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Local Businesses Unite, Calling an End to Youth Homelessness

Monday, November 2, 2009 General News J E 4
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 STANDUP FOR KIDS has been chosen by STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD's "Featured Charity" program where thousands of local businesses are being asked to join forces for charity www.starkart.net/charity. Momentum is building in preparation for November's National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Local business owners throughout the country, who are doing business with STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, are displaying posters and encouraging their customers to donate.

The "Calling an End to Youth Homelessness" campaign has these businesses collecting old cell phones or urging patrons to text HUNGRY to 85944 and make a $5.00 donation. These participating businesses can be found by visiting www.starkart.net/charity. In addition, for each STARKART grocery ad sold in the fourth quarter of 2009, STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD will make a contribution.

Each quarter, STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD unites local businesses with charities to raise awareness and donations. "The goal is to harness the extraordinary power of the more than forty million local businesses throughout North America to give support to these charities," said Jeffrey Rosenthal, CEO of STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

Founded by long-time industry leader Jeffrey Rosenthal, STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD allows the local business the ability to become the best known business of its type in the community, by using traditional and cutting edge marketing.

STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS' STARKART campaigns feature businesses in the more than 10,000 grocery stores throughout the country while STARMAIL keeps the businesses in touch with their customers through its innovative on-line marketing program. For more information, please visit www.starkart.net.

STANDUP FOR KIDS:

STANDUP FOR KIDS is a national non-profit volunteer outreach organization, now in 43 cities. Volunteers make a difference in the lives of at risk youths by "going to the streets." These dedicated volunteers find, stabilize and help homeless and street kids improve their lives. The mission of STANDUP FOR KIDS is guided by the mandate that volunteers shall tell kids they care about them and then, at every point, prove it.

Press Contact Tiffani Tendell press@roseadvertising.net

SOURCE STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
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