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Calif. Marketing Firm, Neotrope, again donates $25K in Services for Worthy Causes with 2014 PR Grant

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope, a 31 year old brand marketing, PR, and content development firm in California, today announced launch of its latest annual PR Grant program for U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities for 2014. Launched in 2000, the non-profit PR Grant was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential 'halo' sponsors.

Christmas Angel Network Delivers Door-to-Door Holiday Trees and Fundraising Opportunity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With the establishment of the Christmas Angel Network (CAN), entrepreneur Theodore Myles has not only effectively tackled the six-foot Fraser Fir transportation issue, but he has also created a method to provide holiday fundraising for charities and organizations in the process.

Adopt a Charity Program Incentivizes Agencies and Solo PR Firms to Help Promote Local Causes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope, a California-based 30-year old innovative marketing and technology firm, has announced a new program to help public relations agencies and solo PR firms adopt a local 501(c)3 charity and promote it for free.

A troupe of comedians with disabilities promises big laughs to benefit the Pacific Pinball Museum

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A blind man. A woman who stutters. A wheelchair user. A Little Person. While this may sound like a description of a support group, it is, in fact, the lineup for the 'Comedians with Disabilities Act,' a comedy tour that the San Francisco Examiner called 'The most unconventional comics to pop up in 2011.'

Pacific Pinball Museum announces 'Sailing Through Pinball' Art and Pop Culture Exhibition

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum is excited to announce the opening of a new art show celebrating the America's Cup Race with a collection of pinball machines and art featuring sailing and yachting: 'Sailing Through Pinball.'

Los Angeles PR and Marketing Firm NEOTROPE announces annual NonProfit Public Relations Grant Winners for 2013

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), an advertising, marketing and PR firm launched in 1983, announced today the recipients of its annual Non-Profit PR Grant for 2013. Each worthy cause is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 charity 'doing good' on a local, or national level. As part of this in-kind grant program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination (through its Send2Press(R) Newswire service), online advertising, and social media marketing for the charities.
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City of Fremont Parks and Recreation 2013 programs for low income families kicks off with TeamF1 Inc as Gold Sponsor

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications and a Fremont, California business for more than a decade, continues its tradition of community involvement this year by sponsoring the city of Fremont's programs benefiting local youth and families. The company's local outreach initiative, which it calls 'F1rstHand,' invests in activities that lend a hand to deserving local causes.

Husky Haven of LA announces Huskies for Adoption Event in Hermosa Beach

PALMDALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Want to know what Snow Dogs do in the summer? They go to Hermosa Beach, of course. Husky Haven of LA today announced that huskies will be coming to the Fiesta Hermosa annual event in Hermosa Beach this Saturday May 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The huskies will be located in front of the Comedy Store. Husky Haven of LA is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abandoned Siberian Huskies.

California Council on Economic Education receives State Farm Grant to provide financial education training to teachers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CCEE (California Council on Economic Education) recently received an $8,000 State Farm Grant to provide financial education training to teachers through the CCEE Virtual Economics 4.0 program. The teachers trainings are intended to help educators increase student understanding of economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship concepts.

Representatives of the National Foundation for Military Family Support and Hollywood Filmmakers welcomed in DC by Dignitaries

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Congressional and Political dignitaries welcomed members of the National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS), as well as members of the motion picture 'American Identity,' to Washington D.C. to be recognized through special events, including receiving Congressional Commendations.

MoneyWise Teen Contest award-winning California students produce videos illustrating key economic and financial principles

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) announced today that the four-student team from San Rafael High School, in San Rafael California, led by instructor Abigail Shapiro, won first place in the 2013 MoneyWise Teen Contest. The winning team included students Rebecca Brown, Frances Casey, Natasha Sharp and Roslyn Yeager.

World Savvy Gala 2013 coming to the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco to Celebrate Global Learning Initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tickets are now available for the World Savvy Gala 2013 on April 11 at the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Donalyn Kling Honored by Maple Youth Ballet at Second Annual Diamonds and Dance Gala

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Youth Ballet honored Donalyn Kling, one of its most dedicated patrons at the second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9 at Black, Starr and Frost in Newport Beach. 'Donalyn, without you we would not have been able to do so many of the things we have accomplished this year,' said Charles Maple, co-founder of the Maple Conservatory.

Second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala to honor Donalyn Kling and support the Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Youth Ballet along with Black, Starr & Frost, presents the second annual Diamonds & Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Black, Starr & Frost's harbor side location in Newport Beach. The gala will honor Donalyn Kling of the Kling Family Foundation, who has been a dedicated patron of the Maple Youth Ballet.

Museum of History in Granite having press preview of 100-foot granite 'History of the United States of America' monument

FELICITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Appropriately on Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 10:45 a.m. PST, the Museum of History in Granite is having the first and only preview for the press of the 100-foot granite 'History of the United States of America' monument.

PR Grant Deadline for Cause Marketing Extended by Neotrope – Ten U.S. Charities to Receive $50K in Grants for 2013

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope CEO Christopher L. Simmons today announced a two week extension to today's deadline for worthy causes to apply for the company's annual Non-Profit PR Grants for 2013; the new deadline will be Feb. 28 at close of business. This year, 10 U.S. based charitable non-profits will receive in-kind grants totaling $50,000.

At 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, the Bob Moog Foundation will show vintage Moog instruments and archival material

ASHEVILLE, N.C. and ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) will celebrate the indelible nature of the synthesizer pioneer's legacy at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. Beginning on January 24, NAMM attendees will have opportunities to see and hear demonstrations of vintage Moog instruments and explore rarely seen archival material from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives.

LegalizeFerrets.org announces new White House petition to help legalize ferrets in California

LA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legalize Ferrets announces new White House petition to help legalize ferrets in California. Over the past 25 years California ferret lovers have worked diligently to catch up to the rest of the 48 continental states to have our right for legal ferret ownership.

World Savvy immersion study and cultural exchange program in Bangladesh enables US youth leaders and educators

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thirty U.S. youth leaders and five U.S. educators are set to return next Saturday, January 12, 2013, from a month-long immersion study and cultural exchange program in Bangladesh from World Savvy. The group studied how global climate change has impacted local communities in Bangladesh, and upon return to the U.S., the students will apply their new knowledge by launching climate change projects to improve their U.S. communities and the world.

Colton based Premier Medical Transportation company announces partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank

COLTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Premier Medical Transportation, a Colton-based medical transportation company, has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to serve Riverside and San Bernardino in a year-long campaign, Driving Away Hunger. Premier Medical Transportation will donate one meal to Second Harvest Food Bank for every transport call they receive. The Driving Away Hunger campaign began Nov. 1, just in time for the holiday season and will run throughout 2013.

California-based marketing and PR firm, Neotrope, announces dedicated web portal for the annual Non-Profit PR Grants program

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based marketing and PR firm, Neotrope, today announced the formal launch of a dedicated web portal for the company's annual NonProfit PR Grants program at http://prgrants.com as part of its 30 year anniversary. The PR Grant program was originally launched in 2000 to help assist U.S. 501(c)3 worthy causes.

The Pacific Pinball Museum welcomes the public to experience pinball with a European flair, with new rare addition to collection

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) welcomes the public to experience pinball with a European flair. Play a game on the newest addition to their exciting collection of more than 80 playable games: a 1967 Rally West Club. This game marks the one resident of their collection not produced in the United States.

Children's Book Author-Publisher Donates 100 Books and One Month's Net Profits to Support Children in Need

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Author Arnold Rudnick and publisher Paraphrase, LLC, have donated 100 copies of new children's book 'Little Green' (ISBN: 978-0981587974) to the My Stuff Bags Foundation and have pledged all net profits from book sales for the month of December 2012.

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.

PCM of California, Inc. Series of Employee-driven Fundraisers benefit United Way, AssociaCares

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Donny Disbro, chief executive officer of PCM of California, Inc. (PCM), an Associa company, announced today that company employees raised more than $16,230 during a series of charitable fundraisers over the past several weeks.

Sandy Harmsen Appointed to Chair California Workforce Association

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that Executive Director Sandy Harmsen was appointed to Chair of the California Workforce Association's Executive Committee. The committee facilitates the direction and management of the Association.

Global Competency Poll commissioned by education nonprofit World Savvy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A recent study of 18-24 year old American high school graduates commissioned by education nonprofit World Savvy, with support from the International Baccalaureate Organization, shows a desire among young people to learn more about global topics, but a conspicuous lack of instruction within American schools to satisfy these needs.

Campaign to create the 'Smithsonian of Pinball' announced by nonprofit Pacific Pinball Museum

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum, founded ten years ago in the Bay Area city of Alameda, has dedicated its non-profit mission to preserving the art, science and history of pinball. The museum currently has 90 games set to free play for one admission price at its Alameda location. With the ongoing success of its mission, PPM has begun bursting at the seams and needs a new location. The board has set a goal of relocating to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Bagatelle, Pachinko, and Peggle Exhibition Comes to San Francisco with Early Pins-in-a-Board Games on Display

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of "Bagatelle, Pachinko, and Peggle," an exhibition of early pins-in-a-board games, and the digital extension of these games, Peggle.

2nd Annual PayLease Golf Tournament to help San Diego Non-Profit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego non-profit organization, has been chosen as the beneficiary for the 2nd Annual PayLease Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 9th at Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley. All proceeds will help Fresh Start achieve its mission of transforming the lives of children with deformities through reconstructive surgery.

The Pacific Pinball Museum in San Francisco adds 100 Rare Items to their Collection

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the addition of more than 100 rare items to their massive collection through a donation made by business entrepreneur and renowned philanthropist Richard Foos.

World Savvy Students Launch Projects to Improve Community and World After Participating in Educational Program, Studying Climate Change in Bangladesh

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thirty youth leaders from the San Francisco, New York and Minnesota areas are implementing social action projects designed to help their communities in particular and the planet in general, says nonprofit World Savvy. The projects are the students' way of sharing the knowledge they gained after participation in an innovative one-month immersion trip to Bangladesh to study climate change.

Actor Zak Lee Guarnaccia to attempt 24HX Extreme Step-A-Thon fitness challenge in Santa Monica for charity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former International Martial Arts champion Zak Lee Guarnaccia, of LightRow Pictures, with his strong will, is going to attempt a staggering endurance-fundraising challenge in Hollywood. On April 28, 2012 at 7 a.m., for the benefit of Homeless Not Toothless, Zak will endure the 24HX Extreme Step-A-Thon fitness challenge climbing for 24 hours up and down the popular Santa Monica stairs.

Singles Party at San Ramon Marriott to Benefit the Seva Foundation

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild announced today it is co-sponsoring a charity ball for singles from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. This singles dance party is hosted by the Society of Single Professionals.

Non-Profit PR Grant Recipients for 2012 announced by Neotrope

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.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' 20th annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic joins together Hollywood actors, athletes and supporters

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' (freshstart.org) annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic joins together Hollywood actors, professional athletes, and Fresh Start supporters to tee off in support of transforming the lives of children with physical deformities.

The Story Project launches 'StoryTelling Series' featuring leading Movie Producers, Feb. 16

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, February 16, The Story Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to furthering communication and life skills in at-risk and under-served teens, will launch its StoryTelling Series, a sequence of intimate moderated conversations with legendary filmmakers and artists. Todd Felderstein, The Story Project's executive director, is thrilled to have such Hollywood veterans make up our inaugural event.

Los Angeles chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association along with James Gray Gallery, present: Living Artistically with Parkinson's Disease

SANTA MONICA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Los Angeles chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association (apdala.org), along with James Gray Gallery, present 'Living Artistically with Parkinson's Disease,' a unique exhibition featuring works of art created by celebrated artists living with PD. To celebrate the exhibition, which runs from February 8-13, 2012, the APDA L.A. is hosting a champagne brunch with a silent auction this Sunday, February 12.

Teen Jockey Eswan Flores to support nonprofit FixNation, whose mission is to reduce the population of homeless cats in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Eswan Flores wanted to give back to the non-profit organization, FixNation, that worked to control the cat population at the Los Alamitos Race Course where he began his horse-racing career so he decided to sponsor them.

Los Angeles based NEOTROPE expands 2012 NonProfit PR Grant Program to include Internet Marketing Campaign

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope, a California based brand identity, internet marketing, and PR firm established in 1983, today announced it has expanded the deliverables of its 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. All recipients of the 2012 program will now also receive up to $2,500 in additional services; specifically free online text and banner advertising on Neotrope(R) News Network sites. This brings the dollar value of the grant to each chosen recipient to $5,000, or $50,000 total value in donated services for 2012.

NonProfit PR Grants Program for 2012: Los Angeles PR Firm Again Donates Services to Worthy Causes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, public relations, and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, announces its latest Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. The firm is again donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 29th anniversary.

CLA announces that Tami Heim is the new president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) has named Mrs. Tami Heim as CLAs new president and CEO. She will begin in this role on Jan. 1, 2012.

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