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Recognizing National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Every September, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promotes the celebration of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. HHS offers programs and resources for all US citizens...more

Cleveland Clinic Reveals Pancreatic Function Restoration by Bariatric Surgery
The Cleveland Clinic researchers, in part of the Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently (STAMPEDE) study, find that gastric bypass surgery reverts diabetes by...more

The Folly of Philanthropy
The Wall Street Journal profiles the new book 'The Good Rich and What They Cost Us.' According to the reviewer, the book, which covers over two centuries of American philanthropy, posits that...more

Youth: More Volunteer Engagement
The Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor encourages youth to be more involved in volunteer work. Rosmah Mansor reasons that volunteerism practice lays the foundation for a united...more

U.S. Forest Service Gains Support from Volunteer Organizations
The U.S. Forest Service, a U.S. Department of Agriculture agency that deals with public lands in national forests and grasslands, harbors support from volunteer organizations for its several forest...more

New Study Shows Products Can Act As Emotional Attachment in a Fearful Situation
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, brands can provide emotional attachment when a person-to-person support system is not available in a fearful situation. The authors of...more

United Way Holds Social Enterprise Training Program
United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts are looking for nonprofit organizations who want to explore the options of running a social enterprise. The program will be running a free, one-on-one...more

Housing-First Solutions for the Homeless
Pathways to Housing PA, one of four programs in a national network, has moved 400 homeless Philadelphians off the streets, most of them are veterans. The housing-first solution is simple and...more

Milford Task Force to Fight Homelessness
The Circle of Light Homeless Ministry appealed to Milford officials about creating a task force to combat homelessness in the region. A task force has been established with different Milford City...more

Teaching Kids about Homelessness in a Meaningful Way
Lisa Doyle, communications and donor relations manager for Bridge Communities, shares how Bridge saw the need to educate school-aged children about poverty and homelessness. At Bridge, kids get...more

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