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Heart Gallery Colorado Features Children Waiting for Adoption Exhibit
Heart Gallery Colorado, a moving display of pictures of children available for adoption in the state, features "compelling and highly emotional" stories through the photos of kids who are in need...more



Moms Still Spend Most Free Time on Parenting Activities
According to a new study, in dual-career couples, mothers still carry the additional parenting burden during a child's first year even though results showed that both mothers and fathers were highly...more

Social Entrepreneur Makes a Difference in the Lives of 100,000 Children
Jenny Bowen, founder of the Half the Sky Foundation, has saved the lives of more than 100,000 children in China. And she's still continuing to make a difference for emotionally and physically...more

Innovative Campaign Decreases Crime and Signs of Homelessness
Crime and homelessness are sharply down in Escondidos Grape Day Park this winter thanks to an aggressive campaign that includes loud classical music, tree trimming, extra police patrols and policies...more

Pierce County Conducts Homelessness Survey
Pierce county volunteers has recently conducted a homelessness survey to paint a more definitive picture of what the county needs to do to address this concern. Volunteers ask the homeless to...more

NY Nonprofit Aims to End Homelessness and Addiction
Project Renewal launched a culinary training program that trains people for food service jobs in hopes of ending cycles of homelessness, addiction and jail time. With its Nonprofit Comfort Food...more

Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Fought Homelessness and Addiction
Randall Lewis used to be homeless and afflicted with drug and alcohol addiction. But with some assistance from Room in the Inn, a homeless shelter in Nashville, he was able to find work and a place...more

New Social Investment Model to Provide Accommodation for Homeless
Framework, a specialist charity for the homeless, and Nottingham Building Society teamed up to launching a unique new social investment model that have interest rates of a commercial loan partly...more

Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support Program
A report, "Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support (IV-D) Program: 2010 Census Survey Results," uses the latest data gathered by the US Census Bureau to describe custodial families...more

Showcasing Innovations in Human Services
The strategy in the "Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (PSIJ)" is launched by two Philadelphia social services entrepreneurs to spread the word about what works and what...more






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Three Philanthropic Families Ensure Legacy of Super Bowl

Three Philanthropic Families Ensure Legacy of Super Bowl
The Tisch, Johnson and Mara families have announced $3 million in donations to the NY/NJ Snowflake...



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