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Оформите регулярное пожертвование всего в 100 рублей, и мы превратим ваше желание помочь в добрые дела.

Портал «Такие Дела» это проект благотворительного фонда «Нужна Помощь».

Уже сегодня несколько тысяч человек ежемесячно поддерживают нашу работу.

Нас поддерживают

На данный момент мы реализовали 79 проектов благодаря нашим читателям и их пожертвованиям. Вот некоторые из них:

Это строящийся медпункт в реабилитационном лагере Шередарь

На деньги, собранные после нескольких публикаций в нашем проекте, уже строится медпункт в реабилитационном лагере Шередарь для детей перенесших онкологические заболевания. После завершения строительства здесь будут проходить лечение и поддерживающую химиотерапию сотни детей.

Это Леонида Иосифовна, беженка из Луганской области

Леонида Иосифовна, беженка из украинского Свердловска, 79 лет. Приехала в Москву из Луганской области. Когда начались военные действия, пряталась сначала в погребе, потом в гараже – из страха. Питалась тем, что приносили соседи, недоедала… «Думала, уже пережила войну, — говорит Леонида Иосифовна, — а теперь на старости – вторая…». Благодаря помощи службы «Милосердие» удалось разыскать дочь Леониды Иосифовны, с которой была утрачена связь. Женщина забрала маму.

После нескольких публикаций о работе службы «Милосердие» были собраны деньги на покупку билетов и помощь сотням таких же как и Леонида Иосифовна.

Это Валерий Александрович

Он работает в детском онкоцентре в Перми на должности Хаус-Мастера и заботится обо всех тех мелочах, о которых не должны думать родители больных детей. После нескольких публикаций на нашем сайте мы смогли собрать деньги для оплаты целого года его работы.

Это родители детей с несовершенным остеогенезом

Каждый из этих родителей столкнулся с этим заболеванием и не знал, как правильно растить своего ребенка, когда у него ломаются косточки под тяжестью собственного веса. После нескольких публикаций на нашем сайте мы смогли собрать деньги для оплаты работы психолога на целый год. Результатом этого стало значительное повышение качества жизни и у детей больных несовершенным остеогенезом и у их родителей.

Это Даша

Даша — сирота и живет в детском доме города Талдом. Уже целых полгода благодаря публикациям нашего проекта у Даши и воспитанников еще нескольких детских домов Подмосковья есть возможность готовиться к поступлению в учебные заведения с помощью дистанционного обучения. А это значит, что у Даши и других сирот, участвующих в программе, появляется реальный шанс получить хорошее образование и счастливое будущее.

Это центр «Собаки-помощники инвалидов»

Это один из двух центров в России где совершенно бесплатно обучают собак-поводырей для незрячих людей. И после публикаций на нашем сайте мы смогли оплатить сразу на год работу преподавателя, который обучает пространственному ориентированию незрячих людей и их четверногих помощников.

Это волонтер Ирина и малютка Лена

Ирина — волонтер проекта Шаг Навстречу, который направлен на преодоления кризиса привязанности у малышей-сирот возрастом от 0 до 4 лет. Более 200 воспитанников домов ребенка из Нижегородской области создали пару «волонтер-ребенок» и успешно преодолевают детскую депривацию вместе. Многие из этих детей уже нашли своих родителей, многим это только предстоит. После публикаций на нашем сайте мы смогли собрать и оплатить год работы программы сразу в нескольких детских учреждениях Нижегородской области.

Это дети в центре обучения детей беженцев и вынужденных переселенцев

После нескольких публикаций на нашем сайте мы смогли оплатить аренду помещения и работу сотрудников центра, которые в свою очередь, занимаются обучением русскому языку, математике, английскому и другим предметам детей беженцев и вынужденных переселенцев в городе Москве. Благодаря собранным деньгам уже идут занятия в трех комнатах. Одна из них побольше — здесь проводят общие встречи и праздники для ребят. В двух других комнатах поменьше проходят занятия. Одна из этих комнат — переоборудованный склад, она маленькая, зато в ней сделан хороший ремонт, и она красиво выглядит. Еще здесь есть буфет — там каждый день в 6 вечера ребят угощают чаем с бутербродами.

Это Вероника Марченко

Председатель правления благотворительного фонда Право Матери, который занимается юридической и психологической помощью семьям военнослужащих погибших в российской армии в мирное время. апл «Курск», АТО в Чечне, АТО в Дагестане, дедовщина — причины смертей наших солдат в невоенное время. После наших публикаций мы смогли собрать деньги для работы юристов фонда, которые совершенно бесплатно будут помогать родственникам погибших в мирное время солдат по всей стране. А сейчас мы снова помогаем фонду и собираем деньги уже на командировки для юристов.

Это ребенок рожденный в тюрьме

Именно для таких детей и их матерей, в женской колонии расположенной в поселке Головино Владимирской области, после наших публикаций началось строительство комнат совместного проживания, которое позволит детям, рожденным в неволе, жить со своими родными матерями, а не в детских домах при тюрьмах.

Это лошадь Пластика

Именно ее после наших публикаций мы купили для благотворительной организации РТ «Детям», которая организовала службу лечебной иппотерапии для детей с аутизмом, синдромом Дауна и ДЦП на казанском ипподроме. Потребность в услугах иппотерапии среди детей-инвалидов Казани очень высока. Покупка еще одной лошади дала возможность большему количеству детей заниматься и улучшать свое здоровье. Раньше в программе иппотерапии благотворительной организации «РТ ДЕТЯМ» было задействовано лишь две лошади, но теперь, благодаря вашей поддержке, их стало три! А это дает возможность проводить на 100-150 занятий в месяц больше, а также принять дополнительно 30-40 новых детей, которым необходима реабилитация.

Это центр Святого Георгия Победоносца

Здесь обучаются больше 100 детей от 6 до 18 лет, с 1 по 11 класса с дцп, синдромом Дауна и аутизмом. После наших публикаций у центра появилась возможность открыть группу и для инклюзивного образования дошколят, которым тоже необходимо обучаться жизни в большом мире.

Это Мария Головина

Мария — дефектолог и сотрудник выездной бригады детских специалистов «перспектива». После наших публикаций сотрудники бригады получили возможность выезжать в удаленные деревни Кемеровской области и проводить обследования и оказывать помощь деревенским детям с задержками в развитии. Но главное, что сотрудники выездной бригады оказывают консультативную помощь родителям таких детей и объясняют им как и где нужно правильно лечить ребенка от его недугов.

21 141 человек оформили подписку на регулярные пожертвования для развития нашего проекта. За прошедший месяц общая сумма составила 1 882 397 r.

26,44% на работу Фонда

  • 14,44% Администрирование работы фонда
  • 6,09% Продвижение и реклама фонда
  • 1,60% Аренда офиса
  • 2,29% Интернет, расходы связи
  • 1,38% Услуги банка
  • 0,55% Бухгалтерия фонда
  • 0,09% Хозяйственные расходы

73,56% на реализацию проекта

  • 13,30% Организация работы
  • 32,94% Подготовка контента
  • 5,07% Организация фандрайзинговых мероприятий
  • 9,91% Гонорары журналистам
  • 9,17% Расходы на командировки
  • 3,17% Поддержка сайта

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«Такие Дела» — это информационный портал благотворительного фонда «Нужна Помощь».

В фокусе нашего внимания — люди и судьбы на фоне явлений, наш проект популяризирует идеи взаимопомощи и самоорганизации. Мы развиваем проекты благотворительных фондов по всей стране, привлекая к ним внимание и общественное финансирование.


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Pancreatic cancer – Cancer Council Australia #platelet #donation


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Pancreatic cancer

What is pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is the ninth most common cancer in men and tenth most common cancer in women in Australia. 1

Unfortunately pancreatic cancer has a low survival rate as it is most often diagnosed at an advanced stage. Pancreatic cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death over all.

In 2012, 2825 new cases of pancreatic cancer were diagnosed in Australia. The risk of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer by age 85 is 1 in 56 for Australian men and 1 in 71 for Australian women.

Pancreatic cancer symptoms

Pancreatic cancer rarely causes symptoms until the cancer is big enough to touch and affect organs nearby.

Early signs of pancreatic cancer include:

  • pain in the upper abdomen
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • weight loss
  • changed bowel motions – either diarrhoea or severe constipation
  • jaundice (yellowish skin and eyes, and dark urine).

Less common signs include:

  • severe back pain
  • onset of diabetes (10-20% of people with pancreatic cancer develop diabetes).

Causes of pancreatic cancer

The causes of pancreatic cancer are not known, but factors that put some people at higher risk include:

  • smoking
  • age (it occurs mostly in people over the age of 65)
  • diabetes, particularly newly diagnosed diabetes
  • a family history of pancreatic, ovarian or colon cancer
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • pancreatitis.

Screening for pancreatic cancer

There is no routine screening test for pancreatic cancer.

Diagnosis for pancreatic cancer

Tests to diagnose pancreatic cancer include:

  • blood tests
  • imaging tests: ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, PET scan
  • tissue sampling tests including fine-needle aspiration (needle biopsy), endoscopy and laparoscopy.

Treatment for pancreatic cancer

Staging

Imaging and tissue sampling tests (above) are used to determine the stage of the cancer.

The staging system used for pancreatic cancer is the TNM system. which describes the stage of the cancer from stage I to stage IV.

Types of treatment

Treatment for pancreatic cancer may include surgery, endoscopic treatment, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, or a combination of these treatments.

For early disease, surgery is the most common treatment – usually the Whipple operation, which is the removal of part of the pancreas, the first part of the small bowel (duodenum), part of the stomach and the gall bladder, and part of the bile duct.

For advanced pancreatic cancer, surgery may not be possible. Treatment is often to relieve symptoms such as pain and digestive problems.

Prognosis for pancreatic cancer

An individual’s prognosis depends on the type and stage of cancer, as well as their age and general health at the time of diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is usually not found until it is advanced. The five year survival rate for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer is around 7%.

In 2013, there were 2558 deaths resulting from pancreatic cancer in Australia – over 5% of all cancer deaths.

Preventing pancreatic cancer

Not smoking or quitting smoking reduces your risk. Smokers are two to three times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer Council Australia © 2016. Last medical review of source booklet: February 2016.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012. Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: period estimates from 1982 to 2010. Cancer Series no. 69. Cat. no. CAN 65. Canberra: AIHW.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. ACIM (Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality) Books. Canberra: AIHW.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Australasian Association of Cancer Registries 2012. Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2012. Cancer series no. 74. Cat. no. CAN 70. Canberra: AIHW.

1) Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, which is the most commonly diagnosed cancer according to general practice and hospitals data, however there is no reporting of cases to cancer registries.

For more information

For support and information on cancer and cancer-related issues, call Cancer Council 13 11 20. This is a confidential service.

  • Understanding pancreatic cancer – Download PDF
  • View more Cancer Booklets including information on surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Includes additional information on treatment, making decisions around treatment and managing side effects of treatment.

Also included, detailed information on looking after yourself during and after treatment, and links to both professional and community support.

You can support Cancer Council by:

  • volunteering your time
  • participating in an event or
  • making a donation to help fund our cancer research, education and support services.

This page was last updated on: Monday, September 12, 2016


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Australian Organ Donor Register – Australian Government Department of Human Services #lupus #donation #pickup


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Australian Organ Donor Register

Eligibility basics

  • you must be 16 years or older to register

About the Australian Organ Donor Register

The Donor Register is the only national register to record your decision about donating your organs and tissue for transplantation after death.

Recording your donation decision on the Donor Register is voluntary and you have complete choice over which organs and tissue you wish to donate.

It s important to register your decision on the Donor Register, even if you ve already recorded your choice somewhere else, such as ticking the box on your driver licence renewal.

The Donor Register lets authorised medical staff who have permission from the Australian Government, check your donation decision anywhere in Australia, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can then give that information to your family when you die.

In Australia, families are always asked to confirm the donation decision of their loved one before donation can proceed. Discuss your decision with your family and those close to you.

The Donor Register only records decisions about donating organs and tissue for transplant, not for scientific research.

Organ donation

For people with serious or life threatening illnesses, an organ or tissue transplant could mean a second chance at life. Around 1,500 people are on Australian organ transplant waiting lists at any one time.

By choosing to record your donation decision on the Donor Register, you could save the lives of up to 10 people and improve the lives of many more.

Read more about organ donation on the Donate Life website.

Discuss your decision with family

While the Donor Register is an easy way to record your donation decision, it s important to discuss your decision with your family or those close to you, because they will be asked to give consent if you die.

Your family or those close to you will be asked to confirm you hadn t changed your mind since you recorded your donation decision on the Donor Register. Families that know each other s donation decisions are more likely to follow them.

Privacy

Collecting information on the Donor Register is authorised by the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973 .

This information may only be given to authorised medical staff approved by the Australian Government, or where authorised or required by law.

How to register

You can register online or using a form.

Online

Register using your Medicare online account through myGov. If you don t have a myGov account, create one and link your account to Medicare.

Then sign in to myGov and select Services. then Medicare .

Read our online guides for help to:

You can also register using the Express Plus Medicare mobile app or the Australian Organ Donor Register Registration online form.

By form

Download and complete the New registration, change or removal of details form or pick up a brochure that includes a registration form from a service centre .

Submit your completed form at a service centre or post it to the reply paid address on the form.

If you tell us your Medicare card number it will help to keep your details up to date. It can also help in identifying your record if you re considered as an organ donor in the future. It s not compulsory to link your donor registration to your Medicare record.

Update your donation decision

Once you ve registered and linked your donor registration to your Medicare online account, you can manage your registration online through myGov. You can update the organs or tissues you want to donate, change your donation decision or request a new card if eligible.

Resources

The DonateLife website gives you the facts about organ and tissue donation and lets you send a personalised message to people close to you about your decision to become an organ or tissue donor.


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Cash for Junk Cars – Sell Your Junk Car for Cash #donate #used #car


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Sell Your Car Fast and Hassle Free with Donation Line

How Much Cash Can I Expect to get for My Junk Car?

A surge in the online car buying business has allowed vehicle owners to get cash for junk cars for a sizable incentive. The casual web surfer stumbles across marketing campaigns with statements, such as Cash for Junk Cars , written across an alluring advertisement. Most people refer to junk cars as inoperable or unsafe vehicles damaged due to neglect, automobile accidents, or repair demands far exceeding the cost of the car itself. Some commercial and individual buyers will repair these damages and then sell the previous junk car for cash.

Find out how much your car is worth to us. Complete the Request a Quote form or Call Now at 1-877-227-7487 to get a quote on your car.

There is no easy method to value a junk car because there are significant degrees of junk. The make and model often can have a huge effect on the value of a junk car. For example a 2002 Ford Taurus has little value above its salvage price unless it is a very good drivable car with relatively low miles, whereas a 2002 Toyota Camry is worth significantly more even with a host of mechanical and cosmetic problems. This is due to the supply and demand of Camrys versus Taurus’ in the used car marketplace. The automobile industry assesses the value of new and used cars with the Kelley Blue Book, especially for interested parties looking to sell a car. As an industry standard, the Kelley Blue Book offers an estimate on all car models based on condition at the time of evaluation. But to qualify for a Kelley Blue Book value the car must be running and driving and without significant body damage. You can use it to see that a 2002 Toyota Camry is worth more than a 2002 Ford Taurus but it won’t give you any idea how much these cars are worth if they don’t run and/or need major mechanical or body repairs.

Some vehicle owners will automatically ask themselves, Should I donate or junk my car? . The easiest answer to that question depends on the seller’s motive, time frame, and overall condition of the clunker. A minority may consider donating the junk car, instead of going through the arduous task of selling and receiving cash for junk cars. Charitable donations often allow junk car owners to take a tax deduction for their donated vehicle on their federal income tax form. Itemizing deductions can exceed how much a seller would make on a Sell Car for Cash transaction as advertised by many online car buying businesses.

In order to sell cars of a questionable condition, car owners can seek out online cash for junk cars businesses that will purchase their junk cars for quick cash. Most of these businesses pay for their own towing expenses. Car for Cash programs allow the cities to expedite the junk car removal process by cleaning the streets, alleyways, and Interstates of unwanted cars. Many junk car owners believe that nobody will buy their heap of metal, which discourages them from even trying to get rid of it. As the old adage foretells, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Junk car owners simply fill out a short form that indicates the make, model, and condition of the junk car for cash. The online car buying businesses usually have a computerized system that will offer buy-outs with a decent monetary incentive. Car buying businesses usually consist of or work with used car dealers, automobile parts dealers, and scrap metal yards. Sellers usually have their junk cars removed and have cash placed into their hands within 48 hours of finalizing the transaction.

Follow these links to learn more about Car for Cash programs:

  • The Effect of “Cash for Clunkers” Program on the Overall Fuel Economy of Purchased New Vehicles (PDF). An educational analysis of the 2009 economic stimulus package focused on upselling new vehicles by exchanging junk cars for a trade-in credit off the sticker price of fuel efficient vehicles.
  • Kelley Blue Book. A free resource guide providing estimates on all new and used vehicles based on their overall condition.
  • Do You Know Where Your Junk Car Goes? (PDF). A fact sheet about where junk cars go after they are bought, traded in, or repoed from a financial institution.
  • Corporate Raiders and Junk-Car Dealers: Economics and Politics of the Merger Controversy (PDF). An abstract essay providing statistical data regarding the corporate takeover of the used car sales industry.
  • Edmunds. Another free resource similar to Kelley Blue Book that allows you to appraise the value of your vehicle, also features tips and advice.

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BBC – Ethics – Charity: Arguments against charity #receive #donations #online


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Arguments against charity

What’s wrong with charity

Most people would say that charity is always good, but not everyone. Some argue that charity is sometimes carried out badly – or less well than it should be – while others think that charity can bring bad results even when it is well implemented.

The earlier arguments in this section are criticisms of the whole idea of charity and charitable giving.

Later arguments focus on some aspects of charity that they claim are bad.

Thinking too small

Charities often target symptoms, not causes

The accusation is that charity helps the recipient with their problem, but it doesn’t do much to deal with the causes of that problem.

Particular aspects of this are dealt with in the next two topics.

It certainly is true that some charities do stopgap or ‘band-aid’ work, either exclusively or some of the time.

But in fact, a lot of charity work is devoted to dealing with the fundamental causes of problems: for example trying to reduce global poverty, or doing research into diseases like cancer.

These two examples highlight very different problems.

Combating cancer is a relatively simple scientific problem, while global poverty requires more than a scientific operation, or finding a better way to manage world resources.

Combating poverty involves slow processes of political, cultural and social change, with many stakeholders, significant opposition and serious issues of self-determination and coercion to be navigated.

And long-term campaigns pose another ethical problem: should we spend to make a better world in 10 years’ time if that means that people who we could have fed starve to death tomorrow?

The famous story of the boy and the starfish shows why using charity to fix individual problems can be very valuable.

Once upon a time, a man walking along a beach saw a boy picking up starfish and throwing them into the sea.

He asked the boy why he was throwing starfish into the sea.

The boy replied, “The tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll dry up and die.”

The man smiled patronisingly and said, “But, there are miles of beach and thousands of starfish on every mile. You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The boy smiled, bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the sea.

“Well,” he said, “I made a difference for that one.”

Charity may become a substitute for real justice

This is a particular slant on the topic above. The idea is that charity is wrong when it’s used to patch up the effects of the fundamental injustices that are built into the structure and values of a society.

Charity, from this viewpoint, can sometimes be seen as actually accepting the injustice itself, while trying to mitigate the consequences of the injustice.

One person who wrote on this is the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.

We have previously suggested that philanthropy combines genuine pity with the display of power and that the latter element explains why the powerful are more inclined to be generous than to grant social justice.

Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society, 1932

Niebuhr thought that a powerful person’s donation to charity was

a display of his power and an expression of his pity.


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Rent All Your Fundraising Needs – Sudbury Taylor Rental #macmillan #nurses #donations


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Fundraising Rentals

Popcorn Machine – Large
– Makes 12 servings per batch.
It will make 250 – 1 oz servings per hour

Has a much larger interior than small machine, so you can make more popcorn ahead of time and leave it in the cabinet. The popcorn is kept warm with a heat lamp on top and the bottom tray is also heated.

Machine measures 28″ wide x 20.25″ deep x 36″ high
Weighs 111 lbs
-Must have a minimum of a 15 amp. circuit with nothing else on it! Unit draws 1610 watts.
Rental plus a $25 cleaning deposit.


Sno-Kone Machine
Cherry, Blue Raspberry, Grape, Lime
& Orange Ice Flavoring also available

Polar Bear Pete Sno-Kone Machine
Cherry, Blue Raspberry, Grape, Lime
& Orange Ice Flavoring also available

Pretzel Warmer
With humidified cabinet.
Holds 45 jumbo pretzels.
$25 deposit required to reserve.

Hot Dog Roller
With sneeze guard and bun wamer.
Hold 27 – 1/4 lb hot dogs & 54 buns.
$50 deposit required to reserve.


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Charity Report – Marine Toys for Tots Foundation #online #giving


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Governance

Oversight of Operations and Staff: Standard 1

Description
Organizations shall have a board of directors that provides adequate oversight of the charity’s operations and its staff. Indication of adequate oversight includes, but is not limited to, regularly scheduled appraisals of the CEO’s performance, evidence of disbursement controls such as board approval of the budget, fund raising practices, establishment of a conflict of interest policy, and establishment of accounting procedures sufficient to safeguard charity finances.

The organization meets this standard.

Number of Board Members: Standard 2

Description
Soliciting organizations shall have a board of directors with a minimum of five voting members.

The organization meets this standard.

Frequency and Attendance of Board Meetings: Standard 3

Description
An organization shall have a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings per year of the full governing body with a majority in attendance, with face-to-face participation. A conference call of the full board can substitute for one of the three meetings of the governing body. For all meetings, alternative modes of participation are acceptable for those with physical disabilities.

The organization meets this standard.

Compensated Board Members: Standard 4

Description
Not more than one or 10% (whichever is greater) directly or indirectly compensated person(s) serving as voting member(s) of the board. Compensated members shall not serve as the board’s chair or treasurer.

The organization meets this standard.

Conflict of Interest: Standard 5

Description
No transaction(s) in which any board or staff members have material conflicting interests with the charity resulting from any relationship or business affiliation. Factors that will be considered when concluding whether or not a related party transaction constitutes a conflict of interest and if such a conflict is material, include, but are not limited to: any arm’s length procedures established by the charity; the size of the transaction relative to like expenses of the charity; whether the interested party participated in the board vote on the transaction; if competitive bids were sought and whether the transaction is one-time, recurring or ongoing.

The organization meets this standard.

Measuring Effectiveness

Board Policy on Effectiveness: Standard 6

Description
Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization’s performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

The organization meets this standard.

Board Approval of Written Report on Effectiveness: Standard 7

Description
Submit to the organization’s governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.

The organization meets this standard.

Finances

Fund Raising Info

Misleading Appeals: Standard 15

Description
Have solicitations and informational materials, distributed by any means, that are accurate, truthful and not misleading, both in whole and in part. Appeals that omit a clear description of program(s) for which contributions are sought will not meet this standard. A charity should also be able to substantiate that the timing and nature of its expenditures are in accordance with what is stated, expressed, or implied in the charity’s solicitations.

The organization meets this standard.

Annual Report: Standard 16

Description
Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization’s mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year’s program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

The organization meets this standard.

Web Site Disclosures: Standard 17

Description
Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

The organization meets this standard.

Privacy for Written Appeals Internet Privacy: Standard 18

Description
Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g. such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g. a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

The organization meets this standard.

Cause Related Marketing: Standard 19

Description
Clearly disclose how the charity benefits from the sale of products or services (i.e. cause-related marketing) that state or imply that a charity will benefit from a consumer sale or transaction. Such promotions should disclose, at the point of solicitation: (a) the actual or anticipated portion of the purchase price that will benefit the charity (e.g. 5 cents will be contributed to abc charity for every xyz company product sold), (b) the duration of the campaign (e.g. the month of October), (c) any maximum or guaranteed minimum contribution amount (e.g. up to a maximum of $200,000).

The organization meets this standard.

Complaints: Standard 20

Description
Respond promptly to and act on complaints brought to its attention by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and/or local Better Business Bureaus about fund raising practices, privacy policy violations and/or other issues.

The organization meets this standard.

to assist the U.S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas.

Programs

MTTF supports the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots Campaigns. Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of the Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this community action program. The organization reports that, in 2013, MTTF distributed nearly 17 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children and provided the leadership and managerial oversight for the Marine Toys for Tots Program, which included over 760 local campaigns taking place in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Through the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, 2.6 million books were distributed to less fortunate children.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, MTTF s program expenses were:

Toy distribution program


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Memorial Donations – Tribute Gifts #magazine #donations


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Memorial Donations Tribute Gifts

A Memorial Donation to St. James is a very thoughtful way to express sympathy for the loss of a special person. You can make a Memorial Donation in honor of a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker.We will send a note to the family and to you acknowledging your gift.

You can also make a Tribute Gift to commemorate happy occasions and events through a special donation. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, retirement, graduation, a get-well wish or simply to honor a family member or friend who overcame a challenge are some of the ways you can show you care. A tribute card will be sent to the honoree and to you acknowledging your gift.

Two specific ways you can make a Memorial Donation or a Tribute Gift are:

ALTAR FLOWERS AND SANCTUARY LIGHT

Altar flowers and the candle in the sanctuary light, given to the glory of God, are provided each Sunday through your gifts. If you would like to remember a departed friend or relative, honor a birthday or anniversary, express gratitude for God’s gifts and blessings, by providing altar flowers or the candle in the Sanctuary Light, please make your donation to St. James Episcopal Church with Altar Guild on the memo line.


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Ministries need donations for school supplies – Houston Chronicle #hair #donation #organizations


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Ministries need donations for school supplies

Even though the first day of school is still weeks away, two local ministries are working hard to ensure students will start the year right with the necessary supplies.

Katy Christian Ministries and Bear Creek Assistance Ministries are collecting monetary donations to support their school supply programs.

Both programs provide children from kindergarten through 12th grade with basic supplies,including pencils, paper, binders, folders and other items before Aug. 27, the first day of school.

Children who are registered clients with the ministries qualify for the free supplies based on their family’s income and need.

Red Apple program

Katy Christian Ministries’ Red Apple program provided more than 800 bags of school supplies to students last year, said Sandy Faucett. KCM’S chief executive officer. The ministry expects to give about the same number this year, Faucett said.

As part of KCM’s program, the ministry gives its coalition of 33 churches paper apples that represent a child and the cost of school supplies needed for that child’s grade level.

Church members make financial donations that cover the cost of the supplies, which are purchased in bulk by KCM. However, anyone in the community can make a donation to the program to help provide supplies.

“That money comes to us and we order the supplies and then they’re delivered,” Faucett said. “We have people that take (the supplies) off the truck, and volunteers bag them by grade.”

Faucett said her dream is to eventually provide free backpacks and even a pair of shoes for each of the students, many of whom cannot afford the extra expense for the new school year.

“My desire is to find somebody that would donate backpacks for these kids,” she said. “I would love to get a voucher to give shoes and backpacks.”

While KCM prefers to receive financial donations to offset the cost of its supply order, Faucett said the ministry will accept school supplies from the community.

Children who receive supplies live within KCM’s five ZIP code service area including 77449, 77450, 77493, 77494, 77094 and north of FM 1093 in 77094.

Caring Hands

Also arming students with the necessary supplies is Bear Creek Assistance Ministries. In its 22nd year, the Caring Hands School Supplies Program is poised to provide almost 600 children with pencils, binders, rulers and other learning tools.

Desiree Ruiz. programs director, said BCAM is asking individuals to make financial contributions toward the program.

“We buy pre-packed grade-appropriate school supplies for the children, and we ask for a $25 donation per child,” she said.

BCAM orders supplies in bulk based upon the school district’s requirements, Ruiz said. The cost of the supplies is offset by funding from individual, corporate, church and community donations.

Last year, Ruiz said almost 500 children in the Katy, Cypress Fairbanks and Aldine school districts received supplies. BCAM serves individuals living in the ZIP code area including 77040, 77041, 77064, 77084 and 77095.

In addition to supplies, Ruiz said the ministry would like to give a backpack to each student. The backpacks are usually more expensive than basic supplies, she said, so Bible study groups have often donated those to the ministry.

“If a group or church wants to do a backpack drive that would be wonderful,” Ruiz said. “We would really appreciate it if we could give (the students) backpacks.”

To make a financial donation for school supplies, call Bear Creek Assistance Ministries at 281-855-0014 or Katy Christian Ministries at 281-391-5261.

For information about KCM, visit www.ktcm.org/. For information about BCAM, visit www.bcamonline.org/ .


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Organ Donation News, Photos and Videos – ABC News #vietnam #veterans #donations


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Organ Donation News

Drug Overdose Deaths Drive Increase in Number of OrganDonations. One Family s Story of Hope From Despair

Laurie Clemens described her son, Brandon Morris, as an outgoing, all-American boy who loved to play football and go fishing. “He was always there for me,” Clemens said, “a typical mama’s boy.” On a spring day in 2015, Morris died after a heroin overdose caused him to stop breathing. Clemens said

OrganDonations From Drug Overdose Donors Save Lives

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, some families have found comfort in organ donations.

Mother Uncovers Lasting Impact of Son’s OrganDonation

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

One grieving mother set off on an unusual journey to find out if the eyes, liver and umbilical cord blood she donated after her newborn’s death had made a difference

Mother Uncovers Lasting Impact of Baby Son’s OrganDonation

Sun, 25 Sep 2016

Critical medical research depends on scientists’ ability to work with human cells and organs, but families who donate a loved one’s tissue for science seldom learn much about what happens next

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

World leaders are pushing to end the overuse of antibiotics and to encourage the development of new medicines, driven by concern that drug-resistant germs could lead to millions of deaths and undermine the global economy

One Utah teen was crying happy tears this week after learning that she’d be receiving a brand new heart. Macey Wright’s emotional reaction was captured on camera by her mother, Patrice Wright, who received the call from doctors on Monday. “I wanted everybody else to see how amazing that call was

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

A Mississippi firefighter who received the world’s most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like “a normal guy” for the first time in 15 years.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

One year after undergoing the most extensive face transplant ever performed, which was covered by “Nightline” in an Emmy-nominated special edition. Pat Hardison continues to thrive. “I’m happy to tell you that I’m doing great!” Hardison, 42, said at a press conference at NYU Langone Medical Center

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s Aug. 22 College Football Preview Issue. Subscribe today! MICHAEL AND MARTELLUS Bennett tend to perplex people. This becomes clear when we stop for lunch at a West Hollywood café, the kind of crunchy, actressy place that serves food on wooden boards. The


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