NonProfit and Charities News - Page 17

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



A New Kind of Village – An Intern’s Project for Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I wanted to make a difference to improve the rider’s experience during my time at Special Equestrians,’ states intern Louis Taylor. As part of a unique collaboration between Foundations Community Partnership and Special Equestrians, Louis worked for ten weeks as a student intern for the Summer Youth Corp Program, sponsored through Foundations Community Partnership. During that time he divided his time between intensive classes, and Special Equestrians Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs.

September 11th Charity Ball to Benefit Sick 9/11 Heroes

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The FealGood Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for sick and dying 9/11 Ground Zero First Responders, will hold the FealGood Charity Ball on Friday, September 11, 2009 at New Jersey’s Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck. The event has a star-studded celebrity guest list including many professional athletes.

Corbin Bleu Asks Fans to Join Him in Brightening the Lives of Seriously Ill Children

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu, the organization’s national spokesperson, has started a fundraising campaign to encourage his fans to get involved with Starlight and support its mission to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation. He plans to rally his fans to raise enough money to provide Starlight programs to five families for one year, and to place a Fun Center™ and a PC Pal™ at a hospital on Starlight’s waiting list.

Occupational Therapists Take Animal Therapies Beyond Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A dedication to their young clients has led Deb Saffren and Kim Hartranft, two Occupational Therapists at Special Equestrians, to broaden the scope of their work in animal assisted therapies. Every Monday Deb and Kim come to work at Special Equestrians providing Hippotherapy, which is Occupational Therapy on the back of the horse. ‘During this interaction, I know that the child does not feel like they are participating in yet another therapy session. Instead, they are riding a horse,’ says Deb Saffern.

Starlight and CCFA Unveil Enhanced Web Resource for Young Adults with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For young adults with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, coping with their illness is a life-long struggle. Today Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation announced the unveiling of their redesigned Web site, UCandCrohns.org, originally designed in 2006 to help young IBD patients cope with their condition.

Girls Write Now Spring Reading to Feature Today’s Amy Robach and Author Jean Thompson

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

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The blustery weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the Special Equestrians riders at the Annual Spring Festival. Thirty-three students preformed for their own families, members of the community, staff, volunteers, and board members of Special Equestrians.

Walk to Help Foster Children – Family Walk New York, hosted by Nonprofit Children Awaiting Parents

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

BOSTON, Mass., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The VHL Family Alliance (VHLFA) announced today that the very first ‘VHL Handbook Kids’ Edition’ (ISBN: 978-1-929539-02-4) is now available at Amazon.com. The book was written and reviewed by a team of parents and professionals and illustrated with charming drawings and photographs from children with VHL, their siblings and friends. (VNR – Video News Release)

Girls Write Now Mentees Win Big in the 2009 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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!

Children Awaiting Parents’ Essay Contest

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

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 14, 2009 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cal Net Technology Group has announced that Founder & CEO Zack Schuler will serve on the board with Young Ambassadors for Opportunity (YAO) Chair Liesel Pritzker to raise awareness for the organization in order to increase the involvement of young, visionary entrepreneurs, and to raise funds for capitalizing a bank in Tanzania.

VHL Family Alliance Kicks off May Awareness Month, Announcing 8 Events Coast to Coast

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

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

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Volunteers from Capmark Finance Inc, and Centocor Ortho Biotech Services LLC, worked over the course of two days at Special Equestrians painting the therapy and observation rooms, and planting gardens and building therapeutic equipment in the Sensory Trail. The teams’ efforts were coordinated by Special Equestrians Program Director Anne Reynolds, ‘It was a pleasure to have these talented and skilled volunteers working to brighten our indoor environment.’

Over 250 Twin Cities Residents Will Participate in Innovative Academic Event Focused on Responsible Global Citizenship

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, April 25, 2009, over 250 middle and high school students, volunteer judges, educational leaders and community guests from around the Twin Cities will convene at Macalester College in St. Paul to participate in Minnesota’s First Annual World Affairs Challenge(TM), hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship.

More Opportunities to Help Children – Including Kids in Foster Care

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

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF) and Starlight Children’s Foundation announced the launch of ‘IBDU: Graduating to Independence’ – a new resource for young adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) who are preparing for college, vocational training, entrance into the workforce or living independently. The site provides answers for older teens and young adults to real life challenges and educational resources.

Photographer Chooses Special Equestrians as Her Special Project

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I had no idea the first time I photographed for Special Equestrians that I would be so touched by the kids and the staff there,’ stated Rosemary Taglialatela, who came in contact with the organization during the Bucks County 5K Run last year when she was photographing the runners for the series, Special Equestrians held a race as part of the series; she’s been coming back ever since.

Corbin Bleu Signs on as National Spokesperson for Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu is the new national spokesperson for the nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

Myth vs Fact: Censor Bias? New Research Covers Culturally Misrepresented Groups: Gypsies, Jews, Indians, Mestizos, Arabs, Women

AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eagle Feather Research Institute (eaglefeather.org) provides current research of different cultural groups that have been misrepresented via distorted or biased cultural histories due to political, racial or religious reasons. The goal is to present factual cultural data that is not political; it purports to go beyond superficial layers of information and question the validity of sources.

Sportswomen Applaud Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee’s Title 1X ‘Pioneering’

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

Largest Academic Event for San Francisco Students Prepares Middle and High School Participants for Responsible Global Citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, March 14, 2009, over 500 middle and high school students from Northern California schools will convene at San Francisco State University to compete in the largest annual academic event for San Francisco area students. Over 1,000 middle and high school students, volunteer judges, educational leaders, and community guests are expected to take part in the seventh annual World Affairs Challenge(TM) hosted by San Francisco-based global education non-profit World Savvy.

New Group for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Special Equestrians is proud to announce the launch of a new program for children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. ‘We successfully completed a pilot of this program and were so pleased with the results that we are opening the group to our currently enrolled riders.’ Deb Saffern, one of the Occupational Therapists who works at Special Equestrians attributes the groups success to ‘the social interaction between the children, the one-on-one attention each child receives, along with the repetition of activities, and the variety of activities.’

Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Annual ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala Honors Teri Hatcher and Nintendo of America and its President, Reggie Fils-Aime

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation will present Teri Hatcher with its 2009 ‘Heart of Gold Award’ at the organization’s annual ‘A Stellar Night’ gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen, on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7 p.m. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Starlight’s Jacki Carlish Humanitarian of the Year Award will be bestowed upon Nintendo of America and its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime.

Prominent Authors to Celebrate ‘Girls Write Now Day’ on March 8 at The New School University in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now (GWN), New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its annual commemoration of Girls Write Now Day, a local celebration of International Women’s Day. On Sunday, March 8, join participants in the program for an afternoon with young women writers and the writers who inspire them at the New School University’s Theresa Lang Community & Student Center.

Paws of Life Foundation Executive Director Robin Habeger Announces the Organization’s Latest Canine Placement for Search and Rescue

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the recent ice storm in the area, Karen Frazier of West Paducah, Kentucky, was selected and received an Australian Shepherd named Briar from Paws of Life Foundation. Frazier is a member of Little Egypt Search and Rescue of Carbondale, Illinois. Little Egypt Search and Rescue is a volunteer group of individuals and canines providing assistance in the event of lost or missing individuals in southern Illinois and surrounding areas.

Economic Downturn Should Not Prevent Adoption

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

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

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

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

Ely, Minnesota Celebrates 15th Annual Winter Festival Feb 6-16, 2009

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

Girls Write Now Annual Winter Reading Spotlights 2008 National Book Award Winner Judy Blundell and Young Women Writers

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

Michael Phelps Heads 2008 Ten Best-Mannered List

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

Neotrope Extends Non-Profit PR Grant Application Deadline

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

OREM, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Card Cafe, a global technology provider, today announced the launch of Charity Builder. Charity Builder is a tool which enables non-profit organizations throughout the United States to leverage the vast greeting card industry to help them raise money. With the Charity Builder, businesses who donate to non-profits can now give even more money by simply purchasing customer gifts, employee incentives, etc. through the non-profit’s site.

Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $25K in Free PR Grants and Marketing Support

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

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Because of David Blaine’s Houdini-esque stunts the Board of Directors of The Houdini Museum in Scranton has decided to place David Blaine up for nomination for the first ever Houdini Award to be given out by the prestigious museum. When David Blaine is buried alive for seven days, frozen in a block of ice or hung upside down for 60 hours, he credits Harry Houdini’s legendary escapes as his inspiration.

Georgia Department of Education Launches HOSA Foundation to Promote Careers in Healthcare

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Georgia’s supply of healthcare workers is in a critical condition according to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. There are severe shortages in nursing, in the number of physicians per capita, psychologist, social workers, and other health related fields. Georgia now ranks 9th in total populations and still lags behind its sisters states with the number of healthcare professionals. Georgia Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student-lead organization promoting interest in healthcare occupations among high school and college students.

Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter Foundation and The ALS Association Announce Opening of ALS Clinic at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in September

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.