Charity shops face hard trading conditions

Advertisement Charity shops face hard trading conditions AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 February 2001 | News Oxfam saw its shops’ profits plunge from £16.5m in 1997-98 to £7.6m in 1999-2000. They aren’t the only charity facing tough trading conditions. Scope’s shops’ profits halved to £2.6m in 1999-2000. Patrick McCurry examines how charity shops are working to reverse these drops in profit in Charity shops take steps to recover lost ground at SocietyGuardian. 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.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Charitableway.com “may be going out of business”

Charitableway.com “may be going out of business” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “After $43 million in funding, Charitableway looks like it may be going out of business,” writes Michael Gilbert in today’s Nonprofit Online News. Howard Lake | 26 February 2001 | News 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. read more

Second launch of CAFAmerica ‘Friends Of’ service

first_img There will be a repeat seminar to launch CAFAmerica’s ‘Friends Of’ service because the original launch was so oversubscribed.CAFAmerica’s service, offering UK charities the opportunity to secure tax-deductable donations from US donors, was launched on 14 February.The second seminar for those unable to attend the launch will be held on 24 February 2006. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 22 February 2006 | News 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 MoreAddThiscenter_img Contact Fiona Fountain Associates for details. Second launch of CAFAmerica ‘Friends Of’ service  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Facebook enhances Donate button and adds ‘Fundraisers’ function

first_img  166 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Digital Facebook mobile Facebook offers a prominent Donate button  165 total views,  1 views today Facebook has also updated its ‘Donate’ button which charities can add to their organisation’s Page and posts. The button was first tested in 2013.Facebook announced that “Adding a Donate button to a Page will give a nonprofit a consistent place to collect donations, even as they update their Page’s content”.The donate form is a one-page form on Facebook. The platform also offers a Donate Now call-to-action on Pages and link ads that redirect people to the website of your choice.Not for UK charities yetThe features are not yet available to all US nonprofits, but interested organisations can find out more and register. They are being tested by 37 nonprofits including American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, We Day, Mercy Corps, and National MS Society.The roll-out to other eligible US nonprofits will take place “over the coming months” so it is unlikely UK charities will be able to use these soon. Improved donate button Facebook enhances Donate button and adds ‘Fundraisers’ function Facebook has improved one of its charity fundraising tools and added a new one to its platform. Currently over 150 million users are connected to a cause by the site, but the company sees “a huge opportunity to help charities raise awareness and funds directly on Facebook”.The two functions announced this week are ‘fundraisers’ (in the sense of fundraising events rather than people who fundraise) and a new Donate button. They are initially being made available only to US nonprofits.Fundraisershttps://vimeo.com/145698529The new fundraiser function is “a dedicated place to raise funds from a nonprofit’s Page for a specific campaign”. Organisations can use the facility to tell their campaign’s story, collect donations through Facebook and track and report on progress towards their fundraising goal.The function includes the facility to thank donors and tell them about the impact their donations have made.Fundraisers are designed for a specific campaign, rather than, for example, ongoing or core costs.There is of course a social element. Facebook users will be able to encourage friends on Facebook to join a fundraiser, share the fact that they have donated, and opt in to receive updates via Facebook from an organisation.Naomi Gleit, vice president of product management, blogged:“Nonprofits can tell their campaign story, rally supporters, collect donations and visibly track progress toward a goal for year-end drives, themed campaigns and special projects such as building a clean water well or funding a clothing drive”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 November 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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.last_img read more

Acid attack on prominent journalist

News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News “Reporters Without Borders calls on the Afghan authorities to conduct a thorough inquiry and to guarantee the safety of the journalist,” the press freedom organization says. “We have already identified a dozen or so cases of violence against Afghan journalists for 2011. The authors and originators of this barbarous act must be swiftly identified and arrested.” Kabul police chief Zaher Mohammad told reporters that there had been no arrests in the case but the police were following up serious leads. “An acid attack is quite an unusual attack on journalists,” said Sediqolah Tohidi of the Afghan organization for the protection of journalists NIA.“This event is very worrying. The government must react at once. To leave this act unpunished is to allow independent censorship and fear.” News Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific AfghanistanAsia – Pacific May 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Afghanistan “I was deeply shocked,” deputy culture minister Mobarez Rashedi told Reporters Without Borders.“I at once went to the hospital. Several journalists were already there. I think this attack has a negative impact on journalists and free speech in Afghanistan. The government is doing all it can to ensure the successful outcome of the investigation and arrest the authors of this attack.” RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the assault yesterday on a leading journalist and writer who was the victim of an acid attack as he left his home in the Afghan capital Kabul.Razaq Mamoon, who works for several media outlets and presents a program on the independent station Tolo TV, was taken to the military hospital in the capital. Doctors say though he is suffering from first-degree burns his injuries are not life-threatening and that his sight is not in danger. January 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Acid attack on prominent journalist Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 11, 2021 Find out more read more

Pasadena High School Announces New Athletic Director

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Sports Pasadena High School Announces New Athletic Director From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 4:45 pm The Pasadena High School Athletic Director Search Team has announced its selection of new Athletic Director Coach Anthony Brooks.Coach Brooks graduated from Pasadena High School in 1984. Mr. Brooks earned his teaching credentials and Bachelor of Arts in Business and Physical Education from CSU Los Angeles and Bakersfield.Additionally, he earned his Master’s in Education and Technology from Point Loma University. He is the Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach and a PE instructor. Under the leadership of Coach Brooks, the Boys Basketball team, has won the highly competitive Pacific League and reached the Quarterfinals of the CIF SS Divisional Championships twice! Coach Brooks has over 10 years of AD experience, 26 years of coaching and he will bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences that will strengthen the PHS Athletic Program.Pasadena High School, 2925 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 396-5880 or visit phs.pusd.us/pages/Pasadena_High. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Top of the News Business News HerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribelast_img read more

Church Anniversary

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Church Anniversary Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp St. James Missionary Baptist Church.jpg St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 2212 E. 11th St., will celebrate their 82nd Church Anniversary Saturday and Sunday.Saturday: 10:30 a.m., Church fellowship gathering with lots of games and good food.Sunday: 3 p.m., Anniversary service. Guest church will be Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Tommie Hale of Midland. For more information, call 580-3306.center_img Pinterest TAGS  WhatsApp Local News Twitter Previous articleToshiba Launches Silicon Carbide MOSFET Module That Contributes to Higher Efficiency and Miniaturization of Industrial EquipmentNext articleMore Women and Minorities Needed for Financial Planning Jobs Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Housing Advocates Applaud Stimulus Deal

first_img About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Previous: Delinquency Report Reflects ‘Critical Situation’ Next: ‘Troubling Trends’ Could Result in Increased Forbearance Activity Housing Advocates Applaud Stimulus Deal The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily A $900 billion economic relief package approved by the House and Senate includes several provisions for which housing advocates have been pressing, including an extension of the CDC’s eviction moratorium and $25 billion funding for rental assistance, which will be vital to residential real estate investors.About 38% of 1.4 million real estate agents belonging to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) own at least one rental property in the U.S., according to the association.”More than 40% of rental units nationally are owned by ‘mom and pop’-operated small businesses, many of which have been struggling to pay their bills and keep a roof over their tenants’ heads,” NAR President Charlie Oppler said. “Rental assistance helps stabilize that housing and keep families in their homes, and we’re grateful that Congress could secure this and other critical relief measures in this legislation.”Members of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) released a response to Sunday’s deal, which the organization says covers multiple policy objectives championed by NAHB, including “an extension of temporary tax provisions for newly-built energy-efficient homes and for homeowners who engage in remodeling activities.”The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters says this legislation “makes a down payment on the assistance needed to help struggling families and individuals catch up on their rent and stay in their homes.”She adds that Americans will undoubtedly need more, but the $25 billion in rental assistance is “critical and historic.” The FSC provided an additional paper on rental assistance and another explaining how the new stimulus bill specifically will help communities of color and lower-income residents.Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) members applauded the package, which it says will help spur the development of an estimated 130,000 additional homes for low-income families over the next 10 years.”The affordable housing provisions included in the year-end legislation are critical to support low-income families during the current crisis and as part of our nation’s recovery,” AHTCC Executive Director Emily Cadik said.Mortgage Bankers Association President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, on behalf of the organization, commended Congress for passing the legislation, which he says “provides the necessary tools to protect borrowers, renters, and small businesses.””We especially appreciate rental assistance for tenants, enhancements to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help the hospitality sector, continued Troubled Debt Restructuring (TDR) relief for all financial institutions, and continuation of the TALF program. Additionally, we welcome the extension of unemployment insurance and direct assistance for the millions of people who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Broeksmit said. “On behalf of the real estate finance industry, we look forward to continuing to work with the administration, Congress, and the Federal Reserve to support all consumers and businesses.” Home / Daily Dose / Housing Advocates Applaud Stimulus Deal 2020-12-22 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 22, 2020 13,592 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Subscribelast_img read more

HSE celebrate role of Donegal’s Advanced Nurse Practitioners

first_imgNews Pinterest By News Highland – September 17, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The HSE is celebrating the contribution that Advanced Nurse Practitioners roles have in Irish healthcare in the North West today.2020 is the Year of Nurse and Midwife, and today is WHO World Patient Safety Day.The Department of Health set of target of 2% (approx.750) nurses and midwifes across Ireland to follow a developmental pathway through experience and education and be registered as Advanced Practitioners.Today, the HSE has over 40 ANPs in the North West and many are leading on virtual care, bringing care closer to home.We are delighted to support the enhancement of a global understanding of patient safety in the northwest on World Patient Safety Day.Advanced Nurse Practitioners across the North West who provide a range of health care services. In County Donegal these include:Denise Gillespie, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Child Health & Parenting within public health nursing in Donegal. Denise is a qualified nurse; midwife and public health nurse. She worked as an area public health nurse in Donegal prior to moving to her current role as an ANP. She is also qualified as a Marte Meo Therapist.Denise runs the pre-school children’s behaviour support clinic in Donegal which provides support to parents in the areas of sleep and behaviour. She enjoys working in partnership with parents to support their children’s social and emotional development and to help their children to sleep well. The COVID pandemic has presented opportunities to use technology to enhance her work and the use of virtual clinics has ensured that communication with parents remains a priority in challenging times. Feedback from one parent was as follows:“I feel it was an invaluable experience for me as a parent to receive the support and techniques provided and also invaluable towards the well-being and development of my child.”Aisling Lafferty; Advanced Nurse Practitioner Candidate in Complex Trauma Child & Adolescent Mental Health- (CAMHS). Aisling has been working in the CAMHS Service in Donegal for the past 10 years, initially as a clinical nurse specialist, and eventually progressing to the ANP candidate role in 2018. She completed her masters in 2012 and more recently undertook the nurse prescribing course. Aisling currently specialises in working with complex/developmental trauma that has a co-occurring mental health component, for the under 18 population across Donegal.As an ANP, Aisling provides assessment, education and various psychological interventions for those young people and their families in the aftermath of trauma. Along with her colleagues, Aisling has been involved in delivering different group therapies over the years and hopes to launch some new initiatives and undertake research as part of her current role as an ANP. According to Aisling “As an ANP I have been afforded the opportunity to progress my own personal & professional development and because of this personal growth and professional expertise, I have been able to progress services for those children with complex mental health needs across Donegal. Furthermore, as a result of being awarded the innovation funding this year from the National, Midwifery, Planning & Development Unit, I can continue to progress the specialist role within the CAMHS service and advance the necessary resources for the service”. According to a young client “I attended trauma therapy through CAMHS and worked with Aisling. My PTSD has greatly improved in the year of therapy and although it was hard, it was the best decision I made”.Sean Diver; Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Urology at Letterkenny University Hospital. Sean established a nurse-led urology assessment clinic at LUH where he has worked as a clinical nurse specialist for the last 20 years. More recently he has qualified with a Master in Health Sciences (Advanced Practice Nursing with Prescribing) through the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). His aim is to provide the person presenting with a urological condition the best possible care in accordance with national and international best practice, providing clinical expertise and knowledge in urology ensuring patients and families experience high quality care.Improving patient outcomes through education and health promotion is at the centre of Sean’s philosophy as indicated by a patient who recently commented that “Taking the time to explain things clearly in a way I could understand made my journey much easier”.Joe McDevitt; Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in the Emergency Department at LUH. Joe has worked in Emergency Care since 2001 His role as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner involves managing an evolving caseload of both adults and children who attend the Emergency Department with a range of different injuries. Typically, Joe manages the complete care of patients with various injuries, including those with fractures and those patients with wounds and also ENT problems / eye injuries. The ANPs at the ED are registered as a Nurse Prescribers of medicines and are qualified to arrange and interpret x-rays which enables them to manage their patient caseload autonomously.All of the Advanced Nurse Practitioners across the North West have a vital role to play in supporting hospital avoidance and the Slàintecare agenda by enabling care in the community, closer to home. Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Google+center_img Pinterest HSE celebrate role of Donegal’s Advanced Nurse Practitioners Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Previous articleBallybofey to host Senior & Minor Donegal v Tyrone Ulster tiesNext articleRiversdale, Strabane closed as staff member tests positive for Covid-19 News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

Troy, Brundidge mayors promote reading at Head Start centers

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author You Might Like Off to see the wizard The Charles Henderson High School Drama Department will be performing the musical, “Oz,” on Saturday in the CHHS cafetorium. The… read more By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The mayor signed a proclamation declaring the week of April 14-20 the Week of the Young Child in conjunction with the annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.Octavia Jones, Troy Head Start director, said the purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families.“The Week of the Young Child also recognizes the early childhood programs, services and people who meet those needs,” Jones said.In the afternoon, Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage visited the Brundidge Head Start Center and joined Reeves in proclaiming this week the Week of the Young Child in Brundidge. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves read to children at the Troy Head Start Center on Wednesday as part of Week of the Young Child.In celebration of the Week of the Young Child in Troy, Mayor Jason A. Reeves visited the Troy Head Start Center Wednesday morning and took the opportunity to visit with the children and read to them.Reeves praised the work that is being done through the Head Start program to prepare the children for success in education and in life.“An early start is the path to lifelong learning,” Reeves said. “We know that young minds are fertile ground for learning and the earlier we start the process the more successful we can be.” “All young children and their families deserve access to high-quality early education,” Ramage said. “It is our responsibility to make sure that children are ready to learn and that is the mission of Head Start. This early education program makes a difference in the lives of children.”Ramage said the Week of the Young Child is important, too, in that it recognizes teachers and others who make a difference in the lives of young children.“The Week of the Young Child is a time for us to celebrate our young children and continue our commitment to creating an educational path that will provide them with the best chance of success and happiness in their life’s journey,” Ramage said.In celebration of the Week of the Young Child in Troy, Mayor Jason A. Reeves visited the Troy Head Start Center Wednesday morning and took the opportunity to visit with the children and read to them.Reeves praised the work that is being done through the Head Start program to prepare the children for success in education and in life.“An early start is the path to lifelong learning,” Reeves said. “We know that young minds are fertile ground for learning and the earlier we start the process the more successful we can be.”Reeves said that, in today’s world, there are many distractions that compete with reading for a child’s time.“Anything that we can do early to encourage children to read is very important,” he said.“The earlier these young, fertile minds can be cultivated, the better chance they have for success in education and in life.”The mayor signed a proclamation declaring the week of April 14-20 the Week of the Young Child in conjunction with the annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.Octavia Jones, Troy Head Start director, said the purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families.“The Week of the Young Child also recognizes the early childhood programs, services and people who meet those needs,” Jones said.In the afternoon, Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage visited the Brundidge Head Start Center and joined Reeves in proclaiming this week the Week of the Young Child in Brundidge.“All young children and their families deserve access to high-quality early education,” Ramage said. “It is our responsibility to make sure that children are ready to learn and that is the mission of Head Start. This early education program makes a difference in the lives of children.”Ramage said the Week of the Young Child is important, too, in that it recognizes teachers and others who make a difference in the lives of young children.“The Week of the Young Child is a time for us to celebrate our young children and continue our commitment to creating an educational path that will provide them with the best chance of success and happiness in their life’s journey,” Ramage said. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Troy, Brundidge mayors promote reading at Head Start centers By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Print Article Reeves said that, in today’s world, there are many distractions that compete with reading for a child’s time.“Anything that we can do early to encourage children to read is very important,” he said.“The earlier these young, fertile minds can be cultivated, the better chance they have for success in education and in life.”last_img read more