NonProfit and Charities News - Page 15

Page 15 of NonProfit and Charities News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Seattle Wine Tasting Featuring Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellar Will Help Feed Hungry School Children

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The seventh annual Le Vin a Son Apogee (Wine at its Best) wine tasting and auction will be hosted by Overlake Service League on Saturday, November 13, at Fremont Studios in Seattle. In its 6th year, this event offers tasters hundreds of international and northwest wines, rated over 90 points, poured by a team of leading sommeliers from the Puget Sound area.

Children’s Non-Profit DesignWise Medical Reaches Milestone by Filing its First Patent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric device organization, announced today that it has applied for its first patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Formal application was prepared in cooperation with the William Mitchell School of Law Intellectual Property Clinic.

IDS Puts Mortgage Industry in Motion to Benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity During MBA 97th Annual Conference

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), a mortgage document preparation vendor, and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, one of the top producers of affordable home ownership opportunities among U.S. Habitat affiliates, have teamed up to challenge attendees at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) 97th Annual Convention and Expo to raise $10,000 for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.

Long Term Care Insurance Leaders Join Forces to Launch ‘Nearly 3 in 4 Need More Campaign’

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the nonprofit 3in4 Association, established by thirteen long term care insurance leaders, announces the formation of an advisory board and executive committee for the ‘Nearly 3 in 4 Need More Campaign.’ The group seeks to educate the public with information to support Americans’ plans for their potential need for long term care.

Starlight and Vivendi Introduce New Features to Starbright World, the Preeminent Online Social Network for Seriously Ill Teens

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having a chronic or life-threatening medical condition makes it hard for teens to cope with the already difficult realities of being a teenager. Supporting a sibling with an illness can be daunting as well. That is why Starlight Children’s Foundation created Starbright World, an online social network for sick teens and their teen-aged siblings – to provide a community of support and a much-needed distraction from daily struggles.

Melanie L. Campbell Receives Woman of Power Award from National Urban League

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recognition of her outstanding contributions to civil rights, Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable, received the National Urban League’s ‘Women of Power Award’ last week at a star-studded luncheon held during the NUL’s Centennial Conference in D.C.

Register Today for Family Walk 2010! Event Helps Support the Recruitment of Adoptive Families for Children in Foster Care

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is hosting its annual Family Walk on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Supporters from across the United States are invited to register today for the 2.5 mile Family Walk event.

OISF Welcomes nPulse Technologies as First Gold Member – nPulse to Host Software QA Testing Lab for Suricata Project

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) today announced that nPulse Technologies, LLC has joined the consortium as its first Gold Level member. nPulse will maintain a QA Test lab for Suricata developers at its Charlottesville, VA, facility. Developers will be able to access the nPulse systems remotely.

Support a Children’s Charity and Get Free Small Business Promotion and PR Services

TORRANCE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope, a California based marketing firm, recently ‘adopted’ Children Awaiting Parents and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. To celebrate, throughout July 2010 as part of the adoption program, when a donor gives $50 or more to either charity they will have the opportunity to issue a free national online press release through Neotrope’s Send2Press(R) Newswire service, which is syndicated worldwide.

Life-Changing Coaching Founder to Speak at Magic Johnson’s Life Skills Leadership Conference

CLAREMONT, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Life-Changing Coaching announces that Coach Paul has been selected to participate as one of the speakers at this year’s Magic Johnson Foundation – Life Skills Leadership Conference, which is being held from Thursday, July 22, 2010, to Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at UCLA.

Shopping Nanny Partners with Starlight to Help Children with Chronic and Life-threatening Illnesses

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Shopping Nanny provides a personalized online service for grocery shoppers to get store specials and coupons combined to maximize their savings. This newly available solution is well received by customers, press and bloggers, but the exciting additional news is that the company is providing financial support to Starlight with a portion of every subscription fee – equaling a minimum unrestricted $50,000 donation each year for two years.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Honored for Its Statewide Charitable Efforts

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Delta Dental of Oklahoma was recently honored for its contributions to the state’s nonprofit community. The Beacon Award honors 24 statewide businesses that have played instrumental roles in supporting nonprofit programs that help so many Oklahomans in need; the program recognizes finalists in six categories, with a Beacon Award winner in each category.

Donors to Children Awaiting Parents Charity during July Rewarded with Free Press Release Distribution and Small Business Promotion

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope recently ‘adopted’ Children Awaiting Parents as one of its premier charity program recipients. Throughout the month of July as part of the adoption program, when a donor gives $50 or more to Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) they will have the opportunity to issue a free national online press release through Neotrope’s Send2Press Newswire service.

Neotrope ‘Adopts’ Children Awaiting Parents and Provides National Public Relations Services Pro Bono

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope and its Send2Press service are honored to make Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) its second ‘Adopted’ charity program recipient for 2010. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with CAP’s mission to find adoptive homes for America’s waiting children. As part of this program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination, and search marketing for CAP to help raise awareness to both media and the public regarding CAP programs, partners and other activities.

Neotrope Offers Free Press Release Distribution to Starlight Donors

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope and its Send2Press service recently ‘adopted’ Starlight Children’s Foundation(TM) as its premier charity program recipient. Throughout the month of July as part of the adoption program, when a donor gives $50 or more to Starlight they will have the opportunity to issue a free national online press release through Neotrope’s Send2Press(R) Newswire service.

Neotrope ‘Adopts’ Starlight Children’s Foundation and Provides its Public Relations Services Pro Bono

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope and its Send2Press service are honored to make Starlight Children’s Foundation its premier ‘Adopted’ charity program recipient. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with Starlight’s mission to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. As part of this adoption program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination, and search marketing for Starlight to help raise awareness to both media and the public.

Harvest Squeeze Lemonade, Marathon Restaurants team up to put the Squeeze on Childhood Cancer with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In their efforts in the battle against childhood cancer, Harvest Squeeze Lemonade will celebrate the National Rollout of the brand at the Marathon Restaurants in Center City Philadelphia. From Monday June 28 through Friday July 2, 2010 Harvest Squeeze Lemonade and Marathon will run a week of fundraising to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF).

Real-Life Experience Prompts Mom to Launch Home Kit Drug Test Website

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Talking to kids about drugs can be difficult, but the consequences of not having this conversation can be devastating. That’s where Drug Tests by Mom comes in. ‘You only need to use methamphetamines once,’ says Arlene Nelson, founder. ‘That’s why it’s so important for parents to get involved.’

Starlight Children’s Foundation Launches Blog ‘Starlight 365: Our People. Our Programs. Our Purpose’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation has just unveiled its blog, ‘Starlight 365: Our People. Our Programs. Our Purpose.’ The blog will serve as an interactive and engaging online community that connects stakeholders to stories, images and videos that spotlight the programs, campaigns, events, families, and supporters of Starlight Children’s Foundation, as it works hard to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

ACANA Plays Major Role in Shaping DOT Policy

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recently, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued the most significant policy change concerning the air charter brokerage industry since 2004. The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), in keeping with its mission to protect the business interests of members and to foster a compliance disposition relative to the various regulatory agencies, played a pivotal role in shaping this recent policy shift.

WAMFAC (Walk-a-Mile For-a-Child) Announces New Partnership with Rutgers University-Newark

ELIZABETH, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WAMFAC, a Jericho Road Ministries project, announced that Rutgers University-Newark, Office of Campus and Community Relations (OCCR), has joined the ranks of its impressive partners. Jericho Road Ministries and a diverse group of religious, nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities throughout the state of New Jersey, are coordinating a multi-city, one-mile walk on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.

Neotrope Celebrates 27th Anniversary by Offering PR Adoption and Discounts Program for U.S. Non-Profit Orgs

TORRANCE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope today announced it has, as part of the company’s 27th anniversary this year, expanded its discount program for U.S.-based non-profit organizations ‘doing good,’ and also started to ‘adopt’ some very worthwhile causes where services are provided at no cost. Neotrope will provide discounts of 27 to 50 percent off to those charitable organizations needing assistance with public relations and marketing. Neotrope’s Send2Press(R) Newswire service will be providing the discounts on targeted news distribution, press release writing, and online promotion solutions.

Carden Academy of Mission Viejo Raises $40,000 to Support School Programming

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Carden Academy of Mission Viejo announced today that more than $40,000 was raised at its Third Annual Dinner Dance, ‘A Night of Chance,’ held at the Coto de Caza Country Club on Saturday, April 17, 2010. The event was organized by the academy’s Parents Association to raise funds that will enhance the school programs at Carden Academy.

Paws of Life Joins Nationwide Efforts to Screen Dogs for Arthritis

GREENSBORO, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millions of dogs suffer from canine arthritis and their owners often have no idea their beloved pets are in such pain. A new initiative spearheaded by Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. and Hill’s Pet Nutrition will combat that disconnect with a goal of screening one million dogs for canine arthritis. The two companies teamed up to launch the ‘Million Dog Search,’ a nationwide awareness campaign that will also raise thousands of dollars for animal charities, including Paws of Life.

Smart Imagination Releases its First Publication in the Tattoo Stories Book Series

COSTA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smart Imagination, a creative house and publisher with a focal point of serving humanitarian efforts, today announces its debut book in the Tattoo Stories series benefiting Starlight Children’s Foundation. The art of tattoos has intrigued many people in various cultures around the world. ‘Tattoo Stories’ (ISBN: 978-0-9842417-0-5) not only addresses taboos plaguing the art form, but draws readers in for an intimate look at journeys, experiences and cultures.

Starlight’s Annual ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala Honored Colgate’s Noel R. Wallace, CPK’s Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At Starlight Children’s Foundation’s annual ‘A Stellar Night’ gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen, on Friday, March 19, 2010 at The Century Plaza Hyatt Regency Hotel, Starlight presented Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of California Pizza Kitchen, with its 2010 ‘Heart of Gold Award’ and Noel R. Wallace, President, North America and Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Company, with its ‘Jacki Carlish Humanitarian of the Year Award.’

Breathe California Announces State-Wide Media Call on Tuberculosis for World TB Day

SAN JOSE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tuberculosis (TB) is still a global and local threat. Hear the latest global, U.S., California, and local trends in TB, and recommendations from the experts. Breathe California is hosting a state-wide Media Call on Tuberculosis on Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. PDT. March 24th is World TB Day.

Newt Gingrich Names Dr. Jim Garlow to Chair Renewing American Leadership

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

Georgia Residents and Businesses Can Help Haiti with Donated Tents Before Rainy Season Hits!

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — You can help the Tents2Haiti effort. When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others.

Florida Residents: Your Used Tent Needed in Haiti Now

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. Florida residents and businesses can get involved!

New York Tents2Haiti Grass Roots Effort Rushes to Collect Tents Before Rainy Season Hits in Late March

BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Your used tent needed in Haiti now. When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others.

Tents2Haiti: Grass Roots Effort in North Carolina Rushes to Collect Tents for Haiti Before Rain Season Hits

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. North Carolina residents can get involved.

Maine: Your Used Tent Needed in Haiti Now – Grass Roots Tents2Haiti Effort Rushes to Collect Tents Before Rainy Season Hits

PORTLAND, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. Maine residents can get involved now.

Explore Mars Commends the Obama Administration for Charting New Course for NASA – Calls for Program Details and Specific Timeframes

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The recently announced proposal is a dramatic departure from the Constellation Program, scrapping the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles, as well as the Orion capsule. Instead, the administration has proposed a program that would increase funding for robotic science missions, private sector development of space hardware for transporting people to and from low Earth orbit, technology development, international cooperation, and many other projects. Explore Mars is supportive of investment in these programs.

Announcing the formation of Explore Mars, Inc.

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

Girls Write Now to Celebrate Another Smash Season of Fresh Talent with New Reading Series: Chapters

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now (GWN), New York City’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced the launch of its spring series, CHAPTERS, celebrating a new year of developing New York’s best teen writers. Beginning Friday, February 26, please join us for a series of evenings, featuring Girls Write Now students and the professional writers who inspire them, at the Center for Fiction. Each event is free and open to the public.

Forever 21 Sells Celebrity Designed T-shirts Benefiting Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Dec. 19, 2009 Forever 21, Inc. is launching a charitable line of T-shirts personally designed by notable celebrities with 100 percent of the proceeds, or 2/3 of the purchase price of the T-shirts to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation – helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

Nonprofit Partners with PR Company and Gains International Attention

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Last year Special Equestrians was one of 10 nonprofits chosen from nearly 600 applicants to receive part of $25,000 in PR service grants. ‘We’ve always taken corporate social responsibility very seriously, and it gives all of us here a warm and fuzzy feeling to do what little we can to give something back to worthwhile causes,’ said Neotrope CEO and co-founder, Christopher Simmons.

Give a Child the Gift of a Family this Holiday Season

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This holiday season Children Awaiting Parents is offering several alternative gift ideas. Instead of sending the traditional fruitcake to clients and friends this year, consider a gift that will help Lift the Wait for children that wait in foster care for a family to adopt them.

Bailee Madison’s Great New Role – with Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation – which for 25 years has helped seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities – has named 10-year-old actress Bailee Madison spokesperson of its StarPower program. StarPower is an initiative that encourages youth to give back to other youngsters with the conviction that you’re never too young to give back to your community.