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Capital Subaru of Greenville to Participate in 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Capital Subaru of Greenville announced its participation in the 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event and selected the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina as their hometown charity to be added to the list of organizations that customers can select to receive a Subaru Share the Love donation.

The Subaru Share the Love Event ran from November 19, 2020 to January 4, 2021 and allowed Subaru retailers the opportunity to select charities operating in their community to be included in a list of organizations that new owners can select from to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA).

For a fifth year in a row, there was no cap on the total donation from SOA to its Subaru Share the Love Event charitable partners. At the culmination of the 2020-year, SOA and its retailers exceeded the projected grand total of $200 million donated since the creation of the Subaru Share the Love Event.

The thirteenth-annual Subaru Share the Love Event included the following four national charities:

* The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®)

* Make-A-Wish®

* Meals on Wheels America

* National Park Foundation.

In addition to the national charities that are participating, Humane Society of Eastern Carolina was included as the hometown charity for new Subaru owners to receive donations at the end of the event. Capital Subaru of Greenville will present a check for $22,400 to the Humane Society on March 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

"At Subaru of America, we relish the opportunity to share the love with not only our national partners, but also a host of hometown charities near and dear to our owner's hearts," said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Subaru of America, Inc. "We're more than a car company, and as we are into our thirteenth consecutive Subaru Share the Love Event, we are proud to support these incredible causes and make a positive impact on our communities during the holiday season and beyond."

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Move For Hunger and Allied Van Lines Renew Partnership In Effort To Fight Hunger Nationwide

RED BANK, N.J. -- Allied Van Lines, an American moving company founded in 1928, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced today a partnership that will help provide much-needed assistance to food banks across the United States. As a partner, Allied Van Lines will support Move For Hunger's food rescue and hunger relief programs. To date, Move For Hunger's network of relocation professionals and multi-family properties has collected and delivered more than 22 million pounds of food - providing over 18 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.

"We are excited to renew our partnership with Allied Van Lines, as they play an influential role in helping us reach our goal of decreasing food insecurity nationwide," says Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "Last year, Allied Van Lines was able to help us collect over 5 million pounds of non-perishable food. With their assistance and over 128 agents enrolled as members, Allied Van Lines helps us decrease food insecurity nationwide."

Move For Hunger and Allied Van Lines have been partners since 2013 and have helped provide over 4.2 million meals to those in need. Allied Van Lines prides itself on decreasing food insecurity nationwide, similarly to its parent company, SIRVA, who is also a partner of Move For Hunger.

"We are proud of our partnership with Move for Hunger and the impact it's had in our communities," said Lesli Bertoli, President and General Manager of Allied Van lines. "We have loved watching our agents grow increasingly more invested in this cause over the last few years and it brings us great joy to know we are doing our part fighting hunger. We look forward to continuing this partnership."

Over the past 12 months, the need for food has only increased. Due to the pandemic, 5 million more people in the United States are considered food insecure with the total number rising from 37 million to 42 according to a recent report. Through the support of partners like Allied Van Lines, Move For Hunger can continue to fight for the families, individuals, and children who are most in need of food assistance.

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger (501(c)(3) is a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.

About Allied Van Lines

Allied Van Lines is an award-winning moving and specialized transportation services' company. Established in 1928, Allied is one of the world's largest moving companies and a recognized global brand of SIRVA, Inc., a leader in providing relocation services to corporations, consumers and governments around the world. For six consecutive years, Allied has been recognized as "America's Most Recommended Moving Company" by Women's Choice Award(r) and 2020 Newsweek "America's Best Customer Service." Allied is the Official Partner of Move for Hunger and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information, call 1-800-689-8684 or visit allied.com.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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Kids Read Now closes the opportunity gap for K-3 students – Hawaii students to get free books this summer

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Kids Read Now is excited to partner with Ka'ewai Elementary to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. Ka'ewai Elementary is the first school district in Hawaii to partner with Kids Read Now to eliminate learning loss and close the opportunity gap for their students. The number of students coast-to-coast in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures.

"Educators, parents, and students love the KRN program, and it has been proven to eliminate the summer slide and even help kids gain up to 2.5 months of learning over the summer," said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.

The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement.

The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!

Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.

To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.

*VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/513510815

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Move For Hunger and SIRVA Renew Partnership In Effort To Fight Hunger Nationwide

RED BANK, N.J. -- SIRVA, a worldwide relocation and moving services company based out of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced today a partnership that will help provide much-needed assistance to food banks across the United States.

As a partner, SIRVA will support Move For Hunger's food rescue and hunger relief programs. To date, Move For Hunger's network of relocation professionals and multi-family properties has collected and delivered more than 22 million pounds of food - providing over 18 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.

"We are excited to renew our partnership with SIRVA, as they play an influential role in helping us reach our goal of decreasing food insecurity nationwide," says Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "With their resources and ours, we are able to continue to work to reach our goal of decreasing hunger throughout America."

Move For Hunger and SIRVA have been partners since 2017 and with their financial commitments, they've helped provide over 200,000 meals to those in need. SIRVA prides itself on committing to being part of the solution and is the parent company for North American Van Lines and Allied Van Lines, who are also partners of Move For Hunger.

"For many years, SIRVA and its agents and drivers from Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines have supported the Move for Hunger mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger," said Brian Risley, SIRVA's SVP for Moving Services. "During the global pandemic, as food insecurity has increased, the need for this service has never been greater. SIRVA is proud to continue our partnership with Move for Hunger in 2021 and sends our appreciation and encouragement to the Move For Hunger staff, to our networks, and to our industry. SIRVA is very pleased to continue to advance this common-sense and sustainable means of providing emergency food assistance to those in need."

Over the past 12 months, the need for food has only increased. Due to the pandemic, 5 million more people in the United States are considered food insecure with the total number rising from 37 million to 42 according to a recent report. Through the support of partners like SIRVA, Move For Hunger can continue to feed and empower more to fight for the families and vulnerable communities who are most in need of food assistance.

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.

About SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving:

SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving is the global leader in moving and relocation services, offering solutions for mobility programs to companies of every size. With 59 SIRVA locations and more than 900 franchised and agent locations in 177 countries, we offer unmatched global breadth supported by localized attention and innovative technology that strikes the right balance of self service and human support. From relocation to household goods and commercial moving and storage, our portfolio of brands (SIRVA, Allied, northAmerican, SMARTBOX, SIRVA Mortgage, and Alliance) provides the only integrated moving/relocation solution in the industry. By leveraging our global network, we deliver a superior experience that only a "one-stop shop" can provide.

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Dr. Maira Estrada Partners with Selfless Love Foundation to Promote Fourth Annual Selfless Love Gala

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Dr. Maira Estrada, general dentist at the Spodak Dental Group, has partnered with local non-profit, Selfless Love Foundation, to help spread awareness for the needs of foster children in Florida. The Foundation will be hosting a gala on Saturday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at The Breakers in Palm Beach and Dr. Estrada's donations will include Invisalign and a Complete Smile Makeover for two lucky auction winners, in support of the silent auction and to raise funds for the Foundation.

"I first met the founder of Selfless Love Foundation, Ashley Brown, at a birthday party for a mutual friend. She shared her story with me and I was captivated from the very beginning. It was like a modern day Cinderella story complete with her own personal adoption to the charming-prince ending," Dr. Estrada said. "Her story is a reminder that anything is possible and that, no matter the circumstances, we are ultimately in control of our own destiny, which is a theme that is central to Selfless Love's mission."

Selfless Love is focused on supporting youth who are currently in the foster care system and those who have aged out. Each year more than 17,000 children in foster care will age out of the system without a family to support them during their transition into adulthood. Through the Foundation, every child is given the tools they need to transition into self-sufficient adults.

This exclusive, signature event will host approximately 200 guests for an intimate evening to benefit foster children. The program will be hosted by comedian and actress Melissa Peterman, and the opportunity to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and fantasy items during the live auction.

Dr. Estrada is donating a complete Invisalign package, valued at $5,600, and a Complete Smile Makeover, valued between $15,000 and $50,000, depending on the patient's needs.

"Growing up in a single-parent household we had our fair share of financial and emotional struggles early in childhood. Despite the hardships, we gained an early understanding of the value in our education and quickly learned that my own tenacity for growth would become the key to my future," Dr. Estrada said. "I relied heavily on the positive influencers in my life, like teachers and mentors, to show me how things were done. I am forever grateful for these relationships and I consider my involvement with Selfless Love Foundation as a way to pay it forward."

Selfless Love Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of current and former foster youth through awareness, strategic partnerships, and advocacy. The goal is to bring together resources, expertise, and vision to identify issues, find answers, and reduce the barriers on foster care adoptions and independent living. The Foundation's mission is to have more children matched with their forever family and a strong support system to assist transitioning youth to become independent, healthy, educated, empowered young adults.

The Spodak Dental Group, a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com for more information or to schedule a virtual or in-office appointment. Visit https://www.selflesslovegala.org to find more information about the Gala and how you can get involved.

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New Writing Program Mobilizes Writers and Therapists to Help Health Care Professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New Directions in Writing, an offshoot of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, announces "The Things They Carry," a series of free writing workshops for health care workers and first responders, designed to help them face the deep trauma of their experiences with the corona virus pandemic. The first workshop will launch on April 13, 2021 and are staffed by therapists and writers from across the country who have come together specifically to help health care workers. They include: Jessica Anya Blau, Sarah Boxer, Kate Daniels, Aimee Molloy, Aria Beth Sloss and Valerie Tripp.

A recent survey of thousands of health workers by the Yale School of Public Health, recently published in the journal PLOS One, found that nearly one quarter of all participants showed signs of PTSD, and almost half had probable alcohol use disorder.

The Things They Carry workshops - http://thingstheycarryproject.org/ - will pair experienced writers with therapists skilled at working with people experiencing PTSD. If the title sounds familiar, that's intentional: it honors Tim O'Brien, the author of "The Things They Carried," a ground-breaking meditation on the Vietnam War, memory, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

The workshops are the brainchild of Kerry L. Malawista, Ph.D., a psychotherapist in private practice in Potomac, Maryland, and McLean, Virginia. Malawista is a co-chair of New Directions, which offers a postgraduate training program for clinicians, academics and writers who want to bring modern psychoanalytic perspectives to their work.

"I see several frontline health care workers in therapy," Malawista said. "From them, I hear about the ghosts of the COVID deaths they carry, the patients they have treated, those who were lost to the virus and those who still haunt them. Like soldiers returning from war, they cannot close their eyes to all they have witnessed - the smells, sights and sounds of people who died while in their care. And sadly, like the soldiers that O'Brien memorialized, the ghosts often pursue them in their dreams.... Along with talk therapy, writing provides an effective pathway to process traumatic memory."

Participants will learn a technique called "writing for resilience," in which writing prompts will be offered to encourage them to explore their COVID experiences, helping them to delve into their meaning. For the present, workshops will be held via Zoom.

Following the writing sessions, participants will have an opportunity to share what they have written, listen to other stories, respond to the group's writings, and explore their meaning in writing and conversation.

"Writing in the company of others has special benefits," Malawista said. "To have one's experiences witnessed and validated by other writers has been shown to relieve isolation and create a sense of solidarity.... Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the life stories they have heard in the course of their work, as well as on the ways they can keep themselves calm and strong."

For more information contact Kerry Malawista, Ph.D., at ThingsTheyCarryProject@gmail.com

Learn more about New Directions in Writing at: https://newdirectionsinwriting.com/

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*CITATION: PLOS ONE: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0246602

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SuiteAmerica Named Move For Hunger 2020 Corporate Housing Company Of The Year

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. -- During the 2020 CHPA Tower of Excellence Awards, SuiteAmerica was named Move For Hunger's 2020 Corporate Housing Company of the Year. SuiteAmerica considers it a great honor and is deeply humbled to be able to provide for those in need.

SuiteAmerica's Move For Hunger Coordinator, Michael James, says, "We are so proud and honored to have received this award again from Move for Hunger! While 2020 caused us to not be able to do typical in-person food drives, our team was still able to come together virtually and exceeded our fundraising goal during Hunger Action Month."

SuiteAmerica has been partnered with Move For Hunger since Move For Hunger started in 2014. Move For Hunger is a nonprofit dedicated to reducing food waste and fighting hunger. Their goal is to eliminate food waste during the relocation process. The Move For Hunger team will pick up any unopened, nonperishable food items and deliver them to a local food pantry.

Over 50 million Americans face hunger every day, including one in four children. The COVID-19 Pandemic has only worsened food insecurity in the United States. In 2020, over 3.7 million pounds of food were donated to food banks, making 2020 Move For Hunger's most impactful year to date.

"SuiteAmerica would also like to send a big thank you to all of our fellow corporate housing companies that help champion Move For Hunger's mission every year. We look forward to collecting even more donations in 2021 and continuing to raise awareness about food insecurity," says James.

If you are in a place to consider donating, please visit https://moveforhunger.org/donate/covid-19.

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger is a (501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs.

For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://moveforhunger.org/.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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Move For Hunger And Global Mobility Solutions Announce Collaborative Effort To Fight Hunger Nationwide

RED BANK, N.J. -- Global Mobility Solutions, a leader in corporate relocation services based out of Phoenix, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced today a partnership that will help provide much-needed assistance to food banks across the United States. As a partner, Global Mobility Solutions will support Move For Hunger's food rescue and hunger relief programs.

To date, Move For Hunger's network of relocation professionals and multi-family properties has collected and delivered more than 21 million pounds of food - providing over 18 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.

"As the pandemic continues, we are constantly seeing more Americans unsure of where they will find their next meal," explains Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "We are excited to renew our partnership with Global Mobility Solutions, as their core values and mission align with ours to eliminate hunger across America."

Move For Hunger and Global Mobility Solutions have been partners since 2014, and GMS has helped provide 6,700 meals. Global Mobility Solutions prides itself on committing to being part of the solution and not part of the problem and has a strong commitment to environmental conservation to help to protect our environment for future generations. In addition to their partnership with Move For Hunger, they work with various local companies to help eliminate hunger.

"Global Mobility Solutions is pleased to renew our partnership with Move for Hunger. We know how important this issue is for so many people who are facing food insecurity daily. Partnering with Move for Hunger allows us to help families in need," says Director of Transportation Services, Ann Knapp. "Especially in these times during the COVID-19 pandemic with so many people searching for employment, GMS is proud to take part in this helpful solution. Our network of partners are glad to work with us, our customers and Move For Hunger to take food that otherwise might be discarded in the relocation process and help it reach those who truly need it."

Through the support of partners like Global Mobility Solutions, Move For Hunger can continue to feed and empower more to fight for the families, children, seniors, and vulnerable communities who are most in need of food assistance.

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://moveforhunger.org/.

About Global Mobility Solutions

Founded in 1987, Global Mobility Solutions is a global corporate relocation services company that specializes in workforce mobility. The company's corporate services include global assignment management, domestic relocation management and a range of pre-decision solutions. Global Mobility Solutions is a winner of the 2014 HRO Today Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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Kids Read Now Mails Books to Students – Eliminates Learning Loss: Closing The Opportunity Gap for California Students

VISTA, Calif. -- Kids Read Now is excited to partner with Guajome Park Academy to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. Guajome Park Academy is the first school district in California to partner with Kids Read Now to eliminate learning loss and close the opportunity gap for their students. The number of students coast-to-coast in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures. "Educators love that the KRN program has been proven to eradicate the typical summer slide and help kids gain up to 2.5 months of learning over the summer," said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.

The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement. The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!

Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.

To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.

*VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/513510815

Related link: https://kidsreadnow.org/

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Fairport Wealth Announces 2021 Community Beacon Recipient

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Fairport Wealth is pleased to announce that the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio, is its 2021 Community Beacon recipient. According to Managing Partner Kenneth J. Coleman, "The pandemic has made fighting hunger an even more pressing issue and we are happy to lend a hand to the Food Bank. Its mission closely aligns with our goal of helping families."

Supporting the Harvest for Hunger Campaign

This year, the Food Bank is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Harvest for Hunger relief campaign to help combat food insecurity. Fairport Wealth Managing Partner Heather R. Ettinger says, "We are proud to be a part of this effort because, at Fairport Wealth, we emphasize community. We believe it's important to help support those around us, and we're eager to help our neighbors get back on their feet."

Helping Families

Fairport Wealth's team members wholeheartedly agree on the value of assisting the Food Bank and community and look forward to being part of its Hunger for Harvest campaign. In addition to providing financial support, the firm will volunteer at the Food Bank's weekly distribution center, assist with a virtual Harvest for Hunger food drive, and raise money for the organization through events such as a virtual cooking class.

About Fairport Wealth

Fairport Wealth inspires families by providing comprehensive wealth management solutions to high-net-worth individuals and guides them through life's transitions. Clients value our depth of talent and experience, along with our collaborative and approachable style.

For more information, visit https://www.fairportwealth.com/.

About Luma Wealth

Luma Wealth Advisors is a division of Fairport Wealth that provides women and their families with personalized wealth planning, experienced investment management, and a supportive, enriching community where they can learn, connect, and celebrate with other women. For more information, visit https://www.lumawealth.com/.

About Hightower

Hightower is a national wealth management firm that provides growth capital and front- to back-end support services to independent-minded financial advisory businesses and operates as a Registered Investment Advisor. For more information, visit https://www.hightoweradvisors.com/.

Securities offered through Hightower Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC, Hightower Advisors, LLC is a SEC Registered Investment Adviser.

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