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Help Us Turn Up the Volume! Vote for Joyful Heart in the Mashable Awards

November 10, 2011 | BY KatieSullivan | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Many of you have probably heard of Mashable – it is a widely read online news and trends resource that focuses on business and technology. With 20 million unique visitors each month and 4 million social media followers, Mashable is a really important source on on digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world.
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POV Celebrates 40 Years Over Violence

 Last week, our partners at Peace Over Violence (POV) celebrated their many accomplishments and honored those of their community at the 40th Anniversary Humanitarian Awards.

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Joyful Heart Chases $1 Million

September 29, 2011 | BY LendonEbbels | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >


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Women's Equality Day: A Day to Celebrate, A Day Like Any Other

Today marks the annual celebration of Women’s Equality Day. This year is the 91st year since the 19th Amendment was adopted in the United States, giving women the right to vote. We have so much to look back on and be proud of—so many achievements to celebrate as women and as those championing women’s equality.
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Create Your Own GlobalGiving Fundraising Page: No Money + A Bit of Time = A BIG Difference to Help End the Backlog

August 10, 2011 | BY LendonEbbels | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Did you all see the post from the wonderful Joanna Colangelo last week about Joyful Heart's month-long fundraising challenge with GlobalGiving? We've been invited into a GlobalGiving Open Challenge during the month of August to raise $4,000 this month from no fewer than 50 supporters. If we do this, we’ll earn a permanent spot on GlobalGiving, which will allow us to keep fundraising there throughout the year.
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GlobalGiving: Making a World of Difference

August 5, 2011 | BY JoannaColangelo | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Read about an exciting new initiative that we’ve embarked on for the month of August. As many of you have probably seen through our Facebook posts, we’ve been accepted into a GlobalGiving Open Challenge from August 2 to August 31.
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Inner Peace/Outer Beauty: An Introduction from Your New Wellness Warrior

It’s important to recognize that time holds a different meaning for everyone; this is especially apparent when referring to healing. While continuing on your journey time can be your friend and constant companion or a burden and steady reminder you want to forget. That’s why it is so important that you are gentle with yourself and go at your own pace. There are no guidelines or time limits to follow or that need to be met.
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Support All Crimes DNA Bill in New York State

June 20, 2011 | BY NateRichards | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Last week, Lendon posted about some recent advocacy work JHF was involved with in Albany. We were part of a broad coalition of survivors, advocates and members of the criminal justice community that is encouraging lawmakers to pass a simple All Crimes DNA bill into law for New York State.
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Expanding New York's DNA Databank Would Bring Healing and Justice to Survivors of Crime

Yesterday, representatives from Joyful Heart, including myself, went to Albany to advocate for the expansion of New York State’s DNA Databank to include samples from all convicted offenders. Right now in New York, state law only allows for collection of DNA from offenders convicted in just 48% of all crimes. We went up with a statewide coalition of advocates, law enforcement, survivors and policymakers. We met with representatives in both political parties in the Senate and Assembly, as well as members of the press. We went with a simple message: pass all crimes DNA legislation.

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A Joyful Gala, An Important Cause

May 23, 2011 | BY LendonEbbels | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
On May 17, I had the opportunity to work and attend Joyful Heart’s 4th Annual Gala at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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