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  • A listers line up to pay tribute to Forrest Gump star Gary Sinise for helping veterans

    02/14/2019 12:03:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/14/19 | Leah McDonald
    Patricia Heaton, Tom Hanks and many others laud the 'Forrest Gump' star and help celebrate his new memoir A host of stars recorded touching tributes to actor Gary Sinise for dedicating his career to helping veterans and their families in a heartwarming video. The Forrest Gump star set up the Gary Sinise Foundation in 2011, which raises more than $30 million annually for programs including building specially adapted homes for disabled and injured army veterans and trips for army families. Now, 25 years since he played wounded veteran Lieutenant Dan in the iconic movie, Sinise's colleagues, fellow actors and veterans...
  • Meghan Markle uses bananas to relay uplifting messages to sex workers

    02/02/2019 12:56:36 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 1, 2019 | Michael Bartiromo
    Meghan Markle doesn’t just make bread with bananas. She also uses the fruit to share inspirational messages. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped by for an unexpected visit at the One25 charity foundation in Bristol on Friday, where Meghan proceeded to help bag up care packages to be delivered to women who need help breaking free of, or building new lives away from, street sex work. But Meghan didn’t just pack up the meals — she also spearheaded an idea to share uplifting messages to the women aided by the charity by writing them directly on the bananas included in...
  • Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity

    01/27/2019 12:39:23 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/26/2019 | Isabel Vincent
    For the world’s richest man, charity begins — and stays — at home. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has given only a tiny fraction of his $160 billion fortune to philanthropic causes, falling far behind fellow billionaires such as Bill and Melinda Gates and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, public records show. Although Bezos, 55, and his estranged wife MacKenzie recently pledged $2 billion to a new charitable initiative, their previous giving amounts to a total of just over $145 million or .0906 percent — far less than one percent — of their net worth. Out of $100,000,...
  • Former Phillies Pitcher Cole Hamels Is Donating His $9.75M Mansion to Charity

    01/05/2019 9:58:13 AM PST · by Bob434 · 13 replies
    NBC Philidelphia ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Hannah Everman
    Not sure on their excerpt policy- so I'll just post the link here, and point out that in their report, they make no mention of the fact that this pitcher donated this property to a Christian camp, Camp Barnabas, and don't mention the fact that this camp puts Christ first, and always "points people to Christ in everything we do". This is an old story from 2017, but thought it was pretty cool.
  • Can Someone Tell Me About the Wounded Warrior Project?

    12/25/2018 7:48:34 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 75 replies
    Vanity | December 25, 2018 | Jim Noble
    I have the opportunity to make some donations this year that I wouldn't normally be able to do. I'm interested in the Wounded Warrior Project but I have read conflicting information about it. Asking for any input about this charity from those who know.
  • How He’s Beating Homelessness Without Government Help

    12/24/2018 4:58:46 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 23, 2018 | Kelsey Harkness
    George Opudo used to drive for Uber. Picking up and dropping off customers at Union Station in Washington, just steps away from the U.S. Capitol, he’d look at homeless people and think: “That’d never be me.” But in September 2017, Opudo lost his car, his job, and all of his worldly possessions. With no place to go and no food to eat, Opudo was homeless. “I was so hungry, I didn’t know what to do,” Opudo told The Daily Signal. Walking around Union Station, he asked a woman where he could find some food. “She said, ‘Go down to the...
  • George H.W. Bush sponsored Filipino child through Colorado-based charity

    12/06/2018 10:02:27 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | 5 Dec, 2018 | Ellie Mulder
    Nearly 20 years ago, former President George H.W. Bush wanted to sponsor a Filipino boy named Timothy through Colorado Springs-based nonprofit Compassion International — but first, he needed a pseudonym. “He’s passed away now, so it’s probably not a classified name anymore — it was George Walker,” said Wess Stafford, Compassion president emeritus. “That’s the same name that he used, apparently, whenever he checked into a hospital and they needed to have it unknown that he was in there.” Bush’s security team was worried about Timothy’s safety, said Stafford. If word had gotten out that the child was communicating with...
  • Charitable Giving by Nations

    11/13/2018 5:56:20 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 2 replies
    Macron's comments about nationalism: “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying our interests first ... we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what gives it grace, and what is essential: its moral values." Macron's premise seems to be that loving one's nation and putting its interests first is somehow synonymous with selfishly turning ones back on the rest of the world. Arguably, charitable giving is a valuable index of how much a nation and its people care about the rest of the world. The link is to a...
  • NYC SYNAGOGUE VANDALISM SUSPECT IS FORMER CITY HALL ANTI-HATE CRIME INTERN

    11/03/2018 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11.03.18 | Luke Rosiak
    The suspect in a synagogue vandalism act that forced the cancellation of a Democratic event is reportedly a former City Hall employee who worked on anti-hate crime issues and is a Democratic activist, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The New York Times and a Jewish couple helped the impoverished gay black man attend college where he studied African American studies, according to The Times. He resented New York liberals as patronizing, and railed against Israel and cultural appropriation, according to his Facebook profile. Before knowing his identity, politicians said the vandalism demonstrated why voting Democratic was needed and...
  • Why Hasn’t Trump’s Refugee Policy Repelled His Christian Supporters?

    09/21/2018 4:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 21, 2018 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Refugees are not simply impoverished migrants. A refugee is defined, by a 1951 international convention, as a person who, “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted … is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.” The maximum number of refugees that the U.S. should accept in a given year is a fraught question. Dara Lind reports that in the final year of the Carter administration, federal officials settled on the answer 231,700. Under Reagan, the answer fluctuated between a high of 217,000...
  • Brad Pitt built dozens of homes in New Orleans after Katrina...falling apart and residents suing.

    09/12/2018 1:52:58 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 100 replies
    https://www.nbcnews.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Brandy Zadrozny, Kit Ramgopal and Farnoush Amiri
    NEW ORLEANS — Kamaria Allen had no plans to return to the Lower 9th Ward after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. But then she saw the new houses. Billed as flood-safe and futuristic, the Make It Right homes towered over vacant lots in pops of teal, lemon and lavender. Houses like that just didn’t exist in the working-class, mostly black section of New Orleans that Allen’s family had called home for four generations — and definitely not for $130,000.
  • Nonprofits are hiring people three times faster than for-profit companies

    08/31/2018 5:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fast Company ^ | August 31, 2018 | Ben Paynter
    It’s the third largest sector–after retail and manufacturing–and it’s growing fast. Nonprofits are creating jobs at three times the rate of their for-profit counterparts, according to new data from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. “If you look at the period over the last decade from 2007 right before the financial crisis and up to 2016, nonprofit growth in employment was almost 17 percent and the for-profit growth rate was under 5 percent over that 10 year period,” says Lester Salamon, the center’s director. Nonprofits still make up around one-tenth of the total labor force, and have hired...
  • Trump Gives $400,000 to Repair Military Cemeteries — Liberal Media Ignores the Story

    08/01/2018 2:24:00 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 3 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug. 1, 2018 | Jim Holt
    President Trump has donated his salary each quarter to different federal agencies. President Donald Trump donated his first-quarter 2018 salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Trump and Melania reveal their wedding gift to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    05/17/2018 10:21:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 17, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will be donating to a charity of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice in honor of their wedding. "President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a contribution to one of the 7 charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts,' Lindsay Walters, a spokeswoman for the White House, told the Daily Mail ahead of the nuptials on Saturday. The organizations chosen by the British prince and his American fiancee include the Children's HIV Association, Crisis, the Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty's Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage, and...
  • Vanity: Need Recommendations for Conservative Charities

    05/16/2018 7:25:57 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 41 replies
    5/16/2018 | Me
    I have the opportunity to donate quite a bit of money out of a trust to the charities of my choosing. I used to personally donate to Save the Children until I watched them posting all this Huffpo garbage on their Facebook page. O'Sullivan's Law is a real phenomenon, so I'm looking for some charities that will help those in need but also those that reflect our values. I was thinking St. Jude's Children's Hospital and The Wounded Warrior Project - any others or better ones that you guys would recommend?
  • Costco turned away money to their Children's Miracle Network fund - it was from a gun company

    05/13/2018 7:03:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5-2018
  • Inside a powerful Silicon Valley charity, a toxic culture festered

    05/12/2018 8:37:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 5/11/2018 | David Gelles
    As Silicon Valley technology executives have amassed enormous fortunes in recent years, one relatively obscure group — the Silicon Valley Community Foundation — has emerged as the local charity of choice. Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has donated stock worth more than $1.8 billion to the foundation. Reed Hastings, the founder and chief executive of Netflix, has given $100 million. And many other tech titans, including the Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen, have donated millions. According to interviews with a half dozen former and current employees, some of whom only agreed to do so on the...
  • America before and after welfare handouts

    05/09/2018 7:32:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/9/2018 | Walter Williams
    Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no history of Americans dying on the streets because they could not find food or basic medical assistance. Respecting the biblical commandment to honor thy father and mother, children took care of their elderly or infirm parents. Family members and the local church also helped those who had fallen on hard times.
  • Charity versus Welfare: We conservatives have abandoned the poor to an evil government.

    05/05/2018 5:38:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2018 | Hank Wallace
    You are driving through downtown, and you see a homeless woman standing on the corner. You think, "I hope she is getting some help." You drive on. There are two sources for help for that homeless woman: charity and welfare. Let's examine them, how they work, and their effects on her and the rest of us. First, charity. There are many charitable organizations in every locality, taking voluntary donations from private citizens, churches, and businesses and aiding people in need. But let's look at charity on a more personal level. Let's say you, sitting in your car observing the homeless...
  • Clinton Charity Fraud Biggest Scandal in US History – Kevin Shipp on: 03/11/2018 by Greg Hunter

    03/12/2018 3:06:06 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 65 replies
    USA Watch Dog ^ | 3/11/2018 | Greg Hunter
    Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says the reason for all the crime and treason at the FBI and DOJ all boils down to one thing–the Clinton so-called “charity.” Shipp explains, “Hillary Clinton was running and is running a global financial criminal syndicate. She was using these secret servers to conduct Clinton financial money laundering business. The shocking thing about that is all the former directors of the CIA that have come out to support her, from Clapper to Brennan to Morell to Robert Gates supporting her being elected, knew about this criminal syndicate. Comey was protecting it. Lynch...