How to Give Back in Everyday Ways

How to give back to your #community in everyday ways

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One of the best things about giving back to your community is that doing good can be implemented in everyday ways. Rather than feeling like you need to book a trip to a foreign country to take part in humanitarian efforts or give your entire life savings to a charitable organization, there are many ways you can give back in realistic ways.

The first place to look is in your…

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Depaul UK Auctions off Spot in iPhone 6 Line for Charity

Depaul UK Auctions off Spot in iPhone 6 Line for #Charity @DepaulUK

Depaul UK iphone 6 auction

Representatives from a British charity recently had an ingenious plan to raise money for their organization: find something that everyone wants. With the launch of the iPhone 6, thousands of people camped out overnight and waited in line for hours to get their hands on the new phone. Depaul Uk, a charity that helps the homeless, auctioned off its fifth place spot in the line outside the London…

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Adrian Peterson’s All Day Foundation Takes Down Its Website

Adrian Peterson jersey uniform football All Day Foundation

Professional football player Adrian Peterson’s charitable foundation, the All Day Foundation, has removed all content from it’s website. There is one message left on the website that reads:

The Adrian Peterson All Day Foundation website is temporarily offline to allow its charity partners to continue focusing on their outstanding community efforts rather than responding to the numerous media…

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Annual Charity Day Event Raises $12 Million on 9/11

Annual #CharityDay Event Raises $12 Million on 9/11 @CantorRelief

Charity Day

Earlier this month, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., in partnership with BGC Partners, Inc., raised $12 million for charities around the world during its annual Charity Day on September 11. Every year since the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11, BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald commemorate the loss of over 700 employees in the tragedy by distributing 100% of their combined global revenues to dozens…

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Founder of ShelterBox Charged with Fraud

Founder of ShelterBox Charged with Fraud #charity #scandal

ShelterBox provides aid to those affected by disasters.

ShelterBox, a humanitarian organization that offers emergency shelter and supplies to victims of crisis, has recently been plagued with a bit of controversy. Tom Henderson, the founder of British-based ShelterBox, appeared before the City of London Magistrates’ Court last week after being charged with three counts of fraud and abuse of position. Henderson, who founded the Cornwall-based charity…

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Ashya King: Charity to Pay for Medical Care, Parents Released

Ashya King: #Charity to Pay for Medical Care, Parents Released

Last weekend, parents Brett and Naghmeh King were arrested in Spain for removing their five-year-old son from a hospital without the consent of doctors. The Kings’ son Ashya is a brain cancer patient. After the arrest, the Kings were detained while Ashya was kept in isolation at a hospital and an extradition request was processed.

Ashya’s parents took him from a hospital in Britain, after…

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How Much Impact did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Really Have?

How Much Impact did the ALS #IceBucketChallenge Really Have? @ALSAssociation

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was one of the biggest and most visible charitable campaigns to take over social media this summer, but how much of an impact did the challenge really have? According to the ALS Association, the impact of the Ice Bucket Challenge was massive to say the least. Reportedly, donations to the ALS Association amounted to more than $110.5 million as of September 8.


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Bain Makes Deal with Charitable Business, TOMS

Bain Makes Deal with Charitable Business, TOMS

Toms Footwear

Toms Footwear

Earlier this month, TOMS, charitable footwear company announced that it sold a 50 percent stake to Boston-based private equity firm Bain Capital. The company is best known for its canvas casual shoes and buy-one-give-one campaign, which gives shoes to children in need. TOMS was reportedly valued by Bain at $625 million.

TOMS did not disclose financial details otherwise. The senior…

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Kind Charity: Behind Aaron Paul’s Wife, Lauren Parsekian’s Charity

Kind Charity: Behind Aaron Paul’s Wife, Lauren Parsekian’s #Charity @kindcampaign

Aaron Paul and his wife, Lauren Parsekian

Aaron Paul and his wife, Lauren Parsekian IMG: DFree /

In Aaron Paul’s acceptance speech during the Emmy awards, he brought attention to a little-known non-profit organization, of which his wife Lauren Parsekian is the president: Kind Campaign. Mr. Paul, while accepting his award said: “To my wife, my god. Thank you for marrying me, thank you for dedicating your life to spreading…

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David Kuhn Goes the Extra (11,000) Miles for Cystic Fibrosis

David Kuhn Goes the Extra (11,000) Miles for Cystic Fibrosis

David Kuhn is running across the US for cystic fibrosis

Blind, 62-year-old David Kuhn is running across the US to raise money for cystic fibrosis research.

David Kuhn from DeKalb, Illinois has made it his mission for the past few years to complete an 11,000-mile run across the United States to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. At age 62, most men and women wouldn’t dream of this kind of journey, but Kuhn isn’t letting…

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