Train, Run, and Raise: How Being Charitable Can Get You Fit

In our busy lives, sometimes it can be hard to find time for all the things we want to do. We are less than a month into the New Year, and already some are finding it hard to stick to New Year’s resolutions like giving to charity and getting in shape. But why not just […]

Valerie Trierweiler Focuses on Hunger, Not Hollande

The past few weeks of press can’t have been fun for France’s now ex-First Lady, Valerie Trierweiler. She was hospitalized earlier this month for shock and depression following the release of photos of Hollande and his mistress in a tabloid. Then, on Saturday, after seven years together, the two split. But in her first public […]

Seahawks Win Will Help to Feed the Homeless

Last Sunday marked a win for the Seattle Seahawks in their championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, but there was a surprising group that benefited from that win as well:  Seattle meal programs. This is because the last few San Francisco mayors have made a tradition of trash talking with a purpose when it […]

Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha!’ Shouts Raise $24K for Charity

Peyton Manning likes to yell the word “Omaha” A LOT. Last week, the Internet was alight with news stories about the Broncos player shouting the word at the line of scrimmage during the Broncos vs. Chargers game on January 12th.  In total, Manning shouted the word 44 times during the playoff game. But what does […]

$400 Million Plus in Humanitarian Aid Raised for Syria

Syria has been in the midst of a civil war for nearly three years, an ongoing conflict that has thus far claimed the lives of more than 120,000 people, forced 3 million to flee the country, and displaced 4 million people inside its borders. The conflict is between those who support the Ba’ath government and […]

Network for Good: Giving Has Never Been This Easy

Did you know there was a way to help non-profits reach their financial goals? That businesses can set up philanthropy programs for their employees? That you can donate to all your favorite charities from one central location? Network for Good has been making donating easy for the past 13 years, helping raise nearly $1 billion […]

With Federal Cuts in Place, Food Pantries Need More Support Than Ever

On November 1st, 2013, President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 expired. The stimulus program enhanced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, increasing food stamp and other benefits nationwide by about 13.6 percent. But now that it has ended, those benefits have been cut back. Now, we’re back at pre-recession SNAP allotment […]

Top Celebrity Givers and Do-Gooders of 2013

In honor of the New Year, dosomething.org compiled a list of the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2013, a somewhat surprising roundup of the celebrities that really stepped up for charity and humanitarianism in 2013. Here’s a highlight of the top ten celebrities that that did good deeds last year: Taylor Swift. Country-pop star […]

This Man’s Daughter Was Fatally Shot at School. She Died Four Days Before Christmas—And Now He’s Teaching Us All a Lesson in Forgiveness

On December 13th, eighteen-year-old Karl Pierson showed up at Arapahoe High School in Denver, Colorado, filled with rage. He was armed with a shotgun, over 125 shotgun shells, a machete, and three homemade firebombs—intended for a speech teacher. Blinded by his own anger, Pierson shot his classmate, 17-year-old Claire Davis, before taking his own life. […]