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  • Family Fund can make a difference: My Word

    Family Fund can make a difference: My Word
    In 1990, the Orlando Sentinel and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation joined forces to address the growing needs of those less fortunate in Central Florida and established the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. Twenty-five years...
  • Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says

    Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says
    A group of four cancer philanthropies bilked donors across the country out of $187 million, the Federal Trade Commission charged Tuesday in what the agency called one of the largest ever government actions against charity fraud. The four groups named in...
  • Northbrook Woman's Club marks 60 years of service

    Northbrook Woman's Club marks 60 years of service
    The Northbrook Woman's Club & Foundation celebrated 60 years of service at its annual spring luncheon at the Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette on May 1. Ninety women attended. "We are happy to celebrate on a beautiful day like today," said Elisa...
  • Around Broadneck: Broadneck students volunteer to aid causes near and far

    Around Broadneck: Broadneck students volunteer to aid causes near and far
    The devastating earthquakes on April 25 and May 12 in Nepal together killed over 8,613 people. Though the country is more than 7,600 miles from Anne Arundel County, some local groups are mobilizing to raise funds to aid the hundreds of thousands of...
  • Kepple's compassion, energy will be missed: My Word

    We understand death for the first time when death puts its hand on someone we love. — Ralph Waldo Emerson Death has certainly put its hand upon someone we love. Richard Kenneth Kepple was suddenly and tragically taken from us this past week, and...
  • Cancer charity scam a reminder to donate cautiously

    Americans are generous, donating a fortune annually to charitable causes. There always are people who will take advantage of that generosity, and the massive cancer charity scam alleged last week is a reminder to donate cautiously. Authorities said...
  • NASCAR looks to rev up specialty license plate sales with new design

    NASCAR looks to rev up specialty license plate sales with new design
    The new NASCAR specialty Florida license plate design is like comparing the video games "Pole Position" to "Need for Speed." The old plate which featured a single stock car and a lot of blue and red coloring was a little cartoonish. The new plate has...
  • Couple Makes North End House A Home Base To Fight Injustice And Serve The Poor

    Couple Makes North End House A Home Base To Fight Injustice And Serve The Poor
    Jackie Allen-Doucot grew up with eight siblings in Hartford's South End, and as a young woman, she thought she'd have a big family, too. She and her husband, Chris, had two sons after they married in their early 20s, and not long after that, they...
  • 'Nothing More Rewarding' Than Volunteering, Plainville Woman Says

    'Nothing More Rewarding' Than Volunteering, Plainville Woman Says
    If there were a contest for extreme volunteering, anyone in it would have a hard time competing against Laura LaCombe. Since 1999, LaCombe has assumed various roles as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement and the United Way of...
  • Alleged cancer-charities fraud likely targeted Florida elderly

    Alleged cancer-charities fraud likely targeted Florida elderly
    When George Makrauer heard this week that the government was suing a group of cancer charities for defrauding donors, the retired businessman did a mental happy dance. "I was thrilled," says Makrauer, a resident of The Villages who wrote a letter to the...
  • Elgin nonprofits get helping hand from Fox Trot

    Elgin nonprofits get helping hand from Fox Trot
    Area nonprofits are well represented in the list of 25 organizations benefiting from the Elgin Valley Fox Trot's Walk for a Cause. The 2-mile walk starts at the corner of Kimball and Douglas Avenues and continues through a downtown on a circular route,...