NonProfit and Charities News - Page 18

Page 18 of NonProfit and Charities News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



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.

Jazz Prodigy Eric Reed to Perform at Get a Life Childcare Foundation’s First Annual ‘Jazz to Support Life’ Event

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.

Nonprofit Executives Converge on Washington, DC to Address Workforce Crisis Facing the Sector

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

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (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

SEATTLE, Wash. (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

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.

‘Freedom Run’ to Benefit 9/11 Responders – Motorcycle Rally and Festival at Liberty State Park

HACKENSACK, N.J., April 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over 2,000 motorcycles are expected to roll past New York’s ‘Ground Zero’ on Saturday, May 10, as they participate in the ‘Freedom Run’ motorcycle rally and festival. Riding side-by-side, the motorcycles are anticipated to stretch for five miles and will pay tribute to the 9/11 first responders of the FealGood Foundation who are now gravely ill as a result of their service at the site of the World Trade Center collapse.

World Heavyweight Champion, Joe Hip, to Coach Indian Youth and Spar at Spooner, Wisconsin’s Olympic Hopefuls Benefit

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

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

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.

Six Year-Old Indian Is Nastar National Ski Champion

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I won the gold because everyone helped me,’ said 6 year-old Oglala-Sioux, Delaney Tyon, at Nastar’s National Ski Championships, according to Olympic skier Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF). The event including Canada and Australia, was held at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, last week.

Friends of Dogwood Fundraising Efforts – Atlanta Dogwood Festival

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.

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.