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Sustainable Sciences Institute is making it possible for public health communities and systems that are in need of funding in order to conduct their resources and service to have the capital to continue their work. Without Sustainable Sciences Institute, the health community would be lacking the benefit of some great minds and research.

We are so proud to announce the partnership between Harrington Group and Sustainable Sciences Institute. We are proud to add you to our esteemed list of clients. We hope that through our service we can help to make your job a little easier.

Thank you so much for joining our family.
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This month, the Harrington Group’s Client Spotlight is focusing on The Children’s Home of Stockton. The Children’s Home of Stockton got its start in 1882 when a group of women formed the Ladies Aide Society of Stockton,  their goal was to provide charitable services to the community of stockton. One year later, the Ladies Aide had their first big accomplishment, opening up a children’s home in a rented house. From there, the Children’s Home evolved, going through its first major period of change between 1908 and 1912 when there were enough funds raised to begin building a permanent structure for the home. Funds were raised, doubled by a philanthropist, an architect was hired and a home was built that could house up to 100 children. The home evolved more over the years, it expanded to include the behaviorally and emotionally challenged youth, and added an annex to make room for older children and teens that needed housing. In 1995, the home underwent its second biggest transitional period, with a huge fund raising campaign and the building of new facilities.



Today, the Children’s Home mission statement is “To give at-risk youth a chance for a productive life through treatment and education in a safe nurturing environment.” Guided by this mission statement, the Children’s Home offers services to children and their families in need regardless of their age or race.

The programs offered through the Children’s Home are Educational services in a K-12 non-public school setting and professional counseling in a residential treatment setting addressing child and adolescent needs and problems, i.e. depression, bereavement, anxiety, child abuse, sexual abuse and sexual concerns, other interpersonal problems, individual adjustments, family problems, parent/child conflicts, mental illness, social, vocational and independent living skills and other individual and family needs.

The Children’s Home offers Vocational and Emancipation Services where they provide assistance and training in a number of areas to help to prepare the teens with the skills necessary to get a job and live life on their own without additional assistance. The Home also offers Recreation Therapy where they offer a wide variety of recreational activities to the children in an attempt to offer recreational therapy teaching the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition to the other services, the Home also offers Health Care and Nutritional Services, each child undergoes a physical assessment when they come to the Home and their health issues are managed and maintained until they leave.

Harrington Group is proud of the work and care that the Children’s Home of Stockton provides for the youth in need of their community. We are happy that we get the opportunity to work with the Children’s Home and play a small roll in all the good that they do.
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At Harrington Group, when we take a look at our client list, we are always so proud to realize the long list of services that are provided to communities all over by the work that our clients do. We are honored to serve them all and use our knowledge to help the causes that each one of them holds so dear.

We would like to thank One Justice for trusting us to help and serve them. We will do everything we can to make it so you can focus on what is really important, the people you are trying to help. One Justice provides free legal help to those in need.

We believe in your mission and we are happy to have you as a part of the Harrington Group family!
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One thing that our clients all have in common is their selfless acts of service to their communities, whether that be through local service or service that spans the globe. Right now, we wanted to take a few minutes and say a big thank you to Mending Kids for the amazing job you do helping children in need all over the world.

Mending Kids provides “life changing surgical care” to those children who need it the most, all over the world. Mending Kids is truly changing lives. It is a huge job, and we are so happy here at Harrington Group to have the opportunity to take a little off your plate so you can do even more.

Thank you for choosing us, and for everything that you do for the children of the world.
Welcome to the Harrington Group family.
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We wanted to take a minute today and welcome one of our new clients to the Harrington Group family. Stephen S. Wise Temple has recently joined us, and we could not be more proud to have them on board.

We are always immensely proud of our clients and the work that they do. We want to thank everyone at Stephen S. Wise Temple for the time they invest in promoting education and social justice within their community.

We are proud you have chosen Harrington Group to help you in your journey, and we will do our best to serve you with excellence each day.
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At Harrington Group, Nothing is more important to us than our clients. Each and every one of the organizations that we are lucky enough to serve do something great for their communities and offer a service for the betterment of the people within their network.

We would like to take a minute to say a big welcome to our new clients, REDF (Roberts Enterprise Development Fund), and let you know how excited we are to have you as part of the growing Harrington Group family.

As always, we are honored to be a part of helping you do what you do, and we are proud that you chose us to help you in your journey of activism.

Thank you for all you do! We look forward to moving your business forward with service that will surpass your expectations.
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When you are one of the members of a nonprofit, you are throwing everything that you have into your current project and working every day for your cause. Activism is nothing new to you, but those who new to the nonprofit scene may not fully understand just how much weight and importance this one word can have. Activism is at the core of every nonprofit and it is the driving force that results in so many causes reaping the benefits of having advocates who work hard for them.

Activism is defined as “consisting of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis.” The fantastic thing about activism is that it can be present in so many forms. Any one person who is so inspired can perform activism on their own in many different ways, as they see fit, in order to show advocacy for the cause that they feel passionately about. You do not have to be the founder of the next major nonprofit to show that you care, that can come later. You can show your dedication and willingness to help a cause that you feel strongly about through reaching out to community leaders, drawing awareness and giving a voice to those that you wish to help.

Your inspiration for activism can come from anywhere, if you leave yourself open to experiencing the world around you with empathy, you will see that there is so much good that you can do for your local and global community. You can make a difference, through your activism, you can set in motion change that has the potential to make lives better and positively impact society as a whole.

If you want to get involved in social change through activism, there are just a few simple steps you need to follow. First, find what motivates you, what are you passionate about? If you are in need of a little inspiration, you can take a walk through your neighborhood, see what you notice around you. Go home and do a search for local charities and nonprofits, while you are at it, do a little research into activism and the different ways you could make a difference. If you want to dig a little deeper and expand your research to the global scale search #Activism and you will find a wealth of inspiration from all over the world, in many shapes and forms.

Once you have a cause, and you know how you think you want to start your work, look into whether or not there is an existing effort for your particular cause, is there an existing organization, local or other that you may be able to donate your time to? If there is, great! Get involved! If there is no existing effort, you will need to start your own, get the word out. Gain the support of your peers and contact the leaders of your community to get them to take notice.

It may seem like a huge task, but just remember, you have to start somewhere. You will make a difference through your activism, you have the potential to set something in motion that will make the world a better place.
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We support our clients at Harrington Group, nothing is more important to us than those inspiring organizations that we are lucky enough to work with on a daily basis. That is why when members of our team were nominated to take part in the ALS #icebucketchallenge, we had no choice but to do it and were happy to jump at the chance to cool off, donate money and raise awareness for such a great cause, and of course, support the fundraising efforts of one of our amazing clients.

In case you have somehow missed it, like you don’t have facebook, or your friends suffer from aquaphobia, ALSA.org launched a campaign earlier this year that went viral this summer and has completely taken off like wild fire across the internet and social media using the hashtags #icebucketchallenge, #ALSicebucketchallenge, and #strikeoutals.

In July Matt Lauer took the #ALSicebucketchallenge on air, and since a slew of celebrities have since joined in the fun, everyone from Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston to Eminem and Tina Fey. The “rules” can be found on the ALS website, along with videos of some of the MANY who have participated worldwide. The key components of the challenge being, raise awareness for the cause, dump cold water on head, and donate. Of course liberties have been taken and folks all across the internet have put their creativity to use for a great cause, creating some very clever and entertaining variations on the original challenge.

The success of this viral campaign cannot be ignored. To date, the #icebucketchallenge has raised $79.7 million in donations...and is still going strong! ALS is becoming a household topic of conversation and through the awareness and fundraising this campaign has brought, the global community only stands to benefit in the progress made to fight ALS.

The Harrington Group team likes to jump in and get our hands dirty, or wet, when we can in support of a good cause. So take a minute and enjoy watching some of our team taking the challenge to #strikeoutals. Take a look at these videos on our facebook page of partners Sean Cain and Carlos Davis taking the #ALSicebucketchallenge, and give us a like while you're at it. Afterwards, if you feel so inclined, grab a bucket and join the fun. It feels good to do good!

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Ozzie Torres has accepted Sean Cain's nomination to take the #alsicebucketchallenge! Check out the video on our facebook page! Who does he challenge next?


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This month the Client Spotlight on Harrington Group’s blog is focusing close to home on HEAR Center in Pasadena, CA. HEAR Center is Pasadena’s leading speech and hearing clinic and the only non-profit of its kind in the San Gabriel Valley.  HEAR Center’s services include Pediatric Speech Therapy and Pediatric and Adult Audiology—including full Audiological testing and Hearing Aid Dispensing.  In addition to their clinical services, HEAR Center conducts over 100 free community screenings each year as well as free follow-up tests for those who are in need.
 
Founded in 1954, HEAR Center was the first organization in the United States to perform infant hearing testing and then provide amplification for those babies diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing.  Founder Ciwa Griffiths, ED.D was a teacher for the deaf when she developed the Auditory Approach, the main components of therapy being early identification of the hearing problem, treatment with hearing aids, and then the training needed to teach the act of listening and speaking. The main idea behind the Auditory Approach is that if you can identify a child with a hearing loss early in their life and have the chance to treat that loss with a hearing device early on, you increase the chances of that child being able to develop normal speech and language through therapy.
 
Today, HEAR Center’s mission is to help individuals at all stages of life be active participants in the hearing and speaking world.  With an emphasis on providing first-rate care to all, regardless of the ability to pay, they fill a vital role in the Pasadena healthcare community.  Their vision is to be a “Center of Excellence in providing expertise, assistance, compassion, and technology to all those with hearing loss or speech and language impairments as well as those who care for them.”
 
Led by Executive Director (and longtime HEAR Center Audiologist), Ellen Simon, the HEAR Center operates by a list of core values that influence all of their communication and the work they do on a daily basis. “We are committed to meeting the highest levels of service by ensuring we are accountable and responsive to the communities we serve and focused on making a difference;  we foster and honor strong relationships with our partners and affiliates; our choices are driven by continuous improvement and innovation and aims for excellence and integrity; and our practices reflect a commitment to cultural diversity and the knowledge necessary to serve our members with respect and competence,” explains Simon.
 
Community members in need of hearing aid, audiology or speech services not only receive exceptional, state-of-the-art care at HEAR Center, but they also know that the fees for their services in turn help those who are less fortunate and cannot afford the care they need.
 
We are proud at Harrington Group to have the opportunity to serve HEAR Center.
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This month, Harrington Group’s Partner Feature is focusing on helping you to get to know our partner Carlos Davis,
CPA. Carlos is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified  
  Public Accountants (AICPA).

Born into a family of accountants in Lima, Peru, Carlos began his first accounting job
 in high school by performing physical inventories. When Carlos graduated from high school, he did what all young
people do and tried to fight against his family calling to be an accountant. He was accepted and entered the Arts
 Program at the Catholic University in Lima. After two years in the Arts Program Carlos decided he needed to answer his
calling and give into the genetic calling for him to be an accountant. He entered the Universidad San Martin de
Porres’ to focus on becoming an accountant. After his first semester, Carlos began working as a CPA at a firm called
Pizarro, Coloma & Asociados, and thus his auditing career began. Carlos worked as Staff Auditor and Audit
Manager for Comptroller General performing operational and financial audits on government agencies.

In 1999, Carlos joined Harrington Group from his nonprofit, JLV Home Health Care Agencies, where he worked as
an Accounting Manager. During his time at JLV Home Health Care Services, Carlos had the opportunity to see what
 incredible good nonprofits can do for those in need. It was during this time that Carlos truly embraced the
passion for the nonprofit sector and all that can be accomplished through the hard work of those that choose to help.

Carlos’ work at Harrington Group is primarily focused on servicing our clients who are government funded nonprofits.
His clients include mental health service providers, non-public schools, child care agencies residential programs,
vocational training agencies, foster family agencies and legal services corporations. Carlos is bilingual, speaking
both English and Spanish, he particularly enjoys the aspect of the ob where he gets to focus his attention on
communicating with the clients and building relationships with them.




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