Navigation Links
Charities Form Alliance to Preserve and Improve Charity Bingo
Date:5/13/2008

Nonprofit groups depend on electronic bingo to fulfill the unmet needs of

individuals, families, children and communities

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Charity Alliance (CCA) today announced its formation to advocate for the use of traditional and technologically advanced forms of bingo as a responsible, legal and consistent funding source for nonprofit charities. Founding organizations for this new alliance include Disabled Sports USA Far West, Capitol Freelancers, Blue Devils of Concord, the Santa Clara vanguard and the Sacramento Chapters of United Cerebral Palsy and the Society for the Blind.

Many local organizations, such as churches, fraternal organizations, schools and community groups, depend on charitable bingo as a primary source of fundraising.

"Charities run bingo games to financially support disabled children, the blind, the homeless, those without food, substance-abuse prevention programs and many other worthwhile and essential community programs," said Douglas Pringle, president of the CCA. "Approximately 50 percent of the profits from electronic bingo games go to the charitable causes we support."

There has been a steady decline in the number of players at bingo halls over the past six years and with a significant drop in proceeds to charities due to increased gaming opportunities in the state and the advancing age of players. In order to continue as a viable source of charitable dollars, bingo games to support nonprofit missions must offer a competitive entertainment value to adult participants of all ages. Bingo aided by technology enables charitable groups to attract new, younger players. Electronic bingo aids include special features and graphics which add to the entertainment value players receive.

"California's charitable organizations need clarity in the law regarding their ability to use modern technology when conducting bingo games," said Pringle. "We want to work with the Attorney General's office, the legislature and the administration to clarify the law to ensure we may continue to offer legal electronic bingo games."

The CCA is working with regulators, charitable organizations and consumers to ensure lawful forms of electronic bingo are permissible under California state law, so charitable groups can continue to help those in need.

The alliance's work also centers on education. The CCA plans to provide information to charitable organizations, keeping them apprised of legitimate ways nonprofits can raise funds through bingo games. The new alliance is actively recruiting qualifying organizations for membership. Only charitable or nonprofit organizations are eligible for membership, although industry vendors may join as associate members.

About the California Charity Alliance

The California Charity Alliance helps address the unmet needs of California's underserved by using traditional and technologically advanced forms of bingo as a responsible, legal and consistent funding source for nonprofit charities. Founding organizations include Disabled Sports USA Far West, Capitol Freelancers, Blue Devils, United Cerebral Palsy and the Society for the Blind.


'/>"/>
SOURCE California Charity Alliance
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Reaching a Milestone: Project Smile Makes Local Charities and Patients Smile
2. Catholic Charities Calls for Increased Support of Mothers in Need:
3. Ilitch Charities Invests $50,000 in Innovative Community Programs
4. Los Angeles Charities to Benefit From the Neiman Marcus Topanga Gala
5. New England Technology Foundation Announces Connecting for Childrens Charities 2008 Event
6. Round Table Family Charities Raises $350,000 for Childrens Miracle Network
7. Catholic Charities USA to Release Report on November 15th that Shows Challenges Facing Americas Poor
8. RxPop.com Announces Corporate Sponsorships with Several of the Nations Leading Health Charities
9. New Jersey Entrepreneur Turns a Page for Four National Charities
10. Audio Replay: Catholic Charities USAs Briefing on the Inextricable Link Between a Veto of SCHIP and Poverty in America
11. Catholic Charities USA Calls on Congress and the President to Protect the Health of Children; Urges President Not to Veto Vitally Important Bill
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin ... of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical ... and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance ... and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, ... Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort ... the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients ... seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative Solutions today announced ... and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its first two dispensaries ... manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface purification solutions for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 ... Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the ... announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the ... diabetes stand in the way of academic and community ... Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced ... launch of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first ... of possibilities for IoT devices.      (Photo: ... Oticon introduces a number of ,world firsts,: ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 The vast majority of ... dialysis facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a week, ... visit, including travel time, equipment preparation and wait time. ... especially grueling for patients who are elderly and frail.  ... nursing and rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: