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Seminary of the Southwest cites church’s racial reconciliation efforts in announcing black scholars partnership Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Theological Education Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL April 12, 2018 at 9:03 pm Well isn’t this a hopeful sign! And the Reverend Jones sounds like an excellent pick for first scholar. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska April 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm Congratulations and Best Wishes to The Rev. Melanie Jones, Black Religious Scholars Group, and Seminary of Southwest! This partnership group is surely an asset to the “Becoming Beloved Community” call from our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Comments (2) Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cn. 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Paynter says: Featured Jobs & Calls [Episcopal News Service] Seminary of the Southwest is working with the Black Religious Scholars Group on a five-year partnership that will bring black scholars to the Episcopal seminary as visiting professors to improve racial diversity on the faculty and strengthen clergy formation on racial reconciliation issues.The partnership creates the Crump Visiting Professor and Black Religious Scholars Group Scholar-in-Residence, with the Rev. Melanie Jones selected as the first visiting scholar. Jones, a Baptist minister, will teach at the Austin, Texas, seminary for a year starting this fall.“This is a kind of direct initiative in order to not only bring black voices into this space but also to enable these voices to shape the curriculum and also to shape the theological development,” Jones said in an interview with Episcopal News Service.The Rev. Melanie Jones. Photo: Seminary of the SouthwestJones grew up in the Chicago area and now serves as associate minister of the South Suburban Missionary Baptist Church in Harvey, Illinois. She studied economics and political science at Howard University, earning a bachelor’s degree, because she initially wanted to become a lawyer, but she grew to believe she could do more for social justice by focusing on spiritual development and community involvement.While earning a Master of Divinity degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jones worked with faith-based programs there aimed at helping prison inmates successfully re-enter society, and she began teaching at the nearby American Baptist College, which has a history of engagement on social justice issues.The Episcopal Church’s emphasis on racial reconciliation is one of the reasons Jones is looking forward to teaching at Seminary of the Southwest.“If we’re calling for an inclusive world, if we’re calling for black lives to matter, if we’re calling for there to be valuing of bodies, human beings, then we ought to have a multitude of voices at the table, in the room, at the lectern,” Jones said, “and not only for moments, but for significant ways of shaping the development and the formation of its students and leaders.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has made racial reconciliation one of his top priorities, most notably through the “Becoming Beloved Community” initiative. As he was elected in 2015, General Convention supported his call to that ministry. Convention has passed more than 30 resolutions on the subject since 1952, and some dioceses have taken up their own efforts to confront hard truths about their complicity with slavery, segregation and lynchings.Seminary of the Southwest, in announcing the partnership with the Black Religious Scholars Group, cited an increased sense of urgency in the wake of recent episodes of racial hostility around the country.“This past year has shown how important the work of racial justice and reconciliation is in the United States,” the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest, said in a news release. “Seminary of the Southwest believes that this work must include our own community of learning.“It is our sincere hope that this partnership and what we learn from it will be a model for other seminaries to collaborate with aligned organizations to foster racial and ethnic diversity in their institutions, the church, and the world.”Jones and subsequent visiting scholars will teach two courses each academic year at Seminary of the Southwest, one core course in the seminary’s curriculum and a second course that each visiting scholar will develop. The visiting scholars also will have opportunities to preach during worship services at the seminary and help shape and contribute to other aspects of campus life.This also is a new venture for the Black Religious Scholars Group, which in the past has connected its scholars with congregations in the black church tradition for symposia that offer a mix of academic and spiritual enrichment. Stacey Floyd-Thomas, the organization’s executive director and co-founder, said he hopes the partnership with Seminary of the Southwest “serves as a hopeful beacon of great promise and wonderful possibility to other likeminded institutions.”“The Black Religious Scholars Group acknowledges this partnership as an exemplary way in which theological education and the church can live into the promises of our ideals during an era that may otherwise suggest that all hope is lost in a church and society in deep crisis,” Floyd-Thomas said in the seminary’s news release. “The work that we are embarking upon is built on a steadfast belief that our shared Christian witness is far stronger than persistent economic insecurity, rising cultural intolerance, growing political divisions, and increased anti-immigrant attitudes.”Seminary of the Southwest has one black professor on its faculty, Awa Jangha, though most of its 18 full-time faculty members are white.The visiting professor program “will increase the diversity of our faculty and enrich the conversation around theology, race, and the church,” Kittredge said in an emailed statement to ENS. “The partnership will be a learning opportunity for the members of our ongoing community, faculty and students alike, and for the visiting professor.”She added that the seminary looks forward to welcoming Jones in the fall.“Living fully into the promise of diversity is an opportunity not only for Seminary of the Southwest but for the Episcopal Church as a whole,” Kittredge said. “We hope that what we learn will be of benefit to the wider community of the academy and the church.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Two Michigan dioceses to share bishop, charting path forward together in spirit of innovation By David PaulsenPosted Jun 14, 2019 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA The Diocese of Eastern Michigan and the Diocese of Western Michigan held a joint clergy retreat in May. Here, participants pose for a group photo. Photo: Diocese of Eastern Michigan[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Eastern Michigan is poised this year to finalize a partnership with the neighboring Diocese of Western Michigan in which they would share a bishop, increase collaboration and pool resources – a process of experimentation and dialogue that eventually could lead to a long-term commitment between the two dioceses.The dioceses have not shied away from discussing the possibility of someday merging, a canonically governed process known as “juncture,” though that is just one of many options on the table as they consider the future of The Episcopal Church in Michigan. The state encompasses four dioceses, and all four have collaborated in the past in various ways, from joint formation programs to coordinated public statements on statewide issues.In October, Eastern Michigan’s convention is scheduled to vote to elect Western Michigan Bishop Whayne Hougland Jr. as bishop provisional. If approved, Hougland would be following in the footsteps of other dual-diocese bishops, in particular Northwestern Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe who also serves as bishop provisional of the Diocese of Western New York.The transition underway in the Diocese of Eastern Michigan follows a spirit of innovation that dates back to its creation in 1994, when it was carved out of the Detroit-based Diocese of Michigan.“The idea was local leadership. Grassroots efforts would rise up from the local congregation and be shared,” said Katie Forsyth, who joined the diocese as director of communications and public engagement in 2013. “Very purposefully, the diocese was designed to be a little more flexible. … We are actually well skilled to try something on and see how it goes.”Bishop Edwin Leidel Jr. was consecrated as the diocese’s first bishop in 1996, and today he is remembered for encouraging Episcopalians in Eastern Michigan to be open to change.“Bishop Leidel’s entrepreneurial spirit and tireless embrace of possibilities helped give shape to a diocese that blesses experimentation and gives permission to take bold steps without fear of failure,” the diocese says on its website.Forsyth’s own career path is emblematic. In March 2018, she assumed her current role, serving both Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan as canon for networking and evangelism. The dioceses also work together on a congregational development program, youth ministries, a diversity task force, a disciplinary board and mission outreach to the Dominican Republic.Future collaboration could include clergy retreats, diocesan publications, ministry workshops and joint Standing Committee meetings.The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley resigned from the Diocese of Eastern Michigan in June 2017 to lead The Episcopal Church’s Office of Pastoral Development. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceA key catalyst for the recent conversations was the resignation in June 2017 of Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousley, who left to lead The Episcopal Church’s Office of Pastoral Development, a position on the presiding bishop’s staff that assists dioceses undergoing bishop transitions. In an interview with Episcopal News Service, Ousley said The Episcopal Church is working to move beyond organizational structures that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.“We’re getting better as a church on focusing on mission-driven priorities rather than trying to squeeze the mission into an existing structure,” he said.General Convention underscored the importance in a 2018 resolution that called on dioceses and congregations to engage periodically in missional review, to determine “what is God calling us to be and do at this time and in this place.”Ousley, who joined the Diocese of Eastern Michigan as canon to the ordinary in 2001, succeeded Leidel as bishop in 2007. He told ENS that, toward the end of his tenure, he sensed that Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan were ripe for a more substantive partnership, something he began discussing with Hougland.“Both Eastern and Western were going to come to a point where they were facing questions of viability,” Ousley said.The Diocese of Eastern Michigan facilitates table discussions of three resolutions outlining its options for a bishop transition at its October 2018 convention, held in Flint, Michigan. Photo: Diocese of Eastern Michigan, via FacebookEnvisioning the future of The Episcopal Church in MichiganThose questions partly focused on regional demographics, Ousley said. The eastern half of Michigan was losing population – Flint, the diocese’s largest city, dropped from 125,000 residents in the 2000 census to about 102,000 in 2010 – and the statewide population has stagnated at about 10 million. Furthermore, Eastern Michigan mirrored churchwide declines in Sunday attendance, with baptized members down nearly 40 percent from 2007 to 2017.Diocesan leaders also recognized that Eastern Michigan, based in Saginaw, and Western Michigan, based in the Grand Rapids area, had much in common theologically and culturally, with congregations spread across rural communities, summer resort areas and smaller cities. By contrast, the Diocese of Michigan in the southeast corner of the state includes more large cities and suburbs, including Detroit, the capital of Lansing and the college town of Ann Arbor. The Diocese of Northern Michigan encompasses the state’s sparsely populated Upper Peninsula and is geographically separated from the rest of the state by Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.The Rev. Dan Scheid had served in the Diocese of Western Michigan before moving to Eastern Michigan to become rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Flint in 2015. Back then, he recalls Ousley at a clergy retreat talking about tough decisions ahead and the best use of Episcopal resources in the state.“He had made it clear that certainly the bishops of the state had been in conversation about what the church in Michigan would look like,” said Scheid, who also serves as president of Eastern Michigan’s Standing Committee.When Ousley left in 2017, rather than immediately launch a search for a new bishop diocesan, Eastern Michigan voted in October 2017 to elect Bishop Catherine Waynick as bishop provisional for at least a year. Waynick had retired in April of that year as bishop of Indianapolis.“We saw that as a time to do some discernment,” Scheid told ENS, and early on, Eastern Michigan leaders invited Hougland and others from the Diocese of Western Michigan to be part of those conversations.That process picked up steam in early 2018 when Eastern Michigan held five gatherings around the diocese from January to March to hear what Episcopalians thought about the diocese’s strengths, needs and outlook for the future.A follow-up meeting in May at St. Paul’s in Flint was attended by Waynick, Hougland and other leaders from both dioceses. The presentations included an outline of what Eastern Michigan had identified as its three options: start searching for Ousley’s permanent replacement, find a long-term provisional bishop or take a step closer to Western Michigan by electing Hougland as bishop provisional.There was a “shared sense that continuing on in separate ministry without change is not a sustainable model for the future of The Episcopal Church in this place,” according to a written report from that meeting. The report also said Hougland was open to adding the role of Eastern Michigan’s bishop provisional “should a process for deepened relationship be explored.”“As a bishop in the church, it’s my duty and, I believe, my calling to seek ways to bring people together, and so this seems to be a natural process that makes perfect sense,” Hougland said months later in a video to his diocese identifying the options considered by Eastern Michigan.Learning from Western New York’s exampleA similar process underway hundreds of miles to the east was providing a potential model for Michigan Episcopalians.After Western New York Bishop William Franklin announced in April 2017 that he intended to retire, his diocese began a discernment process that led to the decision to collaborate and experiment with the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, giving both dioceses time to try new approaches before figuring out what might come next. The two dioceses carefully avoided talk of possibly merging someday, focusing instead on their short-term work together.Eastern Michigan’s third option was similar to the arrangement between Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. “We’ve pointed them out as kind of the most direct reflection of the work that we’re considering,” Forsyth told ENS.Northwestern Pennsylvania’s Rowe traveled to the Diocese of Eastern Michigan to offer his insight into the process at a gathering hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church in Midland, Michigan, on Sept. 16, 2018.The next month, Western New York elected Rowe as its bishop provisional for five years.Eastern Michigan took its own definitive step forward last October. At its convention that month, a majority threw its support behind the diocese’s third option and voted to officially invite Hougland to be considered for election as the Diocese of Eastern Michigan’s bishop provisional, leading both dioceses for three to five years.Hougland presented that proposal to his diocese at three listening sessions, two of which Scheid also attended. In April, after meeting with Western Michigan’s Standing Committee and Diocesan Council, Hougland announced in a video their unanimous approval of “the invitation to dance with our friends in Eastern Michigan.”The plan is expected to be finalized by Eastern Michigan in October.Scheid noted that this process has taken place during a period of relative health in both dioceses, long before either had reached a panic moment that would have forced desperate measures. And with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry encouraging all dioceses to find new ways of spreading the Jesus Movement, Scheid said Eastern Michigan reached the conclusion that the most effective way to serve that purpose, at least in the short term, wasn’t to continue devoting resources to the office of the bishop.“It’s a tremendous gift and opportunity, as I see it, really to do some creative thinking, some experimentation, to sort of help set some possible ways forward for other dioceses in the church too which might be exploring new models,” Scheid said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Area: 1231 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Text description provided by the architects. The Centrifugal Villa is arranged around a hollow center, as if the heart of the house had somehow fallen outside its body. The string of subsequent spaces in its interior provide a comprehension of the whole by sacrificing their individual geometric cohesiveness to the fractured configuration of the entire composition. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – Larcore The experience of the interior is characterized by constantly shifting vanishing points, at the place of their collision in each crease of the plan, large openings cutting dormer scoops on the roof, centrifugally release the views out to the surrounding landscape. The house, defined by this idea rather than a formal imposition, cannibalizes the local “vernacular,” distorting it through hexagonal introspection of the plan and the transposed proportion of the parts. Save this picture!Designed as wood post-and-beam structure, the exterior cladding is detailed with vertical board and batten seams to give continuity to the building exterior and encourage an uninterrupted rhythmic flow around the elevations. The house utilizes geothermal heating and incorporates passive energy-saving techniques, including a narrow-section interior to allow natural ventilation and a sequence and layout of dormer windows and openings to permit generous daylighting and minimal artificial lighting needs. Set on a 5-acre property overlooking an agricultural reserve, the completed project includes main house, separate guesthouse and garage structure, and poolhouse with poolside pavilion.Project gallerySee allShow less97 Winners for the International Architecture AwardsArticlesORDOS 100 #46: Taller TerritorialArticles Share 2008 Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!+ 37 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/38355/centrifugal-villa-obra-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOBRA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSouthamptonWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on October 20, 2009Cite: “Centrifugal Villa / OBRA Architects” 20 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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Tagged with: Major gift Northern Ireland The campaign will include raising money for student internships, scholarships and sports.The campaign themes include the student experience, medicine, food security, cyber-security, humanities and green chemistry.www.queensfoundation.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 October 2012 | News 32 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Queen’s University Foundation has launched a £140 million fundraising campaign, with the aim of moving it up the rankings from its 166th place to the top 100 universities in the world.The Beyond campaign has already secured £17.5 million from individual donors, businesses, foundations and trusts, according to the Vice Chancellor Sir Peter Gregson.Professor Gregson said: “It is a campaign that will allow Queen’s to continue to make its disproportionate contribution to the success of Northern Ireland. From cybersecurity to the humanities, and from food science to medicine, Queen’s impact and influence on society is exceptional.” Advertisement Queen’s Belfast launches £140 million campaign
Vodafone & Barnardo’sVodafone supported the Barnardo’s Kidsmas Live Concert which was broadcast live on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday 1 December) and hosted by the charity’s President Natasha Kaplinsky. The event included performances from singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum and poet Hussain Manawer. Vodafone has also reopened The Great British Tech Appeal and is calling on the UK public and businesses to donate unwanted smartphones and tablets over the festive period and beyond. Vodafone will cover postage and repackaging, add six months free unlimited data connectivity and, via Barnardo’s, redistribute devices to disadvantaged children and families. Melanie May | 4 December 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate corporate fundraising DF Capital & Wood Street MissionDF Capital is planning to walk, run, dance or cycle (virtually) the distance from the Manchester office to Lapland this month to raise money for its nominated charity, Wood Street Mission in Manchester. Everyone that has signed up to the challenge will each ‘travel’ part of the 3,187km (1,980 miles) between the two locations. If the destination is reached DF Capital will donate £1500 to the charity to buy gifts to distribute to families in need during the festive period. In addition, the company will also match any donations made by individual staff up to a total of £500. WiFi SPARK & NHS hospitalsWiFi SPARK is offering a bespoke package of its entertainment platform, SPARK Media, to NHS trusts and health boards that already have its WiFi services installed over Christmas, without any additional costs. Hospital radio, interviews with musicians, BBC archives and more than 600 healthcare information videos are among the services that patients will be able to access free of charge over Christmas in hospitals signed up to WiFi services by WiFi SPARK. Hospital charities will also benefit from being supported on the SPARK Media platform, in a drive to help boost funds and raise awareness. Virgin Media & Big IssueVirgin Media will be donating £25,000 to Big Issue vendors across the country this Christmas, as part of its festive charity giveaway. Daily winners of Virgin Media’s ’25 show-stopping giveaways’ draw will receive a £1,000 cash prize to be donated to a Big Issue vendor in their local community. From 1 December and running for 25 days, £1,000 is being gifted each day, with Virgin Media working with the Big Issue team to connect to vendors across the UK.Photo credit: Louise Haywood- Schiefer & Virgin Media McKesson UK & Alzheimer’s SocietyMcKesson UK, the parent company of LloydsPharmacy, has donated more than 400 free flu vaccines to its charity partner, Alzheimer’s Society. Appointments and vaccines were available to book online for the charity’s frontline Dementia Advisers and Dementia Support Workers between 25 November and 2 December. After partnering with Alzheimer’s Society in 2015, more than 28,000 McKesson UK colleagues have become Dementia Friends, a Memory Tree has been installed in the company’s Head Office in Coventry and teams have raised over £680,000 by taking part in national Alzheimer’s Society fundraising events such as Elf Day and Dementia Action Week. McKesson UK has also been able to fund research projects in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Society, including a study looking at how early signs of dementia can be detected in speech patterns and a project investigating how to help people with dementia better manage diabetes. Raffle Time: Buy a £1 ticket for your chance to win a Mulberry prize and help us provide 100,000 meals across London through @thefelixproject. To enter just head to https://t.co/upKOyhGXdZ pic.twitter.com/h5FOWTmSbf— Mulberry (@MulberryEngland) December 1, 2020Mulberry and The Felix ProjectLuxury fashion company Mulberry has teamed up with The Felix Project for Christmas to help the charity rescue and redistribute enough food for 100,000 meals.They have a weekly raffle on their website, offering some of their bags for just £1, and this raised £5,000 on its first day. Their social influencers are joining in by undertaking the #festivemulberrychallenge, and taff are also volunteering for the project. Customers are invited to take part in daily sponsored jogs in support of Felix. Advertisement River Island & NewlifeRiver Island has chosen Newlife to fundraise for this Christmas, starting with a chance to raise money through social media on 3 December. The Wonder Island campaign will see River Island support Newlife in a number of ways this December, both online and in stores across the UK, with shoppers able to donate by texting WONDER to 70500 to donate £5, donating via collection tins located within select River Island stores, and donating online. Celebrations will reach a high on Do Something Wonderful weekend taking place on 5 and 6 December, with River Island staff actively promoting the campaign in-store. On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which took place on Thursday 3 December, River Island donated 10p for every ‘like’ it received on a dedicated social post on the @Riverisland Instagram page to mark the day. The campaign supports the charity’s Play Therapy Pods service. Diageo & WaterAidDiageo has launched a digital campaign to raise funds for WaterAid. The Balance Challenge is an augmented reality Instagram filter designed to encourage people to swap an alcoholic drink with water and raise money for WaterAid in the process. The challenge demonstrates the importance of balance, allowing users to balance virtual water vessels on some parts of their bodies by matching a series of on-screen poses. To date the challenge has seen bartenders around the globe take part in the fun campaign, helping remind people over the festive period about the importance of drinking in moderation as part of a balanced lifestyle. All participants are encouraged to donate the cost of an alcoholic drink to the charity. Lots of companies are teaming up with charities this month to offer some support over the festive season. Here’s a selection. A selection box of Christmas corporate spirit Join us in spreading some magic this festive season. We’ve teamed up with @actnforchildren to give disadvantaged children, young people and families in the UK the gifts they really need, like warm clothes, food and safe shelter. https://t.co/HYHqBwLusR #MagicMoneyTree pic.twitter.com/EPScTal7Sf— Metro Bank (@Metro_Bank) December 1, 2020Metro Bank & Action for ChildrenMetro Bank has unveiled gift giving Magic Money Trees in each of its 77 stores – to support disadvantaged children across the UK. The initiative is being run in partnership with Action for Children, as the charity’s only corporate partner to host gift giving pop-up locations as part of its ‘Secret Santa’ campaign. Customers and non-customers alike are invited to pop-in to a Metro Bank store, take a ‘magic’ gold coin from the Magic Money Tree and use the QR code to buy a gift online. Gifts include a day’s food for a child at Christmas (£10), a pair of shoes for a child in winter (£25) or warm clothes for the cold season (£40. People can also make a donation for any amount of their choice. While encouraging its customers and colleagues to donate, Metro Bank will also gift the value of 1,000 days of food to vulnerable children to help ensure no child goes hungry. Bookshop.org, Penguin, & NeighbourlyEvery time people purchase one of a number of hand-selected titles from Bookshop.org this Christmas, Penguin will donate one where it’s needed most. Penguin is working closely with Neighbourly to get books into the hands of grassroots good causes across the country, including food banks, homeless shelters, and community centres. The campaign will run from now until Monday 21 December 2020. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Over 4,000 young people are likely to be facing homelessness in London this Christmas.For every person that books November and December, we’ll make a donation of 40p – the cost to sponsor a room at @centrepointuk for a night. Make a donation here – https://t.co/gFWu8ewuBy pic.twitter.com/YibGmrHVul— Addison Lee (@AddisonLeeCabs) November 20, 2020Addison Lee & CentrepointAddison Lee has announced a new winter partnership with Centrepoint. The partnership sees Addison Lee directly donate £20,000 to Centrepoint and appeal to passengers to support the partnership through their own donations. Later this month the company will deliver presents to homeless young people in hostels and donate rides to help Centrepoint staff get to work over the Christmas holidays. The launch also saw Addison Lee drivers use the boards that usually contain the name of their passengers to draw attention to the fact that at least 4,000 young people are likely to be facing homelessness in London this Christmas. ? THE MOSAIK CHRISTMAS SHOP IS HERE! ?Just 3% of refugees make it to university, buying these items will help us to give the gift of education this holiday season ️Browse the collection: https://t.co/DeL3lYL8Mo#WithRefugees #SupportTheirDreams #ShopSmall pic.twitter.com/4Nei2Icg6e— Mosaik Education (@MosaikEducation) November 15, 2020Small businesses & Mosaik Education16 small businesses are collaborating with London-based charity Mosaik Education to launch the Mosaik Christmas Shop, raising money to support refugees accessing university. Each small business owner has chosen an item from their collection which is featured in the online Mosaik Christmas Shop. With each item sold, the small business makes a donation to Mosaik. The small businesses involved include Glasgow-based jeweller Freya Im, natural skincare brand Tropikal Sundai, and candle makers, Bouclé. Christmas gifts can be purchased from the shop until 15 December. 193 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Demand for small charities’ services has of course also increased during the lockdowns. As well as an analysis of the data, The Small Charities Responding to COVID-19 report tracks how the 180 charities have responded since March, and highlights the range of ways they have adapted their service delivery including through providing essential food, toiletries, and internet and phone data to people who are at risk of digital exclusion.Most of these charities, regardless of the main focus of their services, also began supporting people’s mental health needs as more were affected by mental ill health and the risk of suicide and self-harm increased.And, while £370m of emergency government funding announced in April was distributed through the National Lottery Community Fund, only 16% of small charities expect to be able to access the scheme. Many emergency grants from the government and independent funders will also run out in the spring.Small charity Wyre Forest Nightstop and Mediation provides emergency accommodation for young people. Its CEO, Judith Ford, commented:“By August, Nightstop had surpassed the nights of accommodation that it provided during the entirety of 2019. Most of our emergency funding will have to be spent by the end of March 2021 and will not address the ongoing problems being experienced by young people.” Advertisement Small charities stepping up to Covid challenges despite funding issues need more support, report urges About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Small charities have continued their service delivery throughout the pandemic despite battling shrinking income pre-Covid, and the loss of funding as well as unequal distribution of emergency grants during the pandemic.The findings come from the newly launched Small Charities Data hub and an accompanying report by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales: Small Charities Responding to COVID-19, which analyses qualitative data from a group of 180 small charities.The hub is a new resource together five years of data – including from the pandemic – on small charities from a wide range of sources. It will be updated yearly, and is led by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales in partnership with the Small Charities Coalition, NCVO, LocalGiving, the FSI, Locality, 360Giving and others.The data shows that:96% of the UK’s 166,000 charities are small (with an income of less than £1m)Small charities saw a year-on-year decline in income leading into the pandemic. Whilst their second largest income source is from government, this has decreased in real terms by 20% since 2013/14 & is now at its lowest level in five yearsA third of small charities were dipping into their reserves before the pandemic, while almost a quarter of those with an annual income of under £100k had none to dip into79% of small charities have lost funding since the start of the pandemic, while 43% expect to lose more than half of their annual income due to the crisisThe availability of emergency grants hasn’t always been even – 6% of Covid-19 grants distributed to small charities went to the West Midlands, compared to 42% in London Warning that many small charities will struggle to survive, the Foundation is calling on the government to commit to a series of measures:Provide long-term funding to small charities to protect their future.Provide support including sustaining universal credit for the poorest.Adequately fund and support local government and public services which have been cut over the last five years.Recognise the value of small charities and their expertise to ensure that communities get the best support and ‘build back better’ from the pandemic.Provide increased support to charities delivering services remotely.Paul Streets, Chief Executive at the Foundation, said:“Small and local charities have long been unseen heroes in their communities, providing a wide range of services and support but – as the data shows – they were already under financial pressure before Covid, with limited or even no reserves to fall back on.”“To ensure small charities can help people and communities to build back better, we need national and local government, alongside independent funders, to commit to providing the funding for core costs they need using grants wherever they can and not contracts.” Melanie May | 15 December 2020 | News Tagged with: data research small charities 177 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2
At its 12th Annual Executive Leadership Conference, Growth Energy unveiled a new consumer initiative to raise awareness of biofuels’ positive environmental benefits and encourage consumers to choose higher biofuel blends like E15 at the pump. Through a series of targeted digital content, advertising, and digital media, the Get Biofuel campaign aligns biofuel benefits to an empowerment message titled “Fuel Beyond”.“Our industry’s passion for showcasing the benefits of biofuels is unparalleled, and I’m thrilled to unveil this new initiative that will help raise awareness with consumers – reminding them that by choosing a cleaner fuel, they are fueling beyond their gas tank and also becoming a part of the climate change solution. With biofuel, you fuel much more than just your car. You also fuel cleaner air and help the planet,” said Skor.“The Get Biofuel initiative is an important element of our market development strategy to expand access to higher biofuel blends. With this undertaking, we have a full-throttle industry effort that includes pursuing pro-growth policy, leveraging commercial opportunities, and spurring consumer demand – the E15 trifecta.”The pilot campaign for this initiative launched on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2021, in the Raleigh, North Carolina and Salt Lake City, Utah media markets, and is slated to expand nationally in fall 2021.Source: Growth Energy news release Home Indiana Agriculture News Growth Energy Launches New Consumer Campaign Encouraging Drivers to Choose Biofuels for… Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 10, 2021 SHARE Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 5/10/21 with John Zanker, Risk Management CommoditiesNext articleCanadian National Railway Purchasing 1,000 Grain Cars Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Growth Energy Launches New Consumer Campaign Encouraging Drivers to Choose Biofuels for a Cleaner Planet