Rangers player gives amazing gift to homeless couple

Before New York Ranger Matt Puempel joined his teammates for the biggest game of the season, he stopped to help a couple whose problems are a lot worse than playoff elimination. The young winger Source: Rangers player gives amazing gift to homeless couple Advertisements

Student company “Lakeside Leisure” giving back to charity 

In Patt Rutt’s marketing class, it’s all about thinking outside of the box. “They brainstorm product ideas, do market research to see which one to sell,” said Rutt. “They sell stock for start up capital, break into departments and sell sell sell!” This Traverse City Central High School marketing class named their company “Lakeside Leisure”…

Homeless veterans keep warm with quilters’ help

Piquette Square in Detroit is a 150-unit apartment complex dedicated to helping homeless veterans get back on their feet. The Farmington Library Quilters are doing their best to make sure the veterans stay warm while they’re doing it. The quilters are about to deliver the latest round of quilts they make for Piquette Square, something…

Donations fuel success of Soup Kitchen

Every day individuals walk through the doors of the Ardmore Soup Kitchen to receive what could be their only hot meal of the day. Keeping those doors open takes a lot of community and volunteer support. “It always fluctuates,” Rebeca Glaser, Ardmore Soup Kitchen manager, said of donations. “We have a few groups that donate…

Biologist giving cancer patients a Dose of the Coast

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Ashley Ferguson experienced an epiphany four years ago when she took her cancer-stricken father on a guided fishing trip near Empire. In terms of numbers, there was nothing especially memorable about the day. They caught some speckled trout and redfish, but not limits of either. Her father, Donald…

Doodle 4 Google winner sees a future of peace and diversity

A Connecticut student gets to share her vision of the future with the world, with a little help from Google. Sarah Harrison, a 10th grader from Bunnell High School in Connecticut, won the annual Doodle 4 Google competition with her drawing showing peace and diversity among people from all walks of life. The theme for…

Elderly woman Norma Cook…taken in by kind neighbor Chris Salvator

An emerging actor Chris Salvatore, 31, has invited his elderly neighbor Norma Cook, 89, to live with him permanently in an effort to cut her health costs. Norma is battling leukemia. Norma Cook, the 89-year-old woman whose friendship with her neighbor, 31, melted hearts across the nation, died in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning. The…

How family hit twice by cancer got by: ‘One small victory at a time’

As Geri Shepard walked with her son to Mount Sinai’s cancer clinic in Manhattan, families with young kids buzzed around her. She stared at them for a minute, trying to figure out why so many people were outside. Then, it dawned on her: For most families — those whose lives hadn’t been overrun by words like “immunotherapy” and…

Penguins fan offers homeless man ticket

A Pennsylvania police officer made a homeless man’s day last week — not with a handout, but with tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game. Jimmy Mains, who works in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rankin, went to last Friday’s game between the Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning. As Mains approached PPG Paints Arena, a…

Why Corporate Philanthropy Is Good For Business

Most companies have something more to give the world than their products. That could be their position to advocate for worthy causes, the expertise of their employees, or the financial resources to help a community project succeed. The Best Workplaces for Giving Back, recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune, do…