New Canaan, CT (PRWEB) November 15, 2008
Hope for Hard Hit Charities! Tough economic times cause charities to suffer. Two new websites, Inlieuofagift.com (which coordinates charitable donations and gift-giving celebrations) and Inlieuof.com (which coordinates charitable donations in memory of a decedent) hope to increase individual donations in an effort to offset decreasing corporate donations.
On October 27, 2008, USA Today reported:
“The economic crisis threatening the nation with the worst recession in decades has set off tremors among non-profits and charities large and small that rely on donations from Wall Street, industry and average Americans. September filing for bankruptcy court protection could take a financial toll on non-profits as disparate as Doctors Without Borders, an international group that supplies emergency medical aid, and the Grand Street Settlement, an organization that provides education and social services on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.”
Inlieuofagift.com links celebratory parties (birthday, anniversary, bar mitzvah, etc.) to charities via electronic invitations with a “Donate Now” button attached to each invitation. The host selects his favorite charity and sends out the invitations. Each invitee receives an electronic invitation with all of the party details as well as a message stating that in lieu of a gift, a donation may be made to a specified charity via the “Donate Now” button. The site lists the names of the donors, and the total amount raised, but not individual amounts (to respect donors’ privacy). Tax receipts are generated instantly and sent to the donor via e-mail.
Young children’s parties are different. The site randomly chooses one guest to make a donation. All of the other guests bring traditional gifts. That way, the child who is the party honoree sacrifices just one gift, and all the children attending the party learn a lesson in philanthropy.
Inlieuof.com offers customized electronic memorials consisting of a photo, obituary, guest book, service date and time, and directions. Most important, it offers a “Donate Now” button at the bottom of each obituary that links friends and family directly to the charity of the deceased’s family’s choice. Tax receipts are generated instantly and, as is the case with Inlieuofagift.com, donors’ names and total amount raised are listed on the site (individual amounts are not posted).
The site gives friends and family a private, non-commercial space in which they may find important information, share fond memories, and honor the deceased with a memorial donation in his or her name.
Owners Brian and Jennifer Falvey of New Canaan, Connecticut began developing the websites two years ago, but the timing couldn’t be more critical than it is right now. Jennifer says, “If we can just get the word out, hopefully individual donations will add up to the amount the charities stand to lose from corporate donors. As tough as times are for all of us, they’re even worse for the needy.”
The websites have no advertisers and the owners are committed to keeping it that way for the memorial site, Inlieuof.com, although they hope to attract advertisers to the party site. There is a $ 14.99 fee to use the sites, regardless of how many invitations/announcements – one or one thousand or more – are sent out. Recipients pay nothing to the site and their donations are 100% tax deductible. Donations are made to Justgive.org, a 501 (C) (3) organization that disburses the monies to the individual charities, and which is completely independent of Inlieuofagift.com and Inlieuof.com. Jennifer Falvey says, “I knew we needed to ensure ease of use, convenience, and accountability, but I was adamant that the money not come through us. At first we were simply going to provide links to the charities but there were problems with that model.”
The Falveys learned that direct links to the charities would negate their ability to create tax receipts, donor lists, and total amounts raised, all of which encourage greater participation and donations. It also cuts out the neediest charities, most of which are not set up to accept electronic donations.
Instead, Inlieuofagift.com and Inlieuof.com work with Justgive.org, a 501 (C) (3) whose sole purpose is to collect donations and disburse them to designated charities. Justgive.org adds a $ 3.50 service charge per donation, which goes toward tax receipt creation, donor list upkeep, and mailing the check to the charity. Thus, if someone makes a $ 100.00 donation, the total amount charged to his credit card is $ 103.50. However, the entire amount is tax deductible. Paypal is also available. Donations can be tracked back to the individual charities via a confirmation number. Justgive.org was founded in 2000, partners with several Fortune 500 companies, and has an excellent reputation.
“People going to our sites are thinking of new and creative ways to use them all the time. We’re really excited about the charitable potential,” says Brian Falvey. “Our objective is to get more money to more charities. I hope the ease of use, convenience, and accountability offered by Inlieuofagift.com and Inlieuof.com will help to do exactly that!”
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 1, 2009
RYTHM Foundation, the corporate (CSR) heartbeat of the QuestNet, recently donated HKD 40,000 to the Rainbow Project, a non-profit organisation working with autistic children, under the QuestNet Pays Forward (QNPF) initiative. The amount was raised through proceeds collected during the recent launch of QShoppe’s showcase in Hong Kong as well as through RYTHM Foundation’s other fund-raising activities. The QNPF initiative was established as a way of paying forward the benefits that QuestNet has received from the local communities it operates in.
Mr Richard Zinkiewicz, Trustee of RYTHM Foundation who presented the cheque at the Autism Resource Centre said, “It was one of our own long serving executives, who is also a mother to an autistic child, who opened our eyes to the challenges of raising a child with autism in today’s world and the need for support. Our credo at RYTHM Foundation is Raise Yourself To Help Mankind, which means that for us to see any change in the world, we first need to change ourselves.”
Derived from the acronym Raise Yourself To Help Mankind, the RYTHM Foundation was created to emulate the fundamentals on which the QuestNet has been building upon since being founded in 1998. RYTHM represents the spirit and puts into action one of the primary missions of QuestNet which is, we are in service every day to help individuals discover their potential and achieve their goals, by offering better products and opportunities, and by contributing to the global community through RYTHM.
Whereas, the mission of RYTHM Foundation is to build opportunities and care for those in need. It aims to create decent living conditions and to protect the environment to facilitate sustainability.
RYTHM Foundation’s association with the Rainbow Project
RYTHM Foundation began its long-term association with the Rainbow Project in Hong Kong in 2006, when a team from QuestNet, under the auspices of RYTHM Foundation, participated in the Rainbow Trek. This 25-km fundraising walk that started from the famous Hong Kong Peak, helped the Foundation raise the sum of HKD 50,000. The Foundation has also sponsored a special classroom, called the Tung Chung RYTHM-Rainbow classroom for autistic children in the New Territories which required a donation of approximately HKD 600,000. This keen interest in the welfare of children, coupled with the spirit of caring, became the building block for QuestNet’s association with the Rainbow Project.
What is the Rainbow Project?
The Rainbow Project is a non-profit, charity organisation established in 1999 by a group of concerned parents and childcare professionals who identified the need for English language education for children with autism. The Autism Society of America defines autism as “a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills.”
The Rainbow Project aims to provide special educational facilities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Hong Kong, and promote awareness of autism in the wider Hong Kong community.
In 2000, Rainbow established its very first classroom at the Hong Kong Academy Primary School. The second classroom officially opened in 2006 at Sunshine Preparatory School (SPS), but was phased out in June 2007 to give way to an ‘Early Intervention Classroom’, which provides services for children between the ages of three to six. The learning centre, based in Sai Ying Pun, offers Occupational and Speech Therapy programmes, and is run by individuals who are highly skilled in their respective fields.
Why parents send their kids to Rainbow
Rainbow’s greatest appeal is its child-centered approach to teaching that helps children adapt to their environment through communication intervention and specific instructional strategies.
Rainbow also encourages parents to contribute towards their children’s programmes and get involved in classroom activities. Parents are given the opportunity to be involved in the planning, implementation, and generalisation of their child’s goals. In this way, not only are they on track with their child’s progress, but they are also there to provide them with much needed support every step of the way.
Raising autistic children can be a very challenging and emotional experience for parents and caregivers. However, with proper education and support systems being available, many families are finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
About QuestNet Ltd
QuestNet Ltd is an international direct selling company that utilises the power of network marketing.
Operating a global sales force, QuestNet offers a high-quality product portfolio consisting of consumable and everyday products, brand-name items, luxury and collectibles, personal care and wellness products, vacation packages, and telecommunications.
The company also provides business opportunities to millions of people around the world by offering entrepreneurial aspirants the opportunity to run their own business through an e-commerce platform, while providing the Information Technology knowledge and business tools for these people to succeed. The company also educates various governments and populations of developing countries about computer usage, Internet connectivity and e-commerce.
For more information, contact QuestNet at their Head Office:
47/F Bank of China Tower,
1 Garden Road,
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2827 1889
Fax: +852 2827 1833
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 15, 2009
InstantAmber (InstantAmber.com) and Helping Heroes / National Vigil for Hope have joined together for a national child safety awareness campaign set to launch this month. Through their websites at http://www.instantamber.com and http://www.nationalvigilforhope.org, InstantAmber and Helping Heroes /National Vigil for Hope will serve as a resource to further spread community awareness of the missing child epidemic that plagues our society.
InstantAmber is an online data registry that enables law enforcement to retrieve critical data and photos in the event of a missing child emergency. National Vigil for Hope is a coalition of businesses, organizations, entertainers, and individuals across the country that believe “One child or adult missing is one TOO many.” NVFH, a division of Helping Heroes, provides vital support services to families and law enforcement in helping to keep the faces and cases of those missing visible through media, the Internet, and grassroots efforts.
“Helping Heroes/National Vigil for Hope is honored to partner with InstantAmber in an effort to continue to keep our children and families safe, educated, and prepared if the unimaginable should happen. InstantAmber provides the tools that we believe can continue to help families be prepared if a loved one goes missing tomorrow. The components that InstantAmber has in place may not prevent an abduction, but having the vital information needed to bring a missing loved one home quickly is just as important as being prepared,” said Michelle Bart, Founder/National Chairperson of Helping Heroes /National Vigil For Hope.
“InstantAmber is pleased to partner with Helping Heroes / National Vigil for Hope. We share the same passion, concern, and hope that together we can make a difference in the lives of those missing and the families still clinging to the dream of someday seeing their loved one again. We also share the common purpose of educating people about the epidemic of missing children; while also empowering them to be proactive in protecting their children,” said Matt Berman, CEO/Founder of InstantAmber.
About National Vigil for Hope:
The National Vigil for Hope is comprised of concerned business owners, organization executives, public safety professionals, and individuals from across the country that are driven by passion, concern, and hope in making a difference in the lives of those missing and the families still clinging to a dream of someday seeing their loved one again. The National Vigil for Hope’s, a division of Helping Heroes, main objective is to help families and law enforcement keep the faces and cases of those missing visible through the media, Internet, and grassroots efforts. Please visit http://www.nationalvigilforhope.org for more information.
InstantAmber is a web-based gathering, storage, and delivery service that enables law enforcement to retrieve critical data and photos in the event of a missing child emergency. The concept for InstantAmber was born in 2008, as the result of Matt Berman’s experience when his young daughter went missing during a family vacation. His deep concern about the national tragedy of missing children led him to create InstantAmber, ensuring that parents have access to the best possible tool in the event of a missing child emergency. Please visit http://www.InstantAmber.com for details.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 9, 2009
InstantAmber and Helping Heroes /National Vigil for Hope partnered in July 2009 to serve as a resource to further spread community awareness of the missing child epidemic that plagues our society. NVFH, a division of Helping Heroes, provides vital support services to families and law enforcement in helping to keep the faces and cases of those missing visible through media, the Internet, and grassroots efforts. InstantAmber is a subscription-based service that assists families and law enforcement agencies in the recovery of missing children. InstantAmber is working closely with Helping Heroes /National Vigil for Hope to publicize the cases and faces of the missing through its website, social networks, and newsletters.
InstantAmber is honored to sponsor the National Vigil for Hope’s awareness event; as the Presenting Sponsor, InstantAmber will provide materials and support to help ensure the success of the event. The event will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010, when thousands of families, friends, businesses, organizations, law enforcement, and media will come together for the Annual National Vigil for Hope Event. The attendees will collaborate for hope and awareness for thousands of missing people who may be “gonebut are not forgotten.” The event will unite a nation to help keep the faces and cases visible of those children and adults missing in our country.
For more information about participating or supporting the event, please contact Michelle Bart by visiting http://nationalvigilforhope.org and then clicking on “Contact Us.” For more information about InstantAmber, please visit http://www.instantamber.com.
InstantAmber (http://www.instantamber.com) is a web-based data gathering, storage and delivery service that enables law enforcement to retrieve critical information and photos in the event of a missing child emergency. Born in 2008, InstantAmber, a unique online service, is creating a community through targeted business and philanthropic partnerships for the safety and protection of children throughout the United States.
About National Vigil for Hope:
The National Vigil for Hope (http://nationalvigilforhope.org) is comprised of concerned business owners, organization executives, public safety professionals, and individuals from across the country that are driven by passion, concern, and hope in making a difference in the lives of those missing and the families still clinging to a dream of someday seeing their loved one again. The National Vigil for Hope’s, a division of Helping Heroes, main objective is to help families and law enforcement keep the faces and cases of those missing visible through the media, Internet, and grassroots efforts.
Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) February 24, 2010
The Hope for Haitis Children Musical Concert, will take place at 6 PM, Sunday, March 7th, 2010, in the beautiful Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The concert combines performances by a number of national and international acclaimed artists: Janice Chandler Eteme who has long been among Americas foremost lyric sopranos, singing an astonishing range of music with the worlds top orchestras and conductors. Called one of the loveliest soprano voices on earth by The Baltimore Sun and radiant by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Violin virtuoso,Jaime Jorge, who was born in Cuba in 1970, and began violin studies at age five. When he was ten, Jaime’s family immigrated to the United States and he began lessons with the eminent violinist Cyrus Forough, a student of the great David Oistrakh. Jaime is not just a musician, he’s an artist! by Julio Voirin, Concert Violinist, Master Violin Maker & Luthier. To hear Jaime play is to share a rich experience that only happens occasionally in one’s life. The intensity and precision of his performance left me speechless. He is a fine young man with unusual talent by Television’s Lifestyle Magazine.
The King’s Heralds Quartet was founded in 1927. They’ve recorded over 100 albums in thirty different languages in a variety of musical styles, making them a favorite with audiences of all ages. The rich blend, harmony and balance of their a cappella style has been enjoyed not only the United States, but also in over 50 countries. Their audiences have included heads of state, governors, ambassadors and other dignitaries. The King’s Heralds have received twenty-three Silver Angel Awards
Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) January 13, 2012
On February 3, 2012, the University of North Floridas University Center in Jacksonville, Florida will be the location for a one day educational conference dedicated to promoting greater public awareness and education about the impact child sexual abuse outside the home has on our families, communities, businesses and organizations. Donald J. Dymer, chief executive officer of SingleSource Services Corporation, a leading background screening company for sixteen years and headquartered in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, is the conference sponsor and organizer. Dymer is encouraging all those who are involved with the care, education and mentoring of children and youth to attend this important conference.
Jacksonville was named the 1st Pinwheel City in the USA by Prevent Child Abuse America in 2010. The Pinwheel designation was designed to further advance policies and procedures to help prevent child abuse.
Headlining the conference will be Dr. Gene Abel, Director of Research at Abel Screening in Atlanta. Dr. Abel has won numerous honors and awards for his work and research projects that have uncovered new information to help prevent child sexual abuse. Dr. Abel’s awards include: The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuser’s Significant Achievement Award and The National Adolescent Perpetrator Network’s Award for Outstanding Research. Dr. Abel is also co-author of the book: “The Stop Child Molestation Book: What Ordinary People Can Do In Their Everyday Lives to Save Three Million Children.”
Joining Dr. Abel will be Leslie Nichols, Vice President Club Safety and Design at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The conference agenda includes other noted professionals from the nations leading organizations who will provide invaluable insight on what people can do to identify and prevent child sexual abusers from becoming the volunteers or employees who will have youth entrusted to their care.
“Until the sensationalism of child sexual abuse was uncovered at Penn State and later at Syracuse, victims and advocates faced years of challenges to get the publics attention focused on this insidious, on-going threat to children and youth.” explains Dymer. “No one discussed boundary issues’, let alone understood them.” After attending the Protect the Children Conference these terms will have meaning and attendees will be armed with the tools for change. The information shared at the conference is so substantive, the attendees will be eligible to receive continuing education credits from the American Psychological Association, the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Society of Human Resource Managers.
Critical issues that will be discussed include: the effects of long term abuse, the early age at which sexual abuse often occurs, the child’s reporting of the offense, parental reaction, and a review of institutional responses to such cases. Attendees will receive training in how to identify abuse and the tools that are available to enable them to make better decisions when hiring or selecting volunteers for their business or organizations.
Traditional background screening methods aren’t going to provide enough of a deterrent explains Dymer. In a study of 3,700,000 criminal background checks reported by ChoicePoint, only one-tenth of one percent of the entire screened pool was identified as having a criminal history related to sexual offenses. Most organizations rely on criminal background checks as their strongest safety measure toward keeping children safe,however the reality is that criminal background checks provide very little protection from child sexual abuse.
Conference sponsor and organizer, Don Dymer, CEO of SingleSource Services summarizes, The problem has been swept under the rug for years. As horrid as the situation was at Penn State and Syracuse – and the new reports of similar child sexual abuse are, we must hold onto to this moment in time while we have everyones attention to STOP the sexual abuse of children. Children are helpless to stop sexual abuse, only adults can stop child molestation.
To find out more about the conference, please contact Donald J. Dymer at SingleSource Services Corporation at the telephone number below. To register for the event, visit http://www.singlesourceservices.com/protectthechildren or call 1.800.713.3412.
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
In honor of Mothers Day, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) asked Honored Teammate Mom, Melissa Jabonero, to share her familys journey with LLS, TNT and their fight against blood cancer.
Melissas four-year-old daughter, Isabella, Izzy Faith, was diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) in June of 2010 and is currently undergoing treatment.
Izzy and her family have been such a source of inspiration for the TNT triathlon teams and community in general, says Heather Pace of LLS. We thought it would be helpful for other Moms to hear Melissas words of wisdom.
Melissa shared that like thousands of people, she heard about the program through the grape vine. Then, in June of last year, Melissa watched her husband complete his first triathlon with TNT in Maui and ever since then TNT has been a Jabonero family tradition.
Fighting a disease threatening to take the life of your child requires action, says Melissa. LLS and TNT have given us a way to fight back and they have been fantastic to us throughout our journey.
Melissa says she finds her strength to get through the various phases of her familys cancer journey in different places. Her friends, family, faith and TNT teammates have provided a support system that keeps her going. She also says that resources like LLSs patient services have been invaluable in their fight.
LLS has been amongst the top of our helpful resources, explains Melissa. When our daughter was first diagnosed, it was an emotional roller coaster that no one can prepare for. Without any questions, LLS even provided us with some money which was used towards our daughters treatment.
In situations like the Jabonero familys, it can be hard to find the right words to say. But Melissa offers the following words of advice for other mothers facing a similar health crisis in their family:
You may not be able to control the outcome but you can definitely control your outlook. Hope and faith are two powerful things. Also, never be afraid to ask for help. From laundry to a listening ear, people will always be willing and eager to help, she says. Take time out for yourself. It can get hectic, taking time to decompress with something as simple as a walk can do wonders. Last but not least, be the over opinionated, hand-holding, protective parent your child needs you to be. You know your child best and only you can be the voice for them.
Team In Training has a program for athletes of all skill levels. Theres a wide range of events including half and full marathons, hike adventures, triathlons, and cycling events. Visit http://www.teamintraining.org/sf or call 800.78.TRAIN to talk to a local Team Manager.
Stay up to date with Team In Training: like TNT SF Bay Area on Facebook, follow @TNT_SFBayArea on Twitter, or find them on Pinterest.
About Team In Training
Team In Training (TNT) San Francisco chapter offers marathon training, half-marathon training, and triathlon training. Individuals can also train for cycling events and adventure hikes. TNT began in 1988, when Bruce Cleland of Rye, NY formed a team that raised funds and trained to run the New York City Marathon in honor of Cleland’s daughter Georgia, a leukemia survivor.
The team of 38 runners raised $ 322,000 for LLS’s Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter. Because of the pioneering efforts of Cleland and the Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter, Team In Training was born and has grown into the world’s largest endurance sports training program. Cleland was honored by Runner’s World magazine in 2004 as one of their “Heroes of Running” for his role in establishing TNT.
Whether participants choose The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s traditional Team In Training program or TNT Flex, a flexible, customized online training option developed by TNT’s renowned coaches, they get all the support they need to cross the finish line at the marathon, half marathon, triathlon, century ride and hike adventure of their choice. Both offer a choice of world-class events, travel arrangements to an exciting destination, and a fabulous, activity-filled weekend once they’re there.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $ 814 million in blood cancer research.
For more information about blood cancer, visit http://www.LLS.org or call the LLS Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master’s level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Grapevine, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2012
During its annual Leaders Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, USHA executives and sales leaders teamed up to donate more than $ 15,000 in cash and supplies to the Crisis Nursery, a non-profit, Phoenix-based children’s shelter. Company executives and sales leaders toured the shelter which has served over 17,000 children and families for the past 35 years.
“Whenever we gather for our annual Leaders Meeting, we also like to find an appropriate way to say thank you to our host city”, said USHA President and CEO, Troy McQuagge. “After learning of the Crisis Nursery and its mission to help and serve the children of the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, we knew we wanted to help. I believe the mission of the Crisis Nursery certainly aligns with our own mission of HOPE; Helping Other People Everyday.”
“There is no better cause than helping protect and nurture children” added USHA Senior VP Bill Shelton. “The Crisis Nursery serves these children by providing a safe and nurturing environment, new clothes, specialized medical attention, education and developmental services. We are honored to play a part in helping the Crisis Nursery continue its important work on behalf of families in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.”
“We tried to focus on the things needed most by the Crisis Nursery” said USHA’s Chief Marketing Officer Brian Clark. “Together with our sales leaders, we were able to donate diapers, wipes and shoes; which the Nursery tells us are among their most critical needs. Beyond that, we were able to help with cash donations to help ensure the nutritional and other needs of the children can also be met.”
About Crisis Nursery, Inc.
For over 35 years, Crisis Nursery has carried out its mission of breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect by offering hope and providing help and support to over 17,000 children and their families. As the oldest child crisis center in Phoenix, their goal is to give each and every child a chance to grow in a loving home, whether its their own, foster or adoptive family. All programs are designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children in need, help for families to overcome crisis and encouragement so that they make the right choices and succeed. Crisis Nursery is a 501(C)3 and an Arizona qualified charitable organization. Online @ http://www.CrisisNurseryPhx.org/
About USHealth Advisors, L.L.C.
USHEALTH Advisors was founded in 2009 as Security Health Advisors, L.L.C. It is a wholly-owned national health insurance distribution arm of USHEALTH Group, Inc. The company sells individual health insurance plans and supplementary products underwritten by The Freedom Life Insurance Company of America and National Foundation Life Insurance Company, wholly-owned subsidiaries of USHEALTH Group, Inc. The company is focused on serving Americas self-employed and individual insurance market through its captive Agent sales force.
About USHEALTH Group, Inc.
USHEALTH Group, Inc. is an insurance holding company based in Ft. Worth, Texas focused on providing innovative health insurance coverage for self-employed individuals and small business owners. The goal of USHEALTH is to combine the talents of its employees and agents to market competitive and profitable insurance products, while providing superior customer service in every aspect of the companys operations.
Temple, Texas (PRWEB) April 01, 2013
Austin Oral Surgery has made a donation to Colins Hope, a nonprofit that raises water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning.
Currently, drowning is the number one cause of death for children under the age of four. Colins Hope works to change this statistic by offering resources on preventing drowning in children. So far, the organization has raised more than $ 100,000 to spread awareness of water safety.
The story behind Colins Hope is a heartbreaking one, said Dr. William Cain, Austin Oral Surgerys Georgetown and Temple oral surgeon. But its also the story of a family who suffered a tremendous tragedy and then worked to ensure that other families wouldnt have to experience the same tragedy. This family took one of the worst things that can happen, losing a child, and turned it into a mission to help keep other children safe. Im happy to support the great work they do.
Colins Hope teaches parents, babysitters and other caregivers about the ways they can protect children from drowning, which include maintaining constant supervision, teaching children to swim, having children wear life jackets, placing multiple barriers on all pools and hot tubs, learning CPR and checking pools and hot tubs immediately for missing children.
To learn more about the surgeons at Austin Oral Surgery, click here.
About Austin Oral Surgery
Austin Oral Surgery is an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice with 10 locations in the Austin area, extending from San Marcos to Temple and La Grange to Marble Falls. The practices 12 doctors provide individualized oral care in all of their services, including wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma treatment, sleep apnea treatment and TMJ treatment. Since it was founded 41 years ago, Austin Oral Surgery has provided quality care to each of its patients through the team’s dedication to excellence.
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
Carissa Phelps, now CEO of Runaway Girl, FPC (a California flexible purpose corporation), ran away from home at age 12. She dropped out of school, missing grades 7th, 8th and 9th, and fell into the arms of a brutal pimp, who made her walk the streets of central California. Even when she escaped him she could not outrun the crushing inner pain of abuse, neglect and abandonment. But then her life was transformed through the unexpected kindness of a math teacher and a counselor. By the time Carissa turned 30, she accomplished the unimaginable: graduating from UCLA with a law degree and MBA.
Hosted by the Joint Regional Intelligence Center a fusion center critical to fighting human trafficking by sharing information and intelligence information is converted into operational intelligence to detect, deter and defend against major criminal threats within the seven county jurisdiction of the FBI Los Angeles field office.
Carissa will lead a workshop for law enforcement officers on how to address human trafficking survivors especially when they are hesitant to work with officials or not requesting services or help. Specific human trafficking victim response skills will be covered, with exercises to illustrate the full spectrum of human trafficking from labor or sex trafficking, domestic and international.