Daymond John on why he went public with cancer diagnosis

The decision to go public with his thyroid cancer diagnosis was easy for Daymond John. “I wanted to talk about it because we often see people in the news, like my dear friend Big Ang, after it was too late,” John, 48, tells Us Weekly. Big Ang died in February 2016 after a battle with…

Meet ‘The Mutants’: The students who wear their autism with pride

Between about 8:00am and 9:00am they amble into the classroom at Aquinas College, in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood. Chris Varney, founder of the I CAN Network, greets each student as they arrive for their fortnightly mentoring session.By the time the class starts, about 15 Mutants have assembled. If you’re worried by the name, don’t…

Record gift from GameStop executive delivers big for Make-a-Wish 

Amy and Robert Lloyd have made a historic gift of $750,000 to Make-a-Wish North Texas, the largest single donation since the chapter was established in 1982. As executive vice president and chief financial officer of GameStop, Robert Lloyd also has encouraged the company’s longtime support of the charity, whose board he serves on. “Wishes are…

Former homeless man gives back to those in need

Tracy Gebeaux, founder of Jax Beach Brother’s Keeper, spends every Sunday giving to the homeless. He gives almost anything – food, socks, shirts and anything else a homeless person might need. Source: Former homeless man gives back to those in need

​2016 Active Year for Bendix in Corporate Giving, Volunteering

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems donated nearly $250,000 through corporate grants, employee sponsorships, donations, and employee fundraisers in 2016, benefiting nonprofits and community organizations across North America. Activities included local-level employee-driven projects; community initiatives funded by Bendix; and programs supported by Knorr-Bremse Global Care. Global Care is a nonprofit organization founded by the Knorr-Bremse Group, Bendix’s…

Students shelter homeless youth at Y2Y

Y2Y Harvard Square is believed to be the nation’s first student-run homeless shelter exclusively for young adults. It is located at 1 Church St., in the heart of the Square, and serves youth from 18 to 24. A Phillips Brooks House Association program, Y2Y was founded by two Harvard College graduates and is staffed mostly by…

Salesforce’s mission to revolutionise corporate philanthropy

Salesforce.org, the philanthropy arm of SaaS giant Salesforce, is seeking to revolutionise corporate philanthropy through its unique 1-1-1 model. Information Age discusses the organisation with its EMEA president, and Women in IT Awards finalist, Charlotte Finn Source: Salesforce’s mission to revolutionise corporate philanthropy

Cub Scouts collect nearly 600 sleeping bags for homeless vets

These Valley kids are learning at an early age that social activism is a noble endeavor. And as a result, their efforts made these cold winter nights a little warmer for nearly 600 homeless veterans of our region. Steven Rude, the Den 6 Leader and his Cub Scouts of Pack 333 in Calabasas, began waging…