NonProfit and Charities News - Page 17

Page 17 of NonProfit and Charities News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



International Group Launches Plan For Global Commons

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

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

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.

A Balanced Approach to Fire Protection Offers the Greatest Benefits

IRVING, Texas – Nov. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A balanced approach to fire protection that includes the installation of both fire detection and suppression systems will save lives according to the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA), and for that reason, NBFAA urges that consumers support two legislative initiatives now pending in Congress.

20th Year Anniversary of The Peninsula Golf Challenge Benefiting Local Nonprofit for At-Risk Youth

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.

GRACE Founder, Natasha Martin, Goes Beyond Microfinance and Reviews Grant Proposals to Help Grassroots Community-Based NGOs in Africa Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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.

The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation and Previser Announce Initiative to Reduce Oral Disease Among Disadvantaged Populations

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.

Study Shows $1.9 Billion in Economic Activity and 44,546 Jobs Are Generated Annually by the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry in Pennsylvania

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.

For Your Eyes Only: Columbia Tower Club Opens Doors for Public to Attend 4th Annual Casino Night and Charity Auction

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.

Fairytale Deal Transforms Builder’s Surplus into Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore

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.

Free Indeed Ministries, Inc. Releases Cult Security Alert for State of Florida

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.

Rabuor Village Project: Long Term Care Insurance Will Power a Solution to African Poverty

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.

Non-Profit Trauma Recovery Organization Announces Security Alert Program to Increase Abuse Awareness

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

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).

Hospice Cremation and Funerals Offers Hope to Families in Need

HARBOUR HEIGHTS, Fla. – Oct. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new company brings hope to those who need it…at 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.

Promise of a New Home May Doom Non Profit Ferret Shelter with Over 100 Animals

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.

Eyes of America at T.D. Waterhouse Center

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.

Igloo Products Corp. Expands its Pink Ribbon Cooler Program

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.

Columbia Tower Club Invites Public to Charity Gala, Casino Night

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.

Cartoons on Belarus’ President Lukashenka Printed Across Europe

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.

Author Patrick Carman and Agros International Donate Children’s Books for Literacy Project in Central America

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.

California-based Non-profit Organization Proclaims 2006, ‘The Year of the Champion’

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

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

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.

South End Holiday Market in Boston MA offers a Weekend of Unique Shopping

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 Boston’s historic South End.

Man Makes Quilt to Help Find a Cure for Cancer

CRAFTSBURY, VT – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quilt4Cancer.org, 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.

The Newcomen Society Supports Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

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

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.

Connecting Through Dance Celebrates 5 Years of Partnering with the Visually Impaired

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.

VOICES to Receive Prestigious Public Service Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service to Communication Impaired Children

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

Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $22K in Free PR Grants and Marketing Support

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

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

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

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

VENTURA, Calif. and MARA, TANZANIA /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.

100 Computers In 100 Days Will Be Refurbished For Reuse And Used By Community Nonprofits And Public School Teachers Around The Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, CA /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 and used by community nonprofits and public school teachers around the Bay Area. C.R.C. is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization.