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Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center Names First Asian Executive Director

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) has named Nestor L. Fernandez II, a corporate executive with a specialty in community development, as its new executive director. The unanimous decision by Tel-Hi’s board of directors concluded a four-month search involving staff, supporters, and community representatives. Tel-Hi serves over 600 people from […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces New Governance Entity to Advance Health Information Exchange in California with Stimulus Funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger and California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Secretary Kim Belshé today announced the state’s intent to name Cal eConnect as a new non-profit entity that will provide leadership and oversee a collaborative process to develop and support the Health Information Exchange (HIE) services in California. “Building a […]

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Colbie Caillat, Demi Lovato, and Audrina Patridge put their creativity to fashionable good use for Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — On Dec. 19, 2009 Forever 21, Inc. is launching a charitable line of T-shirts personally designed by notable celebrities with 100 percent of the proceeds, or 2/3 of the purchase price of the T-shirts to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation – helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their […]

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Young Actress to spearhead Starlight Children’s Foundation StarPower Program, proving you’re never too young to give back

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation – which for 25 years has helped seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities – has named 10-year-old actress Bailee Madison spokesperson of its StarPower program. StarPower is an initiative that encourages youth to give […]

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The Henry Armstrong Foundation Announces First Athletic and Medical Scholarships

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — The Henry Armstrong Foundation announced this week that it has awarded its first round of college scholarships to five high school recipients who plan to pursue higher education in medicine or athletics. Each student was awarded $1,000 to aid in the cost of the initial application, tuition and book fees. […]

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Auction for Emmys Event and After-party Tickets will benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation

HOLLYWOOD /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and see popular television celebrities up close at this year’s All-Star Emmy® Award Show. Anyone can bid on two tickets to the Emmy Award Show on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Nokia […]

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Cal Net Technology Group, will join YAO Chair Liesel Pritzker to raise funds for capitalizing a bank in Tanzania

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Cal Net Technology Group has announced that Founder & CEO Zack Schuler will serve on the board with Young Ambassadors for Opportunity (YAO) Chair Liesel Pritzker to raise awareness for the organization in order to increase the involvement of young, visionary entrepreneurs. YAO, an initiative of Opportunity International, is […]

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Students, Teachers, Parents Running 140 Miles to Sacramento to Save Public Education

SAN CARLOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ –Teachers, parents, and students of California’s founding charter school will run from San Carlos to Sacramento to capture attention for the dismal level of public education funding in the state. The 140-mile relay run, called the Run for Funds, by the San Carlos Charter Learning Center begins May 16. It […]

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IBD Web Portal for Young Adults Offers Support for Living Independently

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Children’s Digestive Health & Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF) and Starlight Children’s Foundation announced the launch of “IBDU: Graduating to Independence” (www.ibdu.org) – a new resource for young adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) who are preparing for college, vocational training, entrance into the workforce or living independently. The site provides […]

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Californians Facing Tax Filing Deadline Encouraged to Make Charitable Contribution on State Tax Form

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As Californians face the annual April 15th tax filing deadline, it is important for taxpayers to remember how simple it can be to make a contribution to one or more worthwhile causes while completing their state tax return. California is one of 41 states that allow taxpayers to make […]

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High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu Signs on as National Spokesperson for Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu is the new national spokesperson for the nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. “Corbin has been a tireless supporter […]

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World Savvy Hosts Largest Academic Event for San Francisco Students, Prepares Them for Responsible Global Citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — On Saturday, March 14, 2009, over 500 middle and high school students from Northern California schools will convene at San Francisco State University to compete in the largest annual academic event for San Francisco area students. Over 1,000 middle and high school students, volunteer judges, educational leaders, and community guests are […]

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Starlight Children’s Foundation Annual ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation (starlight.org) will present Teri Hatcher with its 2009 “Heart of Gold Award” at the organization’s annual “A Stellar Night” gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen, on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7 p.m. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Starlight’s “Jacki Carlish Humanitarian of the Year Award” […]

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Neotrope Announces Non-Profit PR Grant Program Recipients for 2009, Celebrating 25th Anniversary

TORRANCE, Calif. — Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, announced today the 2009 Non-Profit PR Grant Program recipients: those non-profit organizations chosen to receive free public relations and newswire services. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005. This year, services are being donated […]

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Neotrope Extends Non-Profit PR Grant Application Deadline for 25th Anniversary

TORRANCE, Calif. — Neotrope®, a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, has extended the 2009 grant application deadline for non-profit organizations, from Nov. 12th, to Dec. 7th, 2008, due to the recent U.S. elections. The company is donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy smaller non-profit and […]

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Los Angeles PR Firm to Donate Services to Worthy Causes – Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $25K in Grants

TORRANCE, Calif. — Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005; and has provided discounted or free services […]

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Jazz Prodigy Eric Reed to Perform at Get a Life Childcare Foundation’s First Annual Jazz to Support Life Event

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Get a Life Childcare Foundation, the only non-profit foundation in the nation dedicated to caring for children whose parents or siblings are living with chronic or terminal illness, will be holding their first annual “Jazz to Support Life” event benefiting the foundation’s second child care facility in West Los Angeles. The […]

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Educational Wildfire Resource Empowers California Homeowners and Aids Firefighters

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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Orange County’s Prince of Peace Kids Sow for Second Harvest

Prince of Peace kids reap joy in givingCOSTA 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.

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NonProfit Statewide Children and Family Service Agency Changes Its Name

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.

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Foreign Nationals from U.S. Embassies Around the World Observe Election Day in Los Angeles

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.

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20th Year Anniversary of The Peninsula Golf Challenge Benefiting Local Nonprofit for At-Risk Youth

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.

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G.R.A.C.E. Goes Beyond Microfinance to Help Grassroots Community-Based NGOs in Africa Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic

GRACE USAHALF 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.

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Updated: Facto Non Verba Hosts their 5th Annual Charity Event

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.

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California Ferret Organization Calls for Re-Evaluation of Ban on Domestic Ferrets

LegalizeFerrets.orgSAN 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).

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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.

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Tehachapi Hospital Foundation Seeks Funds to Save Rural Critical Access Facility

Tehachapi HospitalTEHACHAPI, 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.

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UCLA Grad Starts Non-Profit, Delivers $30K in Medical Supplies to Ethiopia

Ashley NoahSAN 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.

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Buzz-Off Malaria Campaign Launched by Non-Profit Global Resource Alliance

Buzz-Off MalariaOJAI, 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.

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New Non-Profit Org asks: Does the News Media Patronize the Black Community?

H. Lewis SmithLOS 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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