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2012-05-31 18:20:19

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While states slowly rebound from the Great Recession, many local governments are struggling with unprecedented fiscal challenges. For the first time since 1980, state aid and property taxes, two primary sources of funding, are dropping simultaneously, according to a new report, The Local Squeeze, released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The decrease in revenue, alongside increased demand, is forcing many cities, counties and school...

2012-05-28 06:20:38

LONDON, May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With money tight everywhere, charities are finding it increasingly difficult to raise funds, yet help is now at hand. A brand new website has launched that allows charities and good causes to raise significant amounts through an innovative new method of online shopping. The site at http://www.hydrorocks.co.uk sells the Ultim8 Hydration Kit - a water bottle, bottle carrier and range of soluble tablets that dissolve in water to make a...

2012-05-27 23:00:10

TopMedicalAlertCompanies.com, a trusted supplier of medical alert system quotes, has updated its senior nutrition and fitness guides to help advise the elderly on maintaining their health. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 TopMedicalAlertCompanies.com, a leading provider of emergency alert systems quotes, has released updated senior nutrition and fitness guides to continue to advise seniors on issues pertaining to their physical health. The site continues to expand after its site-wide...

2012-05-23 02:24:12

CHICAGO, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New public service advertisements (PSAs) released today by Feeding America and the Ad Council are designed to raise awareness of where families across the country can find free and nutritious meals for their children during the summer months when school isn't in session. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56276-feeding-america-unveils-new-psas-to-help-kids-facing-hunger-this-summer...

2012-05-22 06:26:44

Teachscape Reflect Live and Professional Learning Suite recognized as outstanding resources for teaching and learning SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachscape, the leader in delivering online professional learning content, innovative tools, and expert services to improve teaching practice, was recently recognized in two professional development categories in this year's Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Awards. Teachscape Reflect Live and the...

2012-05-15 02:28:03

SaveBethesda.org Not Affiliated With The Salvation Army TORONTO, May 15, 2012 /CNW/ - In order to continue operations, the Bethesda Centre in London, Ontario must raise $1.5 million before May 31, 2012. The Salvation Army has set up a website, www.salvationarmy.ca/savebethesda, to collect donations to save the centre. When you donate to this secure site, you will receive a charitable donation receipt if the $1.5 million goal is met. If the goal is not reached by the deadline, The...

2012-05-11 23:02:55

University Circle organizations ban together to raise money for The Cleveland Food Bank´s Harvest for Hunger Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Each spring The Cleveland Food Bank organizes Harvest for Hunger, one of the largest food drives in the nation in response to the growing need in the Northeast Ohio community. Last year, University Circle Inc. (UCI) stepped up to help the effort by organizing the Circle Challenge: The Wade Oval Walk Against Hunger. The 2nd annual walk is...

2012-05-10 10:24:28

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bread for the World is disappointed that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill today that will further devastate the lives of hungry and poor Americans. The House approved the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act in a party-line 218-99 vote. "Rather than take a balanced approach to deficit reduction, and enacting a budget that forms a circle of protection around funding for programs for hungry and poor people, this budget...

2012-05-10 02:26:52

Feeding America Urges Congress to Protect and Strengthen Federal Nutrition Programs CHICAGO, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly four million U.S. seniors are food insecure. Many of these older Americans live on fixed incomes, and are often forced to choose between buying groceries or paying for health care, housing, or other basic essentials. "Feeding America wants to highlight the increased and profound need for food assistance that affects so many of our senior citizens in...

2012-05-09 10:24:19

Chefs, Farmers, Pediatricians, and Consumers Speak Out about Antibiotics WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to rein in the overuse of antibiotics on America's industrial farms. But is it doing enough? And how do farmers, doctors, chefs, and consumers feel about the issue? WHAT: The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming and the American Academy of Pediatrics are hosting a roundtable to hear...