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National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS) Joins Forces with The Charitable Mint to Launch Two Major Programs0
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Helping to weave a critically needed safety net for our nation’s soldiers and their loved ones, the National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS) has joined forces with The Charitable Mint to battle urgent needs military families are facing not met by other sources.
Upon meeting with NFMFS board member Todd Allen, an acclaimed actor and producer, The Charitable Mint’s Founder Joel Duncan announced that they had selected NFMFS to work with in producing an exclusive limited edition collectible coin to offer as a gift through the NFMFS website – www.nfmfs.org – from donations online and at special events to benefit military families.
“Since having been introduced to NFMFS, we got to see, first hand, what they were doing by helping vets and their families. We see their goals and what they’re doing, and it aligns with exactly what we’re trying to accomplish,” states Mr. Duncan. “We felt that it was a perfect fit to be able to work together to assist our nation’s heroes as well as their families.”
In addition to the coin program, The Charitable Mint recently provided funds to help a military family with a special needs daughter fighting illness. “When learning about this little girl’s story, we at the Charitable Mint were completely touched and really wanted to reach out an help the family and this little girl,” expresses Mr. Duncan.
Now, The Charitable Mint is working with NFMFS to present the “2016 SaluteFest: Country Salutes the Troops” benefit concert. This show is scheduled for March 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, and will feature country music superstars performing for vets, military families, and supporters.
“This is a massive, impressive show unlike any others, featuring heart-warming presentations and unforgettable moments,” explains Stephen Rollins. “We will be giving away brand new homes to homeless military families, brand new automobiles modified for injured vets, as well as other special surprises in between each musical set.” Mr. Rollins concluded by stating, “The Charitable Mint and it’s founder Joel Duncan are truly remarkable, an incredible organization, and words cannot express how honored we are to join with them in making a difference in the lives of our heroes in need.”
This event is expected to be the largest gathering of military and family members in one place at one time, and will feature many special presentations such as giving away three new homes, three new automobiles modified to fit wounded soldiers, and scholarships. The show is being produced by the two entities along with country music artist and producer Ben Dukes.
About the National Foundation for Military Family Support:
The National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, headquartered in Los Angeles, with the mission to support members of our nation’s armed forces and their families with specific urgent needs. Since its launch in 2013, the foundation has evolved from serving as a nexus between those in need and appropriate charities to helping directly provide a range of assistance and resources. Among its current programs, the foundation works to secure free medical, dental and psychological care, employment assistance, and educational scholarship opportunities. Its board includes professionals from entertainment, law enforcement, business and the military. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.nfmfs.org/.
About The Charitable Mint:
The Charitable Mint, an Austin, Texas company, was started with the vision of helping those in need and working with a variety of different causes, by offering a unique product that people will cherish throughout their lifetime. Their goal is to produce high quality, commemorative and collectible coins that will continually sell and provide support for and benefit those in need. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.charitablemint.org/.
National Foundation For Military Family Support,
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16th Annual PR Grant Program for Non-Profits Announced by Neotrope to Help Worthy Causes Raise Visibility0
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope, a 32-year-old brand marketing, PR, and content development firm, today announced the launch of its 2016 annual PR Grants program for U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities. Launched in 2000, the Non-Profit PR Grant was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential “halo” sponsors and donors.
Starting in 2013, the Grant was re-named after the company co-founder, the late Dr. J.L. Simmons, PhD, who passed away in 2003. Now the Neotrope PR Grant program is known as the “J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant.”
As part of this in-kind grant program, Neotrope is providing news dissemination (through its Send2Press(R) Newswire service), and social media marketing for the selected applicant charities. Average value of each grant is $2,500 and will be offered to as many as 100 non-profit organizations “doing good” on a local or national level for 2016. Total potential in-kind value of the program is $250,000.
“We’ve been helping worthy causes in one form or another for over 30 years,” says Christopher Simmons, member PRSA and ASCAP, and Neotrope CEO. “When we launched the Non-Profit PR Grants in 2000 we felt it more useful to help out an organization by using our services and expertise, over giving charities a small cash donation. More than 15 years later, we’re very proud to have successfully helped many worthy causes raise awareness, raise needed funds and get media coverage with this PR Grants program.”
Simmons adds, “This year we’ve taken a slightly different approach. In prior years we ran into an issue where some charities simply never followed through to utilize all the grant deliverables, and so it was wasted. So, for 2016 we will be doing something much simpler for each charity, with less hand holding, removing the advertising component — but making it available to a much larger pool of worthy causes.”
There is no fee to apply, and applications are being accepted now through Jan. 1, 2016 at http://prgrants.com/. Complete grant requirements and disclaimers can be found on the grants website.
Since 1983 Neotrope(R) has delivered services to raise organization awareness including brand identity, marketing, public relations (PR), and social media services. Neotrope is also an entertainment publishing company involved in books, music, software, and online magazines. The company has been at the forefront of many communication and technology movements for over three decades. Neotrope was an Inc. 5000 company in 2009, has an A+ rating with the BBB, and is a member of GS1. Information: http://www.Neotrope.com/.
About the Non-Profit PR Grant:
The Non-Profit PR Grant(TM) program was originally launched in 2000 to help assist U.S. 501(c)3 worthy causes to raise awareness, attract halo sponsors, and better connect with donors and volunteers. Other PR industry firms have since copied the name, but ours is the original.
With this cause-related marketing grant program, Neotrope has been honored to help many worthy causes in past years, including the Bob Moog Foundation, Children Awaiting Parents, Girls Write Now, Move for Hunger, Pacific Pinball Museum, The Native Voices Foundation, Special Equestrians, Starlight Children’s Foundation, World Savvy and dozens more (list available on the grants website).
Grant recipients are selected by Neotrope/Send2Press staff based on qualified applications filled out and submitted by U.S. based non-profit orgs. Choices for grant recipients are both subjective, and based on overall activities and actual need, as well as best fit for support from the marketing team.
Additional information regarding the Neotrope 2016 J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant program for U.S. charitable non-profits and grant recipients can be found at: http://prgrants.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NonProfitPRGrants.
Twitter: @neotrope @prgrants #prgrant #PRgrant2016
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NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Oct. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation launches C. diff. Nationwide Community Support (CDNCS) for patients, families and survivors. C. difficile (C. diff.) infections caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year, according to a 2015 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In addition, an estimated 15,000 deaths are directly attributable to C. difficile infections, making them a substantial cause of infectious disease death in the United States. (See note below [i].)
As of 2015, there is an absence of professional C. diff. (CDI) support groups in America. The C Diff Foundation has pioneered a collaborative plan and developed support groups in a variety of forms and locations to meet the needs of individuals seeking C. diff. information and support.
“We found it to be of the utmost importance to implement this new pathway for support and healing after speaking with numerous patients, family members, and fellow-C. diff. survivors,” stated Nancy Caralla, Founding Executive Director of the C Diff Foundation.
The C Diff Foundation now speaks for the thousands of patients within the United States who, each year, are diagnosed with a C. diff. infection. This growth, in part, reflects the value C. diff. support groups will provide, not only to patients, their spouses, and families who are living with and recovering from a C. diff. infection, but also to the countless number of individuals who will become more aware of a C. diff. infection, the importance of early detection, appropriate treatments, and environmental safety protocols. There will also be Bereavement support group sessions for C. diff. survivors mourning the loss of loved ones following their death from C. diff. infection involvement.
Beginning November 2015 the CDNCS groups will be available to all individuals via: Tele-conferencing with some groups advancing and adding computer application programs in 2016. CDNCS groups will provide support and information up to 15 participants in each session.
The CDNCS sessions will be hosted from Maine, Maryland, Florida, Missouri, Colorado, Ohio, and Oregon. The Colorado CDNCS is offered at a public venue and will be hosted in Arvada, Colo. every third Thursday of each month, beginning November 17. The Meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.
To participate in any CDNCS group being offered during each month, all interested participants will be asked to register through the Nationwide Hot-Line (1-844-FOR-CDIF) or through the C Diff Foundation’s website http://cdifffoundation.org/ where registered individuals will receive a reply e-mail containing support group access information.
The C. diff. Nationwide Community Support group leaders will provide a menu of topics being shared each month on the C Diff Foundation’s website ranging from Financial Crisis Relief, Bereavement, Nutrition, Mental Health, to C. diff. infection updates and everyday life during and after being treated for a prolonged illness.
There is evidence that people who attend support group meetings have a better understanding of the illness and their treatment choices. They also tend to experience less anxiety, develop a more positive outlook, and a better ability to cope and adapt to life during and after the treatment for C. diff.
There is a Purpose:
A diagnosis of a C. diff. infection is unexpected and almost always traumatic. As a result, it is not uncommon for newly diagnosed patients to experience a wide range of emotions including, confusion, bewilderment, anger, fear, panic, and denial. Many people find that just having an opportunity to talk with another person, who has experienced the same situation, to help alleviate some of the anxiety and distress they commonly experience.
Individuals also find that they benefit not only from the support they receive, but also from the sense of well-being they gain from helping others. It has been said “support is not something you do for others but rather something you do with others.”
“None of us can do this alone – all of us can do this together.”
About the C Diff Foundation:
The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was founded in 2012 by Nancy C. Caralla, a nurse who was diagnosed and treated for Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections. Through her own journey and the loss of their father to C. difficile infection involvement, Nancy recognized the need for greater awareness through education about research being conducted by the government, industry, and academia and better advocacy on behalf of patients, healthcare professionals, and researchers worldwide working to address the public health threat posed by this devastating infection.
For more information, visit: http://cdifffoundation.org/.
Follow the C Diff Foundation on Twitter @cdiffFoundation #cdiff2015 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CdiffFoundationRadio.
Note/citation: [i] http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/biggest_threats.html
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ALAMEDA, Calif., April 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) of Alameda, California is pleased to announce that PPM has been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the Neotrope® 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with the PPM in educating and entertaining children and adults through the preservation of pinball, while making eight decades of games available to be played by everyone.
This grant will help the Pacific Pinball Museum further its mission: “To inspire an interest in science, art and history through pinball and to preserve and promote this important part of American culture.” The museum accomplishes this through the operation of the Pacific Pinball Museum, a beautifully maintained selection of 90 fully playable pinball machines. In addition, PPM hosts the world’s largest pinball show: the Pacific Pinball Exposition once a year. PPM also furthers its mission through the creation of traveling pinball art and science exhibits that capture the amazing visuals and communicate the basics of physics and electricity used in pinball.
“Neotrope’s recognition of PPM’s dedication and focus in addition to their work with other charities and nonprofits is truly appreciated. Neotrope will be invaluable as we plan the world’s largest pinball show: our sixth annual Pacific Pinball Exposition for September 21 – 23, 2012,” said Larry Zartarian, the Museum’s Chairman of the Board.
Americans instantly recognize pinball as an American icon along with Jazz, Coca-Cola®, the jukebox and Elvis. The PPM ensures future generations can appreciate the American ingenuity and creativity that fueled an entire pinball industry for years to come. The museum is currently developing curriculum for students of all ages to learn the basic theories behind pinball mechanisms and concepts such as gravity, momentum and acceleration.
As part of this grant program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination (through its Send2Press® Newswire service), and search marketing for the PPM to help raise awareness of its efforts in education, community service, science, art and fundraising. The museum’s goal is to move to a permanent location that can house its collection of 900-plus machines, offer larger teaching and restoration facilities, and expand its art gallery that features local and international artists.
“Having Neotrope aboard will help drive and refine our vision to become the Smithsonian of Pinball,” said Michael Schiess, PPM Founder and Director. “Our growing team of artists, technicians, volunteers, enthusiasts and visionaries will now be able to spread the word and scope of their efforts.”
“We’re honored to be providing assistance to the Pacific Pinball Museum, in both keeping alive eight decades of pinball history, and building educational art, science and historical programs that spark interest in intellectual pursuit,” said Christopher Laird Simmons, CEO of Neotrope®.
About the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM):
PPM unlocks the imagination of visitors with pinball back glass art that features themes such as fantasies of the future, beautiful women, sports heroics, outer space, the Wild West and many more. A key member of the museum’s collection of one-of-a-kind exhibits is the Visible Pinball, a fully functional pinball machine housed in a clear cabinet. The Visible Pin mesmerizes anyone who has ever wondered what goes on inside a machine while it’s being played and gives instructors an opportunity to point out the details of the machine’s operation while it is being used. Other exhibits discuss magnetism, momentum, statistics and the patented inventions that several ingenious Americans have devised just for pinball.
Giant (sometimes 10-foot by 10-foot) hand-painted acrylic mural reproductions of original pinball back glass art cover vast swaths of PPM’s walls. From Space Ship to Sea Ray, from Majorettes to Jungle Princess, these unique pieces of art created just for PPM are also available as an off-site exhibit or simply as an eye-popping example of the depth of skill pinball artists and designers employ while promoting individual games. Artists working at pinball companies Gottlieb, Williams and Bally unintentionally captured highlights of history while designing the art that decorate pinball games.
Christian Marche’s pointy people and Gordon Morison’s over-the-top psychedelia capture the mood of the ’60s and ’70s while the content of various pinball artists’ work often captures historic moments like the moon shot, the British rock invasion or the patriotic spirit following World War II.
PPM is popular with families, couples on their first date, school groups and local companies who hold special occasion parties there. The museum offers a party room for rent by the hour while guests enjoy the historical selection of games that range from 1878 to 2012. Parties at PPM are like having access to an entire arcade or someone’s massive game room to celebrate a personal occasion. Also among the regulars at PPM are some of the world’s highest-ranked pinball players and most experienced repair technicians.
For more information on the Pacific Pinball Museum, located at 1510 Webster Street, Alameda, CA, 94501, visit www.pacificpinball.org or write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-9793. For more information on the Pacific Pinball Exposition, visit: http://pacificpinball.org/events/ .
Since 1983 Neotrope® has delivered services to raise organization awareness including brand identity, marketing, public relations (PR), and SEO services. Neotrope is also an entertainment publishing company involved in books, music, software, and online content portals. Neotrope also offers targeted news dissemination and press release writing through its unit, Send2Press® Newswire (Send2Press.com). The company pioneered the concept of search optimization of press release content back in 1997 (verifiable via archive-dot-org). Neotrope was an Inc. 5000 company in 2009. More information: www.Neotrope.com .
Neotrope’s annual Non-Profit PR Grants™ Program was originally launched in 2000 by company founders Christopher Simmons and the late Dr. J.L. Simmons, with the goal of providing a “better donation” for worthy U.S. charitable 501(c)3 non-profits than simply writing a small check; instead utilizing the company’s capabilities to grow awareness to media and the public, attract halo sponsors/donors, and bring together disparate resources not generally affordable to small organizations.
Additional information regarding the Neotrope 2012 PR Grants for U.S. charitable non-profits and grant recipients can be found at: http://send2press.com/non-profit/index.shtml .
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tickets are now available for the World Savvy 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Terra Gallery in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. The Celebration will bring together World Savvy’s network of globally minded individuals and raise funds to support the organization’s mission and programmatic activities.
The Celebration in San Francisco is one in a series of celebration events hosted by World Savvy this spring to commemorate a decade of work in building a more informed, engaged, and globally competent generation of leaders and change-makers. World Savvy has reached more than 250,000 youth and 2000 teachers. The San Francisco Celebration will feature entertainment from the beloved San Francisco band Jazz Mafia, an open bar with signature drinks of the evening, and an eclectic menu of food from around the world provided by La Cocina.
Dana Mortenson, the co-founder & Executive Director of World Savvy and a 2011 Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship Fellow, will give an inspirational keynote speech. Guests will participate in exciting silent and live auctions for a range of exclusive items including vacation packages, spa treatments, gift certificates to premier San Francisco restaurants, and limited edition designer jewelry.
Tickets are $150 for general admission. Guests also have the opportunity to purchase a “Champion” ticket which includes general admission for one plus sponsorship of one educator to attend the event. Additional World Savvy 10-Year Celebration events will take place in New York on May 3rd and Minneapolis on May 17th. For more information on event sponsorship, purchasing tickets, or donating to the live and silent auctions please visit http://worldsavvy.org/donate/10th-Anniversary-Celebrations/ or contact Edward Wang at Edward@worldsavvy.org or 415-813-1686.
About World Savvy:
With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy prepares the next generation of leaders to learn, work and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century. It was founded in 2002 in response to the critical unmet need for youth to acquire global knowledge and 21st century skills and an absence of quality, mainstreamed global education opportunities for K-12 students and teachers.
World Savvy’s work supports systemic change in K-12 education to provide every student in every classroom with the content knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be leaders and change-makers in their diverse communities, locally and globally. Since 2002, World Savvy has worked with over 250,000 youth and 2,000 educators, through core programming including youth engagement, professional development, customized consulting, and educational E-resources.
More information: http://www.worldsavvy.org .
Relocation Industry and Non-Profit Coming Together to Fight Hunger – Victory Packaging Moves for Hunger0
NEPTUNE, N.J., March 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger is proud to announce the partnership of Victory Packaging at the Champion Level. While Victory Packaging has been a gracious partner of Move For Hunger since 2010, they are strengthening their relationship for 2012 by increasing their support from Mission to the Champion level.
As well as generous financial support, Victory’s partnership allows Move For Hunger to sell boxes and packaging materials at discount rates to food banks, saving hunger relief organizations’ valuable resources from being spent on support materials like boxes and tape instead of life-saving meals. Victory’s national reach affords Move For Hunger the opportunity to assist food banks all over the continent, regardless of their location.
“Move For Hunger is so happy to be continuing and bolstering our relationship with Victory Packaging,” says Gavin Christiansen, director of operations at Move For Hunger. “Their enthusiastic support and invaluable resources make it easy for Move For Hunger to offer even more assistance to food banks and their partner agencies.”
Victory Packaging, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the leading distributor of packaging materials in North America. Their numerous locations and vast warehouse facilities offer a range of innovative packaging solutions for a diverse customer base.
About Move For Hunger:
Move For Hunger is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across the country to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are moving and deliver it to local food banks across the country. To date, Move For Hunger is working with over 250 movers in 40 states and has collected more than 420,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit http://www.MoveForHunger.org .
About Victory Packaging:
Based in Houston, Texas, Victory Packaging has more than 60 warehouse and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and operates in California under the company name of Golden State Container.
Victory Packaging is the only North American distribution company dedicated entirely to reducing total cost with comprehensive, integrated packaging solutions. Victory Packaging delivers innovative services and enhanced packaging processes to a diverse customer base. Its national network includes more than 5 million square feet of warehouse space and approximately 350 delivery vehicles. Victory Packaging is a privately-held limited partnership and employs approximately 1,000 people. For more information visit, http://www.victorypackaging.com .
ISLA Hosts Fundraiser in Long Beach to Benefit Lifeguard Training Initiatives in Dominican Republic and Nicaragua0
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., March 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Wed., March 14 and Thurs., March 15, 2012, International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) will be hosting a special fundraiser at the Original Roadhouse Grill in Long Beach, located at 7391 Carson St. The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise critical funds and awareness for ISLA’s training initiatives in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua later this month.
Founded in 2008, ISLA’s mission is to reduce the number of drownings worldwide by building a culture of water safety. Comprised of volunteer lifeguards, the organization provides training, medical supplies, disaster relief, and emergency personnel to beach communities around the world.
In November 2011, ISLA traveled to the Dominican Republic to train volunteers from various agencies within the country in lifesaving and lifeguarding techniques. As part of the initiative, ISLA conducted an intensive three-day Ocean Lifeguarding Training, which included a First Aid and CPR practical exam, physical instruction, written test, and non-buoy and buoy rescue practical exam. Twenty-nine lifeguard trainees completed the rigorous training course and received Basic ISLA Lifeguard Certification, the first professional lifeguard certification in the Dominican Republic now required for a lifeguard to become certified.
Two ISLA volunteer lifeguards will return to the Dominican Republic in late March to continue the second phase and to begin the third phase of its initiative to create permanent lifeguard agencies that guard the public and private beaches of the country.
In late March, fourteen ISLA volunteer will also conduct the first phase of its Ocean Lifeguarding Training in Nicaragua.
Thanks to local hotels and other agencies, courses and accommodations are provided to participants and ISLA instructors at no cost.
“We are excited to promote a sustainable culture of water safety in both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic with our Ocean Lifeguard Training,” said ISLA President Henry Reyes. “We look forward to serving both communities and are confident that these courses will have a positive impact.”
To learn more about ISLA’s upcoming fundraiser at the Original Roadhouse Grill, please visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ISLAsurf . Supporters will be able to download a special flyer to donate 20 percent of their bill to ISLA.
About International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA):
International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) is a non-profit focusing on reducing drownings worldwide by building a culture of water safety. ISLA provides training, medical supplies, disaster relief, and emergency personnel to beach communities around the world. Learn more at http://www.islasurf.org .
Manager of Public Relations
International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA).
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Get in on the action and make your NCAA March Madness picks count this year! Camp Blue Skies Foundation (campblueskies.org) is a non-profit organization that offers weeklong residential camp experiences to individuals 21 and older with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Camp Blue Skies has just launched its latest and greatest fundraiser, NCAA March Madness “Hoops for Camp” Bracket Challenge.
With a $10 suggested donation, you will be registered to participate in the bracket challenge. All participants will receive an email on March 11 with instructions on how to fill out their NCAA bracket. The top 10 percent scorers will be entered into a random drawing to win $500 to the Apple Store. It’s fun, easy, and won’t break the budget. And most importantly, it goes towards a good cause! Donate today through the Camp Blue Skies website or Razoo “Hoops for Camp” site to participate.
Learn more about the “Hoops for Camp” Bracket Challenge here (PDF): http://www.campblueskies.org/pdf/hoops_info.pdf .
Camp Blue Skies focuses on the camper’s physical, mental and emotional well-being through continued development of a healthy lifestyle and positive social skills. Camp Blue Skies takes a three-pronged approach to camp, including recreation, socialization and education. This philosophy provides opportunities to be active outdoors, learn new things and make new friends.
“I realized that when these individuals age out of the school system, opportunities for recreation and socialization fall off greatly. My dream was to provide an overnight weeklong camp for this underserved population, where campers can enjoy true camp experiences like ropes courses, fishing and campfire fun while challenging and stretching themselves to grow,” says founder Dick Sesler.
In October 2010, Dick Sesler’s dream became a reality. To date, Camp Blue Skies has served over 150 campers and over 180 loyal volunteers have committed their time. Camps are currently being held in NC and GA. The organization’s goal is to continue to improve their programs and expand camps in the southeast region and hopefully beyond in the near future. Camp Blue Skies is a 501(c)(3) public charity. The organization’s mission is to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for life skill education through recreation and socialization.
To learn more about Camp Blue Skies, visit the website at http://www.campblueskies.org or follow them on Facebook ( facebook.com/pages/Camp-Blue-Skies/166187940087080 ). To participate in “Hoops for Camp,” donate through the website or Razoo “Hoops for Camp” site: http://www.razoo.com/story/Hoops-For-Camp?1329428078 .
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FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FireFighting’s Finest Moving and Delivery of Fort Worth, TX has been recognized as Move For Hunger’s “Mover of the Year” for 2011 out of 250 moving companies in 39 different states. The Mover of the Year award is presented to the moving company that best exemplifies the philanthropic spirit of Move For Hunger.
In 2011 alone, FireFighting’s Finest delivered over 10,000 lbs. to the Tarrant Area Food Bank through consistent monthly collections as well as a number of food drives. That is enough food to provide for over 7,600 life-saving meals to those in need in the greater Fort Worth-Dallas area. The employees of FireFighting’s Finest are almost all active duty firemen and women which may explain their philanthropic spirit!
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies from across the country to provide support to food banks and local pantries. Many people throw out a good deal of “stuff” when they move. Unfortunately, a lot of this “stuff” is food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than thrown away. As a Move For Hunger affiliated mover, FireFighting’s Finest offers to collect any unopened, non-perishable food items from their customers and deliver that food directly to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
“We are extremely proud of FireFighting’s Finest Moving & Delivery, their enthusiasm and dedication is a model for all of the companies involved in our fight against hunger,” says Adam Lowy, executive director of Move For Hunger. “The staggering amount of food they have delivered is a true testament to the ability of our nation’s moving companies to fight hunger.”
The 2011 Mover of the Year Award is the first time the annual award has been bestowed on one of the Move For Hunger affiliated companies. The award recognizes a mover’s dedication towards fighting hunger in their local community. Each of the moving companies involved with Move For Hunger pledge to collect at least 300 lbs. of food per year and to include hunger awareness materials to every customer they serve.
About Move For Hunger:
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across the country to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks across the country. To date, Move For Hunger is working with over 250 movers in 40 states and has delivered more than 420,000 pounds of food to food banks throughout the country. For more information on Move For Hunger, visit http://www.MoveForHunger.org .
Move For Hunger, 1930 Heck Avenue, Bldg. 1, Ste. 1, Neptune, NJ 07753.