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Middlesboro, Ky., Kids Honored for ’52 Weeks of Giving’

Middlesboro, Ky., Kids Honored for ’52 Weeks of Giving’

Libby Edwardson/52 Weeks of Giving(MIDDLESBORO, Ky.) — A group of 15 students has been gathering every Friday afternoon, and not to see the hottest movie release or play games, but to perform an act of kindness.
The “52 Weeks of Giving” ga…

Kate Middleton Makes First On-Camera Charitable Appeal as a Royal

Kate Middleton Makes First On-Camera Charitable Appeal as a Royal

WPA Pool / Getty Images(LONDON) — A pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has made her first on-camera charitable appeal for children’s hospices in the United Kingdom.
In the video, which made its debut Saturday, Kate Middleton urges people to support c…

Charity Helps Those Leaving Polygamy Sect

Charity Helps Those Leaving Polygamy Sect

TRENT NELSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Saturday, 20/20 is broadcasting the story of the Steed family breaking away from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), the polygamous sect whose leader and prophet is Warren…

Year-End Guide to Charitable Giving

Year-End Guide to Charitable Giving

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the end of the year approaches, many Americans are searching for the best organizations to give to.In 2011, Americans donated $217.79 billion, up 3.9 percent from 2010, according to an annual report on philanthr…

Beyonce’s Gold Silk Tuxedo Up for Grabs at a New York City Garage Sale

Beyonce’s Gold Silk Tuxedo Up for Grabs at a New York City Garage Sale

Kristian Dowling/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Remember that gold silk tuxedo that Beyonce wore in her “Love on Top” music video?  Well, according to the New York Post, that shiny number will be up for grabs at the Park Avenue Garage sale happening in…

Boy Turns Birthday Party into Toys for Tots Drive

Boy Turns Birthday Party into Toys for Tots Drive

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(OWASSO, Okla.) — An Oklahoma boy’s generosity on his birthday has helped a local Toys for Tots drive to gather nearly 500 gifts for needy kids after he told his mother that he wanted to forgo presents for his December bi…

Report: Charlie Sheen Donated All of His "Scary Movie 5" Dough

Report: Charlie Sheen Donated All of His "Scary Movie 5" Dough

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — While a recent report said Charlie Sheen took pity on his Scary Movie 5 cameo co-star Lindsay Lohan and sent her a hundred grand to cut in half her $200,000 debt to Uncle Sam, TMZ reports Sheen helped out other ch…

Charities Fight Consumerism with Giving Tuesday

Charities Fight Consumerism with Giving Tuesday

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now charities are starting what they hope will become a national day for giving that will join the holiday lexicon: Giving Tuesday.As of Friday, #Givi…

On Thanksgiving, Family of Baby with Rare Disease “So Grateful”

On Thanksgiving, Family of Baby with Rare Disease “So Grateful”

Courtesy of Jenna Buswell(SEATTLE) — A stranger who raffles his beloved race car to help a baby he’s never met.A caring, intrepid team of doctors halfway around the world, who could save that baby’s life.And watching that wide-eyed baby gi…

Australian Santas to Dance “Gangnam Style” for Charity

Australian Santas to Dance “Gangnam Style” for Charity

Dana Edelson/NBC/Getty Images(SYDNEY) — Everybody’s been getting in on the act with South Korean rapper PSY’s “Gangnam Style” video, a YouTube sensation. His dance has been mimicked by sports personalities, politicians and even UN Secretar…

ABC to Hold ‘Day of Giving’ to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

ABC to Hold ‘Day of Giving’ to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

ABC(NEW YORK) — Disney and ABC will launch a “Day of Giving” Monday, Nov. 5 to raise money for hurricane relief efforts. Starting on Good Morning America and ending with Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC shows will encourage viewers to help those imp…

What You Should Know Before Donating to a Disaster Charity or Paying a Contractor

What You Should Know Before Donating to a Disaster Charity or Paying a Contractor

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Department of Justice has warned of the potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, which ravaged millions of homes and businesses along the Atlantic Coast, and as of Friday morning, had …

White Castle Charity Deal Offers 6,912 Burgers, Chefs

White Castle Charity Deal Offers 6,912 Burgers, Chefs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — White Castle is going to throw two big parties for the buyers of their new Crave Pallet.  Burger-lovers who purchase the Pallet for $25,000 get 6,912 White Castle sliders in original, cheese or jalapeno.With eno…

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Among Website’s Most Charitable Stars

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Among Website’s Most Charitable Stars

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are stars both in front of and away from the camera.The engaged couple is among the most charitable celebrities in the world, according to LookToTheStars.org.  The website, which…

Cabbage Patch Kids Go Presidential with Obamas, Romney, Biden, Ryan Dolls

Cabbage Patch Kids Go Presidential with Obamas, Romney, Biden, Ryan Dolls

Cabbage Patch Kids / Jakks Pacific Inc.(NEW YORK) — Move over Barack Obama action figure, there’s a new presidential toy in town. Instead of bad-guy fighting plastic prowess, this Obama-inspired doll sports a soft suit, graying hair and the roun…

Stars Raising Money for Charity with Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge

Stars Raising Money for Charity with Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge

ABC/RON TOM(NEW YORK) — Eva Longoria, Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Edward Norton, John Legend and Snoop Dogg have signed up to participate in the first-ever Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge.The social gaming company Zynga, American Express and the …

Stars Raising Money for Charity with Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge

Stars Raising Money for Charity with Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge

ABC/RON TOM(NEW YORK) — Eva Longoria, Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Edward Norton, John Legend and Snoop Dogg have signed up to participate in the first-ever Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge.The social gaming company Zynga, American Express and the …

Aurora Shooting Victims Angry Over $5 Million Relief Fund

Aurora Shooting Victims Angry Over $5 Million Relief Fund

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — The families of the Colorado theater shooting victims came together publicly for the first time Tuesday in a press conference fueled by pain, anger and frustration over the actions of a charity fund set …

Race for the Cure Struggles to Sign Up Racers

Race for the Cure Struggles to Sign Up Racers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The world’s largest charity for breast cancer, Susan G. Komen, is still reeling from the fierce backlash over its national office’s decision earlier this year to cut — and then restore — funding to Planned Parentho…

Five Most Generous States for Charities Mostly Lean Republican

Five Most Generous States for Charities Mostly Lean Republican

ABC News/Ma’ayan Rosenzweig(NEW YORK) — Which states are more generous about giving money to charities?  Red or blue states?  A report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “How America Gives,” uses the most recent available IRS data from 2008 t…

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