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 […]

Alaska Airlines Donates $100,000 to 10 Hawaii Youth-serving Nonprofits

“Hawaii has a special relationship with Alaska Airlines. During the Great Recession, the airline provided a U.S. West Coast connection and a much-needed boost to our economy,” said David Ige, the Governor of Hawaii. “Ten years later, it’s the number one carrier from that market, and its passengers contribute over $2 billion to the state’s […]

D.C. City Councilor Proposes Drug Donation Program to Help Needy Seniors

“I meet with about 400 seniors every month, and I’ve heard from a number of them about the fact that prescription drugs can be a huge financial burden for them” because of the deficiencies in medical coverage in the United States under Medicare, Medicaid, and even private insurance, said Brandon T. Todd (D-Ward 4), a […]

Tech Company Donates $500K to African-American Museum

Charleston, South Carolina, was a major port in the sea trade of slaves, tobacco, rum, and sugar that built the American South. The local historical archive has bills of lading, bills of sale, publications, and ship’s records that indicate an estimated 100,000 enslaved Africans arrived in Charleston at a single 18th-century wharf between the years […]

Billionaire Carlos Slim Donates to Mexico Earthquake Recovery Efforts

The two earthquakes that shattered Mexico on September 7 and 19, 2017, did an estimated $2 to 4 billion in damage and killed more than 400 people. Hundreds of buildings were damaged or collapsed outright, particularly in booming Mexico City, and recovery efforts have been steady but slow, hampered by massive infrastructure damage. Carlos Slim, […]

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 […]

NFL Star Chris Long Starts Scholarship for Charlottesville Students

Chris Long, defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, is from Charlottesville, Virginia. For him and his wife Megan, like his hometown, it’s been a long, trying summer. “In August, we watched people fill our hometown streets with hatred and bigotry,” Long said in a press conference. “Megan and I decided to try to combat those […]

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 […]

Ruby Rose Donates to Houston LGBT Center In Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Fans of Orange is the New Black will remember Ruby Rose, who played virtually herself in two seasons of the show. In addition to being an actress, she’s also a model, a DJ, and a recording artist, with two movies coming out in the next few months. Rose has a history of charity work, supporting […]