The Maren Sanchez Home Foundation (MSHF), recently launched a Giving Tuesday campaign to raise money so it can expand its unique workshops and self-defense programs for girls and young women. "The mission of our foundation is to educate and empower girls and young women to defend themselves against emotional, psychological and verbal manipulation and physical violence," says Donna Cimarelli, founder and CEO of MSHF. "Our goal is to raise $25,000 on Giving Tuesday to help bring our training to more places in Connecticut, New England, and across the country. Our lectures and workshops help girls, young women, and parents learn to recognize concerning behavior. And we offer a life-changing HER-Self Defense class led by Milford-based MMA fighter "Notorious" Nick Newell." The foundation's noble mission has a tragic beginning. Maren Victoria Sanchez, Cimarelli's daughter, died in 2014. She was the victim of a violent attack while in her school in Milford, CT. "What we often hear after … [Read more...] about Maren Sanchez Home Foundation looks to expand its lifesaving work
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WORTH TOWNSHIP, IL — The "Stuff the Batmobile Toy Drive" had a great first turnout Saturday as area residents dropped off toys for Worth Township Youth Commission's Christmas Cares program. Santa and the Grinch were on hand to adults and kids alike who dropped off unwrapped toys and posed for pictures in front of the Oak Lawn Batmobile. At the end of the day, the toy drive collected around 200 toys. Worth Township Tr. Kelly Sexton-Kelly, who chairs the youth commission, said the toys will be distributed to families experiencing financial hardship. "We try to get as much as we can to those families at Christmas," Sexton-Kelly said. "This is an amazing thing for us to display this wonderful Batmobile and to have families come out and visit Santa." Demand has been high this holiday season, and Worth Township is still accepting toy donations for children ages 0-14. Especially needed are gifts for children in the 10 to 14 age range. Drop new, unwrapped toys off at Worth Township … [Read more...] about ‘Stuff the Batmobile Toy Drive’ Has Good First Turnout
The winter holidays are right around the corner. Soon, many Americans will gather around the table with family and friends to give thanks for abundant blessings and freedoms as they indulge in a surfeit of delicious traditional foods. Leftovers will last for days. In December, people of different faiths and traditions will celebrate religious or cultural holidays – enjoying more festive and plentiful food and the added indulgence of gift-giving. This season can leave many of us feeling stuffed and uncomfortable – in more ways than one. As you plan for this “season of excess,” consider a few eye-opening facts: Over Halloween, Americans spent $490 million on costumes for pets, $3.2 billion on costumes for people, and $2.6 billion on candy treats. Billions more were spent on decorations. In November and December, Americans are expected to spend $730 billion on holiday buying of gifts (often unneeded or unwanted), food, greeting cards and wrapping paper. The 2.65 … [Read more...] about On Philanthropy: Suffering from seasonal gluttony syndrome? Here’s a cure.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that’s intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the country using tourism exemptions in international sanctions to build revenue for its broken economy.Kim cut the ribbon during the ceremonial opening of the Yangdok Hot Spring Cultural Recreation Center, a state media report said. The resort east of the capital has modern rooms, hot spring spas, a ski resort and a horse-riding park, the Korean Central News Agency said Sunday.Kim “hardly repressed his happiness, saying that it has become possible to provide people with new culture, and one more plan of the Party to make our people enjoy high civilization under socialism as early as possible has come true,” KCNA said. Advertisement The Yangdok resort, which the North began building last year, has been one of Kim’s major development projects along with another mountain resort recently … [Read more...] about North Korea opens new mountain resort amid tourism drive
Elizabeth Warren was paid nearly $2 million for legal work stretching back three decades, her campaign disclosed Sunday night, amid calls from a top Democratic presidential rival that the Massachusetts senator should be more forthcoming about what she earned from past corporate clients.In May, Warren released a list of close to 60 cases she worked on as an attorney going back to the 1980s. Fifteen pages of new data now show what she was paid in nearly 40 of those — about $1.9 million.The list includes “all the income she earned from each case that we have been able to determine from public records, Elizabeth’s personal records and other sources,” Warren spokeswoman Kristen Orthman said.“If Democrats are going to defeat Donald Trump, or whoever the Republican Party might replace him with, we must nominate a candidate who can create the most robust possible contrast against Republicans on conflicts of interest and corruption issues,” Orthman said in a … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren was paid at least $1.9 million for past legal work