How You Can Stand with Standing Rock

By now, most people have heard of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the protesters that are working hard to prevent it from happening. These protestors have been radicalized or ignored by mainstream media, but in and of themselves they are an impressive group of people. The protesters are based at the Oceti Sakowin Camp. This […]

Sad About Trump? Donate or Volunteer but Get Out There

For many Americans, the 2016 presidential election was perhaps one of the darkest days in recent memory. Even the most die-hard Donald Trump fans, though, would admit that this has been the most contentious, divisive election cycle in decades. Judging from the nation’s shocked reaction and the numerous post-election protests happening, there is a lot […]

You Can Help Support the Arts In Your Community

In theory, people don’t usually question the value of art and exposure to the arts. This is especially true for children and toddlers. Yet, as public schools receive less and less funding arts and music are usually the first to get cut. When looking at what’s required to pass a standardized test, art appears superfluous. […]

Fun and Unique Ways to Give Back to the Community

Giving back to the community usually involves thoughts of donating tons of money to local charities. The act of giving back is timeless, but it’s multi-dimensional and no longer means writing a check. Money is just one of the ways we can offer our heart or help to other people, animals, and causes in the […]

How to Best Help the Philippines? Money.

Last year around this time, the U.S. was reeling from Superstorm Sandy’s touchdown on the east coast; but Sandy was a toddler compared to Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8th.  And, knowing that things are much worse in the Philippines than they were last year in New York, many are looking for […]

From Open-Heart Surgery to Internet Icon

Sean Murphy’s daughter, Serafina, had a hole in her heart the size of a nickel. It was devastating news for Murphy and his wife.  However, Sean wasn’t one to take things lying down.  He decided to run a race to raise money for charity for the hospital where his daughter was admitted, Lurie’s Children Hospital. […]

Likes Don’t Save Lives

It’s easy to feel like an activist with social media constantly at our twitching fingertips. We wait for a cause, a status, a picture, a meme, or a video that catches our attention—and then we “like” it, comment on it, or maybe even share it. Do those simple actions directly save lives? Of course not. […]

Charitable Venture Capitalism?

Small businesses around the country are suffering due to America’s national economy. Traditional venture capitalists are becoming more and more hesitant to invest in startups that don’t have immediate and short term payouts, due to the likelihood of the company going under before any fruit comes to bear on the investment. The U.S. Treasury Department […]