Helping the Needy
A Telethon History
The “Hope for Haiti Now” Telethon raised $58 million dollars, but other telethons have raised more. Ever wonder how telethons got started?
Call 2-1-1 for a Helping Hand
When someone is in need of financial, health, or housing assistance, help is just three numbers away: 2-1-1 – a lifeline for life’s short, or long-term emergencies, is also the place for people who want to volunteer in their communities, and don’t know how to start.
Developing a Selfless Attitude
Charitable acts do not have to be of this magnitude. It’s the act of kindness, large or small, and going out your way to help someone else that really matters.
Five Ways to Help Tornado Victims
After a vicious tornado ripped through Mississippi, there are once again disaster victims who need our help. Despite Mother Nature’s recent shenanigans, we are all capable of lending a hand and creating something good amidst the rubble.
Musicians Band Together for War-Stricken Children
War Child, the international organization dedicated to assisting young victims of war around the world, just released its fifth charity album, “Heroes.” Can you remember the very first musical charity event? Hint: it’s not “Live Aid.”
Sunflowers Raise Funds, Hope for Depressed
We may not technically be in a financial “depression,” but it sure seems like people are pretty depressed these days. But IFred, The International Foundation for Research and Education of Depression, is hoping to combat depression by planting sunflower-filled “fields of hope.”
The Life You Can Save - Review
Princeton professor Peter Singer explains how individuals who are not tragically poor have the power to save the lives of those who are in his latest book, “The Life You Can Save.” He even argues that we have more than the power to do so, but the responsibility as well.
Water Partners; Bringing Water to Those Without
This non-profit, US-based organization uses an interesting combination of grants and loans to help poor communities in countries across the globe create and maintain safe drinking water and sanitation systems.
Winter wonderland? Not for everyone. Winter can be pretty, but it often brings with it some situations that challenge the best of us. How do the elderly, the disabled, and the needy handle these challenges?
You Can Feed the Hungry and Help the Homeless
Millions of people, many of them children, go days, even weeks, without a decent meal. Hunger is common; a full belly is rare. While you’re basting your Thanksgiving turkey, spare a few thoughts and a few cans of food, to help feed the hungry in America.
“A Small Act” is A Movie With Meaning
This little movie is about a Kenyan boy who studies his way out of poverty after an anonymous donor sponsors his education. But it is so much more than just a beautiful movie – it’s about how one small act of charity can change the world.
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