GRANITE BAY, Calif. — Prepare Stay Defend (PSD), a California non-profit organization, has launched a web site that empowers homeowners against wildfires; they are the first organization of its kind to support homeowners, nationwide, through their educational web site and on-line fire training.
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COSTA MESA, Calif. — Today was a perfect Southern California day for students at Prince of Peace Christian School: warm, sunny, with a 100% chance of learning. Students from pre-school to sixth grade observed and tended their seedling crop. The young plants are three to four inches high and ready to be harvested and transplanted to a field where food is farmed specifically for the benefit of local families in need.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Moss Beach Homes, Inc., the lead agency for Aspira, one of the largest private providers of foster care services in California announced that it has changed its name to Aspiranet to better reflect the work it does in communities across California. In the agency’s thirty-three years, it has gone from a single group home in Moss Beach, California, to a collaborative network of youth, family and community services that provide permanency and lifelong connections in communities throughout the State of California.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Twenty-five foreign nationals who staff the U.S. Embassies abroad will be in Los Angeles from February 3-6 to examine the U.S. political process during the California presidential primaries. On election day the participants will observe the election process first-hand by visiting polling locations and campaigning events throughout Greater Los Angeles.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Golfers from all over the Bay Area will tee off to support Friends for Youth a nonprofit mentoring organization as the agency marks the 20th year of its Annual Golf Challenge at the exclusive Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park. A full field of golfers is expected to attend this milestone event – Friends For Youth’s most important fundraiser of the year.
G.R.A.C.E. Goes Beyond Microfinance to Help Grassroots Community-Based NGOs in Africa Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Natasha Martin, founder of Grassroots Alliance for Community Education, G.R.A.C.E. explains “where the money goes” for grant and microfinance projects to a group of philanthropists in Northern California. These donors learn the complexities in deciding which three Kenyan grassroots community-based NGO (non-governmental organization) projects should be the recipient of a five thousand dollar grant.
CULVER CITY, Calif. — Facto Non Verba, Inc., a national grassroots philanthropic organization, will host its charity cocktail party to benefit the American Cancer Society on Thursday, September 27 at the Atlanta Brewing Co. in Atlanta, Ga. This marks the addition of the group’s third city after a five year run that began in the New York metropolitan area.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — In an open letter to Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, dated June 2nd, 2007, the non-profit organization, LegalizeFerrets.org, part of the San Diego chapter of Ferrets Anonymous, requested a formal re-evaluation of the statewide ban on domestic ferrets (Musteo putorius furo).
Automobile Safety Foundation Addresses Unsafe Mirror Crisis with the Introduction of ‘Maxi View Mirrors’
LA JOLLA, Calif. — Nearly every minute of every day, there is an accident on the road as a direct result of a defective standard equipment side view mirrors, that harbor a blind spot that prohibits safe lane changes. 160,000 people per year, many of them young and inexperienced drivers, are injured as a direct result of blind spot related accidents.
TEHACHAPI, Calif. — The Tehachapi Hospital Foundation, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, is actively seeking funds to build a new hospital in a region between Lancaster and Bakersfield, CA – Tehachapi. The present Tehachapi Hospital is unable to meet state-mandated earthquake safety requirements; the existing structure cannot be retrofitted.
SAN RAMON, Calif. — Streams of Life International (SOLI), founded by Ashley Noah, a 23-year old recent UCLA graduate, led a team of volunteers to Ethiopia to provide medical care, donate $30,000 USD in medical supplies, and refurbish a pediatrics room. Their efforts were concentrated at the Assosa Hospital, located in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. This gift generated excitement in the community and received Ethiopian television and newspaper coverage.
OJAI, Calif. — Global Resource Alliance (GRA), a California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, announces the launch of its “Buzz-Off Malaria” campaign. The organization will provide a World Health Organization (WHO) approved Long Lasting Insecticide Treated mosquito bed Net (LLITN) and a bottle of homeopathic neem tincture, a safe, natural malaria prophylactic, free of charge to a child living in the Lake Victoria region of Tanzania for each person going to their website and joining the Buzz-Off Malaria campaign.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Recognizing the need for another effective medium, H. Lewis Smith, author of “Bury that Sucka” (ISBN: 1413792693), is the founder of a new non-profit organization, United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc. The organization pledges and holds true “to not use the n-word as they strive toward cultural integrity and mutual respect for all Americans and to offer uncompromising resistance to social forces and structures which deny or limit their ability to do so. It is their intent to promote racial harmony, self-respect, pride and dignity affirming the highest of standards and values for the African American communities.”
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