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2014-05-19 16:23:03

Lead Partner Carter's Along with Book Sponsor Scholastic Support Pajama Program Initiative as 1.6 million American Children Go to Sleep Without a Home of their Own* NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pajama Program's One Million Good Nights campaign, launched on October 1, 2013, has collected 460,362 pairs of new pajamas and 532, 959 new books, close to half the campaign goal of one million new pajamas and one million new books and the resources needed to deliver them promptly...

2013-11-19 12:44:23

With the temperature outside falling, the plight of the homeless during the winter months is coming into sharper focus. New research by a University of Pittsburgh professor—showing that competition can spur the homeless to save more—offers a possible insight into helping the homeless improve their future prospects. The paper, titled “Competition As a Savings Incentive: A Field Experiment at a Homeless Shelter” and written by faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh and...

2013-06-28 23:24:53

The Floating Hospital opens two new Reach Out and Read children's literacy programs in Long Island City Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The Floating Hospital, which provides health services to the homeless shelter population as well as the local communities of Long Island City and Queensbridge Public Housing, is making children's literacy a priority for the families it serves. Currently, the Hospital offers the Reach Out and Read children's literacy program to the...

2013-06-06 23:18:41

A commercial painting company in Massachusetts, ProGroup Network, recently donated their time to paint a homeless shelter in conjunction with Keller Williams RED Day and the Urban League of Rhode Island. Fairhaven, MA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of Keller Williams associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in...

2013-05-06 23:01:54

HomeAid Northern California and Alameda Family Services celebrate the Groundbreaking of Nika's Place, Alameda County's only Emergency Shelter for Homeless Teens. Pleasanton, California (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 HomeAid Northern California and Alameda Family Services celebrated the Groundbreaking of the renovated site for “Nika´s Place”, Alameda County´s only emergency shelter for runaway, thrown away and homeless teens between the ages of 13 and 18. The new site, located...

2013-04-18 23:19:55

About 60,000 veterans sleep on the streets or in homeless shelters every night, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Utica, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Feed Our Vets, a nonprofit organization dedicated to stocking food pantries across the nation in the battle against hunger among U.S. veterans, is advocating increased public support and long-term planning to meet the basic needs of military men and women who are homeless, living in shelters, or unable to adequately...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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