Omaha family gives up holiday gift exchange, gives to charity instead

Two years ago Omahan June Staples and her family decided to stop spending money on one another and instead give it to people who really needed it. “I think that some of us, we really don’t need anything,” said Susan Nasif, June’s daughter, also of Omaha. “And we saw the need in the community, so…

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg donates $100M to charity 

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has donated more than $100 million in Facebook stock to a fund for charitable causes, according to a regulatory filing published Wednesday. Sandberg donated 880,000 Class “A” Facebook shares to the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Fund on November 21, according to a filing with the Securities and…

25 Most Giving Cities in the U.S.

You appreciate the value of helping those less fortunate, preserving the environment, and improving the conditions of the world around you. That’s why we analyzed hundreds of thousands of social-media posts from across the country to determine America’s most charitable destinations. We scoured the web for posts using the hashtags #charity, #donate, and #volunteer to…

Douglassville teen helps raise pediatric cancer awareness

Katie Sorah never got the opportunity to meet Aidan Dunion.The teenager missed getting to know the youngster, who adored superheroes and loved playing video games. She knew him only as the brave 4-year-old fighting a rare form of brain cancer who lived down the street. But that was enough. Aidan, the son of Pat and…

How a Cancer Patient Gives Back to Her Doctor

Source: The Wall Street Journal / LUCETTE LAGNADO Bita Javadizadeh needed to be hopeful when she went to see an oncologist. A surgeon had told her she had a rare form of liver cancer that was considered inoperable. It had spread, and without treatment, he told her, she would have six months to live. “Am I…

$500k Raised at 10th Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

Source: WJZ Chesapeake Urology’s 10th annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run Walk happened Sunday at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. In its 10th year, over 2,300 people were registered participants, raising $500,00 since the event, with more money expected to come in over the next month. The donations help fund critical programs and services to fight prostate cancer for men in undeserved…

Revlon Celebrates Continued Contribution to Eradicate Breast Cancer for Good

Revlon is proud to announce that it has made a $1 million donation to the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program to continue their groundbreaking research in hope to eradicate cancer for good. The donation was made by Revlon Chairman Ronald O. Perelman and Revlon CEO Fabian Garcia at their annual philanthropic luncheon in support of…

Charity continues to feed thousands in northeastern Alabama

Source: The Anniston Star / Laura Camper When Reaching Out International makes its monthly visits to Cleburne County, hundreds of people normally show up to get some of the food the group brings. Tuesday was no exception. From women with babies balanced on their hips to older people who needed a chair to rest in…