Shift Your Shopping

It’s nearly the end of the holiday season again.  We’ve all enjoyed our binges of eggnog, mistletoe and overeating.  Nothing says Christmas like cheesy gift mugs and tacky Kevin Bacon tree ornaments, right? Now, all that’s left is New Year’s Eve and Day. As we move forward, let’s look back at what this holiday season […]

Many Gather during the 17th Annual Christmas Tree Ceremony at The Wall

Earlier this month, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) honored veterans and active military personnel during its annual Christmas Tree Ceremony. The event marked the 17th year that the VVMF has honored courageous American military personnel during the holidays, and was held at The Wall. The public event was made possible by a generous donation […]

Where to Donate this Holiday Season

Christmastime brings with it a certain holiday frenzy. Between all the office parties, the insane shopping deals and family obligations, giving back to charities may sometime get lost in the holiday shuffle. Many people resort to writing a check and sending it to their church or desired cause; however, most organizations want actual donated items […]

Millions Raised at UJA-Federation Benefit

Earlier this month, the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York (UJA-Federation) held its annual benefit, in what is best described as feeling more like a family occasion than a stuffy fundraiser. According to Bloomberg Luxury, “A large and generous crowd gathered at the New York Hilton and raised more than $26 million, up from $23 […]

Bob Parsons, GoDaddy Founder, Joins Giving Pledge

Four years ago, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett started a movement. It was called “The Giving Pledge,” and it asked the world’s most fortunate and financially successful individuals to donate at least half of their wealth to charity throughout their lives or upon their death. What started as an inspiring movement with just […]

After Abuse, Henry Finds a Home

Henry, the tortured chihuahua

Henry, a two-year-old Chihuahua mix, made his way to an animal shelter after being found wandering around on the streets of New Mexico.  The little dog was covered in chemical burns and had apparently been used for BB gun practice as he had many BBs embedded in his fur.  The idea that anybody could hurt […]

Coca-Cola Shows Incredible International Compassion

With one move, Coca Cola has restored some of our faith in humanity by showing incredible compassion in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Last month, the beverage giant decided to suspend its brand advertising so that it could donate all the money to the Philippines instead. That’s right. Despite the fact that the […]

Pass It On: How to Brighten a Stranger’s Day

Making someone’s day is easier than you might think. Especially in big cities, people often tend to just walk by one another with their heads down, minding their own business. But sometimes, a stranger shows surprising kindness and compassion, and that’s something worthy of passing on. If you want to be one of those life-brightening […]