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  • White House Says Obama Will Donate to Kayla Mueller Charity

    08/26/2016 7:02:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/26/16 | AP
    The White House says President Barack Obama plans to donate to the foundation honoring Kayla Mueller, an American killed by Islamic State militants last year. A foundation in Mueller's name seeks to honor her commitment to humanitarianism and serving the needy. But Mueller's father told ABC News in an interview airing Friday that Obama promised during a private meeting in March 2015 to make a contribution, then never did.
  • Better Business Bureau - Give.Org: Clinton Foundation - Standards Not Met (Measuring Effectiveness)

    08/26/2016 10:56:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    BBB, Give.Org ^ | May 2016 | Give.org
    Clinton Foundation - Programs: The Clinton Foundation works with businesses, governments, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change by implementing programs, facilitating opportunities and forming creative partnerships. The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) collaborates with governments and partners to increase the resiliency of communities facing climate change by creating and implementing replicable and sustainable models that foster cross-sector collaborations. The Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) develops and operates agribusiness projects that empower smallholder farmers to increase...
  • Red Cross in Louisiana Refuses Donations

    08/22/2016 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 116 replies
    They are turning donations away. Flood victims are being refused folks wishing to cook fresh meals for them by The Red Cross.
  • Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation

    08/21/2016 11:20:12 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Mar 20, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation Published on Mar 20, 2015 Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation (March 20, 2015)
  • 'World Vision' Losing Sight of the Bible

    08/18/2016 12:50:48 PM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 17, 2016 | Scott Lively
    Recently the Christian mega-charity World Vision was exposed and publicly shamed by the Nation of Israel for allowing diversion of donor money to the Hamas terror organization. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted the following report on its website: http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Issues/Pages/Behind-the-Headlines-Hamas-exploitation-of-World-Vision-in-Gaza-to-support-terrorism-4-August-2016.aspx Following is a summary of the report taken from an article by Caroline Kendal: ď60% of World Visionís annual budget for the Gaza Strip was diverted to Hamas. 40% of funds for civilian projects were given in cash to Hamas combat units. Funds for the needy in Gaza were diverted to Hamas for the construction of terror tunnels and...
  • Donating my truck

    08/17/2016 12:25:41 PM PDT · by Two Kids' Dad · 58 replies
    Two Kids' Dad | 08/17/2016 | Self
    Good day all. I want to donate my truck and would like advice on which non-profit agency FReepers would recommend.
  • Why This Food Bank is Turning Away Junk Food

    08/16/2016 12:20:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Civil Eats ^ | August 15, 2016 | Whitney Pipkin
    The largest hunger-fighting organization in the nationís capital has put food-donating retailers on notice: no more candy, sugary sodas, or sheet cakes. As key as donations are to the nonprofitís bottom line, the Capital Area Food Bank recently told retailers that, beginning this fall, it wonít accept free food that comes at a cost to recipientsómany of whom struggle with obesity and diabetes as much as hunger. At a time when 97 percent of households reporting food insecurity ďcannot afford a balanced meal,Ē the organizationís effort is part of a larger national shift that acknowledges solving hunger isnít always as...
  • Moments After Hillary Releases 2015 Tax Returns, Trump.....

    08/13/2016 7:35:09 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 44 replies
    YoungCons ^ | 12Aug16 | John S Roberts
    Hillary Clinton released 2015 tax returns today, showing she and Bill earned $10.6 million. $1,042,000 was donated to charity. However, $1 million went directly to the Clinton Foundation. Republican nominee Donald Trump issued a statement on Clintonís taxes, saying she released ďthe only records no one wants to see.Ē
  • 96 Percent Of Hillaryís Charitable Donations In 2015 Went To Clinton Foundation

    08/12/2016 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 105 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/12/2016
    Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill deducted $1,042,000 in charitable contributions last year ó $1 million of which went to their own family non-profit, the Clinton Foundation. Clinton released her tax forms on Friday in a move that is seen as a way to pressure Donald Trump to release his taxes. The GOP nominee has refused to release the records, saying that he is under a routine audit.
  • WHAT DID GIFTS TO WORLD VISION BUY? THE IDF HAS A PICTURE

    08/09/2016 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Lera · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Journal ^ | August 9, 2016
    Eighty thousand dollars of aid donated to World Vision by the United Kingdom, which was intended to help the civilians of Gaza, build badly-needed infrastructure, and provide food and medical care to those in need, was instead invested in building a Hamas military base and pocketed by the terrorists who constructed it. "In this compound we have identified surveillance and observation capabilities facing north, towards Israel." IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "I can also tell you that in June 2015 we targeted components within the compound following a rocket attack against Israel." The active Hamas military base, codenamed...
  • Largest Christian charity infiltrated by Hamas

    08/05/2016 7:16:59 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 08/04/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Mohammed El Halabi, an employee of World Vision, the worldís largest evangelical Christian charity, has been charged in Israel with funneling tens of millions of dollars to the military wing of Hamas, a designated international terrorist organization affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. The arrest was made June 16, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz, but a gag order on the case files was lifted Wednesday and Halabi was indicted Thursday. The indictment reveals details of how Hamas infiltrated Federal Way, Washington-based World Vision, a global Christian outreach active in nearly 100 countries. Halabi, director of World Visionís Gaza branch, was...
  • Trump's charity claims could violate fraud laws

    06/20/2016 10:27:26 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/2016 | Politico
    I need to find out if this is BS---arguing with a guy at work: If Donald Trumpís claims that certain of his commercial ventures benefit charity are untrue, he could be held liable under Section 349 of New Yorkís General Business Law, which forbids deceptive business acts and practices, as well as under charitable solicitation laws, according to legal experts. In promoting products as varied as Trump University, Trump Vodka, a Trump board game, and his new book ďCrippled America,Ē the businessman has declared that the proceeds would go to charity. None of Trumpís proceeds from Trump University have gone...
  • Trump Challenges Hillary: Stop Your Support for Refugee Program, Give the Money to Inner City Kids

    06/11/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Donald Trump is calling on Hillary Clinton ďto replace her support for increased refugee admissionsÖ with a new job program for our inner cities.Ē Clinton ďwants a 500% increase in Syrian refugees to come into our country,Ē Trump said at Fridayís Faith and Freedom Summit. Clintonís plan to resettle 65,000 Syrian migrants would cost U.S. taxpayers over $42 billion over the course of the migrantsí lifetimes, based on projections from Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector. Trump said that rather than using taxpayer funds to import foreign migrants from terror-prone regions, Clinton should instead use the funds to help struggling Americans...
  • MICHAEL COHEN - TRUMP ATTORNEY - INTERVIEW WITH ERIN BURNETT (Clinton Charity Scandal)

    06/02/2016 2:25:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/1/2016 | Erin Burnett
    MICHAEL D. COHEN - ATTORNEY FOR DONALD TRUMP - INTERVIEW WITH ERIN BURNETT (6/1/2016)
  • 'PRESS SHOULD BE ASHAMED' Trump defends fundraising for vets, takes aim at 'sleazy' media

    05/31/2016 10:40:33 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2016
    Donald Trump fired back Tuesday at reports questioning his fundraising haul from a high-profile veterans event in January, releasing an extensive list of charities he said received the donations -- and slamming the media for questioning him. During a press conference at Trump Tower, the presumptive Republican nominee said he's raised $5.6 million and more is coming in. He rattled off the list of charities and the amounts they received, while taking scathing and sometimes-personal shots at the media for pressuring him to disclose the information. ďI have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job,Ē Trump...
  • 12 UMass students face possible arrests in connection to an alleged bad LSD trip

    05/14/2016 2:26:07 PM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 5/13/16 | Foster
    Twelve University of Massachusetts students could be arrested on drug and alcohol charges in connection to an 18-year-old womanís alleged LSD use in a Bethlehem, New Hampshire cabin, according to the Caledonian Record. The Record reports that on Tuesday, Bethlehem Police responded to reports of an 18-year-old woman who was ďthrashing and out of controlĒ after allegedly taking LSD at the UMass Outing Club cabin, located in Bethlehem. Officer Andrew Hennessey said that different forms of marijuana were found in the cabin, and that students in the cabin admitted to taking LSD, although none was found. The students could face...
  • Clinton charity gave $2M to company owned by Billís Ďfriendí

    05/13/2016 6:43:12 AM PDT · by safetysign · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/13/2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Bill Clintonís foundation doled out $2 million to a power company partly owned by a wealthy blond divorcťe about whom questions have been raised as to whether she is the frequent visitor to his home nicknamed ďEnergizer.Ē Picture at link.
  • Wall Street Analyst Who Warned on GE Ahead of Crash Calls Clinton Foundation ďCharity FraudĒ

    05/07/2016 8:56:04 AM PDT · by chopperman · 27 replies
    The Clinton Foundationís finances are so messy that the nationís most influential charity watchdog put it on its ďwatch listĒ of problematic nonprofits last month. The Clinton familyís mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid. The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends. ďIt seems like the Clinton Foundation operates as a slush fund for the Clintons,Ē said Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a government watchdog group...
  • Only half of the $6 million Trump raised for vets has been delivered to charities

    04/23/2016 6:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2016 | John Sexton
    One of Trump‚Äôs most enduring and arguably most endearing campaign lines has been his promise to treat American vets better. When Trump dropped out of a Fox News debate in January he held a separate event at which he raised money for veterans. But three months later, Trump‚Äôs campaign adviser for veterans, Al Baldasaro, doesn‚Äôt seem too concerned about it. He told the Daily Beast, ‚ÄúI¬ím not concerned about it, because I know [Trump is] an honorable, honest guy¬Ö you guys just want to say, ¬Ďgotcha.¬í‚ÄĚTo be fair, Baldasaro is not a Trump staffer. The real problem is that...
  • Obama's income fell to $436,000, lowest of his presidency

    04/15/2016 10:38:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2016 5:59 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obamaís income fell to just over $436,000 in 2015, the lowest of his presidency, and he and first lady Michelle Obama paid nearly $81,500 in taxes, according to tax returns the White House released on Friday. The presidentís more modest adjusted gross income reflected book sales that have continued to fall off in the years since he last published in 2006. The first family paid an effective tax rate of 18.7 percent. The Obamas also reported donating $64,000 to charity, or about 15 percent of their income. Their largest charitable donation, $9,000, went to the Fisher House Foundation,...
  • Sanders gave 4 percent of income to charity in 2014

    04/15/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 15, 2016 9:51 PM EDT | Chad Day
    Bernie Sanders released his full 2014 federal tax return Friday, revealing that he mostly lives off a six-figure government salary and donated about 4 percent of his familyís income to charitable causes. Sanders and his wife, Jane, donated $8,350 to charity while reporting an adjusted gross income of about $205,000 that year, according to the couple's joint tax return. The share of his familyís income that went to charity was about one-third the percentage of income that his primary opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, gave to charitable groups. The Sanders campaign...
  • Trump claims $102 million charitable donations over last 5 years, but gave no personal cash

    04/11/2016 8:20:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/11/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    In a lengthy analysis of data provided by the Trump campaign, Washington Post writers David A. Fahrenthold and¬† Rosalind S. Heiderman find that claimed charitable contributions by Donald Trump included no actual cash from his personal funds. Since the first day of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has said that he gave more than $102 million to charity in the past five years. To back up that claim, Trump‚Äôs campaign compiled a list of his contributions ‚ÄĒ 4,844 of them, filling 93 pages. But, in that massive list, one thing was missing. Not a single one of those donations...
  • Petition to stop Trump: only the State can be generous! (People's Cube humor)

    04/07/2016 5:55:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 6 Apr 16 | Hammer and Loupe
    We urge all out progressive readers to sign our petition calling on Donald Trump to stop his reactionary support of private charities, stop being generous, and let the state take care of people! The state always is there to help the oppressed and the downtrodden. Donald Trump's theatrics include handing a scholarship for the former Miss Wisconsin's son, flying an ill boy, giving a simple bus driver money, and giving donations to veteran groups. Instead, Mr. Trump should consider expanding government services, where thousands of caring bureaucrats can help the toiling masses as a class, according to their needs. It...
  • Here's what Trump gets wrong

    03/15/2016 3:17:52 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016 March 14 | Ron Insana
    In many ways, Donald Trump's political talking points are Orwellian at best. His constant insistence that the U.S. is not "winning" is being repeated with such pneumatic regularity that voters believe it. Or if they don't yet, they may soon. Whether we are getting killed on trade or being flooded with illegal immigrants, Donald Trump has been making arguments that were, in part, true thirty years ago, but most certainly not today. The "INGSOC" slogans in Orwell's epic dystopian novel, "1984": "War is Peace" "Freedom is Slavery" "Ignorance is Strength" Would fit nicely among Trump's litany of incongruous phrases: "The...
  • Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About

    03/10/2016 2:38:30 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 9, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    Every now and then I’m reminded of just how clever Satan can be, especially during Lent.Consider, for example, a pernicious little sin that seems to have taken root and grown in the age of social media: detraction. I’ve been seeing it more and more. Nobody really talks about it or the harm it inflicts — though the pope has stressed, often, the inherent evil of its close cousin,  gossip. (The pontiff has even compared gossip to terrorism.)So what’s the big deal? Let me count the ways.First, the catechism teaches that detraction is a sin against the eighth commandment: 2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and...
  • WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT IS A FRAUD

    11/11/2013 8:53:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 81 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/11/13 | Dean Graham US Army Ret, Iraq Vet
    The Wounded Warriors Project (WWP) pays millions of dollars for commercials showing injured service members. Many were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements (Why?). I have talked to many Veterans who were promised many things from WWP and did not receive anything in return for the use of their likeness in commercials and print ads. The commercials do not mention anything WWP does to help the injured service members. Listen closely to the commercials as they parade an injured veteran around like an injured animal. They pay famous actors and musicians to pull on the nationís heart strings. Fox News takes...
  • Wounded Warrior Project execs fired

    03/10/2016 3:28:40 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 82 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | CBS NEWS
    In an update to a CBS News investigation of the country's largest veterans charity, Wounded Warrior Project, the board has fired the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer. The CBS News investigation raised questions about how the charity spends the millions of dollars it receives in donations each year. Wounded Warrior Project's CEO, Steven Nardizzi, and COO, Al Giordano, were fired after criticisms from more than 40 employees about how it spends its more than $800 million raised in donations in the past four years. The allegations include lavish spending by the charity at staff retreats, and other...
  • What happened to Trump's donations to veterans?

    03/04/2016 11:26:55 AM PST · by GilGil · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/4/2016 | Drew Griffin
    The Trump campaign said the event raised $6 million for different veterans groups, with Trump himself contributing $1 million, but details released by the campaign Thursday show only about half of that money has been dispersed so far. The campaign did not provide specifics earlier this week, but after a CNN report aired Thursday morning questioning the contributions, a spokeswoman shared a list in the afternoon showing 27 veterans organizations that have received a total of $2.9 million to date.
  • Wasted Charity; Why the 'compassion industry' is not helping the poor.

    02/24/2016 5:06:23 AM PST · by tired&retired · 16 replies
    ChristianityToday.com ^ | 11/11/11 | Amy Sherman
    Robert Lupton's book is ruffling some feathers. In Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It) (HarperOne), the 40-year veteran urban minister "takes the gloves off" and argues that much of Americans' charitable giving "is either wasted or actually harms the people it is targeted to help. "Years of charitable giving at home and abroad, Lupton contends, have made barely a dent in reducing poverty and often encourage dependency. Toxic Charity offers some statistics, but more stories, as evidence that both our philosophy and practice of charity are frequently misguided. Lupton grieves that...
  • Justice Scalia‚Äôs Great Heart

    02/16/2016 6:59:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Fee.org ^ | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    Justice Scalia's Great HeartMay God rest his soul Jeffrey Tucker Saturday, February 13, 2016 Some of Justice Antonin Scalia's decisions I agreed with and some I disagreed with. But I've never once doubted the sincerity of his beliefs. Now that he is gone from this earth, I can tell a story I've held inside for many years, a scene that touched me deeply and profoundly. I cannot think of him without remembering this moment. It was a spring afternoon some years ago, and he was attending church services, sitting in a back pew, holding his prayer book in his hands....
  • [false] Reports question Trump's giving to veterans groups

    01/31/2016 5:24:05 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 123 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016 January 29 | Adam Shaw
    Donald Trump announced Friday he raised $6 million for veterans at his fundraiser in Iowa the night before. Iowa was amazing last night. The event could not have worked out better. We raised $6,000,000 for our great vets. ‚ÄĒ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > But this would appear a significant increase from what he's given to the cause before, according to some reports which questioned whether the billionaire businessman has been a consistent donor to vet groups. Showbiz 411 reports that the Donald J. Trump Foundation gave a total of $2.6 million in charitable donations in the last three years,...
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • 1985: Donald Trump Donates $1 Million to NYC Vietnam Vets--

    01/28/2016 9:05:09 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    Sheborg Blog ^ | November 28, 2015 | Sheborg
    Vietnam vets memorial at NYC brings tears, embraces, outrage By RANDALL HACKLEY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK 1AP r -- 1885 Thousands of Vietnam veterans who returned home to indifference or worse gathered in wheelchairs, military fatigues and business suits to help dedicate the ci-ty's memonal to these who fought in Southeast Asia Today. an estimated 20.000 veterans will get the homecoming they never received a decade ago when the last Americans left Vietnam A tickettape parade is planned across the Brooklyn Bndge into the -Canyon of Heroes" in Wall Street About A 000 Vietnam veterans came together Monday night...
  • Wounded Warrior Project reportedly accused of wasting donor money

    01/27/2016 9:17:05 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CBS via FoxNews ^ | January 26, 2016 | staff
    The charity for wounded veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project, is facing accusations of using donor money toward excessive spending on conferences and parties instead of on recovery programs, according to a CBS News report.
  • Charity at Christmas

    01/06/2016 6:24:36 AM PST · by NRx
    As I've mentioned in previous blogs, some of the church fathers saw the giving of charity as a financial transaction which put God in debt to us (see for example my blog: Christmas: Give a Coat, Receive Immortality). No doubt the imagery was used as an incentive to get people to give to charity. The idea was based on interpreting particular passages of the Gospel. Below is a quote from St. John Chrysostom in which he portrays giving your goods to charity as a way to transfer them to heaven. When you arrive in heaven, you will be able...
  • HSBC bank cuts off services to Muslim charity

    01/04/2016 1:49:01 PM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 01/04/2016 | Shafik Mandhai
    HSBC bank cuts off services to Muslim charityMove against Islamic Relief is latest to affect Muslim groups in the UK but the bank denies motives are religious. Banking giant HSBC has stopped offering financial services to the charity Islamic Relief, which becomes the latest Muslim organisation to have its ties with the company cut. Islamic Relief UK was told by HSBC its activities in "high-risk jurisdictions" posed a challenge to the bank due to pressure from US authorities to deal with money laundering, according to a statement published on the charity's website on Monday.
  • Crockett and Cruz

    01/03/2016 8:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Courier ^ | January 3, 2016 | Steve Toth
    Texans cherish the memory of Davy Crockett's heroic death at the Alamo in 1836 but few know what led him there or why he fought so valiantly. Throughout his life, Davy Crockett was renowned for his love of liberty and fierce loyalty to the Constitution. Originally a Democrat, Crockett found he could no longer identify with the party's positions which he believed were straying from our country's founding principles. As a man who believed in individual liberty and the principle of congressional restraint this shift was unacceptable to him. He left the party in 1833 and joined the Whig party...
  • Donald Trump: The Least Charitable Billionaire In The World

    12/27/2015 3:11:11 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 186 replies
    News Examiner ^ | 8/15 | Ben Davis
    How miserly is The Donald? From 1990 through 2009, Trump has personally donated a total of just $3.7 million to his foundation, which was incorporated in 1987. In fact, the billionaire is not even the largest contributor to his own charitable organization. Tax returns show that World Wrestling Entertainment has given Trump’s foundation a total of $5 million in return for the developer’s assistance in working a couple of televised angles along with WWE boss Vince McMahon. The WWE gave Trump’s foundation $4 million in 2007 for his help in promoting that year’s WrestleMania festivities, and another $1 million in...
  • Trump Charities

    12/27/2015 7:52:12 AM PST · by GilGil · 11 replies
    Trump Organization ^ | 12/27/2015 | Erick Trump
    Founded in 2006, The Eric Trump Foundation (ETF) is dedicated to raising money for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To date, ETF has donated and pledged nearly $30 million dollars to St. Jude. By using Trump-owned facilities, full-time volunteers and donated goods and services, The Eric Trump Foundation maintains one of the lowest expense ratios of any foundation in the country.
  • School lunch lady fired for giving free meal to hungry kid is offered job back

    12/24/2015 11:35:59 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 24 December 2015 | AP
    A southeastern Idaho cafeteria worker said she was fired for giving a student a free meal costing $1.70, but the school district offered her the job back after a national outcry. Dalene Bowden received a termination letter from the Pocatello School District last week after she gave a tray of food to a 12-year-old student who said she didn't have money for the meal.
  • The Hitchhiker‚Äôs Guide to Charity

    12/22/2015 11:46:30 AM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Mike Reid
    What's the difference between a charitable transaction (like giving a hitchhiker a ride or giving a beggar your spare change) and an ordinary market transaction (such as paying for a bus ride or paying a kid to shine your shoes)?
  • Have we finally gone too far on crowdfunding?

    12/20/2015 2:07:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this month I was reading an article from Ester Bloom at The Atlantic dealing with the burgeoning trend of crowdfunding which raises some perplexing questions. She starts out by noting that there’s been something of a cultural shift in America on the subject of money. There was a time when asking for money was a rather uncomfortable subject and people generally only fell back on that approach as a last resort. It was not that long ago that people were squeamish about asking each other for money. Bringing up the subject of personal finances at all used to be...
  • Are kids from religious backgrounds really more selfish than their nonreligious peers? (Salon)

    12/14/2015 7:28:16 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | 12/13/15 | Michael Schulson
    Are kids from more religious families more or less altruistic than their peers from less-religious families? That's what a high-profile new study from University of Chicago neuroscientist Jean Decety and a global crew of collaborators sought to determine... (snip) In their study, Decety and his colleagues gave the sticker test to 1,170 kids at schools in six cities--Amman, Cape Town, Chicago, Guangzhou, Istanbul, and Toronto...The researchers also gave the kids another test, in which they watched videos of people hurting other people, and then judged (a) how mean the bullies were, and (b) how much punishment the bullies deserved. (snip)...
  • Thousands Line Up For Free Holiday Meal Vouchers

    12/03/2015 12:32:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WFOR-TV ^ | December 2, 2015 | Gaby Fleischman
    MIAMI (CBSMIami) ‚Äď It‚Äôs a celebration that‚Äôs become a pre-holiday tradition in little Havana‚Ķ People lining up and camping out for a bit of holiday help, many waiting since Thanksgiving Day, dancing and playing dominos to pass the time hoping to snatch up one of 3,000 vouchers for a hot meal. For 50 years CAMACOL, the Latin chamber of commerce has handed out Christmas gift baskets, packed with turkey and all the trimmings. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs really good,‚ÄĚ said Anna Duquerne, one of the many people waiting in line. ‚ÄúThey help us a lot when they give this out.‚ÄĚ(continued)
  • The Cab Ride I‚Äôll Never Forget

    12/02/2015 11:09:43 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 36 replies
    There was a time in my life twenty years ago when I was driving a cab for a living. It was a cowboy's life, a gambler's life, a life for someone who wanted no boss, constant movement and the thrill of a dice roll every time a new passenger got into the cab. What I didn't count on when I took the job was that it was also a ministry. Because I drove the night shift, my cab became a rolling confessional. Passengers would climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity and tell me of their lives. We were...
  • Thousands of Red Cross volunteers in Holland won‚Äôt help refugees

    11/30/2015 7:25:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Dutch News ^ | November 30, 2015
    Thousands of volunteers for the Red Cross in the Netherlands say they are not prepared to help refugees, according to a confidential report in the hands of broadcaster Nos. The organisation carried out a survey of 1,300 of its 30,000 volunteers and found around one in five was unwilling to work with asylum seekers. The reasons given ranged from ‚ÄėI‚Äôd rather see our borders closed‚Äô to ‚Äėthere is nothing for them here‚Äô, while others said most refugees are after an easy life. The Red Cross is holding a meeting with officials from all 25 districts on December 15 in an...
  • The IRS's Plan to Chill Charitable Giving

    11/22/2015 8:05:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | November 21, 2015 | Logan Albright
    Don’t you love donating to causes you believe in? Don’t you love that warm fuzzy feeling from knowing that contributing to a worthy cause? And don’t you especially love that you can support whatever organization you choose anonymously? That last one is especially important given the news over the last few years that the IRS has been targeting conservatives with audits and denial of tax-free status for nakedly political reasons. Well, if the IRS has their way, this may be a luxury that will soon go the way of the dinosaur. A new rule is proposing that non-profit organizations collect...
  • Charities chafe at IRS proposal to collect donors' Social Security numbers

    11/22/2015 2:03:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2015 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    The IRS once again has stirred the ire of nonprofit groups, this time with a proposal organizations say could someday require them to collect and hand over the Social Security numbers of their donors. Under the proposed rule, the IRS would create an optional filing for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Those participating would, as part of their yearly report, turn over the Social Security numbers of any donors who give $250 or more to a charity in a given year. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know any charity that would adopt this, but those who do will certainly be scaring their donors,‚ÄĚ said Mark Fitzgibbons,...
  • Making Bratton's Point, NYC Homeless Man -aka 'Bum'- Rakes in $200/hr Begging in Manhattan

    11/11/2015 7:18:27 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Maybe people need to start listening to NYC Police Commissioner†Bill Bratton†when he recently suggested that New Yorkers refrain from giving money to street†beggars if they'd like to alleviate the panhandling epidemic brought on by the serially-misguided DeBlasio era. † Of course he was immediately attacked as some sort of heartless monster by the left with hashtags†and worse... And while I can't prove how much heart the NYPD's head cop may-or-may-not have, he's got to have one hell of a lot more brains in his head than the 'progressive' NYers now inflicting their knee-jerk' 'caring' on the man: handing drunks...
  • Clinton charity WILL refile two years of tax returns over errors - after trying to get out of it

    11/05/2015 2:01:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/15 | J. Taylor Rushing
    An offshoot of the Clinton Foundation has announced plans to resubmit its federal tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service, reversing an earlier decision against such a move. The Clinton Health Access Initiative, which offers HIV/AIDS treatment and vaccination programs, had decided on Monday that its 2012 and 2013 990 forms had only minor errors that do not require them to be refiled with the IRS. In the wake of media criticism, however, the group changed its mind again on Wednesday. 'As previously stated, the minor errors on the 2012 and 2013 CHAI 990s are immaterial and do not require...