News Release: March 19, 2013 By: Irvin B. Shannon, Executive Director, Harmonious Volunteer Center. For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: April 20, 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, April 27th, 2013
Haverford, PA – United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 Times: 10a.m. until 2p.m.
contact: Irvin B. Shannon at: email@example.com We 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 today February 20th 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 – May 1, 2013 Harmonious Volunteer Center -Authority: Office of the Executive Director, Irvin B. Shannon - 2703 West Silver Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132 Telephone: 267-595-5278 Email: email@example.com 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. 15 plus years of organizational development has laid a foundation of providing community service; volunteer training systems; and assistance to community based organizations. 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. 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 – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Irvin B. Shannon, Executive Director
Building New (State of the Arts) Community Centers in Urban Cities is another major undertaking of the Harmonious Volunteer Center and our organization has developed a blueprint for successfully achieving new construction. There are so many positive benefits to this program, I may not be able to name all of them. But, let’s take a look at a concise view: (1) Community Organizing (2) Stakeholder Involvement (3) Corporate Cooperation (4) Financial Development (5) Job Creation (6) Volunteer Opportunities (7) Employment Training (8) Maintenance and Sustainability (9) Vendor Supports. This undertaking values at $2 million dollars and upward toward $25 millions. Contact: Irvin B. Shannon, Executive Director for more information. email@example.com Telephone 267-595-5278 or US mail: 2703 West Silver Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Help us raise $3 million dollars by shopping on line at: www.zamzuu.com/1024925. You save 30% of your shopping dollars and help us raise money too.
Temporary Aid To Needy Families (TANF) has been of a major concern at the Harmonious Volunteer Center. Those parents require training in order to qualify for employment. Those parents have one or more children and are in need of whatever help or assistance they can receive while they get their lives together. The Harmonious Volunteer Center has become a distribution partner with the Cradles To Crayons organization helping to issue toys, educational books, and clothing for children for needy families . children from newborn up to age 12 qualify to receive these gift packages. North Penn Civic Association (a member organization of the Resident’s Coalition is involved with the process of bringing joy to these children by providing space in the community center at Chalmers Park called Kids Fun Day.
If you know of a needy family, please contact us at 215-227-3622 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org to request your child’s registration form. You can also request reservation request forms from your local Day Care Center.
Everyone wants to know about the Harmonious Volunteer Center and about the work that we have been doing. Our organization is a pro active one and community involved. From the Office of the Executive Director, we have prepared for you this outline to help provide you with clarity concerning our organization and involvements. (Consider this segment a Resource Guide). Prior to and As of January 2012 you will be informed at this website: www.harmoniousvolunteercenter.org as we give you a very realistic insight. Our original logo is trees deeply planted in the grassroots of our mother earth. We will be adopting a new logo which will be the HVC Baseball cap. Our existing 28 programs will remain intact and we will list and explain each one to you here:
Good Government Program – Insures that we citizens are an informed group of voters who are aware of the legislative processes concerning our municipalities, states, and nation.
Housing Program – Will provide referrals for rentals and real estate requirements as available to us that may benefit individuals and families.
Transportation Program – Insures that we are capable of moving equipment, in-kind donations and volunteer personnel as may be necessary.
Area Beautification Program - Offers our volunteers and neighbors the opportunities to maintain safe and clean streets and parks.
Gift of Giving Program - Allows our organization to be a conduit for needy recipients in under-served neighborhoods. All types of merchandise has been made available including a Children’s program consisting of toys-educational activity books and clothing.
Recycling Program - Insures that we are providing whatever environmental justice that we can muster. Recycling with solid waste management and ecological matters. Think Green.
Computer Training Program – Teaches young and old the ABCs of the world of computers and technology. The new MCOL Techmobile increases our training capacity.
Computer Training Program – Advance understanding of computers and technology. Websites, Internet Usage, Office application programs.
Video Training Program – Where we produce graphic and audio images to review our performances and presentations as well as our imaging styles.
Public Speaking Program – Where our volunteers learn to present verbally.
Journalism Training Program- Writing skills enhanced with news reporting; newsletters; church calendars; essays; etc.
Merchandise Training Program - Builds customer service skills as well as development in inventory management, accounting, and material handling.
Donor Program – Where contributors may donate financial and in-kind supports to the Harmonious Volunteer Center.
Event Coordination Program - which is the planning of major and minor events such as festivals, fund raising events and activities.
Crime Watch Program- Anti Crime efforts requires a watchful eye at all times.
Positive Youth Development Program-Kid’s Are Creative; Kid’s Fun Day;
Talent Bank Program-Talent is found everywhere and in all disciplines. Our organization seeks talent of all types and at all levels of performance capabilities.
Adopt A Park Program-Fairmount Park System in Philadelphia is known to be one of the largest parks in the nation. There are thousands of vacant areas where houses use to stand that are now vacant lots. The HVC joins with the efforts of the City/Parks Department to reform and maintain these urban lot settings. Adopt A Tree program for children to become empowered with the care of their parks and open spaces.
Job Readiness Training Program-Ready, Able, and Willing To Work, this program assists individuals with Resume’ Writing; Interviewing Skills; Self-Worth and Confidence and more…
Urban Garden Program-Sustainability
Nutrition and Food Program-Good Health ideas, tips and techniques are offered to help people eat healthy in order to maintain good health.
Health and Medical Initiative Program
Grant Writing Training Program-For individuals and groups who wish to learn how to write a grant will learn the processes and requirements of doing so in this program.
Travel Program-We have implemented the HVC Bus Club Membership which allows our participants to travel once each month. A HVC Van Service is now being considered for small groups for shopping trips and coming soon is YTB travel for vacations. You can now make your online purchases and/or book your travel with www.zamzuu.com/1024925.
Business Opportunity Program-
More to Come …
Organizations that we have assisted are community based organizations with their own operations in various parts of the city and suburban areas. In the development of our relationships, the Harmonious Volunteer Center has been a recipient as well as the organizations being recipients of our generosity.
Seeds For Needs / United Block Captain’s Association / East Parkside Resident’s Association / Optimistic Town Watch / Non-Profit Technology Resources / United Way of SE Pennsylvania / To Our Children’s Future With Health / Bike Works / Resident’s Coalition / Multi-community Alliance / WPEB Radio Station / Public School Notebook / Equal Dollars / Endow-A-Home / Institute for Civic Values / West Chestnut Street Educational Institute / Leadership in Diversity Relationships / Lower Merion School District / Wilson School District / Sisters of the Holy Rosary / Our Mother of Good Council Church / United Calvary Baptist Church / Haines Street Baptist Church / Carpenter Street Neighbors / Williams Way Community / North Penn Civic Association / RAH Organization / 29th Street Performing Arts / Philadelphia Town Watch / Philadelphia Civilian Police Academy / Berean Institute / Schuylkill Falls School District / Resources For Human Development / Young Men of the Future / Reform Temple Wynnwood /Mayor’s Commission on Literacy/Innovative Treatment Alternatives/Widener Branch Library/National Alliance on Mental Illness/North Penn Civic Association/Wedge Behavioral Health Centers/Education Advocates/
Now that you have had some small insight into our organization, come meet some of us who volunteer daily to accommodate making our society a better place one person at a time. We are instituting needed changes within our community and improving the quality of life for those we serve.
Irvin B. Shannon- In Kind Donation – Value $15,600.00 provides Program Coordination; Instructor Services; Participant Intake, Registration, Enrollment and Orientation; Program Monitoring, Evaluations and Reporting; Assignment of Personnel; Determination of Site Facilities; Schedule of Classes. Shernal Duffy-In Kind Donation – Value $1,040.00 provides participant intake, registration, enrollment and orientation; Assists with Program Administrative services. Claude Scarborough – In Kind Donation – Value $7,800.00 provides instructions for the Train the Trainer program and specialized Tutoring services. Robert Bethel – In Kind Donation – Value $2,080.00 provides Computer Basic Awareness and Advanced Computer Classes. Delores Murphy – In Kind Donation – Value $2,080.00 provides Ms Office Program Application Instructions. Anthony Whitfield – In Kind Donation – Value $1,040.00 provides facility maintenance and safety protocols. Rashida Denise Ali- In Kind Donation – Value $4,160.00 provides Ministerial Counseling; Instructor Services; Participant Intake, Registration, Enrollment and Orientation; Program Monitoring, Evaluations and Reporting. Dr. Eric Shore – In Kind Donation – Value $2,400.00 provides Legal and Financial Management Workshops. Ramona Reid – In Kind Donation – Value $2,080.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution; Solicitation of Student Participants. Uda Bartholomew –In Kind Donation – Value $2,400.00 provides Vocational Liberation Workshops for Job Preparation and Soft Skills development. Calvin Davis – In Kind Donation – Value $1,040.00 provides facility security services. Lukeshia Rhoades – In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. Lashonda Williams – In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. Ethel Hall – In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. Nydeah Cornelius- In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. Pamela Lane-In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. Quiana Harrington-In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. Darrell Barksdale-In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. Johnathan Santiago-In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. John Morgan-In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. Evan Holley-In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. David David Green-In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. Wilma Staton-In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution. Micheal McCain – In Kind Donation – Value $500.00 provides Community Outreach Services; Literature Distribution.
Vincent Vaccariello – In Kind Donation – Value $3,000.00 provides coordination services for Veterans with the National Remember our Troops Campaign.
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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 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: email@example.com or Contact: Shannon at 215-227-3622 or 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.
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