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2014-04-08 23:22:47

Family Promise and PetSmart program expands efforts to keep homeless families with their pets. Summit, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A national program that helps temporarily homeless families keep all members of their family together – including their four-legged family members – officially kicked off its second year today with the announcement of five new locations. The PetSmart Promise program will build dog and cat kennel facilities at day centers for temporarily homeless families...

2013-05-02 23:25:52

The nation's leading volunteer-driven nonprofit serving homeless families celebrates 25 years of building communities and strengthening lives. Summit, NJ (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Family Promise will convene May 3-5 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary as a national organization. The conference theme is, “Sharing Our Dream, Keeping Our Promise,” reflecting the organization´s collective accomplishments over the last quarter century as...

2013-01-05 05:01:50

Family Promise and The Company Store Continue their Partnership Bringing Comfort and Warmth to Homeless Children. Summit, NJ (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 Family Promise, a national nonprofit mobilizing communities to help homeless and low-income families, and The Company Store, a leading online retailer of bedding and home accessories, announced the launch of their 3rd Buy One, Give One campaign. Throughout the month of January, The Company Store will match each purchase of one of their...

2008-09-23 21:00:17

By Jay Tokasz The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Buffalo is taking a break. The network, which consists of religious congregations that take turns hosting homeless families, is on hiatus as board members seek to enlist more community support and strengthen the small agency. The organization was struggling with finances and maintaining volunteers, so board members decided earlier this year to suspend operations. Family Promise, a national group with which the Buffalo...

2005-11-14 14:10:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Children who eat out frequently have higher blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart risk factors than children fed home-cooked meals more often, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. The study of more than 600 school-age children found that 20 percent ate out four or more times a week, not including the school cafeteria. Those children, compared with their peers who ate out less, had higher blood pressure, unhealthier cholesterol levels, and worse blood...

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2005-11-14 14:10:00

WASHINGTON -- Children who eat out frequently have higher blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart risk factors than children fed home-cooked meals more often, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. The study of more than 600 school-age children found that 20 percent ate out four or more times a week, not including the school cafeteria. Those children, compared with their peers who ate out less, had higher blood pressure, unhealthier cholesterol levels, and worse blood sugar metabolism -- a...


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