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 […]

11-Year-Old’s Nonprofit Allows Foster Children to ‘Carry With Confidence’

Imagine this: You are a child in the foster care system. You have no expectation of consistency or home. You have been moved four times in five years; the reasons don’t matter, but they keep coming up. You’re too expensive, you’re not a good fit, a judge you met once has decided you’re in the […]

Women Called Moses Helps Domestic Violence Victims

Women Called Moses is a nonprofit in Dallas, Texas which benefits women, children, and families in crisis. They provide links to advocacy, crisis counseling, and what support they can offer, mostly to families affected by domestic violence. Founded and run by women of color, it’s a valuable mission for the vulnerable, and one that survives […]

Merck Foundation Launches Diabetes Care Initiative

The Merck Foundation has launched Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care, a five-year initiative to help improve diabetes care and health outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations in the U.S. The initiative will bring $16 million over five years to eight clinics across the United States. The funding will help the grantees bring […]

The Magic Yarn Project Crochets Wigs for Children With Cancer

Holly Christensen had the original idea—to crochet a yarn wig for her friend’s little daughter as she went through chemotherapy. A part-time nurse with a background in oncology, Christensen knew that chemo could make kids’ scalps too sensitive for regular wigs. She wanted to make something fun and cozy for the three-year-old girl, so she […]

Broadway Cares Shows It Does Care About Hurricane Victims

The tally of damages done by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria is still climbing, already assumed somewhere north of $200 billion dollars. Many communities, particularly in hard-hit Puerto Rico, will never recover to what they were. The need for aid is immense, and barely even touched by FEMA and government efforts. Much of the hope […]

Family Donates Solar Power Systems to Local Charities

Solar power is still a matter of some controversy, with arguments raging about whether or not an individual panel can ever recoup the energy cost of making it. But the technology improves day by day in leaps and bounds, and the more solar systems put in place, the lower the costs creep. Once installed, solar […]

Kaepernick Keeps His Philanthropic Promises

Colin Kaepernick’s career is still stalled over his decision to bring politics onto the football field with his quiet protest. But he’s far from inactive. In the wake of that protest, which was inspired by unequal treatment of black victims of police brutality, Kaepernick fledged a foundation, and pledged to donate $1 million to help […]

How You Can Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25. It’s the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Charley in 2004. Houston has been devastated by the storm and the ongoing flooding that resulted from receiving some 30 inches of rain in […]

Women Are the Key to Stronger Communities

It’s been shown time and time again that if women are supported in their communities, they can bring out increased health, financial benefits, and opportunities for everyone involved. That’s why charity organizations supporting women—especially young women—are so important. The American Association of University Women The AAUW, based out of Washington, DC, has worked to empower […]