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  • 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,...
  • Family literacy is enhanced by new Lehigh Valley program

    Family literacy is enhanced by new Lehigh Valley program
    The young mother arrived at The Literacy Center with two young children and their grandmother. The mother was registering for English as a Second Language classes while the grandmother — who spoke no English — watched the kids, but she wasn'...
  • Tolerance in the new year [Commentary]

    Tolerance in the new year [Commentary]
    Jews around the globe will gather in synagogues Wednesday to mark the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. There is a change in the air as fall approaches; schools are back in session, temperatures begin to drop and there is a general atmosphere...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Program helps out homeless veterans

    For David Bixby, a Navy veteran who was homeless, moving into his own apartment was crucial. Bixby, who requires daily medical treatment, needed regular access to electricity, which he wasn't able to get in shelters. "I was homeless, broke and...
  • 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....
  • Volunteers sought for reading program

    If you love to teach kids how to read, the United Way of Broward County has a job for you. "ReadingPals" volunteers who pass background checks are asked to donate an hour each week for 25 weeks beginning in September. The students are either in pre-...
  • 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.,...