06 December 2007

Comedy is in the eye of the beholder.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pecan Praline, Peanut Butter, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), and Very Berry.

All Parfaits are $2.99 today (regularly $3.69).

The bagels, pita (wheat and white), and English Muffins have arrived. We have received our shipment and have all varieties of bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White, and Perfect 10) on hand. Come quickly, several mail orders have already laid a big claim.

Today's Charities:

Ronald McDonald House: The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. (RMHC®) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. RMHC fulfills its mission by creating innovative, effective programs that address targeted needs, and by supporting these programs and other activities conducted by its local Chapters worldwide. RMHC also awards grants to other nonprofit children’s organizations that positively impact the health and well being of children around the world.

RMHC has three core programs that help families in need: Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®. As the most well-known program, Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.

The second major program, Ronald McDonald Family Room, extends the comfort of a Ronald McDonald House into the hospital. Often located steps away from pediatric and intensive care units, a Ronald McDonald Family Room provides a place to enjoy a warm meal, talk with other parents and relax.

Through relationships with local clinical service providers, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile programs bring cost-effective, high-quality medical, dental and health education services directly to underserved children in rural and urban areas across the globe. (Text taken from the Ronald McDonald House website.)

The Conservation Fund: The Conservation Fund is the nation’s foremost environmental nonprofit dedicated to protecting America’s most important landscapes and waterways for future generations. The Conservation Fund pioneers a balanced, non-advocacy, non-membership approach to conservation, one that blends environmental and economic goals and objectives. Since its founding in 1985, the Fund has helped its partners safeguard wildlife habitat, working farms and forests, community greenspace, and historic sites totaling nearly 6 million acres nationwide.

The Conservation Fund is recognized annually as one of the nation’s top environmental organizations by two charity watchdog organizations, American Institute of Philanthropy and Charity Navigator. The Fund's commitment to donors and to fiscal responsibility is a core value that guides decision-making at all levels.

The Conservation Fund forges partnerships to conserve America’s legacy of land and water resources. Through land acquisition, sustainable programs and leadership training, the Fund and its partners demonstrate balanced conservation solutions that emphasize the integration of economic and environmental goals.

Protecting America's Land Legacy: Central to our mission, The Conservation Fund partners with government agencies and nonprofit organizations to acquire and conserve land across the country—forever protecting wildlife habitat, working landscapes, recreation areas, community green space and historic sites.

Strengthening Conservation in Local Communities: The Fund works with the public and private sectors to demonstrate sustainable solutions to complex natural resource issues through land-use planning, natural resource-based economic development and the application of innovative scientific research and technology.

Training the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders: Through its courses, workshops and seminars, the Fund provides collaborative learning experiences and approaches for diverse constituencies to constructively address conservation objectives and achieve on-the-ground results.

Providing Turnkey Conservation Services: Offering turnkey solutions, The Conservation Fund delivers real estate, strategic conservation, mitigation and land advisory services to corporations, private landowners and communities nationwide.

Recognizing and Funding Excellence in Conservation: In honor of champions of the environment and to encourage and support local conservation successes, the Fund partners with corporations, foundations and individuals to recognize outstanding leadership in conservation through award and grant programs. (Text taken from the Conservation Fund website.)

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