in Honor of Veterans Day at USCIS New York Office
NEW YORK — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) New York District Director Phyllis Coven will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at the NY District Office in Manhattan as part of USCIS’s annual celebration of Veterans Day.
The 144 citizenship candidates originate from the following 52 countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Liberia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nigeria, Peru, … [Continue reading...]
The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Inc. is a New York State Corporation granted tax-exempt 501(c)3 status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It dual objectives are to offer microgrants and 'spotlighting' to individuals and organizations bettering humanity in the fields of the Arts, Education, and Orphan Care. The J. Luce Foundation is most active in the U.S., Afghanistan, Cuba, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Peru, and Sri Lanka.
The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Inc. began in 2009 and was inspired by college professor Stanford Livingston Luce, Jr. who passed away in 2007. The Foundation publishes The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness (link). The Stewardship Report has highlighted/spotlit over 1,500 organizations and individuals uplifting humanity.
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We are delighted to announce the Orphans International Worldwide Summer 2015
Fundraiser to support on-going educational projects in Haiti, India, Indonesia, and Sri
Lanka – as well as Nepal in the wake of their devastating earthquake.
Tuesday July 14 in Greenwich, Connecticut Host: Sara Herbert Galloway
Event: Cocktail Reception, Beneficiary: OIWW Indonesia
Friday July 24 in New York City Host: Incognito Restaurant
Event: Cocktail Reception, Beneficiary: OIWW Indonesia
Saturday Aug.(TBI) in Ronkonkoma, NY Host: Sunil Herath
Event: Cocktail Reception, Beneficiary: OIWW Sri Lanka
Wednesday, Aug. 19 in New York City Host: Dr. Kazuko Hillyer
Event: Upper West Side Rooftop Cocktail Reception, Beneficiary: OIWW India
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WHAT: J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) is proud to sponsor five elite Haitian athletes in support of the The Long Run for Haiti campaign on CrowdRise. These Haitian marathon runners join Team J/P HRO to run the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, 2013. www.crowdrise.com/TheLongRunForHaiti
WHO: Five Haitian marathon runners on Team J/P HRO, including: Astrel Clovis (43), Pétrus Césarion (31), Jean Macksony (27), Bertine Lainé (31) and Carline Lamour (21).
Each of these gifted athletes have compelling and inspiring stories and will be making their very first visits to the United States of America. The Marathon affords these runners the opportunity to compete on an international stage.
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The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org),
Orphans International Worldwide, and the
United Nations SRC Aux Antilles Club invite you to the
Second Annual Black Tie Gala Dinner
Saturday November 10, 6pm-12am
Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street
New York City
U.S. Representative Charles B. Rangel
Katleen Félix M. Sc., General Director, Kanpe Foundation
(former Project Dir., Haitian Diaspora Liaison, Fonkoze)
Co-sponsored by the
United Nations Missions of Haiti, Cape Verde & Czech Republic
In support of
Phase I of the International University Center Haiti (“Uni Haiti”)
With music by Haiti’s renowned
Stage floor tables seat eight at $150 each ($1000 full table)
Balcony tables seat ten at $100 each ($1000 full table)
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In 2010, I decided to build a bridge between my two passions, fashion and philanthropy. I had been in the fashion industry as a model and actress, since moving to NY in 2004 and I wanted to employ the influence and creativity of the fashion industry to make a difference in our world, on both a national and international scale. I began a fashion blog (www.cortneyrenee.com), wherein I covered philanthropic fashion brands (brands that have a give back built into their business model and fund a partner NGO or an internal NGO). In my research and networking I learned of ingenious social entrepreneurs pioneering new territory, and I realized they were on the cutting edge of social enterprise by employing fashion as a tool to effect global change. My mission continued to … [Continue reading...]
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Master of Ceremonies:
Greg Wall and the Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band
Frank London and Friends
Saints & Tzadiks - Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg
Breslov Bar Band and more.
Additional support provided by Security USA, L&M Sound & Light and Bagels & Co.
Where: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68 Street (between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West), New York City
RSVP: Minimum donation is $18 per person. Tickets available at the door. All proceeds go directly to the American Jewish World Service Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund to support on-the-ground aid work. For more information and to rsvp please visithttp://bit.ly/epS5lh or
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NAOMI CAMPBELL'S FASHION FOR RELIEF - HAITI NYC, 2010 SUPERSTARS WALK THE RUNWAY TO HELP SAVE LIVES OF MOTHERS AND BABIES IN HAITI
Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief, a spectacular charity fashion show and auction, was back for 2010, taking center stage at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on the evening of February 12. The star-studded runway show and auction washeld in aid of CARE to raise crucial funds towards rebuilding Haiti's health care system for mother and children.The runway show was hosted by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and featured internationally recognized designers, celebrities and VIPs. All the donated garments were auctioned online at NET-A-PORTER. The donation was tax deductible and 100% of the event ticket sales benefit CARE.Fashion For Reliefbrought together … [Continue reading...]
WORLDWIDE RESPONSE TO TRAGIC LOSS IN SUPPORT OF LEGACY OF BELOVED FATHER, HUSBAND AND COLLEAGUE. Colorado Springs, Colorado - The United States State Department announced this past Tuesday morning that the body remains of filmmaker David Hames, President of Red Balloon Entertainment and Producer of Cranium's Ark have been positively identified.David Hames was working on assignment with Compassion International when the earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 12, 2010. David had just returned to the Hotel Montana from a video shoot when the 7.0 magnitude quake hit the entire region causing the six-story structure to collapse underneath him. David Hames was one of about 100 people, including 15 Americans that are believed to have been buried by the collapse of the hotel. He was on … [Continue reading...]
Gowalla, Alice Radio, Peet's Coffee & Tea, The Counter Join Philanthropic Venture Aimed at Mobilizing the Local Community to ContributeSAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - In the aftermath of Haiti's worst earthquake in more than 200 years, a group of companies including Gowalla, Alice Radio, Peet's Coffee & Tea and The Counter have formed a Bay Area venture to address the country's mounting devastation by encouraging their customers to contribute. The February 8 events will culminate with an exclusive Barenaked Ladies concert that evening.In this campaign called "Hearts for Haiti," Gowalla, a new location-based social networking service, is encouraging its users to contribute to relief efforts by checking in at two Bay Area Peet's Coffee & Tea locations on Monday, February … [Continue reading...]
Saturday, January 30th
Rodeo Bar and Grill
27th and 3rd Avenue
Entertainment by the Hottest Tot Rock Bands,
Rockin Out For A Cause!
Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck
Doni Zasloff Thomas (aka Mama Doni)
Princess Katie & Racer Steve
Cost: Suggested donation $50.00 per family
Last Tuesday night, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, just 15km from the capital. Reaching a magnitude of 7.0, this is the worst earthquake Haiti has experienced in 200 years. The extent of the devastation is still unclear but there are fears tens of thousands of people have died. Three million more are affected as schools, hospitals and homes have collapsed. Haiti is one … [Continue reading...]
Lisbon, 26 January, 2010 - Over 50,000 spectators were on hand to watch the seventh Match Against Poverty in Lisbon, on Monday, in which the "Friends of Ronaldo and Zidane tied with the "Benfica All Stars team three all. Sixty international football players hailing from teams across the world competed in the two star-studded teams. The Match Against Poverty was broadcasted live in more than 60 countries. All the proceeds from the tickets, sponsors, broadcasting rights and direct donations will be directed towards relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti. The total proceeds raised will be communicated in the coming days. Before the kick-off, participants observed one minute of silence in remembrance of the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. The Match … [Continue reading...]
IDF field hospital in HaitiIt isn't often that Israel is hailed as a hero in the international media.But this week, we were proud to see Israel featured across networks and newspapers for the exemplary aid they have brought to the people of Haiti. Despite flying from across the world, the Israel Defense Forces were the first and only response team to build a fully functional field hospital providing quality medical care to those in need.Jewish Heart for Africa's mission is to use Israeli innovations such as solar and agricultural technologies to save African lives. In our work, we see the powerof Israeli innovation everyday.Today, we are glad to see that the world is paying attention.Israel's response to the crisis in Haiti has raised the bar for the international community. We are proud … [Continue reading...]
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - January 18, 2010 -- More than 50 Haitian orphans rescued from post-earthquake squalor landed Tuesday morning at Pittsburgh International Airport, on their way to foster homes and eventually adoptive families after supporters of their plight used Twitter and Facebook to spread the word.
The children, some wrapped in blankets and carried off the plane and others walking by themselves and waving to onlookers, were loaded onto waiting buses and taken to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The 53 children, most of whom already have adoptive families waiting for them, are among the first in a wave of orphans expected to be evacuated from the shattered Caribbean nation to the U.S. and other countries.
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J'ai penser vous faire connaitre cette ecole d'infirmieres a Haiti qui est en train de soigner 5,000 patients en provenance de Port Au Prince. Medecins Sans Frontieres sont en train de camper la bas, ( A 20 miles de Port-Au- Prince) et aussi d'autres organisations qui utilisent cette ecole comme hopital.J'ai decider d'envoyer un peu d'argent et de devenir une "sponsor" d'un etudiant Haitien, qui recevra une petite donation de ma part et je rentrerai en contact avec cet ou cette etudiante par email pendant cette annee.Ces gens las font un travail admirable...http://haitinursing.org/index.php-Click Link to Find out More … [Continue reading...]
The Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations presents its compliments to the Permanent Missions of Member States and Permanent Observer Missions to the United Nations and has the honour to inform that a Memorial Mass will take place on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Family at 47th Street, (between First and Second Avenues), for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. H.E. Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations has gracefully agreed to celebrate the Mass. The Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Permanent Missions of Member States and Observer Missions to the United Nations the assurances of its highest … [Continue reading...]
Videos of Israel's Rescue Mission in Haiti:Israeli IDF Hospital: The "Rolls Royce" of Medicine in Haiti (CBS News) A Day with the Israeli Search Team (Sky News-UK)Aid to Haiti: Arabs Opt Out - Tom Gross (Mideast Dispatch Archive)A CBS/AP report lists countries providing aid to Haiti. Conspicuous by its absence is the entire Muslim world, including the rich oil-producing nations.However, Arab countries do not discriminate against non-Muslim countries. Their help was missing after the earthquakes in Turkey and Iran and during war and famine in Muslim Africa too.Israeli Field Hospital Only Facility Able to Perform Complex Surgery - Yitzhak BenhorinOn Monday, U.S. media praised the assistance in Haiti provided by Israel, and one reporter even sent a letter of thanks to Israeli representatives … [Continue reading...]
"Haiti How You Can Help" a special two-hour edition of Larry King Live with Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johanson and many others, and learn how you can take immediate action to aid earthquake victims. Tonight 8 p.m. ET. Also on CNN International Tuesday CET 2 a.m. and 11 a.m. / HK 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- Slashing red tape or ignoring ordinarily required paperwork, officials in the United States and the Netherlands have cleared the way for scores of Haitian orphans to leave their earthquake-ravaged homeland, according to officials from the two countries.All of the children had adoptions pending with prospective parents in the two countries before Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude quake, and government officials said paperwork was expedited or put on hold to make transfers happen on … [Continue reading...]