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AmericaSCORES Bay Area, the Award-Winning Nonprofit, Now Accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum Donations through BitPay
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AmericaSCORES Bay Area, the award-winning nonprofit that has been studied for its proven benefits to student learning, health, and social-emotional skills of over 2,000 low-income youth, has partnered with blockchain technology and design firm Totem Block and BitPay, the largest global blockchain payment provider, to become an early adopter in accepting cryptocurrency donations.
WHITTIER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Whole Child, a lead housing agency for families experiencing homelessness in Southeast Los Angeles County, announced that it has been selected to receive a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day One Families Fund.
Celebrity Chris Spencer Partners with Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs on 2019 Golfing for Families Charity Event in Sun Valley
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an historic move, on Monday November 11, 2019 Veterans Day, Golfing for Families and Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs will hold its fourth annual charity event in Sun Valley at Angeles National Golf course. This year's event will be hosted by Celebrity Comedian / Producer Chris Spencer and friends.
New Directions for Veterans to Honor actor Steve Weber and Ronald Reagan Palisades Post 283 at Annual Gala to Benefit Veterans...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- New Directions for Veterans (NDVets), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive housing and supportive services to homeless and at-risk veterans, announced the organization will host its annual Honoring our Heroes Gala to benefit homeless veterans on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Skirball Cultural Center beginning at 6pm. The event falls on Veteran’s Day Weekend, and the Marine Corps 244th Birthday.
Keep Our Seniors Safe Act Signed by Gov. Newsom – safe gun storage requirements for firearms retained by residential care facilities...
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announces that California Governor Newsom signed the Keep Our Seniors Safe Act, a part of SB 172 (Portantino) which was signed into law on 12 October, 2019.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is both humbled and honored to announce that on Friday, October 5, 2019 after more than a million public votes, our Service Dog, Alice; specifically trained to assist Recipient Antonio was named the 2019 Hero Dog of the Year in the American Humane Hero Dog Awards.
Blockchain for Good Conference in San Francisco: Polyient Labs is Co-sponsoring Event Focused on Helping Nonprofits
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Phoenix-based Polyient Labs, an early-stage, blockchain-startup incubator, is co-sponsoring Blockchain for Good, October 25 -27, 2019 in San Francisco. The agenda includes keynote speakers and workshops where participants can pitch ideas.
The Whole Child Celebrates Grand Opening of their Safe Families Interim Housing in Echo Park, Calif.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Melina fled her home to escape domestic violence to protect herself and her children. They had nowhere to go so they turned to The Whole Child. The non-profit welcomed their first families into residence at the Safe Families Interim Housing Program the first week in September.
Asia America Symphony Association’s Notes Bring Hope Provides Ukuleles and Music Lessons for Visually Impaired
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Notes Bring Hope, a charitable arm of the Asia America Symphony (AASA), hosted its inaugural event on August 3rd at Torrance Airport - Zamperini Field Meeting Room. Volunteers of Notes Bring Hope shared their love of music with children from Partners for Pediatric Vision.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's been nearly two years since the deadly impact of Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that devastated Puerto Rico, Dominica and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A vital part of the region's infrastructure, medical facilities, were among the hardest hit. The Everest Foundation was one of the only non-profit, private foundations focused on helping Puerto Rico's main University Teaching Hospital get back on its feet.
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) Expands Board with New Members – Brings Aboard Added Legal and Real Estate Expertise
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announced today that it has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors: Teri Christensen and Daniel Shillito, Esq.
The Whole Child Triples Calif. Home Visiting Program for Children and Their Parents – Prenatal to Five Years
WHITTIER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Whole Child is thrilled to announce the agency has been awarded the Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Program contract through the Department of Public Health that will triple their existing program. This contract will allow The Whole Child to increase client capacity by 300% as well as expand our geographic reach deeper into Los Angeles County Service Planning Area (SPA) 7 Southeast Los Angeles County and newly enter Service Planning Area (SPA) 3 San Gabriel Valley.
California Farmland Trust announces Significant Goal Achieved: 16,000 Acres of CA Farmland Protected
ELK GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Farmland Trust (CFT), a Sacramento County based non-profit, has recently reached permanent protection of over 16,000 acres of California farmland - and CFT is celebrating! Why is this noteworthy?
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- End of Life Choices California announced today the official launch of its newly established non-profit organization dedicated to providing factual information and personal support regarding California's End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) and all other legal end-of-life options to the medical community and to the public.
SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nationally-recognized advocate and best-selling author David Sheff will be the featured speaker at the 16th Annual Circle of Support Luncheon in Menlo Park on April 26, 2019. This annual benefit event, which is presented by the nonprofit organization Caminar and its Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley division, raises funds for local behavioral health and supportive services.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Delivering the inaugural Black History Month welcome remarks, Bay Ecotarium and Smithsonian Affiliated Aquarium of the Bay President and CEO, George Jacob shared his vision for the $260 million Climate Literacy and Ocean Conservation Living Museum in the making in San Francisco.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- JaneUnChained News Network, a 501(c)(3) based in Los Angeles, announces that animal lovers across the nation are expressing their disappointment and disgust over the glorification of fur by CBS during its Super Bowl halftime show as rapper Big Boi appeared drenched in fur. In a tragic irony, the word LOVE then filled the screen.
SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Caminar has announced the appointment of Mark Cloutier, MPP, MPH, as Chief Executive Officer of the $39M nonprofit behavioral health organization. Dedicated to empowering and supporting individuals and families with complex needs to move toward resilience, wellness and independence, Caminar serves more than 20,000 people each year in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leadership California, whose mission is to increase the representation of women leaders and elevate their influence in business, public service, and local communities across the state, is pleased to announce the 2019 Legacy of Leadership award recipients. Each year, Leadership California recognizes individuals and corporations who have made significant contributions and support the advancement of women.
El Monte CA to Celebrate Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Development Jan 24 2019 – Palo Verde Apartments
EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of El Monte is fulfilling the housing needs of homeless veterans and low-income families with the grand opening of Palo Verde Apartments (4704 Peck Road) on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday December 4, at the California Endowment in historic downtown Los Angeles, California Safe Schools’ (CSS), a children’s environmental health and environmental justice coalition, held “Your Life is Now” an Environmental Health, Safety & Enforcement Forum celebrating CSS’s 20th Anniversary and honoring individuals who have made our world a much better place.
Urban Superhero DangerMan Culminates 20 Years, Presents Amputee Cancer Survivor Troy Druppal with DangerMan Hero of the Year Award
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DangerMan, America's Real Life Urban Superhero, culminated his 20th anniversary with the Third Annual 2018 DangerMan Hero Awards, held recently at California African American Museum (CAAM) in Los Angeles. The momentous occasion acknowledged eight community activists as "DangerMan Heroes."
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is pleased to welcome Ms. Susan Valoff as its newest member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Valoff was installed in this role at the organization's last board meeting on 14 November 2018.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- An evening of celebration will mark the 20th anniversary for DangerMan, America's Real Life Urban Super Hero at the Third Annual 2018 DangerMan Hero Awards, taking place on Saturday, December 8 at the California African American Museum (CAAM). During the affair, DangerMan will pay homage to his friend and recently departed mentor, comic book legend, Stan Lee.
500 Leaders Expected to Attend 17th Annual Sacramento Event: Women in Law Enforcement Community Awards
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the 17th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 17th, to recognize winners of the "Women in Law Enforcement" Business and Community Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
DocMagic Teams with Southern California Non-Profit Groups in Support of 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has donated a shipment of its popular custom-made pink bunny slippers, which will be handed out at a blood drive event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Twenty percent of all donated blood will be given to cancer treatment and research.
Eight Notable U.S. Charities Selected to Receive Neotrope’s 2018 JL Simmons Nonprofit PR Grant Award
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope, a California-based marketing, branding, entertainment, publishing and technology firm founded in 1983, today announced the eight U.S. 501(c)(3) charities selected for its annual J.L. Simmons Nonprofit PR Grants program for 2018/19. With this year's Grant, each charity will receive up to $2400 in services including PR, marketing and social media promotion.
L.A. Artists, Musicians, Poets and Performers to Salute Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 50th at 2018 Gala
VENICE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A historic lineup of L.A.'s leading artists, performers, poets and authors will salute Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center ('Beyond Baroque'), the city's legendary literary center, at its 50th anniversary "Bohemian Bacchanal" on Saturday, November 10. The gala event, located in the Venice Arts Plaza, features a dinner and will be highlighted by presentations honoring actor/poet Viggo Mortensen, a long-time supporter.
MAG Instrument Continues to Light Path to Breast Cancer Awareness, partnering with National Breast Cancer Foundation
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This month, Mag Instrument Inc. (MAG), the company that produces the iconic MAGLITE line of flashlights, is once again partnering with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) to promote awareness of and raise funds to support the work of NBCF. In fact, 2018 will mark a decade that Mag Instrument Inc. has observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month and donated nearly $400,000 to NBCF.
EPIC Insurance Hosts its Fourth Annual Invitational Golf Tournament Benefiting Nonprofit The Joyful Child Foundation
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has hosted its fourth annual EPIC Invitational Golf Tournament on behalf of The Joyful Child Foundation and its mission to keep children safe.
Calif. State Assembly passes resolution ACR 267, declaring November 2018 as Sikh Appreciation and Awareness Month in CA
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assembly members gave a standing ovation and warm welcome to Sikh American guests at the California State Assembly (August 21, 2018), says The Punjabi American Heritage Society. The Assembly unanimously passed resolution ACR 267 declaring the month of November as Sikh Appreciation and Awareness Month.
Two Arrested at Civil Disobedience Protest on Rainbow Ridge, says Forests Forever, a Non-profit Forest Protection Advocacy
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Forests Forever, a non-profit forest protection advocacy group, today announced that five employees of Lear Asset Management, a security contractor for Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC), swept down on protesters camped near a logging road on Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed at about 5 a.m. yesterday (July 22).
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope, a marketing and entertainment company, has launched its 2018 annual Nonprofit PR Grant program for 501(c)(3) charities and is now accepting applications. Value of each in-kind donation service grant is $2,400 and will be offered to 10 U.S.-based non-profit organizations "doing good" on a national or regional level for 2018/19.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In tribute to Earth Day 2018, California Safe Schools (CSS) honored the following 2018 Earth Day Heroes with awards and commendations for their exceptional efforts to protect human health and Mother Earth.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lion's Heart announced today that its Board of Directors has named Becca Tankersley as the organization's next Executive Director effective June 11, 2018. She will work in partnership with the Lion's Heart Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and community partners to lead the organization forward in creating innovative paths for teens to connect with local volunteer opportunities.
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope, a brand marketing, PR, and entertainment media company, today announced the launch of its 2018 annual Non-Profit PR Grants program for 501(c)(3) charities. Launched in 2000, the PR Grant(TM) helps to raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential "halo" sponsors and corporate donors.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Children's Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB), Art in Relation (AIR) and the Scottish Rite Event Center present a historic, hilarious family friendly farce featuring silly pirates, bumbling policemen, and nervous naive young lovers - Gilbert & Sullivan's rollicking musical masterpiece, "The Pirates of Penzance," comes alive at the beautiful Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Scottish Rite Event Center of Long Beach May 11 - May 20, 2018.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lion's Heart is thrilled to announce it has received a $10,000 corporate partner sponsorship from the esteemed Orange County law firm, Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP. These funds will support the cultivation of age-appropriate service projects for over 10,000 empowered teen Members across the country as well as support general law and business counsel for the organization.
Matic Insurance and Mortgage Professionals Providing Hope Challenge Lenders to Help Families Achieve Affordable Housing
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, is calling on mortgage lenders, realtors and insurance providers nationwide to support Housed & Hopeful, a public/private partnership with non-profit Mortgage Professionals Providing Hope (MPPH) that aims to house America's homeless families.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Safe Schools celebrated the outstanding efforts of more than 800 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Plant Managers and their supervisors at four luncheons honoring elementary, middle school, and high school Plant Managers for their exceptional efforts in implementing the most stringent school pesticide policy in the nation for the past 20 years.
National Handwriting Day 2018: Cursive is Cool Annual Handwriting Contest Launches on 41st Anniversary of Day
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cursive writing continues to enjoy increasing appreciation in the United States and around the world, and the annual Cursive is Cool(R) contests for 2018 are launching on the 41st anniversary of National Handwriting Day, celebrated around the world on Jan. 23 each year. Presented by the Campaign for Cursive(R), a committee of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, the date is associated with the birth of John Hancock.
DangerMan, the Real Life Urban Super Hero, Honors Community Activists at 2nd Annual DangerMan Hero Awards
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- America's Real Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan, will once again honor the heroics of local community activists at the 2nd Annual 2017 DangerMan Hero Awards Show, to be held the evening of Saturday, December 9 at the California African American Museum (CAAM), The highly anticipated event will begin at 6 p.m. with a red carpet and VIP reception, produced by actor, mentor and philanthropist Roger I. Tinsley.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books for Autism today announced that actors Christopher Gorham and Julian Feder, lead characters in the award-winning indie film, "A Boy Called Po" joined the #Activate4Autism movement, a public awareness campaign as a part of National Bullying Prevention Month. People on the autism spectrum are often misunderstood, marginalized, undervalued and 3 times more likely to be victims of bullying.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD), a South LA based non-profit serving the community through youth, workforce and economic development initiatives, is proud to announce the addition of two members to their executive leadership team, Chief Operating Officer Angela LoBue and Chief Real Estate and Economic Development Officer Alejandro Martinez. The increase in senior staff will allow CRCD to develop new programs and initiatives while expanding their footprint.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Halloween night just got safer! America's Real Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan, will roam the streets trick-or-treating with the likes of Superman, Batman and Spider-Man as the new DangerMan Super Suit is now available for kids! Actor and mentor Roger I. Tinsley, the founder of the DangerMan Urban Superhero brand and CEO/President of the DangerMan Education Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has released the new costume just in time for the holidays.
The Everest Foundation Adds Raj Ramsamooj, M.D., Former Vice-Chairman of UC Davis School of Medicine
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Everest Foundation is thrilled to announce that Raj Ramsamooj, M.D. has joined its team as Director of Graduate Medical Education Operations. Dr. Ramsamooj is a genuine leader in graduate medical education (GME) and a practicing transplant pathologist.
Artists and Advocates Activate their Voices with Geek Club Books for Autism during National Bullying Prevention Month
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today launched #Activate4Autism movement, a public awareness campaign as a part of National Bullying Prevention Month. The autistic are often misunderstood, marginalized, undervalued and 3 times more likely to be victims of bullying. The campaign brings together voice, stage and film actors, children's authors, comic artists and autistic advocates who activate their voices for autism, speaking out for acceptance and inclusion.
ECHO Connection Appoints New CEO Andrea Barnes to advance Cannabinoid-Based Education, Collaboration and Hope
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ECHO Connection, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to educating the world, hosting collaborative platforms, and providing hope for those in need of cannabinoid-based therapies, announced today that it has appointed Andrea Barnes as its new CEO and President. Barnes will be speaking about the charity's work in guiding families seeking the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids by connecting them with resources that can help at the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBE) in Boston.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is pleased to announce it has received an AARP Community Challenge Grant. AARP announced its grant recipients on its website on September 7, 2017. CARR is one of only 4 AARP's Community Challenge Grant recipients in California.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Safe Schools Coalition (CSS) commends the pioneering achievement of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the nation, spanning 740 square miles, 28 cities and more than 1,000 sites, for early adoption of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy in 1999. CSS was formed in 1998, after its founder's child was accidentally sprayed by pesticides by a Los Angeles Unified gardener on his way into an LAUSD elementary school, a pivotal event for LAUSD's IPM Policy formation.