Actors Who Worked With Woody Allen Donate Salaries to Anti-Abuse Charities

In this sweeping wave of seeing pundits and celebrities laid low by abuse victims coming forward to report their crimes, it seems a little strange that Woody Allen—who’s been accused of sexual assault by Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, for more than 20 years—was just awarded a multi-million dollar contract with Amazon. (That decision was […]

To Celebrate New Series, NBC Donates Grants to High School Drama Programs

NBC’s new series Rise, based on a true story, is about a high school drama teacher tackling the prejudices and systems of a small, poor town. It’s about the cultural ecosystems of small towns, and how to make change happen within them. It’s not perfect—the writer consciously made the main character straight, despite the actual […]

African Wildlife Foundation Donates Land to Help Rare Mountain Gorillas

On Wednesday, January 10, a wildlife conservation organization donated nearly thirty hectares of land to Rwanda’s largest national park to help the country grow their habitat for mountain gorillas. It seems a small donation, against the 16,000 hectares already invested in Volcanoes National Park, but the new territory is an established home to some of […]

Fundraiser for Bronx Apartment Fire Victims Is Growing Slowly but Steadily

  The Bronx apartment fire on December 28, 2017, that killed twelve people was the deadliest fire since 1990, more than twenty-five years ago. The five-story blaze took 170 firemen all night to douse, according to authorities. One of the deceased was less than a year old. The fire was started by a 3-year-old playing […]

Cruzin’ For Life Raises Big Bucks for Cancer Charities

Cruzin’ For Life is a fundraising organization which was created in 2004 in Santa Maria, California. Its founder, Clifford Labastida, put his passion for cars to work in raising funds for organizations which fight cancer. Raising money with car shows, benefit dinners, and silent auctions, the fundraising organization donated $15,000 after their first event, to […]

Charitable Aid Coming to the Philippines After Tropical Storm Ravages Islands

Tropical Depression Kai-Tak spent several days scraping itself over the eastern Philippines the weekend of Saturday, December 16. On the island of Biliran, heavy rains, flash flooding, and landslides have left at least 50 people dead or missing, according to officials there. Nearly 90,000 have been forced out of their homes, while rough seas and […]

8-Year-Old Boy Gathers Christmas Presents for Puerto Rican Children

Jayden Perez is eight years old, a third-grader in New Jersey who has Puerto Rican branches on both sides of his family tree. Just after Thanksgiving, when Christmas is on everyone’s mind, he came to his mother with a wish to give to those in need in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. […]

College Student’s Charity Fundraiser Goes Viral

For college student Danni Messina, Thanksgiving this year was good. She went home to spend the holiday in the comfort of her family. But a conversation with her friend reminded her how many people didn’t have such a simple luxury. “I was talking to my friend on Thanksgiving and he told me that he was […]

Why Charity Art Auctions Are Harmful for Artists

I’ve written articles before on creative ways to raise money for charity. What I haven’t discussed, however, is how some of those ways are unethical. Art museums, for example, will often solicit artists to donate work that can later be auctioned off for the museum’s benefit. In theory, it sounds like a good idea. But […]

Man Creates Free ‘Vending Machine’ for Homeless

A young man named Huzaifah Khaled, in Nottingham, England couldn’t help but be struck by the increase in homelessness he saw in his hometown. Looking into their daily lives, he saw how difficult it was for many of them to get food, clothing, and other basics. Shelters and charities had limited resources and even more […]