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Chaffin Luhana Honors the Spirit of Giving with New Foundation Website

Chaffin Luhana Honors the Spirit of Giving with New Foundation Website

New York, New York (PRWEB) December 25, 2013

The founding partners of Chaffin Luhana LLP, a national plaintiffs-only law firm, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, ChaffinLuhanaFoundation.org. The foundation reflects the efforts that Eric Chaffin, Roopal Luhana and the entire Chaffin Luhana LLP team make every year to support and uplift those who are facing difficult challenges in life.

“Our motto is Doing Good by Doing Right,” said partner Eric Chaffin, “and we take that very seriously. The new website outlines the activities, grants, and outreach projects we’re working on to give back to our communities and support those who really need it. Our efforts through the Foundation are some of our most rewarding, and we want to spread the word to both increase awareness about needy organizations and individuals, and to celebrate those who are overcoming hurdles and serving as great examples for the rest of us.”

A not-for-profit organization, the Chaffin Luhana Foundation encourages the development of human potential and supports community empowerment through the endowment of funds to deserving recipients, the creation of community-based enrichment projects, and the support of important scientific research that meaningfully impacts the underprivileged and sick in society.

Some highlights of the Foundation’s work so far include, among others:

University of Michigan Zinc Research: The Foundation made a substantial grant to the University of Michigan to assist in the research of how zinc reacts within the body. It is hoped that this research will result in better care and treatment for zinc-induced copper deficiency myeloneuropathy, a disorder that causes pain, weakness, and loss of body control, and which can occur as a result of long-term use of denture cream with high zinc content. This project grew out of the firm’s work on behalf of hundreds of unfortunate consumers who were permanently disabled from the zinc in denture adhesive.
Sarah Jane Brain Foundation: Founded by the father of a child who was shaken as an infant, this organization works to create a model system of care for children and young adults suffering from pediatric acquired brain injuries. The Chaffin Luhana Foundation made a sizable donation to the organization, which celebrated the life of Cheryl DelRossi, a former Chaffin Luhana client.
St. Joseph’s Soup Kitchen in New York City: The Foundation recently made a sizable donation to this organization over the Thanksgiving holiday, which feeds meals every Saturday to the homeless and the working poor. The Foundation donation provided meals to 650 needy New Yorkers.
NY Cares Annual Coat Drive: Chaffin Luhana staff and their families donated coats, and the Foundation purchased coats for the drive, which is facing a large shortage of donations this year. The coat drive raised 135 coats to help keep New York’s underprivileged warm during the winter months.
Habitat for Humanity: The Foundation made a significant donation, and staff members volunteered to help with the building of a home in the Westchester, New York area. The firm donated the staff time to the work day.
Newtown Kindness: The firm recently made a seed donation to Newtown Kindness on the eve of the one year anniversary of the Connecticut school shootings. This organization teaches school children and others to think kindly and act boldly. The mission of Newtown Kindness is aligned with the Chaffin Luhana firm, which has a motto of “Doing Good by Doing Right.”

The Foundation’s spokesperson is Para-Olympic medalist Stephani Victor, who suffered a traumatic car accident when she was only 26 years old that robbed her of both legs. She went on to become a Para-Olympic downhill skier, winning five medals in the last three Paralympic Winter Games, including a gold medal and two silver medals in 2010 in Vancouver. Though injuries kept her out of racing for nearly two seasons, she is staging a comeback for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Stephani is a former client of Eric and Roopal’s, and has been close friends with them for years. She shares their vision for encouraging accomplishment through the Chaffin Luhana Foundation, and will be involved in the Stephani Victor Legacy Award, which the Foundation plans to give to one deserving individual each year.

“I witnessed from a very early age what it takes to work hard and sustain yourself,” she says, “and I share the values that Roopal and Eric have—that when you come from a humble beginning, you never lose your connection to that. There’s a lot of good to be done, and I’m excited to be working with the Chaffin Luhana Foundation to make it happen.”

Chaffin Luhana LLP has a long and successful history of protecting the rights of those affected by adversity including those who have suffered from serious side effects caused by medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. Partners Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana represent high-profile cases in federal and state courts across the country, and provide new online resource centers for clients and the public. To date, Mr. Chaffin and Ms. Luhana along with co-counsel have been involved in recovering over $ 1 billion for injured consumers. Both have been named to the prestigious New York Metro Super Lawyers list numerous times, and though unable to guarantee results, the firm has a distinguished track record of success and is highly committed to each case.


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Halfpricesoft.com Gives Customers $0 Offer On EzCheckprinting Software For Gift Giving

Halfpricesoft.com Gives Customers $ 0 Offer On EzCheckprinting Software For Gift Giving

ezCheckPrinting, check writing and printing software from halfpricesoft.com

Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

Halfpricesoft.com is offering an incredible gift giving idea for customer’s interested in ezCheckprinting business software. ezCheckprinting is now being offered at $ 0 when checking out through Trialpay, which means potential customers can get an item to give as a gift and still get this innovative check writer software for themselves!

“EzCheckprinting software is offered for $ 0 when new customers check out through Trialpay as a unique gift giving opportunity! ezCheckPrinting is compatible with both Windows and Mac system,” said Halfpricesoft.com founder Dr. Ge.

The easy to install and use business check writer, EzCheckprinting is now also compatible with Windows 8.1 and has network capability. The new edition includes form level help buttons which make this software easy to install and use. This allows business owners to stop wasting precious time on frustrating extended learning curves typically associated with check writing software applications.

The new network version was just released from Halfpricesoft.com to accommodate these business owners specifically. HR Staffs can now print regular check, blank check and bank draft checks from different machines but share the same database file. Customers do not need to worry about the duplicate check number issue.

By updating ezcheckprinting to allow for single version users or network version any small to mid sized business can quickly and easily begin writing checks within minutes of download. The newest accommodation of network version was added to save customers with multiple check writers on staff time and money.

Designed with ease to use in mind, ezCheckPrinting software is straightforward and user-friendly. The unique features of this MICR & laser cheque writing and printing software include:

Print checks on blank check stock or pre-printed checks in check-on-top, check-in-middle, or check-on-bottom formats

Add a company logo and other customizable design features for a professional, corporate look to company checks

Easy to use and learn, even for people who don’t have an accounting or IT background

No limit to the number of accounts that can be used

Write an unlimited number of checks

No internet connection needed

Stand alone software

Add a second signature line for peace of mind and security

Prints MICR characters accepted by most banks (for use with laser printers) — no need to order expensive checks pre-printed with bank information

Include signature image on checks to save time signing checks

Customizable report features that are easy to use

Save time by printing multiple checks with one click

Export and import of check data for use with ezTimeSheet, Excel file, QuickBooks, Microsoft Money, and other accounting software.

Never a cost for customer support in our products including email, live chat and team view options

Another great reason customers purchase this check printing software is that it does not require an internet connection, making it more versatile for the small business that prefers or needs to run check writing tasks offline. Operating offline reduces risk hacking and virus contamination. An internet connection is only required when updating the software or using ezCheckprinting in conjunction with ezAch to issue direct deposit payments to employees’ bank account.

Writing a check is really easy with ezCheckPrinting! All customers have to do is to enter the date, payee’s name and amount payable to the payee. This check writer will automatically convert numbers to words. Clients can write and print a check with just a few clicks. Potential customers can download the free trial version at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/check_printing_software_download.asp with no cost and no obligation.

Starting at just $ 39 per installation (Free through TrialPay offer), ezCheckPrinting is affordable for any size business and is compatible with all popular brands of laser printers (most of which can print bank-accepted MICR numbers) and specialized MICR printers.

To learn more about ezCheckPrinting check writing software and the win-win deals, user can visit http://www.halfpricesoft.com/product_ezCheck.asp

About Halfpricesoft.com

Founded in 2003, Halfpricesoft.com has established itself as a leader in meeting and exceeding the software requirements of small businesses around the world. Offering payroll software, employee attendance tracking software, check writing/printing software, W2 software, 1099 software and ezACH deposit software. It continues to grow in the philosophy that small business owners deserve affordable, user friendly, and totally risk-free software.


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Philippe van den Bossche, An Impact Investor and Advocate of Sustainable Agriculture, Commends the USDA for Giving $3 Million in Organic Agriculture Research Grants

Philippe van den Bossche, An Impact Investor and Advocate of Sustainable Agriculture, Commends the USDA for Giving $ 3 Million in Organic Agriculture Research Grants

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, responds to an article published by the USDA on December 11th, which discusses the grants being awarded to universities that are at the forefront of organic agriculture research.

According to the article published on December 11th by the USDA titled “USDA Grants Support Organic Agriculture Research,” the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has recently given over $ 3 million dollars in grants to five universities that have shown remarkable progress in organic agriculture research.

The USDA awarded the funds to the University of Texas Pan American, University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, University of Florida and Washington State University. The money is being given as part of the Organic Transitions Program.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack elaborates on the importance of financially backing organic agriculture research. “The organic industry is a rapidly growing segment of American agriculture and it is important we continue to invest in sound science to support organic producers,” he says in the article. “The discoveries these grants enable can help farmers who are looking to adopt the best organic practices that will make their operations more competitive and sustainable.”

Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, agrees that providing financial support to these institutions is imperative to the growth of the organic agriculture industry. “These universities are working to make discoveries in organic agriculture research that will further highlight the health, environmental and economic benefits of sustainable farming,” he says. “Providing these institutions with financial assistance enables them to continue with their research and gives them the assurance that the government supports their efforts.”

Philippe van den Bossche is an impact entrepreneur and investor and Chairman/Owner of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), a leading organic agricultural and horticultural consulting and manufacturing company located in Middlefield, Ohio. AEA provides consulting services and specialty nutritional products to farms throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. van den Bossche is an advocate for organic farming and agriculture.


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Make a Difference This Holiday Season with a Volunteer Vacation: the Gift That Really Keeps On Giving

Make a Difference This Holiday Season with a Volunteer Vacation: the Gift That Really Keeps On Giving

Affordable Volunteer Abroad, Intern Abroad, Cultural Education, Language Immersion, and Gap Year Programs

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

During this joyful time of feasting and celebration, it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are billions of people who can’t afford even the most basic necessities, let alone the indulgences of the holiday season. We need to remember that this time of year is as much about giving as it is receiving.

With CrossContinental.org, a simple act of charity can become the experience of a lifetime. This organization places willing workers in projects abroad, where they are able to give hands-on assistance to those in need. These “volunteer vacations” offer opportunities for everyday people to give the gifts of time, compassion, perspective, and joy.

Many students and professionals eagerly prepare for this unique holiday experience, anticipating a season of personal growth, cultural immersion and social responsibility. The opportunity to combine educational and professional advancement with an overseas experience has not been lost on these travelers.

Providing numerous program options, Cross-Continental matches personal interests with each desired destination, creating a personalized experience that is best suited to each person’s needs. Opportunities such as orphanage work, assisting at a hospital, or teaching in schools, all give hope to impoverished families, as well as a renewed sense of purpose to the volunteers themselves. As many international volunteers have realized, overseas work also adds an important facet to one’s resume or post-secondary applications, giving a desirable edge over future competition.

Volunteer Vacations and Wildlife Safaris in East Africa

With a vast array of areas in which to volunteer, these vacations are accessible to everyone who is willing to help. Hong Kong native Grace Lau will spend her Christmas and the New Year in Kenya, East Africa, volunteering in a variety of fields. While her main focus will be caring for the elderly, she also plans to conduct interviews, take photographs and work on her journalism portfolio, as well as squeeze in a weekend wildlife safari at the Maasai Mara National Reserve to complete her experience.

International Internships in Latin America

The testimonies from past Cross-Continental interns are enough to pique anyone’s interest in these vacations, and encourage new travelers to join the ranks. Jessica Hoffman of Boston, Massachusetts, is planning her New Year’s celebration in Ecuador this year, where she will participate in a microfinance project. These microfinance projects are instrumental in building a sustainable economy in many emerging economies, teaching essential financial knowledge and aiding locals in their fight against poverty. When asked about her upcoming voyage, Hoffman’s answer was simple and genuine. “I am getting very excited!”

University of Victoria business student Celia Lin is preparing for her upcoming trip to Mexico, where she will enjoy her first tropical Christmas and earn volunteer hours serving in the local community.

Celebrating Chinese New Year in China

Volunteer Matthew De Corrado from Australia will celebrate both Western and Chinese New Year with a welcoming host family in China. Matthew joined the program in order to practice and learn more Mandarin, absorb life in a different culture, gain a good appreciation of a different way of life, and most importantly make a positive contribution to society. Matthew says, “I searched everywhere for a volunteer agency that fit my criteria, and Cross Continental ticked all the boxes. Cross Continental has the flexibility which the other [organizations] don’t have, its pricing is not a barrier to entry which is important to me as a University student, and its programs are meaningful.”

Community Development Internships in Asia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native Sam Carter will be spending her holidays abroad this year as well, completing a Community Development Internship in Nepal. Carter says, “I am very excited for my upcoming trip to Nepal. I was recently awarded a grant to do research while I am there, which will reimburse me for my expenses [like] plane tickets [and] home stay.”

What other gift can offer the experience of a new culture, the chance to learn and perfect new skills, connect like-minded travelers from around the world, and provide the opportunity to truly change lives–including that of the volunteer? It may be cliché, but a volunteer vacation really is a gift that keeps on giving.

Access free resources or plan a life-changing trip at http://www.CrossContinental.org.

About Cross-Continental Solutions:

Cross-Continental Solutions provides affordable yet flexible volunteer abroad, intern abroad, cultural immersion, language study, and gap year programs. A large variety of work placement options are available such as: Teaching, Healthcare, Community Development, Business Coaching, HIV work, Care-giving, Orphanage Work, Journalism, Photography, Wildlife, Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Microfinance, Tourism, Marketing, and more. Programs are available at many locations around the world, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America. By living and working side by side with locals, participants gain an exceptional cross-cultural experience and the opportunity to truly make a difference.

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