• Jewish Mom Spoils Sudanese Family for Christmas in Alaska

    December 30, 2011

    Jackie Shepherd believes that every kid deserves to be spoiled, if only once in their life. We all remember the one birthday/Christmas/Random Special Day where someone spoiled the sh*t out of us and instead of just feeling spoiled, we felt special. There is a magic that only a huge pile of presents can really conjure […]

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  • NEW YEARS RULIN’S

    December 29, 2011

    Image: The Woody Guthrie Foundation; Large version here. As 1941 drew to a close, the great Woody Guthrie sat and drew up an illustrated list of 33 resolutions for the following year, 1942. The charming result of his efforts, entitled “New Year’s Rulin’s,” can be enjoyed below. Transcript follows. Image — a larger version of which is here — courtesy ofThe Woody […]

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  • THE MOST CHARITABLE COUNTRY IS…

    December 21, 2011

    The United States climbed from fifth place to the rank of most generous country in the world, according to a recent global study. In its second annual study of 153 countries, the Charity Aid Foundation concluded that the U.S. has demonstrated “strong” behavior across all three criteria measured — volunteering, helping strangers and donating money. The U.S. has […]

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  • GLEE Gives Away 100% Of Proceeds from ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ Song Remake

    December 15, 2011

      (Via HuffPost Impact) While the Glee cast has remade the 1984, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” the stars are keeping the song’s original purpose intact — to raise money and awareness for countries battling poverty and famine,FOXToledo.com reports. The founders of the Band Aid Charity Trust, a nonprofit that supports famine-struck developing countries, first composed […]

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  • IMPORTED FROM THE MITTEN

    December 14, 2011

    We’re always inspired by local entrepreneurs with a heart for their homeland.   And when a portion of all proceeds go to the Alliance For the Great Lakes, it’s hard not to dig. Purchase some love for the great lakes at MyGreatlakeOnline.com or check em out on FACEBOOK. The real question is: which is yours!? 

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  • A Glimmer Of Hope – Buy A Brick, Build A School

    December 8, 2011

      ( via A Glimmer Of Hope ) When the images of the great famine emerged in the mid 1980s, Donna Berber was shaken to her core, and seeds were planted then that would later inspire a vision that would change millions of lives. More than a decade later when Donna was settled in her […]

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  • SAVE THE KEEEDZ: DONATE DIRECTLY TO A CLASSROOM

    December 7, 2011

    DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Here’s how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. Then, you can browse project […]

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  • Penny for a Pony ride.

    December 5, 2011

      At this point in life I had pretty much figured that pennies where obsolete, until my family and I were out on a normal Monday night grocery run at Meijer. Everybody with a 2 year old who lives within 20 miles of a Meijer is aware of the Penny Ponies that children can’t seem […]

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  • A Decade of Progress on AIDS

    December 5, 2011

    I’LL tell you the worst part about it, for me. It was the look in their eyes when the nurses gave them the diagnosis — H.I.V.-positive — then said there was no treatment. I saw no anger in their expression. No protest. If anything, just a sort of acquiescence. The anger came from the nurses, […]

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