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  • Stand up for Broward's children

    Stand up for Broward's children
    On Nov. 4, Broward voters will be asked to make an important decision regarding the health, well being and success of the children of Broward; the reauthorization of the Children's Services Council of Broward County. The Children's Services Council...
  • Kickin' it Country: Community leaders to celebrate achievements during the Urban League of Broward County's 'Red Gala'

    The Urban League of Broward County (ULBC), a nonprofit human services organization, will recognize three community leaders at its "Red Gala" presented by Wells Fargo Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center....
  • Language classes important

         A guy I've corresponded with often over the years had the following reaction to my recent column about new funding to buy foreign language and dual language children's books for the Allentown Public Library so more non-English speakers can read to...
  • YMCA celebrates 170th birthday with new programs

    The YMCA celebrated its 170th birthday on June 6 and as part of the celebration announced new programs and new support from Suntrust Bank, Autism Speaks, Whole Foods, the United Way and a $35,000 grant from the Lost Tree Village, a charitable foundation....
  • Suicide can be prevented, with help: My Word

    The sudden passing of beloved entertainer Robin Williams is bringing to light the hidden battles faced by millions of Americans every day. Indeed, Williams was not alone in his struggles with depression and anxiety. According to the National Institute...
  • Charity-minded events for beer lovers

    Charity-minded events for beer lovers
    Beer lovers, rejoice. Oktoberfest is almost upon us, but while you're ticking off options on where to do your weekend drinking, consider a couple of big-hearted events that offer good beer and karma in equal supply: - On Friday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.,...
  • Easton Weed and Seed's future in jeopardy

    Easton Weed and Seed's future in jeopardy
    Financial pressures might force Easton to end a decade-old social services program it inherited when the state stopped footing the bill. But Mayor Sal Panto Jr. says if he can find the cash — a state grant, federal funding or some other source...
  • Greater Hartford Last In Survey Of Charitable Giving

    Greater Hartford Last In Survey Of Charitable Giving
    Greater Hartford is the least generous region among the 50 largest metro areas in terms of charitable giving, according to a report released Monday by The Chronicle Of Philanthropy. The report measures giving in households that claim itemized deductions,...
  • United Way supporters started their day at 'Breakfast of Champions'

    United Way of Palm Beach County welcomed 350 of its closest friends and dedicated supporters to its annual fundraising campaign kickoff event, "Breakfast of Champions," at the Kravis Center Sept. 10. The signature event was attended by local...
  • Deaths of 'most vulnerable' homeless bring call for change

    Deaths of 'most vulnerable' homeless bring call for change
    One man had a heart attack walking from his camp. A woman bled to death from cirrhosis. Two people died of cancer. And a 31-year-old man with schizophrenia was found drowned in a downtown Orlando lake — the result of an apparent suicide. In all,...
  • Orlando-area United Way aims to raise $18.8 million

    Orlando-area United Way aims to raise $18.8 million
    Amid signs of a rebounding economy, the Heart of Florida United Way has set an "optimistic" goal of raising $18.8 million from the community in the coming year, the charity announced Tuesday. "We see some bright spots in the overall financial picture,...