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Dream Flights Luxury Travel, Inc. and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 23, 2009

Dream Flights Luxury Travel, Inc. is honored to become a national corporate partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through the use of the Dream Flights Plus Card, members will help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

The card, which allows members to purchase flight hours versus owning the aircraft, is a premier service entitling members to special privileges and services designed to make the private jet experience the best it can be. A portion of sales from each Dream Flights Plus Card will be donated to St. Jude. Dream Flights firmly believes that when you receive blessings, you can help create blessings for others.

Anthony Thurston, Chairman of Dream Flights Luxury Travel, Inc. states, this partnership is a testament of “Social Responsibility.” Our Dream Flights Plus Card holders know that while using their services they are making possible the continuation of research and treatment for the benefit of the children and families of St. Jude.

“On behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, I want to thank Dream Flights Luxury Travel, Inc. for supporting our lifesaving mission,” said David L. McKee, chief operating officer and interim CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude. “The money raised through this program will help fund the cutting-edge research and care that helps children battling deadly diseases in communities everywhere.”

Additional information about Dream Flights Plus Card services and Dream Flights’ partnership with St. Jude can be found at http://www.flydflt.com, or call 866-969-3358 Ext. 113.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Young Survivors of Sex Trafficking Inspire Beyonce, Halle Berry and More to Join ‘Girls Are Not for Sale’ Campaign

New York (PRWEB) June 30, 2009

GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, the nation’s largest survivor-led organization serving American girls and young women who have experienced sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, is joining forces with Beyonc

Engage Mutual and Yorkshire Bank Join Forces To Conquer Three Peaks, Three Countries in 24 Hours

(PRWEB) June 24, 2010

Representatives from two well known Yorkshire financial organisations have joined forces to raise money for their nominated charities and complete the rigorous national Three Peaks Challenge.

Staff teams from Yorkshire Bank and Engage Mutual will aim to climb Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in Cumbria and Ben Nevis in Scotland, within a gruelling 24 hours from 8am on 23 June to 8am on 24 June.

Yorkshire Banks climbers will raise funds for its charity partner Help the Hospices, a national charity which supports over 200 hospices across the UK; and Engage Mutual has pledged its fundraising efforts to the Steve Prescott Foundation, which raises money for the Christie Cancer Hospital and Try Assist, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund.

Both teams have been training with a number of endurance walks, tackling some of the highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, in preparation for the challenge.

Yorkshire Banks Steve Fletcher, Head of Retail Banking England, stated:

Were raising money for three worthy charities, and that alone will give us the motivation needed to cover the 6,800m up and down the three peaks in 24 hours, as well as the best part of 500 miles by road.

The challenge is sure to test us all to the maximum but with some great teamwork Im sure that the Engage & Yorkshire Bank team will be able to complete the task.

Engage Mutuals Business Development Director, Steve Treasure, added:

The decision to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in partnership with Yorkshire Bank extends our successful working partnership, which has been running for more than three years now.

As a joint team, we are putting 100 per cent into the challenge and are hopeful that our efforts will raise much needed funds for our respective worthy charities.

Eighteen months ago, Yorkshire Bank launched the successful Vision tax exempt savings plan in partnership with Engage Mutual. This built on an existing distribution partnership for the Engage Guaranteed over 50 Life Insurance.

For further information please contact:

Kathryn McLaughlin

Room to Read and the Pearson Foundation Join Tim Kring and Nokias Conspiracy For Good

New York, NY (Vocus) July 9, 2010

The Pearson Foundation and Room to Read, global organizations dedicated to promoting and enabling education in developing countries, today publicly announced their involvement in the new social benefit entertainment experience, Conspiracy For Good (CFG).

The two non-profit organizations are joining the new entertainment experience created by Emmy award winning transmedia storyteller and Heroes creator, Tim Kring and powered by Nokias Ovi platform. Uniquely interwoven into the story, The Pearson Foundation and Room to Read will become part of the Conspiracy For Good narrative operating alongside Nadirah, the main character, and participants to create real-world social and educational change.

Nokia and Room to Read have partnered to establish five libraries in Zambia one of which will be constructed at the Chataika Basic School located in the village of Chataika and to fund one year of holistic education for 50 girls in Zambia. Additionally, Nokia and the Pearson Foundation have partnered on a one-for-one giving campaign at http://www.wegivebooks.org where each time a visitor reads a free digital childrens book online with a child, the Pearson Foundation will donate a corresponding new paperback or hard-cover book to Room to Read for use in their libraries across Zambia.

Tim Kring and Nokia have developed a truly unique entertainment experience with Conspiracy For Good that not only creates an imaginative way for people to become involved with worthy causes and organizations like Room to Read, but it also succeeds in creating real-life, tangible libraries that will enrich the lives of thousands of Zambian children, said Room to Read Founder and Board Chair, John Wood.

Creating an entertainment platform that encourages participants to work together to do good is a terrific idea, said Pearson Foundation President, Mark Nieker. Conspiracy For Good brings people together in an innovative, engaging way, and in a way that will have real, immediate impact for young people who otherwise wouldnt have access to books of their own.

Utilizing Nokias Ovi platform, the new entertainment experience allows participants to become part of the story, find tools and clues to move the narrative forward both in the online and real worlds. Participants are urged to donate books as part of the compelling story helping the CFG movement protect the planning of the Chataika Basic School library and find its missing teacher, Nadirah.

The Backstory (Fictional Plot)

Over the decades, members of Conspiracy For Good have been reputed to be quietly and effectively doing good in the world’s most troubled areas. But CFG is not without enemies, and it is now under fierce attack by Blackwell Briggs, a London-based multinational company committed to advanced infrastructure development and security services. Chataika Basic School teacher, Nadirah has recently disappeared whilst investigating an unlawful attempt to destroy the local school in favor of a fuel pipeline by the dubious Blackwell Briggs. For help, CFG turned to Kring, a master storyteller, to share their story, recruit new members to read the signs, and bring down Blackwell Briggs.

Joining the Conspiracy For Good

Anyone is welcome to join the action. You can participate from any country, and if you live in, or plan to visit London later this summer, there will be live meet-up activities with locations to be revealed as the story unfolds. Go to http://www.ConspiracyForGood.com to register and get started. There is no cost to participate and no purchase is required.

Notes to Editors

“HEROES” creator Tim Kring and Nokia launch Conspiracy For Good, June 22

About Room to Read

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Learn more at http://www.roomtoread.org.

About the Pearson Foundation

The Pearson Foundation extends Pearson’s (NYSE: PSO) commitment to education by partnering with leading nonprofit, civic, and business organizations to provide financial, organizational, and publishing assistance across the globe. Developed together with Penguin, the Pearson Foundations new We Give Books literacy initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who dont have them, simply by reading online. More information can be found at http://www.pearsonfoundation.org, and at http://www.wegivebooks.org.

About Tim Kring

Tim Kring is one of the Hollywood creative communitys original transmedia storytellers, who works seamlessly across mediums, including viewing screens and delivery devices such as film, TV, broadband, computers, mobile devices and the printed page to engage audiences around the world in narrative and immersive story arcs. For four television seasons, Kring served as the creator and executive producer of Heroes, NBCs Emmy

5 Raleigh Divorce Attorneys Join Separating Together, Inc., a Raleigh Collaborative Law Practice Group

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 9, 2010

Separating Together, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of five participating attorneys in its Collaborative Law Practice Group in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since 2003, the independent member attorneys of Separating Together have been providing an array of respectful divorce services focused on North Carolina’s Collaborative Law alternative for families in the Raleigh – Durham metropolitan area.

The Collaborative Practice Group now consists of the following Raleigh divorce attorneys: Mark A. Springfield, Jeffrey M. Seigle, Martha J. Mason, Adrian J. Davis, Kerry Burleigh, Aida Doss Havel, James W. Hart, Deborah Throm, and Randolph (Tr

Betty White, Dolly Parton, Fran Drescher Partner with Paul Mitchell Schools. Legendary Entertainers Join 2011 Fundraising Campaign.

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2011

This year Paul Mitchell the School Fresno is working to raise $ 15,000 as their contribution to the national school goal of $ 1.5 million. Their Future Professionals will be out in the community seeking donations of cash, products for auction and raffle prizes and more from individuals and businesses alike. The school will be hosting many events during February, March and April. All funds collected will be donated 100% to these charities. Direct donations are also always welcome at the school at 5091 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93710. Here are some of their events:

Princess Day,

March 12th at 9:45 AM.

Make the day of that little princess in your life. Let her know shes special and Give Back at the same time! She’ll enjoy a Princess Up-Do, Manicure, Majestic Make-up (optional) and story time with Princess Sierra and Prince Joaquin. She’ll also snack on Mini cupcakes (yum!). Then she’ll have her princess portrait taken by a professional photographer. All of this for a donation of only $ 35!

Contact Amanda or Leah at 559-224-2700, or info@pmtsfresno.com right away.

Fashion Show,

with Celebrity Stylist and Make up Artist Debra Dietrich!

March 25, starting at 6:00.

Talent and precision, creativity and style all on display as part of this stunning beauty event. Come for the fun, to see high quality runway work and help raise money for some very deserving causes. It’s Fashion Week in Fresno! Entrance is a $ 5 donation at the door, $ 3 with student ID. This also gets you a chance to win 1 of 7 deluxe baskets of Paul Mitchell product, including Wild Ginger, valued at upwards of $ 100 each!. Come for the show and stay for the Raffle, a Silent Auction and a Prom Dress Auction.

Contact Susana Felix at 559-224-2700 or susanaf@pmtsfresno.com now for more info, to RSVP or to donate for our silent auction.

Debra Dietrich

Debra is a visionary beauty expert who has that unique ability to see the end result. Known as an Alternative Hairdresser, Debra is also a respected Makeup Artist. She has presented to over 21 Paul Mitchell Schools nationally, worked on the Howard Zinn’s Peoples History Project, worked as Key Hair on the Academy Award winning film MILK and on My Bloody Valentine 3-D. Most recently, Debra wrapped NBC’s Trauma series as Head of Hair Department.Debra believes strongly in giving back.

As Director of the Spa Getaway for non-profit, Meeting the Need and advocate of Ms. Wheelchair America, she has dedicated countless hours raising awareness and funds for these causes and many others. In August 2010 Debra worked on Moneyball starring Brad Pitt. Debra is currently an Advanced Academy Educator for Paul Mitchell Schools and Co-Founder of MUSE BEAUTY.

Canine Couture,

April 15th, starting at 6:30.

Pimp your pooche and doll up your darling dog for our second annual crazy Canine Couture fashion show event! All the pups will be here in grrreatly garish gear to strut and sniff. So make sure your little lap lounger doesn’t miss their big chance to shake it out beauty school style.

Runway pet and owner show, silent auction and much, much more.

Contact: Christine Paul at 559-224-2700, or christinep@pmtsfresno.com, now for more info, to RSVP or to donate for our silent auction.

Our Charities

Were so excited to welcome Betty White and Dolly Parton this year, and were thrilled to welcome Fran Drescher back again, said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. All three of these incredible women will play an active role in motivating and encouraging our 12,000 future professionals as they take part in thousands of grassroots FUNraisers, from cut-a-thons and car washes to fashion shows and charity balls. Theyve also joined an elite group of wonderful celebrities whove supported us in the past, including Larry King and Vidal Sassoon.

Emmy-award winning TV star and animal activist Betty White has served on the Morris Animal Foundation board of trustees since 1971. Since its inception in 1948, the foundation has funded more than 1,600 humane animal health studies. Today, its funding supports more than 200 animal health and welfare research studies each year at the worlds most respected research institutions, colleges of veterinary medicine, and zoos. Betty is the organizations president emeritus and she has sponsored nearly 30 health studies for the foundation. Partnering with Paul Mitchell Schools is such a wonderful opportunity to help advance the health and well-being of our animal friends, she said. On behalf of Morris Animal Foundation, thank you.

Country music superstar Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library in 1996, to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee. She wanted to foster a love of reading among her countys preschool children and their families, and she wanted to ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their familys income. All of the wonderful folks at Paul Mitchell Schools love kids as much as I do, so it is an honor to work with them to bring the joy of books to kids all over America, Dolly said.

Fran Drescher, TVs The Nanny, participated in the 2009 campaign on behalf of her Cancer Schmancer Movement, which she founded to help ensure that womens cancers be diagnosed while in stage 1, when they are most curable. Im so happy to be part of the Paul Mitchell fundraising effort, she said. Together, through education, prevention, and policy change, we are going to see a healthier tomorrow. And thanks to you guys, it will be a more beautiful one, too.

Paul Mitchell Schools proudly report that the cost incurred in raising the $ 4.6 million has been just $ 68,462an amazingly low 1.5%, especially compared to the national average of 25%. At our Paul Mitchell Schools family, we are very proud of our commitment to raising money and awareness for a variety of causes and organizations, Winn Claybaugh says. We do not spend $ 300,000 to raise $ 1 million.

Hill Harper and Kirk Whalum join Freedom Award List of Honorees by National Civil Rights Museum; Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson to Serve as Host

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) September 14, 2011

The 20th Annual Freedom Awards slate of honorees has added actor Hill Harper and Grammy nominee Kirk Whalum for the acclaimed ceremony at the Cannon Center in Memphis, TN on November 12, 2011. Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson who stars in the television comedy The Game and has appeared in several movies will serve as host for the ceremony.

Hill Harper will receive the Legacy Award for Education, joining Education Pioneer honoree Marva Collins. Harper is an alumnus of Harvard Law School and is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the CBS drama television series CSI: NY. His Freedom Award recognizes his non profit foundation Manifest Your Destiny Foundation. The non-profit youth organization was established by Harper for a commitment to work in service of youth to pass along the lessons he learned and to provide a foundation for young men and women to use as a launching pad to success. His fourth book, The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place, was published in 2011.

Marva Collins is honored for creating the Westside Preparatory School, Chicago, in 1975 with $ 5,000 of her teachers pension fund. Her school took in students who were labeled as borderline learning disabled and problematic. She is thought of as the blueprint for establishing the charter school model.

Kirk Whalum will receive the Legacy Award for the Arts, joining Arts Pioneer honoree Cicely Tyson. Whalums musical accomplishments have brought him a total of seven Grammy nominations. In 2010, he was named president and CEO of the Memphis-based Soulsville Foundation, which currently funds and operates three subsidiary organizations: Stax Museum of American Soul Music; the Stax Music Academy, and The Soulsville Charter School

Other Freedom Award honorees include:

Dr. Bill Frist, Humanitarian Pioneer Award, for his work with African hospitals and schools with the group Samaritans Purse. As a former US Senator from Tennessee, he made annual visits to Africa for medical assistance, counsel and was instrumental in getting the U.S. to define the actions in Darfur as genocide. He is the Chair of Hope Through Healing Hands, a non-profit that works for child survival/maternal health, clean water, extreme poverty, and global disease such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and Malaria. He serves on the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America and the Let’s Move Campaign, Kaiser Family Foundation, Millennium Challenge Corporation and Africare. Frist is recipient of the 2010 Refugees International Humanitarian Award.

Bill Russell, Sports Community Pioneer Award, for his participation in the Civil Rights Movement. He is a recipient of the NBAs first Civil Rights Award and was the first African American to coach a major sport at the professional level in the US. Member of the NBA Hall of Fame, he fought racism off and on the courts. Russell holds the record for the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league. Russell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2011.

Alonzo Mourning, Sports Community Legacy Award, for his charities which aid in the development of children and families living in at risk situations. He is the founder of the Overtown Youth Center in Miami, Florida for the enrichment of children. Former NBA standout launched Zos Fund for Life to raise funds for glomerulosclerosis, which he was diagnosed with during his NBA career. Co-founder of Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization, which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.

Danny Glover, Pioneer Award, for his support of various humanitarian and civil rights causes including the United Farm Workers. In the 1960s, as a student at San Francisco State University, Glover was a member of the Black Students Union which, along with the American Federation of Teachers, collaborated in a five-month student-led strike to establish a Department of Black Studies. The strike was the longest student walkout in U.S. history. It helped create the first Department of Black Studies and the first School of Ethnic Studies in the U.S.

Susan L. Taylor, Legacy Award, former editor-in-chief and editorial director for Essence Magazine for 27 years, was the first and only African American woman to be recognized by the Magazine Publishers of America with the Henry Johnson Fisher Award and the first to be inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. She founded the National Cares Mentoring Movement, in 2006, to recruit one million adults to help secure children who are in peril and losing ground.

NAACP, Pioneer Award, the NAACP is the countrys first and foremost civil and human rights organization. Since being founded in 1909, the NAACP has continued to live its mission: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society. One of the NAACP’s greatest legal victories was in 1954, when Thurgood Marshall and a team of NAACP attorneys won Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. In this landmark decision, the Supreme Court held that segregation in public education violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Southern Poverty Law Center, Legacy Award, internationally known for its tolerance education programs, legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups, militias and extremist organizations. The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, they employ a three-pronged strategy to battle racial and social injustice.

The following Icons of the American Civil Rights Movement will also be honored:

Rev. C. T. Vivian helped organize the Nashville Sit-Ins, Freedom Riders movement and the March on Washington.

Mrs. Leola Brown Montgomery, the widow of Rev. Oliver Brown, the lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.

John Seigenthaler served as the administrative assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy during the 1961 Freedom Riders movement, chief negotiator for the government and, in 1991, founded the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

Dolores Huerta is the co-founder and First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO. She was with Senator Robert Kennedy moments before his assassination in Los Angeles, in 1968.

Rev. Ed. King worked closely with the Mississippi Movement leader Medgar Evers and was a key leader in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party with Fannie Lou Hamer.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder of Rainbow Push organization, worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and was with King on April 4, 1968. He is known for organizing across racial, gender and social lines for justice.

Rev. James Lawson studied the non-violence principles of Gandhi, which became Dr. Kings mantra. He trained and worked with Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for Freedom Riders and Sit-In Movements.

Rev. Samuel Kyles worked closely with the Memphis Movement. He served on the Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom and he was with Dr. King in Memphis on April 4, 1968. Kyles has maintained his involvement with civil rights work since the 1960s.

The National Civil Rights Museum is located at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, the site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. Previous Freedom Award recipients include President Nelson Mandela, President Bill Clinton, Bishop Desmond Tutu, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President Mikhail Gorbachav, President Oscar Arias, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Andrew Young, Stevie Wonder, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Sidney Poit

WOT and Stop The Hacker Join Hands to Provide Security Services to Website Owners

Riverside, CA and Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) September 15, 2011

Millions of websites have been built using weak computer code from easy-to-use website creation software with pre-packaged templates. Nearly 90% of websites have at least one serious security vulnerability which allows malicious hackers to break in and compromise them. Once a website is compromised, malicious hackers use the benign website to spread viruses and trojans to infect the computers of the sites visitors. Once the malware is transferred to the visitor’s computer, it begins the cycle of ID theft and malicious activities. This website penetration by hackers destroys the reputation of a website.

Web-based malware is on the rise. The number of blacklisted websites doubled in the last 3 years. Traditional signature based Anti-Viruses cannot detect new forms of web-malware on compromised websites, said Dr. Anirban Banerjee, VP of R&D at StopTheHacker.com .

WOT is partnering with StopTheHacker.com to offer security services to websites with good or excellent reputations via the WOT Trust Seal Pro. The WOT Trust Seal Pro is a breakthrough website indicator that displays the reputation of online assets and ensures the security of websites. It is an effective tool for website owners to communicate their trustworthiness while assuring the technical security of their site. Daily malware scans of the website and 24x7x365 alerts ensure that any hacking incident is detected before it has a chance to affect the reputation of the website.

Website owners, especially those with e-commerce sites, need to do everything they can to ensure their visitors that they are trustworthy and their site is secure, says Vesa Per

Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Alvin Brown and City Council Join In Proclaiming February As Protect The Children Month

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) January 25, 2012

Donald J. Dymer, president and chief executive officer of SingleSource Services Corporation, a background screening company based in Jacksonville Beach Florida announced today that a proclamation was issued by Mayor Alvin Brown that stated, The City of Jacksonville joins SingleSource in recognizing the importance about speaking out against sexual abuse and in educating the community about ways to identify sexual offenders and protect children from harm. In addition, The City Council of Jacksonville issued a resolution also honoring the month and expressing support for the Protect the Children Conference.

The Mayoral proclamation noted the goal of the February 3rd, Protect the Children Conference at the University of Florida is to illuminate the issues associated with childhood sexual abuse. It goes on further to say that if we are to stop sexual abuse against children, we must stop the silence by educating the community about the signs of abuse and encouraging victims to speak out about their experiences.

Don Dymer, president and chief executive officer of SingleSource Services Corporation and sponsor of the conference thanked Mayor Brown at the Jacksonville Oceanside Rotary Club breakfast on January 24. Having the Mayors support means a great deal to us. Mayor Brown is a man of conviction and action, and we hope to take that energy and carry it from our conference on February 3rd throughout the entire month as we launch an aggressive educational campaign. The objective of The Protect the Children Conference, sponsored by SingleSource Services Corporation, is to illuminate the issues surrounding the sexual abuse of children and youth outside of the home by those entrusted with their care such as coaches, teachers, clergy, mentors and volunteers.

Mr. Dymer is encouraging all those who are involved with the care, education and mentoring of children and youth to attend this important conference. 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. 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.

Every day thousands of children will be sexually abused by people they trust, notes Dymer. The children cannot stop this epidemic but adults can.

To find out more about the conference, please contact Donald J. Dymer at SingleSource Services Corporation at the telephone listed number below. To read the complete brochure and register for the event please visit: http://www.singlesourceservices.com/protectthechildren or call 1.800.713.3412.


Beulah’s Place and Childhelp Join Forces to Fight Child Abuse and Trafficking

Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 06, 2012

Five children die each day from abuse in our country. As America prepares to send its children back to school, two dedicated organizations want communities to know there are ways to protect kids from predators, harassment and bullying.

In a partnership arrangement unique in the world of nonprofits, Beulahs Place and Childhelp are joining forces to raise funds to fight child abuse and trafficking.

Beulahs Place, founded by Ed and Andi Buerger in Redmond, Oregon, is a place of refuge for teens victimized by sexual predators and other abusers.

The Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe curriculum for grades 1st – 6th equips kids with skills to arm themselves from abuse in its various forms as well as via technology like sexting, internet predators and cyber bullying.

Both organizations stress that, today, sex trafficking is the second largest criminal endeavor next to illegal drugs in America. In the U.S. alone, this industry earns upwards of $ 13 billion a year for traffickers.

Beulahs Place is designed to be the prototype of a nationwide safety net for children who are easy prey for traffickers, sexual predators and pedophiles. Here, these at-risk youth will find food, shelter, unconditional love and hope. Beulahs Place gives kids options that will help them live normal lives, spared from violence, disease and even death at the hands of dispassionate criminals. Visit http://www.beulahsplace.org.

Since 1959, Childhelp has brought the light of hope and healing into the lives of countless children. CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson established Childhelp as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children. Childhelp’s programs and services include residential treatment services, children’s advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the Childhelp National Day of Hope