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You made great things happen in 2019!https://www.boystown.org/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/Pages/You-made-great-things-happen-in-2019!-.aspxYou made great things happen in 2019!<p>Thanks to our donors and friends, Boys Town Louisiana was able to make a hugely positive impact in the lives of children and families who sought help from us in 2019.​ A few highlights:</p><ul><li>Nearly <strong>100</strong> families struggling with children's behavioral issues were provided life-changing care through our In-Home Family Services Program. </li><li>Almost <strong>300</strong> families received intensive case management from our Care Coordination Services s to help them navigate and access complicated mental health, juvenile justice, education, and other child-welfare systems. </li><li>More than <strong>330</strong> infants and toddlers (and their families) were provided comprehensive early childhood education programming and parenting support<strong>. 92%</strong> of the children were meeting or exceeding school readiness in Literacy and Language Arts. </li><li>Over <strong>700</strong> individuals from Louisiana and Mississippi received counseling support from The Boys Town National Hotline. This included preventing more than <strong>40</strong> possible suicides.</li><li>More than <strong>35</strong> young men lived in our Family Home Program, receiving compassionate care and learning social and independent living-skills to help them succeed. </li></ul><p>To learn more, read our full <a href="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/Documents/1807-132-03bLouisiana2019ImpactStatement.pdf">2019 Louisiana Impact Report</a>.</p><p> <strong>Our donors made great things happen!</strong></p><p>To help save even more kids and change more lives in 2020, <a href="http://support.boystown.org/louisiana" target="_blank">set up a monthly donation</a> today! </p>2020-01-15T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town North Florida Hosts 27th Annual Christmas Golf Classichttps://www.boystown.org/locations/north-florida/news-and-events/Pages/btNorthFloridaHosts27thChristmasGolfClassic.aspxBoys Town North Florida Hosts 27th Annual Christmas Golf Classic<p>On December 9, supporters of Boys Town North Florida gathered at Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club to compete in the 27<sup>th</sup> Annual Christmas Golf Classic. </p><p>Over 70 golfers came out to compete in teams of four for the top spot, the chance to win some amazing prizes, and support Boys Town North Florida along the way.</p><p>There were different challenges along the way and spots to stop for food and drinks. One of the challenges was the "Beat the Coach" challenge on hole 12 where golfers went against former Hall of Fame Florida State University Baseball Coach, Mike Martin for the chance to win an autographed baseball. There was also a longest putt challenge on hole 18 to win a Titleist driver and a longest drive challenge on hole nine to win a Cameron putter. </p><p>Prizes were given to the top three teams with the best gross and net scores. This year's winners were Carr-Allison, first place gross score, and Syn-Tech Systems, first place net score.</p><p>The tournament was chaired by Charley Redding and board members Boddy Dick and Joe Kelley. There were a record number of hole sponsors, 38, and more than $50,000 was raised to help support Boys Town North Florida. </p><p>Thank you to the sponsors and golfers who supported Boys Town through this tournament and congratulations to Boys Town North Florida on another successful Christmas Golf Classic. We can't wait to see what next year's tournament will have in store!</p><div class="hidden-gal"> <a class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/north-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/golf-pic-2.jpg" title="Champions Cup - Boys Town Christmas Classic: Lady Participants"> </a> <a class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/north-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/golf-pic-3.jpg" title="Champions Cup - Boys Town Christmas Classic: Group Photo"> </a> <a class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/north-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/golf-pic-4.jpg" title="Champions Cup - Boys Town Christmas Classic: Autographed Baseballs"> </a> </div>2020-01-07T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Champions Cup - Boys Town Christmas Class: Winners holding trophy" src="/locations/north-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/golf-pic-1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Nevada Hosts LIFT Together Lunch and Learnhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nevada/news-and-events/Pages/BTNevadaHostsLIFTTogetherLunchLearn.aspxBoys Town Nevada Hosts LIFT Together Lunch and Learn<p>On November 14, Boys Town Nevada hosted a Lunch and Learn for principals and administrators from 15 different Clark County Schools. A few of these schools are currently implementing the LIFT Together with Boys Town initiative, while the rest attended to learn more about the program and the impacts it can make in their respective schools. </p><p>The principals and administrators heard from Boys Town Nevada Staff Jessica Sasso, Senior Program Director; Jasney Cogua-Lopez, Director of Community Initiatives; Scott Butler, Director of Boys Town Day School; and Brandon Danowski, Principal at J.E. Manch Elementary School. This two-hour Lunch and Learn provided the group with valuable information on the LIFT Together program, the data outcomes, first-hand testimonials, and a message from Scott Butler about the power of "hope" and how it plays a key role in the educational process for youth and adults in school. </p><p> <img class="page-suppt-cont-alt" src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/NV-LIFT-2.jpg" alt="LIFT Together Lunch and Learn" style="margin:5px;" />The Clark County School District is the fifth largest district in the nation, providing education to over 320,000 children. This is approximately 75 percent of the children in the state of Nevada. Currently 9 schools in the district implement the LIFT Together program, with five of the schools having the full program. The program is mainly in elementary schools, but Boys Town Nevada just began a partnership with Peterson Academic Center, a behavioral junior/senior high school. <br><br></p><p>In the first two years of the program, there have been many successes. Initial year one data from one of the LIFT schools shows that there has been a 54 percent decrease in behavior incidents school wide, violent threats have decreased by 85 percent, fighting is down 56 percent, bullying is down 22 percent, and attendance is up by 700 days. </p><p><img class="page-suppt-cont-alt" src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/NV-LIFT-3.jpg" alt="LIFT Together Lunch and Learn" style="margin:5px;" />As Boys Town Nevada looks to the future, they want to keep expanding the program to more schools and helping as many children and families as possible. Since the LIFT Together program isn't implemented district wide, it has grown organically through connections and building relationships with principals and school administrators. "Jessica Sasso has done an amazing job of building connections with local schools. The statistics of the last two years really show her hard work paying off," said Stephanie Lahat, Development Director for Boys Town Nevada. "As we look to the future, Jessica has built an outstanding foundation to grow and expand the program in big ways in both the short and long term." </p><p>The Lunch and Learn was held in an effort to provide school principals and administrators with more information on the LIFT Together program and how it could benefit their respective schools. They were able to hear firsthand from their colleagues how the program is already positively affecting schools in Clark County. "Administrators and principals were coming up at the end of the event asking for additional information and material to share with their colleagues," said Lahat. "Three administrators were already asking for starting steps to implement the LIFT Together program, and one additional school has signed on for implementation in 2020."</p><p>Thank you to all the hard-working Boys Town Nevada staff. Boys Town looks forward to seeing how this program changes the schools in Nevada. </p><p>For more information on the LIFT Together Program and the Boys Town Nevada School Initiative, <a href="/locations/nevada/about-boys-town-nevada/Pages/nevada-latin-initiative.aspx">visit here</a>.</p>2020-01-07T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Nevada LIFT Together Lunch and Learn" src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/NV-LIFT-1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Six Girls Graduate from North Florida's "Golden Girls" Programhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/north-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Six-Girls-Graduate-from-North-Floridas-Golden-Girls-Program.aspxSix Girls Graduate from North Florida's "Golden Girls" Program<p>Over the summer a group of six girls, ages seven to eleven, met every Thursday at Boys Town North Florida's ART Town to have fun and learn through the "Golden Girls" service.</p><p>ART Town, an acronym for Art, Training, and Resources, is a facility that provides educational and therapeutic opportunities for youth in the Family Home Program, Treatment Foster Care, and other Boys Town programs in North Florida. It gives families and children a central location to experience personal growth in a welcoming environment. Jackie Barksdale, one of two therapists who provides clinical intervention services at ART Town said, "We now have a designated space where youth can be creative, expressive, and supported while working through past traumas or learning new skills."</p><p>"Golden Girls" is one of the therapeutic services offered at ART Town. These six girls involved in the program over the summer all had goals of learning social and coping skills to help them heal from past experiences. They participated in fun activities that involved learning (psychoeducation) and sharing (processing). </p><p>The group utilized the Six Pillars of Character from the Boys Town curriculum: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship, to aid in their lessons. Although the Golden Girls was a fun and energetic time, the girls worked hard learning and mastering the six pillars. "I met my new best friend," said Nevaeh, an 8-year-old girl involved in the group. "I got to see her every Thursday to do fun things together."</p><p><img src="/locations/north-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/goldenGirls2.jpg" alt="North Florida Golden Girls" style="margin:5px;" /> </p> <p>Each one of the girls successfully completed the group and received a Certificate of Graduation from Marcus Lampkin, Executive Director Boys Town Florida, during a graduation ceremony. "It was an amazing experience watching these girls rely on each other and work together to accomplish so many things from baking treats to discussing what they do to cope with their bad dreams and tough emotions," said Gina Rogers, a student intern. "These girls displayed resilience, patience, and empathy in their group to work together to accomplish a goal even through unexpected challenges and frustrations. It was truly amazing to experience."</p><p></p><p>Congratulations to the recent graduates and thank you Boys Town North Florida for your continued hard work with these young girls.</p>2019-12-18T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="North Florida Golden Girls" src="/locations/north-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/goldenGirls1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
From the desk of Kichelle Colemanhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/washington-dc/news-and-events/Pages/from-the-desk-of-kichelle-coleman.aspxFrom the desk of Kichelle Coleman<p>​Dear Friends, Partners and Supporters,<br>My name is Kichelle Coleman, and it’s an honor to introduce myself and share my role as the new Executive Director of Boys Town Washington DC. I’m humbled and excited to be back with this wonderful organization and lead the DC Site.</p><p>I began working at Boys Town in 1996 and served a total of 13 years before leaving in 2012. I spent the last seven years as a servant in non-profit leadership with Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area.</p><p>Some of this may not be a surprise to you but during my time away, not only did Boys Town start Care Coordination Services, a program that reduces truancy in the District, but the Behavioral Health Clinic opened its doors and flourished, becoming our fastest growing program. Our Family Home program has remained as vibrant as ever, providing stability and guidance for more kids in our beautiful homes. I can honestly say that Boys Town is the best at taking care of children and families in need.</p><p>I am excited to continue this momentum; helping more families and providing exceptional services within the DMV.<br>You can expect to hear a lot more from me moving forward, I have big goals set for our Washington DC campus that I will need your help in accomplishing!</p><p>I hope to see you at Racing for the Roses on May 2nd!</p><p>Thank You for your continued support and partnership in making a difference in the community and in the lives of those we serve.</p><p>Sincerely,<br><br>Kichelle L. Coleman, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW<br>Executive Director, Washington, DC<br><a href="mailto:Kichelle.coleman@boystown.org?subject=Online%20Letter%20Inquiry">Kichelle.coleman@boystown.org</a><br><br><br><br></p>2019-12-16T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Kichelle Coleman" src="/locations/washington-dc/news-and-events/PublishingImages/KichelleColeman.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Students Surprise Boys Town North Florida with Family Fun Dayhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/north-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Students-Surprise-Boys-Town-North-Florida-with-Family-Fun-Day.aspxStudents Surprise Boys Town North Florida with Family Fun Day<p>​​​​​​​​​​James Chick, a senior at Leon High School, reached out to Boys Town North Florida's Development Director Margaret Farris in early June to see what opportunities were available to help him complete his community service hours for school. Since James was an avid sportsman, organizing a Family Fun Day for the North Florida Campus Summer Rec program seemed like a natural thing to do.<br></p><p>With the help of his friend Clay Proctor and volunteers from the Leon High School Interact Club, James pulled off a spectacular day. </p><p> Showing the maturity of someone much older than his 17 years, James met with Margaret and Desmond Crayton, Family Home Program Director, to determine what activities would work best for the kids living on campus. This was not an easy task with 30 kids ranging from ages 10 to 17, but he figured it out in a very big way. While on campus, James recognized the vast amount of green space right away and did not take long to develop a plan. </p><p> After weeks of working with his team of volunteers, Family Fun Day finally arrived. </p><p> The hot, summer day was filled with multiple activities and competitions including water balloon darts, over-sized beach balls, faces full of pie, prizes, and so much more. Everyone had such a great time that an outsider wouldn't be able to tell who the volunteers were and who were the kids. For those on staff, watching the two groups interact as one was a sight to behold. </p><p> "I'm so glad everyone had a fun time! My volunteers and I made so many new friends. Thanks again for the opportunity," said James. Another get-together is already being planned by the Leon High School Interact Club.​<br></p> <a class="image-group cboxElement" href="#" style="margin:3rem auto 0px;display:block;max-width:540px;"><img class="spec-border" alt="Boys Town North Florida Family Fun Day" src="/locations/north-florida/PublishingImages/Picture-2.jpg" /> </a> <div class="hidden-gal"> <a title="Boys Town North Florida Family Fun Day" class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/north-florida/PublishingImages/Picture-1.jpg"> </a><a title="Boys Town North Florida Family Fun Day" class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/north-florida/PublishingImages/Picture-3.jpg"> </a><a title="Boys Town North Florida Family Fun Day" class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/north-florida/PublishingImages/Picture-4.jpg"> </a><a title="Boys Town North Florida Family Fun Day" class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/north-florida/PublishingImages/Picture-5.jpg"> </a>​ <a title="Boys Town North Florida Family Fun Day" class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/north-florida/PublishingImages/Picture-6.jpg"> </a>​  </div>​<br>​​<br><br>​<br>​<br>​<br>2019-12-11T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Family Fun Day" src="/locations/north-florida/PublishingImages/Picture-1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Louisiana Hosts 30th Anniversary Galahttps://www.boystown.org/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-Louisiana-Hosts-30th-Anniversary-Gala.aspxBoys Town Louisiana Hosts 30th Anniversary Gala<p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On November 2, Boys Town Louisiana celebrated its 30th Anniversary of service with a Gala and Awards Dinner. It was truly an inspiring evening honoring those who have made their 30-year milestone possible. Boys Town Louisiana was fortunate to be joined by Boys Town National Executive Director Father Steven Boes, New Orleans City Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen, Orleans Parish Sherriff Marlin Gusman, and CEO and President of Entergy New Orleans David Ellis.​<span style="background-color:transparent;">​</span></p><p> The event began with a cocktail reception hosted by the Ace Hotel New Orleans and Domain Companies along with fundraising games. Guests could test their luck at the Punch Wall to win prizes like win and restaurant gift cards or purchase a Heads or Tails entry for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas. By 7:00 p.m., guests were seated and welcomed by Brandi Nye, Chair of the Board and Rashain Carriere-Williams, Executive Director. The first special announcement of the evening came from New Orleans City Councilmember Cindy Nguyen, who presented Boys Town Louisiana with a City Proclamation for its outstanding humanitarian efforts and 30 years of service to the local community.​</p><p> After a seated dinner, participants were excited by a Live Auction featuring art from local artist Terrence Osborne, a replica of the Super Bowl XLIV Lombardi Trophy autographed by Saints players Chris Reis and Drew Brees, and a 7-night stay Tuscan Escape in Cortona, Italy. After the auction, guests were moved by the video of Terrica Smith, a former Boys Town Louisiana youth. As a current member of the Board of Directors, she encouraged guests to invest in the children of Boys Town and help fund the needs of the organization. Visit here to hear Terrica's inspiring story.​</p><p> Inspired by her story, Boys Town Louisiana raised more than $10,000 in five minutes from donor pledges. Between sponsorships, Fund-a-Need, and a Live Auction, Boys Town Louisiana raised over $80,000 in support of its mission.​</p><p> Over dessert, Rashain Carriere-Williams presented local electric and gas utility company, Entergy New Orleans, with the Catalyst for Change Award for their ongoing dedication to a stronger, healthier, and safer community. She also presented Judy and Jeff Doussan, Ken Gootee, and Margaret Soltis with the Luminary Award for their long-term generosity, commitment, and leadership to Boys Town Louisiana. The guests were treated to a true New Orleans send-off with a second line band winding between tables and leading them out of the hotel.​</p><p> The new morning, a final award was presented by Father Boes to the St. Catherine of Siena Women's Club at mass. They were honored with the Community Champion Award for their unwavering dedication to saving children and healing families in our community, most notably through their volunteer service with Boys Town Louisiana's Family Home Program.​</p><p> Boys Town Louisiana has had a huge impact on the New Orleans community for the past 30 years. They have tailored their service offerings to meet the needs of the community, have developed new community-based programs, and launched an Early Head Start program to provide infants and toddlers from low-income families a strong foundation for their educational journey.​</p><p> "Over the past 30 years, Boys Town Louisiana has contributed to this community in incredible ways by helping thousands of families and children," said James Howell, Development Director of Boys Town Louisiana. "Looking ahead, we have a huge opportunity to develop enhanced, sustaining partnerships with our community so that collectively we can make a greater, lasting impact for more children and families in Louisiana."​</p><p> Congratulations again to Boys Town Louisiana on 30 years of impact in Louisiana.​​<br></p> <a class="image-group cboxElement" href="#" style="margin:3rem auto 0px;display:block;max-width:540px;"> <img class="spec-border" alt="30th Anniversary of service with a Gala and Awards Dinner" src="/Gala%202019/Gala-2.jpg" /> </a> <div class="hidden-gal"> <a title="30th Anniversary of service with a Gala and Awards Dinner" class="image-group cboxElement" href="/Gala%202019/Gala-1.jpg"> </a><a title="30th Anniversary of service with a Gala and Awards Dinner" class="image-group cboxElement" href="/Gala%202019/Gala-3.jpg"> </a><a title="30th Anniversary of service with a Gala and Awards Dinner" class="image-group cboxElement" href="/Gala%202019/Gala-4.jpg"> </a><a title="30th Anniversary of service with a Gala and Awards Dinner" class="image-group cboxElement" href="/Gala%202019/Gala-5.jpg"> </a>​  </div>​<br>2019-12-11T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Gala" src="/Gala%202019/Gala-1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
3rd Annual ‘Raise the Roof’ for Boys Town Secures $29,422.00 on Giving Tuesdayhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/north-florida/news-and-events/Pages/3rd-Annual-Raise-the-Roof-for-Boys-Town-Secures-29422-on-Giving-Tuesday.aspx3rd Annual ‘Raise the Roof’ for Boys Town Secures $29,422.00 on Giving Tuesday<p> <em>This article is written by Tadlock Roofing. It was <a href="https://www.tadlockroofing.com/3rd-annual-raise-the-roof-for-boys-town-secures-29422-00-on-giving-tuesday/?fbclid=IwAR2douOgxsyjLq7EoZTlF5ibunBZtdGRh4X9xAt6MJ3FYxaffoDSROcb8T0">posted on tadlockroofing.com</a>​​ on December 4, 2019.</em></p><p>On Tuesday, December 3, Tadlock Roofing in partnership with Boys Town North Florida, held the 3rd Annual 'Raise the Roof' for Boys Town Match Campaign and secured the highest donation to-date. The event raised a grand total of $29,422.00 within TWO Hours.</p><p>Boys Town North Florida challenged five of the Boys Town North Florida Champions, nominated from within the Big Bend Community, to each raise $2,500 by 7:30pm. Each of the champions were assigned a Boys Town family home and spent from 5:30-7:30pm phoning-a-friend in a friendly competition to collectively reach and exceed their team goal first. Boys Town North Florida partner, Tadlock Roofing, matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 raised on Giving Tuesday and presented Boys Town Director of Development with a BIG check at the conclusion of the event.</p><p>More children are coming into the Florida foster care system after a sweeping child-welfare reform law went into effect several years ago. Boys Town North Florida has given thousands of at-risk children the love, support and education they need to succeed and offers an alternative to traditional foster-care with a Boys Town Campus on the West side of Tallahassee. Boys Town North Florida serves more than 1,000 children in our community. It costs $40,841 to sustain a home on campus for 1 month and $3,403 to support a child for 1 month.<br></p>2019-12-05T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Tadlock" src="/locations/north-florida/PublishingImages/tadlock.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Newport Marathon and Half Marathon officially sets fundraising record in 2019https://www.boystown.org/locations/new-england/news-and-events/Pages/Newport-Marathon-and-Half-Marathon-officially-sets-fundraising-record-in-2019.aspxNewport Marathon and Half Marathon officially sets fundraising record in 2019<p><em>​</em><strong style="background-color:transparent;"><em>This article is written by Daily News staff. It was </em><a href="https://www.newportri.com/news/20191125/newport-marathon-and-half-marathon-officially-sets-fundraising-record-in-2019" target="_blank"><em>posted on newportri.com</em></a><em> on November 25, 2019.</em></strong></p><p> <span style="background-color:transparent;">With the final numbers tallied, Gray Matter Marketing and Amica Insurance have announced the 2019 Amica Insurance Newport Marathon and Half Marathon has set a new fundraising record for the event, raising a combined total of more than $156,000 for local and regional charities. Including the 2019 total, the event has now contributed approximately $420,000 to nonprofits since 2015.</span></p><p>Each year, the race organization donates directly to the event's official charitable partners: the Aquidneck Land Trust, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, the Ronald McDonald House of Providence, Clean Ocean Access, Boys Town New England and the YMCA of Newport County.</p><p>In addition, event participants raised a combined total of approximately $92,000 for a variety of chosen charities. Sparrow's Nest, a nonprofit in upstate New York that provides meals for families whose primary caretakers are unable to cook due to extended illness and treatment, had the largest team contribution — their 26 runners at the Amica Insurance Newport Marathon raised $62,000 for their organization.</p><p>This year, Amica Insurance announced a new initiative called RUN-raising for Good, through which 10 randomly selected fundraisers received an additional $1,000 contribution for their designated charity. The contributions were given on behalf of the following runners: Allison Neves, running for Samaritans, Inc.; Patrice French, running for Ronald McDonald House of Providence; Andrew Chagnon, running for Boys Town New England; Lindsey Machamer, running for Boys Town New England; Ken Dobler, running for Firefighters Fighting ALS; Amanda Jones, running for Clean Ocean Access; Gabriela Gonzales, running for Boys Town New England; Tammy Allard, running for Running For Rescues; Kimberly Ohnemus, running for Clean Ocean Access; and Nora Johnson, running for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.</p><p>“I have run for charities in some of my other marathons, but this year's Amica Newport Marathon was special, running for my friend Steve, who is battling ALS, and his foundation, Firefighters Fighting ALS," Ken Dobler, one of the Amica donation recipients, said in a press release. “I was overwhelmed by the financial support I received from friends, and appreciate being selected by Amica to receive an additional donation."</p><p>Dobler also shared, “On a separate note, in a back-and-forth with Steve about the fundraiser's progress, Steve wrote, 'Proud dad moment. I showed my eight-year-old son ... and he said when he is allowed to run a marathon, he was going to help a friend. Thank you for planting the seed; that alone is worth a million.'"</p><p>Amanda Jones received an Amica donation for environmental nonprofit Clean Ocean Access. “This was my second year in a row running in the Amica Newport Half Marathon, which was an absolute blast," she said in the release. “The course is stunning, with beautiful views of the ocean from just about every mile.</p><p>“Without [a healthy ocean], I wouldn't be able to see all the amazing views that I do while running, walking or studying at Salve Regina University. That's why the Clean Ocean Access mission is so important to me — their vision is for a healthy ocean that's free of marine debris, with water that is safe for all ocean activities and a shoreline that is accessible to the public."</p><p>In addition, runners were able to vote for their favorite of five themed water stops, designed and staffed by Amica employees. The winning group got to choose an Amica Insurance Newport Marathon nonprofit partner to receive a $5,000 donation from Amica, and selected the Ronald McDonald House of Providence.</p><p>The Amica Insurance Newport Marathon and Half Marathon will return on Oct. 11, 2020, with event registration opening Dec. 2, 2019.</p><p>For more information, visit newportmarathon.com.​<br></p>2019-12-04T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Mora Ice Cream brings talks treats, helping the community on News 3 Todayhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nevada/news-and-events/Pages/Mora-Ice-Cream-brings-talks-treats-helping-the-community-on-News-3-Today.aspxMora Ice Cream brings talks treats, helping the community on News 3 Today<p> <strong><em>This article is written by News 3 staff. It was </em><a href="https://news3lv.com/news/videos/mora-ice-cream-brings-talks-treats-helping-the-community-on-news-3-today" target="_blank"><em>posted on news3lv.com</em></a><em> on December 1, 2019.</em></strong></p><p> <br></p><p>Early next year, Mora Iced Creamery will open its doors in Las Vegas with two new locations: one at Downtown Summerlin and the other at Town Square.</p><p>Already an avid supporter of the Las Vegas community, the beloved Seattle-born ice cream shop has begun partnering with local non-profits, including Boy's Town, a philanthropy dedicated to caring for America's children and families by providing different educational and support programs for those in need.</p><p>They stopped by News 3 Today with Faith Jesse to talk about it.</p><p><a href="https://news3lv.com/news/videos/mora-ice-cream-brings-talks-treats-helping-the-community-on-news-3-today" target="_blank">Watch the video</a> to learn more.</p><p>For more information on Mora, click <a href="https://moraicecream.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.​<br></p>2019-12-04T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent

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