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.

Some…

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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 / Shutterstock.com

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.
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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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Good Country Index Reveals Which Countries Are Doing the Most Good

New Global Ranking Reveals Which Countries Are Doing the Most Good #charity #philanthropy

Good Country Index

IMG: via Good Country Index

These days, there are rankings out there for just about everything. Though at times trivial (think biased “best and worst” lists), ranking systems can actually be really beneficial in the world of philanthropy. A new ranking system, the Good Country Index, is a fine resource for anyone who wants to see how countries compare in terms of charity, peace, and other…

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Philanthropic People: Taylor Swift

At just 24 years old, @TaylorSwift13 had dedicated her life to music & #philanthropy.

Taylor Swift Philanthropy

Taylor Swift IMG: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Wholesome musician Taylor Swift might be known for her status as pop music icon and “America’s Sweetheart,” but did you know that she’s also a dedicated philanthropist? At just 24 years old, Swift has contributed greatly to many international charities, and has used her celebrity status to raise awareness about important causes.

The reason Swift is…

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University Of Kentucky Cancels Alumni Charity Game

University Of Kentucky Cancels Alumni Charity Game

University of Kentucky Rupp Arena

Rupp Arena will not host the annual charity game this year.
Image: RuppArena.com

Originally scheduled for August 24th in Rupp Arena, the University of Kentucky has canceled its UK Alumni Charity Game. Unfortunately, several NBA players were unavailable to attend the event, including DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, and John Wall.

“With what we’ve been able to do with bringing our guys back for our…

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Robin Williams: Amazing Actor and Generous Philanthropist

#RobinWilliams: Amazing Actor and Generous #Philanthropist

Robin Williams

Robin Williams IMG: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors in history, passed away on Monday, August 11th, in an apparent suicide. Along with being considered one of the greatest comedians and actors of all time, Williams is also remembered through his extensive charity work.

One such example was through a series of TV specials that was a part of Comic Relief and…

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