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  The Legacy - Hands Across America
It was an impassioned outpouring in tandem with America's response to the famine in Africa in 1985.
Hands Across America and the millions who made it a reality, played a vital role in creating public awareness of hunger and homelessness which spawned a groundswell of mass public support for its resolution.
A Gallup Poll, taken a year after Hands Across America, showed volunteer activities continuing to increase in the U.S. Unfortunately, the struggle to feed and house the poor that these dedicated millions dared to confront continues to this day.
www.usaforafrica.org /legacy/hands.htm   (504 words)

  
 Hands Across America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Hands Across America was a benefit event staged on May 25, 1986 in which millions of people held hands for fifteen minutes along a path across the continental United States.
Enough people participated to form an unbroken chain across the country if the path were a straight line.
A theme song, entitled "Hands Across America," was played simultaneously on hundreds of radio stations at 3:00 p.m.
www.wikipedia-mirror.co.za /h/a/n/Hands_Across_America_8f5a.html   (363 words)

  
 26. Hands Across America
You have to be there." White House staff and their families joined the president that Sunday afternoon as the Hands Across America line curled in one of the north gates and out the other.
Hands Across America hoped to raise $50 to $100 million by charging participants $10 to $35 apiece.
Apart from the question of whether such mega-events as Hands Across America were the best way to raise funds for the relief of the homeless and the hungry at home and abroad, there can be little doubt that they were cultural phenomena unique in their scope and extravagance to the Eighties.
eightiesclub.tripod.com /id312.htm   (1120 words)

  
 Stick It In The Slot: A VGG Salute to the Atari 2600
When people hear about Flanavision's Hands Across America, most assume that the Atari game was inspired by the nationwide fundraiser.
Sadly, Hands Across America suffered the same fate as Flanagan's earlier endeavors.
By the time the better-known Hands Across America occurred, Flanavision was in Chapter 7 and couldn't capitalize on the publicity.
www.vgg.com /2600/best05_hands.html   (233 words)

  
 Should Catholics hold hands in church? - By Andrew Santella - Slate Magazine
They hold hands, then they shake hands, and often take time out at the start of Mass to introduce themselves to the person in the pew next to them.
It's a dilemma: Hold hands and give up a bit of the traditional Catholic solemnity, or forsake your neighbor's hand for a rosary and take refuge in the practices of the past.
The choices we make about holding hands and other points of worship etiquette may not be as binding as a papal bull.
www.slate.com /id/2128994   (864 words)

  
 Hands Across America | Paper Dolls -Global Art | Bright Ring Publishing
North America represents the "melting pot of the world," a place where people from all over the world can live together, joining in work and play and sometimes building new families whose cultures come together as one.
Hold the folds together and cut through all sections of the paper, leaving drawn areas of the folds intact where the feet and hands touch.
As an optional idea, display the dolls stretching across a wall map of North America, from one end to the other.
www.brightring.com /handsacross.html   (338 words)

  
 Spoons Across America | About us
We work to influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education that celebrates the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table.
Spoons Across America is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded on the premise that it is essential to the health of our children and our society to bring the joys of the table to the children of America.
Whenever possible, Spoons Across America curricula involve in-class and homework assignments that initiate family meals, encourage family participation, and enrich the family eating experience.
spoonsacrossamerica.org /pg/1   (512 words)

  
 Hands Across America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Hands Across America hoped to raise $50 to $100 million by charging...
Jump to: navigation, search Hands Across America was a benefit event staged on May 25, 1986 in which millions of people held...
Hands Across America did raise money to provide food and shelter...
www.americacomingtogether.com /hands-across-america.html   (245 words)

  
 HandsNet - About HandsNet
This program was announced by USA for Africa/Hands Across America and Apple Computer, Inc. For the first time ever, 50 organizations for the hungry and homeless will be electronically linked through a computer network made possible by a donation of personal computer systems from Apple Computer.
HandsNet is supported with a donation of personal computer systems, printers and telephone modems from Apple, valued at $250,000, and a $140,000 grant to the California Organizing Committee for the Hungry and Homeless by Hands Across America in its efforts to eliminate hunger and homelessness.
The idea for HandsNet was proposed to Apple by the California Organizing Committee, whose charter was to distribute $1.2 million in Hands Across America funds and coordinate the programs and resources of service providers within the state in order to improve their effectiveness and efficiency.
www.handsnet.org /aboutHN_history.htm   (879 words)

  
 Paws Across America and Bash Dibra, professional dog trainer to the stars, promotes responsible pet ownership and helps ...
Paws Across America and Bash Dibra, professional dog trainer to the stars, promotes responsible pet ownership and helps you learn about proper care and training for your pets.
Paws Across America is a national campaign to promote responsible pet ownership and to help you learn about proper care and training for your pets.
Here we'll feature stories and events that demonstrate the paws-together community of animals and animal-lovers, from veterinarians, animal shelters, breeders, groomers and pet-retailers to average pet owners—a community that reaches all across America.
www.pawsacrossamerica.com   (335 words)

  
 America - Encyclopedia FunTrivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Dan Peek left the group in 1977 because he rediscovered his Christian faith, and was not happy with his lifestyle.
He went on to pursue more religious music, while Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell continued to tour and record as 'America'.
The jukebox was in the cafeteria of the warehouse where they all worked.
www.funtrivia.com /en/Music/America-13424.html   (563 words)

  
 CD Baby: COMPILATION CD: Hands Across America Vol. 6
COMPILATION CD: Hands Across America 2007 Volume 11
COMPILATION CD: Hands Across America 2006 Volume 1
It is a compilation CD with 20 wonderful songs, each one written by talented individuals from many different walks of life.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/tumba6   (206 words)

  
 Pets Across America
We are your connection to the 125 million people served by our member organizations each year.
Pets Across America is the ideal cause related marketing partner for your company.
We are the ONLY national umbrella organization raising funds for the LOCAL humane organizations that provide daily care for animals in need.
petsacrossamerica.org /corporate.html   (488 words)

  
 Personal Details
Encyclopaedia of the Jazz Age (Sharpe), articles on U.S. foreign relations in the 1930s with the European powers, China, Japan, Latin America, and the League of Nations.
In the Way of the Prophet, book project on Muslim communities in Britain, France and America.
Hands Across, an edited interdisciplinary volume on racial integration in municipalities in
www.patrickbelton.com /cv.html   (944 words)

  
 Broadway Across America - Broadway Shows, Broadway Tickets for a Show Near You
Broadway Across America - Broadway Shows, Broadway Tickets for a Show Near You
Bob Martin, who wrote the book for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and originated the Broadway role of Man in Chair recently paused from new fatherhood to discuss the National Tour of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE which begins this month in Toronto.
Then toss in a killer rabbit, flying cows and flatulent Frenchmen into the mix and you’ve got a Tony Award-winning Best Musical on your hands.
www.broadwayacrossamerica.com   (157 words)

  
 Homeless Charities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
National Coalition for the Homeless - One of America's Top 100 Charities @ B...
Family Friendly Roadmap to The Web Search - About - Login Byholm's Directory National Coalition for the Homeless - One of America's Top 100 Charities National Coalition for the Homeless - One of...
The royalties from the book will go to homeless charities including The Salvation Army and Centrepoint Related items Jamie's Italy The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen Rick Stein's French...
www.your-charity-site.co.uk /homelesscharities   (1838 words)

  
 1986 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
May 2 - The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada opens.
May 25 - Hands Across America - At least 5,000,000 people form a human chain from New York City to Long Beach, California, to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness.
May 26 - The European Community adopts the European flag.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1986   (3341 words)

  
 Robotics Institute: NHAA
During this tour of America, which was sponsored by Delco Electronics, AssistWare Technology, and Carnegie Mellon University, two researcher from CMU's Robotics Institute "drove" from Pittsburgh, PA to San Diego, CA using the RALPH computer program.
RALPH (Rapidly Adapting Lateral Position Handler) uses video images to determine the location of the road ahead and the appropriate steering direction to keep the vehicle on the road.
For updates and comments, please see these instructions.
www.ri.cmu.edu /projects/project_178.html   (87 words)

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