Tackle Homelessness – GFS Newsroom
We are grateful to all of our contributors and supporters. This campaign is designed to demonstrate the power of the public and the stragic use of social media for good — Thank you RocketHub. Help us make a measurable and tangible difference.
Impact Consulting is launching an integrated public awareness campaign to bring attention to the changing face of homelessness in our area and move our neighbors to action.
- Media: Public service announcements on radio, television, and online will tell the stories that otherwise go unreported in America’s #1 media market. Watch the Great Football Sunday channel
- Engagement: We will use social networks and crowdfunding to recruit volunteers and raise money. Football fans in the metro area have an easy way to help neighbors who are homeless, hungry or without hope as they celebrate America’s iconic game.
- Contributions: Proceeds fromthe RocketHub crowdfunding and sponsorships will directly benefit established organizations with proven, successful track records in providing homes, health and hope in our region. Our goal is to raise funds to further the good work of these organizations:
- Small Business Bonus: This cause marketing initiative creates contracting opportunities for small, minority and women-owned businesses to develop and implement the campaign. The GFS Team.
Originally posted by Community Solutions on January 16, 2013. Byline: Alex Sanders Social Innovation Rock Star: Becky Kanis Celebrates 10 Years of Solving Homelessness Ten years ago, Becky Kanis started on a journey that would earn her the description “social innovation rock star” and leave her with a tattoo on her arm that symbolized the present and future of her work to end homelessness. When Women Lead — Solving Homelessness A fierce female in everything she does, Becky graduated from West Point in 1991 as the highest ranked cadet...read more
As Seen in The Atlantic Cities: Homeless Kids Crisis The number of homeless students in the United States has hit a record high, according to new data from the Department of Education. The raw numbers are shocking: in the 2011 school year, 1,168,354 homeless children were enrolled in preschools and K-12 programs. Even more disturbing is the trend those numbers show: nationally, they represent a 10 percent jump over the previous school year, and a stunning 72 percent increase since the beginning of the recession in 2008. The crisis is not...read more
Thousands of Philly Schoolkids Dealing With Homelessness, Report Shows « CBS Philly. By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The number of students experiencing homelessness in America’s public schools is at an all-time high. In Philadelphia, a local nonprofit group today released a report on how homelessness affects children in our area. The new report, from the People’s Emergency Center shows that during 2012 more than 9,000 children, from infant to age 17, spent at least on night in the Pennsylvania emergency shelter system. This...read more
Congratulations to Great Football Sunday Partner — 100,000 Homes! Medellín, COLOMBIA— The 100,000 Homes Campaign, coordinated by NYC-based non-profit Community Solutions, was announced today as one of two international winners of the World Habitat Award, a prestigious honor awarded annually by the Building and Social Housing Foundation in conjunction with the United Nations. The award was announced during World Habitat Day celebrations in Medellín, Colombia and will be formally presented next April at the World Urban Forum, hosted by...read more
As seen in the KSU Sentinel By LaShawnda C. Gamble October 15, 201 Kansas State University Students Focus on Homelessness For the past six years, students have gathered on Kansas State University’s Quad to help raise awareness of homelessness in the community. This year, several students came out to advocate Homelessness Awareness Week as they participated in the “Sleep Out on The Quad” event from Thursday night until Saturday morning. The event offers students insight into what it’s like being homeless. Participants went about their regular...read more
Super Bowl Inspires Women to Tackle Homelessness East Orange, NJ – October 9, 2013 – A team of women business owners announced today that they are on a mission to end homelessness. The group, led by Cheryl McCants from Impact Consulting, has launched the Great Football Sunday™ campaign to bring awareness about the real people behind a homeless population that would overflow the seating capacity of MetLife Stadium – location of next year’s Super Bowl. Their game plan is to leverage the media spotlight and attention from Super Bowl XLVIII on...read more
As Seen in The Root (The Root) — Carol and Willie Fowler had reservations for 200 at the high-end fine-dining Italian restaurant and special-event space Villa Christina in their hometown of Atlanta. The dinner was originally intended to celebrate the wedding of their daughter, Tamara, but 40 days before the planned nuptials, Tamara told them the wedding was off, leaving them with an expensive, four-course meal still on the calendar. But instead of canceling the festivities, the Fowlers turned the wedding into a celebration of a...read more
New Jersey Supreme Court Strikes Down COAH Growth Share Rules and Invites Legislative Action on Affordable Housing Source: Archer Law The New Jersey Supreme Court issued an opinion on September 26, 2013, invalidating the Council on Affordable Housing’s (“COAH”) third round growth share rules, finding noncompliance with the State’s Fair Housing Act (the “FHA”). The Court held that the third round rules, originally adopted in 2004, exceeded COAH’s authority under the FHA for two reasons: The agency...read more
As Seen in the New York Times On Monday, federal legislation goes into effect to allow small start-ups to ask for equity investments publicly without having to register the shares for public trading. Byline: Jenna Wortham Published September 22, 2013 Click here for the full...read more
As Seen in the Winston-Salem Journal An empty lot on West Fifth Street served as a place Friday where homeless people were provided shelter and food. It is part of this year’s Festival of Shelters. Click here for the full story. September 20, 2013 . Byline: John Hinton/Winston-Salem...read more