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(NAPSI)—Here’s intriguing news for parents, their young athletes and anyone interested in America’s past and present: The world’s largest youth sports organization is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary. From its humble beginnings in 1939 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania with 30 players to today’s reach of more than 2.4 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries, Little League has continued to thrive by sticking to its fundamental values-community, family, friendly competition, and relationships that last a lifetime.
(NAPSI)—Inspired by the rescue of an animated rhinoceros who was all but extinct, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment contacted the International Rhino Foundation to obtain rhinoceros facts and help spread awareness about the growing concerns surrounding the survival of rhinos around the globe.
(NewsUSA) - In many parts of the world, thoughts of November's Typhoon Haiyan have faded, along with news headlines. But for 16 million affected Filipinos, the effects of the storm have remained constantly visible and inescapable. Three months later, ChildFund International, an international child development and protection agency, continues to assist survivors of the typhoon, which killed 6,000 people and left 1,800 missing, as well as 1.1 million homes damaged or destroyed.
(NAPSI)—A company known for its home-style foods is helping nonprofit groups add to their fundraising menu.
(NAPSI)—On college campuses across the country, a new tradition is growing: the “alternative spring break.” Instead of spending a week with the traditional sun and sand, in ever-growing numbers, college students are spending spring break helping organizations like Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) conduct service projects that make a difference in the lives of those living in Appalachia.
(NAPSI)—According to a survey by Harris Interactive, 75 percent of military families believe that owning a home is one of the most important things to service members upon returning from active duty. The reasons include a desire to have their own residence (73 percent), establishing a household (43 percent), and financial security (36 percent). In addition, the majority of veterans (88 percent) said that owning a home makes them feel safer.
(NewsUSA) - ChildFund has put Richmond, Va., on the map. All over it, actually. The international child-focused development and protection agency currently serves children in 30 countries. Yet, when you count all the places the organization has worked in the 75 years since its 1938 founding, ChildFund has touched lives in nearly 100 nations across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.
(NAPSI)—You may not realize it, but chances are, you are a philanthropist. If you hold bake sales for your children’s school, volunteer to clean up the local watershed, run races for health research or support your place of worship, you fit the definition.
(NAPSI)—If yours is like most families with children in school, you’re the major supplemental source of classroom supply funding, according to the National School Supply and Equipment Association, spending an average of $19 per student on classroom supplies.