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House of Representatives to Vote on Legislation to Facilitate Clinical Research Studies Using State-Authorized Marijuana Products

By NORML Foundation

Members of the US House of Representatives are anticipated to hold a floor vote this week on legislation, HR 3797: The Marijuana Research Act, which seeks to facilitate clinical cannabis research by establishing a process so that approved scientists may access flowers and other products manufactured in accordance with state-authorized marijuana programs. According to reporting […]

Introducing SSDP Rwanda

By Students for Sensible Drug Policy

This is an interview with Justin Nkunzimana ‘20, chapter leader of SSDP Rwanda  Tell me a bit about yourself, what you study, your interests and why you decided to start a chapter. My name is Justin Nkunzimana and I am advocate for peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. I am student at the University […]

New Jersey: Lawmakers Approve Measures Implementing Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization

By NORML Foundation

Members of the New Jersey state Assembly and Senate have given final approval to legislation permitting the possession of marijuana by adults and regulating its commercial production and retail sales. Each of the measures now awaits the signature of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. Senate Bill 21 and Assembly Bill 21 establish regulatory guidelines for the […]

2020 NORML Victories

By NORML Foundation

Thanks to the tireless activism and support of NORML Supporters like you, the marijuana law reform movement experienced unprecedented successes and major victories in 2020 worth celebrating. Here are just a few highlights: HISTORIC: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES LEGISLATION REPEALING FEDERAL MARIJUANA PROHIBITION As 2020 came to a close, members of the House of Representatives […]

SSDP Welcomes Carmen Jackman to the Team

By Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Carmen Jackman (’19) has joined SSDP’s team as our new Development Associate! In this role, Carmen will be supporting SSDP’s fundraising efforts, building relationships, and managing SSDP’s monthly giving club.  Carmen Jackman is a native Marylander and Washington, D.C. area-based designer, researcher, and organizer. She played Division 1 Tennis at the University of Maryland, Baltimore […]

New Jersey: Governor Delays Signing Adult-Use Legalization Legislation

By NORML Foundation

The enactment of New Jersey’s voter-approved marijuana legalization law, which is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2021, is likely to be delayed after Democratic Governor Phil Murphy voiced concerns over enabling legislation to end marijuana possession arrests and regulate the commercial marketplace. Majorities in both chambers recently approved the enabling measures, which await […]

Opinion Piece: After 50 Years of Failure, It’s Time to Rethink the Controlled Substances Act

By Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Written by Elijah Zorro Ullman ‘12, SSDP Scientific Policy Council Member With acknowledgments to Trey Brasher, SSDP Scientific Policy Council Member (Written to publish on October 27th, 2020 for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) 50 years ago today, on Oct 27th, 1970, the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was signed into law. Solidifying treatment of drugs as […]

Reach for a New Reality in 2021!

By Institute of Noetic Sciences

Originally published by IONS: Source

Introducing University College Dublin

By Students for Sensible Drug Policy

This is an interview with Aisling Hudson ’20 & the new SSDP University College Dublin team. Why did you want to get involved/what made you decide to start a chapter? I am Aisling Hudson ’20, a final year undergraduate, mature student, studying social policy and sociology. I’m very young at heart. My main interest is […]

Living in a Quarantine of Violence

By Students for Sensible Drug Policy

This is the second part in our series “Eliminating Violence against Women Who Use Drugs”, see the first part here. The featured image on this article was sourced from the UN Women Social Media Trello. Find more images to share from this campaign here. November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women […]

HISTORIC: House of Representatives Approves Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

By NORML Foundation

This is HUGE! Moments ago, members of the House of Representatives voted to approve the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3884, which removes marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act — thereby eliminating the existing conflict between state and federal marijuana laws and providing states with the authority to establish their own […]

Introducing Our New Federal Policy Liaison!

By Students for Sensible Drug Policy

We are excited to announce that Sarah Noon ‘18, who joined the leadership team of our U.S. Policy Council in December, is our new U.S. Federal Policy Liaison! Sarah will be primarily responsible for assisting the development and implementation of SSDP’s United States federal legislative strategies and co-facilitating our United States Policy Council. Sarah recently […]

Donate to AID-Cincinnati

By Association for India's Development

Thank you for contributing to AID-Cincinnati.  All donations are tax-deductible as provided by law. AID is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with federal tax-ID 04-3652609. To donate by credit card please use the form below.  Please send checks payable to AID to AID, 5011 Tecumseh Street, College Park, MD 20740. For our E-Trade account information […]

This Fistula Surgeon Handles the Most Severe Cases

By Direct Relief

In 1986, Igor Vaz was a Mozambican doctor working in rural Inhambane Province, in the midst of a civil war, when a surgeon-slash-priest arrived in the area. It turned out to be an encounter that would change his life. The surgeon, Father Aldo Marchesini, was there to perform reconstructive surgeries on women living with a […]

Fighting To Breathe: Stories of Covid-19

By Direct Relief

One in 800 Black Americans has died during this pandemic, compared to 1 in 1,325 white Americans and 1 in 1,925 Asian Americans, according to APM Research Lab. Black Americans are also three times more likely than white Americans to become infected. The toll on minority communities, especially among Black, Latino, and Native Americans, as […]

Global Update: Covid-19 Vaccines and Health Centers, Fighting Infectious Diseases, and Delivering Insulin to Lebanon

By Direct Relief

In Summary • In the fight to reach everyone with Covid-19 vaccines, nonprofit health centers have an essential role to play. • 35,000 doses of insulin arrive in hard-hit Lebanon, with an additional 55,000 on the way. • Forbes ranks Direct Relief the third largest charity in the United States. • Working with The Pfizer […]

Islamic Relief USA Awards $10,000 Grant 
to the Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Meal on Wheels program

By Islamic Relief USA

Houston, Texas –  Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, in support of the IMGH’s Meals on Wheels program. The present coronavirus pandemic has led to record levels of food insecurity throughout the country, and the Greater Houston area is no exception. Senior citizens are among […]

Islamic Relief USA Awards $10,000 Grant 
to the Food Bank of Delaware

By Islamic Relief USA

NEWARK, Del. – Islamic Relief USA has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Food Bank of Delaware, helping the large regional facility address unprecedented levels of food insecurity stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, food insecurity has increased tremendously in the United States. The impact of the pandemic […]

Growing Up in a Pandemic: How Covid is Affecting Children’s Development

By Direct Relief

While Covid-19 is typically benign in children, the pandemic could have long-lasting impacts on society’s youngest members. With childcare programs closed and social distancing measures in place, many children are missing out on opportunities for development. “Children are not getting the cognitive and social stimulation that they would normally get outside their home,” said Dr. […]

Solar Energy Cart

By Association for India's Development

Green Energy Innovations Rain or shine – small farmers are saving money and cultivating more using these powerful yet portable solar panels.  Join AID San Diego’s conversation with Peter Bakos in Andhra Pradesh to learn how his team designed an affordable solar energy cart to power irrigation and other equipment to use in the field.  Monday Dec 28 5pm […]

Multimedia Producer (VA)

By Islamic Relief USA

Job Title:          Multimedia ProducerStatus:               Full-timeLocation:          Alexandria, VADepartment:   Marketing The Multimedia Producer is responsible for helping house, archive, organize, produce, and edit multi-channel multimedia, including videos, motion graphics, HTML-5 products, animations, photographs, etc. The Multimedia Producer uses her/his skills to creatively, efficiently, and effectively […]

The New Shape Forum – Davos

By Alliance To Feed The Earth In Disasters ALLFED

Intersection talk on catastrophic risk and disruptive technologies in Davos The Global Challenges Foundation (GCF) hosted an event in Davos Platz, Switzerland regarding global governance in the age of disruptive technology. Our very own Ariel Conn, who is also the Director of Media and Outreach for the Future of Life Institute was in attendance on the […]

Dukān: 2021 AID calendar

By Association for India's Development

A tribute to the sacrifices of small scale entrepreneurs and unorganized workers, our 2021 calendar celebrates the role of the dukān in the flow of life and in creating a public square. It also serves as a virtual excursion for viewers who miss going to the store. 2021 AID calendar Dukān celebrates small business and highlights […]

Challenges Nurses Face in Maharashtra COVID-19 epidemic

By Association for India's Development

Overwork, safety risk, pay cuts and pressure from management are a few of the challenges nurses in Maharashtra faced during the COVID-19 epidemic, according to rapid assessment conducted by SATHI in Sept-Oct 2020.  SATHI surveyed nurses and conducted follow up interviews with representatives of nurses’ associations and government officials in charge of recruitment. SATHI has […]

Sightsavers and partners share inclusive data learnings

By Sightsavers Deworming Project

Sightsavers and its partners are holding a special event on 28 January to share what we’ve learned about producing data that includes everyone. Gathering data on people with disabilities, older people, women and girls, and other marginalised groups is important, as this helps to ensure that these groups are not left behind by development programmes. […]

Hummingbirds Share Passion for Haiti’s Kids and Native American Communities

By Aid Still Required

Long-time ASR contributor The Hummingbirds held their annual pre-Mother’s Day luncheon at the home of co-founder Jennifer Johnson. Mothers, daughters, aunts, and sisters were out in full force to enjoy mimosas and the delicious pasta bar provided by film kraft services company Mario’s Catering. This year’s event is the second to support Dig Deep, a non-profit […]

The Co-Pilot – December 2019

By Miracle Flights

You can read all about us in the December issue of Parents magazine, which has a circulation of more than 2 million. “Since 1985,” the article states, “the organization has arranged more than 128,00 flights for thousands of children across the country.” Media placements like this are an important way to build awareness of our […]

Addressing Health Equity in Cancer Research and Treatment

By Stand Up To Cancer

Drs. Edith Perez, MD and Lori Pierce, MD discuss the importance of health equity, and the work SU2C and ASCO are doing to increase diversity in cancer research and treatment. “Everyone has the right to be healthy and is entitled to high-quality care,” Dr. Lori Pierce, President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), […]

Volunteers critical to hygiene kit program

By Heart to Heart International

Volunteers Eddie Meyer (left) and Carolee Yancy (right) are critical to Heart to Heart International’s hygiene kit program – PowrServ. Eddie Meyer and Carolee Yancy are two of Heart to Heart International’s most dedicated volunteers. Eddie has been a volunteer for 11 years, Carolee for almost 4. They are full-time volunteers, with Eddie contributing 10,278 […]

Medical Experts Encourage People Living with HIV Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Health officials agree that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for people living with HIV and will slow the spread of the coronavirus. PHOTO: Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines can help decrease the chance that people living with HIV will become seriously ill with COVID-19. Medical professionals agree that the vaccine will not interfere with any HIV-related […]

Voices from Sierra Leone: The experiences of girls with disabilities at school

By Sightsavers Deworming Project

Through the Education for All project, Sightsavers and partners took practical steps, such as training teachers and physically adapting schools to make them more accessible. We also sought to change attitudes in the country – something that turned out to have a positive effect. At the beginning of the project, participants noted that children with […]

Autumn Passages

By Lazarex Cancer Foundation

He was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger. He loved to host parties at his home. His cooking was legendary. He loved a good wine and a great single malt scotch.  From the obituary for Arthur Hollister III published in East Bay Times on Oct. 30, 2020. It is with a heavy […]

How trachoma specialists are choosing the best face shields to protect them from COVID-19

By Sightsavers Deworming Project

Sightsavers and partners have challenged eye health professionals across the world to find the most effective and comfortable personal protective equipment (PPE) to use in trachoma eye examinations and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Identifying the trachoma infection and operating on cases of advanced trachoma (known as trichiasis) is crucial to stop the spread of […]

CHAPS Achievements

By Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS)

Who or what is CHAPS? More than just a clever acronym, the Centre for HIV-AIDS Prevention Studies has been active since 2010, in providing high calibre medical care, including Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) and HIV Testing (HTS). VMMC has been proven to reduce the transmission of HIV by up to 60%, and since 2010 […]

From END Fund Chairman Bill Campbell – End of Year Matching Gift Campaign

By The END Fund

Why you should support the END Fund on Giving Tuesday: An article in the Financial Times nine years ago called our mission the “best buy” in public health and propelled the formation of the END Fund. The piece pointed out that the prevention of these diseases could be accomplished with $0.50 per person, per year. […]

2020: a year of challenges and campaign achievements

By Sightsavers Deworming Project

At the start of 2020, none of us could have foreseen how life was about to change for people all over the world. But we quickly learned that while all of us would be hugely affected, some of the greatest impact would be felt by people with disabilities, who were already facing inequality and discrimination […]

The deportation of undocumented children in the United States

By National Hispanic Council on Aging

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of immigrant children and teenagers have been quickly deported by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, many not receiving the opportunity to speak with an attorney, social worker or request asylum, which can be claimed due to persecution based on one of the five protected grounds (race, […]

Death with Dignity’s 2020 Year in Review

By Death With Dignity

Death, dying, and tragedy touched us all in some way in 2020. Yet despite the incalculable losses, there were moments of hope and accomplishments worth celebrating. In this Year in Review, we recap our legislative efforts, commemorate significant anniversaries, and share reflections from scholars, writers, and medical professionals on the ways COVID-19 has forever changed […]

CARIE SUBMITS BRIEF IN SUCCESSFUL APPEAL IN NURSING HOME FALSE ADVERTISING CASE

By

CARIE filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the successful appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of the Commonwealth Court’s dismissal of claims against a nursing home chain for false advertising and violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Golden Gate National Seniorcare, LLC., et […]

COVID-19 Op-ed

By National Hispanic Council on Aging

By: Jorge Lambrinos The COVID-19 Pandemic has created an atmosphere of mistrust and apprehension among many older adults. It is expected that with a COVID-19  vaccine available, many older adult African American and Latinos will be adverse, for a variety of reasons, to being vaccinated. But in addressing this problem, we should not reinvent the […]

Issue Brief: Showcasing Community-Based Organizations Leading Innovative Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic with Evidence Based Programs

By National Council on Aging

The response to the coronavirus pandemic from the U.S. health care and the aging network’s ecosystems has been remarkable. Each industry has worked quickly to lead innovations for COVID-19 prevention, support, and treatment. As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge, the collaborative approach promoted in community-integrated health care practices becomes critically important for […]

Read Death with Dignity’s Fall 2020 Newsletter

By Death With Dignity

November 5, 2020 Share This Here’s what you’ll find in the latest edition of The Dignity Report: Our recipe for success in three key states An interview with Arizona advocate Mary Ganapol Staff picks for thought-provoking podcasts, papers, and books about death and dying Download the Fall 2020 Dignity Report › The only way we […]

Happy Holidays from NISC

By National Council on Aging

Dear NISC Members, Thank you for all you do in support of older adults in your communities.  As Senior Center Professionals, you have had change the way we interact, provide services, and ensure folks have the resources they need to age well.  As you know, there is still more work to be done as we […]

New Administration and Congress Must Act Quickly to Protect Older Americans from Resurgent COVID-19 Pandemic

By National Council on Aging

NCOA calls for equitable vaccine distribution, expanded job training, and more in first 100 days Arlington, VA (January 21, 2021) – The National Council on Aging (NCOA), a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well, urges the New Administration and Congress to move quickly to protect older Americans from a […]

Ready, Set, Bank! Online Banking Workshop – Chicago

By National Council on Aging

Discover the convenience of online banking! Join the National Council on Aging, the Northeast (Levy) Senior Center, and Capital One for a free virtual workshop to learn: The benefits of online banking The security features that keep your money safe online How real-time information can help you manage your money The workshop includes 2 virtual […]

Two Important Changes to Medi-Cal for Older Adults and People with Disabilities Take Effect December 1, 2020

By Legal Assistance for Seniors

Click Here for information on the changes. Originally published by Legal Assistance for Seniors: Source

Celebrando las contribuciones de los hispanos en la ciencia y la medicina

By National Hispanic Council on Aging

Este año nos ha impulsado a reexaminar muchas suposiciones y desequilibrios de hace tiempo. Desde la llegada de la pandemia por el COVID-19, hasta las protestas que buscan la justicia racial que se desarrollaron este verano, nos hemos enfrentado a profundas desigualdades, especialmente en la salud y la medicina. Pero realmente no podemos progresar a […]

Análisis electoral: Elecciones Presidenciales de Estados Unidos 2020  

By National Hispanic Council on Aging

El pasado martes 3 de noviembre se llevaron a cabo las elecciones presidenciales 2020, en la cual los candidatos de las dos fuerzas políticas más fuertes del país se debatieron el voto popular en las urnas para convertirse en el presidente número 46 de los Estados Unidos de América. Esta elección se desarrolló en un […]

Elevating the client’s voice in quality of care

By Population Services International

By Christine Bixiones, Senior Technical Advisor, SRH PSI and Abt Associates recently shared lessons learned in the IBP network-hosted webinar, “Elevating Quality of Care (Q0C) in Voluntary Family Planning Services.” Dr. Eva Lathrop, PSI’s Global Medical Director, opened the webinar reminding practitioners of the Lancet Commission’s finding in 2018 that in low- and middle-income countries, […]

Responding to COVID-19 in Cameroon, the DRC, and Ghana: Innovative Training, Data for Decision Making, and New Guidelines

By Population Services International

By Katherine Kemp, PMI Impact Malaria Communications Coordinator. Editorial and content contributions from Lorina McAdam, Jacob Odentz, and Anne Bulchis, all with PMI Impact Malaria. This piece was originally published on the PMI Impact Malaria blog. In March, when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, PMI Impact Malaria (IM)-supported […]

How does a basic income affect recipients during COVID-19?

By Give Directly

Initial results from our basic income experiment were released today. In the working paper’s abstract, researchers Abhijit Banerjee, Michael Faye, the late Alan Krueger, Paul Niehaus, and Tavneet Suri wrote: “We examine some effects of Universal Basic Income (UBI) during the COVID-19 pandemic using a large-scale experiment in rural Kenya. Transfers significantly improved well-being on […]

Powering Remote Capacity Building of Healthcare Workers using WhatsApp

By Population Services International

By Javan Waita, PS Kenya and Martin Dale, PSI As of early December 2020, Kenya has documented over 80,000 COVID-19 cases, with approximately 1,500 deaths. The COVID-19 pandemic  has presented significant challenges to the health system, particularly with regards to upskilling of health workers on how to respond to the new disease. Government response has […]

Maintaining High Impact Practices During a Pandemic: Fast-tracking the Adoption of Digital Tools in Family Planning Programs

By Population Services International

By Lola Summer Flomen, Technical Learning Consultant, PSI, Kristen Little, Senior Technical Advisor of Strategic Research, PSI and Eden Demise, Research Coordinator, PSI The High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs in FP) are proven approaches to increasing voluntary FP uptake in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that operational instability can have profound effects on […]

Opinion: The impact of COVID-19 on child marriage and other gender-based violence

By BRAC USA

In a troubling trend, more girls are seeking child marriages as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. By Saeda Bilkis Bani This piece was originally published here in Inter Press Service. It has been reposted below. I recently visited rural areas of Bangladesh amid the COVID-19 pandemic and returned to Dhaka with a new understanding of […]

Charitable Donation Deadlines

By Give Directly

If you live in the U.S. and are planning to make a donation around the holidays, we’ve pulled together details on U.S. tax deadlines and rules. These are meant to serve as a helpful guide –– this isn’t legal advice, and individual situations may vary. If you have the capacity to give, 2020 is a […]

Using the Power of Storytelling to Spark Social and Behavior Change

By Population Services International

by Karen Pillay, Director of Corporate Affairs & Resource Mobilisation – PSI South Africa We have to protect each other,” says Jeannette Nitidufasha, as she offers a colorful hand-made face mask to a person she’s just met on the street. Jeannette, who owns and operates a sewing business, has been making and distributing masks in her community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoping to motivate her neighbors to heed messaging about […]

Video: Meet Noor and Aziz, the newest Sesame Street Muppets

By BRAC USA

Watch how these Rohingya twins bring playful learning to the world’s largest refugee camp  Noor and Aziz are 6-year-old Rohingya twins living in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. They enjoy learning through play, creating stories, and spending time with their family and friends. As part of Sesame Workshop and BRAC’s Play to […]

COVID-19 Vaccine acceptability in Mozambique: Setting vaccine roll-out programs up for success

By Population Services International

By Paul Bouanchaud, PSI Senior Research Advisor In the past couple of weeks we have heard encouraging news from several studies suggesting that effective COVID–19 vaccines have been developed and will be available in certain markets in the near future. As these supply-side activities start to get going, we at PSI have also been thinking about demand-side barriers that may hinder COVID–19 vaccine uptake in […]

Opinion: Maker spaces vs. COVID-19

By BRAC USA

How the pandemic is bringing the small manufacturing revolution to the development sector By Kuldeep Bandhu Aryal and Nishat Tasnim This piece was originally published here in NextBillion. It has been reposted below. Rina is one of the nearly 50,000 community health workers trained by BRAC, a global development organization based in Bangladesh. She serves as […]

The Hidden Cost of Illness

By Village Enterprise

You are about to read the story of Arach Christine, a 46-year-old mother of five children, who joined the Village Enterprise program in December 2019. Her story, originally told in Acholi, has been translated into English with minor grammatical edits. Christine is among 86,000 Ugandans who are diagnosed with tuberculosis annually. Uganda is one of […]

We love our work, but CHWS should not be volunteers

By Living Goods

By Josephine Motuku, CHW in Kisii County, Kenya As a widowed mother of five, I work hard to make ends meet. Although I spend hours each day farming various crops like maize and bananas, since 2013 I have also been supporting expectant mothers and helping to address childhood illnesses as a community health worker (CHW) […]

Thanks to this community, the impossible seems possible.

By Oregon Food Bank

We are currently suffering the highest rates of hunger we have seen in a century, a crisis that may seem impossible to meet. And yet, this community has rallied — shattering every record for donation in this season of giving — to ensure we have the resources to get food to all of our neighbors. […]

Top Ways To Donate Money To Food Banks This Holiday Season

By Food Bank of the Rockies

The holidays will look a little different for most of us this year, with fewer opportunities to gather in-person with loved ones. But one thing that remains the same is the joy that comes from spreading holiday cheer. This year, with more people facing food insecurity due to the pandemic, your community needs your support […]

The impact of your kindness

By Food Bank Contra Costa And Solano

What does a single mom of five children,  a man being treated for blood cancer and a college student in his 50’s all have in common? They are among the 270,000 of our neighbors you have been nourishing through this pandemic.  The single mom? She recently shared with us, “This food is the main reason […]

MLK Day of Service Goes Virtual

By Manna Food Center

Manna Food Center invites everyone in our community and beyond to join our #makeaplate social media challenge. Throughout the day on Monday January 18th, we’re going to fill the social media sphere with a message of food justice and a link to our virtual food drive. By adding your digital voice and campaign hashtags #makeaplate and #foodjusticeforall, you can help us raise […]

Connecticut Food Bank and…

By Connecticut Food Bank

07/Jan/21 / 14:40 Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare in Talks to Merge The organizations are exploring ways to more effectively serve Connecticut Bloomfield, Conn., and Wallingford, Conn., December 7, 2020 – Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare today announced that the boards of both food banks are in discussions to merge as one statewide organization to […]

Driven to Celebrate $100,000 Donation Match!

By Utah Food Bank

Now through December 11th, the Miller family and the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies are supporting Utah Food Bank and families in need by collecting non-perishable food items at their car dealerships and Megaplex Theatres locations statewide, Vivint Arena, and Smith’s Ballpark as part of their Driven to Celebrate holiday campaign.  As part of […]

Feeding San Diego Raises Over Ten Million Meals Through Holiday Campaign

By Feeding San Diego

We’re humbled to announce that our Give Hope, Share Joy campaign, which began on November 23, ended after an incredible outpouring of support from the community, who got involved in a variety of ways to ensure the success of the campaign. Feeding San Diego almost doubled the number of meals raised through our annual holiday […]

35 weeks and counting: Wellington food distribution to continue indefinitely

By Feeding South Florida

WELLINGTON, Fla. (CBS12) — It’s a new year, but there are still people in Palm Beach County struggling for work and food. On Tuesday, the Village of Wellington, along with Feeding South Florida, completed its 35th food distribution at the Wellington Mall, filling hundreds of cars. So far, they’ve given out nearly 1.8 million pounds of […]

Resolving to Defend Inclusive Democracy in 2021

By Oregon Food Bank

the fabric of our society. We cannot allow this type of anti-democratic action in our communities. That’s why Oregon Food Bank joined more than 40 community organizations and local leaders to condemn violence and white nationalism — and call for renewed action to defend our democratic institutions. We can’t achieve key anti-hunger policy goals — let […]

MacKenzie Scott’s gift to Vermont

By Vermont Foodbank

The Vermont Foodbank is deeply honored to be selected as one of the recipients of MacKenzie Scott’s philanthropy. This is such a thoughtful and truly meaningful gift that will help so many in our state, including the one in three VT residents who are facing hunger as a result of the pandemic. We are overwhelmed with gratitude at the opportunity this presents to ensure […]

Tenderloin nonprofit leader on the traffic safety silver lining of shelter-in-place

By St. Anthonys Foundation

This commentary is from Nils Behnke, CEO of St. Anthony’s, a nonprofit working to feed, clothe, heal and lift the spirits of San Franciscans in need. COVID-19 has changed many of our lives in heartbreaking, isolating, arduous ways. But it also has made changes possible that are good and should last, one of which is […]

Annual Legends of Rugby event in aid of Nordoff Robbins to go ahead virtually

By Nordoff Robbins

The long-standing Legends of Rugby event in aid of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity, which sees the world of rugby and music come together in a celebration of one of England’s Rugby heroes, was due to take place today, at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, and will now go ahead virtually on Friday 26 February […]

BPI/PPL Classical music quiz for Nordoff Robbins raises £4,200 for music therapy

By Nordoff Robbins

The sixth running of the annual Nordoff Robbins Classical Quiz, organised jointly by the BPI Classical Committee and PPL, and this year held virtually on the Sporcle quiz platform, raised £4,221.16 for our music therapy charity. The quiz, with questions set as usual by Gramophone Editor-in-Chief, James Jolly, was won for a second year by […]

Childhood Cancer Kids: Sierra’s Story

By Give Back Yoga Foundation

I was diagnosed with cancer when I was five years old. My mom is a yoga teacher, so I’ve been doing yoga since I was a baby. I was five years old when I was diagnosed back in 2012. I had about a year of treatments, and five more years of tests and appointments. I […]

VIDEO: Triggers of Depression – Life Changes

By StrongMinds

LIFE CHANGES When life doesn’t go as planned, it can really hurt. Sometimes, it can even trigger depression. Check out the first video in our new series highlighting the triggers and symptoms of depression. Learn how to cope, and how to get help if you need it. [embedded content] 1Originally published StrongMinds: Source

Give the Gift of Music – Please support our 2020 Christmas Appeal

By Nordoff Robbins

Specsavers Scottish Music Awards Raise Over £50,000 Scottish Stars Including Lewis Capaldi, Biffy Clyro, Amy Macdonald, Dougie Maclean, Texas, Wet Wet Wet and more give their support during live-streamed awards Find out more Originally published by Nordoff Robbins: Source

In Loving Memory: Rama Jyoti Vernon

By Give Back Yoga Foundation

January 4, 1941 – November 23, 2020 We here at Give Back Yoga Foundation are remembering Rama with love and gratitude for her clear and energetic vision of how the practice of yoga would serve the United States. She is rightly referred to as the “Mother of Contemporary Yoga in the US,” having sponsored visiting […]

Reflections: My Son Was My Start Over

By NEXT for Autism

In this new series, we bring you personal stories and heartfelt musings that we hope will lift our spirits and bring us closer together as a community. Our first guest is Jamiel Owens, an autism dad and the host of The Ausome Show.  Jamiel shares his journey of becoming a father with the help of […]

How one woman in a refugee settlement recovered from depression

By StrongMinds

Christina lives in a refugee settlement in northeastern Uganda. At 28-years old, she has already endured a lifetime of instability. When her family fled Sudan, Christina’s father stayed behind. Her mother still struggles daily to make ends meet. Now, as an adult, Christina is living with HIV, while raising her children without her husband’s support. […]

Visions for Justice: Conversation 5 — Convening Practitioners Working on PB for Justice

By Participatory Budgeting Project

Our fifth conversation is grounded by and rooted in the incredible on-the-ground work from our partners. By convening practitioners, we believe we can learn from one another and build together. We explored how we can use divested resources to engage affected community members with participatory budgeting (PB) processes that allow for community-led decisions about where […]

Seeds of Peace mourns the death of Dr. Sa’eb Erekat

By Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace mourns the loss of Dr. Sa’eb Erekat, who passed away from complications related to COVID-19. Dr. Erekat was a member of the Seeds of Peace advisory board. His work as the lead Palestinian negotiator motivated Seeds from numerous delegations to pursue careers in mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. “I am deeply saddened to […]

Rising from the Ashes

By International Rhino Foundation

A vital part of any conservation effort is ensuring that animals have enough protected, suitable habitat to grow their population. A few years ago, we began supporting an initiative of the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry to replant and restore sections of Way Kambas National Park to create more forested space for Sumatran rhinos […]

Specsavers Scottish Music Awards Raise Over £50,000

By Nordoff Robbins

The Specsavers Scottish Music Awards raised over £50,000 during Saturday night’s virtual ceremony. The broadcast saw some of Scotland’s biggest stars come together to celebrate the country’s music scene and hosted performances from Lewis Capaldi, Biffy Clyro, Amy Macdonald, Dougie MacLean, Texas, Wet Wet Wet and many more. Hosted live by Edith Bowman from Glasgow’s […]

Meeting our current moment

By Disabled American Veterans

While no one could have predicted just how turbulent this year has been, we couldn’t be prouder of everyone at DAV for adjusting, adapting and overcoming the string of challenges we’ve faced in the wake of this pandemic. In March, many states began locking down their economies to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the […]

DAV 5K goes virtual

By Disabled American Veterans

Kurt Oehlstrom Fraschetti and family participate in the 2020 virtual DAV 5K. Annual event to honor veterans hosts With the health and wellness of its participants at the forefront, DAV transitioned its traditional in-person 5K in Cincinnati to a virtual-only event in 2020. The first-ever virtual DAV 5K featured more than 3,400 participants taking part […]

Fighting on

By Disabled American Veterans

Keeping up veterans advocacy amid a pandemic After a turbulent end to 2020, we are starting the new year—and the 117th Congress—under the continued safety precautions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, DAV has continued to fight on behalf of America’s veterans in Washington, which sometimes has meant getting creative with our approach during the pandemic. In […]

The [Angel] Cookie Bandits of Fort Worth, Texas

By Soldiers' Angels

December 10, 2020 Have you ever been to a cookie exchange party? If so you know the drill: everyone bakes a dozen cookies to share and brings them to the party to exchange. You only have to bake one kind of cookie, but you come home with dozens of different homemade cookies! Nicole Hill had […]

Meet Virtual Angel Volunteer, Sandra Chilcoat

By Soldiers' Angels

January 7, 2021 “In 2009 I discovered a Soldiers’ Angels kiosk at the Ronald Reagan Building in D.C. where I worked. My son Matt had just enlisted. Eleven years later I am still with Soldiers’ Angels and Matt is working for Red Hat, a software company, his department supports Government agencies and the Military. In […]

KBP FOODS KICKS OFF FALL COUPON BOOK CAMPAIGN

By Our Military Kids

McLean, Virginia 一 Last week, KBP Foods’ Fall 2020 Charity Coupon Drive kicked off at 255 Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants across 15 U.S. states in support of Our Military Kids. From August 24 – September 30, guests can purchase a $1 KFC Coupon Book (worth more than $30 in savings) at these select, KBP Foods-owned […]

Staying connected

By Disabled American Veterans

Active-duty military members assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center help deliver supplies to patients as part of the DAV Night Out program. Donated supplies keep wounded veterans connected during pandemic DAV donated 50 Samsung Galaxy A tablets, backpacks, pens, travel mugs and key chains to patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center […]

EnableComp Is New Dog Sponsor!

By Patriot Paws

Check out one of our newest Dog Sponsor Partners.  EnableComp named the puppy they are sponsoring, Lex, to represent the compLEX claims they handle for hospitals across the country.  Good boy, Lex! Click here to read about how EnableComp is helping us train dogs for disabled veterans. Originally published by Patriot Paws: Source

The Bonus Army March

By Disabled American Veterans

The Bonus Army “lays siege” to the Capitol, spending the night on the plaza lawn. (Photo by Underwood & Underwood/Library of Congress) How World War I veterans took the fight to Washington and lit the fuse for the future of advocacy In 1924, four years after the founding of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War (DAVWW)—now […]

Lasting valor

By Disabled American Veterans

After completing Officer Candidate School, World War II veteran Vernon Baker led troops in German-occupied Italy. His courage in spearheading an attack on an enemy stronghold resulted in him belatedly receiving the Medal of Honor. Photo credit:  AP PHOTO/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW, JESSE TINSLEY, FILE How a DAV member and courageous warrior became the first living African […]

VSO Letter to President Trump regarding Secretary Wilkie Removal

By Disabled American Veterans

The Honorable Donald J. Trump, PresidentThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20500 Mr. President: On behalf of America’s leading veterans service organizations, we write to ask that you take swift action to hold Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie and other senior VA leaders accountable for failing to fulfill their sworn duties […]

Soldiers’ Angels Volunteer Opportunities for People With Disabilities

By Soldiers' Angels

December 4, 2020 Soldiers’ Angels is proud to offer inclusive volunteer opportunities for people of any age, health restriction, or disability. We are proud to have volunteers of all ability levels and can offer rewarding opportunities for just about any person interested in serving the military population. To demonstrate that, we’d like to highlight a […]

The Year in Gender Justice: Movements Driving Change in 2020

By Global Fund for Women

2020 has been marked by incredible challenges, but with those come opportunities for meaningful change in systems, structures, and societies around the globe. Despite COVID-19 and rollbacks of rights for women, girls, and marginalized people globally, 2020 also saw protest movements driving bold action for long-term impact. Join Global Fund for Women in marking significant […]

Get Email Updates From Us!

By Yellowhammer Fund

Want to stay updated on reproductive justice news from the Deep South, across the U.S. and even the occasional international breaking stories? We’ve got you covered! We are super excited to announce that we now have a weekly newsletter that covers everything from abortion access and reproductive health care to immigrant justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, family […]

Global Fund for Women on Joseph Biden’s Election as President of the United States

By Global Fund for Women

The hard work is only just beginning We are in this fight together. Help us hit the ground running to pursue urgent priorities for gender justice movements around the globe! DONATE NOW For Immediate Release Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the U.S. presidential election, according to the Associated Press. Gender justice movements in […]

The Portal Series: Reflections on Feminist Leadership Through Crisis with Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods

By Global Fund for Women

More and more people are asking for a perspective without actually being able to hear those perspectives. I believe in saying “nothing about us without us.” —Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in the U.S. and the rest of the world, there can be no doubt that we are in a moment […]

We Do More Than Fund Abortions

By Yellowhammer Fund

If you’re familiar with Yellowhammer Fund you probably know that we’re an abortion fund in Alabama. And we are! But we’re so much more than that, too. We’re also a reproductive justice organization and that means that we support ALL pregnancy decisions. We support preventative reproductive health care. We support children and families in Alabama […]

Amanda Shires Is On Your Side

By Yellowhammer Fund

Singer-songwriter and Grammy winning country star Amanda Shires recently teamed up with Yellowhammer Fund for the release of her new single “The Problem”: a heartfelt telling of an abortion story. Shires is generously donating all proceeds from the song and its merchandise to us in an effort to give more pregnant people in the Deep South the opportunity to make their […]

Gift of Adoption on the Today Show

By Gift of Adoption

Melanie and David’s adoption journey was featured on the Today Show on December 25, 2020. Their story, which aired as a special holiday segment during TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, is a reflection of the life-changing work Gift of Adoption accomplishes every day, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Six siblings now have the […]

The Portal Series: Reflections on Feminist Leadership Through Crisis with Bindu Oommen-Fernandes

By Global Fund for Women

I am focused on listening and deliberately creating safe spaces for vulnerability and discussion for both those we serve and for our team. It’s important not to assume that needs, responses, and journeys are similar. —Bindu Oommen-Fernandes As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in the U.S. and the rest of the world, there can be […]

What Happens to the Pro-Choice Movement Now? Laurie Bertram Roberts’ Slate Feature

By Yellowhammer Fund

Our Executive Director, Laurie Bertram Roberts, shares her background in and forecast for abortion rights in the wake of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court on Slate’s latest What’s Next podcast. She lends her trademark insight to the distinction between pro-choice activism and reproductive justice: “Pro-choice is very focused on abortion, and […]

Annual Report 2020

By Global Fund for Women

Amidst the significant challenges of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020)—from the global COVID-19 pandemic to rising authoritarianism to environmental degradation—Global Fund for Women’s model of feminist philanthropy continues to shift power and resources to communities most impacted by inequality and injustice. The same principles that guide our work—forging long-term relationships grounded in trust, centering the needs […]

We’re Doing a Holiday Swag Giveaway!

By Yellowhammer Fund

The Yellowhammer Fund envisions a society in which reproductive decisions are made free from coercion, shame, or state interference, a society in which individuals and communities have autonomy in making healthy choices regarding their bodies and their futures. As members of the National Network of Abortion Funds, we’ve funded abortion care and practical support for […]

The Portal Series: Reflections on Feminist Leadership Through Crisis with M Adams

By Global Fund for Women

I’m taking risks, I’m trying to listen a lot more, and I’m aiming to be bold enough to try. —M Adams As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in the U.S. and the rest of the world, there can be no doubt that we are in a moment of crisis. As Arundhati Roy writes, “Historically, pandemics […]