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2012-03-29 06:23:43

10,705 Donors Gave During the 36-Hour Online Event SARASOTA, Fla., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 36-Hour Giving Challenge - a first of its kind online fundraising event in Southwest Florida made possible by Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, and The Patterson Foundation - raised $2,401,601 on March 27 and 28, 2012. The challenge generated 10,705 donations in support of 109 area charitable organizations...

2012-03-22 10:22:09

PHOENIX, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Country music star Martina McBride joins forces with Phoenix Sam's Club associates to raise awareness of hunger in the U.S. and urge members participate in a Spring Hunger Event supporting the largest domestic hunger-relief charity, Feeding America, with the goal of securing one million meals this spring. Martina McBride will team up with local...

2012-03-22 06:25:53

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GOFoods Foundation, whose mission is to partner with charitable organizations and individuals to feed and prosper American families, today announced that they will be auctioning the GOFoods Global grab-and-go gourmet survival meal backpack signed by 40 celebrities, actors, directors, and writers affiliated with Academy Award nominees and winners such as Wendi McLendon-Covey, actress from "Bridesmaids"...

2012-03-19 06:22:31

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book, the nonprofit that provides new books to kids in need across the country, has been awarded a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101214/DC17316LOGO-b ) America's premier charity evaluator, Charity Navigator rates nonprofit organizations to provide donors of all levels with reliable data about the impact, efficiency and fiscal health of the organizations. "We've been...

2012-03-16 08:50:41

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Some new technologies are making it more efficient and effective to get optimal tax deductions for charitable donations these days. CharityDeductions.com uses eBay data to estimate the value of items donated to charity. It lets taxpayers adjust for the condition of the items donated, keeps a tally of all donations, and prints out a detailed list. The newly launched DonationApp(TM) allows users to attach a photo of their donations using...

2012-03-14 13:00:00

CHICAGO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A diverse group of corporate, nonprofit and government leaders joined Share Our Strength® and the Illinois Commission to End Hunger at Parker Elementary Community Academy in Chicago to release the Commission's report and kick off the Illinois No Kid Hungry® campaign. With Illinois Deputy Governor Cristal Thomas, Chicago Sky Center Ruth Riley and elementary students in attendance, the partners unveiled recommendations and a plan to...

2012-03-13 13:10:00

ST. LOUIS, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Hot country newcomers Edens Edge join forces with St. Louis Sam's Club associates to raise awareness of hunger in the U.S. and urge members to...

2012-03-12 08:53:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club, the nation's 8th largest retailer and warehouse club, has joined forces with two Nashville recording stars, General Mills, key food suppliers and the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity, Feeding America, in a nationwide program to help Feeding America secure up to one million meals for local food banks to fulfill critical springtime shortages. From March 14 to 28, country stars, including Martina McBride and Edens...

2012-03-09 11:06:00

Organization's 4-Star Rating Indicates Sound Fiscal Management and Transparency NEW YORK, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, has earned its 10th four-star rating from independent nonprofit evaluator, Charity Navigator. Four stars represent Charity Navigator's highest rating and signify that an organization executes its mission in a fiscally and ethically responsible manner....

2012-03-07 13:05:00

NCOA Sponsors First-Ever SNAP Challenge to Highlight Struggles Facing Older Adults WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is encouraging all Americans to use its free, online BenefitsCheckUp® service to help the older adults in their lives find help to pay for nutritious food. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) Approximately six million seniors face the...