Friday, March 20, 2009

200 young volunteers to sort shoes Saturday -- chicagotribune.com

200 young volunteers to sort shoes Saturday -- chicagotribune.com: "INDIANAPOLIS - About 200 volunteers from a youth service organization are traveling to Indianapolis on Saturday to sort about 500,000 pairs of shoes that have been donated to the Samaritan's Feet charity."

Happy News - New York NHS Students Learn About Giving

Happy News - New York NHS Students Learn About Giving: "National Honor Society students from Norwich High School are learning about philanthropy and the basics of non-profit organizations. The organization was asked to participate in a pilot program organized by the Upstate Institute at Colgate University which would administer $10,000 in grant funds to worthy non-profit organizations."

MaineBusiness.com | Maine Students Learn Big Lessons in Giving

MaineBusiness.com | Maine News Direct: "Maine Students Learn Big Lessons in Giving
Released 3/19/09

(Lewiston) Students in the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) program at Lewiston Middle School and Lewiston Regional Technical Center are giving away more than $4,000 on March 24 to charities in Maine as part of a new community service program."

KSALLink.com

KSALLink.com: "The Youth GrantMakers Council from the Salina Community Foundation is looking for new members. The Youth GrantMakers Council is a youth organization focused on improving the community by providing grants for youth-led projects."

Monday, March 16, 2009

Saucon Valley Middle School students raise $5,002 for cancer charity - lehighvalleylive.com

Saucon Valley Middle School students raise $5,002 for cancer charity - lehighvalleylive.com: "L. SAUCON TWP. | When Saucon Valley seventh-grader Rachel Petraglia and her homeroom classmates started losing points in the Pasta for Patients fundraiser competition, they changed their strategy.

The fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society pits sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade homerooms against each other to see who can earn the most points. Coins add to a homeroom's point total. But points are deducted when homerooms add paper money to another homeroom's collection jar."

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lincolnville - Statewide Student Philanthropy project wraps up at Point Lookout - Education - VillageSoup

Lincolnville - Statewide Student Philanthropy project wraps up at Point Lookout - Education - VillageSoup: "Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) middle and high school students from around the state gathered at Ginley Hall at Point Lookout to celebrate the conclusion of the first year of Jumpstart Our Youth – a student philanthropy program launched last fall by Unity Foundation. More than 3200 students across Maine participated through the JMG sites in local grantmaking: developing and evaluating Requests for Proposals, hosting presentations from community nonprofits seeking the funds and working together to reach consensus on where the funds should be awarded. Ultimately each of the 52 groups of students donated $1000 to a local nonprofit, or divided the grant funds to make multiple awards."

BU student-run charity looks to optimize work of nonprofits | pressconnects.com | Press & Sun-Bulletin

BU student-run charity looks to optimize work of nonprofits | pressconnects.com | Press & Sun-Bulletin: "BINGHAMTON -- A student-run charity will soon award Greater Binghamton nonprofits as much as $4,000 to help organizations with programs or projects.
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The group of Binghamton University students, who are studying public administration or social work, hope to fund one-time costs for items or programs that might not qualify for funding from other sources."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cold water and warm hearts | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

Cold water and warm hearts | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun: "Forty kids in Toronto jumped in the lake so that 50 kids in Kenya could go to school.

'It's like ice,' said Grade 12 student John Shumelda, 18, after the Take The Plunge fundraiser yesterday. 'Like icicles piercing your feet.'"

Portland students award $1,000 grants | Maine News Updates

Portland students award $1,000 grants | Maine News Updates: "The students are part of the Jobs for Maine's Graduates program at each high school. The program serves about 3,200 at-risk youths and has chapters in more than 50 schools across the state.

This year, each chapter received $1,000 from the new Jumpstart Our Youth program, an initiative created by the Unity Foundation with funding from UniTel Inc. and the Maine Community Foundation."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

The Commercial-News, Danville, IL - Teens reach out to others

The Commercial-News, Danville, IL - Teens reach out to others: "The Teen REACH group at the Danville Family YMCA is raising funds by selling tickets for barbecue dinners.

The Danville Housing Authority site is assembling Red Cross comfort kits for youth disaster victims."

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Tips for Engaging Teens : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success

From Fundraising Success Advisor

Tips for Engaging Teens : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success: "Tips for Engaging Teens
By Abny Santicola
Mar 3, 2009

I recently came across an announcement that Do Something, an organization missioned to empower teens to make a difference in their communities, is accepting applications for its annual Do Something Awards. Bulleted at the top of the announcement were three questions: 'Have you identified a social problem and done something about it? Have you created measurable change that has tangibly improved the lives of people in your community? Are you 25 or under?'"