Rachel Lee of Armistead Caregiver Services Wins a $20,000.00 Grant from the Eileen Fisher Clothing Company

first_imgShelburne, VT Rachel Lee, President of Armistead Caregiver Services, has been presented a $20,000.00 grant from the Eileen Fisher Company. The award to Armistead, one of five $20,000.00 Eileen Fisher Grants, was the only award given to a for-profit business. Armistead was singled out from over 250 other for-profit applicants nationally. The grant, for growth and development, will aid Armistead in service expansion to Addison and Franklin Counties. Armistead provides non-medical caregiver services to the elderly and adults with disabilities.I was really impressed that Eileen Fisher chose to award money to a for-profit business and, specifically, a business owned by a woman, says Lee. Ms. Fisher, President and owner of a successful womens clothing line, developed the grants as a means of promoting the growth of fledgling businesses and non-profit organizations that promote the health, independence and empowerment of women.The Eileen Fisher 20th Anniversary Grants were presented on October 20th at a luncheon in the home of Ms. Fisher in Irvington, New York.last_img read more

GVC pledges to double research donation as part of new safer gambling campaign

first_img Related Articles FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings has pledged to double its donations towards research education and treatment of problem gambling as part of its new global responsible gambling campaign.The ‘Changing for the Bettor’ campaign will facilitate a new five year, $5 million partnership with problem gambling research unit – Division on Addiction, which will improve access to anonymised player data across its services.GVC’s Director of Responsible Gaming Grainne Hurst said: “Whilst the vast majority of our customers enjoy playing with us in a safe and fun environment we are aware that for some players, gambling can impact their lives negatively.“We are committed to leading the industry in minimising potential harm caused by problem gambling. “That is why we are today launching Changing for the Bettor and have partnered with Harvard faculty at the Division on Addiction to help us to better understand and tackle the issues around problem gambling.”The gambling group’s chief executive, Kenneth Alexander, has long been an advocate for betting leaders to commit to gambling advertising restraints to protect younger audiences from engaging with gambling-related content. In October 2018, Alexander told City AM that industry competitors bet365, William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair must collaborate to minimise the saturation of betting/gambling related adverts being broadcast to UK audiences. He stated at the time: “We should make the changes collaboratively with the rest of the industry, which might be difficult, and ultimately it’s up to the government to decide if they want to legislate or not.”Kenneth Alexander’s autumn 2018 statement,  betting’s Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (‘IGRG’) has moved to enforce a stronger advertising code for UK operators, which will see a ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on all TV betting-related adverts broadcast during pre-watershed live sports programming (inbound July 2019)Dr Howard Shaffer, who is a director at Division on Addiction, added: “It is only by taking an evidence-based approach to examining gambling that we can develop better strategies and tools to limit its potential to cause harm.“The collaboration with GVC that we have announced today will play a significant role in advancing our knowledge about gambling and intemperate gambling and is warmly welcomed.” Share Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020last_img read more