Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Student leadership - Parry Sound North Star

Student leadership - Parry Sound North Star: "Wednesday, November 30, 2005

As we reported recently, students at Parry Sound High School (PSHS) raised nearly $1,500 that they contributed to helping people in earthquake-devastated Pakistan.

That’s an accomplishment that reminds us, yet again, how caring and creative the young people in our community can be, and we congratulate them on it.

The initiative these students showed in deciding to raise money to help people in desperate need, and the fundraising success they achieved, reminds us, too, that you don’t have to be rich, powerful, well-established - or even of voting age - to make a real difference in the world around you."

New York Students From the Hewitt School Travel to Gulf Coast to Spread Holiday Cheer

New York Students From the Hewitt School Travel to Gulf Coast to Spread Holiday Cheer: "New York Students From the Hewitt School Travel to Gulf Coast to Spread Holiday Cheer

Prep Students Donate Time and Goods to Help Those Devastated by Hurricane

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of New York students will travel nearly 2,000 miles to spread holiday cheer to areas along the Gulf Coast. Students from the Hewitt School, an independent preparatory school for girls on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, have coordinated a toy, food and clothing drive which will culminate December 7 when they personally deliver their gifts to the region.

The holiday campaign, which started two weeks ago, will provide for the needs of families impacted by Hurricane Katrina and also will help brighten the holidays for local children by providing toys to displaced families that might not have the means to secure gifts for their children. To date, more than 1,200 new toys including dolls, games, books, sports equipment, stuffed animals and arts and crafts kits have been collected."

Oregon Daily Emerald - University of Oregon news and sports - Philanthropy class donates grant to local non-profit

Oregon Daily Emerald - University of Oregon news and sports - Philanthropy class donates grant to local non-profit: "Philanthropy class donates grant to local non-profit
People and Animals Who Serve, a local organization that uses animals to aid in health care, received $10,000

By Nicholas Wilbur
News Reporter

November 30, 2005

Graduate students in professor Renee Irvin’s philanthropy seminar were given a rare opportunity this term: The chance to decide which local non-profit organization is most worthy of receiving the Faye and Lucille Stewart Foundation’s $10,000 award.

To help them arrive at a decision, they spent eight weeks researching organizations’ history, goals and services."

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 | The Modesto Bee-Students fight cancer, honor teacher | The Modesto Bee: "Students fight cancer, honor teacher

Last Updated: November 29, 2005, 04:19:33 AM PST

HUGHSON — Fox Road Elementary School students said goodbye to a longtime teacher Monday at an assembly where they met her family and gave a check to an organization committed to fighting the disease that killed her.

The students raised $2,600 in a Red Ribbon Week walk-a-thon for the American Cancer Society to honor Doris Moore, 58, who died in May after a 14-month struggle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma."

The AFP National Philanthropy Blog

The AFP National Philanthropy Blog has related stories re Youth who have won awards from our chapters.

Monday, November 28, 2005

For Teenager, Volunteering Is Second Nature

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For Teenager, Volunteering Is Second Nature: "For Teenager, Volunteering Is Second Nature
Fauquier Girl Lauded For Preservation Work

By Karin Brulliard
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 24, 2005; Page PW01

Sarah Christian tutors younger students twice a week, helps out at her parents' nonprofit organization, started a conservation club at school, leads children's summer nature camps and, in years past, has sold her homemade peanut butter dog treats to help preserve the leafy Bull Run Mountains near her home in The Plains.

But lest you think the junior at Battlefield High School in Haymarket is simply stacking her rsum for college applications, consider this: Sarah says she hates school, with all of its testing and 'process.' She has no idea where she wants to go to college or what she wants to study. She hasn't the vaguest idea what she wants to be when she grows up."

Young women champion Pittsburgh foundation -

Young women champion Pittsburgh foundation - "What the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania lacks in experience and money, it makes up in moxie.

The 3-year-old foundation recently helped organize a protest of Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts that forced the $2 billion-a-year clothier to agree within a matter of days to pull the offending gear.

In the world of philanthropy where big money translates into clout, the tiny Women and Girls Foundation has quickly made a name for itself. With the foundation's backing, Pittsburgh City Council on Monday approved an ordinance that promotes the selection of women and ethnic minorities on public boards."

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

LA Daily News - Their Opinion

LA Daily News - Their Opinion:
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"well, we must do all we can to help these agencies continue to assist the needy. This is a great opportunity to set a good example for our sensitive and impressionable children and young adults. We must teach the next generation to be aware, accountable and devoted to doing the right and ethical thing. We must also demonstrate to our sons and daughters that America is an honorable and concerned nation. And we must prove to our impressionable offspring that we care about our disadvantaged citizens, that we will reach out a helping hand to our fellow man."

Students get life lesson

Students get life lesson: "Students get life lesson
Volunteers learn about philanthropy firsthand
November 24, 2005

LAWRENCE -- To celebrate National Philanthropy Day, students from various Lawrence Township schools collected donations for the Growing Our Community's Caring project and established a Community Wish Center for the township's needy."

Johnson: Support charities you're passionate about

Johnson: Support charities you're passionate about: "Johnson: Support charities you're passionate about

By By David Rogers, Daily News Staff Writer

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

'When children are exposed to the arts, they expand their hearts and minds,' said Sheila Johnson, the keynote speaker for the Association of Fundraising Professionals luncheon Tuesday.

Part-time Wellington resident Sheila C. Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, gives her children — 19-year-old daughter Paige and 16-year-old son Brett — a $25,000 allowance each year.

This particular allowance, though, has strings attached.

The funds are not for her children's personal use, but are to be used to help others.

Johnson initiated the practice to foster the spirit of philanthropy in her children."

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Pueblo Chieftain Online - Pueblo, Colorado U.S.A

The Pueblo Chieftain Online - Pueblo, Colorado U.S.A: "That changed when Pueblo native son Bill Hybl became a top executive. Now El Pomar’s CEO, he has expanded the reach of El Pomar through much of the state, and has programs involving both high school and college students in learning the business of philanthropy."

KRT Wire | 11/22/2005 | Students work to pad college resumes

KRT Wire | 11/22/2005 | Students work to pad college resumes: "Students work to pad college resumes


The Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. - Anna Aleksandrova can't recall all the hours she has spent volunteering during the past four years.

She tutors students, judges middle-school science fairs and has spent her summers volunteering at the Orlando Science Center. As president of two service organizations, she sings Christmas carols at a retirement home and organizes parties for a Boys and Girls Club. But her favorite volunteer activity, she says, is returning to Teague Middle School in Altamonte Springs, Fla., to help the teachers who taught her English when she came here from Russia in seventh grade."

Belfast Telegraph-Thousands of pupils going potty for charity

Belfast Telegraph: "Thousands of pupils going potty for charity

By Kathryn Torney
22 November 2005

Thousands of young people in schools across Northern Ireland are going 'potty' in a bid to raise vital funds for a leading cancer charity.

The Mini Pots of Hope programme, launched earlier this year by Yellow Pages and Marie Curie Cancer Care, provides a fun opportunity for pupils to get their hands dirty by planting daffodils and taking them home in their own personally designed flower pots.

Up to 3,600 pupils from 47 primary schools across the province are currently planting and decorating their pots from the grow-your-own kits"

Monday, November 21, 2005

Association of Fundraising Professionals | Youth in Philanthropy | Youth in Philanthropy News and Links

From the AFP Website
Association of Fundraising Professionals | Youth in Philanthropy | Youth in Philanthropy News and Links: "YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY: AFP AND 4-H PLAN COMMUNITY PILOTS

(Nov. 21, 2005) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is pleased to announce a partnership with 4-H to expand the understanding of philanthropy and fundraising among youth in communities across the United States."

Friday, November 18, 2005 - Smiling kids launches birthday parties with a purpose - Parents & Kids - News Coverage: "For families, birthdays offer a wonderful opportunity to introduce the idea of charitable giving to their children. Dana Bache of Wayland recently hosted a Smiling Kids Birthday Party for her children: 7-year-old Caroline and 9-year-old Ryan. 'It was quite gratifying to see our children so excited about" | 11/18/2005 | Children learn the ABCs of giving | 11/18/2005 | Children learn the ABCs of giving: "Students collect water to help the victims of Katrina and see firsthand the importance of the Golden Rule.


Students in Miami-Dade County public schools know the meaning of philanthropy -- they have collected more for the United Way than any other school district in the country.

''We've had a long partnership with the Miami-Dade public school system,'' says Tammy Klingler, senior vice president for United Way's Miami-Dade chapter. ``No other school system comes close anywhere in the country.''

After Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, students wanted to help and Klingler says the United Way suggested collecting bottled water."

Quaker Valley students work to raise $2.5 million to build New Orleans a school

Quaker Valley students work to raise $2.5 million to build New Orleans a school: "Quaker Valley students work to raise $2.5 million to build New Orleans a school

Thursday, November 17, 2005
By Alisha Hipwell

Some Quaker Valley High School students have set a lofty goal for themselves and the rest of the state's 501 school districts: Raise no less than $2.5 million by April for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Specifically, the students in Quaker Valley's Student Service Learning Center want the money to be used to rebuild a school or schools damaged or destroyed by the August hurricane that devastated New Orleans"

Thursday, November 17, 2005

delawareonline � The News Journal � Putting the pedal to the metal for charity

delawareonline � The News Journal � Putting the pedal to the metal for charity: "y KIM HOEY
Special to The News Journal

Not many 19-year-olds can say they may have single-handedly influenced an entire country, but Christina Fierro can.

Last year Fierro collected 131 bikes for Pedals For Progress, a nonprofit organization that gives used bicycles to people in underprivileged areas. The bikes were sent to Nicaragua, where they could help adults commute to work or children get to school, said AnnMarie Rolls, office manager for the New Jersey based organization."

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 2006 William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. - Local News - 11/16/2005 - College to buy distance learning equipment: "n In the president's report, Daniel said the national office of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals has announced Midland College's Students in Philanthropy (SIP) Club has been chosen to receive the 2006 William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy.

The group will get the award at AFP's International Conference in Atlanta, Ga., in April. SIP received the Permian Basin AFP's 'Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award' in 1999."

The Herald - lifestyles-Check out youth funds

The Herald - lifestyles: "The Rock Hill Youth Council Philanthropy and Service program will award grants of up to $500 to youth-led projects that address an important issue or need in the community."

Telegraph | News | Charity begins in schools

Telegraph | News | Charity begins in schools: "Plans to encourage a charitable culture among young people by giving every secondary school �500 to put towards its own charity bank account were described as ridiculous economics last night."

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Monterey County Herald | 11/15/2005 | Time not a factor for charitable teen

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Monterey County Herald | 11/15/2005 | Time not a factor for charitable teen: "Time not a factor for charitable teen

Notre Dame High student rewarded for full slate of school, community service


Herald Staff Writer

Molly Leach doesn't have any more time in her day than anyone else. But she seems to spend it more wisely than many of us do.

Not to mention more generously.

She gives it to charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Dorothy's Kitchen, Meals on Wheels and Project Santa.

She gives it to her school, Notre Dame High in Salinas, where she was president of her freshman and sophomore classes and now, as a senior, is president of the student body."

Send us your work!

Send us your work!: "GenerationPulse is a new virtual community for the Teens of New Orleans and other teens around the country who want to reach out to them. This website, to be launched in November/ December 2005, will be designed for youth and by youth. That is, whether you are a teen who has been directly affected by Hurricane Katrina or just one who cares about those who have been directly affected, we need YOU to send writing, art and photos to be published on the new GenerationPulse website starting this Fall/Winter.

Please submit writings (essays, poetry, prose, journal pages), visual art (digital, paintings, illustrations, doodles), photography, any combination of the above, along with anything else you have created and think would fit this website."

Friday, November 11, 2005

Business in | A community effort: Elementary students and Cianbro donate to Red Cross

Business in | A community effort: Elementary students and Cianbro donate to Red Cross: "A community effort: Elementary students and Cianbro donate to Red Cross

PITTSFIELD, Maine—Cianbro’s effort to help with disaster relief in the storm-wracked Gulf Coast region got a boost from area school children recently.

After Hurricane Katrina devastated the coastal regions of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama in early September, Cianbro CEO Pete Vigue pledged that the company would match every dollar its employees donated to the American Red Cross in the aftermath.

Cianbro team members weren’t the only ones inspired to do something to help. At the same time, students and teachers at Pittsfield’s Vickery and Manson Park elementary schools were organizing their own fundraising efforts. When they learned of Vigue’s pledge, they asked if Cianbro would match their own contributions as well—a challenge the company happily took up. "

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Lawrence school leaders to collect donations

Lawrence school leaders to collect donations: "Lawrence school leaders to collect donations

November 10, 2005
LAWRENCE -- In celebration of National Philanthropy Day, the Lawrence Township School Foundation will accept donations of beds and bedding, children's books, coats, gloves, hats, canned goods, toiletries, diapers, couches and cash for groceries from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday at the foundation office, 5626 Lawton Loop E. Drive, on the west side of the Soldier's Memorial Chapel.

The donations are part of LTSF's effort to create a community wish center and get involved in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana program, Growing Our Community's Character."

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Philanthropy program for girls | �

Philanthropy program for girls | �: "Philanthropy program for girls
By Jeff Commings
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 11.09.2005

The Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona is looking for about a dozen girls to participate in a program that will teach them about philanthropy and grant writing.
The program, called Unidas, is returning after a yearlong break to 'focus on nonprofit organizations, what role they serve in the community and how to develop a grant-making process,' said executive director Laura Penny.
The girls should be enrolled in a Tucson high school, although Penny said those not in school are welcome to apply and possibly 'bring that kind of life experience to the group.'"

The Record - News - 11/09/2005 - Penny Harvest a timely lesson

The Record - News - 11/09/2005 - Penny Harvest a timely lesson: "Remember that old saying 'Pennies make dollars'?
That may not mean much today, when a dollar doesn't get you much more than a penny could 40 or 50 years ago.


But to schoolchildren in Stillwater, 270 pounds of pennies (worth about $450) is translating into $9,000 in a trade with the Penny Harvest Program, which is coordinated locally by the Community Foundation of the Capital Region and the New York State Service Learning Leadership Institute.
Penny Harvest is a program that is intended to teach young people the value of philanthropy on America, " - Economist & Sun Story-The winner of a prestigious Ontario award has his eye on a career in social work. - Economist & Sun Story: "The winner of a prestigious Ontario award has his eye on a career in social work.

Earlier this month, Lt.-Gov. James Bartleman presented Jeffery Siu of Markham with the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers during a ceremony at Queen's Park.

Mr. Siu was one of 18 young people from across Ontario to receive the award"

I’m with stupid (Metro Times Detroit)

I’m with stupid (Metro Times Detroit): "Last week, the squeaky-clean, yet oh-so-dirty retailer Abercrombie & Fitch found itself steeped in controversy once again. On Nov. 1 a group of high-school girls in Pennsylvania announced they were staging a “girlcott” of a series of the retailer’s baby Ts, emblazoned with such phrases as “Who needs a brain when you have these?” and the sisterhood-inspiring “Do I make you look fat?”

The teens, part of the Girls as Grantmakers youth philanthropy program, said the T’s are demeaning and derogatory, and asked A&F to pull them from shelves. A&F, which specializes in homogenized, all-American apparel in every shade of khaki known to man, has landed in hot water before, for its soft-core porn catalogs and a class-action federal discrimination lawsuit over its hiring practices. It’s also pulled offensive T-shirts in the past, like “Two Wongs make it white,” a shirt featuring two Asian men working at a laundry service."

Monday, November 07, 2005

Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's Detroit Business: "Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
By Laura Bommarito
• November 07, 2005

Community service projects are helping young people learn to lead while meeting community needs through the Youth as Resources program of the Southgate-based Guidance Center.

Accomplishments of the groups include building a wheelchair ramp for a home, planning a carnival for 80 low-income children and providing a substance-abuse prevention series to fifth-grade students in Melvindale"

Friday, November 04, 2005 - The Beacon - Local News-Learning philanthropic ways - The Beacon - Local News: "Learning philanthropic ways
By Casey Lyons/ Staff Writer
Thursday, November 3, 2005

It feels like any high level board room in corporate America or a scene out of Donald Trump's 'Apprentice.' But it's not. It's an Acton-Boxborough Regional High School conference room and the powerful executives are students.
A new program called Youth in Philanthropy trusts $10,000 in the hands of teenagers who will analyze applications from nonprofit organizations in need and decide which should get the money. "

Thursday, November 03, 2005 - Journal Star Neighbors-Derek Bowen finds helping others is a great way to help himself - Journal Star Neighbors: "Derek Bowen finds helping others is a great way to help himself

Thursday, November 3, 2005


PEORIA - If Derek Bowen ever has the word 'philanthropy' on a vocabulary test, rest assured he'll know the definition.

In one year, the Manual High School junior devoted 78.5 hours to helping others. It would have been a commendable achievement for any full-time high school student. But only those who truly know Bowen know just how remarkable this achievement is for a youth to whom life has been less than kind."

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Newswise | Kids Helping Kids: Harnessing the Spirit of Giving

Newswise | Kids Helping Kids: Harnessing the Spirit of Giving
Newswise — Are kids naturally generous? Many seem to be, but they all need guidance. Teaching about giving is an important step every parent can take toward raising responsible, caring children. Getting children on the right path at an early age is the focus of 26 Steps, a family philanthropy program launched recently by Children’s Hospital Boston. The program offers tips, tools, exercises and resources to help parents nurture the next generation of philanthropists, developing habits of independence, kindness, good judgment and responsibility.

Top Stories - The Olympian - Teen is making a difference

Top Stories - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington: "Teen is making a difference
Young philanthropist honored for giving time to senior center



After her grandfather died, Olympia resident Melanie Lovaas took to volunteering at the Senior Center.
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She spends most of her time filing papers and preparing the exercise machines for seniors to stay active, but she also has taken her work a step further"

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

IDSnews.com20-year old Millionaire-Farrah Gray, a self-made millionaire by age 14, recognizes there's more to richness than money alone "An important staple of Gray's career has been his emphasis on philanthropy. His basic tenet is, 'The more you have, the more you should give.' Gray has stood behind his promise to give to others by donating all his speaking fees -- which can be upwards of $10,000 per engagement -- and royalties from the sales of his books to the Farrah Gray Foundation,, which helps fund entrepreneurial ventures by young individuals and after-school programs for inner-city students."