• Cops + Kids (on bicycles)

    March 31, 2011

    A friend of mine was recently pulled over in Atlanta while riding a tricycle. That’s right, a tricycle. This is the same friend that used to live in Grand Rapids and drive a tiny electric scooter to work. On the East Beltline. During rush hour. He told me once that he’d been passed by a […]

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  • To Catch A Dollar

    March 30, 2011


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  • Offer Your Home for Japanese Tsunami Victims

    March 30, 2011

    Sparkrelief, a new non-profit that is aimed at disaster relief, has built a unique portal on their website. The website portal offers people the ability to offer up their homes or apartments as surrogate shelters for those who have been displaced by the tsunami in Japan. The portal was built roughly 3 days and is […]

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  • Everyone Loves Camp, Even Celebrities

    March 29, 2011

    Seven years ago, Bianca Kajlich’s brother was hit by a train and lost both of his legs. Seeing this experience firsthand prompted her and her brother to volunteer as counselors at the Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp last year. The experience was life-changing. This year for her 34th birthday, Bianca wanted to do even more. She decided that […]

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  • Principal Sells Her Shoes to Save Teaching Jobs

    March 28, 2011

    California’s education budget crisis continues to spur some seriously heroic acts of sacrifice. Last week we reported on Jocelyn Lam, a Los Angeles area fifth grader who donated her $300 life savings to save her school’s teachers from layoffs, sparking a community-wide fundraising drive. Now Michele Miller, a principal in the Rescue Union School District […]

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  • NBA Players to donate $1,000 per point.

    March 24, 2011

    Los Angeles, CA (March 24, 2011) — Direct Relief International, one of the world’s leading medical relief organizations, today announced that twenty players from the National Basketball Association (NBA) have committed to supporting the organization in their effort to help the people of Japan recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. […]

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  • LivingSocial rings up $2.3 Million for Japan

    March 24, 2011

    LivingSocial, and its over 24 million subscribers, raise over $2.3 million for the American Red Cross’s Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund. Last Thursday, LivingSocial offered a $5 donation option to its subscribers, that would be matched, dollar for dollar. Thus a $5 donation instantly became $10. And 230,113 members responded with $1,150,565 in donations. LivingSocial matched […]

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  • Making Water Clean, the HTI Hydropack

    March 23, 2011

    Yesterday was World Water Day and we found another great company helping make drinkable water: Hydration Technology Innovations. HTI has created a hydropack that can take dirty, undrinkable water and in 8-12 hours, make it clean. It’s like a Capri Sun kids’ drink. What a fantastic idea! Think of how helpful a device like this can […]

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  • World Water Day 2011

    March 22, 2011

    March 22 is annually held as World Water Day as a way to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and the need for freshwater resources worldwide. There are events happening all over the world, click here to see a map showing a number of worldwide events. Learn more about World Water Day, click here. […]

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