This Labor Day weekend Americans will have a compelling and easy way to pay tribute to the sacrifices of military veterans and their families, through the Fifth Annual Patriot Golf Day, the largest annual grassroots golf event in the country. The idea behind the effort is simple, during Labor Day weekend (September 2-5), golfers across the country are encouraged to add $1 or more to their greens fees.
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Labor Day has always been a time to recognize career achievements of American workers, but for the families of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation, Labor Day carries a special significance. For the fourth consecutive year, thousands of golf facilities nationwide will participate in Patriot Golf Day®, over Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 3-6), collecting donations and raising awareness for the Folds of Honor Foundation. Patriot Golf Day is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.
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For the second straight year, State Farm and Major League Baseball (MLB) are giving fans from coast to coast the chance to deliver a big hit for their favorite charitable organization. Through the Go To Bat program, an online, charitable initiative driven by State Farm’s commitment to helping communities get to a better state, fans can support the causes that mean the most to them and take their shot at winning one of the $18,000 weekly donations for their favorite charity and a trip for two to the 2011 World Series.
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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today announced that it is launching an inspiring new philanthropic initiative that invites customers in over 1,100 stores to turn small change into “pennies from heaven” by rounding up their purchases and donating the difference to life-enriching afterschool programs. For more than a decade, jcpenney has been the leading corporate advocate for the afterschool issue by distributing more than $100 million across every jcpenney community. To bolster support for the afterschool movement, jcpenney will unveil its most extensive cause marketing campaign to date. Serving as the Company’s signature cause-related event, pennies from heaven will be held four times a year starting July 31 through Aug. 27 during the Back-to-School season.
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Global superstar and Grammy award winner Enrique Iglesias will perform LIVE for The Salvation Army’s 15th annual Red Kettle Kickoff during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game against the Miami Dolphins at 3:15 CST on the CBS television network. The nationally televised performance launches The Salvation Army’s 120th annual Red Kettle Campaign, which began on the wharf in San Francisco in 1891 and has spread worldwide to raise money for people in need. Last year, the campaign recorded a record $142 million, mostly in small denomination donations from holiday shoppers. This year, the nation’s oldest and longest running fundraiser will continue to expand its partnerships and use of technology to give donors and volunteers more ways to help others.
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CVS Caremark and Children’s Hospital Boston will celebrate a mutually significant milestone at Fenway Park this evening. Just prior to the Boston Red Sox/Baltimore Orioles game, the two will recognize hitting the $1 million mark in funds donated to the Hospital by CVS Caremark for children with disabilities. The relationship that brought them to this point spans more than five years and focuses on a shared commitment to helping children with disabilities. Monies donated derive from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program and support the Hospital’s Cerebral Palsy Program and its Center for Communication Enhancement.
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Unfortunately, as Graham is adopted, he doesn\\\'t have an HLA-identical sibling to act as a donor for him. So the Red Cross here in Australia searched the Bone Marrow Registries worldwide for 9 months to find a match.
Graham has a rare tissue type and a match was not found.
Thanks to generous donations of over $400,000, Graham was able to travel from his home in Melbourne, Australia to Seattle in the USA for a revolutionary, life-saving stem cell treatment in April 2008.
On Wed 6th August, he was the 8th person in the world to receive a Stem Cell Transplant using stem cells grown in the lab from an umbilical cord.
The treatment was a complete success and he is now leukaemia free.
He is back in Melbourne, recovering from the treatment but still has outstanding medical bills of $416,000.
America’s largest specialty party retailer, Party City, announces a partnership with Iraq War Veteran Troy Yocum to support “Hike for Heroes,” Yocum’s personal mission to walk 7,000 miles across America to raise funds and awareness for military families in need. A recent survey by non-profit and government agencies revealed one out of three military families have trouble meeting monthly bills. In response, from June 15 – July 31, Party City is conducting a nationwide in-store donation drive to support “Hike for Heroes,” and Party City customers can support Yocum’s incredible journey and military families with dollar donations collected at any of Party City’s nearly 700 retail stores.
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Every day, almost every American is touched by a nonprofit organization in some way, whether a loved one is treated for a health concern or uses a service that is being offered in their community. Almost all Americans make a contribution each year, and half of all Americans volunteer.
In this tough economic climate, when people are struggling to make ends meet and nonprofits are dealing with declining funding even as demand for their services are growing, it’s imperative that hard-earned dollars are not wasted and go to the organizations that are doing the most good.
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For the fourth year, Men’s Wearhouse has held a successful National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of gently used professional attire. The company devoted the month of August to encouraging patrons to transform their unwanted businesswear into a second chance for millions of disadvantaged Americans facing joblessness.
Despite recent job increases in select industries, the unemployment rate is still hovering just above an alarming 9 percent.
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