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Wounded Warrior Project helps students gear up for school

Archived, 18 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Kids across the country are returning to the classroom, and that means back-to-school shopping for their parents. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) knows picking up pencils, folders, notepads, and index cards can get costly, so the organization recently ...

Salvation Army of Homewood collects hundreds of backpacks for kids

Archived, 19 days ago From pittsburgh.cbslocal.com 

Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA - The Salvation Army of Homewood has a special project. They’ve collected tables full of colorful backpacks for kids who’ll have something extra to smile about on the first day of school.

800 backpacks have peen selected by the Salvation ...

Program helps Ohio’s hungry enjoy nature’s harvest

Archived, 19 days ago From publicnewsservice.org 

Boulder, COLORADO - The value of fresh, local food is being celebrated during National Farmers Market Week, but lower-income Ohioans are often unable to partake in nature's harvest. Lora Davenport, the community relations manager with The Food Bank in Dayton explained f ...

Foundation gives $289K to U-M Health System for child cancer research

Archived, 19 days ago From mlive.com 

Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN - The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded two grants totaling nearly $300,000 to researchers at the University of Michigan Health System.

Dr. David Lombard, was awar ...

Making a Difference: New Habitat For Humanity initiative helps Lexington community

Archived, 19 days ago From lex18.com 

Lexington, KENTUCKY - Everyone knows that Lexington Habitat For Humanity builds houses for needy families, but a lot of people don’t know that they also help people repair their homes.

Lexington Habitat For Humanity recently fixed a woman’s roof.

Adaptive bikes bring smiles, opportunities to local kids

Archived, 19 days ago From statecollege.com 

State College, PENNSYLVANIA - For many children with disabilities, the joy of riding a bicycle with friends and family can remain out of reach. Variety - The Children's Charity is working to change that.

On Wednesday, Variety's Wexford, Pa.-based chapter presented ...

Badgerland donates more than 5,200 gallons of milk in #GiveGallons social media campaign

Archived, 19 days ago From hngnews.com 

Sun Prairie, WISCONSIN - To celebrate June Dairy Month, Badgerland Financial launched a #GiveGallons social media campaign to show their support of dairy farmers and raise awareness of the milk gap at local food banks.

Badgerland Financial asked Facebook, Twit ...

United Way distributing nearly $500,000 in federal food, shelter aid

Archived, 19 days ago From charlotteobserver.com 

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA - Mecklenburg County has been awarded $479,927 in federal Emergency Food and Shelter funds, which are to be dispersed by United Way of Central Carolinas.

The money is intended to supplement the cost of running local emergency food and sh ...

Community garden fills Gig Harbor food bank with local vegetables, fruit

Archived, 20 days ago From thenewstribune.com 

Tacoma, WASHINGTON - With summer reaching its peak, gardens all over Gig Harbor are in full swing, with flowers, produce and fruit enjoying the (mostly) warm and bright weather of Washington in August.

This is true for the community garden run by Bill Sehm ...

Indian River County United Way extends Day of Caring to schools

Archived, 20 days ago From tcpalm.com 

Stuart, FLORIDA - If you're a nonprofit organization or a school that needs some painting, cleaning or landscaping assistance, the United Way of Indian River County has volunteers who want to help.

The United Way's annual Day of Caring is expanding this ...

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