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1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Introduces “Season of Sharing” Holiday Gift Collection to Benefit No Kid Hungry

When shopping the specially curated “Season of Sharing” holiday gift collection, customers can find information and resources about hunger relief – including key facts, videos and a meal finder for those seeking free, healthy meals being served by organizations in communities across the country.

“It’s hard to imagine that almost half of America’s families are living with hunger,” said Chris McCann, Chief Executive Officer, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. “New estimates show the number of children facing hunger has nearly doubled since before the pandemic – where now 1 in 4 children could be going hungry. No Kid Hungry has a plan to make sure children are fed, both during this health crisis and beyond. That’s why we’ve teamed up with No Kid Hungry this holiday season – to make sure kids get the meals they need.”

The “Season of Sharing” holiday gift collection includes 24 specially curated gifts from across the

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The Music Center Announces $25 Million Gift from Philanthropists Tina and Jerry Moss to Benefit Programming and Enhance Access to Arts Experiences

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Music Center today announced it received a $25 million gift from Tina and Jerry Moss to benefit new programming initiatives. With this gift, the arts organization will establish an annual, free summer concert, open to all, to be held outdoors on the newly named Jerry Moss Plaza, located at The Music Center; sustain and enhance The Music Center’s commitment to free and low-cost events; and formally launch arts partnerships with community organizations to help uplift artists and their work, with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC ) artists. Jerry Moss, a longtime Music Center supporter since 1968, is the legendary music executive who co-founded A&M Records with partner Herb Alpert and guided the careers of major artists, including Quincy Jones, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Sting and Janet Jackson, among countless other music

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Fashion show to benefit UCO Central Pantry

Students from the University of Central Oklahoma Fashion Marketing Department will present the Fall 2020 Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the CHK/Central Boathouse.

This year’s co-directors are Morgan Money, Kaylee Stout, Loclynn Lively and Madalyn Wilson.

The show’s overall theme is #DenimDaze, consisting of four scenes: Retro, sustainability, colored denim and dressed up in denim.

All of the fashion show pieces that will be shown have been loaned by local stores. Also, gift baskets that will be given away in a raffle include donated items from metro-area businesses. All proceeds will benefit the UCO Central Pantry, a food pantry for UCO students, faculty and staff.

This year, tickets are being given out by invitation only, however, the community may still attend virtually by going to at https://tinyurl.com/y6m2vosn.

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The Wedding Present announce album of James Bond theme song covers to benefit CALM

Not From Where I’m Standing will see The Wedding Present (and former members) cover 20 James Bond theme songs to raise money for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

Speaking about the project, The Wedding Present’s David Gedge said, “Where do ideas like this come from? Well, I can tell you that this one was born during a soundcheck in New Zealand, in 2013, when the band were playing around with the main melody of the classic Bond theme “You Only Live Twice”.”

Gedge adds, “And then came another idea. Each of the artists on this proposed compilation would be required to have a physical connection to Cinerama or The Wedding Present. I liked the unifying feel of that. I suppose it appealed to the collector in me. None of the artists I approached asked for payment for their track and so the obvious thing to do was to make this

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Veterans Voice: Wickford store selling clothing to benefit Operation Stand Down – News – providencejournal.com

When COVID-19 hit the Ocean State in March, a lot of small-business owners felt their world turn upside down. Julie Beebe, owner of Wickford’s Yes! Gallery gift shop, made the best of the situation and took the opportunity to pursue her dream, launching a locally themed clothing line while her store was temporarily shuttered.

By the time the state’s stay-in-place order was lifted, Beebe had created the RI Local Love clothing line inspired by the state’s wave license-plate graphic.

Beebe commissioned graphic designer Rob Dube to adapt the design and worked with Jake Farenholz of Fresh Mode Screen Printing to embroider and screen-print the logo on clothing.

Yes! Gallery was founded as JW Graham by Beebe’s stepfather-in-law, more than 40 years ago. The store has expanded, then contracted over the years, but people recognize Beebe as a locally owned business with deep roots in Wickford.

Many people who had supported

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