Philadephia, PA January 2014 The Harmonious Volunteer Center is establishing shoe collection sites * North Penn Civic Association’s Community Center @ Chalmers Park-2800 N. 29th Street / George Gordon’s Wash & Dry Laundrymat – 26th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, throughout the city of Philadelphia, creating volunteer opportuntities along with turn-key employment opportunities. Your donation of old, unwanted, outgrown and unused shoe and footwear is making it all possible. While we are concerned about diverting shoes from the landfills to help save our environment, these other opportunities have presented themselves as a bonus for our efforts. We are asking that you drop off your shoes at any of the convient sites listed: *George Gordon’s Wash & Dry Laundrymat located on the corner of 26th Street & Cecil B. Moore Avenue in Strawberry Mansion section*North Penn Civic Association’s Community Center at Chalmers Park, 2800 North 29th Street in the Allegheny West section *Greater Faith Baptist Church, Pastor Smith, 1936 Maragret & Ditman Streets in the Frankford section. Check this website often for additional sites as they are established. Contact: Irvin B. Shannon for any information concerning this SHOE DRIVE CAMPAIGN. EMAIL: email@example.com. All Styles, sizes, colors are accepted… Boots/Sneakers/Heels/Sandals/Flats/Dress (Men-Women-Children). THIS IS A YEAR LONG CAMPAIGN!!!!
The Harmonious Volunteer Center has been an advocate for just causes to bring additional resources to the under privigled and disadvantaged citizens of Philadelphia has incorporated the Equal Dollars (Community Currency) program in it’s mission to assist Community Based Organizations and has recruited 1,000 new members who are providing community service through volunteering on a daily basis. The Harmonious Volunteer Center has projected adding an addtional 3,000 new members into Equal Dollars within the next 12 months from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Contact Irvin B. Shannon for a group presentation about Equal Dollars and the resourceful benefits to individuals and communities in need. 267-595-5278 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Please refer others interested in our organization and it’s programs to this website. You can Copy and Paste this text to share with others.
October is National “Make A Difference Day” and across the nation there will be activities concerning volunteerism and community service. At the Harmonious Volunteer Center, everyday is “Make A Difference Day” and our HVC volunteers are providing community service by improving quality of life issues in our neighborhoods. We assist Senior Citizens; We mentor young children; We participate in neighborhood cleanup events; we provide training in various disciplines; We help people get jobs; We work together helping other organizations who are making a difference. January is the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and on this special National Holiday we continue to encourage people to “Make A Difference” a Day that happens everyday at our nonprofit organization. All are welcome to participate to “Make A Difference” For information or To Develop A Relationship with the Harmonious Volunteer Center: Contact – Irvin B. Shannon 267-595-5278 or email: email@example.com. Please feel free to copy and paste this text to share with others who may be interested in our assortment of programs or just send them to our website.
News Release: March 19, 2013 By: Irvin B. Shannon, Executive Director, Harmonious Volunteer Center. For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 267-595-5278 Prepared for the New Laws being created by the Elected Legislatures, the Harmonious Volunteer Center has announced the establishment and opening of Computer & Electronic Donation Collection Centers to serve the 12 million citizens of Pennsylvania. The first center has been opened in Philadelphia and additional centers will be opened in each of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each center opened will create a minimum of 6 job positions for persons seeking professional training and employment opportunities in each county of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which will produce 402 jobs. The new law enacted as of January 24th, 2013 is HB708(Act108) and the Harmonious Volunteer Center is expected to be the Primary Nonprofit Organization to spearhead full compliance in accordance with EPA and PA-DEP standards by working with R2/ISO14001 Certified Computer Recyclers and E-Stewards. The Harmonious Volunteer Center will also have a series of Computer Donation and Collection Events throughout the Commonwealth of PA. Just contact Irvin B. Shannon for arrangements and coordination: Email: email@example.com Telephone: 267-595-5278. Covered Computer & Electronics may be donated to the Harmonious Volunteer Center and the donor may receive a tax deductible receipt in accordance with IRS ruling.
Public Service Announcement
Authority: Irvin B. Shannon, Executive Director, Harmonious Volunteer Center, 2703 West Silver Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132 Tel: 267-595-5278 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.harmoniousvolunteercenter.org
Date of Release: Immediately
Today’s Date: December 15, 2013
Irvin B. Shannon announced today at the North Penn Civic Association’s Community Center that there will be a COMPUTER DONATION & COLLECTION DAY / EVENT
being held on
SATURDAY, February 1st, 2014
Deptford County Mall, New Jersey & King of Prussia Mall, Pennsylvania sponsored by WMGK /102 Radio Station
Listen To The John DeBella Show… We will accept all types of computers, Desktops; Towers; (working or not-working) printers; scanners; speakers; keyboards; mouse; hard-drives; cell-phones; VCRs/DVDs; Fax Machines; Wires; Software; Monitors; Laptops; Flat Screens; Copy Machines; even microwave ovens.
Your donation is a tax deductible expense in accordance with IRS ruling. The Harmonious Volunteer Center a 501©3 Nonprofit Pennsylvania Corporation works in partnership with Magnum Computer Recyclers, a R2/ISO Certified Recycler meeting with EPA standards.
The Harmonious Volunteer Center announced it’s new program to create employment; diversion of non-biodegradable computer & electronics from the land fills for environmental justice; and closing the digital divide by issuing computers to low-income and less fortunate individuals and families. The 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan Pennsylvania Corporation has been collecting computers for refurbishing, reuse and recycling for the past 15 years and are experienced at handling million of pounds of hardware in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Harmonious Volunteer Center can provide the needed services for Businesses and Residents to be in compliance. Contact Irvin B. Shannon at: email@example.com, telephone: 267-595-5278 to arrange a Computer Donation and Collection Drive in your City/Town/or County. We are at your service Statewide.
PRESS RELEASE – January 1, 2014 Harmonious Volunteer Center -Authority: Office of the Executive Director, Irvin B. Shannon - 2703 West Silver Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132 Telephone: 267-595-5278 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.harmoniousvolunteercenter.org is not just digital information. We are Real people working in real time with real situations to bring about social changes within our community. The impact that is being made by the Harmonious Volunteer Center is reaching thousands upon thousands of citizens with measurable outcomes. 16 plus years of organizational development has laid a foundation of providing community service; volunteer training systems; and assistance to community based organizations which is our MISSION. What we seek to express in this message to the public is the importance of volunteerism, charitable giving, and the development of collaborative groups working toward common goals to improve the “quality of life” issues within our society.
The Harmonious Volunteer Center has been innovative with establishing working system designs that can be reproduced, implemented and utilized by the nonprofit community; business community; and civic community. These designs affect the population from birth to death and cross all disciplines of commerce, education, and government. We have designated our involvement for the improvement of our society as a “Healthy Community Concept” which is all inclusive of the multiple concerns that we have as citizens. These concerns are taking place at the same time and space in our lives and as such will be no easy task to solve each one at the same time, however, through open transparent communications and honest discussions we are approaching collaborative input resulting in sound planning processes that brings our collective efforts to equitable conclusions. As we all agree to the pros and cons of these given situations, we allow ourselves to develop relationships in harmony with one another and thus the Harmonious Volunteer Center has become self reliant and self sufficient in being a conduit for effective resources on behalf of participating nonprofits, businesses, civic and government agencies and the individuals we serve. All volunteers at the Harmonious Volunteer Center take a particular pride in achievements that have been accomplished over the years and even more pride at the creative inclusion representing the vision of our social future. It would give our organization great pleasure to name names of those who have been recipients of our volunteer efforts, however, we will recommend that you visit our website for additional information: www.harmoniousvolunteercenter.org
Is our story one of human interest in America today. You bet it is, because we are Grassroots (individuals) who are making change not only in our best interest, but also at the request of the President of the United States of America and all of our elected representatives who we hold accountable for our best interest as citizens.
Welfare to Work Reform – National Sports Tournaments – Community Events – Educational Advantages – Volunteerism – Humanitarian Assistance – Economic Development – Successful Urban Models – Job Readiness and Skill Training – Financial Literacy – Positive Youth Engagement Activities – Turn key Employment – Technology Advancements – Veteran’s Resource Exchange – Crime Reduction all being provided by the Harmonious Volunteer Center which is representative of the citizens of the United States of America who are makers of change in our society. Contact: 267-595-5278 Email: email@example.com Irvin B. Shannon, Executive Director
An Overview of the Harmonious Volunteer Center lies in our day-to-day work to fulfill our Mission of ”Providing Community Service” which in our perception is people helping people; Providing Volunteer Training Systems which in our perception is our ability to be as professional as we can be without changing who we are and offer our methods to others; and Assistance To Community Based Organizations which in our perception is to offer whatever resources we can to help others do good works in their areas and with their targeted groups.
Irvin B. Shannon
2703 West Silver Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132
Objective: To develop a major Nonprofit Corporation that provides Community Service; Volunteer Training Systems; and Assistance To Community Based Organizations on a National Scale.
1959 Edison Technical, Vocational, Commercial High School, Mt. Vernon, New York 10550 Diploma-Radio Engineering
1960 Essex College of Business, 1019 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 2-1/2 years Court Reporting
1965 United States Air Force Inventory Management Technical School,
1969 Trans World Airlines Customer Service Training, Laguardia Airport, Flushing, New York-Customer Service
1973 Businessmen Clearing House, Chicago, Illinois, Employment Specialist
1980 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Labor, Unemployment Division, Intermittent Intake Interviewer
1996 Metro Public Adjusters, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Licensed Public Insurance Adjuster
1996 MarRon Caterers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Assistant Business Manager
1998 to Current Harmonious Volunteer Center, Executive Director
Awards, Fellowships, Grants:
2000 *W.E. Martin Productions, Man of the Year Award,
2001 *West Chestnut Street Educational Institute, Five Star Achievement Award
2011 *Public School Notebook, Award for Distribution Services Award
2013 *Philly Rising Community Hero Award
1998 to Current Executive Director, Harmonious Volunteer Center
1998 to Present Advisory Board Member, East Parkside Residents Association
1999 to Present Advisory Board Member, United Block Captain’s Association
2000 to Present Alumni Member Civilian Philadelphia Police Academy
2013 to Present Equal Dollars Community Currency Program Volunteer Administrator
References John E. Brickhouse III, President, North Penn Civic Association, 2800 North 29th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132
Carolyn Harris, Executive Director, West Chestnut Street Educational Institute, 6027 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139
Additional References available upon request.
1. Our mission statement is: “The Harmonious Volunteer Center provides “Community Service; Volunteer Training Systems; and Assistance To Community Based Organizations”.
2. Our perception (Community Service) is neighbor helping neighbor and our organization is available to anyone in the country who makes written request for assistance. We will do what we can, with what we have, and make no promises to anyone.
3. Our perception (Volunteer Training Systems) We have the desire to produce the best qualified volunteer within our organization in order meet with whatever the situation may be, therefore, we train all of our volunteers concerning our policies, procedures, methods, etc.
4. Our perception (Assistance To Community Based Organizations) Community Based Organizations and nonprofit organizations have requested our assistance on many occasions and we have been able to comply, however, when assisting other organizations, it may be necessary for the volunteers of the HVC to comply with their rules, regulations, etc. We bring additional resources and meet with the needs and or desires of other organizations.
The Harmonious Volunteer Center works to assist community based organizations with projects that work toward the achievement of peaceful, just and equitable reltionships among people. Our organization believes that being strongly rooted in local communities will bring about the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world. Our organization works with the importance of building movements to create systemic social change and the transformation of society. We recognize young people’s ability to reshape our society athletically, educationally, and culturally as a vital force in the transformation of society.
Our organization is committed to supporting organizations and projects that recognize an appreciation of both the diversity and unity of the human family. While the Harmonious Volunteer Center strives to build equitable relationships-with our fellow human beings and with the natural environment of organization becomes creative in finding needed solutions to critical issues within our common society.
Evidence that some of the institutional and structural causes of injustice, whether physical, social or economic remain largely intact. These causes have created increasing incidences of violent crimes, increasing poverty and unemployment. It is our challenge in locating those causes and developing community based alternatives that promote a more just, nonviolent society which is at the heart of our commitment to serve.
To bring about positive and progressive actions necessary for immediate change, the Harmonious Volunteer Center introduces the BUILDING OF UNDERSERVED NEIGHBORHOODS by creating NEW (State of the Arts) COMMUNITY CENTERS in urban settings that can serve a large population and have a meaningful impact upon the lives of the participants. OUR MISSION is to “PROVIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE; VOLUNTEER TRAINING SYSTEMS; AND ASSISTANCE TO COMMUNITY BASED ORGANZIATIONS”.
Our organization’s interest in working with the building of a new community center at Chalmers Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is estimated to cost approximately three million dollars which means this would accommodate the constructional costs as well as the creation of a minimum of twenty paid volunteer positions. The results of the efforts will produce accommodations of services and programs that impacts 500,000 up to 1,000,000 citizens directly with residual effects as well. This effort includes: planning, one time construction costs, paid staffing for ten years, and facility maintenance costs.
Moto: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” Phil. 4 United Block Captains Association meets every 1st Wednesday @ 700p.m. at the H&H Development Center, 4015-17 Poplar Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20010, Philadelphia, PA 19145 Telephone: 215-662-1612 ext. 13 Offices at the Partnership CDC, 4020 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Alice Wright, President
The Harmonious Volunteer Center encourages the residents of Philadelphia to join the United Block Captain’s Association Hospital to received up to date information on how to improve quality of life issues. The Harmonious Volunteer Center will adopt a Block without a Block Captain in order to provide community engagement training, block coordination and organized block management.
The HVC Bus Club established and implemented by the Harmonious Volunteer Center provides Mini Grants to participating Community Based Organizations. A wide assortment of destinations are scheduled for member convenience and enjoyment. The membership fee is $300.00 a year per person and a full bus of 45 members produces a net profit of $425.00. This program produces employment opportunities, educational funding, economic development and assistance to community based organizations. Contact: Irvin B. Shannon 267-595-5278or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: 4 jobs are created by the membership participation with each full bus and each member is provided with a benefits package valued at thousands of dollars in personal savings. The objective of this program is to develop the movement of 100 buses daily. This is not a “selling tickets” program, it is a membership with a commitment made by each participant.
Hello citizens of the United States of America… This is Irvin B. Shannon, Executive Director, Harmonious Volunteer Center addressing you today about the available money for grassroots individuals, businesses and communities across the United States of America. There is currently one billion, two-hundred fifty million dollars available that is at our disposal to use to build ANEW in urban populations. Every State starting with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is entitled to participate in the progressive developments of building ANEW… The Plans are on the table… The planning committees are meeting… The construction teams are preparing to build… The Community Centers are ready to transform old to new… If you are interested in our wealth building programs, you are invited to contact me: Irvin B. Shannon 267-595-5278 or Email: email@example.com
ENTERTAINERS / ARTISTS OF ALL TYPES WANTED!!!
The Harmonious Volunteer Center, Talent Bank is seeking Entertainers which include singers, musicians, models, comedians, dancers, graphic arts, toast masters and masters or mistresses of ceremonies. Apply directly to the Executive Director, Irvin B. Shannon. Contact telephone: 267-595-5278 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Auditions are conducted weekly on Saturday and Sunday by appointment. The opportunity being offered is for public exposure and personal development if required. This is an immediate request for all Entertainers and you are welcomed to spread the word. Entertainers will be performing at various venues for our HVC Bus Club Members and other public audiences.