live civilly, inc. is a grassroots, non-profit organization that identifies, develops and encourages Innovative Youth Service Initiatives (IYSI). The Mission of the organization is to encourage every-day philanthropy and participation starting with our youngest citizens: To create a culture of understanding, connectivity and community; to offer children real opportunities for active engagement; and to empower youth to care for themselves and for one another. Providing IYSI helps children to be active participants rather than passive recipients in their communities and the world.

Noodles & Company, is an exciting national concept serving classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world, announced it will open its first South Jersey location in Moorestown with established franchisee operator, American Noodle Company, LLC. on August 29. They will host a benefit for live civilly, inc. on Thursday, August 28th from 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm. All proceeds from the event will be donated to live civilly, inc.. Please join us at Noodles & Company in the East Gate Shopping Center, 1540 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, NJ. Please see the attached flyer for more details. To register for the event please click here. “live civilly, inc. is thrilled that Noodles & Company selected us as their charitable partner for this event”, said Kahra Buss, President and CEO of Live Civilly. “Support from organizations like Noodles & Company helps us to fulfill our Mission. We are grateful to Noodles and Company for their commitment to local communities and for choosing live civilly, inc. as a new community partner. We welcome the opportunity to assist businesses as they invest in their communities.” Moorestown-Benefit-Poster-with-Logo

live civilly, inc. partners with municipal organizations, public schools, private enterprises, houses of worship, individuals and families to create a community wide web of support. Live Civilly’s Youth Service Initiatives have three primary focal points: Nutritional Security; Educational Security and Life Skills Development. While these three categories dominate live civilly, inc.’s current efforts, live civilly, inc. is committed to providing youth with resources to help them find areas of service that speak to their passions.

live civilly, inc. was started by three young sisters, Anna, Grace and Abigail Buss in 2011. The organization was the product of the sisters’ desire to connect with their community and the lack of opportunities available to young children. The desire to connect with and directly impact and help their community developed momentum with their peers and in three short years, their outreach initiatives have touched the lives of thousands of individuals in the South Jersey area.

From opening a food pantry in 2011 that now serves close to 400 individuals monthly, to creating volunteer programs for youth as young as 4, live civilly, inc. has created an opportunities for youth of all ages, backgrounds and interests. The development of a Community Supported Garden System in 2013 that engages young citizens and connects them to outreach in their community has been a tremendous step in this process. This year, the Community Supported Garden System connected with the Moorestown Upper Elementary School and built a learning/teaching garden that helps to support community needs. 2014 will be the springboard for even more innovative initiatives.

For more information please contact Kahra Buss at kahra@livecivilly.org or 856-313-9853. To explore our website, please visit www.livecivilly.org.

About Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company is a fast-casual restaurant chain where its globally inspired dishes come together to create Your World Kitchen. It is a restaurant where Japanese Pan Noodles rest comfortably next to Penne Rosa and Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, but where world flavors don’t end at just noodles. Inspired by some of the world’s most celebrated flavor combinations, Noodle & Company’s menu offers appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches, too. Everything is made fresh to order, just as you like it, using quality ingredients. Dishes are delivered to the table allowing guests time to sit and relax or grab a quick bite. With more than 400 locations nationwide, from California to Connecticut, guests can find a location nearest them and take a tour of the global menu by visiting www.noodles.com.