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2011-12-15 12:50:00

Mayors Issue Annual Report on Hunger, Homelessness in 29 Major Cities; Highlight Local Responses WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of a struggling economy and continuing high levels of unemployment, U.S. cities are feeling the pressure from increased numbers of hungry and homeless families according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) report on the status of Hunger and Homelessness in 29 cities in America (below) that was released today by the U.S....

2011-12-13 20:40:00

SIGVARIS, a global leader in compression therapy and DVT prevention advocate, has teamed up with several organizations to provide homeless men with graduated support socks this year. Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) December 13, 2011 This holiday season SIGVARIS is honored to team up with Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists and the Indianapolis Colts for the Our Hearts to Your Soles Charity event held at Wheeler Mission Ministries in Indiana. The Our Hearts to Your Soles event...

2011-12-06 04:51:00

LONDON, December 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An iPad 2, London Eye tickets and more are up for grabs in a new festive competition that will also help support homeless charities across the UK Christmas is coming early for 13 lucky winners in the Carrentals.co.uk '12 days of Christmas' giveaway, which is offering the chance to win a prize a day in the run up to the festive season. An iPad 2, Amazon vouchers, tickets for two for the London Eye, a...

2011-12-05 00:05:00

Relationship breakdowns are causing a rise in homelessness among young people, a new Homeless Link study has revealed. (PRWEB UK) 5 December 2011 Published today, the findings reveal the extent to which rising homelessness is affecting young people aged 16-24. According to the â˜Young & Homelessâ report, a survey of 79 homeless charities and 108 local authority housing services found that, over the past year: Nearly half of homelessness...

2011-12-01 06:50:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The social stigma of foreclosure has vanished, it is now a silent protest, reports Oppenheim Law; in today's world, Florida foreclosure to some people can mean Occupy "The Street" versus Occupy Wall Street. This week's 60 Minutes segment, "Hard Times Generation: Families Living in Cars," Scott Pelley shared a shocking fact about the Florida housing market: of all the families without shelter in the United States, one-third are in...

2011-11-28 02:00:00

LEEDS, England, November 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Channel 4's Secret Millionaire has bestowed an amazing gift of GBP35,000 on Leeds-based Homeless Charity, 'Simon on the Streets'. Out of an act of charity came further charity and a success story that Clive Sandle, Director at Simon on the Streets could have only dreamed of. When the charity's website couldn't be found on search engines such as Google, a chance meeting with Ian Harris, CEO of Search Laboratory Ltd, an...

2011-11-18 09:14:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John C. Flood, Inc. has partnered with the Carpenter's Shelter based in Alexandria, Virginia. Since 1988, the Carpenter's Shelter has worked to provide shelter, guidance, education and advocacy for homeless individuals and families who seek sustainable independence and stability. "We all need to do our part to help keep children, adults and families off the streets and we were amazed at the scope of work the Carpenter's Shelter provides. We...

2011-11-09 10:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Part of United Way's campaign to end poverty in L.A. County, HomeWalk is a 5K run/walk to raise public awareness and fund solutions to end homelessness, an extreme form of poverty. Over the last four years, 18,000 people have walked, raising $1.7M and helping over 9,000 WHAT: people off the streets. This year, Kobe Bryant is...

2011-11-02 13:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Do Good Bus, a transportable community service venture, concluded its fall tour with indie-pop trio Foster the People on Oct. 20. The Do Good Bus stopped in 24 cities on Foster the People's North American tour from September 13 to October 20, 2011, partnering with local charities from each city and taking fans on community service projects. Keeping with The Do Good Bus tradition, all of the service projects remained a mystery for fans until...

2011-10-31 07:35:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when the economy has forced millions into unemployment and with home foreclosures at an all-time high, one ponders, how does this impact the children? The psychological blow to the parents is hard enough, but the added stress of explaining to their kids that there will be fewer presents under the tree this year, or not even a tree at all, is beyond tough. This is why 2 Dads Publishing has launched a new children's book that is just in...