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Girls Write Now's 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., June 3 (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 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 (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.

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., April 29 (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 ESTEdited 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
Fri, 17 Apr 2009, 12:37:57 ESTEdited 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 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 15 (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 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa., April 6 (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.

Atlanta Unity Presents Atlanta's Own Nationally-Known Comedian and Pianist Extraordinaire, Jerry Farber
Wed, 25 Mar 2009, 13:45:28 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
ATLANTA, Ga., March 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Atlanta Unity presents their annual 'Spring Sillies' fundraiser featuring popular comedian and pianist Jerry Farber. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary of Atlanta Unity, located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross. Tickets are $20.00 per person.

Myth vs Fact: Censor Bias? New Research Covers Culturally Misrepresented Groups: Gypsies, Jews, Indians, Mestizos, Arabs, Women
Wed, 25 Mar 2009, 12:28:43 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Feather Research Institute ( 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 ESTEdited 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.

Sportswomen of Colorado to Honor Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee as 'Pioneer'
Wed, 04 Mar 2009, 16:14:16 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
DENVER, Colo., March 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee will be honored at the 35th Annual Sportswomen of Colorado Hall of Fame Awards banquet at Denver's Marriott Tech Center Hotel on March 8. Suzy deserves the 'Pioneer Award' for birthing freestyle skiing, Title 1X and inspiring ski areas to share the joy of skiing with tribal youth, said Joan Birkland, executive director.

New Group for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Thu, 26 Feb 2009, 16:26:08 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa., Feb. 26 (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 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 25 (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 ESTEdited 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 (Arnhold Hall, Second Floor).

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 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
AMES, Iowa, Feb. 20 (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 ESTEdited 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 ESTEdited 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 ESTEdited 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 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 30 (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 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
ELY, Minn., Jan. 13 (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 ESTEdited 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).

Neotrope Announces Non-Profit PR Grant Program Recipients for 2009
Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 16:17:21 ESTEdited 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 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
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, Oct. 1 (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.

The Spirits Come Alive in Old Ste. Genevieve
Mon, 22 Sep 2008, 12:04:02 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SAINTE GENEVIEVE, Mo., Sept. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The spirits will come out early this year in historic old Ste. Genevieve when the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve will be hosting its annual Deja Vu Spirit Reunion. The program takes place in one of Missouri's oldest cemeteries (established in 1787) among the tombs and headstones of emigrants of French, German, Scottish and other heritages, as well as ancient residents and slaves of that era.

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.

Jump Start for Nonprofits Challenged by the Current Economy
Fri, 15 Aug 2008, 10:28:29 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Resource Development Counsel, a fundraising leadership consultant company established in 1996, has announced a special low-cost program for nonprofits, the Jump Start Intensive, designed to create income and cost-saving action planning for organizations feeling the current economic squeeze.

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) Hosts Public Forum on A Comprehensive Look at Tropical Forestry
Tue, 15 Jul 2008, 14:56:11 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
RIO GRANDE, P.R., July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council hosted a groundbreaking public forum in Puerto Rico on June 18, 2008 at the Gran Melia Hotel. 'We gathered more than 40 experts and citizens from Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other tropical islands to share ideas, best practices and research to help us advise the Secretary of Agriculture on urgent issues facing tropical urban forests,' said Joe Wilson, NUCFAC Council Chair.

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.

Foothills Community Partnership Fund Established in Collaboration with the Community Foundation of Calhoun County
Wed, 09 Jul 2008, 11:26:50 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ANNISTON, Ala., July 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Foothills Community Partnership (FCP) officially presented a charitable contribution of $500,000 to the Community Foundation of Calhoun County at a celebration this afternoon. The gift establishes the Foothills Community Partnership Fund, which will be administered and guided by the Community Foundation of Calhoun County to address critical human-care needs in the greater community.

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.

Coastal Marine Biolabs Hosts Integrative Biosciences Summer Program
Fri, 13 Jun 2008, 09:38:27 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
VENTURA, Calif., June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Marine Biolabs announces a call for applications and community sponsorships for its integrative biosciences program summer session. The session runs from July 25 through August 3; the enrollment deadline is July 10.

Nonprofit Executives Converge on Washington, DC to Address Workforce Crisis Facing the Sector
Tue, 20 May 2008, 17:52:43 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The 2008 Nonprofit Human Resources Conference to be held in Washington, DC on September 28 - 29, 2008, hosted by Nonprofit HR Solutions, is the first of a series of annual events designed to bring together nonprofit human resources practitioners, executives, thought leaders, and researchers from diverse organizations nationwide. Attendees will address the significant human resources challenge facing the nonprofit sector.

Senator George J. Mitchell to Receive 2008 Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service
Mon, 12 May 2008, 08:50:12 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eisenhower Fellowships has announced that it will present the 2008 Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell. Eisenhower Chairman General Colin L. Powell USA (Retired) will present the award to Senator Mitchell at its annual board of trustees' dinner in Philadelphia on May 15, 2008.

Sister Schools, an Educational Non Profit, hosts nine Ugandan Children on Seattle Area School Tour
Fri, 09 May 2008, 14:45:12 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SEATTLE, Wash., May 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sister Schools, a Seattle based non-profit that partners schools in Washington State with Schools in Uganda, East Africa, will host a group of nine Ugandan students on the 2008 Suubi Tour of the Seattle area. The tour will run from Thursday, May 8 through Tuesday, June 10.

Air Charter Association of North America Adopts Safety and Quality Assurance Program
Mon, 05 May 2008, 08:32:25 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing and promoting the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism in the air charter industry has announced that ACANA members now have the ability to utilize Wyvern/PASS.

Ski Areas End 'Awesome Season' with Gratitude Ceremonies
Fri, 02 May 2008, 15:36:35 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
ASPEN, Colo., May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'On Closing Day at Spirit Mountain, Wisconsin, 14 year old 'Honor the Earth Princess,' Mariah Cooper (Ojibwe-Oneida), a Native American Olympic Hopeful, led their first Snow Gratitude Ceremony. They joined Steamboat, Telluride, Ascutney (Vt) and Arizona SnowBowl in ceremonies during April expressing appreciation for one of America's best snow years,' said amazed Olympic skier Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee, Native Voices Foundation's (NVF) facilitator.

Spooner Brings Indian Youth Closer to London Olympics
Mon, 21 Apr 2008, 15:36:08 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SPOONER, Wis., April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the sparring behind the scenes rivaling the boxing superstars in the ring, Native Voices Foundation's (NVF) 'Future Olympian's Day Benefit in Spooner April 16, turned out an uplifting landmark for American Indian youth competing in the London Olympics,' according to Olympic skier, Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee, NVF's organizer.

34th Annual Country Day Fair for Prince of Peace - Costa Mesa
Tue, 15 Apr 2008, 08:27:18 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
COSTA MESA, Calif., April 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For the thirty-fourth consecutive year Prince of Peace School announces a great day of family fun! The Annual Country Day Fair is happening Saturday, April 19th, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Costa Mesa. Prince of Peace Church and School have been a community anchor in the Mesa Verde community of Costa Mesa for over 40 years.

World Heavyweight Champion, Joe Hip, to Coach Indian Youth and Spar at Spooner, Wisconsin's Olympic Hopefuls Benefit
Fri, 11 Apr 2008, 19:14:21 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SPOONER, Wis., April 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Native Voices Foundation (NVF) is hosting a 'Future Olympian's Day' Benefit in Spooner, Wisconsin, on April 16, at their Northwest Sports Complex. 'Thanks to Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, Joe Hip (Blackfeet), and 2003 Native American Heavyweight Champion, Harry Funmaker ('Ho-Chunk Hammer') coaching the region's rising stars,' said Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee, NVF's organizer.

Educational Wildfire Resource Empowers Homeowners and Aids Firefighters
Fri, 04 Apr 2008, 09:00:55 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
GRANITE BAY, Calif., April 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Prepare Stay Defend (PSD), a California non-profit organization, has launched a web site that empowers homeowners against wildfires; they are the first organization of its kind to support homeowners, nationwide, through their educational web site and on-line fire training.

Prince of Peace Kids Sow for Second Harvest
Thu, 03 Apr 2008, 09:35:04 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
COSTA MESA, Calif., April 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today was a perfect Southern California day for students at Prince of Peace Christian School: warm, sunny, with a 100% chance of learning. Students from pre-school to sixth grade observed and tended their seedling crop. The young plants are three to four inches high and ready to be harvested and transplanted to a field where food is farmed specifically for the benefit of local families in need.

Friends of Dogwood Fundraising Efforts - Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Thu, 20 Mar 2008, 09:38:02 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
ATLANTA, Ga., March 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For its 72nd year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival has added Friends of Dogwood Events that will allow festival goers to enjoy a private restaurant tasting, beverage samples and even access to private restrooms during the festival. The perks continue throughout the year with a variety of Friends of Dogwood events and partnerships with other organizations.

Columbia Tower Club Opens its Doors for 5th Annual Monte Carlo Casino Night and Charity Auction
Thu, 13 Mar 2008, 10:22:30 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SEATTLE, Wash., March 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Incredible glamour, amazing intrigue, and a worthy cause are back for another round in one of Seattle's most popular fund-raisers, the Columbia Tower Club's 5th annual Monte Carlo Casino Night on Saturday, April 19th, 2008.

International Group Launches Plan For Global Commons
Wed, 05 Mar 2008, 07:39:41 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- An unprecedented move to gather worldwide commentary on a new 'global commons' was announced today in Berlin by an international coalition including the Philadelphia nonprofit organization, Centre for Global Negotiations.

Shopping Locally to Help Women Globally
Mon, 25 Feb 2008, 07:59:56 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
AKRON, Pa., Feb. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Every year on March 8, millions gather in rallies and parades around the world to honor the achievements of women on International Women's Day, an occasion relatively unknown in the United States. Fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages will join forces with a national domestic violence prevention organization to celebrate the event in March.

14th Annual Ely Winter Festival Feb 1-10 Features Snow Sculptures, Entertainment for the Whole Family
Mon, 21 Jan 2008, 13:05:59 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
ELY, Minn. - Jan. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Preparations are underway for the ten-day Ely Winter Festival being held February 1-10, 2008 in Ely, Minnesota. The cornerstone of the festival is the International Snow Sculpting Symposium in Whiteside Park with 20 'amateur' blocks and 20 large 'expert' blocks each carved by a three-person team.

Florida Media Advisory: Talent Contest Immediate Call for Entries
Wed, 17 Oct 2007, 17:13:00 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Entries for the Rotary Club of Jacksonville - Oceanside's TALENT EXPLOSION should be created and uploaded immediately. Voting ends December 15, 2007. Top 10 finalists perform live January 11, 2008 at Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at Florida Community College in Jacksonville. First, second and third prizes of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 will be awarded.

Local Rotary Club Puts 'Fun' Back in Fund Raising
Tue, 16 Oct 2007, 19:48:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Got talent? Then the Rotary Club of Jacksonville - Oceanside is looking for you! Participate in the Club's first Talent Explosion, a competition featuring on-line voting for your favorite performance on Oceanside Rotary Charities is a 501c (3) not for profit organization.

Renowned Expert On Women's Health Issues to Speak at Thrive's October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Lecture
Wed, 10 Oct 2007, 18:30:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass. - Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alice Domar, PhD, an expert on women's health issues, will be the featured speaker at the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month lecture sponsored by Thrive, The Wellness Community and The Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Domar will conduct a workshop entitled The Healing Art of Self Nurturance on Monday, October 22nd from 7:15-9:00 p.m. at The Wellness Community in Newton, Mass.

RESCUE Hosts National Pet Idol Contest to Support Animal Rescue Efforts
Tue, 02 Oct 2007, 23:12:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Oct. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Look out American Idol, there's a new game in town. RESCUE, a non-profit 501(c)3, based in Phoenix, had such success with their first pet idol contest at the local level, that this year, they are taking it national. The national Pet Idol Contest will benefit the efforts of RESCUE, an organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of animals on euthanasia lists.

20th Year Anniversary of The Peninsula Golf Challenge Benefiting Local Nonprofit for At-Risk Youth
Tue, 02 Oct 2007, 22:35:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Oct. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Golfers from all over the Bay Area will tee off to support Friends for Youth a nonprofit mentoring organization as the agency marks the 20th year of its Annual Golf Challenge at the exclusive Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park. A full field of golfers is expected to attend this milestone event - Friends For Youth's most important fundraiser of the year.

North Miami Public Library Kicks Off Statewide Investor Education Initiative
Wed, 19 Sep 2007, 19:03:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. - Sept. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- City of North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns along with representatives from the Florida Office of Financial Regulation kick off an initiative to show Florida citizens how easy the road to financial security can be if you know the basics of simple investing. There will be a press conference Monday September 24th at 11:00 am at the North Miami Public Library.

GRACE Founder, Natasha Martin, Goes Beyond Microfinance and Reviews Grant Proposals to Help Grassroots Community-Based NGOs
Wed, 19 Sep 2007, 18:05:00 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - Sept. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Natasha Martin, founder of Grassroots Alliance for Community Education, G.R.A.C.E. explains "where the money goes" for grant and microfinance projects to a group of philanthropists in Northern California. These donors learn the complexities in deciding which three Kenyan grassroots community-based NGO (non-governmental organization) projects should be the recipient of a five thousand dollar grant.

Sphinx Brings Diversity to Carnegie Hall
Thu, 06 Sep 2007, 21:23:00 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sept. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Approximately 25-percent of Americans are Black or Latino. In our nation's professional orchestras however, Blacks and Latinos combined comprise approximately 4-percent of the musicians. On September 25, The Sphinx Organization, the non-profit organization dedicated to building diversity in classical music, will present the all Black and Latino Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and Harlem Quartet at Carnegie Hall.

Facto Non Verba Hosts 5th Annual Charity Event Benefiting the American Cancer Society
Wed, 05 Sep 2007, 16:55:00 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Sept. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Facto Non Verba, Inc., a national grassroots philanthropic organization, will host its charity cocktail party to benefit the American Cancer Society on Thursday, September 27 at the Atlanta Brewing Co. in Atlanta, Ga. This marks the addition of the group's third city after a five year run that began in the New York metropolitan area. The Atlanta event follows a successful turnout this past June at the Los Angeles area party held at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Disease and Starvation Threaten 50,000 in Eastern Uganda
Thu, 30 Aug 2007, 23:59:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
SOROTI, Uganda - Aug. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Three Loaves Fund announces a special appeal on behalf of our partner Pilgrim, a local Ugandan Christian relief organization. Unusually heavy rains in eight districts in Eastern Uganda have left over 50,000 homeless and in danger of starvation and disease, said the Ugandan Red Cross Society, as reported in The New Vision

Young Philanthropists Stand up in Fight Against Cancer
Thu, 23 Aug 2007, 19:16:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Aug. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Facto Non Verba, Inc., a national grassroots philanthropic organization, will host its fifth annual charity cocktail party to benefit the American Cancer Society on Thursday, September 20 at The Loft Restaurant & Lounge in New York City. Comedian Ron G of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes fame hosts.

Sedona Citizens Fight to Save Starry Skies
Fri, 17 Aug 2007, 15:45:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SEDONA, Ariz. - Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Over two hundred Sedona citizens overflowed City Hall Chambers on August 15, to plead with City Council members and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to preserve their renowned dark and starry skies. Led by Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc.(KSB), a local conservation organization, Sedona residents enlightened their leaders 'on alternatives to putting up 76 sodium light poles that would add to global warming and cancer, while turning this magnificent town into a Las Vegas strip,' according to Native Voices Foundation co-chair, Olympian Suzy Chaffee.

Recent FCC Ruling May Leave Consumers Exposed
Wed, 25 Jul 2007, 17:41:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
IRVING, Texas - July 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- More than one million consumers in the United States may be impacted when cellular carriers are no longer required to provide Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) service to more than 26 million alarm systems. Because of the potential impact to security systems that rely on AMPS technology, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) is urging consumers to contact their alarm company to ensure continued response to intrusion, fire and/or medical alert alarms.

The National Children's Oral Health Foundation and Previser Announce Initiative to Reduce Oral Disease Among Disadvantaged Populations
Tue, 10 Jul 2007, 13:45:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - July 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Children's Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF), and PreViser Corporation, today announced a joint initiative to collaborate in an effort to improve the oral health of low income children nationwide. The NCOHF's non-profit mission is to eliminate oral disease, and promote overall health and well-being for economically disadvantaged children.

NBFAA Awards $20,000 in Scholarships to Children of Police, Fire Officials
Mon, 09 Jul 2007, 16:45:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
IRVING, Texas - July 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- There is nothing quite like seeing dreams come true, but that's just what happened recently thanks to the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA). Through the association's Youth Scholarship Program, NBFAA members awarded $20,000 in college scholarships to three children of police and fire officials.

Half of Humanity to Raise Earth Vibration on 777 - A Message of Love, Oneness and Hope from St Francis
Tue, 03 Jul 2007, 23:20:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SEDONA, Ariz. - July 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On 7.7.07, Vice President Al Gore and LIVE EARTH musicians, whom some call 'Modern Day Shaman,' may be playing the biggest roles of their lives, along with traditional Shaman (Indigenous Elders). Together they may be inspiring half of our Earth Family - 3 billion - to lift the vibration of Earth through joyous song, prayer and ceremonies. Shaman help unite heaven and earth for society, according to Olympic skier Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee, co-chairman of Native Voices Foundation.

Air Charter Professionals Form Organization to Promote Ethical Practices
Mon, 25 Jun 2007, 16:33:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
BOSTON, Mass. - June 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing and promoting the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism in the air charter industry has been formed by principals from several of the most well established and successful air charter companies in North America. With combined revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually, the Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA) represents a significant presence in the aviation marketplace.

Sedona Becoming Hope for Generations - You Don't Have to Buy a Hybrid to Make a Difference
Mon, 18 Jun 2007, 23:13:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SEDONA, Ariz. - June 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- America's Red Rock Cathedral is becoming a Green Model of Hope for Earth's children. 'To keep Sedona healthy and enhance global cooling, our community is taking bold measures,' said Green Sedona founder Matthew Turner, a 34 year old environmental scientist. 'Turner offers simple natural solutions which raise the green bar for his Generation X, plus Y and Z,' said Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee, co-chairman of the partnering Native Voices Foundation.

Study Shows $1.9 Billion in Economic Activity and 44,546 Jobs Are Generated Annually by the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry in Pennsylvania
Mon, 11 Jun 2007, 18:56:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
HARRISBURG, Pa. - June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania (CFA/PA) announced today the results of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts industry in Pennsylvania. These statewide results were compiled as part of the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States. Entitled 'Arts & Economic Prosperity III,' the study was conducted in 156 communities and regions.

California Ferret Organization Calls for Re-Evaluation of Ban on Domestic Ferrets in Calif.
Tue, 05 Jun 2007, 16:00:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - June 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In an open letter to Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, dated June 2nd, 2007, the non-profit organization,, part of the San Diego chapter of Ferrets Anonymous, requested a formal re-evaluation of the statewide ban on domestic ferrets (Musteo putorius furo).

Join Mosaic Jewish Outdoor Club of South Florida for its annual 'Mix and Mingle' Membership Drive
Mon, 04 Jun 2007, 17:00:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Please join the Mosaic Jewish Outdoor Club at Aroma Cafe & Bar in Hollywood, FL to meet new people and have a fun-filled evening of dancing, food, and a few good drinks. Renew or become a Mosaic member, or bring a guest who's never been to a Mosaic event for an entry into our raffle!

Arctic Elders Invite All to Join 'Mother of All Earth Prayers' May 31
Tue, 29 May 2007, 22:00:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
ARCTIC VILLAGE, Alaska - May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On May 31, the Arctic Elders invite you, as a member of our Earth Family, to join them, in the following Prayer of love and appreciation to Mother Earth. On that day also, Indigenous Elders will lead ceremonies at Northern Mexico's mystical Mt. Kushumaa during Earthdance8(.org). 'Our intent is to further rebalance Mother Earth and Her weather for our children,' said Olympian Suzy Chaffee, co-founder of Native Voices Foundation, the orchestrator.

Space Leaders Gather to Support Science Education
Fri, 11 May 2007, 19:00:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
SILVER SPRING, Md. - May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Leaders in the Space Community will gather at the Federation of Galaxy Explorers annual Galaxy Ball at the Westin Hotel, 1400 'M' Street, N.W. Washington DC on Saturday, June 2, 2007, from 6:30pm until 11:00 pm. This year Galaxy Explorers will present awards to recognize space community leaders and the many devoted volunteers who have made Galaxy Explorers' educational programs a success.

'Reform in Law' Awarded for First Plain-Language Rewrite of Federal Civil Court Rules in 70 Years
Thu, 10 May 2007, 21:00:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y. - May 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Burton Awards has named the project to clarify the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, used in federal trial courts, as the winner of its 2007 'Reform in Law' award. The awards program is run in association with the Library of Congress and the Law Library of Congress, and the ceremony will be held at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C.

Summer is Just around the Corner - So are Thieves; NBFAA Offers Tips for Home Security
Thu, 10 May 2007, 04:25:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
IRVING, Texas - May 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nearly every 15 seconds a burglary is committed in the United States, and the busiest burglar season is summer. So before you pack that suitcase, board the family pet and say goodbye to everyday chores, make sure you've planned ways to keep your home and valuables safe. To help with that planning, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) offers these tips.

Celebrant Graduates from All Walks of Life to Officiate at Ceremonies for People to 'Live the Art of Life'
Mon, 30 Apr 2007, 05:33:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
MONTCLAIR, N.J. - Apr. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Under a band of multi-colored ribbons and accompanied by live yodeling, fifty graduates received certificates and joined the growing ranks of Celebrants during ceremonies Sunday at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, N.J., it was announced by Celebrant USA Foundation & Institute.

Say No 'Til You Know Campaign Launched by HERS Foundation
Wed, 25 Apr 2007, 19:32:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Apr. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- While most organizations celebrate their 25th anniversary, the HERS Foundation would like nothing more than for this to be their last. You are invited to join them at what they hope to be their final anniversary party.

Thieves Beware - Alarm Systems Know What You're Up To
Fri, 20 Apr 2007, 18:26:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Simmons
IRVING, Texas - Apr. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) - The air was electric as central station operators at HSM Electronic Protection Services worked tirelessly to help police apprehend three would-be thieves that had broken into a customer's store. Their persistence and dedication to their customer was what earned HSM the 2007 First Line of Defense Award. The Award is presented annually by the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association in conjunction with SDM Magazine.

Tehachapi Hospital Foundation Seeks Funds to Save Rural Critical Access Facility
Wed, 18 Apr 2007, 14:39:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
TEHACHAPI, Calif. - Apr. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Tehachapi Hospital Foundation, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, is actively seeking funds to build a new hospital in a region between Lancaster and Bakersfield, CA - Tehachapi. The present Tehachapi Hospital is unable to meet state-mandated earthquake safety requirements; the existing structure cannot be retrofitted.

American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Seek Apology and Closure for POW Abuse
Tue, 10 Apr 2007, 23:00:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Apr. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor (ADBC) will be passing a resolution at an upcoming meeting at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Herndon, VA on April 13; it will address the grievances of misconduct by the Japanese military for their brutal treatment of POWs and to the many Japanese companies that placed POWs into slavery during World War II.

For Your Eyes Only: Columbia Tower Club Opens Doors for Public to Attend 4th Annual Casino Night and Charity Auction
Wed, 28 Feb 2007, 15:00:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SEATTLE, Wash. - Feb. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Incredible glamour, amazing intrigue, and a worthy cause are back for another round in one of Seattle's most popular fund-raisers, the Columbia Tower Club's 4th annual Monte Carlo Casino Night on Saturday, March 24th, 2007. Proceeds of the evening benefit Rise N' Shine and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

EliasFest: Voice of the Voiceless Music Festival to Raise Funds for Zimbabwean Youth
Fri, 23 Feb 2007, 00:01:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
SHERBORN, Mass. - Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Elias Fund, Inc. announced today that on May 5, 2007, ten bands from across the Northeast will perform in Acton, Massachusetts, to champion one cause known to thousands by one name: Elias. In honor of this Zimbabwean father of three sons, and on behalf of hundreds of other people and their communities, music fans with change on their minds will come together in Nara Park for EliasFest: The Voice of the Voiceless.

NBFAA Doubles Funding for Youth Scholarship Program
Wed, 21 Feb 2007, 19:00:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
IRVING, Texas - Feb. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) has announced that the association has doubled funding of its national Youth Scholarship Program to $20,000. Winners of the national awards will receive $10,000 for first place, $7,500 for second place and $2,500 for third place.

Fairytale Deal Transforms Builder's Surplus into Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's ReStore
Mon, 22 Jan 2007, 13:58:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Who says wishes don't come true? Call it a fairytale ending, the ultimate Christmas gift, an answered prayer, or just good karma, but something magical happened at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH) this past holiday season.

Vibrant Valentines Jewelry Helps African Families Leave Poverty Behind, One Bead At A Time
Thu, 18 Jan 2007, 19:26:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
BOULDER, Colo. - Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Women can sport strings of pink, red, and purple beads this Valentine's Day to show their caring for industrious African women working their way out of extreme poverty. Nonprofit BeadforLife ( offers Valentines Day-hued bracelets, necklaces, chokers, and other jewelry - also available in many other vibrant colors - handmade by Ugandan women who are HIV-positive or refugees from a brutal civil war in Uganda, all of whom were living on less than $1 a day.

Retex, the Largest Corporate Purchasing Consortium in the U.S., Partners with World Business Services to Save Businesses Money
Tue, 09 Jan 2007, 14:45:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
PETALUMA, Calif. - Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- World Business Services, Inc., founded in 1994, has contractual agreements with a myriad of vendors who provide one-of-a-kind programs designed to help businesses save money, improve efficiencies, and increase sales. By having several service providers available, World Business Services, Inc. is able to custom tailor a specific program to help any sized company, in any vocation, in the United States.

Recent UCLA Grad Starts Non-Profit, Delivers $30,000 in Medical Supplies to Ethiopia
Fri, 29 Dec 2006, 18:35:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
SAN RAMON, Calif. - Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Streams of Life International (SOLI), founded by Ashley Noah, a 23-year old recent UCLA graduate, led a team of volunteers to Ethiopia to provide medical care, donate $30,000 USD in medical supplies, and refurbish a pediatrics room. Their efforts were concentrated at the Assosa Hospital, located in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia.

Free Indeed Ministries, Inc. Releases Cult Security Alert for State of Florida
Fri, 15 Dec 2006, 17:16:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dec. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Free Indeed Ministries, Inc., a non-profit trauma organization specializing in helping adult victims of childhood trauma and organized cult activity, has released an alert about an underground cult of extremist activity that is underway in Florida, specifically the Jacksonville area.

MacHeist Raises $50,000 for Charity; $100,000 in Sight
Thu, 14 Dec 2006, 14:41:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
BOSTON, Mass. - Dec. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Touting this week as 'The Week of the Independent Mac Developer,' MacHeist began selling a software bundle of some of the hottest apps for OS X on Monday in the hopes of increasing the profile of the Mac shareware development community as well as raising $100,000 for charity before the holiday season.

Native Voices Foundation Celebrates Olympic Progress on 10th Anniversary
Wed, 06 Dec 2006, 15:41:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
SEDONA, Ariz. - Dec. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On the 10th Anniversary of Native Voices Foundation, the board held an election and celebrated some phenomenal progress for Indian youth. As newly elected Co-Chairman, Gary Lake (Shasta Vice Chair) said, 'A single tribe cannot get their youth to the Olympics, but together we can.' 'Thanks to key leaders of Indian Country uniting behind the Indian Olympic Bid, these dreams for their youth are within their grasp,' according to re-elected Co-Chair, Suzy Chaffee, an Olympic skier.

How to Have a Safe and Sound Holiday Season
Mon, 04 Dec 2006, 15:08:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
IRVING, Texas - Dec. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the holiday season approaching, most Americans turn their thoughts to home, family and friends. To make sure that you stay safe and sound this holiday season, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) offers numerous home safety and security tips.

Long Term Care Insurance Will Power a Solution to African Poverty
Thu, 30 Nov 2006, 23:59:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
KIRKLAND, Wash. - Nov. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starting this year, long term care insurance, which enhances the security of longer-living Americans, will indirectly improve lives in AIDS-plagued Africa also. Today LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage, announced that it would contribute 2% of its profits each year to the Rabuor Village Project, a comeback model for villages throughout Africa.

Does the News Media Patronize the Black Community? asks United Voices for a Common Cause
Tue, 28 Nov 2006, 18:36:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Recognizing the need for another effective medium, H. Lewis Smith, author of 'Bury that Sucka,' is the founder of a new non-profit organization, United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc. The organization pledges and holds true to not use the n-word as they strive toward cultural integrity and mutual respect for all Americans and to offer uncompromising resistance to social forces and structures which deny or limit their ability to do so.

Non-Profit Trauma Recovery Organization Announces Security Alert Program to Increase Abuse Awareness
Thu, 09 Nov 2006, 15:51:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nov. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Free Indeed Ministries, Inc., a non-profit trauma organization specializing in adult victims of childhood trauma, is launching a national 'Security Alert' division to all state parenting agencies, churches, and concerned civic groups.

Media Advisory - Special Event at the Tempe Improv Benefits Homeless Pets
Mon, 30 Oct 2006, 21:32:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
TEMPE, Ariz. - Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The first annual Comedy for Canines event will be held at the Tempe Improv on Nov. 15, from 5 - 10 p.m. The event will feature comedy from Mark Cordes and Friends with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Animal Safe Hospice (MASH) and Animal Rescue Center (ARC).

Department of Homeland Security Violates Whistleblower Protection Laws
Mon, 30 Oct 2006, 16:12:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Government Accountability Project (GAP) and the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) are challenging a decision by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to fire a Federal Air Marshal for revealing an unclassified plan that would have removed air marshals from nonstop long-distance flights, similar to those hijacked for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Vermont Ski Hall of Fame Inducts Billy Kidd and Warren Witherell
Sat, 28 Oct 2006, 18:09:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
STOWE, Vt. - Oct. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A blanket of snow turned Vermont's Green Mountains white as Billy Kidd, the first American male to win an Olympic (silver) Medal in Alpine Ski Racing, was inducted into the Vermont Ski Hall of Fame at the Snowflake Lodge in his hometown of Stowe on Sunday. 'Though not fully proven, it took the fearlessness of his Abenaki Indian and Pirate (Captain William Kidd) blood to break the glass ceiling,' said fellow Olympian Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation.

Hospice Cremation and Funerals Offers Hope to Families in Need
Mon, 23 Oct 2006, 21:38:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
HARBOUR HEIGHTS, Fla. - Oct. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A new company brings hope to those who need a time they need it most. Officials from Hospice Cremation & Funerals, Inc. have announced the company has received IRS approval of a non-profit 501(c)(3) status and is now fully engaged in service. The first organization of its kind, the company is poised to be a 'God-send' for end-of-life patients who cannot afford dignified cremation or funeral services, often due to a financial draining of resources due to an extended illness.

Department of Labor Approves NBFAA National Apprenticeship Program
Mon, 23 Oct 2006, 15:56:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
IRVING, Texas - Oct. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship (OA) has approved NBFAA's National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation of Protective Signal Installer (Fire/Life Safety & Electronic Security Installer).

Say 'Boo' to Diabetes with Halloween Adventure's Expanded Fundraising Efforts to Support JDRF
Sat, 21 Oct 2006, 00:11:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Oct. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE Costume Superstores has expanded its fundraising efforts for 2006 in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) with a chain-wide rollout of JDRF Sneaker Sales in 100 costume stores, and the launch of online fundraising efforts via the company's 2 e-commerce websites.

Promise of a New Home May Doom Non Profit Ferret Shelter with Over 100 Animals
Thu, 28 Sep 2006, 17:30:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Sept. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Since the announcement of an anonymous couple being willing to donate to purchase a building for Ferrets Unlimited Ferret Shelter, things have gone horribly wrong. According Shelter Director Jean Caputo-Lee, surrenders are up 70%, couple that with mounting veterinary costs ($9500 in six months), and a severe decline of donations, the shelter is looking at a grim future.

Police Therapist Continues to Provide Support Five Years After the September 11th Attacks
Mon, 21 Aug 2006, 14:38:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
NEW YORK, NY - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- September 11, 2006 marks the five-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; Police psychotherapist, Peter Killeen, Director of The Police Connection, continues to provide support through counseling and working with the Port Authority police unions.

College Students Work to Create Billion Dollar Project to Raise Disaster Recovery Awareness and Revenue
Mon, 31 Jul 2006, 20:54:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
TAMPA, FL - July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Where is the Department of Small, Medium and Large Miracles?' (ISBN: 10:0-9786374-0-2), a book to be released in August by The Last Responders, Inc., is one of the many products being produced by a group of college students; products range from films and commercials to construction projects and educational and social programs.

The Police Connection Reports that World Trade Center Movie Release a Month Prior to September 11th Might Heighten Public's Fear and Anxiety
Mon, 31 Jul 2006, 15:08:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, NY - July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Oliver Stone is scheduled to release a new movie, 'World Trade Center' on August 9 - almost five years after the September 11 attacks; in response, the non-profit organization, The Police Connection, is concerned about increased stress and unrest for first responders and the public.

Colorado Indian Games Become 'Feeder to China Olympics' - Sustainable Pioneers Sponsor Bid and Teams
Sat, 22 Jul 2006, 19:17:00 GMTEdited by Christopher L. Simmons
DENVER, CO - July 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Colorado's North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) ended with a strong magical feeling of being 'a feeder to the 2008 China Olympics.' That was the hope of Joe Garcia, President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI and San Juan Pueblo Governor/runner), whose Team New Mexico brought home the (ultimate) John Fletcher Spirit Award, said Olympic Skier Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

Celebrating Black Music Month at The White House
Fri, 14 Jul 2006, 17:56:00 GMTEdited by Carly M. Zander
NEW ORLEANS, LA - July 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- President George W. Bush hosted a exclusive performance of musical talent in support of New Orleans in the East Room of the White House this past month, and proclaimed the month of June to be Black Music Month. The President strongly acknowledged the impact of New Orleans music in African American culture during his proclamation speech, and encouraged attendees to lend their support. Invited Guests also included PopAgee Johnson, the founder of the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame.

Eyes of America at T.D. Waterhouse Center
Wed, 12 Jul 2006, 21:32:00 GMTEdited by Carly M. Zander
ORLANDO, FL - July 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Children learn best when they are having fun and Eyes of America's Power Zone Kids is helping to do just that. The organization, part of non-profit Child Watch of North America, Inc., and its youthful musical group recently released their song, Bee Wise Immunize and have recorded the first 3 of 8 songs that will be on their new CD 'Stay Safe, Stay Healthy' set for release in October, 2006.

Students from Washington and California Tie for NBFAA Scholarship
Mon, 26 Jun 2006, 17:49:00 GMTEdited by Christopher L. Simmons
IRVING, TX - June 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For the first time in the history of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) Youth Scholarship Award program, two students have tied for first place. Jordan Biltoft, Spokane, Wash. and Ryan Patton, Yorba Linda, Calif. were this year's winners and will receive $5,000 each

While the Family's Away the Thieves Will Play - NBFAA Offers Tips to Securing Your Home While on Vacation
Thu, 22 Jun 2006, 20:33:00 GMTEdited by Christopher L. Simmons
IRVING, TX - June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It's no secret thieves do not take vacations. In fact, according to crime statistics, burglaries actually increase in the summer. To help protect your property, the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) has created a simple 4-point checklist.

New Hope in the Global Fight Against Malaria
Thu, 22 Jun 2006, 16:33:00 GMTEdited by Christopher L. Simmons
OJAI, CA - June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Global Resource Alliance (GRA), a California-based non-profit, announced today results of an on-going study in the Lake Victoria Region of Tanzania which suggests that a homeopathic neem tincture is both highly effective and financially feasible for the treatment and prevention of malaria (plasmodium falciparum). Eighty-one percent of participants in the study reported a significant decrease in malaria outbreaks in the first 6 months of the 18-month study.

Igloo Products Corp. Expands its Pink Ribbon Cooler Program
Fri, 02 Jun 2006, 15:55:00 GMTEdited by Christopher L. Simmons
KATY, TX - June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Igloo Products Corp. is honored to donate $30,000 to support the fight against breast cancer through the Igloo(R) Pink Ribbon Cooler Program. For the second consecutive year, Igloo Products Corp. has chosen the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as the recipient of its donation.

Chicago-area Businesswoman Wants to Donate 50,000 Millennium-Edition Newspapers to a Non-Profit Group for Use as a Fund Raiser
Fri, 19 May 2006, 22:48:00 GMTEdited by Carly M. Zander
HIGHLAND PARK, IL - May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Internet executive Sue Cohn of Highland Park, Illinois has been holding on to a cache of 50,000 new and uncirculated January 1, 2000 newspapers; most of them are the Chicago Tribune with a few thousand New York Times, Financial Times of London and USA Today also included in the lot. Her late husband purchased the newspapers in 2000 with the future intent of selling them online and in stores after they appreciated in value years later. In fact, most of the major city Millennium edition newspapers have already increased in value -- and are selling on eBay and other Websites anywhere from $5 to $20 each.

Nation's First Plant Conservation Day Established for May 18th to Recognize and Celebrate the Importance of the World's Flora
Wed, 17 May 2006, 22:23:00 GMTEdited by Carly M. Zander
BROOKLYN, NY - May 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Botanic Gardens Conservation International announced today that botanic gardens and zoos across the U.S. are celebrating the importance of plants to people and the planet on the nation's first Plant Conservation Day, May 18.

Mother of Miracle Child to Keynote International Autism Conference
Fri, 28 Apr 2006, 17:27:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Apr. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. (USAAA) announced today that Shannon Kenitz, Executive Director of the International Hyperbarics Association, will serve as the keynote speaker at USAAA's upcoming Autism Spectrum Disorder Premier International Conference, August 9-12, in Park City, Utah.

American Alarm Saves Customers Lives, Averts Silent Killer
Wed, 26 Apr 2006, 22:32:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
IRVING, TX and WALTHAM, MA - Apr. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This year the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) honored one of their member companies for the life-saving efforts of a persistent salesman. John Dunton and Carol McKeen of Waltham, Mass. are alive today thanks to their decision to purchase a carbon monoxide (CO) detector from American Alarm and Communications, Inc., Arlington, Mass.

Columbia Tower Club Invites Public to Charity Gala, Casino Night
Thu, 06 Apr 2006, 15:43:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
SEATTLE, WA - Apr. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In one of Seattle's most popular fund-raisers, the Columbia Tower Club will hold its third annual Casino Night on Saturday, April 29, on the top floor of the Columbia Center, the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The general public as well as club members may purchase tickets, a departure from the club's members-only norm.

Torino Advances North American Indigenous Olympic Bid
Fri, 10 Mar 2006, 05:55 ESTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Mar. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Thanks to the warm welcoming by humanitarian sports leaders, sponsors, and Olympic leaders at Torino, there is a realistic chance that our Native youth will be able to shine in the China and Vancouver Olympics as athletes,' said Stew Young (Tulalip 'Orca' Tribe), member of the Native American Ski Team; reported by the Native Voices Foundation (NVF) today.

Cartoons on Belarus' President Lukashenka Printed Across Europe
Thu, 9 Mar 2006, 01:36 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
MINSK, Belarus - Mar. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Maidan International welcomes Central European newspapers' solidarity with Belarusian civic activists. Central European newspapers line up with Belarusian cartoonists to show solidarity with the people, who were, and still are, abused by the brutal regime of Belarus' president Aleksander Lukashenko.

Internet Casino Buys Head of Grateful Dead's Head
Fri, 3 Mar 2006, 03:21 ESTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
BELVEDERE-TIBURON, CA - Mar. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Internet casino has touched a nation of hippies and Deadheads, as well as a worthy charity, with their latest eBay purchase of four toilets formerly owned by the legendary Jerry Garcia.

Libyan American Corporation to Sponsor 'Family Fun & Run' Event in Houston
Tue, 14 Feb 2006, 01:18 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
HOUSTON, TX - Feb. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Lyamec Corporation is proud to announce that it will sponsor the 3rd Annual 'Family Run & Fun' event which will be held at the University of Houston-Cinco Ranch on Saturday, May 13th, 2006. This exciting and unique event will celebrate the youth of Katy, presenting their art, their music and showcasing their commitment to community service as exhibited by their participation in the important fund raising event.

Author Patrick Carman and Agros International Donate Children's Books for Literacy Project in Central America
Mon, 13 Feb 2006, 03:47 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SEATTLE, WA - Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The New York Times best-selling children's author Patrick Carman, and Agros International, a Seattle-based, non-profit organization that works with poor, rural families to help them escape poverty, are teaming up with Scholastic to bring libraries to 25 communities in Central America and Mexico. Carman, best-known for his highly successful 'Land Of Elyon' book series, has made a commitment to put books into the hands of children in Central America and Mexico.

Governor's Council On Physical Fitness and Sports Signs Up 1000th Teen in New Fitness Pass Offering
Thu, 2 Feb 2006, 07:35 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
LOS ANGELES, CA - Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports announced today that more than 1,000 students in over 100 high schools across the state have jumped on its new Teen Fitness Pass offering that enables high school students to workout for free at 24 Hour Fitness Facilities for nearly a full semester.

California-based Non-profit Organization Proclaims 2006, 'The Year of the Champion'
Thu, 2 Feb 2006, 02:16 ESTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
SAN DIEGO, CA - Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Be A Champion Foundation established the 'Be a Champion Program' in 2001, and supports youth (K-12) in the areas of leadership/character development, reading literacy, computer education, health education, mentoring and scholarship. The Be A Champion Foundation has campaigned to motivate youth to higher standards of physical and mental fitness and has declared 2006, 'The Year of the Champion.'

The Newcomen Society Names Dan Malloy New Chairman
Wed, 11 Jan 2006, 05:03 ESTEdited by
EXTON, PA - Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Newcomen Society of the United States is pleased to announce that Mr. Daniel V. Malloy was recently elected as Chairman of their Board of Trustees. Mr. Malloy currently leads the Financial Risk Management practice of Benfield Inc., one of the world's leading reinsurance intermediaries.

Palo Alto University Rotary Club Funds 10K for El Salvador Based Projects
Fri, 30 Dec 2005, 12:37 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
PALO ALTO, CA - Dec. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As people across the globe are drawn closer together by the Internet and improved telecommunications, Rotary clubs long at the forefront of service have evolved new strategies for bringing their expertise and funding to those in need. Recently, a team of Rotarians from the Palo Alto University Rotary Club completed a two year effort during which the group conducted extensive research.

Recording Artist Heather Schmid Performs in Pakistan for Aid Relief
Tue, 13 Dec 2005, 07:47 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
NEW YORK, NY - Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Boston based recording artist Heather Schmid just returned from performing her pop/rock music for 10 days in Pakistan for audiences up to 20,000 including a special performance for the Prime Minister at the governors' mansion. Heather was interviewed by every major television station and most newspapers covered her arrival. Heather was hailed by Ptv, the nation's largest television station, as an ambassador of peace and the hit of the world music festival in which she participated.

PR Grants Available for Non-Profit Organizations
Tue, 22 Nov 2005, 12:28 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
STRATFORD, CT - Nov. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CyberAlert, Inc., an online media monitoring company, today announced that, for the third consecutive year, the company will award at least 10 public relations grants to not-for-profit organizations. Each grant consists of one full year of free news monitoring / press clipping services, ranging in value from $2,700 to $3,900. The aggregate value of the grants is expected to exceed $25,000.

South End Holiday Market in Boston MA offers a Weekend of Unique Shopping
Tue, 15 Nov 2005, 03:17 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
BOSTON, MA ¬ Nov. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) - You'll want to spend the whole weekend at the 2nd Annual South End Holiday Market, Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11. The event will benefit Washington Gateway Main Street, a non-profit organization focused on the revitalization of the Washington Street area in Boston¹s historic South End.

Man Makes Quilt to Help Find a Cure for Cancer
Tue, 1 Nov 2005, 01:28 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
CRAFTSBURY, VT (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) --, whose objective is to "eliminate the tragedy of cancer in our lifetime," was officially launched today at an event in Derby, Vermont. An advocacy, education and fundraising organization focused on providing support in the fight against cancer, Quilt4Cancer also announced its first fund raising project.

Eupsychia Institute Announces Revolutionary New 28-Day Third Stage Recovery(tm) Program and Founder's Latest Book
Mon, 10 Oct 2005, 01:34 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
AUSTIN, TX - Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The nonprofit Eupsychia Institute announces the dates of its inaugural Alternative to Addiction Treatment 28-Day Program: Third Stage Recovery(tm) (3SR), Jan. 24 - Feb. 21, 2006, at Red Corral Ranch in the scenic hill country near Austin, Texas. The program announcement accompanies the September 2005 release of Eupsychia Founder Jacquelyn Small's latest book 'The Sacred Purpose of Being Human: A Journey Through the 12 Principles of Wholeness' (ISBN 0-7573-0337) from the popular 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' publisher Health Communications, Inc.

New Magazine Offers Spiritual Support to the 1 In 3 Americans Who Live with Chronic Illness
Thu, 6 Oct 2005, 12:11 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Oct. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Over 100 million Americans live with a chronic condition and despite what we may assume, 60% of are between the ages of 18 and 64. According to the World Health Organization's October 4, 2005 report, over 400 million people will die of a chronic disease in the next ten years. 'HopeKeepers' is a new consumer magazine which offers spiritual support to those who live with a chronic condition, such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, or degenerative heart disease. It's published by Rest Ministries, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency and HENAAC Partner to Develop Professional Internship Program
Tue, 4 Oct 2005, 03:25 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On October 3, 2005, HENAAC and the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency (ITA) signed an important Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which would allow HENAAC to support the development of a professional internship program, increase educational and professional development opportunities and assist ITA in meeting its workforce development objectives. The MOA was signed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and HENAAC Chair and CEO Raymond Mellado.

The Newcomen Society Supports Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
Wed, 14 Sep 2005, 03:59 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
EXTON, PA - September 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Newcomen Society of the United States is helping Hurricane Katrina victims by donating 100% of the proceeds of their online sales, from now until December, 31, 2005, to The American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund and The Salvation Army. The Newcomen Society of the United States is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt, educational foundation founded in 1923 to promote, study, and recognize achievement in business and the American system of free enterprise.

The Newcomen Society Honors Kent State University as it Approaches 2nd Century of Service
Wed, 7 Sep 2005, 01:43 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
EXTON, Penn. - September 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Newcomen Society of the United States will honor Kent State University and its President, Carol Cartwright, with the prestigious Newcomen Award, at an awards ceremony on Friday, October 7, 2005. Continuing in its 82-year-old tradition of recognizing organizations that have helped promote the American free enterprise system, The Newcomen Society honors Kent State University as an example of academic and innovative excellence.

CD Baby Musicians Donate CD Sales to Red Cross
Thu, 1 Sep 2005, 11:11 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
PORTLAND, Ore. - September 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Musicians, bands, and independent record labels joined with CD Baby ( today in "banding together" to donate their entire wholesale price on music sales to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) Announces Upcoming Annual Benefit Music Festival, Divafest 9
Wed, 10 Aug 2005, 07:07 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - August 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) is pleased to announce the upcoming annual benefit music festival, Divafest 9, which will take place on September 17th-18th at The Inn at the Willows in Guerneville, California. The institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women and girls in music and music related business.

Family Service Foundation Selects New CEO - Jesse Greene, Jr. Poised to Lead Agency
Wed, 3 Aug 2005, 11:21 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LANDOVER HILLS, MD - August 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Family Service Foundation (FSF) today announced the appointment of Mr. Jesse Greene, Jr. as its new Chief Executive Officer. As the agency prepares to embark on its 69th year of providing services and support to individuals and families throughout the state of Maryland, a reexamination of corporate goals, values and vision was necessary. FSF, a non-profit human service agency, is confident that new CEO Jesse Greene, Jr. will uphold this commitment in leading them towards their ultimate goals.

The Newcomen Society and the Harvard Business School Jointly Honor Michelle Craig MacDonald with Postdoctoral Fellowship
Tue, 14 Jun 2005, 01:09 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
EXTON, Penn. - June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Newcomen Society ( and the Harvard Business School recently awarded Michelle Craig MacDonald with the prestigious Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Business History.

Connecting Through Dance Celebrates 5 Years of Partnering with the Visually Impaired
Mon, 13 Jun 2005, 01:50 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
OAKLAND, Calif. - June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, July 16, Bay area ballroom dancers will gather to honor Connecting Through Dance's fifth year anniversary and raise funds for the non-profit organization that has used dance to bridge the gap between the visually impaired and sighted communities.

Indian Visions on National Trails Day
Wed, 8 Jun 2005, 06:13 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
MONTPELIER, VT - June 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Native Voices Foundation announced today that thanks to the American Hiking Society inviting 'America's First Caretakers,' the Indian Nations, to their 13th Annual National Trails Day at over 1,100 US events on June 4th, it inspired exciting visions and hope for future generations. The MVP's of the Day were Nancy Lyons (Vt. Abenaki) and her husband Howard (Iroquois), a Nammy Music Award winner, who led a blessing for the safety of hikers and drummed a thanksgiving prayersong that echoed again through the Green Mountain Trails.

French Heritage Festival June 11-12, 2005 in Ste. Genevieve Missouri Where Colonial French America Still Lives
Tue, 31 May 2005, 03:28 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
STE. GENEVIEVE, MO - May 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Colonial French America comes alive at the French Heritage Festival in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, on June 11-12, 2005, French Colonial Ste. Genevieve, Inc., French Heritage Society, and The Charron Institute, announced today.

American Hiking Society Invites Indian Nations to Join National Trails Day(R) June 4
Fri, 27 May 2005, 02:43 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ASPEN, Colo. - May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- June 4, 2005 marks the 13th National Trails Day, an annual celebration coordinated by American Hiking Society, with more than 1000 events across the U.S. 'American Hiking Society warmly invites members of the American Indian Nations to join in the fun and healing of Mother Earth on National Trails Day at our magnificent National and Urban Parks,' said Ivan Levin, Trail Programs Manager of the Society.

Thoreau's Focus on American Indians to be Revealed at Aspen Seminar
Mon, 16 May 2005, 04:45 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ASPEN, Colo. - May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Why, then, make so great ado about the Roman and the Greek, and neglect the Indian?,' wrote Henry David Thoreau in his Journal in 1857. A missing piece of what shaped this icon and American consciousness will be revealed at a weekend seminar in Aspen, Colorado June 3-5, 2005, entitled 'Thoreau and the Evolution of the American Mind: The Next Step.' Thoreau scholar, Bradley P. Dean, Ph.D., will introduce highlights of Henry's 12 'Indian Notebooks,' which he said, 'includes just under 4,000 manuscript pages, probably to write a book he did not live to publish.' They reveal how Thoreau was intrigued by American Indians since his boyhood, and how this involvement influenced his philosophy, according to Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

VOICES Recognizes Better Hearing and Speech Month with the Launch of Speech and Language Television and Radio Show
Wed, 11 May 2005, 04:54 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As part of Better Hearing and Speech Month in May, the VOICES Association ( is highlighting its Media Outreach Program with the launch of '1 2 3 Talk!' - the cable access show devoted to speech, language and communication development and disorders.

The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) is Pleased to Announce its Rock N'Roll Camp for Adults, Now in its Second Season, June 26th-July 2nd 2005
Fri, 29 Apr 2005, 01:43 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Institute for the Musical Arts, a non-profit dedicated to supporting women in music, will be offering a rock 'n roll camp for adults from June 26th-July 2nd at its campus in Goshen, MA. The cost is $750, and includes food, housing and instruction. When IMA began offering its rock camps for teen-aged girls, many adults wished out loud that they could come, so the institute added a rock camp for adults last year.

VOICES to Receive Prestigious Public Service Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service to Communication Impaired Children
Thu, 14 Apr 2005, 03:28 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The VOICES Association, the national nonprofit organization for children with communication disorders and their families, has been chosen to receive the 2005 Public Service Award from the California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA), it was announced today. VOICES is being recognized because it has made 'a significant contribution to the field of communication disorders' and 'for its outstanding service to children with communication disorders and their families,' according to CSHA

Study: Pediatricians Overlook Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Wed, 13 Apr 2005, 09:26 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Reports of a new study by Special Abilities, Inc. send an alarming message to parents of young infants and children. Pediatricians are not recognizing the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at an early age denying children benefits of early intervention and therapy. Autism is a complex neurological disorder characterized by profound delays in communication and social interaction and affects over 1.7 million individuals in the U.S.

Company Wins Right to Name New Species - Makes History for Naming Monkey Species
Wed, 13 Apr 2005, 03:15 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Internet casino has come forward as the generous bidder who recently paid $650,000 in an auction hosted by for the right to name the new species of monkey discovered in western Bolivia's Madidi National Park by Dr. Robert Wallace of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The Laptop Guy Joins the Fight against Breast Cancer with the Launch of the 'Caring Case Campaign' Featuring Laptop Cases Designed Specifically for Women
Fri, 1 Apr 2005, 12:36 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
COLUMBUS, OH -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Laptop Guy, Inc. and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Columbus Affiliate, unite for the launch of the 'Caring Case Campaign' at the Polaris Fashion Place. The campaign, presented by The Laptop Guy, is a year long initiative designed to increase breast cancer awareness, promote registration for 'Race for the Cure,' and raise funds for the fight against breast cancer through the sale of laptop carrying cases designed specifically for women. The Susan G. Komen Foundation will receive 20% of the retail sale price of every Caring Case sold during the campaign and online at

A Chance to Give Hope to Indian Youth
Wed, 30 Mar 2005, 07:51 ESTEdited by Suzy Chaffee
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- 'Just as the Iraqi soccer victories at the Athens Olympics lifted their dispirited countrymen, mainstream Americans and the world have a chance to uplift our 'underserved, heroic American Indian population' (President GWB), in the wake of the Minnesota reservation tragedy,' said Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF) and the President's Healthier US/American Indian Initiative in the Great Outdoors.

(c)send2press Where's the Soul in Don Cornelius?
Fri, 25 Mar 2005, 07:37 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ -- In a world increasingly detached from selfless acts and good deeds it should come as no surprise that an objection to a good deed was made - no less from one of the entertainment industry's most prominent and influential people - while denouncing two companies' attempt to raise money for Tsunami Relief; calling them 'small time hustlers' and considering their actions as a 'racist stench.' Since January, WINFUEL and TRIMSPA have taken their NASCAR hood to 5 of Hollywood's premiere award shows with the aim of raising an exceptional amount of money for the people of Southeast Asia.

Nuggets Fans Love Tribes of Colorado!
Wed, 23 Mar 2005, 07:23 ESTEdited by Suzy Chaffee
DENVER, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ -- 'The fans loved us,' said Snow Wing, Ute Mountain's Miss Indian Colorado, as the Nuggets won their 3rd exciting victory (against LA Clippers) at Friday's 3rd Annual 'Salute to the American Indians of Colorado Night' at the Pepsi Center. 45 of Colorado's finest pow wow dancers and princesses from the Southern Ute (near Durango) and Ute Mountain (near Cortez) Nations, united with the Denver Indian community, to give mainstream Coloradoans a chance to celebrate their splendid earth-honoring heritage, according to Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

Medicine Wheel Snow Heroes Feted In Big Bear
Fri, 18 Mar 2005, 06:04 ESTEdited by Suzy Chaffee
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Areas hosted some heroes of the Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony over the last two weekends, announced the Native Voices Foundation (NVF -

Alex's Coupons Donates $1000.00 to Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation
Wed, 16 Mar 2005, 12:07 ESTEdited by Beverly West
GIG HARBOR, WA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Alex's Coupons, ( a website devoted to providing the latest deals and coupons to consumers, recently donated one thousand dollars to Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation at the annual 'Connecting the Stars' luncheon held at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle Washington on February 11, 2005.

Demanding Accountability: Youth Visit State Representatives to Prepare for BYV! Leadership Conference
Mon, 14 Mar 2005, 02:39 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- In an effort to leverage the historic youth voter turnout in 2004, a cadre of young activists across the country have identified issues important to them and are visiting state representatives to discuss how they will address those issues. The task is a pre-conference assignment for the Fifth Annual Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) Civic Leadership Conference, Hip Hop Activism: Revolutionizing Black Power, April 7-9, at the National Education Association in Washington, DC.

(c)send2press Snow Hero of San Bernardinos Gifted With Joy of Skiing
Fri, 11 Mar 2005, 09:19 ESTEdited by Suzy Chaffee
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- 'All We Need Is a Miracle' played on the Snow Summit Lodge's loudspeaker when Bennie LeBeau (local Serrano-Eastern Shoshone), arrived for his ski lesson gift over the weekend. 'He was treated like a homecoming hero for leading the Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony on November 15th, 2004, which helped restore the magnificent lake, trees, springs, and best snow in 35 years,' reported Olympic skier, Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

90-year-old Women's Peace Organization Sees Middle East Peace, Water Resources as Key Issues: New Programs Launched on International Women's Day
Mon, 7 Mar 2005, 06:27 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
PHILADELPHIA, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is launching two new cutting-edge programs to mark the celebration of International Women's Day, 2005. This begins its tenth decade of organizing to end war. WILPF has addressed the root causes of war and called for negotiated settlements to end them since its founding at The Hague in 1915.

The American Center for Conflict Resolution Institute Announces Mediation Certification Training Program
Fri, 4 Mar 2005, 11:07 ESTEdited by Beverly West
AKRON, OH /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The American Center for Conflict Resolution Institute ( today announced that they are offering a Distance Learning Mediation Certification Program for correspondence students interested in becoming certified mediators, and acquiring state-of-the-art dispute resolution skills.

Euro Leaders Support Native American Olympic Inclusion
Fri, 25 Feb 2005, 10:49 ESTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland /Send2Press Newswire/ -- At French Princess Caroline Murat's recent '1st Ski and Music Festival in Veysonnaz' (part of 4 valleys, including Verbier), a team of Europe's Who's Who stepped up to champion Native American inclusion in future Olympic Games as Sovereign Nations, announced Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $22K in Free PR and Marketing Support
Fri, 28 Jan 2005, 03:55 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $22K in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 22nd anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years. Organizations may apply for this program starting Jan 28.

Chicago Artists 'Get Inspired' to Help the Homeless - Non-profit Organization Showcases Local Artists Work to Benefit the Homeless
Thu, 27 Jan 2005, 05:57 ESTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
CHICAGO, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Inspiration Corporation is hosting its 12th Annual Inspired Art Auction on Friday, March 18th from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM in the Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Please list this event in your event calendar or plan to attend to cover the event.

Voyage for Life Sets Sail to Encourage Organ Donation
Thu, 20 Jan 2005, 12:54 ESTEdited by Beverly West
MINNEAPOLIS, MN and SAN DIEGO, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Organ Donation for Life, Inc. today announced that Voyage for Life 2005 will embark from San Diego, California in April of this year. Captain Ardell Lien, a heart/kidney transplant recipient, will solo circumnavigate his small sailing vessel around the world to increase awareness about the urgent need for organ donation.

Spinning Straw Into Homes: Necessity Housing to Build Ten 'Straw Panel' Residences in Sri Lanka
Fri, 14 Jan 2005, 03:41 ESTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
LOS ANGELES, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Necessity Housing, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing economically and environmentally sustainable housing in developing areas around the globe, recently received land and donations adding up to $50,000 for construction of a ten home village in Sri Lanka. The homes will be built out of materials made from straw, an abundant, annually renewable material.

Global Resource Alliance Will Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to Raise Money for Tanzanian's AIDS Orphans
Thu, 13 Jan 2005, 08:48 ESTEdited by Beverly West
VENTURA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Global Resource Alliance today announced that 'AIDS Orphans Summit - Kilimanjaro' will begin on January 22, 2005. GRA Director Lyn Hebenstreit will be joined by GRA team members Tara Blasco, Tania McCracken as well as the leaders of several African non-governmental organizations on this six-day trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for AIDS orphans and community development projects in the Mara region of Tanzania.

Tribes Share Wisdom To Prevent Natural Disasters
Fri, 7 Jan 2005, 06:34 ESTBy Christopher Laird Simmons
ASPEN, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ -- As a result of a heart-melting gift to her friends, of an Indian children's dance to launch a wiser New Year, Denise Rich, Aspen's Grammy award-winning philanthropist, is helping the tribes get their message out to the mainstream on how to heal the Earth and prevent natural disasters, in the wake of the devastating Tsunami. Guests include TV host Katie Couric.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons
Computers and Laptops Wanted, Dead or Alive! Last Chance for 2004 Tax Deductions!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - December 17, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Computers and Laptops donated this holiday season to Computer Recycling Center's (C.R.C.) End-Of-the-Year Drop-Off event will go to the "Hundred for One-Hundred" project. 100 computers in 100 days will be refurbished for reuse used by community non-profits and public school teachers around the Bay Area. C.R.C. is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons
(c)send2press Snow Blankets the West after Gratitude Prayers at LA Show, organized by Native Voices Foundation
Congresswoman Diane Watson sends a proclamation saluting 'California's First Caretakers' and Medicine Wheel Ceremony
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Dec. 9, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Snow Triggers Shopping Frenzy at LA Ski Dazzle! "This is the most early snow in Southern California in 35 years," say weather experts. The result was record-breaking, youthful crowds in a "pulsating frenzy" at LA's Ski Dazzle Show, buying everything to go skiing and snowboarding in California and other Western resorts this magical season. "This was our best show ever," said the euphoric producers, Judy Gray and Jim Foster, who gifted "Califonia's First Caretakers" and the team of Red, White, Black and Yellow participants - the Black Elk Prophesy - in the Big Bear Medicine Wheel ceremony with free tickets, a booth and snowsports equipment.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons
Compassionate Kids Make Milestones In Senior Independence
Holiday Baskets to Tribute Senior Citizens
ATLANTA, GA - December 8, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- During this holiday season, many functionally impaired senior citizens are without family and friends with whom to share a meal, exchange gifts, or receive the compassion of a loving touch. Thanks to the generous donation of Compassionate Kids, some of Atlanta's senior citizens will receive the gift of compassion this holiday season through the collaboration between Compassionate Kids, Inc. and Milestones In Senior Independence, Inc.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
(c)send2press Montgomery Scientist Discovers New Palm
MIAMI, FL - November 16, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- On an expedition to Brazil in 1994, Dr. Larry Noblick of the Montgomery Botanical Center in Coral Gables, Florida, discovered a previously unknown species of palm that he has named Syagrus vermicularis. Dr. Noblick's discovery was recently confirmed by his full scientific description published in the September 2004 issue of Palms, a peer-reviewed journal of the International Palm Society.

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Leading Online Newswire Service for Small to Medium Businesses Launches New Discount Program for Non-Profit Organizations
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - November 15, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Send2Press Newswire (, a leading online newswire service established in 1997, and a unit of brand marketing company Neotrope(R) established 1983, announced today the launch of a new "revamped" discount program for non-profit and charitable organizations. Through this new program, nonprofit groups can obtain a 15% discount on all targeted news distribution, press release writing, and online marketing solutions offered through Neotrope/Send2Press.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
California State Firefighters' Association Receives Fund-Raising Boost!
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - October 26, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Firebomber Publications announced a new partnership today with California State Firefighters' Association (CSFA) designed to provide additional fund-raising capability to support firefighters throughout the state.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
Activists Use Innovative Tactics To Encourage People To Vote And Protect Voters' Rights At The Polls
Activities include 'Protect Our Vote Sunday,' a sweepstakes offering Election Day volunteers the chance to win a new car, and the release of a Provisional Ballot Primer
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 19, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Determined to turnout the African American community in record numbers, the nonpartisan Unity '04 Voter Empowerment Campaign, a program of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), is initiating several activities to encourage people to vote early or on Election Day, and make sure they know what their rights are at the polls.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons
Firefighter Support Groups Receive Fund-Raising Boost!
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - October 12, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Firebomber Publications ( announced a new strategic partnership today with Emergency Training Associates (ETA) designed to provide expanded fund-raising capability to organizations that support firefighters.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
Over 1 Million Registered
After registering a historic number of new voters, Black groups assemble to reaffirm their commitment to Unity '04
WASHINGTON, DC - October 8, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- As election officials across the country scurry to process the massive number of voter registration forms submitted for the 2004 election cycle, the Unity '04 Coalition ( assembled in the nation's capital on Wednesday to celebrate registering over one million voters collectively and reaffirm their commitment to working together to turnout Black voters in record numbers and make sure each vote gets counted on Election Day.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association to hold National Conference in Fort Lauderdale September 23-25
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - September 17, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- More apropos than anybody could have imagined when originally scheduled prior to this year's devastating hurricane season, the U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association will meet for their annual national conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Thursday, September 23 through Saturday, September 25, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd.

By News Article Editor: Carly Zander
Little Steven Pours Heart and Soul into Garage Rock Festival
Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation Chosen as Official Charity for Event
CHARLOTTE, NC and NEW YORK - Aug. 10, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation has been chosen as the official charity of Little Steven's International Underground Garage Festival. More than 40 rock-n-roll bands will perform at the festival Saturday, August 14, at Randall's Island in New York City.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
Succeed on eBay with New Seminar Series for Retailers and Charities
Top Ranked eBay Sellers in New York and New Jersey partner to offer Professional E-Commerce Seminars
NEW YORK CITY, NY - August 6, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Gotham City Online (, a leading online footwear merchant and Titanium Level eBay PowerSeller has partnered with Adam Hersh Auctions (AHA), a veteran eBay seller and professional e-commerce educator on an education series called, "Professional E-Commerce Seminars." The two companies will jointly lecture on all aspects of managing the growth of a successful e-commerce operation from the basics including supplies and inventory management to advanced fulfillment to marketing.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
The Young Survival Coalition Chooses Avatar New York for Website Redesign and Content Management
NEW YORK, NY ­ Aug. 2, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Avatar New York, a fast-emerging Internet Consulting & Interactive company announces that the international non-profit, Young Survival Coalition (YSC), based in New York City, has chosen Avatar New York for their Web Expansion and Design, Content Management and E-commerce Solutions. Building community, decreasing isolation and raising awareness of the issues young women affected by breast cancer face, the YSC plans to expand its already existing award-winning website with vital research and resources specific to young women and breast cancer as well as building an extensive e-commerce solution. Avatar's Creative will design a community-driven and comprehensive site that will exemplify the YSC's leadership as the voice for young women affected by breast cancer.

News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
Northern California's Downtown College Preparatory Charter High School Graduates its First Class of Students
92% of inaugural class accepted to four-year colleges
SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 19, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Downtown College Preparatory, San Jose's first charter high school, will graduate its first class of students on Saturday, June 19. The pioneering school has successfully achieved its goal as 92% of its 59 seniors have been accepted to at least one four-year University.

News Article Editor: Carly Zander
Reposition, Inc. to Offer Free Service to Help Non-Profit Children's Groups Test the Strength of Their Marketing Efforts
LYME, CT - May 6, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Reposition, Inc., a Connecticut-based marketing company, has announced that they will be donating five memberships to non- profit organizations that support children, through their division

News Article Editor: Christopher L. Simmons
The Motorola Foundation and Viva Technology Join Forces with 6th Graders at Highland Oaks Middle School in Miami, Florida
Miami, Fla. - April 19, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Motorola Foundation joins forces with the national acclaimed Viva Technology program produced by HENAAC ( at Highland Oaks Middle School, Miami, FL on Friday, April 23, 2004, from 9:30 a.m. 3:40 p.m. One hundred 6th graders, their parents and teachers will participate in Viva Technology's innovative engineering awareness program which motivates students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology, a mission supported by the Motorola Foundation.

News Article Editor: Christopher L. Simmons
Institute for Culture and Ecology (IFCAE) National Study Finds Forest Biodiversity And Harvesters Neglected By Forest Management
Possible major economic and environmental loss
Portland, OR - April 13, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Researchers at the nonprofit Institute for Culture and Ecology based in Portland, Oregon received a grant from the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry to study the relationship between biodiversity conservation, forest management, and nontimber forest products (NTFPs) such as mushrooms, medicinal plants, and floral greens, and thousands of other wild forest species harvested from the nation's forests.

News Article Editor: Carly Zander
New Workbook Gives Students A Jumpstart On College Applications
ROWLEY, MA - March 23, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- For kids and parents worrying about the college application process, a new easy-to-use workbook gives students an early start and takes them step-by-step to success. Published by The NETWORK Inc. (, "Check Yourself into College" (ISBN 187823403X) is neither voluminous nor verbose, begins as early as ninth grade, offers comprehensive and convenient tools, and brings focus and control to the college application process.

News Article Editor: Carly Zander
Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD, is Revealing the Mysteries of 5,000 years of Chinese Acupuncture Meridians
SEATTLE, WA - March 3, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- In a groundbreaking article to be published in Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness (Spring, Mid-March, 2004), Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD, Executive Director of the Institute of Qigong & Internal Alternative Medicine (IQ&IAM -, a scientist and molecular geneticist, reveals how ancient Chinese health practitioners first identified the mysterious acupuncture meridians. For 5,000 years, only a single clue has surfaced, suggesting these pathways that feed the internal organs with nourishing life energy or "qi" can be directly seen with "internal vision." Until now, no methodology has explained how to develop this prized ability.

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AT&T And Lucent To Host More Than 100 Gifted High School Students And Their Parents To Attend Science And Technology Event At Princeton University In N.J.
'Protecting Vulnerable Subjects -- Theory, Practice, and Compliance'
PRINCETON, NJ - Feb. 26, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC), is bringing its nationally acclaimed Viva Technology program to the Northeast for the first time, with support from the AT&T and Lucent Foundations.

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