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Bernardsville Volkswagen Announces Winner of 2009 Routan Lease


Bernardsville, NJ (PRWEB) October 24, 2008

To celebrate the arrival of the all new 2009 Volkswagen Routan, Bernardsville Volkswagen gave away a two year lease. During the months of September and October, there were more than 700 entrants vying for the prize. “On October 16th 2008, at their new facility in Bernardsville, New Jersey, owner Tony Altomare drew the grand prize winner of the contest, Christopher Wohleb of Berkley Heights, New Jersey.” He entered online at Bernardsvillevw.com by filling out the contest entry form. The witness to the event was France Delle Donne, Director of Development for the Morristown Partnership from Morristown, NJ. There were ten other winners in the event who received a free car detail, free oil change, or free bluetooth for their vehicle. Other winners include: Thomas Taveroni, Joan Bobinski, Melissa Defreest, Anthony Petrucci, Alex Lombard, Christopher Braun, and George Chalsen each of whom won a bluetooth for their car. Lorraine Del Monte won an oil change. Carolyn Cuda and Annita Chiariello each won a complimentary detail.

The 2009 Volkswagen Routan is one of the newest members in its expanding family and adds to the other new models this year that include the Volkswagen CC, Jetta Sportwagen, Jetta TDI and Tiguan.

The Routan is the only seven passenger vehicle in Volkswagen’s lineup. “The sleek European design and dynamic sporty European engineering is the perfect choice for drivers who need a van but still enjoy driving.” The German inspired performance will satisfy the inner child, while the all-wheel ABS brakes and traction control will help protect all vehicle occupants.

About Bernardsville Volkswagen

Volkswagens have been sold at this location since 1952; that makes it one of the most recognized Volkswagen dealerships in the state of New Jersey. Under new ownership, since June of 1994, Bernardsville Volkwagen has become the largest Volkswagen dealer in New Jersey. August of 2006 marked another milestone; an expansion and a total makeover took place. With the owner’s personal input on the design, the showroom has achieved that warm feeling and elegance not found in any other Volkswagen store. The state-of-the-art facilities have become a benchmark in comfort and convenience.

Bernardsville Volkswagen is centrally located on the border of Somerset County and Morris County, just 10 minutes south of Morristown, NJ. The three incentives that Bernardsville Volkswagen offers exclusively are Free Tires for Life, Free Loaner Cars with every service and Free maintenance on all 2009 models. Bernardsville Volkswagen’s Service department consistently maintains their # 1 ranking in customer satisfaction throughout the entire state of New Jersey. Once you step into their state-of-the-art facility you will feel confident you’ve chosen the right dealer.

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


Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) July 16, 2009

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

About The Allstate Foundation

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

About the Economics Against Abuse Program

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

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The Million Moms Challenge Announces Winner of Imagine Me & You Photo Contest


Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 02, 2012

Today, the Million Moms Challenge, in collaboration with ABC News, the United Nations Foundation, Disney Baby and Anne Geddes, announced the winner of Imagine Me & You a photo contest to connect and celebrate mothers around the world.

The winner is Allison Dearstyne, from Dunkirk, Maryland. Dearstyne, a ninth grade history teacher, her husband, Richard and their 2-month-old baby girl Clara Noel have won the opportunity to travel to Sydney, Australia for an exclusive photo shoot with world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes.

Im moved by how many mothers have come together through this contest, said Geddes. The Million Moms Challenge created this contest to celebrate the dream of mothers everywhere for healthy, happy babies who will grow to reach their full potential. Im looking forward to meeting the Dearstyne family and continuing to be part of this strong community of mothers helping mothers.

Geddes chose the winner, one of 12 finalists from hundreds of entries from expectant moms around the U.S. who submitted photos of their baby bump along with an original, creative message written on their bellies capturing their wishes and dreams for life with their little one. Dearstynes entry read May You Stay Forever Young, a lyric from a Bob Dylan song she loved as a child.

I love Anne Geddes work and I especially love this cause, said Dearstyne. It was exciting to see my friends vote knowing that each like on the Million Moms Challenge facebook page raised money for moms in need. Im honored to be part of such an awesome project – what a perfect place for our first family vacation!

Realizing that a healthier tomorrow for our world starts with healthy moms and babies today, the Million Moms Challenge engages millions of Americans with millions of moms in developing countries around issues that affect pregnancy, childbirth and childrens health.

The three contest finalists won a years worth of Huggies brand diapers, and each of the 12 semi-finalists received a gift basket from Disney Baby, a new brand from Disney Consumer Products, which provides parents with the essentials they need to bond with baby at every stage, valued at $ 500. Disney Baby has also pledged support the Million Moms Challenge by donating $ 50,000 to several of the largest NGOs helping moms and babies throughout the world.

To get involved in the conversation about healthy moms and babies around the world, follow @AMillionMoms on Twitter and use the hash-tag #AMillionMoms.

About the Million Moms Challenge

The Million Moms Challenge is a joint effort of ABC News and the UN Foundation, in conjunction with corporate partners Johnson & Johnson and BabyCenter. The Million Moms Challenge partners include some of the worlds most respected NGOs, including African Medical and Research Foundation, CARE, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, GAVI Alliance, mothers2mothers, ONE, Partners in Health, Riders for Health, Save the Children, the UN Foundations Shot@Life campaign, US Fund for UNICEF, White Ribbon Alliance, and WorldVision, the UN Refugee Agency, Americans for UNFPA , Helen Keller International, International Medical Corps, Mercy Corps, and Every Mother Counts.

To sign up for the Million Moms Challenge go to http://www.millionmomschallenge.com. The Million Moms Challenge is part of the year-long global health series Be the Change: Save a Life, which is sponsored in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

About ABC News

ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Networks news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio and the Internet. Its flagship program is World News with Diane Sawyer with other programs including Good Morning America, Nightline, Primetime, 20/20, and the Sunday morning political affairs program This Week with Christiane Amanpour. With an average television and radio audience of 180 million people in a given month, ABC News surpasses the competition. More than 2,400 affiliate stations broadcast ABC News Radios global news coverage. In addition, ABC News NOW is a 24-hour news and information network currently available to 44 million users across cable, broadband, and mobile platforms. NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, provides live and packaged news, sports, and weather reports, as well as footage of news events, to 200 ABC affiliates and more than 30 domestic and international clients. Visit http://www.abcnews.com.

About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public/private partnerships to address the worlds most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through campaigns and partnerships, the organization connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

About Anne Geddes

One of the worlds most respected photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity, vulnerability, and preciousness of children, embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured, and loved.

Throughout her career Anne Geddes has continued to give back. In 1992 Anne, with her husband Kel, started The Geddes Philanthropic Trust to raise funds and awareness worldwide for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. In 2011, Anne was proud to announce her partnership with the United Nations Every Woman, Every Child initiative, which she hopes will continue to help make the health and welfare of pregnant women, and newborn children, a global priority. Annes work has been published in 83 countries and her books have sold more than 18 million copies worldwide. Visit http://www.AnneGeddes.com.

About Disney Baby

DisneyBaby provides parents with the essentials they need for Creating Magical Moments Right From The Start. Through parent-inspired designs, developed by our own team of Disney Momgineers, Disney Baby offers todays parents everything they need to bond with baby at every stage. The Disney Baby line includes essentials for Apparel, Nursery, On the Go, Bathtime, Feeding, Discovery and Celebration. The Disney Baby collections debut item is the patent-pending Disney Cuddly Bodysuit, made with Disney Huggable Soft 100% Cotton and featuring Snaps That Grow With Your Baby for longer wear. For more information, please visit http://www.disneybaby.com or join us at http://www.YouTube.com/DisneyBaby like us at http://www.Facebook.com/DisneyBaby and follow us at http://www.Twitter.com/DisneyBaby. You can find the Disney Cuddly Bodysuit available for purchase on http://www.Amazon.com/disneybaby.

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CHP is a financial winner says ENER-G


(PRWEB UK) 29 June 2012

ENER-G Combined Power Ltd, a specialist cogeneration company says that the majority of the UKs smaller CHP customers will continue to be exempt from Climate Change Levy and will also be exempt from the new Carbon Price Support (CPS) levy, to be introduced on 1 April 2013.

Good quality natural gas fired CHP systems with a capacity below 2MW will be exempt from Carbon Price Support. In addition, those organisations which consume the energy they generate on-site, rather than selling it to the National Grid, will continue to be exempt from Climate Change Levy – providing double indemnity from green taxation. Details can be found on the HMRC website.

Alan Barlow, Managing Director of ENER-G Combined Power, explained: “Most factories, leisure centres, care homes, retailers, hospitals and other organisations generating and consuming their own low carbon energy supply through CHP will be exempt from both taxes.

” According to our financial modelling, the new Carbon Price Support levy, set at