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In Final Public Appearance, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Spreads the Warmth With Coat and Sock Giveaway for Those in Need

Jesse White will give away 500 coats and 200 socks, donated by Ann Jhin, to the local community. Afterward, a ‘Thank You’ celebration will be held to honor Jesse White and his accomplishments.

In Final Public Appearance, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Spreads the Warmth With Coat and Sock Giveaway for Those in Need
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Jesse White, in partnership with Ann Jhin, will give away 500 coats and 200 socks to the local Chicago community.

CHICAGO – November 30, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022,  Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will host his final public appearance with a coat and sock giveaway to those in need at the Jesse White Community Center at 11 a.m. Chicago-based entrepreneur Ann Jhin, CEO of Jinny Beauty Supply, the largest multicultural and ethnic beauty supply distributor in the world, graciously purchased and donated all 500 coats and 200 Bombas socks for this giveaway to the local community. Following the giveaway, there will be a performance by the internationally renowned Jesse White Tumblers, who have been helping impact the lives of thousands of young Illinoisans for more than 60 years. As a “thank you” to Secretary of State Jesse White, who has served for nearly a quarter-century, Eli’s Cheesecake will present a celebratory cake in honor of Jesse White’s accomplishments throughout his career in Illinois and beyond. 

This “Thank You Celebration” will mark Jesse White’s final appearance before he departs the political stage. All are welcome to join and celebrate his work with Illinois, the community, and all those that have been impacted by his honorable career. Jesse White is Illinois’ 37th Secretary of State. White was first elected to the office in 1998 and won landslide victories in 2002, in which he won all 102 counties, and again in 2006 and 2010. On Nov. 4, 2014, White was re-elected to a record-breaking fifth term, winning another landslide victory by a 2-to-1 margin in which he earned over 2.3 million votes statewide — more than 230,000 votes than any other statewide constitutional candidate. White became Illinois’ longest-serving Secretary of State on May 30, 2014.

Before his election as Secretary of State, he played professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs organization, which was followed by a 33-year career with the Chicago public school system as a teacher and administrator. Jesse White also served as Cook County Recorder of Deeds, served 16 years in the Illinois General Assembly and served our country as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division and as a member of the Illinois National Guard and Reserve.

All are welcome to celebrate Jesse White’s “Thank You” Celebration. 

Details about the event:
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Jesse White Community Center, 410 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654

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pixiv Announces a Christmas Charity Partnership With Book Santa, a Social Welfare Project Providing Books to Children

For every Christmas-themed novel or essay submitted, a donation of 500 yen

TOKYO – December 1, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

pixiv Inc. (headquarters: Tokyo, Shibuya ward, Representative Director: Shingo Kunieda, hereinafter, “pixiv”) will be supporting the children’s book social welfare project Book Santa, operated by the NPO Charity Santa (office: Tokyo, Chiyoda ward, Representative Director: Natsuki Kiyosuke) to launch “pixiv Novel Children’s Charity Project Book Santa 2022.”

Event Page: https://www.pixiv.net/novel/contest/booksanta2022

Book Santa was launched in 2017 as a social welfare project aimed at delivering books to disadvantaged children throughout Japan who would be facing difficulties at Christmastime due to poverty, natural disasters, illness or other reasons.

For the pixiv Novel Children’s Charity Project “Book Santa 2022” campaign, when pixiv users post novels or essays with a Christmas theme along with the tag “Book Santa 2022” (ブックサンタ2022 in Japanese), pixiv will make a donation to the NPO Charity Santa for each work posted. The funds donated will be used for Charity Santa operational expenses and for purchasing books to give to children.

Users’ writings can help connect children with new books. pixiv is looking forward to enthusiastic submissions.

pixiv Novel Children’s Charity Project ‘Book Santa 2022’

Event Page: https://www.pixiv.net/novel/contest/booksanta2022

Event Period: Friday, Nov. 25, to Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. JST

Event Outline: For this event, pixiv is looking for novels or essays with a Christmas theme. Users can post their work on pixiv novels with the entry tag “ブックサンタ2022” and pixiv Inc. will donate 500 JPY for each submission to the NPO Charity Santa. 

Submission Theme

pixiv is looking for novels and essays on the theme of Christmas — childhood Christmases or memories of Santa Claus, stories of Christmases in adulthood, stories of strange or funny presents, and more.

How to Enter

Write a novel that fits the theme and submission format, then post it to pixiv Novels using the entry tag “ブックサンタ2022.”

* Works posted between midnight on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, and Sunday, Dec. 25, at 11:59 p.m. JST with the tag “ブックサンタ2022” will be eligible for donation.

For details, please refer to the entry guidelines on the event page.

About Book Santa https://booksanta.charity-santa.com/

Book Santa was founded in 2017 with the mission of donating books to disadvantaged children throughout Japan. Operated by the NPO Charity Santa, Book Santa partners with children’s support organizations and booksellers throughout the country.

pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/about.php?lang=en

pixiv is a social networking service for creators, focused on “communication through sharing works.” It launched in September 2007 as a specialized service for presentation and exchange of artistic works (illustrations, manga, and novels) based on the philosophy of “creating a space for making artistic activities more fun.” Currently, pixiv has more than 84 million registered users.

pixiv Inc. https://www.pixiv.co.jp
Representative Director: Shingo Kunieda
Date Founded: July 25, 2005
Contact: Muramatsu or Takahashi
E-mail address: [email protected]

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Black Women in Ministry to Host Gala at National Press Club for Women Faith Leaders

Black Women in Ministry to Host Gala at National Press Club for Women Faith LeadersR.E.A.L. Black Women in Ministry Thrive Initiative, funded by the Lilly Endowment and co-sponsored by the Global Black Women’s Chamber of Commerce, will Honor ‘She-Roes’

WASHINGTON – November 30, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Three hundred trailblazing Black women faith leaders from across the country will convene at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, this Friday, Dec. 2, 6-10 p.m. for a gala recognizing 20 outstanding “She-roes.” The event is part of an unprecedented effort to mentor emerging Black female clergy taking the reins of an almost exclusively male-led religious sector of American life.

Hosting the ceremony will be President Obama’s appointee, the Honorable (Reverend Dr.) Suzan D. Johnson Cook, the first woman and African-American to be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Dr. Cook was also the first woman president of the legendary Hampton Ministers’ Conference, a major association of Black clergy, denominations, and institutions. Now in her 40th year of ordained ministry, Ambassador Cook has dedicated this season of her work “not to retiring, but to inspiring.” 

Among the honorees will be Turner Theological Seminary of Atlanta’s first African-American female president, Dr. Ammie L. Davis, the first Black woman to lead a Baptist missions agency, Dr. Gina Stewart, and the First Lady of the 1.3 million-member Full Gospel Movement, Elder Debra Morton. 

Dr. Johnson Cook said, “You can’t keep good women down. The strength of their character, charisma, spirit, and intellect causes them to rise to the top. These women and the generations that will follow them constitute the soul of America. They are, in fact, the keepers of our country’s soul and conscience, and they inspire us all to rise to our very best, as they have done.”

Proceeds from the dinner will help establish the first-ever Women in Ministry Center on an HBCU campus, reflecting the objectives of Women on the World Stage, “leadership development for enhancing, empowering, equipping, and advancing women.”

The event invites reporters to attend. 

To arrange interviews, contact Jeri Wright at 312-607-3848 or [email protected]

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Stone Rivers’ New Book ‘Suicide Killer: The Manager’ Explores the High Scrutiny and Judgment Faced by Those in Law Enforcement While Trying to Protect and Serve

NEW YORK – November 30, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Fulton Books author Stone Rivers, who spent over 20 years in law enforcement, has completed his most recent book “Suicide Killer: The Manager”: a gripping story of a sergeant who falls under extreme scrutiny while doing his job and a dangerous unknown killer on the loose.

“There are times in every person’s life when a decision must be made,” writes Rivers. “Take the punch from the 8th grade bully or fight him. Allow a kid to be bullied in high school, let a drunk girl be taken away by ‘a friend’ in college. All youngsters’ decisions, but grow older, and things change. A lady in the office may be sexually harassed. A fellow you know, who is gay, might be set out among his peers. All this can or cannot be tolerated or addressed. That is entirely up to the individual. One can simply walk away and nobody would bat an eye or think twice.

“A cop, Agent, Trooper or deputy cannot just ignore things. At one time, every one of these people raised a hand and said ‘I swear’ so those folks cannot just walk away. They stand and deliver because it is right. Standalone sometimes and pay the price. Divorce, internal affairs, or death. That’s the choices, but they manage to do the right thing every day. It is not just the job, but service to the community that drives most of these professionals.  As hokey as it might sound to those who don’t understand, they live by two words—protect and serve.”

Published by Fulton Books, Stone Rivers’ book is a thrilling tale full of suspense and shocking twists as Sergeant Alastor Simms does his best to protect civilians from a dangerous killer while facing backlash for performing his duty. Expertly paced and character-driven, Rivers weaves an intricate plot that explores how the police are viewed by the public and often mistreated for doing their jobs to the best of their abilities.

Readers who wish to experience this enthralling work can purchase “Suicide Killer: The Manager” at select bookstores or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes & Noble.

Please direct all media inquiries to Author Support via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 877-210-0816.

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