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New program aims to help homeless, reduce blight

Archived, 10 days ago From memphisdailynews.com 

Memphis, TENNESSEE - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Hospitality HUB are partnering on a program that seeks to help homeless individuals by providing opportunities to clean up blight and litter in the city.

The program, which was announced Wednesday, ...

Chicago non-profit makes backpacks designed for the homeless

Archived, 10 days ago From chicago.cbslocal.com 

Chicago, ILLINOIS - Several years ago, Ron Kaplan noticed how often the homeless people he saw walking around Chicago carried their belongings around in plastic bags.

“You can go on the streets of any major city and see people with plastic bags, carrying ...

College seeks to feed hungry students

Archived, 11 days ago From sandiegouniontribune.com 

San Diego , CALIFORNIA - Southwestern College students who sometimes don’t get enough to eat now have a place to pick up some free food on campus through a new partnership with the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

“I think it’s wonderful for those who n ...

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Raytheon create STEM Centers of Innovation for Youth

Archived, 11 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), in partnership with Raytheon Company, is establishing four new Centers of Innovation at Boys & Girls Clubs that support military families. Located in California, Colorado, Florida and Texas the clubs are:

Feed My People expanding weekend kid's meal program

Archived, 11 days ago From weau.com 

Eau Claire, WISCONSIN - 10 years and counting, that's how long Feed My People Food Bank has been serving hungry kids throughout the Chippewa Valley.

But now, the food bank is giving even more, expanding their weekend kid’s meal program.

“This y ...

ADA Los Angeles receives health access grant

Archived, 11 days ago From scvnews.com 

Santa Clarita, CALIFORNIA - The Los Angeles chapter of the American Diabetes Association received a two-year Health Access Grant from Medtronic Foundation in recognition of their continued commitment to improve access to healthcare.

The Association is dedicated t ...

Day of Caring kicks off United Way campaign

Archived, 11 days ago From timesdaily.com 

Florence, ALABAMA - United Way of Northwest Alabama Director Beth Haddock said Tuesday's campaign kickoff and Day of Caring was the perfect example of the agency's "Live United" slogan.

With a $1 million campaign goal this year, Haddock says she knows the ...

United Way awards $13.8M to 76 programs

Archived, 11 days ago From democratandchronicle.com 

Rochester, NEW YORK - A total of $13.8 million has been awarded by United Way of Greater Rochester to 76 local programs in the organization's new round of funding.

The funding, announced to the publicTuesday, is expected to help more than 280,000 people. Th ...

Glow in the Park brightens up funding for Doctors Without Walls

Archived, 11 days ago From keyt.com 

Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA - The Glow in the Park fundraiser Saturday night at Santa Barbara's Elings Park brought out a sold out crowd of about 300 people to raise money for Doctors Without Walls.

The organization provides outreach efforts for the homeless with ...

Good Shepherd Food Bank awarded $3 million for purchase of nutritious, Maine-grown foods for hunger

Archived, 12 days ago From wcsh6.com 

Portland, MAINE - The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) released a press release saying that they have awarded Good Shepherd Food Bank $3 million to purchase vegetables, fruits, and seafood from Maine producers to be distributed to hunger relief programs across the st ...

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