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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Receives Legislator of the Year Award From the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) will be presented with the Legislator of the Year Award tonight from the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (CRNG), a not-for-profit group that represents renewable natural-gas producers throughout the country. Renewable natural gas is an alternative, renewable energy, derived from the natural decomposition of waste from landfills and organic sources and is used to generate green electricity and clean transportation fuel.
At Starlight Children's Foundation's Winter Wonderland, Children with Cancer to Experience the Holiday with Celebrity Guests and Activities
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Starlight Children's Foundation's Winter Wonderland - a day when more than 350 Starlight kids, siblings and their parents are given the opportunity to experience the holidays by decorating cookies, making ornaments, meeting Hollywood celebrities, and more - will be held Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. at CBS Studios. The current 'X Factor' soundstage is being turned into a children's wonderland courtesy of Northwestern Mutual.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Diego Children’s Choir is holding auditions in December and January. The Choir offers children a chance to achieve artistic excellence, attain personal goals and perform service to the community. Short 5-10 minute auditions will be held on Dec. 12 and 13 as well as Jan. 9 and 12 for children in grades 3-12. No audition is required for grades 1-2. The Choir has five convenient sites in Del Mar, Mira Mesa, Hillcrest, Lake Murray and Rancho Bernardo.
Great Park Announces Scarecrows in the Park Winners: Competition raised $13,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank, and education programs
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park today announced the top winners of the third annual Scarecrows in the Park fundraising competition, which challenges local businesses and community organizations to build creative, themed scarecrows that are displayed for public voting at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab and on the Great Park’s website.
The Nature Conservancy gifts 750 acres to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for continued conservation management
WATSONVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy today transferred ownership of the majority of their Elkhorn Slough land holdings (750 acres) to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for continued conservation management. This is the largest single transfer of conservation lands in history of Elkhorn Slough and cements the Elkhorn Slough Foundation as a significant conservation leader and land trust in the central bay area.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The non-profit Canessa Gallery has announced the second annual "Nature in the City" exhibit, opening on September 3, 2012, with a mix of photography, painting, sculptures and other media from more than a dozen successful San Francisco Bay Area artists.
Calif. environmental non-profit Grades of Green VERTE Event to recognize Environmental Heroes, raise funds to expand program that inspires students
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green has announced its annual awards and green fundraising evening, VERTE, will be held at the LEED Gold-certified Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 27 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. The evening will feature singer/songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov, sharing his lyrical hit, '3am,' featured on the hit series 'Brothers and Sisters.'
The Pacific Pinball Museum chosen as recipient of a grant from the Neotrope 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) of Alameda, California is pleased to announce that PPM has been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the Neotrope(R) 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with the PPM in educating and entertaining children and adults through the preservation of pinball, while making eight decades of games available to be played by everyone.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), a public relations, advertising and marketing firm established in 1983, today announced the recipients of the Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. This year's 10 recipients, selected from over 300 applicants, will receive approximately $50,000 total in pro bono services. Originally launched in 2000, the Neotrope PR Grant program has helped raise awareness for worthwhile causes all over the U.S. by providing public relations, news dissemination and online marketing, donated by Neotrope's accredited staff.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Council President Garcetti Announce Los Angeles' First Annual Nonprofit Day
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday joined City Council President Eric Garcetti in Council Chambers to declare the City of Los Angeles' first annual Nonprofit Day. The event was organized by the Mayor's Office of Strategic Patnerships and featured organizations including Peace Over Violence, City Year, Downtown Women's Center and Conservation Corps.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) has named Nestor L. Fernandez II, a corporate executive with a specialty in...
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...
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...
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...
LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- The Henry Armstrong Foundation announced this week that it has awarded its first round of college scholarships to five...
HOLLYWOOD /California Newswire/ -- Starlight Children's Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and...
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...
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...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Children's Digestive Health & Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF) and Starlight Children's Foundation announced the launch of "IBDU: Graduating to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:...
TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope®, a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, has extended the 2009 grant application deadline for non-profit...
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...
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...
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.
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."