Page Launched
Fri, 17 Jun 2011, 16:33:48 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Children Awaiting Parents is proud to announce the unveiling of a new web page 'Adoption Mentors,' which is part of the organization's focus on providing resources and support to adoptive parents, social workers and the adoption community.

STARmazing Race Benefits Starlight Children's Foundation
Tue, 14 Jun 2011, 08:51:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, June 25, 2011, Starlight Children's Foundation New England will host the 'STARmazing Race.' Now in its fifth year, the STARmazing Race remains the most hilarious and unique scavenger hunt in Boston. Hundreds of Starlight supporters take to the streets in teams of two to four people in a race against the clock - and each other - while winning prizes and raising funds and awareness for Starlight.

Libya Relief Fund Launches National Appeal and Fundraising Campaign
Mon, 13 Jun 2011, 17:09:48 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Libya Relief Fund, a volunteer-driven charity organization established to provide relief and aid to those affected by the humanitarian disaster in Libya, today launched a nationwide appeal and fundraising campaign designed to raise awareness of the human and social crisis unfolding in Libya and educate the general public on the nature of the conflict, the Feb. 17 movement, and the Libyan people's struggle for freedom and human rights and the inhumane repression that followed.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Boy Scouts of America as Charity of the Month
Thu, 09 Jun 2011, 19:47:59 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Gingrich Foundation has selected the Boy Scouts of America as Charity of the Month for June in commemoration of President Woodrow Wilson's signing into law a national charter for the Boy Scouts of America on June 15, 1916.

Bellevue and Seattle Communities Raise Money to Help Washington Women In Need
Fri, 13 May 2011, 18:37:19 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BELLEVUE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Women In Need (WWIN), a local non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington, today announced that it raised more than $370,000 at its annual spring luncheons held in Seattle and Bellevue. Representing a 10 percent increase over funds raised at the 2010 luncheons, all of the money raised will directly go to establishing grants for women who need assistance in education, health care and counseling.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Freedom Alliance in Honor of Military Appreciation Month
Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:59:02 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In observance of Military Appreciation Month, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized Freedom Alliance as Charity of the Month this May for the organization's commitment to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's men and women in uniform and their families.

2011 Freedom Riders Come to Morehouse
Fri, 29 Apr 2011, 09:59:19 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the PBS series American Experience, Morehouse College and 16 other Atlanta area organizations are pleased to announce that the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders will join us for Freedom Riders - Atlanta.

Marinello Schools of Beauty Donates $25,000 to the American Red Cross for Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan
Thu, 14 Apr 2011, 17:20:20 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WHITTIER, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading West Coast beauty school, is proud to present the American Red Cross with $25,000 to help rebuild Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The funds are a result of a company wide Cut-A-Thon fundraiser, which took place March 29 - April 2.

It's Time to Make a Difference: Golf Tournament Drives Funding for Dallas-Area Education
Wed, 13 Apr 2011, 10:59:24 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Foundation today announced plans for the ninth-annual NCLB Golf Classic, benefiting St. Anthony School and Community Center. Dallas-area golfers are encouraged to join the tournament to help make a difference for this South Dallas charter school, which provides top-notch education for underprivileged students.

INNOVATE 2011 Solution Spotlight Will Feature Hosting, Cloud Computing, Web-based Applications for Nonprofit Organizations
Wed, 13 Apr 2011, 08:58:39 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
PATTERSON, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- JMT Consulting Group announced today a special Solution Spotlight track for nonprofit organizations attending JMT's annual conference INNOVATE 2011. One of the Solution Spotlight sessions will be 'Saving Money for Nonprofits Through Hosted Solutions.'

Bay Area Students Tackle 21st Century Challenges at The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge
Mon, 11 Apr 2011, 23:55:44 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, nearly 700 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Bay Area will convene at San Francisco State University to participate in The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge™, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with San Francisco State University's College of Education.

The Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the Autism Society as Charity of the Month
Wed, 06 Apr 2011, 19:59:30 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, the Gingrich Foundation has selected the Autism Society as Charity of the Month, recognizing the organization's devotion to improving the lives of all individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders.

Starlight's Annual 'A Stellar Night' Gala Honored Philanthropists Kathy, Paris and Nicky Hilton and Forever 21's Do Won Chang
Wed, 30 Mar 2011, 11:59:21 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- At Starlight Children's Foundation's annual 'A Stellar Night' gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen and Nintendo of America Inc., on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at The Century Plaza Hyatt Regency Hotel, Starlight presented long-time philanthropists Kathy, Paris and Nicky Hilton with its 2011 'Heart of Gold Award' and Do Won Chang, Founder/CEO of Forever 21, Inc., with its 2011 Jacki Carlish Humanitarian Award.

Families Uniting Families Launches Project Fatherhood with 'Family Game Night'
Wed, 23 Mar 2011, 22:48:54 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LONG BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Families Uniting Families will be extending an invitation to those in the community to join in a 'Family Game Night' on March 24, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at their offices in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, located at 525 E. 7th Street, Long Beach.

At Long-Term Care Conference in Las Vegas, '3 in 4 Need More' Campaign Will Make Its Second Road Show Appearance
Tue, 22 Mar 2011, 10:57:02 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Sunday April 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the '3 in 4 Need More' campaign will make its second public appearance, following the first in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 8. The campaign seeks to inform Americans that health insurance isn't enough. Millions of us need more: some form of long-term care insurance or planning to cover longer-lasting illnesses and disabilities not covered by regular insurance or Medicare.

Bob Moog Foundation Announces Spectrasonics Benefit
Mon, 21 Mar 2011, 18:02:12 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Bob Moog Foundation today announced that music software developer Spectrasonics has launched a unique, multi-faceted tribute to honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog. Spectrasonics has released the 'Bob Moog Tribute Library' created by renowned artists for Spectrasonics' Omnisphere virtual instrument software, and also kicked off a contest designed around the library.

Chef Charlie Trotter Sponsors BCA Culinary Event at Upcoming Gala in New York City
Wed, 09 Mar 2011, 18:45:36 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Internationally recognized Chef Charlie Trotter will become the first Chef to officially sponsor the BCA, a culinary and hospitality organization that focuses on advancing diversity within the industry. Electrolux Professional will be the chair and title sponsor in celebrating diversity at the BCA's 18th Annual Gala and Cultural Awareness Salute March 12th, 2011, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Six Long-Term Care Insurance Carriers Now Back '3 in 4 Need More' Campaign
Mon, 07 Mar 2011, 18:53:21 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today the 3in4 Association, promoters of the '3 in 4 Need More' campaign, announces the sponsorship of six insurance carriers: John Hancock, Mutual of Omaha, LifeSecure, MedAmerica, Prudential, and Transamerica. 'They're providing the support we need to start getting our message out,' says Jonas Roeser, a member of the association's three-member Executive Committee, which also includes Margie Barrie and Mark Goldberg.

The Bob Moog Foundation is Recipient of 2011 Non-Profit PR Grants Program
Wed, 02 Mar 2011, 23:33:25 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope is honored to make The Bob Moog Foundation its fourth chosen recipient for 2011 of its semi-annual Non-Profit PR Grant Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with The Bob Moog Foundation's mission to educate and inspire children and adults through the power and possibilities of electronic music and intersection of music, science and innovation.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Girl Scouts of the USA
Wed, 02 Mar 2011, 21:24:01 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In honor of Women's History Month, the Gingrich Foundation has selected Girl Scouts of the USA as its Charity of the Month for March. Girl Scouts of the USA has become a premier leadership experience for young women since its founding in March 1912 when founder Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low saw the need to mentor and encourage girls.

JMT Consulting Group Presents Online Event for Head Start Organizations
Wed, 02 Mar 2011, 10:58:43 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
PATTERSON, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- JMT Consulting Group, a technology solution provider focusing exclusively on nonprofit organizations will offer a special, online program especially for Head Start Organizations focusing on how technology can assist with the complex reporting requirements Head Starts must adhere to titled 'Easing the Reporting Process for Head Start Organizations.'

Long-Term Care Advocate Dr. Marion Will Endorse '3 in 4 Need More' Campaign at Atlanta Conference
Wed, 02 Mar 2011, 09:59:55 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
KIRKLAND, Wash., March 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On March 8 in Atlanta, the '3 in 4 Need More' campaign will get a boost from Dr. Marion Somers, the long-term care planning advocate who is a frequent guest on programs such as Good Morning America, Today Show, and NBC Nightly News.

Twin Cities Students Tackle 21st Century Challenges at Minnesota's Third Annual World Affairs Challenge
Thu, 24 Feb 2011, 00:35:25 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ST. PAUL, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, March 5, 2011, nearly 600 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Twin Cities will convene at Macalester College in St. Paul to participate in Minnesota's Third Annual World Affairs Challenge, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with Macalester College's Institute for Global Citizenship.

Electrolux Professional Host BCA Black Tie Gala with Focus on Diversity and Careers in Food Service
Fri, 18 Feb 2011, 18:58:54 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Electrolux Professional will be the chair and title sponsor in celebrating diversity at the BCA's 18th Annual Gala and Cultural Awareness Salute March 12th,, 2011, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Supporting corporate sponsors include Hobart, Marriott, Restaurant Associates-Compass, Food Network, Sodexo, Beam Global, Tyson Foods and Irinox among other supporters.

World Savvy is Recipient of 2011 Non-Profit PR Grant Program
Wed, 16 Feb 2011, 21:42:53 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- California PR firm, Neotrope, is honored to make World Savvy its third chosen recipient for 2011 of its semi-annual Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with World Savvy's mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, to prepare the next generation of leaders to learn, work and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.

Children Awaiting Parents is Recipient of 2011 Non-Profit PR Grant Program
Tue, 08 Feb 2011, 21:56:44 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope and its Send2Press service are honored to make Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) its second chosen recipient for 2011 of its semi-annual Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with CAP's mission to find adoptive homes for America's waiting children.

Starlight Children's Foundation is Recipient of 2011 Non-Profit PR Grant Program
Fri, 04 Feb 2011, 17:46:36 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope and its Send2Press service are honored to make Starlight Children's Foundation its first chosen recipient for 2011 of its semi-annual Non-Profit PR Grant Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with Starlight's mission to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

2011 San Diego Century Ride Offers Exciting Expo and Sponsorship Opportunities
Thu, 03 Feb 2011, 00:52:37 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ENCINITAS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Event Media Inc., organizers for the fifth annual San Diego Century Bicycle Tour, announce the availability of expo and sponsorship packages for the event on May 21, 2011. Set to start and finish at MiraCosta College the event offers plenty of intriguing promotional opportunities for businesses.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the American Heart Association in Honor of American Heart Month
Wed, 02 Feb 2011, 22:02:43 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In honor of American Heart Month this February, the Gingrich Foundation, founded by Callista and Newt Gingrich, has selected the American Heart Association as its Charity of the Month for its commitment to improving cardiovascular health for all Americans.

Emerge Scholarships Inc. Announces 2011 Advisory Board
Mon, 31 Jan 2011, 23:43:54 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Emerge Scholarships, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides academic scholarships to deserving women, welcomes the members of its 2011 Advisory Board. Emerge provides scholarships to women whose educations have been interrupted, who have overcome significant challenges and who give back to their communities.

Pediatric Device Nonprofit DesignWise Medical Appoints DealPen as Corporate Development Advisor
Mon, 24 Jan 2011, 21:41:47 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric device organization, announced today that it has appointed DealPen, a professional corporate development advisory firm to guide DesignWise Medical on growth and capital formation strategies. With DealPen's leadership, DesignWise has established its Charter Campaign, a one-time sponsorship opportunity for individuals and organizations.

Only Two Days Remain to Support Your National Parks in Bid for $1 Million Grant from Lowe's
Thu, 20 Jan 2011, 22:41:41 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Two days remain to support America's national parks with just one 'click.' Each click will cast a vote directly benefiting America's national parks through a grant to the National Park Foundation in the ongoing $1 million Lowe's Community Giving Campaign.

Eight Days Remain to Support Your National Parks in Online Voting Campaign
Fri, 14 Jan 2011, 21:43:33 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Now through January 21, one 'click' will directly benefit America's national parks by casting a vote for the National Park Foundation in the $1 million Lowe's Community Giving Campaign. With only eight days remaining, the national parks need your help. The Foundation encourages supporters to vote daily. The National Park Foundation is one of four charities competing for the grant from the Lowe's Charitable and Education Foundation.

Growing Pediatric Device Nonprofit DesignWise Medical Adds Three Board Members
Wed, 12 Jan 2011, 00:29:31 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DesignWise Medical, a growing nonprofit pediatric medical device organization, announced today that it has added three new members to its board. With the addition of Tom McGoldrick, Ann Johnson and Jim Hartman, the DesignWise Medical Board of Directors has grown to six members, joining current board members, Jodi Raus, Alec Johnson and Brad Slaker.

Sandra Terrell of Huckstep & Associates LLC was appointed to MSCPA Not-for-Profit committee chair
Mon, 10 Jan 2011, 10:59:26 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sandra Terrell CPA has been named to serve as chair of the Not-for-Profit Committee for the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, or MSCPA, for the 2010-2012 term. Terrell is an accounting professional at Huckstep and Associates, LLC, a CPA and software technology consulting firm based in Springfield, Missouri. She has been a member of the MSCPA since 2001.

Haitian Community Remembers January 12, 2010 Earthquake in Haiti Activities
Fri, 07 Jan 2011, 22:19:17 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BOYTON BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice (TLHS) announced today that Major Joseph Bernadel, US Army (Ret.), and the Delray Beach Interfaith Clergy Association are pleased to invite you to remember with the Palm Beach County Haitian community the loss of lives and the great disaster caused by the Earthquake on January 12, 2010 in Haiti.

Nonprofit PR Grants Program for 2011 announced by Neotrope
Fri, 07 Jan 2011, 17:53:09 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope, a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $36,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 28th anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2009, 2005 and 2000. Organizations may apply for this program starting today.

Gingrich Foundation Honors Catholic Charities USA as Charity of the Month
Wed, 05 Jan 2011, 19:49:06 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This January, as part of its ongoing Charity of the Month program, the Gingrich Foundation honors Catholic Charities USA for its outstanding legacy of service to those in need.

Neotrope Celebrates 28th Anniversary by Offering PR Grants and Discounts Program for U.S. Charitable Organizations
Tue, 04 Jan 2011, 00:22:40 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TORRANCE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope today announced it has, as part of the company's 28th anniversary this year, expanded its discount program for U.S.-based non-profit organizations 'doing good,' and also pre-announced the 2011 Neotrope PR Grants program. California-based Neotrope will provide discounts of 28% off to those charitable organizations needing assistance with public relations and online marketing.

'3 in 4' Campaign Addresses Boomer Long-Term Care Insurance Mind Gap
Wed, 22 Dec 2010, 10:59:07 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to the 3in4 Association, when it comes to long-term care insurance (LTCi), there's a big gap between what Baby Boomers (46 to 64 years old) believe and what they do. The association points to a recent survey by Mathew Greenwald & Associates showing that most Boomers highly value long-term care insurance, but that fewer than 10 in 100 have gotten around to buying it.

CalUniversity Holds Its First Graduation Ceremony Followed by National Entrepreneur's Day Conference
Thu, 16 Dec 2010, 11:59:23 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A perfect ending to a years' worth of hard work, CalUniversity celebrated the graduation of its inaugural class of students on November 19th, 2010. With the majority of students receiving their Doctorate degrees and others earning their Master's and Bachelor degrees, the class of 2010 is now prepared to enter, or in some cases continue to thrive in, today's work force.

Gingrich Foundation Presents Annual Gift to Luther College
Wed, 15 Dec 2010, 21:50:52 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
DECORAH, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Gingrich Foundation has presented its annual gift to the Newt L. and Callista L. Gingrich Scholarship Fund at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Since 2005, the endowment has provided annual scholarships for instrumental music majors studying piano, organ, and wind instruments.

Alameda Sixth Grade Scientists Help Save the Bay
Tue, 07 Dec 2010, 19:14:11 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ALAMEDA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sixth grade science students at the Alameda Community Learning Center will take on the roles of real-life environmental scientists this school year, thanks to a collaboration with Save the Bay and grant support from Bio-Rad. Using the Pasco SPARK system of dataloggers to enable remote collection of pH, salinity, and ORP data, learners will conduct a geochemical and microbiological survey of two native plant restoration areas in the SF Bay.

Gingrich Foundation Designates Alzheimer's Association as Charity of the Month
Wed, 01 Dec 2010, 18:41:45 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Gingrich Foundation has designated the Alzheimer's Association as part of the Gingrich Foundation's Charity of the Month program. Each month the Gingrich Foundation selects a charity, which is recommended to over 700,000 readers of the Newt Gingrich Human Events weekly newsletter.

Shelter Dog is Paws of Life for Missing Man
Mon, 29 Nov 2010, 23:51:32 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sometimes a hero is found at the local animal shelter. Moses, a three year old yellow lab/golden retriever, who is a certified search and rescue dog, found a missing Alzheimer's patient earlier this month. 'It takes a dog with the right stuff,' said Robin Habeger, of Paws of Life Foundation, and Moses' handler and trainer.

Jacqueline Ibrahim to Serve as New Chief Executive Officer of Starlight Children's Foundation
Mon, 15 Nov 2010, 08:58:45 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation has named Jacqueline Ibrahim its new chief executive officer. Ibrahim comes to Starlight with 22 years of experience in the financial sector in roles that included Division General Manager at Household International, SVP/Group Head at Wells Fargo and SVP at Neuberger Berman.

BTF Enterprises Achieves AMC Institute Accreditation
Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 19:14:29 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- BTF Enterprises, an association management company, announced that it has recently been awarded accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry.

Turtle Survival Alliance Airlifts Endangered Turtles 8,000 Miles
Tue, 02 Nov 2010, 14:57:31 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Turtle Survival Alliance announced that fifty Yellow-Headed Temple Turtles have arrived in Florida to begin a new life after being rescued from an illegal wildlife shipment in Hong Kong. Had the turtles been successfully smuggled into China, they would have been killed to satisfy the large demand for turtle meat and turtle parts used in Chinese medicine.

New Starlight Fun Centers Lift Spirits of Pediatric Patients at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Thu, 28 Oct 2010, 06:59:15 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOMA LINDA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, children undergoing treatment at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital smiled brighter. Through an ongoing partnership between Nestle and Starlight Children's Foundation, and with the support of Stater Bros. Supermarkets, Stater Bros. Charities and California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizza, 8 new Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment units were unveiled at the hospital for its pediatric patients.

Seattle Wine Tasting Featuring Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellar Will Help Feed Hungry School Children
Fri, 22 Oct 2010, 15:23:50 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The seventh annual Le Vin a Son Apogee (Wine at its Best) wine tasting and auction will be hosted by Overlake Service League on Saturday, November 13, at Fremont Studios in Seattle. In its 6th year, this event offers tasters hundreds of international and northwest wines, rated over 90 points, poured by a team of leading sommeliers from the Puget Sound area.

Windy City Woman of Color, NFP 2nd Annual Diamond Awards to Honor Women of Color in Chicago on November 13, 2010
Thu, 21 Oct 2010, 15:39:56 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Windy City Woman of Color, NFP an exclusive network for professional multicultural women in the Chicagoland area will be hosting its 2nd Annual Diamond Awards, which pays tribute to women of color who have made a positive impact on the community through their corporate and philanthropic efforts.

Children's Non-Profit DesignWise Medical Reaches Milestone by Filing its First Patent
Mon, 18 Oct 2010, 15:52:30 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric device organization, announced today that it has applied for its first patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Formal application was prepared in cooperation with the William Mitchell School of Law Intellectual Property Clinic.

IDS Puts Mortgage Industry in Motion to Benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity During MBA 97th Annual Conference
Thu, 07 Oct 2010, 17:28:20 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), a mortgage document preparation vendor, and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, one of the top producers of affordable home ownership opportunities among U.S. Habitat affiliates, have teamed up to challenge attendees at the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 97th Annual Convention and Expo to raise $10,000 for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.

Long Term Care Insurance Leaders Join Forces to Launch 'Nearly 3 in 4 Need More Campaign'
Thu, 07 Oct 2010, 05:59:24 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today the nonprofit 3in4 Association, established by thirteen long term care insurance leaders, announces the formation of an advisory board and executive committee for the 'Nearly 3 in 4 Need More Campaign.' The group seeks to educate the public with information to support Americans' plans for their potential need for long term care.

Starlight and Vivendi Introduce New Features to Starbright World, the Preeminent Online Social Network for Seriously Ill Teens
Wed, 29 Sep 2010, 19:01:22 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Having a chronic or life-threatening medical condition makes it hard for teens to cope with the already difficult realities of being a teenager. Supporting a sibling with an illness can be daunting as well. That is why Starlight Children's Foundation created Starbright World, an online social network for sick teens and their teen-aged siblings - to provide a community of support and a much-needed distraction from daily struggles.

Holistic Pet Care for Dog Scratching, Dog Itching, Dog Genital Licking and Feline IBD Helps
Mon, 13 Sep 2010, 13:09:11 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Holistic pet care for dog scratching, dog itching, dog genital licking and feline IBD can provide much needed relief for sick cats and dogs, says Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist at Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist. Davis and Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. David Gordon are hosting a holistic pet care seminar to benefit homeless animals on Saturday September 25th in Lake Forest, Calif.

Melanie L. Campbell Receives Woman of Power Award from National Urban League
Mon, 09 Aug 2010, 18:54:40 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In recognition of her outstanding contributions to civil rights, Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women's Roundtable, received the National Urban League's 'Women of Power Award' last week at a star-studded luncheon held during the NUL's Centennial Conference in D.C.

Register Today for Family Walk 2010! Event Helps Support the Recruitment of Adoptive Families for Children in Foster Care
Wed, 28 Jul 2010, 15:18:28 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is hosting its annual Family Walk on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Supporters from across the United States are invited to register today for the 2.5 mile Family Walk event.

OISF Welcomes nPulse Technologies as First Gold Member - nPulse to Host Software QA Testing Lab for Suricata Project
Tue, 27 Jul 2010, 18:29:51 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) today announced that nPulse Technologies, LLC has joined the consortium as its first Gold Level member. nPulse will maintain a QA Test lab for Suricata developers at its Charlottesville, VA, facility. Developers will be able to access the nPulse systems remotely.

Support a Children's Charity and Get Free Small Business Promotion and PR Services
Thu, 22 Jul 2010, 12:48:38 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TORRANCE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope, a California based marketing firm, recently 'adopted' Children Awaiting Parents and the Starlight Children's Foundation. To celebrate, throughout July 2010 as part of the adoption program, when a donor gives $50 or more to either charity they will have the opportunity to issue a free national online press release through Neotrope's Send2Press(R) Newswire service, which is syndicated worldwide.

Life-Changing Coaching Founder to Speak at Magic Johnson's Life Skills Leadership Conference
Wed, 21 Jul 2010, 16:58:57 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CLAREMONT, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Life-Changing Coaching announces that Coach Paul has been selected to participate as one of the speakers at this year's Magic Johnson Foundation - Life Skills Leadership Conference, which is being held from Thursday, July 22, 2010, to Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at UCLA.

Shopping Nanny Partners with Starlight to Help Children with Chronic and Life-threatening Illnesses
Mon, 19 Jul 2010, 19:55:16 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Shopping Nanny provides a personalized online service for grocery shoppers to get store specials and coupons combined to maximize their savings. This newly available solution is well received by customers, press and bloggers, but the exciting additional news is that the company is providing financial support to Starlight with a portion of every subscription fee - equaling a minimum unrestricted $50,000 donation each year for two years.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Honored for Its Statewide Charitable Efforts
Fri, 16 Jul 2010, 18:09:58 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Dental of Oklahoma was recently honored for its contributions to the state's nonprofit community. The Beacon Award honors 24 statewide businesses that have played instrumental roles in supporting nonprofit programs that help so many Oklahomans in need; the program recognizes finalists in six categories, with a Beacon Award winner in each category.

Community Bridges Exhibits at the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Tue, 13 Jul 2010, 16:45:02 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CONCORD, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Community Bridges is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event will be hosted by the Governor's Council on Disability on July 23, 2010 at the Department of Transportation at 7 Hazen Drive in Concord, New Hampshire from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Donors to Children Awaiting Parents Charity during July Rewarded with Free Press Release Distribution and Small Business Promotion
Fri, 09 Jul 2010, 06:59:52 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope recently 'adopted' Children Awaiting Parents as one of its premier charity program recipients. Throughout the month of July as part of the adoption program, when a donor gives $50 or more to Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) they will have the opportunity to issue a free national online press release through Neotrope's Send2Press Newswire service.

Neotrope 'Adopts' Children Awaiting Parents and Provides National Public Relations Services Pro Bono
Thu, 08 Jul 2010, 07:59:08 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope and its Send2Press service are honored to make Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) its second 'Adopted' charity program recipient for 2010. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with CAP's mission to find adoptive homes for America's waiting children. As part of this program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination, and search marketing for CAP to help raise awareness to both media and the public regarding CAP programs, partners and other activities.

Neotrope Offers Free Press Release Distribution to Starlight Donors
Wed, 07 Jul 2010, 15:42:09 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope and its Send2Press service recently 'adopted' Starlight Children's Foundation(TM) as its premier charity program recipient. Throughout the month of July as part of the adoption program, when a donor gives $50 or more to Starlight they will have the opportunity to issue a free national online press release through Neotrope's Send2Press(R) Newswire service.

Neotrope 'Adopts' Starlight Children's Foundation and Provides its Public Relations Services Pro Bono
Thu, 01 Jul 2010, 14:13:58 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope and its Send2Press service are honored to make Starlight Children's Foundation its premier 'Adopted' charity program recipient. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with Starlight's mission to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. As part of this adoption program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination, and search marketing for Starlight to help raise awareness to both media and the public.

Harvest Squeeze Lemonade, Marathon Restaurants team up to put the Squeeze on Childhood Cancer with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Tue, 22 Jun 2010, 15:31:31 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In their efforts in the battle against childhood cancer, Harvest Squeeze Lemonade will celebrate the National Rollout of the brand at the Marathon Restaurants in Center City Philadelphia. From Monday June 28 through Friday July 2, 2010 Harvest Squeeze Lemonade and Marathon will run a week of fundraising to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF).

Real-Life Experience Prompts Mom to Launch Home Kit Drug Test Website
Wed, 16 Jun 2010, 13:29:39 EDTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Talking to kids about drugs can be difficult, but the consequences of not having this conversation can be devastating. That's where Drug Tests by Mom comes in. 'You only need to use methamphetamines once,' says Arlene Nelson, founder. 'That's why it's so important for parents to get involved.'

Starlight Children's Foundation Launches Blog 'Starlight 365: Our People. Our Programs. Our Purpose'
Tue, 15 Jun 2010, 06:58:25 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation has just unveiled its blog, 'Starlight 365: Our People. Our Programs. Our Purpose.' The blog will serve as an interactive and engaging online community that connects stakeholders to stories, images and videos that spotlight the programs, campaigns, events, families, and supporters of Starlight Children's Foundation, as it works hard to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

ACANA Plays Major Role in Shaping DOT Policy
Mon, 07 Jun 2010, 18:10:19 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Recently, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued the most significant policy change concerning the air charter brokerage industry since 2004. The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), in keeping with its mission to protect the business interests of members and to foster a compliance disposition relative to the various regulatory agencies, played a pivotal role in shaping this recent policy shift.

WAMFAC (Walk-a-Mile For-a-Child) Announces New Partnership with Rutgers University-Newark
Fri, 21 May 2010, 11:37:45 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ELIZABETH, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- WAMFAC, a Jericho Road Ministries project, announced that Rutgers University-Newark, Office of Campus and Community Relations (OCCR), has joined the ranks of its impressive partners. Jericho Road Ministries and a diverse group of religious, nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities throughout the state of New Jersey, are coordinating a multi-city, one-mile walk on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.

Neotrope Celebrates 27th Anniversary by Offering PR Adoption and Discounts Program for U.S. Non-Profit Orgs
Mon, 03 May 2010, 17:08:52 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TORRANCE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope today announced it has, as part of the company's 27th anniversary this year, expanded its discount program for U.S.-based non-profit organizations 'doing good,' and also started to 'adopt' some very worthwhile causes where services are provided at no cost. Neotrope will provide discounts of 27 to 50 percent off to those charitable organizations needing assistance with public relations and marketing. Neotrope's Send2Press(R) Newswire service will be providing the discounts on targeted news distribution, press release writing, and online promotion solutions.

Carden Academy of Mission Viejo Raises $40,000 to Support School Programming
Thu, 22 Apr 2010, 18:26:34 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Carden Academy of Mission Viejo announced today that more than $40,000 was raised at its Third Annual Dinner Dance, 'A Night of Chance,' held at the Coto de Caza Country Club on Saturday, April 17, 2010. The event was organized by the academy's Parents Association to raise funds that will enhance the school programs at Carden Academy.

Paws of Life Joins Nationwide Efforts to Screen Dogs for Arthritis
Wed, 21 Apr 2010, 12:09:32 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
GREENSBORO, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Millions of dogs suffer from canine arthritis and their owners often have no idea their beloved pets are in such pain. A new initiative spearheaded by Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. and Hill's Pet Nutrition will combat that disconnect with a goal of screening one million dogs for canine arthritis. The two companies teamed up to launch the 'Million Dog Search,' a nationwide awareness campaign that will also raise thousands of dollars for animal charities, including Paws of Life.

Narconon Georgia Celebrates 9 Years of Creating Drug-Free Lives
Thu, 15 Apr 2010, 15:44:52 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- April 13th marked the anniversary of Narconon Georgia as it embarked on its 10th year of handling drug addiction and creating drug-free lives and working to create drug free communities. Narconon Georgia is a non-profit drug abuse rehabilitation program founded and incorporated in the State of Georgia on April 13th, 2001. Since that time it has assisted 600 individuals in becoming drug-free through the Narconon program.

Smart Imagination Releases its First Publication in the Tattoo Stories Book Series
Mon, 05 Apr 2010, 14:44:47 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
COSTA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Smart Imagination, a creative house and publisher with a focal point of serving humanitarian efforts, today announces its debut book in the Tattoo Stories series benefiting Starlight Children's Foundation. The art of tattoos has intrigued many people in various cultures around the world. 'Tattoo Stories' (ISBN: 978-0-9842417-0-5) not only addresses taboos plaguing the art form, but draws readers in for an intimate look at journeys, experiences and cultures.

Starlight's Annual 'A Stellar Night' Gala Honored Colgate's Noel R. Wallace, CPK's Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield
Tue, 23 Mar 2010, 16:59:13 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- At Starlight Children's Foundation's annual 'A Stellar Night' gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen, on Friday, March 19, 2010 at The Century Plaza Hyatt Regency Hotel, Starlight presented Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of California Pizza Kitchen, with its 2010 'Heart of Gold Award' and Noel R. Wallace, President, North America and Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Company, with its 'Jacki Carlish Humanitarian of the Year Award.'

Breathe California Announces State-Wide Media Call on Tuberculosis for World TB Day
Mon, 22 Mar 2010, 19:09:36 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SAN JOSE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tuberculosis (TB) is still a global and local threat. Hear the latest global, U.S., California, and local trends in TB, and recommendations from the experts. Breathe California is hosting a state-wide Media Call on Tuberculosis on Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. PDT. March 24th is World TB Day.

Newt Gingrich Names Dr. Jim Garlow to Chair Renewing American Leadership
Tue, 16 Mar 2010, 18:33:19 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich today named Dr. Jim Garlow as Chairman of Renewing American Leadership (ReAL), the non-profit organization Gingrich created. Dr. Garlow is an author, communicator, commentator, historian, and cultural observer. For the last 14 years, he has served as Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, Calif., and will continue to do so.

Georgia Residents and Businesses Can Help Haiti with Donated Tents Before Rainy Season Hits!
Fri, 05 Mar 2010, 13:34:06 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- You can help the Tents2Haiti effort. When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others.

Florida Residents: Your Used Tent Needed in Haiti Now
Fri, 05 Mar 2010, 11:16:34 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. Florida residents and businesses can get involved!

New York Tents2Haiti Grass Roots Effort Rushes to Collect Tents Before Rainy Season Hits in Late March
Thu, 04 Mar 2010, 21:00:22 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Your used tent needed in Haiti now. When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others.

Tents2Haiti: Grass Roots Effort in North Carolina Rushes to Collect Tents for Haiti Before Rain Season Hits
Thu, 04 Mar 2010, 16:25:26 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. North Carolina residents can get involved.

Maine: Your Used Tent Needed in Haiti Now - Grass Roots Tents2Haiti Effort Rushes to Collect Tents Before Rainy Season Hits
Thu, 04 Mar 2010, 15:19:07 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
PORTLAND, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. Maine residents can get involved now.

Explore Mars Commends the Obama Administration for Charting New Course for NASA - Calls for Program Details and Specific Timeframes
Fri, 26 Feb 2010, 08:59:39 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The recently announced proposal is a dramatic departure from the Constellation Program, scrapping the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles, as well as the Orion capsule. Instead, the administration has proposed a program that would increase funding for robotic science missions, private sector development of space hardware for transporting people to and from low Earth orbit, technology development, international cooperation, and many other projects. Explore Mars is supportive of investment in these programs.

Announcing the formation of Explore Mars, Inc.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010, 14:58:55 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- We are pleased to announce the formation of Explore Mars, Inc., a project oriented group that was created to promote science and technology innovation and education with a use for Mars Exploration. Through a series of technology innovation awards, scientific symposiums and workshops, Mars analog work, technology demonstrations, and other programs, we provide a platform for scientists and citizen scientists to engage in meaningful space exploration research and development in the private sector.

Girls Write Now to Celebrate Another Smash Season of Fresh Talent with New Reading Series: Chapters
Thu, 28 Jan 2010, 14:22:20 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Girls Write Now (GWN), New York City's premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced the launch of its spring series, CHAPTERS, celebrating a new year of developing New York's best teen writers. Beginning Friday, February 26, please join us for a series of evenings, featuring Girls Write Now students and the professional writers who inspire them, at the Center for Fiction. Each event is free and open to the public.

Forever 21 Sells Celebrity Designed T-shirts Benefiting Starlight Children's Foundation
Thu, 10 Dec 2009, 20:07:52 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Dec. 19, 2009 Forever 21, Inc. is launching a charitable line of T-shirts personally designed by notable celebrities with 100 percent of the proceeds, or 2/3 of the purchase price of the T-shirts to benefit Starlight Children's Foundation - helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

Nonprofit Partners with PR Company and Gains International Attention
Wed, 09 Dec 2009, 16:00:10 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Last year Special Equestrians was one of 10 nonprofits chosen from nearly 600 applicants to receive part of $25,000 in PR service grants. 'We've always taken corporate social responsibility very seriously, and it gives all of us here a warm and fuzzy feeling to do what little we can to give something back to worthwhile causes,' said Neotrope CEO and co-founder, Christopher Simmons.

Give a Child the Gift of a Family this Holiday Season
Mon, 30 Nov 2009, 17:04:42 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This holiday season Children Awaiting Parents is offering several alternative gift ideas. Instead of sending the traditional fruitcake to clients and friends this year, consider a gift that will help Lift the Wait for children that wait in foster care for a family to adopt them.

Bailee Madison's Great New Role - with Starlight Children's Foundation
Mon, 30 Nov 2009, 15:14:09 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation - which for 25 years has helped seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities - has named 10-year-old actress Bailee Madison spokesperson of its StarPower program. StarPower is an initiative that encourages youth to give back to other youngsters with the conviction that you're never too young to give back to your community.

Paws of Life Foundation Announces Online K9 Handler Academy
Mon, 23 Nov 2009, 12:55:04 EDTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Canine handlers have a challenging job and training is of great importance. That's why the Paws of Life Foundation and Iowa State University Extension for Continuing Education and Professional Development, together, are offering online training - the Working K9 Handler Academy where search and rescue dog handlers take classes.

Special Equestrians Teams with Philadelphia Race Park
Mon, 09 Nov 2009, 17:35:10 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Special Equestrians is proud to announce our partnership with the Philadelphia Race Park. Special Equestrians will be providing stall rest to injured race horses. These horses will be part of our Youth Connections Program for At-Risk Youth. 'Our vulnerable youth will be introduced to the plight of these vulnerable horses with the goal of developing a greater empathy for these horses,' says Tammy Westney, Executive Director of Special Equestrians.

Girls Write Now Receives 2009 Coming Up Taller Award from First Lady at The White House
Mon, 09 Nov 2009, 12:52:16 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Girls Write Now, a New York City organization that matches at-risk high school girls with professional women writers for mentoring and writing training, has been nationally recognized as one of 15 youth arts and humanities programs to receive the prestigious 2009 Coming Up Taller Award. Youth and adult representatives of the program traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend a White House ceremony on November 4, where they accepted the award from Mrs. Obama.

New Dionne Warwick Song 'Starlight' Released Today with 100-percent of its Proceeds Benefitting Starlight Children's Foundation
Tue, 20 Oct 2009, 05:59:50 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today Starlight Children's Foundation and New Gold Music Ltd. are excited to release the song 'Starlight,' sung by the legendary Dionne Warwick, and written by Dean Pitchford, prolific writer of Fame and creator of Footloose, and William Goldstein, whose versatile career includes the original music for NBC's Fame TV series. Ms. Warwick, Pitchford and Goldstein are donating 100 percent of their royalties to Starlight Children's Foundation.

Nonprofit Special Equestrians adjusts to Challenging Economic Climate
Wed, 14 Oct 2009, 13:01:25 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Special Equestrians had been grappling with the effects of the economic downturn when they received a stroke of good luck; a local band offered to assist them by playing for no charge at a low-cost Beef and Beer Dinner. It was just what the agency needed to draw in a large audience and help to raise over $11,000.

Starlight Children's Foundation Launches New Website as its 3-year Rebranding Process Comes to a Close
Wed, 30 Sep 2009, 18:26:17 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On the heels of its 25th anniversary, Starlight Children's Foundation has just unveiled the final piece of its 3-year rebranding initiative with the launch of an overhauled starlight.org and 11 related chapter and office Web sites. The strategic rebranding process also included a name change, logo change, development of a mission statement and tagline, and the creation of a new PSA campaign.

Arizona Teen and her Search Dog Pass National Certification - Paws of Life Foundation
Thu, 24 Sep 2009, 13:45:21 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A Paws of Life Foundation search and rescue dog recently was certified with her handler, 16-year-old Taylor Lane of Mesa, Arizona. Lane seems unaffected by how impressive her achievements really are. The daughter of Dallas and Sandy Lane juggles a hectic high school schedule including playing soccer, participating in band, and volunteering in search and rescue operations in Pinal County as a member of Sonoran Search and Rescue.

ACANA Endorses NBAA Publication of Best Practices for Air Charter Brokering
Mon, 21 Sep 2009, 18:03:49 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA) has formally endorsed the recent National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) publication: NBAA Best Practices for Air Charter Brokering. This publication provides confirmation that the NBAA recognizes the value that brokers bring to the business aviation community ACANA wishes to acknowledge this industry milestone and stands behind the movement for setting high standards for the brokering community.

The Henry Armstrong Foundation Honors Boxing Legend through Athletic and Medical Scholarship Program
Wed, 16 Sep 2009, 07:00:34 EDTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Henry Armstrong Foundation announced this week that it has awarded its first round of college scholarships to five high school recipients who plan to pursue higher education in medicine or athletics. Each student was awarded $1,000 to aid in the cost of the initial application, tuition and book fees.

Fun in the Sun at Special Equestrians
Tue, 01 Sep 2009, 17:11:34 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Special Equestrians has been expanding its range of services this past year, first developing a program for children diagnosed with autism, then by enrolling students in off-site horse back riding shows, and now with a new Summer Camp. 'The campers had a terrific time. They rode everyday, and had special programs presented by therapy dog owners, and an aviary sanctuary, and they made tie-died shirts and clay pots. It was very different from their weekly riding lessons,' says Executive Director Tammy Westney.

mXpo.net 2009 Mortgage Industry-Sponsored Virtual Trade Show Contributes to 'Homes for Our Troops' Housing Non-Profit Group
Fri, 28 Aug 2009, 15:55:13 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
AVENTURA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- mXpo.net 2009 Virtual Mortgage Trade Show, the mortgage industry-sponsored virtual trade show, conference, job fair and educational content platform, hosting its flagship industry-wide event on October 7 - 8, has partnered with Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit 501(c) 3 organization with the mission of building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.

VIP Auction Package to Attend the 2009 Emmy Award Show and HBO After-Party to Benefit Starlight Children's Foundation
Thu, 27 Aug 2009, 19:44:16 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and see popular television celebrities up close at this year's All-Star Emmy® Award Show. Anyone can bid on two tickets to the Emmy Award Show on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Nokia Theater in the heart of the exciting downtown complex LA Live and know that all of the proceeds will benefit Starlight's seriously ill children and their family members.

Register Today for Family Walk 2009! Help Support Children Awaiting Parents
Thu, 27 Aug 2009, 18:32:48 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is hosting its annual Family Walk on Saturday, September 26, 2009. The Walk is held at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester and is handicap accessible. Individual walkers in both youth and adult categories are eligible to win great prizes, including iPods.

7th Annual World Savvy Gala - Raising Funds to Address Global Education in Our Schools
Mon, 24 Aug 2009, 19:01:50 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, September 24, 2009 the 7th Annual World Savvy Gala will be held at the Hotel Kabuki. The Gala is World Savvy's premier event, raising funds and awareness to support the mission of the organization to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, so that they are prepared to learn, work, and live as responsible citizens in the global community.

A New Kind of Village - An Intern's Project for Special Equestrians
Fri, 07 Aug 2009, 15:08:28 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'I wanted to make a difference to improve the rider's experience during my time at Special Equestrians,' states intern Louis Taylor. As part of a unique collaboration between Foundations Community Partnership and Special Equestrians, Louis worked for ten weeks as a student intern for the Summer Youth Corp Program, sponsored through Foundations Community Partnership. During that time he divided his time between intensive classes, and Special Equestrians Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs.

September 11th Charity Ball to Benefit Sick 9/11 Heroes
Wed, 05 Aug 2009, 15:41:39 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The FealGood Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for sick and dying 9/11 Ground Zero First Responders, will hold the FealGood Charity Ball on Friday, September 11, 2009 at New Jersey's Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck. The event has a star-studded celebrity guest list including many professional athletes.

Corbin Bleu Asks Fans to Join Him in Brightening the Lives of Seriously Ill Children
Thu, 30 Jul 2009, 17:38:40 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu, the organization's national spokesperson, has started a fundraising campaign to encourage his fans to get involved with Starlight and support its mission to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation. He plans to rally his fans to raise enough money to provide Starlight programs to five families for one year, and to place a Fun Center™ and a PC Pal™ at a hospital on Starlight's waiting list.

Occupational Therapists Take Animal Therapies Beyond Special Equestrians
Tue, 30 Jun 2009, 18:53:29 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A dedication to their young clients has led Deb Saffren and Kim Hartranft, two Occupational Therapists at Special Equestrians, to broaden the scope of their work in animal assisted therapies. Every Monday Deb and Kim come to work at Special Equestrians providing Hippotherapy, which is Occupational Therapy on the back of the horse. 'During this interaction, I know that the child does not feel like they are participating in yet another therapy session. Instead, they are riding a horse,' says Deb Saffern.

Starlight and CCFA Unveil Enhanced Web Resource for Young Adults with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Wed, 24 Jun 2009, 19:49:48 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For young adults with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, coping with their illness is a life-long struggle. Today Starlight Children's Foundation and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation announced the unveiling of their redesigned Web site, UCandCrohns.org, originally designed in 2006 to help young IBD patients cope with their condition.

Girls Write Now Spring Reading to Feature Today's Amy Robach and Author Jean Thompson
Tue, 09 Jun 2009, 18:33:30 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Girls Write Now (GWN), New York's premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its annual spring reading, the culmination of another year of developing New York's best young writers. On Sunday, June 14, please join us for an afternoon with participants in the program and the women who inspire them -- featuring Amy Robach, National Correspondent for NBC's Today and National Book Award Nominee Jean Thompson, whose new book is 'Do Not Deny Me' (ISBN: 978-1416595632).

Special Equestrians Students Shine at Two Shows in One Week
Wed, 03 Jun 2009, 19:58:25 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The blustery weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the Special Equestrians riders at the Annual Spring Festival. Thirty-three students preformed for their own families, members of the community, staff, volunteers, and board members of Special Equestrians.

Walk to Help Foster Children - Family Walk New York, hosted by Nonprofit Children Awaiting Parents
Wed, 03 Jun 2009, 16:41:44 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The weight of the world falls upon all parentless children. That's why Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is hosting its popular Family Walk on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Written by Parents, Drawn by the Kids, VHL Family Alliance Announces the First Guide for Kids Dealing with Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: The VHL Handbook Kids' Edition
Mon, 01 Jun 2009, 08:01:56 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BOSTON, Mass., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The VHL Family Alliance (VHLFA) announced today that the very first 'VHL Handbook Kids' Edition' (ISBN: 978-1-929539-02-4) is now available at Amazon.com. The book was written and reviewed by a team of parents and professionals and illustrated with charming drawings and photographs from children with VHL, their siblings and friends. (VNR - Video News Release)

Girls Write Now Mentees Win Big in the 2009 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Thu, 28 May 2009, 18:23:47 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Girls Write Now (GWN), New York's first and only creative writing and mentoring program for high school girls, is proud to announce that 14 of the winning entrees in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards-including a national award-were written by this year's talented mentees!

June Metro Atlanta Event - First Annual Party in the Park Suwanee Town Center Park
Tue, 26 May 2009, 19:36:38 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ATLANTA, Ga., May 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On June 6, The C3 Church is sponsoring its first annual 'C3 Party in the Park' community festival, at Suwanee Town Center Park in Gwinnett County, to promote fitness for the entire family, including demonstrations teaching children how to have fun living a healthy lifestyle and staying in shape, and a 5K run benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Children Awaiting Parents' Essay Contest
Tue, 19 May 2009, 12:45:48 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- May is National Foster Care Month and Children Awaiting Parents invites you to share your stories about your experience with foster care. The contest is open to people of all ages interested in reflecting on either their experience being in foster care, being a foster parent, or their experience adopting or being adopted from foster care.

Cal Net Technology Group CEO Joins YAO's Liesel Pritzker to Fight Poverty Through Microfinance
Thu, 14 May 2009, 07:59:06 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 14, 2009 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cal Net Technology Group has announced that Founder & CEO Zack Schuler will serve on the board with Young Ambassadors for Opportunity (YAO) Chair Liesel Pritzker to raise awareness for the organization in order to increase the involvement of young, visionary entrepreneurs, and to raise funds for capitalizing a bank in Tanzania.

Acclaimed SoHo and TriBeCa Initiatives Welcome NoHo/Bowery: Privately Funded Organization Adds New District to its Program
Wed, 13 May 2009, 18:17:23 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Association for Community Employment for the Homeless (A.C.E.), and its neighborhood initiatives, the SoHo and TriBeCa Partnerships, will extend to include NoHo/Bowery into its non-profit foundation to aid the homeless and keep lower Manhattan clean and green! The NoHo/Bowery Partnership will officially begin May 15, 2009.

VHL Family Alliance Kicks off May Awareness Month, Announcing 8 Events Coast to Coast
Fri, 01 May 2009, 08:00:43 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BOSTON, Mass., May 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A neoburlesque sci-fi play in Providence, a Crabfest in Maryland, a music festival on Boston Common - all to support the VHL Family Alliance (VHLFA) in its fight to get attention for its rare disease population. Thirteen year old Alex Anderson from New Jersey formed the idea of a worldwide fundraiser to benefit the VHLFA. The VHLFA announced today the beginning of a month long celebration highlighted by International VHL Day, May 9th to spread awareness for von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL).

VHL Family Alliance Announces Free Awareness Benefit Concert in Boston Common
Fri, 01 May 2009, 07:00:37 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass., May 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This year VHL Family Alliance will be hosting its first annual special event in honor of International VHL Day, which will be declared in Massachusetts in May at the State House. Alex Anderson, a 13 year old boy from New Jersey, started this concept when he had a vision of hosting a worldwide fundraiser for VHL. Alex has already had a tumor in his ear at age four and four tumors in his retina, all resulting from his struggle with VHL.

Volunteers Celebrate Earth Week at Special Equestrians
Wed, 29 Apr 2009, 14:13:21 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Volunteers from Capmark Finance Inc, and Centocor Ortho Biotech Services LLC, worked over the course of two days at Special Equestrians painting the therapy and observation rooms, and planting gardens and building therapeutic equipment in the Sensory Trail. The teams' efforts were coordinated by Special Equestrians Program Director Anne Reynolds, 'It was a pleasure to have these talented and skilled volunteers working to brighten our indoor environment.'

Over 250 Twin Cities Residents Will Participate in Innovative Academic Event Focused on Responsible Global Citizenship
Fri, 17 Apr 2009, 13:26:28 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, April 25, 2009, over 250 middle and high school students, volunteer judges, educational leaders and community guests from around the Twin Cities will convene at Macalester College in St. Paul to participate in Minnesota's First Annual World Affairs Challenge(TM), hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with Macalester College's Institute for Global Citizenship.

More Opportunities to Help Children - Including Kids in Foster Care
Fri, 17 Apr 2009, 12:37:57 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The weight of the world falls upon all parentless children. That's why Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is offering new ways for caring individuals to help parentless children.

IBD Website for Young Adults Offers Support for Living Independently
Wed, 15 Apr 2009, 13:23:41 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF) and Starlight Children's Foundation announced the launch of 'IBDU: Graduating to Independence' - a new resource for young adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) who are preparing for college, vocational training, entrance into the workforce or living independently. The site provides answers for older teens and young adults to real life challenges and educational resources.

Photographer Chooses Special Equestrians as Her Special Project
Mon, 06 Apr 2009, 13:59:35 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'I had no idea the first time I photographed for Special Equestrians that I would be so touched by the kids and the staff there,' stated Rosemary Taglialatela, who came in contact with the organization during the Bucks County 5K Run last year when she was photographing the runners for the series, Special Equestrians held a race as part of the series; she's been coming back ever since.

Californians Facing April 15th Tax Filing Deadline Encouraged to Make a Charitable Contribution on State Tax Form
Thu, 02 Apr 2009, 20:12:34 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Checkoff California: As Californians face the annual April 15th tax filing deadline, it is important for taxpayers to remember how simple it can be to make a contribution to one or more worthwhile causes while completing their state tax return. California is one of 41 states that allow taxpayers to make a voluntary, tax-deductible contribution in the 'Contributions' section of their state tax return.

Corbin Bleu Signs on as National Spokesperson for Starlight Children's Foundation
Tue, 31 Mar 2009, 13:08:12 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu is the new national spokesperson for the nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

Myth vs Fact: Censor Bias? New Research Covers Culturally Misrepresented Groups: Gypsies, Jews, Indians, Mestizos, Arabs, Women
Wed, 25 Mar 2009, 12:28:43 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Feather Research Institute (eaglefeather.org) provides current research of different cultural groups that have been misrepresented via distorted or biased cultural histories due to political, racial or religious reasons. The goal is to present factual cultural data that is not political; it purports to go beyond superficial layers of information and question the validity of sources.

Sportswomen Applaud Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee's Title 1X 'Pioneering'
Wed, 11 Mar 2009, 21:50:31 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., March 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- To spirited applause by the 'phenomenal' female champions honored at the '35th Annual Sportswomen of Colorado Hall of Fame Benefit' in Denver on March 8, Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee received the prestigious 'Pioneer Award' for helping their dreams come true. In 1975, Suzy led the Title 1X March in DC that led to giving equal opportunities to women in school sports, said guest Cleo Arellano (Apache), a Bank of Omaha executive and supporter of the Native American Olympic Team Foundation (NAOTF), co-founded by Chaffee.

Largest Academic Event for San Francisco Students Prepares Middle and High School Participants for Responsible Global Citizenship
Thu, 26 Feb 2009, 20:35:49 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, March 14, 2009, over 500 middle and high school students from Northern California schools will convene at San Francisco State University to compete in the largest annual academic event for San Francisco area students. Over 1,000 middle and high school students, volunteer judges, educational leaders, and community guests are expected to take part in the seventh annual World Affairs Challenge(TM) hosted by San Francisco-based global education non-profit World Savvy.

New Group for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Thu, 26 Feb 2009, 16:26:08 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Special Equestrians is proud to announce the launch of a new program for children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. 'We successfully completed a pilot of this program and were so pleased with the results that we are opening the group to our currently enrolled riders.' Deb Saffern, one of the Occupational Therapists who works at Special Equestrians attributes the groups success to 'the social interaction between the children, the one-on-one attention each child receives, along with the repetition of activities, and the variety of activities.'

Starlight Children's Foundation's Annual 'A Stellar Night' Gala Honors Teri Hatcher and Nintendo of America and its President, Reggie Fils-Aime
Wed, 25 Feb 2009, 19:58:24 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation will present Teri Hatcher with its 2009 'Heart of Gold Award' at the organization's annual 'A Stellar Night' gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen, on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7 p.m. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Starlight's Jacki Carlish Humanitarian of the Year Award will be bestowed upon Nintendo of America and its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime.

Prominent Authors to Celebrate 'Girls Write Now Day' on March 8 at The New School University in New York
Mon, 23 Feb 2009, 12:30:54 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Girls Write Now (GWN), New York's premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its annual commemoration of Girls Write Now Day, a local celebration of International Women's Day. On Sunday, March 8, join participants in the program for an afternoon with young women writers and the writers who inspire them at the New School University's Theresa Lang Community & Student Center.

Paws of Life Foundation Executive Director Robin Habeger Announces the Organization's Latest Canine Placement for Search and Rescue
Fri, 20 Feb 2009, 13:09:49 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Despite the recent ice storm in the area, Karen Frazier of West Paducah, Kentucky, was selected and received an Australian Shepherd named Briar from Paws of Life Foundation. Frazier is a member of Little Egypt Search and Rescue of Carbondale, Illinois. Little Egypt Search and Rescue is a volunteer group of individuals and canines providing assistance in the event of lost or missing individuals in southern Illinois and surrounding areas.

Economic Downturn Should Not Prevent Adoption
Tue, 17 Feb 2009, 12:42:36 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The weight of the world falls upon all parentless children. That's why Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, reminds potential adopters that the challenging fiscal environment should not be a deterrent to adoption.

VHL Family Alliance Announced Partner in Rare Disease Day
Thu, 05 Feb 2009, 17:28:16 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is coordinating the observance of Rare Disease Day in the United States on February 28, 2009. VHL Family Alliance announced today that on that day, and in the weeks leading up to it, they will join with others around the world in focusing on rare disease challenges and the importance of research in developing diagnostics and treatments.

This Valentine's Day, Newhouse Remembers Love Gone Mad
Wed, 04 Feb 2009, 17:00:42 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Newhouse, a Kansas City domestic violence shelter, notes that Valentine's Day isn't all candy and roses for every woman. Instead, it's a grim reminder of the fine line between love and hate. Domestic violence isn't reserved for the poor or uneducated. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly one in three adult women experience at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood.

Starlight Children's Foundation New England Hosts Afternoon Tea to Honor Gary and Judi Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art
Fri, 30 Jan 2009, 17:32:13 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation New England is hosting a special Valentine's event, Purses & Pearls, A Classic English Afternoon Tea, at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. At the Tea, Starlight is honoring Gary and Judi Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art with its prestigious Heart of Gold Award to acknowledge the couple's longstanding commitment to seriously ill children in New England.

Ely, Minnesota Celebrates 15th Annual Winter Festival Feb 6-16, 2009
Tue, 13 Jan 2009, 14:37:48 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ELY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Preparations are underway for the Ely Winter Festival slated for February 6-16, 2009, in the northern Minnesota tourist city known for its local beauty and wilderness. The volunteer Board has announced a schedule of events for all ages, abilities and interests; ranging from Sled Dog Rides, an historic Voyageur Encampment, cross-country ski specials and outdoor ice skating; to a crafts fair, several dinners, musical concerts and art events taking place over the Festival's 10-day period.

Girls Write Now Annual Winter Reading Spotlights 2008 National Book Award Winner Judy Blundell and Young Women Writers
Mon, 12 Jan 2009, 17:45:56 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Girls Write Now, New York's premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its Annual Winter Reading, co-sponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture. On Saturday, January 17, join participants in the program for an afternoon with young women writers and the women who inspire them -- including guest speaker Judy Blundell, author of the 2008 National Book Award-winning 'What I Saw and How I Lied' (ISBN 978-0439903462).

Michael Phelps Heads 2008 Ten Best-Mannered List
Wed, 17 Dec 2008, 15:02:26 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who has been commended for being a role model to young people, heads the list of the 'Ten Best-Mannered People of 2008,' as named by the National League of Junior Cotillions, an etiquette and social training program that involves thousands of young people in the United States.

Neotrope Announces Non-Profit PR Grant Program Recipients for 2009
Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 16:17:21 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, announced today the 2009 Non-Profit PR Grant Program recipients: those non-profit organizations chosen to receive free public relations and newswire services. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005. This year, services are being donated by Neotrope to worthy smaller non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary.

Neotrope Extends Non-Profit PR Grant Application Deadline
Fri, 07 Nov 2008, 13:56:55 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, has extended the 2009 grant application deadline for non-profit organizations, from Nov. 12th, to Dec. 7th, 2008, due to the recent U.S. elections. The company is donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy smaller non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005; and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years.

Card Cafe Announces Fund Raising Tool for Non-Profits
Wed, 01 Oct 2008, 15:38:39 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
OREM, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Card Cafe, a global technology provider, today announced the launch of Charity Builder. Charity Builder is a tool which enables non-profit organizations throughout the United States to leverage the vast greeting card industry to help them raise money. With the Charity Builder, businesses who donate to non-profits can now give even more money by simply purchasing customer gifts, employee incentives, etc. through the non-profit's site.

Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $25K in Free PR Grants and Marketing Support
Wed, 01 Oct 2008, 01:02:41 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005; and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years. Organizations may apply for this program starting today.

Magician David Blaine Nominated for Consideration for First Ever Houdini Award from Scranton's Famous Houdini Museum
Tue, 23 Sep 2008, 15:30:53 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Because of David Blaine's Houdini-esque stunts the Board of Directors of The Houdini Museum in Scranton has decided to place David Blaine up for nomination for the first ever Houdini Award to be given out by the prestigious museum. When David Blaine is buried alive for seven days, frozen in a block of ice or hung upside down for 60 hours, he credits Harry Houdini's legendary escapes as his inspiration.

Georgia Department of Education Launches HOSA Foundation to Promote Careers in Healthcare
Tue, 02 Sep 2008, 13:59:06 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Georgia's supply of healthcare workers is in a critical condition according to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. There are severe shortages in nursing, in the number of physicians per capita, psychologist, social workers, and other health related fields. Georgia now ranks 9th in total populations and still lags behind its sisters states with the number of healthcare professionals. Georgia Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student-lead organization promoting interest in healthcare occupations among high school and college students.

Jim 'Catfish' Hunter Foundation and The ALS Association Announce Opening of ALS Clinic at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in September
Thu, 10 Jul 2008, 12:55:07 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
GREENVILLE, N.C., July 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The ALS Association - Jim 'Catfish' Hunter Chapter today announced that Pitt County Memorial Hospital will open an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) clinic in late September. ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to progressive paralysis usually in less than five years.

Jazz Prodigy Eric Reed to Perform at Get a Life Childcare Foundation's First Annual 'Jazz to Support Life' Event
Mon, 30 Jun 2008, 19:15:42 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Get a Life Childcare Foundation, the only non-profit foundation in the nation dedicated to caring for children whose parents or siblings are living with chronic or terminal illness, will be holding their first annual Jazz to Support Life event benefiting the foundation's second child care facility in West Los Angeles.

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