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Friends of World Heritage Teams Up with Indiana Jones to Offer Travelers the Chance to Follow in Indy’s Footsteps

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) July 3, 2008

In coordination with the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Friends of World Heritage–a grassroots initiative dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the protection of UNESCO World Heritage sites–is calling on individuals to test their World Heritage and Indiana Jones knowledge through its interactive and educational Adventure Quiz. After taking the quiz, the adventurers will be entered to win a trip for two on an exclusive Indiana Jones Travel Experience by Expedia. The contest closes July 18, 2008.

“For nearly three decades, we have been virtually transported with Indiana Jones from our living rooms to many iconic World Heritage sites around the world, Petra, the Taj Mahal and the City of Venice, are just a few,” said Katherine Miller, executive director of communications and public affairs, United Nations Foundation. “Through this online campaign and travel contest, we hope to educate and inspire travelers towards preserving and protecting these treasured site for future generations to experience and enjoy.”

In addition to launching the quiz, we also worked with Frank Marshall, of the Indiana Jones films to create a public service announcement about the importance of preserving World Heritage. In his message, Frank Marshall shares the following thoughts on the connection between his films and World Heritage: “Just as Indy chased (relics) because he believed in the importance of their preservation, I believe in the preservation of the amazing places where Indy chased those artifacts World Heritage sites belong to us all, and it is up to all of us to work together toward their preservation.”

To view the PSA, and for more information about the Quiz and contest, visit http://www.FriendsofWorldHeritage.org.

About Friends of World Heritage

Friends of World Heritage is a grassroots initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of protecting World Heritage, promoting sustainable development, offering ways to explore these sites through sustainable travel, and raising funds to support projects in communities that depend on World Heritage sites. Friends of World Heritage was created by the United Nations Foundation and its partners are: Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) and UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre. http://www.FriendsofWorldHeritage.org.

About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas, and capital to help the United Nations solve global problems. We build partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilize resources and advocate policy changes to support the UN’s work for individual and global progress. The UN Foundation’s work – focused on select global problems – is decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, creating a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations. For more information, visit http://www.UNFoundation.org.


John Walsh Partners with CA, Inc. to Help Keep America Safe Online : Victim Advocate and Television Crime Fighter Teams with Global Software Company to Raise Awareness about the Danger of Cyber crime and Online Predators

ISLANDIA, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 24, 2008

“John Walsh is a great match for CA’s Internet security businessboth have a tenacious drive to protect consumers on- and off-line,” said George Kafkarkou, senior vice president and general manager, Internet Security Business Unit for CA. “Together we’ll raise awareness of protecting consumers of all ages against the increasingly sophisticated and organized world of cyber crime.”

“I am honored to team with CA’s Internet Security business, a group whose products and vision reflect a strong commitment to protecting consumers and stopping cyber criminals dead in their tracks,” said John Walsh. “CA’s campaign addresses the most crucial issue our society faces in a Web 2.0 world; protecting our loved ones from the cyber creeps. I look forward to working with CA to promote consumer awareness and keeping predators and fraudsters away from our children and families.”

CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2009 is currently available at http://shop.ca.com and from CA resellers, including major retail outlets, nationwide.

About John Walsh

John Walsh is internationally recognized as the host of TV’s “America’s Most Wanted;” the groundbreaking television program that has helped take down more than 1,040 dangerous fugitives during the past 21 years. John Walsh has dedicated his life to fighting for justiceincluding his proudest achievementprotecting the nation’s children. John and his wife, Rev

Warrior Custom Golf Teams up with The Arcadia Firefighters in Support of the 12th Annual Diamond Bar Chapter of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

Irvine, CA (Vocus) August 28, 2009

Warrior Custom Golf is proud to support this years 12th Annual Diamond Bar Chapter of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation Charity Golf tournament at the Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas, California. The event is held in memory of Alisa Ann Ruch who was fatally injured at age eight in a backyard barbecue accident and to raise funds for the AARBF which was established after her death to prevent burn injuries and provide services to burn survivors.

AARBF supports the fire service and medical community to prevent burns and strives to address the needs of burn survivors throughout all the stages of recovery. AARBF’s staff and volunteers work closely with the community to host prevention programs, raise funds and provide services to burn survivors.

There will be several Arcadia Firefighters and local businesses in attendance, to support the continuing efforts of the AARBF, who provide a supportive atmosphere for children who have suffered burn injuries by sending them to their annual Champ Camp. Champ Camp is a week-long summer camp that gives a child the opportunity to meet others who have gone through a similar experience and to realize they are not alone with their injuries. It spotlights a person’s ”inner beauty” and teaches them not to focus on the burn scars that they have to continually live with.

100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to Champ Camp which is available to all young burn survivors in California ages 5-16 with a special Counselor-in-Training program for survivors ages 17-20.

Here’s how the AARBF impacted one childs life:

Going back to school after a burn injury can be scary. Alyssa Mercado a 6 year old child burn survivor experienced the fear first hand. According to Alyssa’s mother, Fermina Mercado, when Alyssa returned to school the children in Alyssa’s class were not very nice to her. They stared, asked impolite questions, and others did not want to play with Alyssa during recess.

Alyssa was connected to AARBF through Shriner’s Hostpital and hoped for some kind of relief when she returned to school. AARBF went to Richard Riordan Elementary to complete a ”Back to School” presentation with Alyssa’s class.

After the presentation Alyssa’s entire school experience changed. Fermina Mercado, Alyssa’s mother stated ”Alyssa is very happy to go to school each morning, and wakes up extra early and excited.” Fermina further explained that the positive attitude comes from the new friends that Alyssa is making at school; thanks to the ”Back to School” presentation, put on by the Alisa Ruch Burn Foundation. ”The Back to School presentation works, because it helped Alyssa want to be at school. She is very happy,” says her mother.

About the Alisa Ruch Burn Foundation

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury. AARBF brings together health care providers, firefighters, emergency workers, burn survivors and others to enhance the quality of life for burn survivors and to make burn injuries a thing of the past.

For more information visit http://www.aarbf.org

About the Arcadia Fire Department

The Mission of the Arcadia Fire Department is to deliver the services necessary to minimize the loss of life and property threatened by the hazards of fire, medical and rescue emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, and disaster situations in our community.

We will accomplish our Mission through a proactive approach to fire protection and rescue services, ongoing training and community education programs, procurement of quality equipment, and a dedicated and professional staff.

For more information visit http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us

About Warrior Custom Golf

Warrior Custom Golf, Inc. was established for the singular purpose of developing, manufacturing and marketing custom golf clubs for golfers worldwide. They are dedicated to the continual development of affordable state-of-the-art custom golf products and in building customer loyalty through exceptional customer service and support.

Warrior has brought together an impressive group of highly regarded product development and golf manufacturing professionals, many of whom have 20 or more years experience including seasoned master club builders. Warrior produces many more club sets in a given week than some of the most ”famous brands” with one distinct difference – every one of their clubs is custom built to the exact specifications of each customer.

As a result, Warrior has surpassed $ 150 million sales with over 400,000 satisfied customers and is one of the fastest growing golf companies in the nation. Warrior’s corporate headquarters is located in Irvine, California where its 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility employs over 200 individuals year-round.

For more information on Warrior Custom Golf, 15 Mason, Irvine, CA 92618, contact Toby Eklund at 1(800) 574-9790 or visit their website http://www.warriorcustomgolf.com


Real Salt Lake Teams Up with Nothing But Nets to Fight Malaria

Washington, DC (Vocus) June 4, 2010

Major League Soccers (MLS) Real Salt Lake and the United Nations Foundations Nothing But Nets campaign are teaming up to raise awareness about malaria. As the winner of last years MLS Cup, the club will meet with President Obama on Friday, June 4. The club will host a workshop to engage D.C.-area children in the global fight against malariaa preventable and treatable disease that continues to kill nearly 1 million people each year.

Winning the MLS Cup was an incredible victory; we look forward to saying the same about malaria in 5 years, said Real Salt Lake defender Robbie Russell. To know that a child dies every 30 seconds from a preventable disease is hard to understand, but its easy to help. Were excited to be part of building the movement to end malaria.

MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccers community outreach initiative, has been connecting its teams, players, and fans to send nets and save lives through Nothing But Nets since 2007. Since 2006, hundreds of thousands of supporters have helped Nothing But Nets raise more than $ 30 million to send more than 3 million life-saving bed nets to Africa.

As part of a country-wide bus tour to spread the buzz about saving lives by ending malaria, the Nothing But Nets Buzz Tour is working with MLS teams across the country to host in-stadium events to raise awareness about malaria in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup, which will be played in Africa for the first timewhere 90 percent of malaria deaths occur.

Long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets are one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of preventing the spread of the disease. The nets create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of malaria transmissions occur. One bed net can protect a family of four, and lasts three to five years. A net costs just $ 10 to purchase, deliver, and educate the recipient on its proper use.

About Nothing But Nets

Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Associations NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $ 10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About MLS W.O.R.K.S.

MLS W.O.R.K.S. is Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people and serves as a platform for League and club philanthropic programs. MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport. For more information visit the website at http://www.MLSsoccer.com/works

Media Contact:

Negin Janati, United Nations Foundation, (202) 378-7858; njanati (at) unfoundation (dot) org

Sean Dennison, Major League Soccer, (917) 658-4159; sean.dennison (at) mlsnet (dot) com


Butterfly Effects Teams with Camp Lejeune Wife to Eliminate Artificial Barrier to Critical Autism Services for North Carolina’s Military Families

Pompano, FL (PRWEB) February 23, 2012

This spring, the North Carolina General Assembly will consider HB487, a bill that expands the definition of who can provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with autism. Presently, only licensed psychologists are permitted. The problem, which appears to be one of language, might seem like a trivial one, were it not so critical to the lives of the 10,000 children diagnosed with autism in North Carolina, and had the legislation not already been delayed a year, a dangerous waste of time considering how critical is is to provide early intervention to children with autism..

This problem is dangerously acute among military families as their TRICARE insurance requires that ABA is delivered by clinicians certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). As there are no more than 20 licensed NC psychologists certified by the BACB, an artificial barrier to services is keeping the children of military personnel stationed in North Carolina from receiving the only kind of therapy that will allow them to realize lives of achievement and inclusion.

The BACB standard is becoming the accepted norm across the nation, (10,000 certifications have been issued worldwide), which means that military families raising children with autism in other states know that their children can lose access to essential services they are presently receiving if the family is transferred to North Carolina.

Donna Anders is the wife of a United States Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Together with her husband, who is presently deployed, she is raising three sons, one of whom has autism. Autism can present itself in many ways. With Donnas son, there are challenges with self-injury, elopement, non-communication, and PICA, an eating disorder typified by the compulsive eating of non-food items. Sometimes those challenges can be as frightening as they are overwhelming.

During one military move, Donna was unpacking boxes when she looked up and noticed her son was gone. She and her neighbors frantically searched for the boy and contacted military police, who after an hour found him naked in a river that was posted as a ‘Protected American Alligator Area’.

Raising a child with autism requires various kinds of help no matter what the situation. For Marine families who must move from base to base and deal with constant deployments, that need can be especially acute. Finding a child who runs off is important, but just as important is the kind of help that allows a child with autism the opportunity to enjoy a life of realized potential and inclusion. Mrs. Anders is involved with an effort to make sure that Marine families in North Carolina continue to get that kind of help, but she is going to require an assist from North Carolina voters.

Fortunately for the Anders, their son is eligible to receive support from Butterfly Effects, a national provider serving individuals with autism and other chronic challenges. Over the course of the last few years, the intensive behavioral intervention provided by Butterfly Effects has helped their child successfully adapt to the severe difficulties that once required him to be watched 24/7. Today, he is realizing options for inclusion and enrichment that did not seem remotely possible just a few years ago. (Read about this support at http://butterflyeffects.com/services/for-children-with-autism)

That help has also allowed Donna Anders the breathing space she needs to play her good fortune forward. She is standing up to ask that military families stationed at Camp Lejeune, as well as other bases in North Carolina, be allowed access to the same services that her son receives. To this end, she is rallying support for passage of HB487 by the North Carolina General Assembly.

Passage of this important bill will not cost the voters of North Carolina a single dime, yet it has been passed over, delayed, and tabled now for over a year. If enacted, this bill will simply allow military families more ready access to therapeutic support based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

As a therapeutic approach for children with autism, ABA stands alone. It is the only type of treatment that is regarded objectively substantiated as effective by the Association for Science in Autism Treatment. This opinion is shared by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the FDA.

The U.S. Department of Defense concurs and now funds ABA interventions for children with autism through its TRICARE military insurance. TRICARE requires that these services be delivered by individuals certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, recognized by most states as the official standard-bearer for ABA. To be an approved provider of ABA-based support requires stringent training and testing. A BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) must also hold a relevant masters degree. BCaBAs (assistant analysts) who work with clients under the supervision of BCBAs are required to hold a bachelors degree.

However, current North Carolina regulation requires that licensed psychologists must be the ones who deliver all ABA-based services. And theres the rub.

In recent years, the state law, which supersedes TRICARE regulations, has made it difficult to find qualified psychologists to serve children in the state. According to Charlotte Fudge, Butterfly Effects CEO, The North Carolina rule disqualifies highly competent and certified ABA specialists who are permitted to practice in other states. This leads to delays and delays are never good, as the younger a child receives services, the more positive the outcome. (Learn about ABA at http://butterflyeffects.com/company/aba-supports)

Thanks to the diligence of Butterfly Effects, the waiting list for services, which once stretched 25 families long at Camp Lejeune, has been erased for now, but that offers little assurance to those families whose lives are dependent on ABA services.

ABA therapy has given our son the skills he needs to function and communicate, says Mrs. Anders. Knowing that I had a therapist working with my son and seeing that he was making progress enabled our family to make it through my husbands deployments, says Mrs. Anders. ABA saved my child and the well being of my family. Now she wants to make certain that other families are saved.

On February 27th at 1:00 PM, Donna Anders will speak at the City Hall Military Affairs Meeting in Jacksonville NC on behalf of the legislation. Come May, she joins State Representative Phil Shepard in pushing for the bill before the General Assembly.

Mrs. Anders wants all North Carolina patriots to stand up with her.

She is hoping for good turnouts of support at these meetings and is asking that North Carolina voters contact their legislators by phone or email as a way to support the bill and thank our military families.

To locate addresses and phone numbers for North Carolina legislators, visit http://www.ncleg.net/GIS/representation/Representation.html

Be sure to identify HB487 by number in any written or spoken messages.

ALSO of NOTE for all families raising children with autism: At last count, 29 states now require carriers to provide insurance for autism treatment. North Carolina is not yet one, but it is considering its own insurance reform bill, HB115. Linked with HB478, that bill has met with similar delays and is also scheduled for consideration this spring.

Find out more about TRICARE Autism services for Military families at http://butterflyeffects.com/services/autism-services-for-military-families.

Donna Anders can be reached at donnaanders44(at)gmail(dot)com.


CPS Insurance Services Teams Up With Continuum Worldwide And USADATA To Provide A Powerful Lead Generation To Fulfillment Program

Irvine, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 15, 2011

CPS Insurance Services (CPS) has teamed up with Continuum Worldwide and USADATA to provide a complete lead generation marketing and mail fulfillment program for CPS registered producers.

Developed by Continuum Worldwide and USADATA, this program allows users to build a customized list of qualified leads that can be filtered and sorted by a number of common demographics. Producers are then able to personalize compliance approved marketing mailers that will be mailed to their selected list.

Continuum Worldwide, a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, will quickly and accurately handle all production and mail fulfillment from their corporate facilities in Omaha, Nebraska and has locked in the lowest rates available from the U.S. Postal Service. In addition, all responses to the campaign are reported back to the producer within the same business day that they were received to help you determine your return on investment.

The simplicity and comprehensiveness of this program is unmatched in the Insurance Industry, said Andy Holden, President and COO of CPS Insurance Services. Producers will be able to effortlessly broadcast their personalized message to a targeted group and monitor the progress of their campaign online, saving time and money, allowing them to focus on growing their business.

About USA Data:

USADATA is the leading provider of Sales Leads On Demand through On-demand Web-based solutions for customer acquisition and customer relationship management. They have securely delivered over 1 billion targeted, privacy-assured sales leads that have helped over 100,000 businesses nationwide, across all industries, grow their business.

About Continuum Worldwide:

Continuum Worldwide Corporation (CWC), a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, is a business assurance

company focused on providing innovative solutions in highly-regulated environments and every-day business. CWC specializes in three distinct solution lines:

Generations Federal Credit Union Teams Up With KENS 5 To Raise School Supplies For Area Children

(PRWEB) August 08, 2012

Generations Federal Credit Union has partnered with KENS 5 and Jon Wayne Heating and Air Conditioning as part of the Bills Elves School Supply Drive. The annual event encourages the San Antonio community to donate school supplies for more than 6,000 local children who are under the care of Child Protective Services. KENS 5 Weatherman Bill Taylor serves as the host of this annual event.

The community can donate in a variety of ways, including:

1) Drop School Supplies off at the KENS 5 studios from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. anytime during the week of August 6 through August 10

2) Donate online at http://www.mygenfcu.org/billselves

3) Bring school supplies into any Generations Federal Credit Union branch

4) Contact Jon Wayne to pick up supplies

As we gear up for back to school, there are many worthy school supply drives going on around San Antonio, said Ashley Harris, associate vice president of corporate communications for Generations Federal Credit union. But I think its important to remember that these children are under the care of Child Protective Services, so they have seen a downside of life that no child should have to see. We really wanted to step up to the plate and make a difference in their lives.

The school supplies will be delivered to the CPS offices during the week of August 13.

Generations Federal Credit Union was founded in 1940 and has a rich history of serving all who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school in Bexar County with its people helping people approach. The credit union has been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for innovative, award-winning services that reach out to everyone in our great community as they work toward their financial goals.

Mortgage Field Services Provider U.S. Best Repair Service Teams Up with 9-1-1 for Kids Charity and NFL Legend Tim Brown at Five Star Conference in Dallas

(PRWEB) September 07, 2013

Over 250 million calls are made to 9-1-1 annually and nearly half of those calls are caused by misuse and abuseprank calls, people asking for information, duplicate calls, people asking for driving directions, and even calls for help finding a lost pet or hurt animal.

In addition to being a waste of costly resources, 9-1-1 misuse and abuse is a major safety issue as emergency lines are limited, which means crime prevention and life-saving solutions are delayed when 9-1-1 operators and first responders are busy dealing with non-emergencies. Thats why the charity 9-1-1 for Kids was created.

9-1-1 for Kids helps educate children about proper 9-1-1 usage. Former Los Angeles/Oakland Raider and future NFL Hall of Fame inductee Tim Brown is the charitys international chairman. Supermodel turned business mogul Kathy Ireland is the Worldwide Ambassador. They have been helping raise awareness through special charity events and fundraising that goes toward educational materials. For example, the charity created a video program for schools that teaches children how calling from a landline is preferred because the location of the call is automatically transmitted to 9-1-1 call centers. Accurate address information is central to coordinating emergency services quickly.

Mobile phones do not transmit location as reliably or efficiently as landlines. In the 1970s, a system was developed–known as Automatic Location Identification (ALI)–to connect landlines to a database program that would transmit addresses to 9-1-1 call centers. Mobile phones often times transmit inaccurate location or no location at all. That is why it is important to use a landline if possible.

This type of education is valuable for children and adults to know. 9-1-1 for Kids executive director Elise Kim says teaching children is the most effective way to inform families about proper 9-1-1 usage because children talk about what they learn to their parents, and they influence adults to behave safely. This protects neighborhoods, argues Kim, because proper 9-1-1 usage allows emergency resources to be directed to real emergencies, making communities safer.

Enter U.S. Best Repair Service, a leading provider of default mortgage field services and general contractor. In the mortgage industry, they specialize in repairing and protecting abandoned bank-owned homes, which attract crime and neighborhood blight if left unkempt. Their services include painting over graffiti, boarding broken windows, maintaining overgrown lawns, and securing hazards like empty pools which are unsafe for curious neighborhood children.

As an advocate for neighborhood safety and a specialist in removing community blight, CEO Mark Zaverl felt 9-1-1 for Kids was a charity that fit well with U.S. Best. Its a cause that affects literally everybody, says Zaverl, or as 9-1-1 for Kids co-founder Elise Kim likes to say, Everybody should care about 9-1-1 education because even if you dont like kids, one day a child could save your life by dialing 9-1-1 for you.

The three seemingly unconnected pioneers–Elise Kim, co-founder and director of 9-1-1 for Kids; Tim Brown, Raider football legend and future NFL Hall of Fame inductee; and Mark Zaverl, founder and CEO of a small handyman service turned national general contractorwill be attending Five Star Conference in Dallas, TX on September 8-10 at the Hilton Anatole for the mortgage servicing industrys largest gathering of its kind to raise awareness for 9-1-1 for Kids and abandoned bank-owned home protection.

Tim Brown will be available on Monday, September 9th, from 12pm to 2pm at booth #112. Media coverage is welcome. Advanced credentialing is necessary for this event. Please contact Mike Gleason for media inquiries:

Mike Gleason


714-599-7831 office

949-236-7421 mobile


OneCommand Teams Up with Project Connect to Provide Homeless Students in the Cincinnati Area with School Supplies

Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) September 04, 2013

OneCommand, (http://www.onecommand.com) the leading Customer Marketing and Loyalty Automation Platform for auto dealers, schools, municipalities, churches, charities, and sports organizations, has partnered with Project Connect, an organization that provides advocacy paired with specialized educational services and lifestyle enrichment opportunities for children who have neither a voice, nor a choice, in being homeless, to ensure they get the most out of the 2013-2014 school year.

Together, the team at OneCommand and Project Connect will help homeless children in the Cincinnati area by providing notebooks, pens, paper, and everything else needed to get a great start, and finish, to the upcoming school year. The employees at OneCommand collected school supplies and donations in their Cincinnati corporate office throughout the month of August in support of this initiative.

It is really great to see the entire OneCommand team working together and pitching in to support such an important initiative, states Jeff Hart, President and CEO at OneCommand. Education is a building block for our youth and without the proper tools and supplies, these students are not afforded the same opportunities as their peers.

Project Connect, Cincinnati Public Schools Homeless Program, founded in 1996, supports the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Project Connect works to ensure academic success and school stability to school age children experiencing homelessness, one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population in America. Homelessness has a devastating impact on a childs physical safety and health, mental well-being, and academic progress. Project Connects goal is to keep this most vulnerable population connected to their education by providing school supplies, uniforms, enrollment assistance, transportation, advocacy, tutoring, psychological assessment and support, summer programs, and enrichment activities. Each year Project Connect provides hundreds of homeless students with essential supplies for the school year.

The children who benefit from annual school supply drives are so appreciative of each donation, large or small, according to Rhonda Lewis, School Community Coordinator at Project Connect. The community demonstrates, through giving, that they care about the well-being of children experiencing homelessness, and ensures education is a top priority. Giving just a little can go such a long way in affording these children with the same opportunities as everyone else and for this we are thankful.

About OneCommand (http://www.onecommand.com)

OneCommand is the industry leader in deploying leading-edge communications technology proven to increase response rates, drive traffic, and lower marketing costs. OneCommand provides a Customer Marketing and Loyalty Automation Platform, which is designed to drive customer loyalty in the auto industry. For more than a decade, OneCommands proven platform of voice, email, text, direct mail, and social communications has been delivering results that are targeted, turnkey, and trigger-based. Every day OneCommand delivers more than one million personalized messages on behalf of its 4,000 clients throughout North America. Every auto dealership is looking for an advantage. OneCommand is the successful dealers secret weapon for delivering consistent results in their Sales and Service Departments.

About Project Connect (http://www.cps-k12.org/academics/programs/project-connect)

Project Connect, part of Cincinnati City Schools, is the only program in Greater Cincinnati exclusively serving children experiencing homelessness. Founded in 1996, Project Connect provides advocacy paired with specialized educational services and lifestyle enrichment opportunities for children who have neither a voice, nor a choice in being homeless.