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Ray Jacobs Invites You to Make a Contribution to ToyMakers of East Lake

Volunteers Work Hard to Champion the Initiatives of ToyMakers of East LakeRecently, Ray Jacobs of Palm Harbor, Florida, the president of the Tarpon Woods Action Committee, took up a great cause by volunteering for the ToyMakers of East Lake.

Mr. Jacobs’ story is a testament to the innate generosity, compassion and sense of giving  that lies within all of mankind, as he was compelled to help the organization to make toys for deserving children. After long having been admired by the members of his community for his innovative thinking and hard work, Mr. Jacobs was prompted to help others. He joined ToyMakers of East Lake and placed himself in a position of benevolence by participating in activities that would someday enable children to smile, one toy at a time.

Mr. Jacobs, a professional with a lofty background which also encompasses that of the position as president the Local Homeowners’ Association, has since been making toys for the organization with a mission to provide brightly painted, simple wooden toys to children in physical or emotional distress.

From Toymakersofeastlake.org:

The ToyMakers began in 1982 when Jim McCullagh was advised that his grandchild didn’t have any toys to play with while in All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. He realized that there was a need and enlisted the help of his boy-hood friend, Bruce Pahl. They and their wives started making simple, colorful wooden toys. These toys were given to All Children’s Hospital, then to local Ronald McDonald Houses, and other local agencies. The ToyMakers grew by word of mouth and now has over 200 volunteers in several states.

The ToyMakers tradition continues today. We have made and distributed over 350,000 toys to this date. All are wooden, no metal anywhere, and brightly colored. We have even made a special toy that has a “handle” for children with muscular dystrophy. We are always adding new children’s agencies in the United States as well as special situations in other countries.

child care boy toyThroughout the years The ToyMakers have been blessed with individuals and organizations who have donated monies and products. When you consider that we go through about 36,000 various size wheels, thousands of dowels for axles, and untold gallons of spray and liquid paints every year, not to mention repairs to our machines, you can understand our very deep appreciation of our Sponsors. We proudly list them in this web site as our partners in this mission. The ToyMakers have also been fortunate to receive recognition for our work with a Silver Good Citizenship Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution and as a Runner-up in the Min-Wax Community Craftsman Awards. We are deeply appreciative for the recognition.

In addition to his work with The ToyMakers, Mr. Jacobs also writes an informative article for the community newsletter. He encourages everyone to support this worthy cause.

Contact The ToyMakers of East Lake today to learn how you can help.

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Christine Marie Offers Help for Victims of Abuse through Voices of Dignity

Christine MarieChristine Marie is the Founder of Voices for Dignity, an awareness campaign that was established with an aim to speak out against the abuse, exploitation, and humiliation of human beings.

Ms. Marie has made great strides in her entrepreneurial endeavors, and her establishment of founder of Voices for Dignity, an organization that offers technology, web sites, content and resources for individuals and organizations that take a stand against human trafficking, religious abuse and other forms of exploitation of women, has garnered her an abundance of recognition from victims everywhere. Voices for Dignity also provides empowering photography and mentoring in online media to help survivors heal, grow, and share their stories.

A victim of manipulation, Ms. Marie advises others who seek an outlet, or a shoulder, or direction, after suffering abuse at the hands of another.

“I’m telling it publicly to warn people that anyone can become a victim of a psychopath,” she recently told The Huffington Post. “It took eight years of therapy to realize it was not my fault.”

The organization has demonstrated revolutionary initiatives in the name of “compassionism” (compassionate activism), which includes holding the media and people in power accountable when they re-traumatize trauma victims. The foundation has been lauded as a standout resource for victims of trauma for its visually stunning and creatively written media, which has helped activists educate and restore the dignity of survivors.

If you are interested in volunteering, or if you would like to learn more about how you can help Voices for Dignity, please click here.

Christine Marie Heads Voices For Dignity, an Awareness Campaign that Speaks Out Against Human Trafficking, Religious Abuse and Exploitation

Christine Marie Heads Voices For Dignity, an Awareness Campaign that Speaks Out Against Human Trafficking, Religious Abuse and Exploitation

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AAron Cutrono Provides Aid for the Children of Fallen Soldiers with Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc.

Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc. Supports the Families of Fallen SoldiersAAron Cutrano is the President and Founder of Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides support for the children of soldiers from Arizona who sacrificed their lives for the country they loved.

Through the vision of Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc., the children of Arizona’s fallen heroes can carry on their dreams of continuing their education to become viable members of society. Money is raised through the help of their community via fundraising activities throughout the year, including various events, raffles, auctions, annual motorcycle runs, and personal and corporate donations. To this end, Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc. is dedicated to supAaron Cutranoporting children in need in Arizona. Their call is honoring those who fought and died in conflicts beginning with Operation Desert Storm through the present. Many Arizona-based service men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and their hope is to give back in any way they can.

Mr. Cutrano was inspired to establish the organization after he recognized that there was a need for the state of Arizona to help the children of fallen soldiers. He attributes its success to the honesty and trust that he has built up over the years. His open book policy makes his foundation very attractive to contributors. Mr. Cutrano constantly promotes the organization’s services, where he and others strive to raise funds for the children of fallen troops from Arizona that served in the Armed Forces of the United States during the Middle East conflicts. He meets with trusted and committed sponsors and raises community awareness, and also applies for grants. Mr. Cutrano is dedicated to helping the families of the men and women who died while serving their country bravely.

Learn more about Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc. by visiting their website at http://cutranoaztrooprun.org

OUR MISSION

Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide educational funding in the form of scholarships to children of fallen troops from Arizona that served in the Armed Forces of the United States during the Middle East Conflicts.
The funding will be awarded to selected applicants through the age of 21 for educational necessities (i.e. books, basic school supplies, summer camp, computers, etc.)
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Gail Ruth Peterson Helps Widows and Widowers Continue to Go for their Goals after Spouses’ Deaths

Gail Ruth Peterson helps women unite to accomplish their goals after their spouses' deathsGail Ruth Peterson, along with her new husband, Mike, is the Director and Co-Founder of The Widow’s Peek, Inc., a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization which offers resources and support for widows and widowers around the world. At the helm of the organization, Mrs. Peterson is responsible for writing curriculum to help widows and widowers realize there is still something for them to do after a spouse’s death. She is also currently in charge of writing a training program, and of coordinating and overseeing monthly events. She is also in the process of a newsletter with encouraging stories.

Mr. & Mrs. Peterson were inspired to become involved in the profession by the experiences that they encountered after they each became widowed in 2008. After participating in a grief program, Mrs. Peterson took a life coaching course and felt a need for a widows’ program. Mrs. Peterson is personally involved in grief ministry and is gifted in the area of writing and art. She has written a number of books: “Who am I without Him?”; “Kimmie Meets Jesus”; “Pete’s Move to Grandma and Grandpa”; “Jacob Wins a Soccer Game”; and “Cadin’s Heavenly Father.”

Since having served as an agent of positive change in the lives of many, Mrs. Peterson attributes her success to God, seeing the needs of others, and wanting her life to be useful. She is not afraid to try new things or make mistakes. In looking forward to a bright future, Mrs. Peterson wants to travel to various areas in Africa, and have more opportunity to share the facts of a widow’s life in the U.S. She believes that there is a healthy way to be healed and move on, and she wants to make her resources more known.

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Aurora Juliana Ariel, PhD Inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who for Excellence in her Pioneering Work in Psychology

Dr. Ariel found the cause of suffering and developed a cure to help end suffering on Earth

MALIBU, CA, August 25, 2013, Aurora Juliana Ariel, Founder, Chairwoman, and CEO of the Institute of AdvancedDr. Aurora Juliana Ariel, PhD Healing, TheQuest University, and AEOS, has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in the Human Potential Movement through years of pioneering work in the field of psychology resulting in landmark discoveries and tools to heal and ailing humanity.

#1 best selling author, Creator of TheQuest, and award-winning author of the Earth 2012-33 series, Dr. Ariel earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Greenwich University with 4.0 GPA, a M.A. in psychology through the University of Santa Monica, graduating with honors, a B.A. in Psychology through Honolulu University, and holds over 38 certificates in advanced healing modalities. She has released 34 music, books, and audio CDs since 2008 through her multimedia production company, AEOS: 7 books (co-author of 2 others), 11 life transforming audio CDs and 16 music CDs, with much more to come.

ariel, aurora juliana logo2After years of dedicated research and work to find the cause of suffering and a cure, Dr. Ariel founded the Institute of Advanced Healing, a non-profit organization in 2000. Her research directly in the human psyche culminated in her discovery that the unconscious holds the key to understanding humanity’s true potential. One of her landmark discoveries was finding that subconscious programs are the cause of all adverse conditions, blocking an individual’s full potential from being realized. By systematically isolating each subconscious component, applying TheQuest healing technology, Dr. Ariel found she was able to reprogram patterns so people could live healthier happier lives. The effects are life changing. She has successfully worked with youth at risk, addicts, abusers and the abused, people with serious illnesses, including mental conditions, PTSD, and trauma, and a host of dysfunctional personality traits and life conditions with tremendous results. After years of miraculous results from this work, she is dedicated to bringing out the principles and practice of TheQuest worldwide. Her dream is that her life’s work can change lives throughout the planet. Once individuals are restored to their innate identity, they are free to fulfill their highest potential. As Dr. Ariel puts it, “When you heal your life, you change your destiny.”

Institute of Advanced HealingShe developed TheQuest Self Healing System (book, audio CD and healing journal) as an essential element in rehabilitation models for abused women, youth at risk, addicts, prisoners, veterans with PTSD, and individuals with brain chemistry disorders (mental illness). She believes the stigma of mental illness will be gone in 10 years, once people understand brain chemistry imbalances can be healed by the advances she (and other) pioneering doctors have made in the field of Neuroscience.

Numerous cutting edge programs are also available to the public, including her Total Life Transformation, Miracle Weight Loss, Addiction Release, After Rehab, Brain Chemistry Balance, Relationship Healing, and Women’s Empowerment programs. Understanding how quickly lives can be restored and potentials actualized when applying TheQuest self-healing technology, she released her groundbreaking book, TheQuest: Heal Your Life, Change Your Destiny worldwide Christmas 2009. She then began offering the Ebook FREE forever via her websites, so that it could reach everyone in need of healing regardless of their financial situation.

Dr. Ariel also developed 7 level courses through TheQuest University, IOAH’s sister division for the layperson as well as health care professionals. She is now creating a Virtual School with ‘live classrooms’ available to students around the world. Graduates of TheQuest Life Coach and Counselor Certification Course will be supported to serve their communities worldwide with chapters in their respective areas similar to the model chapter Dr. Ariel created in Aspen, Colorado in 2005, providing counseling, coaching, support groups, classes, community outreach and services.

The Institute of Advanced Healing is currently seeking funding to set up its international headquarters to host many of her cutting edge programs, advanced Health Center, launch TheQuest University’s virtual school and the first pilot programs to showcase how TheQuest rehabilitation models can change many conditions once thought incurable.

Born into a lineage of entrepreneurs, Dr. Ariel attributes her success to her inner drive and passion to help others, which ignited in her teens when her mother became severely ill. She has headed her own companies since her twenties including a seafood distribution company with products in all major supermarket chains (Safeway, Foodland, Buttreys and Star) spanning 5 states in the Northwest at 24, sharing her father’s global vision and pioneering spirit. A pioneer in shrimp farming, he also became one of the top distributors of seafood in the world with companies in 5 countries. Her grandfather was a doctor and stockbroker in Beverly Hills, California. She also takes after both her grandmothers who loved their gardens, culinary arts, and their families.

A dedicated mother of four and grandmother of three, Aurora’s youthfulness, health, vitality, and passion for life comes from applying the Optimum Health and Lifestyle Programs she provides for others. “TheQuest,” she says, “has been a continual ally, helping her through the most difficult challenges.” She has been the proving ground for her life’s work, the results of which gave her a love for helping transform the lives of others. She enjoys spending her free time in nature, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snorkeling with dolphins and turtles amidst beautiful coral gardens, whale watching, traveling to exotic locations, exploring ancient sites, enjoying other cultures, cultural events, concerts and films, and healthy international cuisine.

Dr. Ariel has garnered a reputation of distinction over the course of an illustrious career, earning the following awards and accolades for her outstanding achievements:

Number One Bestselling Author (2012)

Visionary Award for her First Book, “Earth 2012-33: The Ultimate Quest, How to Find Peace in a World of Chaos.” (2009)

Endorsements from Leaders in the Human Potential Movement, including Jack Canfield (“Chicken Soup For the Soul” Series), Wayne Dyer, Dr. John Gray (“Men are from Mars, Women from Venus”), Jared Rosen, Alan Cohen, Dr. Harold Bloomfield, Dr. Leonard Laskow and others

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