The future will only contain what we put in to it now.

The future will only contain what we put in to it now.

Helping others in need is not only a responsibility of life; it is what gives meaning to life.

Helping others in need is not only a responsibility of life; it is what gives meaning to life.

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Charity Game in New York Leads to Fight Between Firefighters and Police

Charity Game in New York

Shouldn’t charity events be a little less violent?
Neil Miller via New York Daily News

The intense rivalry between firefighters and policemen was clear in a charity hockey game Sunday where the two ended up fighting in an all out brawl. Every year, the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York get together for a friendly ice hockey game, all in the name of charity. The two…

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For Cathy O’Grady, Kindness Comes First With ‘Cathy’s Creations’

Cathy's CreationsWhether it’s treating the person behind her in line to a cup of coffee, or helping a neighbor in need without even being asked, Boston area resident Cathy O’Grady finds genuine happiness in good deeds and random acts of kindness. “For as long as she can remember, Cathy O’Grady has enjoyed bringing a smile to the faces of total strangers,” explains Huffington Post contributor Alena Hall, of the…

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Together For Girls Helps End Sexual Violence Against Girls

Together For Girls @together4girls Helps End Sexual Violence Against Girls and More:

Together for Girls

Founded in 2009, Together For Girls is a Washington, DC, based organization that works to end violence against children, more specifically sexual violence against girls. The issue is increasing and there are many groups like Together For Girls working to end this violence. About one in three girls and one in seven boys have experienced sexual violence as children.

The group works in partnership…

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Accompany Merges Fashion and Ethics

@AccompanyUs Merges #Fashion and #Ethics:

Accompany

Socially conscious companies are having a moment, and making a serious global impact. TOMS Shoes has forever changed the way that retail approaches philanthropy, and with Whole Foods, Inner City Threads, Olivia Wilde’s Conscious Commerce, and other companies following suit, it’s amazing to see the way that major brands are becoming humanitarian leaders. One new company that is seeking to…

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Bill and Melinda Gates Will Not Be Leaving Children Their Fortune

Bill and Melinda Gates Will Not Be Leaving Children Their Billion Dollar Fortune

Bill and Melinda Gates, Bil Gates, Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates. IMG: Suzie Katz via Flickr

At a recent TED conference in Vancouver Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and his wife Melinda opened up about their personal lives. The pair said they would not be leaving all their wealth to their three children. The couple stated they will instead encourage their children to make their own way in the world.

Gates said that instead of just…

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An Interview With Altruist’s Founder, Jared Janes

An Interview With Altruist’s @joinAltruist Founder, @JaredJanes #nonprofit

Altruist, Altruist Charity

There are several different nonprofit organizations out there, some big and some small. Altruist is a new organization that has a fresh and innovative approach to giving. The website explains that if you donated just $1 per month, we could raise over $38 million for non-profits every year. We had a chance to interview Jared Janes, founder of Altruist, and learn a little more about the…

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Philanthropic People: Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim

IMG: UN Geneva via Flickr

“One should not seek exposure or applause for the things one does, but simply to do them well for one’s own sense of accomplishment.” – Carlos Slim Helú

Carlos Slim Helú, better known as simply Carlos Slim, is one of the single greatest philanthropists in the world, both for his lifetime monetary giving, and for the philosophies that guide his humanitarian practices.…

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