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Lift Ban on Churches Feeding the Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: charity, altruism, homelessness, giving, injustice, laws, petitions )

- 314 days ago -
It's tough to say when our societal values shifted so dramatically, but for some reason now, government at large has decided that charity for the homeless is a crime.
How Passing the Plate Becomes the 'Sunday Morning Stickup'
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, church, Christianity, giving, tithing, hypocrisy, charity, blackmail )

- 1195 days ago -
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.
Haiti: Give Money, Not Stuff
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, giving, charity, Haiti, world, humans, interesting )

- 3170 days ago -
If you're considering doing your part, that's great. But, experts say, whatever you do, don't donate anything but money. Under no circumstances should you mail care packages, toys, food or clothes.
The Neediest Cases
Society & Culture  (tags: society, charities, giving, helping, children, men. women, GoodNews )

- 3218 days ago -
Since 1912, the fund has provided direct assistance to children, families and the elderly in New York.
Local 10-Year-Old Collects Over 1,000 Coats for the Needy
Society & Culture  (tags: society, children, charity, kindness, giving, homeless, coat drives, GoodNews )

- 3220 days ago -
(WHAS11) A ten-year-old girl with a big heart finally achieved her dream on Friday. For the past two years, Makenzie Smith has organized coat drives for the homeless.
Making Food Pantries Shine
Society & Culture  (tags: society, Stewart stores, food pantries, milk money, generousity, charity, giving, stimulus funds, economy, goodnews )

- 3355 days ago -
ALBANY, N.Y.-It's federal stimulus money turned milk money. For the first time in seven years, the Food Pantries for the Capital District announced they've been able to purchase milk coupons to hand out to local pantries.
Senior Gives $40K College Scholarship To Friend
Society & Culture  (tags: society, College, High School Seniors, kindness, charity, giving, goodness, education )

- 3389 days ago -
SALINAS, Calif. -- While most graduating high school seniors and their parents are consumed with the worry college costs bring, one student has decided to give away $40,000 in scholarship money.
Six Year Old's Cut Hair for Cancer
Society & Culture  (tags: society, children, kindness, giving, charity, cancer victims, locks of love )

- 3391 days ago -
Malta, NY-Two Stillwater elementary kindergartners grew their hair long only so they could cut it for cancer. Olivia Robertson and Gianna Moraci are both six years old and will both cut more than 10 inches of their own hair to help cancer victims.
Clothes for Veterans in Need
Society & Culture  (tags: society, Vets, in need, Memorial day, Charity, giving, helping, GoodNews )

- 3411 days ago -
Albany, NY- This Memorial Day weekend, TSA workers get together to give back to those whom the holiday is meant to honor. The TSA teamed up with the Veterans Medical Center in Syracuse to provide clothing to vets in need.
Spirit of Giving: 4-Year-Old Sells His Toys to Donate to Toys for Tots
Society & Culture  (tags: navajo reservation, Tuba City, Christmas, Giving, children, child, culture, society, ethics, GoodNews, humans, interesting, news, philanthropy )

- 3571 days ago -
WINDOW ROCK -- A 4-year-old boy from Tuba City has made a generous donation to help others have a merry Christmas.
Paul Newman: Philanthropist Par Excellence
Society & Culture  (tags: Paul Newman, Newman's Own, philanthropy, giving, children, Joanne Woodward, greatness, charity, sharing )

- 3648 days ago -
I will always remember Paul Newman, not primarily as an actor, but as a person who used the fortune he made from acting to better the lives of millions. Here's an obituary from SLATE MAGAZINE on just that subject.
America's Giving Challenge
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, donate, good news, giving, charity )

- 3914 days ago -
Champion a Cause and have the chance to get $50,000 for the charity of your choice. The eight individuals whose charity badges attract the most unique donors through the America's Giving Challenge will get $50,000 for their cause.

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