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How Passing the Plate Becomes the 'Sunday Morning Stickup'
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, church, Christianity, giving, tithing, hypocrisy, charity, blackmail )

Freya
- 20 days ago - cnn.com
David Lee had just opened his wallet for two successive offerings at a church one Sunday morning when a pastor walked onto the pulpit to pass on a request. "You all going to think I'm crazy, but God says give again," the pastor said.
Homeless Man Receives $100... Then Shocks Everyone With How He Spends It
Society & Culture  (tags: homeless, charity, kindness )

Tomoko
- 193 days ago - today.com
Let's face it: Many of us hesitate to hand money to the homeless, concerned they will spend it in ways we'd consider unwise.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Fort Luaderdale Mayor: Don't Jail People For Feeding the City's Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, corruption, evil, homelessness, punishing philanthropy and volunteers, legal ethics, morality, charity, immorality, law, freedoms, culture, politics, society )

Cal
- 240 days ago - act.faithfulamerica.org
A few weeks ago, the city passed a cruel law that outlaws the distribution of food to homeless people in public. When 90-year-old chef Arnold Abbott led a group of church volunteers in serving trays of hot food, he and others were arrested
REMEMBER NATIVE AMERICANS: Send E-Mails to Your Friends and Family and Help Feed a Native American Family OnThanksgiving
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, goodnews, Native Americans, culture, charity, charity work, activists, politics, society, family )

Cal
- 265 days ago - nrcprograms.org
Just send 5 Free eCards to people you know, and a sweet, delicious pumpkin pie* will be donated to our Operation Turkey Dinner for Thanksgiving! Your actions will help feed Native American Families who need your help to enjoy this bounty
GOOD NEWS! First Nations Fisherman Donates 500 Sockeye to Vancouver Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: charity, making a difference, activists, rights, goodnews, philanthropy, world )

Cal
- 311 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
A First Nations fisherman donated 500 of the fish to organizations and a homeless encampment in the downtrodden neighborhood in Vancouver.
378 People 'Pay It Forward' at Fla. Starbucks
Society & Culture  (tags: kindness, charity, Starbucks, Florida, paying it forward )

Freya
- 317 days ago - news.msn.com
A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.
620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs
Society & Culture  (tags: military, politics, news, poverty amongst the troos, charity, food banks, providing for our military, Food policy, government, ethics, crime, americans )

Cal
- 317 days ago - thenation.com
a new report found that the nation's food pantries serve 620,000 families with a member in the military--another troubling indication that service members battling against poverty must often rely on the generosity of our charities.
McDonald's Employee Fired After She Paid to Feed First Responders
Society & Culture  (tags: McDonald's, workers, charity, first responders, injustice, fast food )

Freya
- 502 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Heather Levia is 23-years-old, has twins, works two jobs, and is in nursing school. She works incredibly hard, and therefore has an appreciation for the hard work first responders do. When some firefighters in Olean, New York, came in to order food...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Bill Gross Helps Farm Families in Need Through Farm Rescue
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, GoodNews, ethics, Helping farm families, charity )

Cal
- 502 days ago - csmonitor.com
Nonprofit Farm Rescue plants and harvests crops free of charge for farmers who have been touched by illness, injury, or a natural disaster.
TAKE ACTION NOW! CLICK TO GIVE---HELP US END HOMELESSNESS!
Society & Culture  (tags: Homelsssness, click to give, society, charity, activism, making a difference, politics, ethics, family, americans, government, freedoms, activists )

Cal
- 520 days ago - clicktogive.com
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. By improving policy, building capacity, and educating opinion leaders, the Alliance has become a lea
Do Good. Feel Good: TakePart's Guide to Giving to Amazing Charities
Society & Culture  (tags: charity, making a difference, GIving Tuesday, ethics, politics, news, environment )

Cal
- 580 days ago - takepart.com
TakePart is proud to be your home for donations on #GivingTuesday--or any day you want to make a difference.
GOOD NEWS! Donors Raise $100,000 for Homeless Man Who Turned in Bag Containing $42K
Society & Culture  (tags: good news, charity, paying it forward, society, GoodNews, goodnews, ethics, humans, interesting )

Cal
- 655 days ago - globalpost.com
Glen James, who lives in a shelter in Boston, found the bag at a shopping mall.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! Random Acts of Pizza: How to Donate
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, charity, random acts of pizza, random acts of kindness )

Cal
- 1467 days ago - abcnews.go.com
On Random Acts of Pizza, people post personal stories looking for help, and then strangers fulfill the requests that speak to them the most. If the order is for someone far away, the site suggests sending a gift card for pizza, rather than placing the ord
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Making Sure 'Motel Kids' Don't Go Hungry
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, GoodNews, child, children, fighting hunger, charity, good works, heroes, ethics, humans, society, politics, usa, news, interesting )

Cal
- 1563 days ago - cnn.com
In the shadows of Disneyland, often referred to as the "happiest place on Earth," many children are living a reality that's far from carefree. Chef Bruno Serato serves up free pasta to hungry children in Orange County, California
Vision: Research Shows People Are Often Selfless -- Government Should Cultivate the Giving Instinct
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, charity, culture, education, family, freedoms, government, interesting, news, politics, selflessness, society )

Kit
- 1638 days ago - alternet.org
"If you actually look at the data -- the hard science on how people really behave -- it becomes clear that the selfishness assumption is violated all the time. It is remarkably unusual for people to behave in a purely selfish fashion."
 

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