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  • 83 percent funding cut by United Way strains Salvation Army partnership

    01/03/2018 7:43:41 AM PST · by Elderberry · 57 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 1/2/2018 | Shelly Conlon
    The United Way of Waco-McLennan County’s decision to cut 83 percent of its funding to The Salvation Army of Waco has left Salvation Army officials scratching their heads and questioning the partnership with the nonprofit going into the new year. The Salvation Army received the largest cut among the 21 local nonprofits the United Way funds. The cuts are part of an ongoing effort to transition from an allocation-based funding model to a grant-based model this year, and a result of a decline in donations in the past five years, United Way Executive Director Barbara Mosacchio said. Mosacchio, who started...
  • GOP tax reform Plan will devastate York County charities

    12/04/2017 4:48:03 AM PST · by lightman · 83 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | Dec 1 A.D. 2017 | Robert J. Woods
    <p>If the tax reform proposal passed by the House of Representatives last week becomes law, 95% of current donors to nonprofit organizations, churches, and colleges will no longer be able to claim a tax deduction for their contribution. The bill passed by the House increases the standard deduction for individuals and families and will drastically reduce the number of tax filers who itemize.</p>
  • Charity Thrives After Embracing Gun Raffle, Leaving United Way

    12/01/2017 1:00:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A year ago, the United Way Worldwide was pressured to shut down a charity raffle in Otero County, New Mexico. The reason: guns.The United Way succumbed to pressure from the national media, such as the LA times. New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, a political non-profit formed in 2013, pushed the Global United Way Worldwide to stop the charity raffle. From alamogordonews.com: New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence Co-President Miranda Viscoli sent a letter to United Way Worldwide alerting the organization about the firearm raffle that led to the suspension of the raffle. “Basically putting 104 firearms back into...
  • Looking a gift Hawg in the mouth

    01/31/2017 7:28:57 PM PST · by lightman · 10 replies
    Self | 31 January 2017 | lightman
    I knew that would get your attention! So, tonight I'm a fly on the wall at the United Way of York County (PA)Campaign Victory Celebration, watching the "lucky" donors whittle down to the final two, one of whom will receive a $30,000.00+ loaded up Harley and the other who will receive a $3000.00 travel voucher from AAA. There are two finalists. I know one of them....Lynn Henry, one of sons of Spring Grove area schoolteacher who lived past her 101st birthday, who followed in his mother's footsteps and taught in the Dallastown Schools for a long time before retirement. And,...
  • United Way’s Gun Control Goons Now Blame (wait for it) …. the NRA

    09/12/2016 3:34:22 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | September 12, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    The gun control goons, incensed after UWW acknowledged Otero County United Way’s gun raffle was operating within the organization’s bylaws, their licensing agreement as well as New Mexico state laws, are continuing to lash out like a toddler who doesn’t get their way. In the interview, Miranda, who is a representative of the United Way in Santa Fe, made some pretty inflammatory accusations. “These weapons (including assault rifles and sniper rifles) have no business being on our streets, they’re war tools designed to kill as many people as possible,” Viscoli told the radio host. “Unfortunately, the raffle was reversed so...
  • United Way of Otero County ordered to stop gun raffle

    08/07/2016 2:47:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – There are some upset people in one New Mexico city after a fundraiser for the United Way was shut down because the well-known charity wanted to raffle off guns. “As Americans of freedom and liberty we have to remember we only have the rights that we stand up for,” said Kerry Maupin, local business owner. The United Way of Otero County received a letter from United Way World telling them to cease and desist with their fundraiser that would raffle off 108 firearms.
  • United Way Affiliates Give $3 Million a Year to Planned Parenthood

    06/27/2016 5:50:29 AM PDT · by milton23 · 24 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/24/2016 | Leah Jessen
    United Way affiliates provide almost $3 million a year to Planned Parenthood, according to a money-tracking website that examines consumer and political causes. 2nd Vote, a conservative, nonprofit watchdog that tracks corporate spending, conducted what it calls “exhaustive” research of United Way affiliates and their giving to Planned Parenthood. “Last year, 2nd Vote compiled an exhaustive list of United Way affiliates that helped fund the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” 2nd Vote spokesman Robert Kuykendall said in a formal statement. “The latest available financial documentation for each of these affiliates indicates that United Way funnels almost $3 million to...
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Expose’ Shows United Way Agencies Send $2 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    07/15/2015 8:29:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 15, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    On the heels of a shocking video showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, a new expose’ from a group that monitors corporations that finance the abortion giant reveals the United Way is a major donor. The consumer advocacy organization 2nd Vote has informed LifeNews.com of the release of the Pro-Life Guide to United Way, a new guide that lists the over 1,200 United Way affiliates across the United States and specifies the organizations that contribute to the world’s largest abortion company. “United Way has done many good things through fundraising efforts and partnerships...
  • United Way: No, we didn’t know about Dec. 14 Sandy Hook shooting in advance

    01/08/2013 9:36:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/12 | David Martosko
    The United Way of Western Connecticut said it rejects conspiracy theories claiming it knew about the Dec. 14 Newtown, Conn., school shooting three days in advance and leveraged that knowledge to raise money. “It’s preposterous,” executive vice president Isabel Almeida told The Daily Caller Tuesday, dismissing what she called a “flawed” Google search result that suggests her organization issued a statement of condolence — and launched a support fund for the victims’ families — on Dec. 11. That fund has raised more than $6 million, the group reported Jan. 4.
  • United Way of Cleveland moves to pull funding in 13 for Boy Scouts over group's prohibition of gays

    09/26/2012 2:17:07 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 53 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Dave Davis
    United Way of Greater Cleveland moves to pull funding in 2013 for Boy Scouts over group's prohibition of gay members CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Officials with United Way of Greater Cleveland announced Tuesday they are moving to pull their funding next year from the Boy Scouts of America after the group recently reaffirmed its prohibition of openly gay youth and adults. At issue is nearly $100,000 that goes to the Boy Scouts of America Greater Cleveland Council for Scoutreach, a program that brings scouting to about 1,600 inner-city youth with an eye on physical fitness and citizenship. United Way is just...
  • United Way in Wisconsin Refers Raped Teens to Planned Parenthood

    06/28/2011 1:29:57 PM PDT · by julieee · 6 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 28, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    United Way in Wisconsin Refers Raped Teens to Planned Parenthood Madison, WI -- The United Way in Wisconsin is coming under fire from pro-life advocates for launching a new campaign to raise awareness about statutory rape that refers teens and young women to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/28/united-way-in-wisconsin-refers-raped-teens-to-planned-parenthood/
  • United Way cuts funding to Ottawa Planned Parenthood

    04/12/2011 3:51:34 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | April 12, 2011 | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    United Way cuts funding to Ottawa Planned Parenthood by Thaddeus Baklinski Tue Apr 12, 2011 16:22 EST OTTAWA, Tue Apr 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An official of the United Way in Ottawa revealed that it has stopped funding for Planned Parenthood Ottawa’s sex-education program because it “doesn’t align with what we’ve established as priority goals in area of children and youth.” Lawrence Greenspon, chairman of the United Way’s Community Services Cabinet, told the Ottawa Citizen that “there was no political agenda” behind the agency’s decision to cut funding to PP’s sex education program, but that the local United Way has...
  • Pressured to donate to United Way

    12/02/2010 6:54:35 AM PST · by Ro_Thunder · 79 replies
    Vanity | 02 December 2010 | Self
    So, my place of employment has been pressuring us with high-profile donation campaigns for a month or so. Now, I'm getting emails from the Chairman of the Board who has pledged a one-for-one dollar donation, and wants me to be a first time donor. I have several problems with this, mainly that the United Way nationally does fund Planned Parenthood. Now, locally they say they do not. However, United Way says you can make donations to specific charities. The issue I have with that is does United Way take something of the top for handling these donations? If so, why?...
  • Rift between Salvation Army, United Way

    08/28/2010 12:14:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/28/2010
    BOSTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Salvation Army of Massachusetts has decided to stop getting money from United Way, setting up its own workplace fund drives instead. Major William Bode sent an e-mail message to United Way Friday, the Boston Globe reported. He discussed the relationship with Michael Durkin, president of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley over lunch Thursday. "Every year for the last three years I have communicated with the United Way saying our allocation is going down and I'm very much concerned about that,'' Bode said. "Our advisory board and board of directors had to...
  • The 20 Worst Charities In America

    06/09/2010 7:46:49 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 58+ views
    Main Street ^ | 6-1-2010 | Greg Bocquet
    The 20 Worst Charities In America6-1 2020 By Greg Bocquet A favorite saying in business is that you have to spend money to make money. Charitable organizations, on the other hand, have to spend money to give money, and it turns out that some are woefully inefficient at channeling donations to the people they're supposed to help. The non-profit Charity Navigator Web site tracks such expenses via charities’ disclosure statements to the IRS to provide donors with an assessment of how well charities run themselves. Looking only at the supply side for the more than 5,500 charities that it tracks,...
  • Becoming an Alternative Transformer

    04/27/2010 3:20:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 3 replies · 217+ views
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 4-26-2010 | MJ
    Since last July I have been trying to understand why the Supreme Court did not hear the case about the Chrysler bankruptcy last June, which was one of the first major events in the transformation of America. In the process, I joined several online groups and I called Congress members many times and the White House to express my opinion on various issues and legislation. But those efforts appear to be in vain, especially if you have a progressive senator that also works for the Apollo Group like I do. I decided that in order to make an impact at...
  • Drew Brees MNF White House Commercial

    12/01/2009 2:54:03 AM PST · by chemicalman · 27 replies · 1,871+ views
    MNF Commercial NFL Play 60 | 12/1/09 | Me
    On a commercial break from Monday Night Football, there was a commercial for NFL's Play 60, where they promote kids to play outdoors for 60 minutes.In the commercial, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is set to throw a pass on the White House lawn with children running in slow motion, with the White House in the background.At first thought, I was waiting for Drew to pass to one of the kids. Then I thought he might sling that sucker through the White House window hopefully getting Obama in back of the head.Then Obama pops up in the scene...
  • Vanity: NFL Obama Commercial

    11/30/2009 6:18:36 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 89 replies · 3,193+ views
    Did anyone just see that disgusting slo-motion love fest Obama commercial for his serve.gov site? BAAAAAAAAAARF
  • Downtown warehouse sold to Community Advocates - United Way & tax money buy community organizers HQ

    10/14/2009 6:42:56 AM PDT · by sbMKE · 9 replies · 623+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/14/09 | Tom Daykin
    A three-story downtown warehouse, initially planned as a condo conversion project, is being sold to a local nonprofit agency for its new headquarters. An investors group organized by Dave Jorgensen, a partner in VJS Construction Services, is selling the 45,000-square-foot building at 728 N. James Lovell St. to Community Advocates Inc. for $1.8 million, said Joe Volk, the agency's executive director. Community Advocates, which helps the poor deal with tenant-landlord disputes, problems with obtaining health care, and other basic needs, plans to renovate the building for its headquarters, Volk said Tuesday. The project will consolidate the group's main office, now...