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Online Fundraising Raises Money Quickly for Boston Bombing Victims

Online Fundraising Raises Money Quickly for Boston Bombing Victims

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — The recovery process for many victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will be slow, arduous and expensive. Numerous victims suffered severe injuries to their lower limbs, with multiple patients having one or more ampu…

Couple’s Dream Honeymoon Comes True Thanks to Kindness of Strangers

Couple’s Dream Honeymoon Comes True Thanks to Kindness of Strangers

Strangers donated over $60,000 to give one couple battling cancer their dream wedding and honeymoon. Photo Courtesy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Marrying his high school sweetheart in his hometown of Kewanee, Ill., was a day Nolan Keane had dreamed of, but di…

Corporate Cash Helps Fund Obama Inauguration Festivities

Corporate Cash Helps Fund Obama Inauguration Festivities

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In reversing President Obama’s position on accepting corporate sponsors for this weekend’s official inaugural festivities, the official inaugural committee has permitted a number of companies with interests pending b…

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…

Donations Pour into Newtown, Connecticut

Donations Pour into Newtown, Connecticut

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — As the final victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were laid to rest on Saturday, the United Way of Western Connecticut reported receiving close to $3 million in donations since the tragedy …

Stephen Colbert to Donate Super PAC Money to Charity and Nonprofits

Stephen Colbert to Donate Super PAC Money to Charity and Nonprofits

Mike Coppola/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Stephen Colbert did his part in 2012 to make super PACs something to talk about, even going so far as to create his own super PAC,  Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.Colbert’s PAC got a lot of…

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…

Dave Matthews Band Pledges $1 Million Donation to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Dave Matthews Band Pledges $1 Million Donation to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Dave Matthews Band(NEW YORK) — Dave Matthews Band is the latest musical artist to announce a monetary donation towards recovery efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy — and it’s a biggie.
DMB is pledging $1 mi…

Children of Couple Killed by Sandy to Benefit from $50K in Donations

Children of Couple Killed by Sandy to Benefit from $50K in Donations

Courtesy Wish Upon a Hero(NEW YORK) — Zoe Everett said she was sitting in her Rutgers dorm room studying for a test on the night superstorm Sandy blew into the East Coast and changed her life.”Before Hurricane Sandy I was a typical 19-year-old student…

Lady Gaga Pledges $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Lady Gaga Pledges $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

James Devaney/WireImage(NEW YORK) — When Hurricane Sandy hit the New York/New Jersey area, Native New Yorker Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter about how upset she was that she couldn’t be with her friends and family to help them through this difficult time d…

Volunteers Use Wedding Registries to Help Sandy Victims

Volunteers Use Wedding Registries to Help Sandy Victims

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When Ashley Diamond envisioned herself helping out a fellow runner last Sunday she thought it would be along the course of the New York Marathon, the race for which she and nearly 40,000 other runn…

ABC’s ‘Day of Giving’ Campaign Raises $15M for Sandy Relief Efforts

ABC’s ‘Day of Giving’ Campaign Raises $15M for Sandy Relief Efforts

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — All day Monday, ABC joined the American Red Cross for a “Day of Giving,” urging viewers to donate money to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.The “Day of Giving” campaign was promoted on ABC shows such as Good Morning …

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…

Surge in Donations Lifts Obama Over Romney in August

Surge in Donations Lifts Obama Over Romney in August

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and Democrats report raising more than $114 million for the 2012 campaign in August, marking their best fundraising month of the election cycle and outpacing rival Mitt Romney for the first tim…

Obama Campaign Now Taking Your Donations Via Text

Obama Campaign Now Taking Your Donations Via Text

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you had any doubt that the smartphone was playing a bigger role than ever before in this election, this should do the trick. Thursday the Obama campaign announced that it will now accept campaign donations…

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…

Move Over Super PACs, Minors Want to Contribute, Too

Move Over Super PACs, Minors Want to Contribute, Too

Comstock/Thinkstock(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Think politics are only for grownups? Don’t tell that to Julie Towbin, a feisty 17-year-old Floridian who is not afraid to put her money where her mouth is when it comes to political campaigns. A fede…

Move Over Super PACs, Minors Want to Contribute, Too

Move Over Super PACs, Minors Want to Contribute, Too

Comstock/Thinkstock(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Think politics are only for grownups? Don’t tell that to Julie Towbin, a feisty 17-year-old Floridian who is not afraid to put her money where her mouth is when it comes to political campaigns. A fede…

Charlie Sheen to Donate More than $1 Million to the USO

Charlie Sheen to Donate More than $1 Million to the USO

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) — Charlie Sheen is feeling charitable these days.  The actor has announced he is donating more than $1 million to support our troops via the United Service Organization (U.S.O.).Sheen said in a statement obtain…

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