First launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month was re-established in 1993 as a month-long celebration in October with the following four goals:
Observed in October each year, Down Syndrome Awareness Month was started by the National Down Syndrome Society in the 1980’s. By spreading awareness, advocacy, and inclusion throughout the community, the month is a time to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments.
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. People who are in an abusive relationship will stay with their partner for a number of reasons, including:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - an annual campaign that aims to educate the public on the importance of early screening, testing and treatment for breast cancer. Activities include raising research funds to help identify the cause, uncover potential prevention strategies, and improve diagnosis, in addition to offering support to people impacted by the disease.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 1-31, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are making a difference in the fight to end breast cancer.
Imagine that you KNOW you can do a job. You KNOW you can contribute – but at every turn you are denied the opportunity to fulfill your potential because other people don’t think you can make the grade.
Wouldn’t you want someone to see the REAL YOU and let your talent and potential shine?
At Melwood, we believe in challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations.
We believe that, with the right support, everyone can achieve their potential.
For nearly a century, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) has been our country’s leading defender of civil liberties. And the work of our skilled attorneys, advocates and organizers fighting alongside people whose fundamental freedoms are in jeopardy has never been more critical.
At nine years old, Jaxson was an avid fisher who loved to ride his bike. Then his world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Leukemia, a malignant progressive cancer in which the bone marrow and other blood forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leukocytes. Suddenly, he could no longer do the things he loved and felt completely lost.
Your workplace giving donation gives us the opportunity to share important information about how to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!®with new audiences. You also provide a steady, predictable stream of funding that can help us better budget and plan for the future, including the ability to weather economic downturns. Knowing your donation will still be coming in next year allows us to build vital new programs in our community that will help ensure cancer prevention and early detection education is available to all populations.
That’s a statement you’ll often see from the No Kid Hungry campaign, and I’m frequently asked how we make such an incredible return on each dollar.
We don’t get a bulk discount on food, as most folks guess. In fact, we don’t even buy food. Instead, our approach is all about finding sustainable, permanent solutions to ending childhood hunger in America.