NonProfit and Charities News - Page 19

Page 19 of NonProfit and Charities News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



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.

Paws of Life Foundation Announces Online K9 Handler Academy

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Canine handlers have a challenging job and training is of great importance. That’s why the Paws of Life Foundation and Iowa State University Extension for Continuing Education and Professional Development, together, are offering online training – the Working K9 Handler Academy where search and rescue dog handlers take classes.

Special Equestrians Teams with Philadelphia Race Park

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Special Equestrians is proud to announce our partnership with the Philadelphia Race Park. Special Equestrians will be providing stall rest to injured race horses. These horses will be part of our Youth Connections Program for At-Risk Youth. ‘Our vulnerable youth will be introduced to the plight of these vulnerable horses with the goal of developing a greater empathy for these horses,’ says Tammy Westney, Executive Director of Special Equestrians.

Girls Write Now Receives 2009 Coming Up Taller Award from First Lady at The White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now, a New York City organization that matches at-risk high school girls with professional women writers for mentoring and writing training, has been nationally recognized as one of 15 youth arts and humanities programs to receive the prestigious 2009 Coming Up Taller Award. Youth and adult representatives of the program traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend a White House ceremony on November 4, where they accepted the award from Mrs. Obama.

New Dionne Warwick Song ‘Starlight’ Released Today with 100-percent of its Proceeds Benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Starlight Children’s Foundation and New Gold Music Ltd. are excited to release the song ‘Starlight,’ sung by the legendary Dionne Warwick, and written by Dean Pitchford, prolific writer of Fame and creator of Footloose, and William Goldstein, whose versatile career includes the original music for NBC’s Fame TV series. Ms. Warwick, Pitchford and Goldstein are donating 100 percent of their royalties to Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Nonprofit Special Equestrians adjusts to Challenging Economic Climate

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Special Equestrians had been grappling with the effects of the economic downturn when they received a stroke of good luck; a local band offered to assist them by playing for no charge at a low-cost Beef and Beer Dinner. It was just what the agency needed to draw in a large audience and help to raise over $11,000.

Starlight Children’s Foundation Launches New Website as its 3-year Rebranding Process Comes to a Close

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On the heels of its 25th anniversary, Starlight Children’s Foundation has just unveiled the final piece of its 3-year rebranding initiative with the launch of an overhauled starlight.org and 11 related chapter and office Web sites. The strategic rebranding process also included a name change, logo change, development of a mission statement and tagline, and the creation of a new PSA campaign.

Arizona Teen and her Search Dog Pass National Certification – Paws of Life Foundation

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Paws of Life Foundation search and rescue dog recently was certified with her handler, 16-year-old Taylor Lane of Mesa, Arizona. Lane seems unaffected by how impressive her achievements really are. The daughter of Dallas and Sandy Lane juggles a hectic high school schedule including playing soccer, participating in band, and volunteering in search and rescue operations in Pinal County as a member of Sonoran Search and Rescue.

ACANA Endorses NBAA Publication of Best Practices for Air Charter Brokering

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA) has formally endorsed the recent National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) publication: NBAA Best Practices for Air Charter Brokering. This publication provides confirmation that the NBAA recognizes the value that brokers bring to the business aviation community ACANA wishes to acknowledge this industry milestone and stands behind the movement for setting high standards for the brokering community.

The Henry Armstrong Foundation Honors Boxing Legend through Athletic and Medical Scholarship Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Henry Armstrong Foundation announced this week that it has awarded its first round of college scholarships to five high school recipients who plan to pursue higher education in medicine or athletics. Each student was awarded $1,000 to aid in the cost of the initial application, tuition and book fees.

Fun in the Sun at Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Special Equestrians has been expanding its range of services this past year, first developing a program for children diagnosed with autism, then by enrolling students in off-site horse back riding shows, and now with a new Summer Camp. ‘The campers had a terrific time. They rode everyday, and had special programs presented by therapy dog owners, and an aviary sanctuary, and they made tie-died shirts and clay pots. It was very different from their weekly riding lessons,’ says Executive Director Tammy Westney.

mXpo.net 2009 Mortgage Industry-Sponsored Virtual Trade Show Contributes to ‘Homes for Our Troops’ Housing Non-Profit Group

AVENTURA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — mXpo.net 2009 Virtual Mortgage Trade Show, the mortgage industry-sponsored virtual trade show, conference, job fair and educational content platform, hosting its flagship industry-wide event on October 7 – 8, has partnered with Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit 501(c) 3 organization with the mission of building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.

VIP Auction Package to Attend the 2009 Emmy Award Show and HBO After-Party to Benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and see popular television celebrities up close at this year’s All-Star Emmy® Award Show. Anyone can bid on two tickets to the Emmy Award Show on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Nokia Theater in the heart of the exciting downtown complex LA Live and know that all of the proceeds will benefit Starlight’s seriously ill children and their family members.

Register Today for Family Walk 2009! Help Support Children Awaiting Parents

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 26, 2009. The Walk is held at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester and is handicap accessible. Individual walkers in both youth and adult categories are eligible to win great prizes, including iPods.

7th Annual World Savvy Gala – Raising Funds to Address Global Education in Our Schools

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, September 24, 2009 the 7th Annual World Savvy Gala will be held at the Hotel Kabuki. The Gala is World Savvy’s premier event, raising funds and awareness to support the mission of the organization to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, so that they are prepared to learn, work, and live as responsible citizens in the global community.

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.