New Jersey has become at least the second state to offer a mobile phone application that provides financial information about charities. The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today launched Charity Lookup, a searchable free app available so far for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
NEW YORK, Augus 24, 2009 — For the seventh year in a row, Bloomingdale's will host a charity shopping night in each of its stores -- the Fashionable Fundraiser in Black and White. Held each February and August, the Fashionable Fundraiser helps raise awareness and funds for national and local charities. This August, Bloomingdale's will partner with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, for the four-day event, running from Thursday, August 27 through Sunday, August 30.
NEW YORK, Aug 12, 2009 — Alexandra Boardley, president and co-owner of For The Perfect Day! an event planning and public relations company, recently wrote an article published in Bergen County The Magazine, on behalf of The Gordon Rich Memorial Foundation (www.gordonrich.org) to help gain awareness for the foundation, and for the scholarship money available.
July 13, 2009 — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, and Corner Bakery Cafe today announced it has raised more than $1.6 million for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). For the fifth year running, the event was led by The Rose Group, a Pennsylvania-based franchisee of Applebee’s and Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants, and its partner Apple American Group. The companies have rallied support from their local communities, raising much needed money for pediatric cancer research in memory of Alex Scott, who dedicated her short life to battling childhood cancer “one cup of lemonade at a time.”
CHICAGO, June 9, 2009 — Today at AARP's 2009 Diversity and Aging Conference, the AARP Foundation announced a $1.1 million gift from the Harrah's Foundation to help current and former caregivers meet caregiving responsibilities while building their own long-term financial security.
ATLANTA, GA, June 4, 2009 — Call2Recycle®, the nation's most successful rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling program, today announced the appointment of Todd Ellis to regional account manager for the Northeast. In this capacity, Mr. Ellis will work with Call2Recycle retailers, businesses and communities in Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, DC to maximize the collection and recycling of batteries.