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Tampa Bay area family receives Habitat for Humanity home

47 hours ago From wfla.com  View Original Article

Tampa, FLORIDA - After moving from Haiti to Florida and struggling to find a decent apartment to call home, a Tampa Bay area family of five became homeowners for the first time thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County.

“I just want to say this ...

For Littleton Meals on Wheels driver, it's more than food. It's companionship

47 hours ago From lowellsun.com  View Original Article

Lowell, MASSACHUSETTS - For longtime Littleton volunteer Jane Lyons, providing meals to seniors in need offers more than food. It also offers a sense of companionship and human connection, often to those who are otherwise isolated.

Lyons, 77, does a variety o ...

SAFE pantry looks to extend a helping hand

Archived, 2 days ago From thetimesnews.com 

Burlington, NORTH CAROLINA - On a recent Friday afternoon, Lynne Pierce had a chat with a lady named Barbara, who explained that she was old-fashioned: She would prefer to grow her own food.

She was apologetic about being where she was. No worries, Pierce said as ...

Annual Empty Bowls event to benefit food bank

Archived, 2 days ago From herald-dispatch.com 

Huntington, WEST VIRGINIA - Following months of preparation, Marshall University's 14th annual Empty Bowls will take place Friday.

The partnership of art and goodwill at Huntington's First Presbyterian Church exists to feed Tri-State families in need through dona ...

Get a smile, give a smile at nonprofit pediatric dentist office

Archived, 2 days ago From 12news.com 

Phoenix, ARIZONA - The Parsons Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Phoenix is the first nonprofit pediatric specialty center in Maricopa County, providing dental care to children, regardless of legal or financial status.

"Dentistry is expe ...

Parents, kids march for babies' health at Arlington Park

Archived, 2 days ago From dailyherald.com 

Arlington Heights,, ILLINOIS - More than 1,000 suburban family members, health care givers, and representatives of local businesses walked around Arlington International Racecourse on Sunday in support of the 2017 March for Babies to help give infants a healthier start in life.

Helping homeless kids find shelter

Archived, 2 days ago From dailycall.com 

Piqua, OHIO - Homelessness is dangerous, especially for kids. They are more vulnerable to become victims of crime; they’re more vulnerable to disease, and they’re more likely to become victims of human trafficking. Homeless kids do worse in school than their peers ...

Feeding America launches MealConnect™ technology platform to help reduce food waste and end hunger

Archived, 4 days ago From 3blmedia.com 

Northampton, MASSACHUSETTS - For Earth Day 2017, Feeding America® is announcing the launch of MealConnectTM, an innovative technology platform that makes food donation as simple as a click. The new and free platform was developed to help reduce food waste, benefit the environmen ...

North Texas Food Bank to expand operations to Collin County

Archived, 4 days ago From starlocalmedia.com 

Plano, TEXAS - Providing 63.4 million nutritious meals annually to North Texans in need is not enough for the Dallas-based North Texas Food Bank (NTFB).

A year and a half ago, NTFB launched a 10-year plan to significantly increase their dispersal of ...

Kishwaukee Family YMCA gets grant for Parkinson’s program

Archived, 4 days ago From daily-chronicle.com 

DeKalb, ILLINOIS - Kishwaukee Family YMCA announced today it has received a $26,750 grant from Telligen Community Initiative (TCI), an Iowa-based private charitable foundation. The funds will support the Pedaling for Parkinson’s program that recently launched at the YM ...

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