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  • One Reading fan will end the season in style with Jim Murphy's Jag

     
    Jim Murphy would rather not waste a lot of time getting home rather than drive the 2,800 miles from Reading to Kirkland, Wash., once the Eastern League season ends. So the Fightin Phils first baseman has decided to donate his car to the team as the...
  • Be cautious when donating to typhoon charities, as scammers may try to capitalize

     
    Like with any natural disaster, calls are being made to help those left homeless or hurt by the devastating typhoon in the Phillipines. And like with any natural disaster, there also are calls to donate cautiously, with the expectation that......
  • Annual #Flyers Wives Carnival set for Jan. 26, 2014

     
    Philadelphia Flyers players, coaching staff and alumni will raise funds for numerous non-profit organizations supported by Comcast-Spectacor Charities during the 37th annual Flyers Wives Carnival at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, January 26. Tickets...
  • Baby boomers increase the need for geriatric social workers

    Baby boomers increase the need for geriatric social workers
    Since their birth in record numbers in the years following World War II, baby boomers have impacted all facets of society from housing to education. As this generation approaches its sunset years, it will continue to have great impact, in particular in...
  • Support groups can help elders through rough times

    Support groups can help elders through rough times
    Older people who face a challenging personal situation can find emotional comfort and practical advice at local support groups. Paul Slosar attends a support group for those caring for a relative with memory loss. The support group meets at Smith...
  • From Tee To Green, A Worthwhile Cause

    Every year since 1952 golf fans have gone to Wethersfield Country Club or TPC River Highlands in Cromwell to watch PGA Tour players and cheer for Arnie, Jack, Lee, Phil and Bubba. Supporters of the tournament, which is now the Travelers Championship, have...
  • Jewish federations may face budget shortfall

     
    A story for the Jewish Daily Forward by Josh Nathan-Kazis talks about how reduced federal spending as part of the debt ceiling deal may affect Jewish federations trying to provide nursing home, education and social services: The budget deal in...
  • UCF students help needy kids through class project

     
    Several UCF students studying to become social workers handed out backpacks filled with school supplies to needy families today. The students had raised money for children's school supplies as part of a class project. They distributed several dozen...
  • Child welfare groups join case against Illinois Catholic Charities

     
    More news from the ever-evolving case of Catholic Charities versus the state of Illinois over the newly passed civil unions law. Lambda Legal, the national legal organization committed to the civil rights of LGBT people, has filed a friend-of-the-court...
  • Judge: Illinois can drop Catholic Charities over discrimination

     
    A judge in Sangamon County, Illinois has ruled that the state does not have to renew its foster and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities. Illinois ended the over $30 million dollars in annual contracts last month after Catholic Charities said it...
  • Don't be blown off course with Hurricane Irene charitable donations

     
    I imagine we'll be flooded soon with requests for charitable donations to help those devastated by Hurricane Irene. Some requests will be legit. Some may not be. It's critical that you do your homework before you donate. Here's a good......