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Community help lets shelter reopen

After taking a two-month hiatus to raise money, a North Idaho nonprofit organization that shelters homeless families for up to 90 days will be back in business on Sunday. When Family Promise put out the call that a funding shortfall would close its doors, the community responded. Its annual Cardboard Box City fundraiser, in which community members get a small taste of what it’s like to be homeless by staying overnight in cardboard boxes, raised some $12,000. In addition, an anonymous donor kicked in $10,000, and business partners including Coeur d’Alene Mines, Windermere Real Estate, North Idaho Eye Institute and Pita Pit helped out.

Study finds bias in most nonprofit news sites

More than half of emerging nonprofit news sites produce content with a clear ideological bent, according to a study released Monday by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

The Big Table

As a restaurant reviewer for several local publications, Kevin Finch thought he’d found a recipe that combined his greatest passions. “I love food and I love to write. I also love people,” he said.

Conference aims to help nonprofit groups

Next Thursday representatives from area nonprofits will attend the first Inland Northwest Nonprofit Conference at the Spokane Masonic Center. Hosted by AE Consulting, the conference aims to bring together experts in the field of fund development with those most in need of their advice. Andrea Estes of AE Consulting said, “This is a new event for Eastern Washington. I’m a Spokane native, but I lived in Seattle and worked for a nonprofit. I attended conferences like this and gleaned a tremendous amount of valuable information from them.”

SCORE helps businesses start up

A new year often marks fresh beginnings or serves as an impetus to act on long-held dreams. For some residents, 2011 will be the year to launch a new business. Budding entrepreneurs can find practical help and seasoned advice from the folks at SCORE Spokane. Since 1973, the organization has helped would-be business owners turn their ideas into industry. Staffed primarily by volunteers, SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SCORE helps business start-ups start up

A new year often marks fresh beginnings or serves as an impetus to act on long-held dreams. For some residents, 2011 will be the year to launch a new business. Budding entrepreneurs can find practical help and seasoned advice from the folks at SCORE Spokane. Since 1973, the organization has helped would-be business owners turn their ideas into industry. Staffed primarily by volunteers, SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Pedals2People sees growing potential for area

Pedals2People, a local non-profit that promotes the bicycle as a sustainable way to build a healthy community, recently moved to a new, more spacious location to continue and foster the operation of a community bike shop and bike co-op. To read more and see a video and slideshow, click here.

United Way celebrates successful campaign

The United Way has raised $4.7 million to fund programs helping the poor throughout Spokane County. That's a 4 percent increase from the amount raised last year, the largest year-over-year gain in 15 years.

Nonprofit offers free, new clothing to homeless, foster children

Emily Carroll, of Coeur d’Alene, learned in middle school last year that some kids don’t have enough money to buy new clothes. “She started talking about it at home,” said her mother, Karlene Behringer. “I tried to explain that not everyone has the same resources. She said, ‘I’m going to start my own company and get these kids some clothes. This isn’t fair.’ ”

Neighborly expansion

There are a lot of reasons for starting up a small business, even in a recession, but for three socially conscious shops in West Central Spokane, it came down to one: The neighborhood needed them. Between the Spokane County Courthouse and the western edge of the city, there were few family-friendly places to meet for coffee, no place to snag a healthful snack or browse for a good book.

Activists model ecologically friendly, healthy living

They were drawn together by their common concerns: the health of their children, cleaning upenvironmental toxins and a commitment to finding safe food for their families. And in the years since, the idealism that united the small group of breastfeeding moms has birthed a nonprofit that oversees a local, organic food delivery service and grocery stores, a vibrant Sunday market, and now a farm where local food is grown.

Miniature Golf A Big Fund-Raiser For Red Cross

The "fun" in fund-raising is being emphasized these days. There's golf, a game faire and horse shows to entice participants to have a good time while donating to a charitable cause. At the Fernwell Building, Riverside and Stevens, golfers will be yelling "Fore!" up and down the stairs, in and out of offices, down halls, around corners, in the elevator and across the atrium. The first Miniature Golf Classic in downtown Spokane will be Friday, a fund-raiser for the American Red Cross.

Firm To Devote Day To Spring Cleaning Of Mcdonald Houses

The advent of spring means hard work - moving furniture, washing curtains, scrubbing cupboards - or so our mothers tell us. But, as many toil in their own homes on Saturday, ServiceMaster Consumer Service and community volunteers will spring houseclean Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation. The fifth annual Spring Cleaning Fling will be a non-stop cleaning marathon with thousands of volunteers cleaning Ronald McDonald Houses from top to bottom from one side of the continent to the other. "Spring cleaning is always a challenge when you have a house this size," said Kathie Vlahovich, house manager of Spokane's Ronald McDonald House. But deep-cleaning chores are always easier with professionals, working side-by-side with volunteers.

Firms Lauded For Valuing Families Awards Recognize Companies That Allow Employees To Maintain Good Home Lives

Goodale and Barbieri Companies, Empire Health Laboratories and Grove and Morgan, Attorneys at Law, took the top prizes in the Family-a-Fair Workplace Awards. The awards were established to recognize companies which offer employees an opportunity to advance their careers and still maintain good family lives. Seven judges, representing community businesses and social services, judged 42 nominations in six categories: pay and benefits, career advancement, child and family care, flexibility, work environment and innovation. Employers were divided into three groups based on the number of employees.

Actress Cicely Tyson To Keynote Women’s Luncheon

Cicely Tyson, award-winning actress and philanthropist, will be the keynote speaker for Women Helping Women's annual fundraising luncheon on May 6. Tyson, three-time Emmy award winner, has served as chairwoman of UNICEF, speaker at a Nelson Mandela tribute, and was mistress of ceremonies at a recent economic summit of world leaders. She also sets aside one month each year to speak at college campuses concerning human rights, education, race relations and teen pregnancy.

Mugs Net Top Dollar For Abuse Prevention

Pete Fretwell and Mike Fitzsimmons, talk-show hosts for KXLY-AM radio, conducted impromptu auctions last week of celebrity coffee mugs - one still containing cold, left-over coffee - to begin a fund-raising effort for Child Abuse Prevention Day on March 28. Fretwell began the auction during his early morning program, putting up for bid the mug - still filled with left-over coffee - of talk-show host Rick Miller. Before the day ended, it sold for $250. Fitzsimmons, not to be outdone, auctioned his own cup for $500 during his air time.

Some Children Don’t Have Time To Wait For Wishes To Come True

From For the record (Tuesday, March 12, 1996): Robert D. Fukai was elected chairman of the board of directors of United Way of Spokane County. His title was incorrect in a Sunday IN Life story. Make-A-Wish correction: From Nonprofit notes column, Sunday, March 17, 1996: The telephone number for Make-A-Wish listed in last week's article was incorrect. The correct number is 458-2618.

Luncheons To Benefit Families Of Ridpath Shooting Victims

The families of victims involved in the recent shooting fracas at the Ridpath Hotel will be benefited by two luncheons on Monday at the hotel. The luncheons, hosted by the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Ridpath's Silver Grille. Half of the $15 lunch will be contributed to the victims' families.