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2011-06-21 08:35:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grace Race Fund Inc. invites participants and volunteers for the 8th Annual Grace Race road race and walk to be held October 1, 2011 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The Grace Race Fund Inc. (www.gracerace.org) is a unique non-profit 501(c)(3) and all-volunteer organization fueled by the desire to improve the lives of Kenyan children who have been orphaned due to AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. In 2009, 80,000 people died in...

2011-04-23 00:00:00

Japan's recent earthquake-related shortages prompt CannedWater4Kids to help. Charity sends truckload of clean, safe water to help children in shelters & orphanages. Sussex, WI (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 Wisconsin-based charity, CannedWater4kids has arranged to ship a truckload of 52,800 12-ounce cans of water to Second Harvest of Japan. Once received, the water will be distributed to children in homeless shelters and orphanages. "Japan's recent earthquake and related events, has caused many...

2011-03-15 10:00:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grace Race Fund Inc. invites participants and volunteers for the 8th Annual Grace Race road race and walk to be held October 1, 2011 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The Grace Race Fund Inc. (www.gracerace.org) is a unique non-profit 501(c)(3) and all-volunteer organization fueled by the desire to improve the lives of Kenyan children who have been orphaned due to AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. In 2009, 80,000 people died in...

2010-08-12 08:00:00

BOZEMAN, Mont., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to make environmentally friendly and natural diapering products accessible to every family, GroVia -- leader in the cloth and natural diapering market -- announced today the debut of the GroVia Partners In Nurture Program, dedicated to nurturing a generation of aware parents through education, guidance and support of natural lifestyle choices. Greenpeace reports that standard disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an...

2010-06-21 15:35:00

Longtime Supporter Back in Haiti to Assess Progress Since Earthquake WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SOS Children's Villages, a global organization that focuses on family-based, long-term care of children, this weekend welcomed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie to its Village in Santo, Haiti outside of Port-au-Prince. Ms. Jolie spent the night at an SOS house in the Santo Village. She visited with and brought toys for the children. On her trip she met with President...

2010-04-06 07:18:42

Socially deprived children removed from orphanages and placed in foster care appear to experience gains in growth and intelligence, catching up to their non-institutionalized peers on many measures, according to a report posted online April 5 that will appear in the June print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Social deprivation "” a lack of access to social and material resources "” is known to be associated with a...

2010-02-03 10:22:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An orphanage here in Haiti, which we will not name in order to protect the children living there, was already providing a home to more than 150 orphans prior to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th. Now the number of children has expanded to include those who have recently been orphaned or temporarily separated from their families due to the earthquake, and that number far exceeds the facility's capacity to...

2010-01-28 15:33:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International adoption must be part of the solution for Haiti's orphaned children in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake, said Craig Juntunen, international child welfare advocate and the founder of Chances for Children. "It is time for some child advocacy organizations to stop calling international adoption the 'last resort,'" Juntunen said. "For many of these children, intercountry adoption is the 'best resort.'" In fact,...

2010-01-25 10:12:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S.-based, Maison Fortune Orphanage Foundation, has announced plans to drastically expand their Haiti-based Maison Fortune Orphanage. The strategic expansion plans were made in an immediate effort to accommodate growing need after the recent devastating earthquakes. The Orphanage, located near the city of Hinche, seeks to provide immediate and lasting stability in a sea of unimaginable turmoil. This planned expansion will drastically increase...

2010-01-22 12:22:00

OTTAWA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ - In response to the devastating January 12th earthquake in Haiti, Politics Watch(R) (http://www.PoliticsWatch.com) donated $1,000.00 to the "Holy Name of Mary Food Fund" as part of the "Let's help rebuild an orphanage in Haiti" campaign. The Holy Name of Mary Food Fund, a registered charity established by Mr. Frank Chauvin, has been operating an orphanage in Port au Prince since 1987. It houses 70 girls. To assist in rebuilding the orphanage, send donations to:...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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