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Grant Funding Available “Feed More Kids”

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2009

The board of directors at Food Service Solutions, the industry leader in lunchroom POS technology, answered the demand of school districts nationwide to increase the “Feed More Kids” grant funding. This will open the door to even more schools across the country who dream of maximizing funding from their free and reduced lunch program running an automated point-of-purchase system.

Struggling School Districts are capitalizing on software that helps to improve their means of identifying poor students, while protecting their privacy. This is enabling districts to establish accurate accounting records in order to qualify for maximum state and federal public school funding and charter school funding.

Recent studies have shown that schools suffer from insufficient funding when they fail to qualify every student who is entitled to a free and reduced lunch at the school cafeteria. With this new system in place, administrators and parents can also keep track of balances and student eating habits.

Sometimes, with older accounting systems, the truth is plain as day and unintentionally segregates poor school children from the throng. Rather than pay with cash, students eligible for free and reduced lunch are issued vouchers or ID cards that, when presented at meal time, immediately identified their economic status. The embarrassment causes some students to do without food rather than be seen as less fortunate.

The older accounting system was not user-friendly either. School officials could not see personal account balances as each student went through the line as they can with the new biometric technology. Instead, to check balances, administrators would have to print out an entire list of lunch accounts at the end of the day.

Also, while the card-carrying system kept the background of each student confidential, it created other problems. On days when they did not intend to eat lunch, some students would loan their cards to friends. As a result, cards were often lost or stolen and replacing them created more work for already busy school officials.

The FSS biometric technology system that helps increase public school funding and charter school funding has succeeded, in part, because it makes laborious – and sometimes ineffective – administrative tasks so much easier. The new system also makes it easier for student and staff customers to pre-pay for meals. The system offers a good way of tracking that money. Parents can go online, via the MySchoolAccount.com feature and see when their child has eaten, and if they have money in their account. If there’s a question, they can print out an accurate statement to clarify.

In addition to ensuring a greater share of public school funding and charter school funding, this new technology speeds up the verification process of all registered students so that food service lines move faster as well as eliminates the social stigma sometimes associated with free and reduced lunch qualification. Also, since there is no need to carry cash for payment – students can pre-pay meals – no student stands out as either eligible for free and reduced lunch or not.

For more information contact:

Robert Gray

FSS Inc.

Altoona, PA 16601;

Phone: (814) 949-2037

Fax (814) 946-7572

http://www.foodserve.com

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The Allstate Foundation Lets Public Decide Winner of $100,000 Grant – Four National Non-Profits Compete for Grand Prize


Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) July 16, 2009

The Allstate Foundation is inviting the public to cast its vote for the recipient of a $ 100,000 grant through the ClickToEmpower campaign on http://www.ClicktoEmpower.org. The organizations competing to receive the grant share The Allstate Foundation’s mission of working to end domestic violence and finding new ways to economically empower survivors. Participating organizations are Charity Cars, Family Justice Center Alliance, Safe Horizon and the YWCA.

“The Allstate Foundation selected these non-profit organizations as contenders for the grants because of their strong leadership and programming in the area of domestic violence and economic empowerment,” said Jennifer Kuhn, program manager, The Allstate Foundation Economics Against Abuse program. “To help generate awareness of the great work of these organizations, we are asking the public to weigh in on who will receive the $ 100,000 grant.”

Visitors can vote as well as learn more about each of the highlighted organizations and their domestic violence programs on the http://www.ClicktoEmpower.org Web site. Visitors can vote once a day during the campaign (July 15, 2009 – September 13, 2009). The organization that receives the most votes will receive a $ 100,000 grant and the remaining three will each receive a $ 10,000 grant.


Charity Cars: The original 1-800-Charity Cars provides free vehicles and vehicle support services to domestic violence survivors all across America. Reliable transportation empowers victims to leave their abusers and is a major factor in the success or failure of survivors transitioning to self-sufficiency.

National Family Justice Center Alliance: The Alliance is working to provide training and technical assistance to existing and developing Family Justice Centers in the United States and around the world. These organizations serve facilities where survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and sexual assault can come to one location to receive all necessary services.

Safe Horizon: Safe Horizon touches the lives of over 350,000 victims of violence and moves them from crisis to confidence. As the largest provider of domestic violence programs in the country, Safe Horizon helps hundreds of thousands of domestic violence survivors each year by providing them with 24-hour crisis hotlines, safe shelter, clothing, food, transportation, mental health counseling, guidance through the court system, security through changing door locks, counseling on financial literacy, and resume building. Safe Horizon also trains thousands of executives across the country about how to protect their employees from the impact of domestic violence in the workplace with its SafeWork initiative.

YWCA: Among its many programs, YWCA is the largest provider of comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their children nationwide, including education and prevention programs, counseling services, emergency shelters, transitional housing, court accompaniment and child care for victims, as well as court-ordered anger management classes for offenders. YWCAs also offer economic empowerment programs for women, from financial literacy seminars to job training and GED classes. YWCA was the first women’s organization founded in the United States, now celebrating 150 years of service on behalf of women and girls.

About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Allstate and The Allstate Foundation sponsor community initiatives to promote “safe and vital communities;” “tolerance, inclusion, and diversity;” and “economic empowerment.” The Allstate Foundation believes in the financial potential of every individual and in helping America’s families achieve their American dream. For additional information, visit http://www.ClickToEmpower.org.

About the Economics Against Abuse Program

The Allstate Foundation Economics Against Abuse program helps domestic violence survivors build their financial independence to get free and stay free from abuse. Seeing a significant gap in resources for programs designed to assist survivors with the economic challenges that they face, The Allstate Foundation took action and partnered with the National Network to End Domestic Violence to create a comprehensive program. Economics Against Abuse provides resources, funds direct services and spreads the word on how to empower those touched by domestic and economic abuse. For more information and to find out how to help, visit http://www.ClickToEmpower.org.

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Preschools: Apply Now for the Green Your School Grant from Episencial


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 4, 2010

Episencial, the first skincare company to create authentically green and all natural products for healthy babies, kids and planet proudly announces a call for applications from preschools around the country for its Green Your School Grant program. Intended to further the companys mission of making green choices both accessible and affordable, Episencial and the Green Your School Grant co-sponsors will provide 12 preschools with the opportunity to receive over $ 2,250 in cash and products to fund student-related projects that teach green concepts benefitting the school environment.

One school per month will be granted all three components of the Episencial Green Your School Grant:

1. $ 250 cash towards a green project that benefits the health of students

2. $ 500 of seasonal Cubby Kits with Episencial Skincare products

3. $ 500 of eco-friendly products from each Green Your School Grant co-sponsor: CleanWell, Eco-Kids and Revolution Foods.

We believe that small hands can do great big things in service to the planet, said Kim Walls, MS and CEO of Episencial. Preschool is where children begin to learn how to take care of themselves; making it the perfect environment to learn how to make empowered choices and care for the planet.

Applications for Episencials Green Your School Grant program will be accepted from May 4, 2010 to April 31, 2011. The application form and guidelines for submission are available at http://www.episencial.com.

Episencial is the first company to deliver clinically effective, newborn-safe products designed to support the essential immune functions of the skin. Made exclusively from all-natural ingredients and loaded with organics, Episencial is leading the chemical-free charge in personal care products for kids with pricing designed to support todays actively healthy families with green values.

What You May Not Know about Your Childs Immune System by Kim Walls, MS

Tree Removal Grant of $1,000 to Abington YMCA by Giroud Tree and Lawn Protects Safety of the Parking Area and Neighboring Homes


Abington, PA (PRWEB) September 24, 2012

The Abington YMCA parking area and neighboring homes are now safer thanks to a $ 1,000 grant for hazardous tree removal from Giroud Tree and Lawn.

The $ 1,000 grant from Giroud Tree and Lawn focuses on the Abington YMCAs most urgent tree service need. According to Rob Nagy, Giroud Arborist and ISA Certified Arborist, Safety was the top priority for Girouds grant. A hazardous Locust tree, located on a sharp slope along the border of the YMCA parking area, had a shallow root system that was at high risk for toppling. Tree removal was required to protect the safety of neighboring homes and the YMCA members using the parking area.

The well-being of our members, staff and neighbors is a priority for us, says Missy Di Massa, Associate Executive Director, Abington YMCA. Girouds donation helps to ensure that people who utilize and live near our facility can continue to do so knowing that they are in a safe and secure environment.”

The tree service grant is discussed in a video at: Giroud Tree Removal Donation to Abington YMCA. The video also shows the Giroud tree removal crew setting up to safely take down the tree.

Giroud Tree and Lawns donation is part of the Giroud Treework for Charity program which donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Giroud Treework for Charity was established in 1997 to help local non-profit organizations preserve their irreplaceable trees and ensure safety. It has already provided over $ 65,000 in free tree care to numerous area organizations. Giroud welcomes applications from any 501(c)3 organization that is open to the entire community on a nonsectarian basis. An organization must be located within Giroud’s service area. For more information on Giroud Treework for Charity, contact Giroud Tree and Lawn at 215-682-7704.

About Abington YMCA

The Abington YMCA was established in 1915 and provides a variety of programs and services to the community including: child care, camp, wellness, teen leadership, swimming lessons and programs for senior citizens.

Boundless Readers Awarded $220,000 Louis R. Lurie Foundation Grant


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 24, 2010

Boundless Readers, the leading provider of literacy-based professional development resources and programs to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), announced today that it has been awarded a legacy grant of $ 220,000 from the Louis R. Lurie Foundation. The grant is awarded for the development and launch of a new Boundless Readers initiative called Building Exemplary Schools Through Teams (BEST): Leveraging Literacy to Transform Schools.

In keeping with its mission to transform students into passionate lifelong readers, learners, and thinkers, Boundless Readers BEST pilot program will build on the innovative work it currently does with teacher teams (study groups) around literacy. Intended as a national model, BEST will multiply Boundless Readers impact exponentially from working with a single teacher team at a school to working with all the teachers and staff at a school in multiple study groups.

BEST is a breakthrough new program for Boundless Readers that will serve as a catalyst to propel our organization — and the schools, teachers, and students we serve

— to a new level of positive, sustainable change, says Mary Hicks, Executive Director of Boundless Readers.

Another significant component of BEST is the support it will allow Boundless Readers to provide to CPS principals and literacy support staff. The program will affect 175 educators including principals and support staff from five or more elementary schools. Each year 4,500 students will be served.

“For our legacy grants, we look only at the highest performing organizations out of the hundreds we have worked with over the past 30 years, says Gary Wood, Louis R. Lurie Foundation Trustee. We choose only to invest in the most innovative programs with the potential to truly alter the organization and dramatically expand its impact. Boundless Readers is one of these proven organizations, and holds enormous promise as a positive force for change in our public education system. By creating collaborative learning communities for teachers around reading, its BEST initiative has the potential to develop more lifelong readers and learners than ever among our public school children, he adds.

About Boundless Readers

Chicago-based Boundless Readers, formerly called the Rochelle Lee Fund, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more than 20 years, Boundless Readers has dedicated itself to unleashing the power of reading in children. By building the capacity of Chicago public schools and teachers through its professional development programs and resources, Boundless Readers transforms students into passionate lifelong readers, learners, and thinkers. For more information about Boundless Readers, visit http://www.boundlessreaders.org.

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CPS Insurance Services Secures $25K Grant For Orange County Foundation For Oncology Children And Families


Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2011

CPS Insurance Services (CPS) recently secured a $ 25K grant from the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies(NAILBA) to support the Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children and Families (OCF-OCF). The grant will be used to help fund the organizations weekend camps held every June and September for children battling cancer and their families.

The OCF-OCF was established in 1982 and has remained a non-profit, volunteer run organization providing free of charge, year-round recreational and social activities designed to foster supportive relationships for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

This grant allows us to host our camp for families in the Orange County area, said Neil Barbour, past Executive Director and current board member of OCF-OCF. Our ultimate goal is to give families the opportunity to have an enjoyable experience outside of the hospital and to foster relationships with others in the same boat in order to gain strength and support.

OCF-OCFs weekend getaway is deemed the Worlds Greatest Camp and is hosted in Big Bear, CA. It provides an opportunity for children and families facing the stress of cancer to unwind. Campers have the opportunity to participate in activities such as horseback riding, archery, crafts, swimming, lake activities, a campfire and a ropes challenge course.

The NAILBA Charitable Foundation supports recognized charities that serve the needs of children in the US. The funds that are donated are collected from the 350 member agencies, like CPS Insurance Services, through donations and silent live auctions. In its nearly 10 years in existence, the NAILBA Charitable Foundation has given away more than a million dollars.

We are very pleased to be able to help the numerous pediatric cancer patients of Orange County that attend OCF-OCFs camps, said Peter Holden, CEO of CPS Insurance Services. This organizations program aligned perfectly with NAILBAs goals and we are happy to help support a camp where kids can be kids and not worry about the future or which procedures they have to undergo next week.

For more information about OCF-OCF please visit: http://www.ocf-ocf.org/

For more information about NAILBA please visit: http://www.nailba.com/

About CPS Insurance Services:

CPS Insurance Services (http://www.CPSInsurance.com) has built a solid network and established a substantial presence across the USA as the leading provider of products, service and support in the insurance industry. Celebrating 37 years of continued success, CPS is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of affiliate agencies and individual producers providing a balanced mix of the latest information and technologies, along with years of industry knowledge and service expertise.

The CPS marketing team is equipped with CLU, ChFC, and LOMA designations, offering strategic and advanced consulting, case design and management, point of sale support, immediate turnaround proposal service, field underwriting expertise and application, licensing, and contract processing with status reports. By partnering with CPS, affiliates and producers have access to the best options available in the insurance and financial services industry. CPS understands the market and its ever-changing targets and delivers the level of service and support that each client expects and deserves.

CPS Insurance Services, established in 1974 – providing brokers with the top Companies, the most competitive Products, and the best Service in the industry. For all your insurance needs!

Find CPS on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cpsinsurance , follow CPS on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cpsinsurance or watch us on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/CPSInsurance.

CONTACT:

Kara Bautch

Marketing / PR Associate

CPS Insurance Services

marketing(at)cpsinsurance(dot)com

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CPS- Impact Insurance Secures Grant For Washington Gorge Action Programs


White Salmon, WA (PRWEB) September 20, 2011

CPS- Impact Insurance (CPS- Impact) was recently awarded a $ 13K grant from the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) to support the Washington Gorge Action Programs (WGAP). The grant will be used to help fund the WGAPs Character Counts program which is designed to provide at-risk youth the opportunity to realize their potential and set them up for success.

Since its founding in 1968, the Washington Gorge Action Programs have been offering a variety of programs and services to provide for the ongoing, emergency and crisis needs of both low and moderate-income individuals and families. In addition to these in-house services, WGAP offers information and referrals to other resources, agencies and organizations that provide additional types of services and programs.

The Character Counts program will teach at-risk youth the Six Pillars of Character including responsibility, respect, caring, trustworthiness, fairness and citizenship. The expectation of Character Counts is that by increasing a childs knowledge and understanding of good character, positive changes will occur. Risk factors leading to substance abuse, early sexual engagement and crime will be reduced by increasing self esteem, leadership skills and bonding with the local community.

This program will begin in October 2011 at the Community Youth Center and will be available for at-risk youth between the ages of seven and 17.

The NAILBA Charitable Foundation supports recognized charities that serve the needs of children in the US. The funds that are donated are collected from the 350 member agencies, like CPS-Impact, through donations and silent live auctions. In its nearly 10 years in existence, the NAILBA Charitable Foundation has given away more than a million dollars.

This is the second year in a row Jess Wardwell, Vice President of Marketing for CPS-Impact, has secured a grant for a White Salmon-based charity. While searching for a local charity this year I was introduced to Linda Schneider, WGAPs executive director. After we discussed the Character Counts program I was pleased to submit the grant application on behalf of WGAP. The quality of their program aligned perfectly with NAILBAs goals. We are very pleased to be able to help the community youth center broaden their scope and Im looking forward to seeing how this grant will benefit the children of our community.

CPS-Impact is a locally owned and operated insurance brokerage. CPS-Impact has been helping families and businesses find the most affordable Life, Disability and Long Term Care Insurance for over 30 years.

About Washington Gorge Action Program:

For more information about the Washington Gorge Action Program please visit http://www.wgap.ws/index.php

About CPS-Impact:

For more information about CPS- Impact please visit http://www.cpsinsurance.com/affiliates/affiliate-offices/white-salmon-wa.html.

About CPS Insurance Services:

CPS Insurance Services (http://www.CPSInsurance.com) has built a solid network and established a substantial presence across the USA as the leading provider of products, service and support in the insurance industry. Celebrating 37 years of continued success, CPS is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of affiliate agencies and individual producers providing a balanced mix of the latest information and technologies, along with years of industry knowledge and service expertise.

The CPS marketing team is equipped with CLU, ChFC, and LOMA designations, offering strategic and advanced consulting, case design and management, point of sale support, immediate turnaround proposal service, field underwriting expertise and application, licensing, and contract processing with status reports. By partnering with CPS, affiliates and producers have access to the best options available in the insurance and financial services industry. CPS understands the market and its ever-changing targets and delivers the level of service and support that each client expects and deserves.

CPS Insurance Services, established in 1974 – providing brokers with the top Companies, the most competitive Products, and the best Service in the industry. For all your insurance needs!

Find CPS on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cpsinsurance , follow CPS on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cpsinsurance or watch us on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/CPSInsurance.

CONTACT:

Kara Bautch

Marketing / PR Associate

CPS Insurance Services

marketing(at)cpsinsurance(dot)com

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First 5 San Bernardino Awards $194,000 Literacy Grant to Local Non-Profit; New Program Encourages Reading, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

San Bernardino, California (PRWEB) July 29, 2013

“The five protective factors are so important to building a strong and successful family parental resilience, social connections, concrete support, knowledge of child development, and the social emotional competence of children. We assess and support parents in all five factors and the Story Exploring model is just one more way in which we help families not only survive, but thrive, relates Ellen Cervantes CCRCs Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

Beginning in August, CCRCs Literacy Specialists will conduct story time sessions for 150 families through July 2014. Specialists will also work with parents to give them the confidence and skills to be story readers, writers and tellers. Parents will learn why reading is so important to a childs overall success, not just how to read. Each family will participate in three sessions within the three month series and, once completed, they will receive a literacy kit! At the same time, children from birth to 11 years old will participate in a variety of activities including reading, writing, listening and speaking aimed at fostering creative thinking, problem solving and nurturing a love of books.

CCRC encourages child and adult literacy in many of its existing programs and services including Resource & Lending Libraries in the San Bernardino and Victorville offices, parent and child care provider workshops and trainings, online learning, and through its literacy campaign, What a Difference a BOOK Makes. Over the past four years, the agency has collected and distributed 450,000 age appropriate books in communities across Southern California.

Families that are interested in participating in CCRCs Story Exploring grant are encouraged to contact Resource & Referral Specialists at 909-890-0018, ext. 333 or 330. For more information about all of CCRCs programs and services in San Bernardino County please contact our Mill Street location at 909-890-8000 or visit our website at http://www.ccrcla.org.

About CCRC: Established 37 years ago, the Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) promotes optimal child development and family well-being through access to quality child care, family support, economic development, and community education.

About Motheread, Inc.: Motheread, Inc. is nationally acclaimed private, non-profit organization that combines the teaching of literacy skills with child development and family empowerment. Motheread offers classes for both adults and children.

About First 5 San Bernardino: First 5 San Bernardino, created in 1998, is a program designed for the purpose of promoting, supporting, and improving the early development of children from the prenatal stage to five years of age.







New Year Holds Grant Funding Opportunities for Those Helping Homeless Veterans in Florida


Brevard County, FL (PRWEB) December 30, 2012

NVHS is a non-profit organization on a mission to end homelessness among veterans. Under that mission, the organization has been successfully organizing Stand Downs in Brevard County, Florida since 2008. Now expanding into other counties and communities who are willing to step-up to help veterans in need, NVHS Stand Down Grants will fund new partners throughout the entire state of Florida who meet the requirements.

Becoming available in August of 2012, NVHS has already approved seven partner organizations for the grants and has the capability to fund an additional eight to ten partners in 2013. Stand Down events qualify for $ 5000 per day, not to exceed $ 15,000 under the grant and are being approved for between one and three day events.

Groups from Ocala, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Ft Myers, Ft. Walton Beach, Pensacola, and Palmetto, Florida have all successfully gained approval. Of the seven, three have already held their Stand Downs and four remain scheduled between January and June of 2013.

Seeing our outreach expand and being able to help other communities who share our vision is so awesome, states NVHS President and Founder George Taylor. We know the benefits to our veterans, and seeing others take up the charge all over the state is exactly what we hoped for.

The anticipated goal through the NVHS Stand Down grant offering is for four thousand homeless veterans throughout the state of Florida to gain assistance and much needed help between August of 2012 and June 30th of 2013.

NVHS Stand Down funding is a non-competitive grant awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, until available funding is exhausted. Special Priority is being given to applicants in areas of Florida with a significant homeless veteran population which is not currently served by a Stand Down.

When asked what he wanted others to know about this opportunity, Mr. Taylor stated, If you are involved in veteran support, have ties in your community to veteran support organizations and have been wondering how you could make a difference, here is your answer. It took us years to gain enough funding to be able to hold a proper Stand Down, and to be able to offer that now to others who want to make an impact is a true honor. We need good people who support veterans to act together in their communities to make a difference- and we are in a position to help. We are really looking for individuals and organizations to come forward, so we can fund their efforts and help more veterans.

Stand Downs are typically one to three day events, depending on the size and need in the community, in which multiple community-based organizations collaborate to offer services to homeless veterans in need. Services provided vary, but include food, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, survival gear, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services such as employment, housing, and substance abuse programs that may be available in the area.

Stand Downs have been an integral part of outreach to homeless veterans since the first recorded event in San Diego in 1988. Generally held in areas of high homeless veteran populations nationwide, these events bring all the community partners, resources, and help into one accessible venue- and have successfully served hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families in their time of need.

With 2013 on the way and grant money still available for new NVHS Stand Down partners, organizations across Florida with a heart to help are encouraged to apply now.

Complete information is available on the NVHS website with a detailed RFP and application. Applicants should submit the required information as soon as possible, as the Stand Down events to be funded should be held on or before June 30, 2013 and can take multiple months to plan.

We know what works, said Taylor, Community partners working together for our veterans is the key. We are looking forward to a great 2013 for our veterans here in Florida.