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2013-11-23 16:20:16

Kobe Bryant Joins Over 12,000 Participants Who Mobilized to End Homelessness in the Homeless Capital of the Nation LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Way of Greater Los Angeles hosted the 7th Annual HomeWalk to end homelessness, a 5k run and walk in Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles. Lakers star Kobe Bryant, the event's Honorary Chair for the third straight year, addressed over 12,000 participants and gave the official start to the runners and walkers. With 58,423...

2013-11-22 08:23:15

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Campaign 2000 will release its annual Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Tuesday, November 26(th) in Ottawa. This year marks 24 years since unanimous House of Commons' resolution to end child poverty in Canada by 2000 and four years after the entire House of Commons voted "to develop an immediate plan to end poverty for all in Canada." The 2013 report, entitled Canada's REAL Economic Action Plan Begins with Poverty Eradication highlights the...

2013-11-21 16:25:26

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Statistics show that 67% of American children struggle to become proficient in the skill most essential to modern life: literacy. Our society is fueled by literacy, and if we do not stand up for these struggling learners now, the consequences for both the individuals and society as a whole will be disastrous. Blueprint for a Literate Nation's author Cinthia Coletti, CEO of the nonprofit Literate Nation, shares how readers can be the next leaders of...

2013-11-21 16:24:52

"Face" of U.S. Homelessness Revealed BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies by Abt Associates--each providing a unique view of the nation's homeless population--conclude that homelessness among all subpopulations continues to decline. One of the studies puts a "face" on homelessness, describing the typical homeless sheltered person as African American, middle-aged, an urban dweller living alone, and entering shelter following a stay with family. The studies, reported in the...

2013-11-19 23:01:26

Rick Rudman joins Covenant House’s “Sleep-Out to Support Homeless Youth” program to raise funds and awareness for homeless children in the United States, Canada and Latin America Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing software and consulting services, today announced that Vocus Chief Executive Officer Rick Rudman will sleep outside to help combat the growing epidemic of youth homelessness. “Sleep-Out to...

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...

2013-11-15 12:25:12

NEEDHAM, Mass., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Get In Shape For Women, a women's fitness franchise that offers small group personal training, has announced a partnership with Fonkoze, Haiti's largest microfinance institution and a global leader in financial inclusion innovation. Fonkoze's mission is to provide Haitians--primarily women--with the financial and non-financial tools they need to lift their families out of poverty. During the week of Monday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov....

2013-11-07 08:29:38

Shoebuy.com Joins Forces Again with National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Oxfam, The Home for Little Wanderers and Two Ten Footwear Foundation BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoebuy.com, a leading global online retailer of shoes and clothing for shoppers seeking the best variety and brands, has again partnered with National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Oxfam America, The Home for Little Wanderers and Two Ten Footwear Foundation to support these organizations during their busy...

2013-11-06 23:01:32

Come visit one of the Benevolence Health Centers before Christmas and see how Benevolence Health Centers are helping minorities and economically disadvantaged communities. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 At the heart of Los Angeles, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Private insurance and other public programs only cover 83% of patients. What happens to the other disadvantaged, often single parent families, which fall between the cracks of the medical health programs? According to the...

2013-11-06 12:25:48

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's poverty rate was 16.0 percent in 2012, unchanged from 2011, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2012 rate was higher than the official measure of 15.0 percent. The official poverty rate in 2012 was also not significantly different from the corresponding rate in 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131106/DC11805-INFO) (Logo:...