Family/Parent Support

Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei Sends Video Message To Fan Who Thanked Her For Saving Her Life

Fifth Harmony fan Juliana from Brazil received a video message from her idol Normani Kordei after she thanked her for saving her life. Video: Cybersmile Diversity Ambassador Normani Kordei shares touching message with fanJuliana contemplated suicide after facing endless cyberbullying, and had been diagnosed with depression. She then discovered Normani’s work with The Cybersmile Foundation and she began turning her life around. “My name is Juliana, I’m 18 years old and I’ve been a victim of internet abuse,” wrote Juliana in letter published on Cybersmile’s blog. "All this started because I published a picture of me on my Twitter, and I was greeted with hateful comments – I just became sad, and I was diagnosed with depression, 1 year and a half later...

NET-A-PORTER Co-Hosts GOOD+ Foundation’s Annual Hamptons Summer Dinner

On Saturday, July 29, NET-A-PORTER co-hosted GOOD+ Foundation's Summer Dinner in East Hampton to celebrate and support the organization’s ongoing efforts to provide children’s product and programs that families need to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty. Jerry Seinfeld, Jessica Seinfeld, and Alison LoehnisThe Summer Dinner, hosted by Jessica Seinfeld, and Alison Loehnis, President of NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER, kicked-off the first-of-its-kind NET-A-PORTER x GOOD+ Foundation Donation Drive, by which NET-A-PORTER’s Premier same-day delivery customers in New York City and the Hamptons have the opportunity to easily donate new or gently-used children’s clothing and books to GOOD+ Foundation from the comfort of their home. NET-A-PORTER’s Premier deliver...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Launches Inaugural Nursing Home Transition Grants

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, is awarding seven Quality of Life Nursing Home Transition (NHT) grants totaling $280,000 to seven Centers for Independent Living (CILs) nationwide. Quality of Life grants of $40,000 support fellow nonprofits that mirror the Reeve Foundation’s mission and commitment to foster community engagement, enhance independence, and promote healthy self-esteem. The Quality of Life Grant program to date has awarded more than $22 million in grants to more than 2,900 programs since its inception in 1999. Funding for the grants is made available through the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) operated by the Reeve Foundation under a cooperative agreement wi...

Spotlight: Lili Claire Foundation’s Celebrity Supporters

Enhancing the lives of children living with Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Autism and other neurogenetic disorders, while providing hope and resources for the families who love them. Celebrity supporters Lili Claire Foundation has 38 known supporters, including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Randy Jackson Areas of work ChildrenMental ChallengesFamily/Parent SupportAutism Read more about Lili Claire Foundation's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Aerosmith Travels for Vegas Charity ConcertFantasy Poker Night Benefits Lili Claire FoundationSam Moore To Join Country Singers For Charity GigMelissa Etheridge, Kelsey Grammar, Matthew Perry - A Week Of Charity EventsAnnie Duke Blogs About Celebrity Apprentice 2 Explore celebrities by social reach, cause, location, field ...

At Summit, Global Leaders Recommit To Family Planning

At least 37 country governments, 16 private companies and 11 partner organizations, including civil society and private foundations, will announce commitments to accelerate progress on rights-based family planning programmes today at the Family Planning Summit. The Family Planning Summit is co-hosted by the UK Government, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in close partnership with the Family Planning 2020 Secretariat (FP2020). In parallel with the Summit in London, more than 2500 people will gather at 21 satellite events across Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Uganda, demonstrating growing country leadership and support for family planni...

At Summit, Global Leaders Recommit To Family Planning

At least 37 country governments, 16 private companies and 11 partner organizations, including civil society and private foundations, will announce commitments to accelerate progress on rights-based family planning programmes today at the Family Planning Summit. The Family Planning Summit is co-hosted by the UK Government, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in close partnership with the Family Planning 2020 Secretariat (FP2020). In parallel with the Summit in London, more than 2500 people will gather at 21 satellite events across Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Uganda, demonstrating growing country leadership and support for family planni...

New York Tri-State Area Ronald McDonald House Charities African American Future Achievers Luncheon

Hearts were warmed as stars, family members, and loved ones gathered on June 7, 2017 at the beautiful Crystal Plaza (Livingston, NJ) for the annual Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area African American Future Achievers (RMHC/AAFA) Scholarship Luncheon. New York Tri-State Area African American Future Achievers (RMHC/AAFA) Scholarship Luncheon.The New York Tri-State Area McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association hosted the elegant luncheon for 14 deserving high school graduating seniors from across the New York Tri-State Area who will be attending 4 year colleges and universities in the fall. “The RMHC/African-American Future Achievers Scholarship program was designed to address the reality that many students of African descent face significant financial barriers ...

Global Leaders Unite To Bring Polio One Step Closer To Eradication

This week, global health leaders gathered at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating polio and pledge $1.2 billion to finance efforts to end the disease. Thirty years ago, polio paralyzed more than 350,000 children each year in more than 125 countries around the world. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of governments, health workers, donors and the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), a public-private partnership dedicated to ending the disease, the highly contagious virus has now been eliminated in all but three countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. There have been only five cases to date in 2017. However, children remain at risk everywhere until polio is completely stopped. To end the disease for good, government r...

GOOD+ Foundation Raises $600,000 At 2017 NY Bash

GOOD+ Foundation raised more than $600,000 at its annual Bash event last week at Victorian Gardens in Central Park. Jessica And Jerry Seinfeld Attend 2017 NY BASHCredit/Copyright: GETTY IMAGES FOR GOOD+ FOUNDATIONThe family-fun party featured carnival rides, face painting, costumed characters and specially curated kid-friendly activities designed by event sponsors for 1,100 guests including hosts Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld, and other special attendees, including Veronica Swanson Beard, Megan Boone, David Burtka, Stacey Bendet Eisner, Melissa Joan Hart, Gabriela Hearst, and Ali Wentworth. Host Committee members included Julia Austin, Jordana Blitz, Georgina Bloomberg, Rachel Blumenthal, Wendy Cherwin, Samantha Cohen, Danielle Devine, Maria Duenas Jacobs, Jessica Karp, Kara Moore, Florinka P...

Welcome To EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES 2017

Today, EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES – led by Chef Mario Batali – brings the culinary world to the table to raise money for The Global Fund and awareness around the AIDS fight, with activations across the United States and around the world on social media. EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES 2017From New York to Chicago to Los Angeles, national restaurant groups and popular food brands nationwide are making it easier than ever for people to EAT (RED) throughout the entire month of June, with multiple ways to turn food and drink choices into a force to fight AIDS. A new EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign PSA, voiced by Mario Batali, highlights the importance of people’s food choices this June, and underlines the power of life-saving HIV/AIDS medication that costs just 30 cents a day in sub-Saharan Afr...

Bill Gates Hears Young People Debate Tough World Issues

Last month, global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates surprised students by sitting in the audience as they debated some of the most challenging global issues facing their generation. Hosted by Ore Oduba, with a performance from George the Poet and judged by a star-studded and expert panel including Jamal Edwards, Tina Daheley, Emma Thompson and Jon Snow, the event saw Robert Clack School of Science from Dagenham, London take on Mount St Mary’s school from Leeds. The event, ‘Comic Relief presents: The Big Debate with young people’, was inspired by Debate Mate and run in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and was the final ‘showcase’ in a series of debates run by Debate Mate during the 2017 Red Nose Day campaign. Bill Gates was ...

#GirlsAre Returns To Inspire Girls And Women Across The United States

Girls today in the United States are far less likely than boys to achieve the recommended amounts of physical activity. By age 14, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys. In an effort to inspire girls and women to continue to be physically active, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Clinton Foundation are joining forces for a second year to shine a spotlight on the disparities between girls’ and boys’ physical activity rates and inspire a new generation of strong, active women. “Data shows that across the United States, less than 50% of middle school girls get the recommended amount of physical activity each day,” says Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation and Board Member of the Alliance for a Healthier Genera...

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