Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Orlando Philanthropy Examiner: Bringing Up Philanthropy

Orlando Philanthropy Examiner: Bringing Up Philanthropy: "At ages four and six, I am still wondering if my children are going to grow into compassionate, philanthropic young men or the type who only give occasionally at Christmas and during natural disasters. But I am doing what I can and praying for God to take care of the rest. A recent article by Tiffany Stuart in the monthly Focus on the Family magazine outlined four principles for “Raising Kids Who Care.” These are:

1. Lead by example.
2. Family service.
3. Use the power of media.
4. Let kids care."

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Kids Donate Allowance Money To A Greensboro Charity | digtriad.com | Triad, NC | Local News

Kids Donate Allowance Money To A Greensboro Charity | digtriad.com | Triad, NC | Local News: "Greensboro, NC-- Three kids in Greensboro decided they could do more than spend their allowance money on themselves.

They decided to spread their wealth and give to a charitable organization that helps others.

Tuesday morning, 13 year-old Jake Froelich, 11 year-old brother Harrison Froelich and their 7 year-old sister Lucy walked into United Way of Greensboro and handed them $167 in cash."

Teenager prepares for 8,000-mile charity bike challenge (From Daily Echo)

Teenager prepares for 8,000-mile charity bike challenge (From Daily Echo): "A HAMPSHIRE teenager is about to embark on an 8,000-mile adventure from Cairo to Cape Town in aid of charity."

Friday, December 19, 2008

Islesboro youngsters create food pantry

Islesboro youngsters create food pantry: "Christian Education director Sharon Dawbin, of Islesboro's Second Baptist Church, said, 'It was their idea.' Other years, the Sunday school students assembled food items to take to a mainland food pantry, but this year one 11-year-old came to Mrs. Dawbin and said she had heard her parents talking about how winter might be hard for some people on the island and wondered if the students could do something about that. While none of the children personally know anyone who needs help, Krystal said 'some older people might need the pantry,' as might other people who were having trouble because 'prices are going up.'"

Young philanthropists give back - Winkler Times - Manitoba, CA

Young philanthropists give back - Winkler Times - Manitoba, CA: "The Garden Valley Collegiate Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) group has several holiday fundraisers coming up this month.

On Friday, Dec. 19 from 4:30-10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., YiP students will be at the Southland Mall selling African-made beads for the BeadforLife program.

BeadforLife hires poverty-stricken Ugandan women to turn recycled paper into colourful beaded jewelry, which is then sold overseas to help fund various community development projects in Africa. Necklaces and bracelets are available in a range of colours and sizes, and sell for between $7-$32."

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Youth Philanthropy Council seeks grant applications | newsleader.com | The News Leader

Youth Philanthropy Council seeks grant applications | newsleader.com | The News Leader: "STAUNTON — The Youth Philanthropy Council of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge announced in a press release today the availability of $10,000 in grant funding to support projects addressing youth needs. The announcement comes following a needs assessment conducted by the council to determine the most pressing needs of young people within the community."

Monday, December 08, 2008

AFP > Youth in Philanthropy | Other Youth in Philanthropy Links > AFP Chapter Feedback Helps Youth in Philanthropy Grow

AFP > Youth in Philanthropy | Other Youth in Philanthropy Links > AFP Chapter Feedback Helps Youth in Philanthropy Grow: "AFP Chapter Feedback Helps Youth in Philanthropy Grow

(Dec. 8, 2008) Over one hundred AFP chapters responded to a recent Youth in Philanthropy survey offering a new perspective on the challenges of starting and sustaining Youth in Philanthropy programs.

Fifty three percent said their AFP chapter has an existing Youth in Philanthropy program. Of those, 43 percent identified Youth in Philanthropy awards given at National Philanthropy Day® events as their main program."

New Faces of Philanthropy (For Impact) | forimpact.org

New Faces of Philanthropy (For Impact) | forimpact.org: "New Faces of Philanthropy (For Impact)

Nick Fellers | December 8, 2008

Last week’s Barron’s weekly magazine featured a story on the New Faces of Philanthropy. It’s a look at Gen X and younger/generational philanthropists (’Next-Gen Givers’).

The article is worth a read if only for this excerpt (my bold caps):"

Friday, December 05, 2008

Students distribute L.A. Guide to Giving | The Homeroom | Los Angeles Times

Students distribute L.A. Guide to Giving | The Homeroom | Los Angeles Times: "The brief sketch by Knight, a senior at Marlborough School, is one of 50 profiles of nonprofit organizations released this week in the L.A. Guide to Giving, a publication created by and for students to encourage philanthropy.

The guide is being distributed for free to schools, libraries, restaurants, banks and other merchants and will appear as an insert in local newspapers. It is a creation of YouthGive, a Bay Area-based organization of social entrepreneurs on a mission to enable young people and their families to engage and improve their community and the world."

Supporting Youth in Philanthropy—How does your AFP Chapter fit the bill?

Supporting Youth in Philanthropy—How does your AFP Chapter fit the bill?

With National Philanthropy Day events fresh in everyone’s minds, now is the time to share your Youth in Philanthropy Award story and pictures.

Get inspiration from viewing the short video submitted by Great Toronto Chapter’s 2007 Youth in Philanthropy Awardees, Sanjay and Sophia Sugumar.
http://afptoronto.org/index.php/national-philanthropy-day/awards-lunch-vignettes-2007/28

Read about the work of the extraordinary young man who was named the 2008 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by the Northern New England Chapter, and be amazed at what happened to him after he spoke at the 2008 National Philanthropy Day Award Banquet in Portland, Maine. >See photo and article

AFP CEO, Paulette Maehara, CAE, joined the Orange County Chapter in Anaheim, California, to congratulate its Outstanding Youth, Morgan Wickett. This caring young woman was nominated for her philanthropic work by three organizations: The Alzheimer’s Association, the Orange County Chapter and Calvary Chapel Grace Children’s Ministry. (See photo)

What did your chapter do this year to recognize Youth in Philanthropy at your National Philanthropy Day event? Send us your video, story or photos and we’ll share your example. Email them to pbj@afpnet.org at AFP.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

New philanthropists more global | ajc.com

New philanthropists more global | ajc.com: "New philanthropists more global
Children more involved than parents were

By Christopher Quinn

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The wealthiest generation ever is moving toward retirement and turning to its children to keep its money working.

The combination of parental money and youthful idealism is creating a new group of philanthropists who are more hands-on and globally aware than their parents."

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

News 8 Austin | 24 Hour Local News | LOCAL NEWS | Students get a practical lesson on philanthropy

News 8 Austin | 24 Hour Local News | LOCAL NEWS | Students get a practical lesson on philanthropy: "We've been learning about philanthropy, which is giving of your time talent or treasure for the common good,' student Emily Kuster said. 'We also learned about where our stuff is going, to help people.'

The drive is sponsored by A Legacy of Giving, a nonprofit organization that teaches kids about philanthropy by getting them involved in their community."

12-year-old hopes to raise $300 million to fight autism | courier-journal | The Courier-Journal

12-year-old hopes to raise $300 million to fight autism | courier-journal | The Courier-Journal: "welve-year-old Michala Riggle has a big dream -- raising $300 million to build a center to help children like her younger brother Evan beat autism."

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Need Your Help for a BlogHer Post: Kids and Philanthropy

From Beth Kanter's Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Need Your Help for a BlogHer Post: Kids and Philanthropy: "I'm working on what has become my annual holiday post at BlogHer on the topic: Helping kids understand why it is better to give than to receive.

I have many examples from my own children and those of Sharing Foundation stakeholders - many who are adoptive parents and have encouraged their children to give back to Cambodia. Take for example the lemon stand fundraiser. And, my own children have participated in many Cambodian fundraising projects and more recently Harry has taken to environmental activism and fundraising."

Monday, November 24, 2008

Youths propel a push toward volunteerism - The Boston Globe

Youths propel a push toward volunteerism - The Boston Globe: "and social entrepreneurship among youth - from middle-schoolers to graduates with advanced degrees - have risen dramatically over the last decade.

Today's teenagers and young adults, thanks to encouragement from their baby boomer parents, an Internet revolution that makes the world feel smaller every day, and a growing number of service and nonprofit-career preparation programs at colleges, are far more likely than their predecessors to seek out ways to give back and to shape the world they will inherit."

Kids embrace the spirit of giving | csmonitor.com

Kids embrace the spirit of giving | csmonitor.com: "The very rich and the very famous capture the headlines for their charitable giving. But another group of avid philanthropists is also leaving its mark. Young people from grade school on are engaged as never before in making a direct difference in the world. They are donating via the Internet to favorite projects overseas, creating their own nonprofits to pursue social causes, and becoming grantmakers on foundation boards to foster change in their home communities."

Philanthropy Award for Fairhaven's Village Books - Fairhaven Neighborhood - Bellingham Washington Real Estate

Philanthropy Award for Fairhaven's Village Books - Fairhaven Neighborhood - Bellingham Washington Real Estate: "Colin Flynn and Anders Crabo went beyond mere fundraising for their senior year culminating project to literally leave a legacy for the future. The Sehome High School students graduated in June 2008. They spent 15 days during the summer of 2007 biking 1,200 miles throughout Washington state to raise money for an endowment fund they established at the Whatcom Community Foundation."

Living | Mercer Island teen opts for charity at his bar mitzvah | Seattle Times Newspaper

Living | Mercer Island teen opts for charity at his bar mitzvah | Seattle Times Newspaper: "Ultimately, they contribute to the foundation, which suggests a donation of $5 per invitation mailed. In Ben's case, that would be about $500. 'Ben just felt that this invitation did what he wanted to do with his bar mitzvah,' Fox-Dewhurst said. 'He said, 'That is so incredibly cool, Mom.' '

The JFR each month sends money to nearly 1,200 verified rescuers in 26 countries. The greatest numbers are in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Hungary; 17 are in the U.S. Most are Catholic, some Muslim, and their stories are verified by Jerusalem's Yad Vashem, a 55-year-old organization that documents the history of Jews during the Holocaust and those who helped save them."

Monday, November 10, 2008

WCSH6.com | Portland, ME | Yarmouth Youth Honored

WCSH6.com | Portland, ME | Yarmouth Youth Honored: "DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (NEWSCENTER) -- 17 year old Jake Gallagher of Yarmouth was awarded the Outstanding Youth in Philanthrophy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England chapter last week for his fundraising and volunteer work for Safe Passage. Safe Passage is a Maine not-for-profit that helps children who live in a garbage dump near Guatemala City. It was founded by Hanley Denning, who was killed in a car accident in Guatemala in 2007."

Saturday, November 08, 2008

St. Catharines Standard - Ontario, CA

St. Catharines Standard - Ontario, CA: "Mike VandenDool didn't want any recognition or awards for what he was trying to do. In the end, he just wanted to help other kids.

Nevertheless, the 12-year-old St. Catharines boy probably would have been proud to have his work recognized, his father said."

Friday, November 07, 2008

WIMBLEDON TODAY | NEWS | Mwendwa brothers shine for charity

WIMBLEDON TODAY | NEWS | Mwendwa brothers shine for charity: "WHEN 15-year old Ennan Mwendwa went to Kenya on a family holiday two years ago, he brought back more than a few holiday snaps.

Shocked by the poverty and destitution he saw, he decided with his brothers Alan, 22, and James, eight, to do something.

Together they founded a charity to provide education and hope for children in the tiny village of Matende in Kakamega, western Kenya."

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Trinity students learn about the world by donating :: Neighbors :: Post-Tribune

Trinity students learn about the world by donating :: Neighbors :: Post-Tribune: "Besides getting a good academic education, students at Trinity Lutheran School are learning to care for those less fortunate than they are.

Each student has chosen a charity to which they contribute through their chapel offerings. The projects are administered through Lutheran World Relief."

Monday, November 03, 2008

Top teen philanthropist contest recognizes charitable contributions of young Canadians - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Top teen philanthropist contest recognizes charitable contributions of young Canadians - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca: "It’s a good thing, then, that Canadian parents are doing a good job of raising socially responsible teenagers. A recent survey suggests this is the case. The survey results indicated that some 84 per cent of Canadians from 13 to 19 volunteer at least five hours a year to charitable causes. This is compared with 42 per cent of Canadians overall. And when it comes to donating their own money, much of it earned in part-time jobs, teens report giving an average of $293 a year. With some three million teens in the country, that number translates into tens of millions of dollars being put to work in their communities."

Education: Class notes | delawareonline | The News Journal

Education: Class notes | delawareonline | The News Journal: "Brandywine fundraising group honors three volunteers

The Brandywine Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals named winners of the 2008 Youth in Philanthropy Awards. Kathryn Cunningham of Chadds Ford, Pa., was recognized for fundraising efforts while Annie Rose Baum of Newark and Garrett Browne Lyons III of Greenville were honored for volunteer work."

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

DCF's youth philanthropy board convenes | delawareonline | The News Journal

DCF's youth philanthropy board convenes | delawareonline | The News Journal: "wenty-five enthusiastic New Castle County students representing 25 area high schools have been selected to serve on the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) for 2008-2009. The Board, along with their advisors and guests, convened at the Community Service Building on Wednesday, October 22."

Monday, October 27, 2008

Lawrence High class offers high tech way to help nonprofits - EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Lawrence High class offers high tech way to help nonprofits - EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: "Free Web sites for nonprofit groups

Any local community or nonprofit group that can't afford to build its own computer web site can have the work done for free by students at the Business Management & Finance High School, on the Lawrence High School campus."

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

10 Teens Honored for Their Volunteer Work

10 Teens Honored for Their Volunteer Work: "10 Teens Honored for Their Volunteer Work
Wednesday October 22, 2008
I received a press release that highlighted 10 teens who volunteer on a regular basis, it’s part of their life and most of all, they enjoy it. And these lucky teens got recognized by Disney and Miley Cyrus for their efforts, very cool. Teens want to be involved, they want to be with peers and they want something to do. The right volunteer opportunity can fulfill all of these for your teen. Check some out and talk to your teen about it. Here is the relea"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Eleven-Year old Oregon Boy Summits Kilimanjaro for Charity - Salem-News.Com

Eleven-Year old Oregon Boy Summits Kilimanjaro for Charity - Salem-News.Com: "(WEST LINN, Ore.) - 11-year old Parker Huffman of West Linn, Oregon has become the third youngest person in the world to summit Africa's tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, which stands at 19,340 ft. At 6:30 AM on Sept. 27th, 2008, Parker reached the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro solo, under the guidance of his two trusted guides from Tanzania under clear skies and perfect weather conditions."

Monday, October 20, 2008

Chesham children carry charity message - Communities - Chesham

Chesham children carry charity message - Communities - Chesham: "Children came up with a novel way to highlight the plight of those who do not have access to water.
Year six pupils from Our Lady's School in Amersham Road, Chesham walked down the hill and to the town hall in Chesham to meet Councillor Alison Pirouet, the mayor of the town.
They were all carrying buckets of water to highlight the plight of children in third world"

Friday, October 17, 2008

Only Positive News » Blog Archive » Dutch Boy Creates Toys for the World

Only Positive News » Blog Archive » Dutch Boy Creates Toys for the World: "Oliver...Making a Positive Difference with his Toys

When kids around the world feel connected and accountable for other kids around the world, we have the beginnings of a movement that could make a real difference globally.

Take Oliver, a 12 year-old Dutch boy with a vision: to raise money for poor orphans in Kenya by organizing an auction of Playmobil toys. These toys will be auctioned off at the last day of this PlayWorldWide weekend at the 8th and 9th of November in the Netherlands. The remaining toys will be donated to orphans of the Kenyan Macheo orphanage (http://www.macheo.org)."

Thursday, October 16, 2008

LaJollaLight.com | Interact Club builds homes in Mexico

LaJollaLight.com | Interact Club builds homes in Mexico: "The La Jolla High School-based Interact Club will head for Tijuana later this month in an effort to attain their goal of building five homes this year for impoverished Mexican families.

The club, a community service organization supported by the La Jolla Rotary Club, provides students with valuable community service projects and leadership opportunities, said adviser Cal Mann."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Penn State Live - Student idea leads to nationwide fundraising effort for autism

Penn State Live - Student idea leads to nationwide fundraising effort for autism: "University Park, Pa. — In 2006, a year before they graduated from Penn State, then-students Adam Dorfman and Andrew Moses co-founded a fundraising event to benefit autism, a growing national concern. They believed the autism community needed a voice, and their efforts have resulted in $450,000 being raised for the cause over the last three years — and in more college students joining the effort."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bellmore girl does dream job in pajama drive -- Newsday.com

Bellmore girl does dream job in pajama drive -- Newsday.com: "Samantha Scoca, a seventh-grader at Grand Avenue Middle School in Bellmore, has been named a 'leader of tomorrow' by the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Long Island chapter for collecting some 300 pairs of pajamas and $870 during a pajama drive last winter to benefit foster children and families through the Education & Assistance Corp. in Hempstead. She will be honored at a ceremony in Uniondale next month."

Friday, October 10, 2008

Students get hands-on lesson in philanthropy - Las Vegas Sun

Students get hands-on lesson in philanthropy - Las Vegas Sun: "If you had $5,000 to give away, who would you give it to?

That's the question local students will need to answer through a yearlong program focusing on getting students excited about philanthropy.

Four high schools — Basic, Green Valley, Palo Verde and Valley — will learn this year what it takes to find worthwhile nonprofit groups that support local community causes and decide which deserve some free funding."

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Duncan Banner - Crider to be honored along with celebrities at SF gala

The Duncan Banner - Crider to be honored along with celebrities at SF gala: "Crider raised more than $50,000 for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food 4 Kids program and will be recognized as a Backpack Program Hero by the international organization OneXOne at a gala dinner in San Francisco on Oct. 23. Crider was dubbed a “Hunger All Star” by Tyson Foods, who donated 35,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank in his honor.

He was selected as the 2007 Outstanding Youth Making a Difference by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Oklahoma City Chapter."

Kids give it some welly to help flood victims - ChronicleLive

Kids give it some welly to help flood victims - ChronicleLive: "CARING youngsters have been raising money to help tots whose North East nursery was devastated by flooding.

Girls at Newcastle Church High, Jesmond, were inspired to help after discovering their facilities and equipment were destroyed by the recent flooding in Morpeth."

Students help nonprofits during intense BAP competition - 09 Oct 2008

Students help nonprofits during intense BAP competition - 09 Oct 2008: "Take 50 college students who don't know each other, add several complicated business challenges, give them 12 hours, and what do you get at the end? Great ideas for three struggling not-for-profit organizations and real-world business experience for the accounting, finance, and IT majors."

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

West Linn sixth-grader climbs highest mountain in Africa - Breaking News From Oregon & Portland - Oregonlive.com

West Linn sixth-grader climbs highest mountain in Africa - Breaking News From Oregon & Portland - Oregonlive.com: "Parker's trying to help Bend-based Nomad Charities build a 36-bed facility in Kibwezi that will house children orphaned by the village's AIDS epidemic. The charity is run by Jenn and Jeanette Hofmann, Parker's aunts."

Coffee fundraiser aims towards a greater cause - News

Coffee fundraiser aims towards a greater cause - News: "While sipping a hot, fresh cup of coffee each morning, most students don't consider that this could be preserving an endangered species habitat, or ensuring fare wages for farmers and lowering the use of child laborers. However, this is the case for those who purchased coffee from the Western Anthropology and Society Club (WASC) Fair Trade Coffee Campaign."

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Philanthropy Games By And For Kids And Donors

By Michele Donohue
Poverty in Haiti, fumbling rescue efforts during Hurricane Katrina, medical racism against prisoners are topics that are barely thought about by teenagers.

But Brooklyn teens thought that these sensitive, complex issues needed exposure – and create games to do just that.

‘’We give them free reign to decide what topic they want to pick – and they inevitably pick the most difficult topics you could imagine,’’ said Barry Joseph, director of online the leadership program at Global Kids, a New York-based nonprofit that teaches urban youth how to develop and create online games that highlight social issues. The nonprofit’s Playing 4 Keeps after school program has kids meeting twice a week after school to talk about global topics and develop a social game. ‘’You have to figure out how to generalize [the issue], so it works in the game context, without trivializing it,’’ said Joseph."

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

New program pairs Oles with local nonprofits

New program pairs Oles with local nonprofits: "Nine St. Olaf students immersed themselves in the world of nonprofits and communal living this summer through a new program called Leaders for Social Change.

As part of the program, these students completed academic internships with local nonprofit organizations while living together and participating in weekly seminars on social change and civic engagement. Several of the students involved in the program will talk about their experience during chapel this Thursday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. Their chapel talk will be streamed live and archived online. A reception will follow from 11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Buntrock Commons Sun Ballroom."

Schoolchildren raise $173,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - April McClelland-Copeland's Philanthropy - Cleveland.com

Schoolchildren raise $173,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - April McClelland-Copeland's Philanthropy - Cleveland.com: "Northeast Ohio's children mean business when it comes to raising money for a good cause. It took only three weeks for more than 100,000 students throughout the area to raise $173,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the Olive Garden's 14th annual Pasta for Pennies program. Students at 187 schools in Northeast Ohio emptied their pocket change into collection jars to raise money for research and services."

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Foundation Grants | Foundation Funding

Foundation Grants | Foundation Funding: "Unity Foundation Jumpstarts Youth Philanthropy

More than 3000 students from the statewide Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) program learned that they will have the opportunity to work with peer groups to grant $1000 during the course of the school year to a worthy cause of their choice. And, they won’t have to wash cars or hold bake sales to do it."

Monday, September 22, 2008

Raining cats and dogs: A different kind of children's birthday party - WalletPop Blog

Raining cats and dogs: A different kind of children's birthday party - WalletPop Blog: "The evening of the party was gray and drizzly. Perhaps it affected attendance. 'Only' 50 children came. From her cheerleader microphone, the 6-year-old party girl invited 'cash donations for our animal friends.' The bucket read, 'Any donations would be purr-fect.'

You can be sure that it gave Addie Gardiner far more than yet another dizzying array of Made-in-China toys. You can also be sure that she didn't 'go without' on her birthday.

'That's what grandparents are for,' her mother remarked, laughing."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Binghamton University Pipe Dream | With grant, BU offers new course in giving

Binghamton University Pipe Dream | With grant, BU offers new course in giving: "Next fall students at Binghamton University will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on philanthropic project designed to hone their skills in decision-making — a program that is available at only nine other schools across the country."

Springbanc Philanthropy Advisors: Youth Philanthropy

Springbanc Philanthropy Advisors: Youth Philanthropy: "Youth Philanthropy
Youth Philanthropy is one of my personal passions. Earlier this week Nestle issued a press release announcing their sponsorship of a program I developed - the Pasadena Independent School Foundation Program (PISFP)."

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

WMU News - Students to award grants to local charities

WMU News - Students to award grants to local charities: "KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is one of 10 institutions nationwide selected to participate in a program that promotes philanthropic education by allowing students to grant $15,000 to local charities."

Friday, September 12, 2008

Campaign to motivate youths for charity work

Campaign to motivate youths for charity work: "JEDDAH: The television host of a highly successful Islamic program has launched a campaign to get one million Arab youths to volunteer for charity work in Ramadan."

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Barrow boys and girls race to record | theage.com.au

Barrow boys and girls race to record | theage.com.au: "IT RESEMBLED nothing so much as a chaotic re-enactment of a failed Dardanelles charge of enemy trenches, but in 30 seconds students of Carey Baptist Grammar School claimed the world record for the largest human wheelbarrow race.

In so doing, the school raised funds for two charity programs. One suspects some of the funds might be redeployed for a consignment of oxygen tents and hernia trusses for the 80 or so students who fell in battle, the finishing line an unobtainable horizon."

Friday, September 05, 2008

LancasterOnline.com:Religion:Bishop at Sacred Heart

LancasterOnline.com:Religion:Bishop at Sacred Heart: "Rhoades made time to visit three students who represented Kids Who Care of Pennsylvania, seventh-graders Julian Brown and Nathan Allen and fifth-grader Javier Brown.

Julian Brown, who two years ago founded the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless children, won the 2007 Youth of the Year Award from the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for raising nearly $3,000 for local and international charities."

Friday, August 29, 2008

'Young Heroes' Awarded for Charity and Activism | The Jewish Exponent

'Young Heroes' Awarded for Charity and Activism | The Jewish Exponent: "Because of her efforts, Brown was chosen as one of 60 winners of this year's Commerce Bank Young Heroes Award, given by the National Liberty Museum. The annual award recognizes those between 8 and 18 who have made a positive contribution to society through charity and activism, as well as excelling both in and out of the classroom."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Foundation links young leaders to nonprofits : La Crosse Tribune

Foundation links young leaders to nonprofits : La Crosse Tribune: "Young leaders will have the opportunity to become engaged in their community through a new La Crosse Community Foundation club designed to help them develop relationships with nonprofit organizations, coordinators said Wednesday."

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

VOA News - Claire's Bears Bring Comfort to Kids With Facial Deformities

VOA News - Claire's Bears Bring Comfort to Kids With Facial Deformities: "It is difficult at any age to learn about rejection, denial, and disappointment, but for children born with a cleft lip and palate, becoming a social outcast is far too common. As Erika Celeste reports, an American teenager in the southern state of Mississippi is doing her best to help kids with clefts overcome their difficulties."

Brunei takes part in Southeast Asia Children Charity Summit

Brunei takes part in Southeast Asia Children Charity Summit: "Two students from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) - Khairunnisa Aqilah Ariffin and Alvin Wang Kang Loon - recently represented the country at the first Southeast Asia Children Charity Summit at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Among the goals of the summit, themed 'Together We Share', are to raise social awareness among university students, raise funds for the less privileged children in Southeast Asia and enhance regional integration in Southeast Asia."

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Building Vs. Blowing Up
Games aimed to change kids’ idea of nonprofits

By Michele Donohue
Choose whether your child goes to school to learn or works in a rum distillery to make money. Choose whether a bicycle or medicine is more important to spend precious resources on. These are decisions most of us don’t have to make everyday – but they are the choices you have to make in the game Ayiti: The Cost of Life."

Friday, August 15, 2008

Education Depot

Education Depot: "Earth Keepers
LESSON 2: Beginning At Home

GRADES: K-2
Subjects:Language Arts, Philanthropy and Social Studies
Key Words/Concepts (click to view)
ART:"

Monday, August 11, 2008

Connecticut Teens Send Used School Uniforms To Africa -- Courant.com

Connecticut Teens Send Used School Uniforms To Africa -- Courant.com: "Caitlin's Closet was recently recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award. The girls were nominated without their knowledge by Barbara Miller, head of development and alumni at Mercy, and chosen by unanimous vote by both the Fairfield County and Connecticut chapters of the association."

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Barefoot for charity - The York Daily Record

Barefoot for charity - The York Daily Record: "Ralph Bartels was on a brisk hike Wednesday to improve his cardiac health when he encountered about a dozen kids walking barefoot.

The kids, from Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene's day care center, were at Cousler Park in Manchester Township to raise awareness that children as young as 5 years old living in northern Uganda are forced by rebel troops to help overtake the country's government."

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

newsobserver.com | Generation Change places students with nonprofits

newsobserver.com | Generation Change places students with nonprofits: "The program includes a six-day training camp where interns learn the basics of community organizing and then are placed with a grass-roots nonprofit for a 10-week internship."

Friday, August 01, 2008

Teaching Charity - On Parenting

Teaching Charity - On Parenting: "The kids have a complicated allowance structure. It started when the oldest started clamoring for every Lego on the face of the planet. Meanwhile, his parents are more the save-and-save-and -save-again types. Half for spending and half for saving, we figured as we started our little lesson on fiscal responsibility. But then we threw in a twist. 'Do you want some of your allowance to go to tzedakah (charity in Hebrew)?' we asked."

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Creswell Chronicle in Creswell, Oregon - Community News and Visitor Information

The Creswell Chronicle in Creswell, Oregon - Community News and Visitor Information: "Armed with big plans, willing hearts and an abundance of youthful energy, 14 teens and their adult chaperones left town on July 12, beginning a 3,000-mile round-trip in an old school bus purchased with donated funds solicited by their Creswell Faith Center youth group."

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Some kids use their long break from school for school

Some kids use their long break from school for school: "A PowerPoint presentation casts a dim glow over the upturned faces of 10 people sitting around a table, notepads in their hands and pie charts printed on sheets of paper in front of them.

They nod and take notes as a development director gives a presentation on the work his nonprofit does and the additional financing it needs.

But instead of suits and ties, these people wear T-shirts and blue jeans. Some have braces on their teeth. Most aren't old enough to drive, so they arrived at the meeting in a white van driven by their group leader."

Program cooks up partnerships, creativity | StatesmanJournal.com | Statesman Journal

Program cooks up partnerships, creativity | StatesmanJournal.com | Statesman Journal: "Participants in this program are racing to make the largest profits in their businesses by Aug. 7. All earnings from the youths' summer businesses will be returned at the end of the summer to support additional educational programming at the museum."

Friday, July 25, 2008

Selling Volunteerism to Young People - Philanthropy.com

Selling Volunteerism to Young People - Philanthropy.com: "Advocates of increased civic involvement by young people would do well to expand the definition of the word “volunteer,” writes Janis Foster of Grassroots Grantmakers, in a posting on her
Big Thinking on Small Grants blog."

Area youth get a lesson in philanthropy

Area youth get a lesson in philanthropy: "The goal of the grant is to get teachers to implement service learning in the classroom and to teach their students how they can give back to their community. The United Way of Michigan provided the training for the teachers, while the Youth Advisory Committee provided the $500, which was used to purchase the painting supplies."

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Airdrie Echo, Airdrie, AB

Airdrie Echo, Airdrie, AB: "Four Airdrie youths are the newest recipients of the Millennium Excellence Awards. The awards are given to Canadian high school graduates for outstanding achievements in leadership, social innovation, academic performance and community service."

Editorial: Philips addition a welcome sign - Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Editorial: Philips addition a welcome sign - Andover Townsman, Andover, MA: "One heck of a ride

Cheers — and wishes for a soft couch this week — go to Peter Maher.

Only 17, Maher and his high school friend Brian Moses rode their bikes 4,000 miles, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, to raise money for children in Kenya. Maher's father, Tom Maher, followed them in a van with emergency supplies."

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Nonprofit organization teaches children about charitable giving - Michele Howe - Helping Hands on NJ.com

Nonprofit organization teaches children about charitable giving - Michele Howe - Helping Hands on NJ.com: "Event: The medical nonprofit CURE International, a provider of specialty surgical care in developing countries, has launched a new website called Kids Cure Kids (www.kidscurekids.org) to educate youngsters in the United States about their underprivileged peers living half a world away who suffer from a variety of physical disabilities.

'Our goal is to help children understand just how much need there is in the world and to plant seeds of generosity in their hearts,'' said Scott Harrison, president and founder of CURE."

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

AFP > Youth in Philanthropy | November 2006 Youth Summit > November 2006 Youth Summit

AFP > Youth in Philanthropy | November 2006 Youth Summit > November 2006 Youth Summit: "This report, A Vision for and Brief History of Youth Philanthropy by Falk and Nissan, was published in December, 2007, as the first in AFP’s new series, Reports on Fundraising and Philanthropy. The report is available as an attachment, below."

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Kids Who Care - CBS 21

Kids Who Care - CBS 21: "Julian Brown came up with an idea to start an organization called 'Kids Who Care of Pennsylvania.' With the help of his brother, Javier, his friend Nathan Allen, and others Julian raised $800 and collected more than 50 boxes of items for kids who are less fortunate. And it's all going to end at the Water Street Rescue Mission in Lancaster , where every donation counts."

Monday, July 14, 2008

Walker Report - Shedding Light on Bexar County: Andrea's Limeade Picnic in Park helps kids with problems

Walker Report - Shedding Light on Bexar County: Andrea's Limeade Picnic in Park helps kids with problems: "ndrea’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, last year she received the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Andrea is also a three time nominee for the United Way’s Youth Volunteer of the Year award. “I get excited because I know I have a chance to help some kids and that makes my heart feel good,” said Andrea. Limeade is the highlight for Andrea’s summer."

El Paso/Las Cruces News, Weather, Sports and Entertainment - KDBC 4 - We are CBS! | Teen Honored In Charity Run Dies Hours After it Begins

El Paso/Las Cruces News, Weather, Sports and Entertainment - KDBC 4 - We are CBS! | Teen Honored In Charity Run Dies Hours After it Begins: "That's why, Sunday's charity run was like no other. It wasn't to give money for more treatments. The money will be used to help grant a wish--Michael's wish.

'He requested on the day of his wake to go in T-shirts of Star Wars and Beatles.' said Rose Vasquez, Michael's mom.

The help to grant that wish hopped on hogs and made a run for Michael Sunday. Little did anyone know that the run would begin mere hours before Michael said goodbye."

Friday, July 11, 2008

newsobserver.com | Teen takes parable of the talents to heart

newsobserver.com | Teen takes parable of the talents to heart: "Ray Nix, a recent Spring Valley High School graduate, traveled to Mexico in June for the dedication of $900 worth of Spanish-language Bibles.

'A good way to give back' is how the lanky 18-year-old explains this faith journey.

That journey began in fall 2006 when Nix was given $250 by the stewardship committee of his congregation, Forest Lake Presbyterian Church."

Young Lemonade Sellers Raise Funds For Charity -- Courant.com

Young Lemonade Sellers Raise Funds For Charity -- Courant.com: "EAST GRANBY — - Expect to see those two kids beaming behind their makeshift lemonade stand on Old County Road each morning and afternoon for the rest of the summer.

In the past five days, Laura and Kyle Brassard have made nearly $40, and by the end of the summer, they could net a few hundred bucks. But they won't be spending it — the sales from their cold, quarter-a-glass juice will reach poor families across the ocean in Uganda."

Monday, July 07, 2008

LancasterOnline.com:News:He's a young man on a mission

LancasterOnline.com:News:He's a young man on a mission: "It has been a busy year for Sacred Heart Academy student Julian Brown.

He won the 2007 Youth of the Year Award from the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He raised nearly $3,000 for local and international charities. And Julian still had time to keep up with basketball, baseball and football practice.

Not too bad for an 11-year-old who will enter seventh grade this fall."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hannah battles back from anorexia to raise £400 for charity on city trek - Scotsman.com News

Hannah battles back from anorexia to raise £400 for charity on city trek - Scotsman.com News: "IT is a feat that would have seemed totally unbelievable four years ago as Hannah Harvey lay in a hospital bed weighing four and a half stone.
The 15-year-old was so malnourished she could hardly walk and doctors told her mum Lesley Galbraith to expect the worst."

Friday, June 20, 2008

RIC students learn how to turn a (non)profit | Business | projo.com | The Providence Journal

RIC students learn how to turn a (non)profit | Business | projo.com | The Providence Journal: "Brown, vice president of development and college relations and executive director of the Rhode Island College Foundation, is teaching a summer course in nonprofit management issues, part of a certificate program in nonprofit studies at Rhode Island College."

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Students score big for women’s shelter

Students score big for women’s shelter: "he Toskan Casale Foundation, through its youth and philanthropy initiative, has cut a $5,000 cheque for Northumberland Services for Women (NSW) thanks to efforts of four Grade 10 students."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Canyon Creek students help kids to ‘Be Brave' > Government > Stories > Aurora North > YourHub.com

Canyon Creek students help kids to ‘Be Brave' > Government > Stories > Aurora North > YourHub.com: "hrough the Penny Harvest project, Canyon Creek students collected $1,250 worth of pennies, said Emily Gay, a Canyon Creek teacher who helped organize the project. 'Penny Harvest shows students they have the ability to make the world a better place by introducing them to the power of philanthropy and service.'"

AFP > Youth in Philanthropy | Other Youth in Philanthropy Links > New Site Houses Resources for Youth in Philanthropy

This article was published in the AFP Ewire.

AFP > Youth in Philanthropy | Other Youth in Philanthropy Links > New Site Houses Resources for Youth in Philanthropy: "AFP Home > Youth in Philanthropy > Other Youth in Philanthropy Links
New Site Houses Resources for Youth in Philanthropy

(June 16, 2008) Looking for information on engaging youth in philanthropy? Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership has launched a new online resource for youth philanthropy programming and research.

The National Youth Philanthropy Clearinghouse, a project that grew out of the Youth in Philanthropy Summit hosted by AFP in 2006, includes links to youth philanthropy programs, youth grant makers, and public policy information."

Friday, June 13, 2008

Northumberland Today - Ontario, CA-St. Mary's students exemplify philanthropy, commitment

Northumberland Today - Ontario, CA: "St. Mary's students exemplify philanthropy, commitment
Posted By BY CECILIA NASMITH
Posted 1 hour ago


When they say young people can make a difference, four students at St. Mary's Secondary School in Cobourg could be the poster kids.

McKenna Ainsworth, Casey Minifie, Meaghan Morel and Megaera Bonsall took part in a competition in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative -- a project of the Toskan-Casale Foundation -- and came away with a $5,000 donation for Northumberland Services For Women.

It was done as part of their religion class, Megaera explained."

Amsterdam High seniors help bring smiles to Mexico’s poor

Amsterdam High seniors help bring smiles to Mexico’s poor: "AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam High School seniors Heather Graff and Elizabeth Druziak gave up going to their prom to help children in Mexico in what they called “an opportunity of a lifetime.”

The teens returned Saturday from Guadalajara, Mexico, where they spent 10 days helping children and adults while on a mission with the organization Operation Smile"

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | South East Wales | Cancer boy's stories help charity

BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | South East Wales | Cancer boy's stories help charity: "A nine-year-old boy who survived life-threatening cancer has written two books to raise cash for a charity."

Jewish teen group earns 'A' in philanthropy

Jewish teen group earns 'A' in philanthropy: "A merry-go-round-powered water pump for African schoolchildren and classrooms for youngsters who beg on the train platforms in India are among the projects that will share $204,000 raised this academic year by Bay Area teenagers.

The youth philanthropists, members of the Jewish Community Teen Foundation, will give the money away today in four separate ceremonies led by the Jewish Community Endowment Fund."

Local News | Crawling into the record book | Seattle Times Newspaper

Local News | Crawling into the record book | Seattle Times Newspaper: "'It's my best time yet,' said the 17-year-old.

D'Asaro's feat was the culmination of months of hard training and preparation. In addition to setting a world record, she raised more than $4,000 to fight cancer.

For weeks D'Asaro practiced by crawling around her neighborhood, on the Burke-Gilman Trail and at her high school. 'You can only train for crawling by crawling,' she said."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Work hard and increase your choices

Work hard and increase your choices: "It really came down to school spirit and the programs offered. Plus, it's warmer than here,' she says about her choice to attend Queen's University in Kingston, Ont.
A member of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at her school, Jane has exceptional grades, as well as an exceptional spirit of philanthropy.It really came down to school spirit and the programs offered. Plus, it's warmer than here,' she says about her choice to attend Queen's University in Kingston, Ont.
A member of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at her school, Jane has exceptional grades, as well as an exceptional spirit of philanthropy."

Monday, June 09, 2008

Tulsa World: 3 years. $50,000. One big difference.

Tulsa World: 3 years. $50,000. One big difference.: "But the recent Booker T. Washington graduate decided on a different course after he joined a teen-led philanthropy program his junior year.

Tulsa's Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a student-run organization dedicated to highlighting teen obstacles and providing solutions"

Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Press Association: Harry attends Lesotho charity meet

The Press Association: Harry attends Lesotho charity meet: "The Prince will visit pupils from Cathays High School, in Cathays who have been raising money for Malopo High School in Lesotho since 2005.

The students have carried out a number of events and raised funds to buy a small herd of cows, fencing, a milking parlour, a cow shed, a greenhouse, seedlings, and irrigation system including a new water tower and pump.

Four Year 12 pupils are expected to visit the school in October to help build a bunkhouse."

Monday, June 02, 2008

New EFC head: Turkey needs to train young philanthropists

New EFC head: Turkey needs to train young philanthropists: "Pointing out that Turkey has a young population compared to the aging population of much of Europe, he said the country must take advantage of this situation. Vilar noted that the Turkish foundation sector is quite dynamic and that it will provide a good source of partnerships for European foundations. 'The most important financial groups [in Turkey] are assuming their responsibility through creation of foundations in many areas. This will help to create an independent sector that will contribute to education, social development and social entrepreneurship,' stated Vilar.

He said philanthropy needs to adapt to today's global challenges and needs to fill the gap in services that are not provided by the government."

Surrey Leader - Your Best source for Local Community News delivered in print or online

Surrey Leader - Your Best source for Local Community News delivered in print or online: "Seven social service charities were each awarded a $5,000 grant through the efforts of Delta students.

Students in Planning 10 classes at all Delta high schools participated in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), a program funded by the Toskan Casale Foundation. This is the third year this program has been running in Delta schools."

Friday, May 30, 2008

Parkview students’ blood donations bring $2,000 in grants | News-Leader.com | Springfield News-Leader

Parkview students’ blood donations bring $2,000 in grants | News-Leader.com | Springfield News-Leader: "Parkview High School students have received two grants worth $2,000 from Community Blood Center of the Ozarks for donating record amounts of blood through it “Students for Life High School Partnership Program.”"

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Surrey Leader - Your Best source for Local Community News delivered in print or online

Surrey Leader - Your Best source for Local Community News delivered in print or online: "Delta students got competitive for good causes this month, challenging each other to help local charities.

A celebration was held May 12 at Sands Secondary School to recognize the charities, the students and the teachers involved in raising $35,000."

Friday, May 23, 2008

Middle school students turn into young philanthropists | Prior Lake American

Middle school students turn into young philanthropists Prior Lake American: "By Shawn Hogendorf, Staff Writer
What started back in March when Twin Oaks Middle School counselors gave a randomly selected group of 15 students and three teachers each $50 bills for the “Big Give” project, blossomed into more than $4,500 in charitable giving.
With $50 in tote, students and staff set out to make an impact in their corner of the world by helping others in need. Students and staff came up with a variety of ideas ranging from helping animals by donating to the Humane Society to making teddy bears and donating them to police to give to children taken out of traumatic situations."

Monday, May 19, 2008

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=217740&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=31059

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=217740&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=31059: "A CHEQUE for BD1,145 was presented by Little Gems Pre-School students in support of the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Home, Belize.

The children, aged between 22 months and two-and-a-half years, raised the money in a sponsored charity sports day and a teddy bear picnic at the school."

Kids With A Conscience - Pursuits - TIME

Kids With A Conscience - Pursuits - TIME: "For the past five years, Stephen Smith has hosted a Christmas party for friends and family in his home, located in an affluent section of Houston. The purpose of the party is to raise awareness of and make donations to the Salvation Army of the Greater Houston area. Guests bring canned goods, toys, and offer monetary donations. About 120 people attended last December's party, and over the past five years $10,000 has been raised in total for the charity. What makes this party so different from most holiday celebrations is that the host is only 9 years old."

Friday, May 16, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

MyWestTexas.com > Archives > News > Top Stories: Students in Philanthropy at MHS award grants; 13 agencies get funds to help their causes

MyWestTexas.com > Archives > News > Top Stories: Students in Philanthropy at MHS award grants; 13 agencies get funds to help their causes: "Students in Philanthropy at MHS award grants; 13 agencies get funds to help their causes
By Ruth Campbell
Staff Writer
Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:42 AM CDT
Midland High School Students in Philanthropy on Tuesday awarded $10,000 to a variety of local nonprofit agencies during a ceremony at First Presbyterian Church.

Getting up in pairs, youngsters in the 20-member group, which is a credit class, gave a brief synopsis of each agency and what the funds would be used for."

Monday, May 12, 2008

AFP Chapter members share successes and challenges in building their YIP programs.

AFP Chapter members share successes and challenges in building their YIP programs.
At the 45th Annual AFP International Conference, attendees of the Youth in Philanthropy affinity session shared challenges and successes of youth programs. One of the most prominent issues discussed was the difficulty of establishing continuity of volunteer leadership within the chapters. The group attendees, including members from several chapters, as well as others interested in youth philantrhopy, discussed strategies for developing long-term volunteer support for chapter YIP programs and ways to collaborate with local programs, among other ideas. AFP’s YIP Task Force will work with chapter’s to share components of successful programs including examples of leadership, continuity and resources.
To get started at your chapter, e-mail Steve Jakab, CFRE at tsjaka@bpthosp.org for resources or download the resource toolkit

Saving the World in Study Hall - New York Times

Saving the World in Study Hall - New York Times: "College students used to be the activists, but increasingly they’re joined by high school pupils and even younger children. The spotlight may be on billionaire philanthropists like Bill Gates, but one of the country’s healthier trends has been the rise of piggy-bank philanthropists."

Kids put their hearts into setting new record - Local News - News - General - Maitland Mercury

Kids put their hearts into setting new record - Local News - News - General - Maitland Mercury: "They said “jump”. The kids said “for how long?”

The Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart initiative looks set to bounce its way into the Guinness Book of World Records this year.

In an effort to make the most of this year’s popular charity event, Jump Rope for Heart attempted to break the record for the greatest amount of people skipping at the same time at different locations around the country, for three minutes, with no longer than a 10 second interruption."

5-year-old spearheads fundraiser

5-year-old spearheads fundraiser: "5-year-old spearheads fundraiser
Youngster collects money for cyclone victims
Clara Ho, The Edmonton Journal
Published: Sunday, May 11

When Maiyah Shariff saw pictures of cyclone Nargis victims in Myanmar on the front page of the newspaper last week, she knew she had to do something to help."

Thursday, May 08, 2008

toledoblade.com -- Student of the week: Joshua Buck

toledoblade.com -- Student of the week: Joshua Buck: "On the Leadership Toledo board of directors, Josh is an active participant in Youth Leadership Toledo and YIPEE (Youth in Philanthropy Encouraging Excellence)."

Orleans Star / Weekly Journal > Local News > Bear hug breaks fundraising record

Orleans Star / Weekly Journal > Local News > Bear hug breaks fundraising record: "Ten schools – including the east end's St. Matthew High School, Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School and St. Peter High School – participated in the April 25 initiative. Organized by local volunteer group The Force, the event saw staff and students from the Ottawa Catholic School Board, as well as enthusiastic community members, share the love around a 4.4-kilometre stretch of the canal while raising money for cancer research via the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the CHEO Foundation and the Ottawa Senators Foundation."

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

East Naples Middle students being quiet for a cause : Courts : Naples Daily News

East Naples Middle students being quiet for a cause : Courts : Naples Daily News: "Students at East Naples Middle School will collect pledges for their silence in the hopes of raising $8,500 for Free the Children, an international organization that works to free children from poverty and exploitation."

Philanthropy gains in the classroom -- chicagotribune.com

Philanthropy gains in the classroom -- chicagotribune.com: "'If you can apply [a lesson] to real life, it makes it all a lot more interesting,' said senior Giselle Bruskewitz, 18.

Bruskewitz represents an emerging breed of philanthropists in schoolhouses across the country."

Students learn value of giving : Moorpark : Ventura County Star

Students learn value of giving : Moorpark : Ventura County Star: "Fifth-graders at a Moorpark school learned to give back during a ground-breaking educational program designed to teach them about the value of charitable giving.

The pilot project took place at the Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology, in partnership with California Lutheran University's School of Education and the Agoura Hills-based nonprofit organization Charity Checks."

Monday, May 05, 2008

Youth imagine and raise funds for future | The Jewish Review

Youth imagine and raise funds for future | The Jewish Review: "The youth foundation provides Jewish high-school-age youth the opportunity to learn the techniques of collective philanthropy through hands-on experience. They raise money with events such as the banquet, assess community needs and then allocate their fund-raising revenue to organizations and causes they choose.

The youth foundation began five years ago as a bat mitzvah project by Julia Weiss, who this year completes her tenure with the group."

Harrison teen provides hope in Dominican | lohud.com | The Journal News

Harrison teen provides hope in Dominican | lohud.com | The Journal News: "Logan, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at the Klein Middle School, has a whole garage full of baseball stuff, too. Bases, bats, balls, gloves, catcher's gear, shoes, helmets, hats, you name it. Boxes and boxes' worth.

And it's all going to poor kids in the Dominican Republic in August. Logan and his family - his dad, Marc, and mom, Ivy; his brother, Jared, and sister, Devan - will make the trip with a group called Homerun Hopefuls."

Friday, May 02, 2008

The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - Ithaca, NY

The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - Ithaca, NY: "THACA — Students in a philanthropy class at Cornell University's College of Human Ecology on Wednesday directed $10,000 in grants to four Ithaca-area not-for-profit organizations."

Monday, April 28, 2008

Around Danville: Honored high school seniors are a study in philanthropy - ContraCostaTimes.com

Around Danville: Honored high school seniors are a study in philanthropy - ContraCostaTimes.com: "is the benefactor of several wise and very dedicated young volunteers. Fourteen local high school seniors from the Rolling Hills chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) were honored earlier this month at a 'senior presents' event.

Celebrating the theme of 'Stars of Our Future,' graduating seniors Taylor Denhart, Alyssa DeMarinis, Stephanie Fennell, Sarah Goldman, Ann and Irene Hodge, Jordan Kragen, Whitney MacLeod, Megan Patterson, Shawnee Pohlson, Jamie Sy, Samantha Weltz, Briana Williams and Rachael Winkler were celebrated and received honors from their family and friends.

These Alamo, Danville, and San Ramon students have been volunteering for the past four years in service to the community and together accrued close to 1,300 philanthropic hours."

Philanthropists getting younger by the year - InvestmentNews

Philanthropists getting younger by the year - InvestmentNews: "The best age range to educate children about and involve them in philanthropy is five to 12, said Doug Mellinger, founder of Foundation Source Inc., a Fairfield, Conn.-based service provider for private foundations, at the annual meeting of the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy."

Charity of a child benefits the homeless

Charity of a child benefits the homeless: "Hannah Newbury was in kindergarten when a family friend handed her a bag full of pennies to spend on whatever she wanted.

Hannah counted and rolled the copper coins. Then she took the $6 to the grocery store to buy food for the 200 or so poor and homeless people who come to Wilson Heights United Church looking for help."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fredericksburg.com - Hope for new lives grows in Honduras

Fredericksburg.com - Hope for new lives grows in Honduras: "Shin Fujiyama, co-founder of Students Helping Honduras, received the 2008 Changing Our World/Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy.

The 2007 graduate of the University of Mary Washington received the award at the Association of Fundraising Professionals' International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego earlier this month.

The award, named after AFP co-founder William R. Simms, recognizes service by an individual who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Group gets young adults involved in philanthropy | United Way Young Leaders Society

Group gets young adults involved in philanthropy | United Way Young Leaders Society: "Jason Ott has a message for his generation: Pull out your wallet and start making a difference in Tucson.
Ott says the stereotype of 20- to 40-year-olds as disenchanted, self-involved consumer machines isn't accurate. Young people want to be leaders in service and giving, but lack a model for philanthropy that makes sense to them."

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Whig Standard - Ontario, CA

The Whig Standard - Ontario, CA: "Four Grade 10 students at Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute made an important telephone call to Dawn House last week. The students, Naeem Talakudar, Zlaast Allicock, Sara Prest, and Erum Saleem, informed the Dawn House staff that $5,000 would be co"

Friday, April 18, 2008

Philanthropy initiative at Sharbot Lake High School

Feature Article - April 17, 2008: "The grade 10 civics class at Sharbot Lake High School has been participating in an innovative philanthropy and education program these past few weeks and the Make a Wish Foundation in Eastern Ontario has received $5,000 as the result."

The News and Tribune - Community Foundation awards grants through Youth Philanthropy Councils

The News and Tribune - Community Foundation awards grants through Youth Philanthropy Councils: "Thirteen organizations in three Southern Indiana counties received a boost this week from the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana’s Youth Philanthropy Councils."

Students grant wish to young leukemia survivor | InsideVandy

Students grant wish to young leukemia survivor | InsideVandy: "Wishes don’t come true every day. But on Wednesday night, they did for Jerel Kennedy.

For the last three years, the Vanderbilt WishMakers have been raising money to grant a wish to a young person with a devastating illness.

At a surprise party Wednesday evening at the Chi Omega sorority house, the Vanderbilt WishMakers announced the fulfillment of their gift to Jerel."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

djournal.com

djournal.com: "EDITORIAL:Young philanthropists

4/16/2008 6:33:50 AM
Daily Journal


The CREATE Foundation's individual philanthropy-nurturing focus begins with its Northeast Mississippi Youth Foundation, a regionwide effort to teach adolescent participants the value of giving back to their communities.


Last weekend, NEMYF, as the organization is called, made grants of $2,811 - 5 percent of its fund-raising efforts since late summer 2007 - for five organizations and initiatives. All grantees are human service or education focused."

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

MyWestTexas.com > Archives > Press Releases: Midland College Students in Philanthropy to host 11th Annual Grant Awards Ceremony

MyWestTexas.com > Archives > Press Releases: Midland College Students in Philanthropy to host 11th Annual Grant Awards Ceremony: "The Midland College Students in Philanthropy (SIP) will host their annual Grant Awards Ceremony at noon on Wednesday, April 16, in the Carrasco Room of the Scharbauer Student Center. This year, 33 student members raised a total of $5,800, with three key fundraisers ('Friends of Philanthropy” T-shirt sponsorships, Annual Frito Chili Pie Supper and Home for the Holidays Playhouse fundraiser). When matched by the matching grant provided by the Abell-Hanger Foundation and the Helen Greathouse Charitable Trust, funds totaling $20,800 will be invested in numerous nonprofit agencies that do so much in serving our citizens."

Tri County Record - 11-year-old's plan to help other needy kids wins over Pay It Forward judges

Tri County Record - 11-year-old's plan to help other needy kids wins over Pay It Forward judges: "Kurtz, 11, will now be able to put her vision into action as the winner of the Tri County Record's Pay It Forward campaign. Kurtz's entry, which planned to use the money to purchase fleece and other materials so that the youth groups of Hopewell Christian Fellowship in Elverson could make blankets for sick and lonely children in area shelters and hospitals, garnered three of the four possible votes from the Record's panel of judges."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fort Bend Herald

Fort Bend Herald: "Students volunteering to make a difference in the Fort Bend community were honored Tuesday at the 11th annual Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) luncheon presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the George Foundation and Safari Texas Ranch, with $32,000 in student scholarships awarded."

Greyhound Friends banking on young philanthropists - Framingham, MA - The MetroWest Daily News

Greyhound Friends banking on young philanthropists - Framingham, MA - The MetroWest Daily News: "For the latest donations, the cosmos lined up two private schools in Concord: Nashoba Brooks School, which is coed for the youngest students and girls-only in grades four to eight, and the Fenn School for boys. For the past two years, both schools have participated in the Youth in Philanthropy program run by the Crossroads Community Foundation in South Natick."

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Community Press - Moeller council grants opportunities

Community Press - Moeller council grants opportunities: "Moeller council grants opportunities

BLUE ASH - Because of the generosity of a local philanthropist, Moeller High School students are 'giving away' $12,000 and learning first hand the process of being a philanthropist through the Youth Philanthropy Council, the first of its kind at a Cincinnati-area high school.

The Moeller Youth Philanthropy Council began last year when a donor approached the Pastoral Ministry Department with an idea to truly engage the students in the philanthropy process."

Students Plan a Trip to New Orleans to Aid in Recovery Efforts - Inside Ross

Students Plan a Trip to New Orleans to Aid in Recovery Efforts - Inside Ross: "Though Hurricane Katrina may seem like a thing of the past for most Americans, as the third anniversary approaches, much of New Orleans remains in ruins. According to Dr. Pamela Jenkins, Professor of Sociology at The University of New Orleans, 'Life is now defined in pre-Katrina and post-Katrina terms.'"

Monday, April 07, 2008

Charleston, SC Latest Local News: Good Morning Lowcountry

Charleston, SC Latest Local News: Good Morning Lowcountry: "Congratulations also to Vasanth Kuppuswamy, 18, of Charleston. Kuppuswamy is being honored as one of America's most caring young adults this morning at the Frederick Douglass Museum & Hall of Fame for Caring Americans on Capitol Hill.

The National Caring Award, which is given annually, is not his first honor.

Kuppuswamy, a senior at Academic Magnet School, has won the William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, the Barron Prize for Young Heroes, the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, the President's Volunteer Service Award and a Jefferson Award for Public Service."

Friday, April 04, 2008

Cape Youth Force Now Accepting Grant Proposals :: Cape Cod Today :: Cape Cod News and Information

Cape Youth Force Now Accepting Grant Proposals :: Cape Cod Today :: Cape Cod News and Information: "The Cape Youth Force is a subcommittee of the Cape & Islands Youth Congress and is comprised of high school students who aspire to make a positive impact on their local communities through youth-oriented projects and service. It is a program of the Cape Cod Foundation, Barnstable County UMass Extension/4H and YMCA/Cape Cod."

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Four win Tricolour Award - Queen's Journal

Four win Tricolour Award - Queen's Journal: "Marien emphasized the ball’s charity aspect and found a new cause for the event, raising funds for palliative care at Kingston General Hospital.

Marien was named Youth Philanthropist of the Year in 2007 by Kingston’s Association of Fundraising Professionals."

Noblesville News - Hikmet Kutlu: Youth givers inspire hope for future

Noblesville News - Hikmet Kutlu: Youth givers inspire hope for future: "I just returned to my hotel from the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 45th International Conference on Fundraising 2008 Awards for Philanthropy Banquet. These awards go to people who have done an outstanding job in the world of philanthropy.

Out of eight awards that go to well deserving adults, two go to outstanding youth, ages 18-23 and ages 5-17. And I must tell you the standing ovation these two youth received when they were presented their awards. These two youngsters raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and they are the true future of America. You can be sure the torch of the unparalleled philanthropic service we have in this country is being passed on to the younger generation. That is such a fresh breeze we can all rejoice in. This is true American spirit not easily witnessed anywhere else in the world."

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

9NEWS - Local - Article - Deciding how to spend their pennies wisely

9NEWS - Local - Article - Deciding how to spend their pennies wisely: "The Meiklejohn Elementary School students have been elected to a roundtable at their school to decide where $1,250 that their classmates helped raise in pennies will be donated. The students are taking part in the Penny Harvest, the largest youth philanthropy program in the country, with 14 other grade schools in Colorado. Each follows a curriculum to donate $1,250 and follows it up with a service project this spring open to students throughout their school."

IN-FORUM | Habits of the Heart accepting applicants

IN-FORUM | Habits of the Heart accepting applicants: "Sponsored by the Women’s Fund of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation, the program is designed to teach young women about philanthropy."

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Daredevil youngsters look for bite at their sporting charity auction - icWales

Daredevil youngsters look for bite at their sporting charity auction - icWales: "A GROUP of young people from the borough are preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa to dive with sharks and raise funds for Save the Children charity.

Shark Biscuits is a young people’s citizenship group established in 2007 to raise awareness of various issues facing young people today and raise money for charities."

Monday, March 31, 2008

winnipegsun.com - Winnipeg News - Student believes in giving back

winnipegsun.com - Winnipeg News - Student believes in giving back: "Along with Student Harvest, Hamonic also launched Wave of Hope, a program that sent more than 50 students to New Orleans to help with reconstruction efforts there. He also helped found StudentCharities.ca, a group that helps place students with charitable campaigns across the country. Hamonic also has plans underway to form links between high school students and charities."

Sierra Vista Herald | The Bisbee Daily Review

Sierra Vista Herald | The Bisbee Daily Review: "SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Girl’s Philanthropy Program on Wednesday presented a $7,500 grant to Forgach House Domestic Crisis Shelter.

Over the last six months, 10 young women from Sierra Vista and Elfrida learned about philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, grantmaking and researched and analyzed social issues affecting young women and girls in the community. Under the auspices of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, participants created a request for proposal, conducted the application review, applicant interviews and allocated funds to the Forgach"

(Thorndike) Partners in Philanthropy hope to fund community services - Community - WaldoSoup

(Thorndike) Partners in Philanthropy hope to fund community services - Community - WaldoSoup: "Partners In Philanthropy committee at Mount View High School is a group of students who care about their communities. The group is working with the Maine Community Foundation’s Waldo County Committee to make grant funds available that will improve conditions in SAD 3 communities."

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Longmont Daily Times-Call

The Longmont Daily Times-Call: "Frederick High School students help support Colorado nonprofit organizations through the school’s EPYCS Club grant program."

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

HHS students study philanthropy for a good cause

HHS students study philanthropy for a good cause: "Based on a curriculum prepared by Barden, with help from the Toskan Casale Foundation, students learned the fundamentals of philanthropy. By the end of the course, they will be expected to know the difference between a foundation and an operating charity and how such organizations should function in respect to finances, ethics and accountability."

Friday, March 21, 2008

North State Voices: Spring break in Mexico is no vacation - Chico Enterprise Record

North State Voices: Spring break in Mexico is no vacation - Chico Enterprise Record: "The journey had begun months earlier, when I and more than 100 other high school students sent out fundraising letters to help pay fees for the trip's many expenses. Encouraged by our youth pastor and other adult leaders, each of us raised enough money to pay for the drive to and from Mexico and the bonus day at Disneyland afterward."

Jewish Standard Young philanthropists learn how to make a difference

Jewish Standard Young philanthropists learn how to make a difference: "What if someone gave you $10,000 to help fix the world?

That question, posed to 24 area youngsters between the ages of 13 and 16, underlies the work of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisade’s Teen Philanthropy Institute, launched in January."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Stillwater Gazette - News

Stillwater Gazette - News: "Over the past year, a special bond has developed between Rutherford Elementary and the flood-ravaged city of Rushford. The strength of that connection was evident Friday, when the school's 760 students gathered to celebrate raising $10,669.69 for a young family that lost their home in the August flood."

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Official Site of Major League Baseball: News: Umpires host charity bowling event

The Official Site of Major League Baseball: News: Umpires host charity bowling event: "For all those boo-birds who rain insults towards Major League Baseball umpires, young Patrick Pedraja would beg you to stop.

Pedraja, 12, was one of many people who joined MLB umpires on Wednesday in the inaugural BLUE for Kids World Series of Bowling at the AMF University Lanes in Tampa, Fla."

Friday, February 22, 2008

Youth Philanthropy Institute comes under PJLL umbrella

Youth Philanthropy Institute comes under PJLL umbrella: "home : news & features : local news Friday, February 22, 2008
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Youth Philanthropy Institute comes under PJLL umbrella
by Eric Fingerhut

Staff Writer

One organization gets long-term stability and increased resources for programming. The other gets a popular, successful program that matches its mission.

That's what officials are saying as the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute comes under the umbrella of the Partnership of Jewish Life and Learning.

JYPI founder and former chair Barbara Gervis Lubran believes it is a 'perfect fit"

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Six Washington-area Youth Volunteers Win Top Honors in 13th Annual National Awards Program

Six Washington-area Youth Volunteers Win Top Honors in 13th Annual National Awards Program: "WASHINGTON, Feb 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Six Washington-area middle and high school students today were named State Honorees for 2008 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. The awards program, now in its 13th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)."

press-citizen.com | Local News

press-citizen.com | Local News: "The group has been active enough that last fall, Regina's Operation Smile group won the Philanthropy Youth Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals for National Philanthropy Day.

'There's so much we do,' McCaffrey said."

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

'Generosity' classes at top school | Schools special reports | EducationGuardian.co.uk

'Generosity' classes at top school | Schools special reports | EducationGuardian.co.uk: "The Dragon School in Oxford wants to 'sow the seeds' for a new generation of philanthropists

Anushka Asthana and Will Walker
Sunday January 27, 2008
The Observer

Seven-years-olds at one of the country's most prestigious preparatory schools are being given lessons in philanthropy to encourage them to give generously in later life.

Teachers at the Dragon School in Oxford - attended by the late poet laureate Sir John Betjeman, the actor Hugh Laurie, and more recently by the Harry Potter actress Emma Watson - said they were 'planting a seed' in the minds of children who were likely to become successful and wealthy."

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Philanthropy is kids' stuff

Philanthropy is kids' stuff: "It's often said that youth are the future, but Toronto-based organization Free the Children is making sure that young people make a real difference in the present as well.

Free the Children, founded by noted child activist Craig Kielburger and based out of the Parliament and Carlton streets area, is the world's foremost network of children helping children, with over a million young men and women doing their part to build schools and improve conditions for children in developing nations."

Ohio.com - A 'bandit' gives back to hospital

Ohio.com - A 'bandit' gives back to hospital: "Major bouquets to Lucas Rife — a freshman at North Canton's Hoover High School — for his huge ''giving back'' efforts on behalf of cancer research, especially as it relates to Akron Children's Hospital.

It's what you do when so much has been given to you is Lucas' reasoning."

Monday, January 14, 2008

McCallie student strums for tips to help the poor - Chattanooga Times Free Press - Breaking News in Chattanooga, TN. Classifieds and Top Stories

McCallie student strums for tips to help the poor - Chattanooga Times Free Press - Breaking News in Chattanooga, TN. Classifieds and Top Stories: "A McCallie School junior has built a house in Nicaragua with $3,200 in tips he collected as a street musician.

Jimmy Tobin, 17, a junior boarding student from Myrtle Beach, S.C., said that after hearing a speaker from Food for the Poor Inc. speak at his church, he was moved to help in some way. Food for the Poor, a 25-year-old relief agency, provides housing, clothing and food to people living in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean."

Friday, January 11, 2008

San Francisco Sentinel » Blog Archives » SOUTH BAY STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR LEADERSHIP ROLES

San Francisco Sentinel » Blog Archives » SOUTH BAY STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR LEADERSHIP ROLES: "A nonprofit organization will be gathering high school students from around the South Bay to take part in its service-learning program called the Junior Board.

The goal of the Junior Board is to teach participants to become leaders, advocates and activists who take notice of and attempt to rectify homeless issues in their community, according to the organization called My New Red Shoes."

The Jewish Week News-Youth Philanthropy Grows Up

The Jewish Week News: "Rachel Rosenfeld opened up a school in Cambodia. Danny Schwartz donated kitchens to six Ethiopian families in Israel. And Becky Weinberg organized “Becky’s Closet,” donating princess-like dresses to needy bat mitzvah girls in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
The common denominator? All three are New York Jews under the age of 18.
Youth philanthropy is nothing new."

Ill Be Helping The Charity Which Helped Me (from Worcester News)

Ill Be Helping The Charity Which Helped Me (from Worcester News): "Today reporter Claire Fry talks to a student who was so impressed with the charity's help, he decided to give something back."

Friday, January 04, 2008

Charity collectors on Cloud Nine! - Morpeth Today

Charity collectors on Cloud Nine! - Morpeth Today: "wo vehicles, in pink and white, were despatched for the mission, much to the delight of the young charity collectors.

Macmillan Community Fundraiser Michelle Muir said: 'It was fantastic. The kids were as high as kites when they came out of the limos. It took a while to calm them down, but it was great.

'By the time we came out of the shop the fog had set in and it wasn't a nice night so I was glad the pupils all had safe transport home.'

The group collected £452.42 for the charity."

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Salt Lake Tribune - Teens make a point of aiding charity

Salt Lake Tribune - Teens make a point of aiding charity: "PARK CITY - The appeal of the year's first charity event starts with its clever name, Will Fence for Food, but the sword-fighting competition has a draw that's even more basic.
'The kids love to swing the blade,' says Jennifer Nopens, a referee who described herself as the wife of a fencing coach and the mother of fencers. 'They forget the fact that it's just a touch.'"

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

chapelhillnews.com | Student group awards grants to local nonprofits

chapelhillnews.com | Student group awards grants to local nonprofits: "The course, made possible by the Fund for Southern Communities, allows students to learn about the nonprofit sector from the grant-making side. Students designed grant criteria, solicited grant proposals and eventually decided to award grants to two nonprofits focusing on health and education.

Pa'lante is an organization of Latin American immigrant teens dedicated to helping the Hispanic community in Orange County. Pa'lante's grant will support its outreach events, such as Radio Pa'lante, Pa'Lante magazine, Noche de Estrellas and a regional Latino youth summit."

TheStar.com | comment | Never too early to learn to give

TheStar.com | comment | Never too early to learn to give: "philanthropy for Mackenzie Investments, got a chance to write a children's book. And unlike most authors, he didn't have to charge a cent for it.

It is called The Charity Glove. It tells the story of a girl named Kaitlyn who uses her allowance to buy a baseball glove for a youngster whose family can't afford one. Her gift triggers a remarkable chain reaction."