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Four Times More Children Associated with Armed Groups, Two Years After the Outbreak of the Crisis
12/19/2014 11:16:06 AM
Just two years after the outbreak of bloody civil war in the Central African Republic (CAR) in December 2012, the number of girls and boys under the age of 18 recruited by armed groups has escalated to four times its previous level. An estimated 6,000 to 10,000 children are currently members of armed groups, compared to around 2,500 at the beginning of the crisis. Some were …
Conflict in Ukraine leaves almost 150 schools closed: UNICEF
Conflict in Ukraine leaves almost 150 schools closed: UNICEF
12/19/2014 11:01:24 AM
Conflict in Ukraine has left 147 schools closed in parts of Donetsk Oblast where fighting is ongoing, and disrupted the education of some 50,000 children since September 1. Some of the schools are in ruins and others remain closed because of safety concerns. In government-controlled areas 187 educational institutions have been damaged or destroyed.   “It is essential that …
Launch of the 2015 Strategic Response Plan for Syria and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan - 2015-16
12/18/2014 11:20:25 AM
 “The Syria crisis represents the biggest threat to children of recent times. By the end of 2015, the lives of over 8.6 million children across the region will have been torn apart by violence and forced displacement. That compares to a figure of 7 million just one month ago. “Since the outset, and in spite of the enormous security and other challenges posed by a conflict of …
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union’s 70th Anniversary Community Challenge surpasses goal early
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union’s 70th Anniversary Community Challenge surpasses goal early
12/17/2014 12:23:19 PM
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union ’s 70th Anniversary Community Challenge has surpassed its loan interest savings goal of $700,000. With one month remaining in the Community Challenge, community members have already saved more than $1 million in loan interest.   The Community Challenge kicked off in June when CommonWealth One set a goal to save community members a …
UPS Donates $10,000 to Woodland Elementary for Sustainable Food Gardens
12/17/2014 9:48:43 AM
UPS® (NYSE: UPS) will donate $10,000 to Woodland Elementary this month, enabling the Sandy Springs, Ga., school to build a sustainable food garden. In addition to providing the startup funds, UPS committed volunteer support on an ongoing basis to help ensure the longevity of the garden. The project will be named the UPS Gardens at Woodland Elementary. The volunteer hours will …
CARE distributed food to villages hardest-hit by typhoon Hagupit; looking into longer-term needs of communities
12/16/2014 12:07:22 PM
A few days after typhoon Hagupit hit the Philippines, international aid agency CARE distributed food packs almost 2,000 families in badly-hit villages in Eastern Samar, in coordination with local partners. In the coming days, a total of 3,500 families will have received emergency food rations. CARE distributed rice and a variety of canned goods consisting of corned beef, …
Sesame Workshop and World Vision Partner to Tackle Critical Global Health Priority
Sesame Workshop and World Vision Partner to Tackle Critical Global Health Priority
12/16/2014 12:03:13 PM
More than 1,600 children die each day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene practices. Sesame Workshop , the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street , will partner with international humanitarian organization World Vision to protect children around the globe from illness caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. Raya, one …
Fifth Third Surpasses $4M in Donations to SU2C; Commits to Further Collaboration in Multi-Year Deal
12/16/2014 11:59:40 AM
Fifth Third Bank announced today that the Company has exceeded $4 million in donations to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) through contributions from its SU2C credit and debit cards as well as its 2014 “Pay to the Order of” campaign. The Bank also announced an expanded relationship with SU2C in a multi-year deal.  Rusty Robertson, co-founder, Stand Up To Cancer said, “We are excited …
Save The Children Action Network Praises Increased Funding For Global Maternal And Child Health Programs
12/16/2014 11:50:55 AM
Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network , today praised the increased funding for global maternal and child survival programs included in fiscal year 2015 funding legislation. American leadership has helped decrease the rate of child and maternal mortality by nearly fifty percent worldwide since 1990, and this increased funding is necessary to continue the …
Panalpina flies UNICEF Ebola relief to Sierra Leone
Panalpina flies UNICEF Ebola relief to Sierra Leone
12/16/2014 11:42:16 AM
Transporting life-saving humanitarian aid, and overcoming the challenges that come with the task, is something Panalpina is all too familiar with. During last year’s festive period, in partnership with UNICEF, Panalpina donated a charter flight to help deliver 100 tons of essential supplies to the Central African Republic. In the early hours this morning, a similar …
EagleBank Foundation Sponsors Cash Donation Boxes for The Children’s Inn at NIH
12/16/2014 11:12:46 AM
Starting  this  holiday  season,  EagleBank  customers  can give  a  gift  of  hope to  seriously  ill  children  and  their  families  who  are staying  at  The  Children’s  Inn  at  NIH.    The  Inn  is  a  nonprofit  “place  like  home”for  children  participating  in  leading-­‐edge  studies  at  the  National  Institutes  of  Health  (NIH),  the  nation’s …
Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference Offers Excellent Opportunities to Earn Continuing Education Credits
Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference Offers Excellent Opportunities to Earn Continuing Education Credits
12/16/2014 9:56:22 AM
The 2015 Northeast IAQ and Energy Conference will provide attendees with one of the best opportunities to increase their knowledge and network with their peers in the coming year.  In addition, it will offer a wide range of opportunities to earn continuing education and certification maintenance credits from a diverse range of organizations and certifying bodies.   While the …
The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014
12/15/2014 1:13:05 PM
This past week, national newborn screening legislation unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives, and is now headed to President Barack Obama’s desk for signature. The bill implements new tracking measures and timetables aimed at eliminating critical delays in the newborn screening process, so that infants with deadly yet treatable genetic disorders can be diagnosed …
Verizon Champions Innovative STEM Programs in 5 Underserved New York City Schools
12/15/2014 12:14:17 PM
Five New York City schools have been awarded a total of $100,000 to improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through the Verizon Innovate Learning Grants program.  They are among 80 schools across the country selected to each receive a $20,000 grant as part of Verizon’s investment to stimulate student interest and achievement in STEM. The New …
Lumber from iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to be used in building Habitat for Humanity home in Philadelphia
Lumber from iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to be used in building Habitat for Humanity home in Philadelphia
12/15/2014 12:04:41 PM
Becoming a modern Christmas tradition, the Rockefeller Center ™ Christmas Tree will help make many brighter holidays for years to come for low-income families when lumber milled from the tree is donated to Habitat for Humanity for the eighth consecutive year. After the holidays, Tishman Speyer , the owner and building manager of Rockefeller Center, will mill and return …
Cheeriodicals Team with Wells Fargo to Spread Cheer to Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital
Cheeriodicals Team with Wells Fargo to Spread Cheer to Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital
12/15/2014 11:48:47 AM
Wells Fargo Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement Division and Cheeriodicals brought cheer in the form of 110 big green boxes to children fighting childhood cancer and other diseases at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Cheeriodicals are “big green boxes of cheer” made up of age-appropriate magazines, toys, puzzles, crafts and goodies for …
Supporting on-the-ground cocoa sustainability activities: Barry Callebaut’s Cocoa Horizons Truck reaches 10,000 km milestone – over 30,000 villagers visited
12/15/2014 9:28:00 AM
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announces that its Cocoa Horizons Truck passed the symbolic milestone of 10,000 km and reached 33,000 participants, less than a year after the start of its journey into remote cocoa growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire. Last week, the truck passed the 10,000 km mark between the …
Mars Addresses the United Nations on Food Safety and Security at International Nutrition Conference (ICN2)
12/15/2014 9:05:37 AM
19-21 November 2014 - Dave Crean, Mars, Incorporated’s Vice President of Corporate Research and Development attended the Second International Conference on Nutrition highlighting the scale of food safety issues across the globe, the role of food safety in providing global access to sufficient amounts of safe, nutritious food, and how industry leadership and collaboration …
OEHS Professionals Help Update CIH® Certification Exam
OEHS Professionals Help Update CIH® Certification Exam
12/15/2014 8:21:39 AM
An eleven-member panel of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals was instrumental in an evaluation of the scope of the industrial hygiene profession in preparation for the Spring 2015 Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) examination.   The eleven professionals were appointed in 2014 to the Job Analysis (JA) Panel by the American Board of Industrial …
National Council of Nonprofits Calls on Congress to Not Give Up on Supporting America’s Charities
12/12/2014 1:54:40 PM
The following statement is attributable to Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits "For as long as the lights are still on for the 113th Congress, Senators and Representatives have the duty to stand up for their communities. There is no better way to ensure that important charitable work in those communities gets done seamlessly into the next …