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    Drew Brees Helps to 'Refresh' Lodge for Cancer Patients with $100K Grant

    Drew Brees Helps to 'Refresh' Lodge for Cancer Patients with $100K Grant
    As the Super Bowl reverly continues in New Orleans today, one local charity is also celebrating a big win -- a $100,000 grant -- thanks also to Saints quarterback Drew Brees. In this case, no game-winning touchdown was required but, instead, the support of over 500,000 ecstatic Brees fans. Indeed, the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge won the $100,000 project grant ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Increased Need for College Food Banks

    Increased Need for College Food Banks
    ALLENDALE, Mich. (Detroit Free Press)--They aren't places where you'd expect to find food pantries, available to help those people stretching to make ends meet. But at Michigan State University, there has been a 25% increase since 2008 in the number of students who visit its student-run food bank. Grand Valley State University opened a food pantry in April to help students ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Haitians at U.S. Colleges Worry: Stay in School?

    Haitians at U.S. Colleges Worry: Stay in School?
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Every payday, Jeff Paul sent whatever dollars he could spare to his mother and little brother back home in Haiti. They've become even more desperate since the Jan. 12 earthquake, compounded by thieves, destroyed his mother's business; they had to sleep in the streets of Port-au-Prince before a relative took them in. "There's no food, they don't ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    January unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent

    January unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The outlook for jobs became a bit less bleak with January's unexpected decline in the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent as more people said they had jobs. Still, Friday's unemployment report showed just how deep the job crisis remains. The government now estimates 8.4 million jobs vanished in the Great Recession, and economists ...
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    Target Launches $1 Million Contest for Charities

    Target Launches $1 Million Contest for Charities
    MINNEAPOLIS-Target, which gives $3 million a week to support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism nationwide, today invites the online community and its more than 725,000 fans on Facebook® to participate in Super Love Sender, a two-week-long giving campaign on its Facebook Page (facebook.com/Target). The campaign, which runs from January 31 through February 14, 2010, combines football and love just ...
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    Obama's Budget Proposal Will Slow Down Fundraising and Donations for Nonprofits

    Obama's Budget Proposal Will Slow Down Fundraising and Donations for Nonprofits
    President Obama's budget proposals to reduce tax deductions for charitable donations and freeze discretionary spending will harm fundraising for nonprofit hospitals by thwarting giving by wealthy donors and drying up funds meant to help the poor and underinsured, according to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy whose members direct fundraising for some 2,200 hospitals and health care systems across the U.S. and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -4
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    A Look at Obama's 2011 Budget for Government Agencies

    A Look at Obama's 2011 Budget for Government Agencies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's multi-trillion-dollar budget would boost spending for several government agencies while slashing the account for others. Here is an agency-by-agency glance: ---- Agency: Agriculture Spending: $148.6 billion Percentage change from 2010: 9.7 percent increase Mandatory Spending: $122.8 billion Highlights: Obama's proposed budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars in increased spending to help feed the poor ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Frustration, Protests at Haiti Aid Bottlenecks

    Frustration, Protests at Haiti Aid Bottlenecks
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The aid flooding into Haiti by plane and boat is not reaching earthquake victims quickly enough due to red tape, security fears, transportation bottlenecks and occasional corruption. Anger boiled into a protest Wednesday by hundreds of hungry people who jogged down a broad avenue in a Port-au-Prince suburb waving branches and chanting, "They stole the rice! They ...
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    University Fundraising Falls 12 Percent in 2009

    University Fundraising Falls 12 Percent in 2009
    SEATTLE (AP) -- Charitable contributions to colleges and universities plummeted an average 11.9 percent nationwide in 2009, the steepest drop in at least three decades, according to a new report. Individual giving dropped in both dollars and participation numbers. Gifts for endowments and new buildings saw the biggest decreases, according to the Council for Aid to Education, which released its 2009 ...
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    First Lady Meets with Lawmakers about Child Obesity

    First Lady Meets with Lawmakers about Child Obesity
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama invited a bipartisan group of lawmakers and Cabinet members to the White House Tuesday to help firm up plans for her national campaign against childhood obesity. The meeting signaled the first lady's intent to be involved not just in talking about the problem, but in crafting specific solutions. She wants to get families, schools, ...
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    Stars Gather to Cover 'We Are the World' for Haiti

    Stars Gather to Cover 'We Are the World' for Haiti
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The charity anthem "We Are the World" has been rerecorded by 80 artists who came together in the same Hollywood studio where the original was cut 25 years ago. Pink, Natalie Cole, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, Brian Wilson and others stood shoulder-to-shoulder on risers at Henson Recording studios Monday night to raise money for Haiti ...
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    How to Make Your Haiti Donations Count

    How to Make Your Haiti Donations Count
    The humanitarian crisis in Haiti has compelled millions of people to pick up their phones. Not because they want to talk about it, but because they want to help. In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake, pictures of hollow-eyed children outside leveled homes triggered an unprecedented number of text-messaged donations from people who were moved to help. Most of the ...
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    School's in, despite Tiger's many woes

    School's in, despite Tiger's many woes
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Outside the Tiger Woods Learning Center, visitors are welcomed with a message etched in concrete and another time. "Tiger," it says, "thank you for being an adult role model." Inside, past a huge bronze sculpture of Woods and his father in the lobby, eager fifth-graders wielding scalpels and tweezers are busy dissecting squid. In another classroom, they're studying ...
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    Nonprofit pushes education leadership jobs

    Nonprofit pushes education leadership jobs
    Graduate students working toward degrees in business, law or public policy might find an unusual recruiter at their next job fair. Here's the pitch: Forget about that cushy firm job. Why not work for a public school or an education nonprofit? You don't have to be a teacher or a principal. You could be a business manager or a chief executive. ...
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    States struggle to keep top teachers

    States struggle to keep top teachers
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Most states are holding tight to policies that protect incompetent teachers and poor training programs, shortchanging educators and their students before new teachers even step into the classroom, according to a new national report card. The study from the National Council on Teacher Quality - which will be released Friday - paints a grim picture of how states ...
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    Report: College endowments suffer huge declines

    Report: College endowments suffer huge declines
    College and university endowments suffered huge losses in the fiscal year that ended last June, a new report finds, but stronger investment returns in recent months point to a rebound. The global economic crisis shrunk the ranks of billion-dollar endowments from 77 to 54 in a year's time, according to a report Thursday that provides the fullest picture yet of endowment ...
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    Walmart Foundation Announces $4 Million Tax Preparation Partnership

    Walmart Foundation Announces $4 Million Tax Preparation Partnership
    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 28, 2010 –The Walmart Foundation, United Way Worldwide, One Economy Corporation and National Disability Institute (NDI) have partnered to bring free tax preparation and filing services to consumers nationwide. The initiative will also help educate consumers, and provide free preparation and filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal income tax credit of which many are ...
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    Twitter Helps Kuthcher Ensure No More Malaria

    Twitter Helps Kuthcher Ensure No More Malaria
    If you're still wondering why Twitter continues to be such a big deal, this story may just inspire you yet to take the plunge, and join this social media wunderkind. It began last spring when Ashton Kutcher challeged Anderson Cooper and the folks at CNN to a Twitter race to see who could reach 1 million followers first, billing it as ...
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    New Museum Reveals the Man Behind the Mouse

    New Museum Reveals the Man Behind the Mouse
    Walnut Creek, CA -From the moment one delves into the new Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco's Presidio, it becomes apparent that this is no Mickey Mouse operation. Yes, the cartoon rodent who helped spawn a vast entertainment empire is here in all his glory. But he's just a small part of a wide-ranging, state-of-the-art presentation intended to please casual ...
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    Arts an Easy Target for States to Slash

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Ben Ahlvers is a full-time arts education coordinator, but his passion is with the fanciful creatures, human figures and oversized hammers he fashions from clay. The nationally recognized ceramic artist was chosen to receive a fellowship from the Kansas Arts Commission to attend an artist residency in Montana. But after Kansas officials cut the commission's budget midyear ...
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