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Entries by Emily Heinz Bina from 03/2012

Tammy Timm Competes In Mrs. Illinois America Pageant To Fight Stigma Of Mental Illness

Posted 03.01.2012 | Impact

When Lemont resident Tammy Timm competed last year in the Mrs. Illinois America pageant, everything had to be perfect—the dress, the hair and even h...

'Everyone Gives' Makes Donations And Involvement Multiply

Posted 03.01.2012 | Impact

A new donation site is giving way to viral generosity -- while also yielding more bang for your charitable buck. Everyone Gives enables people arou...

Chelsea The Dog Dries Herself Off With A Towel

Posted 03.01.2012 | Good News

Like many stepping out of a shower or in from the rain, Chelsea is careful not to make a mess. She'll pull out a freshly-laundered towel, lay it c...

Campus Champions Of Change: President Obama, MtvU Nominate Top 15 Students (VOTE)

Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

When it comes to rewarding those who are combatting the nation's most pressing issues, President Barack Obama is looking to the freshest of faces -- c...

TEDx: Keith Nolan, Deaf ROTC Soldier, Works To Change Military Acceptance Rules (VIDEO)

Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

Growing up, Cadet Private Keith Nolan knew he wanted to be in the military. After high school he went to enlist, but instead, got three words scribble...

Mike Buentello Fights Stage-4 Cancer Inspired By Sons With Autism, Leg Amputations (How You Can Help)

Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

Mike Buentello is about to start chemotherapy for his third battle with cancer. The 36-year-old father doesn't like to talk about his stage four d...

Change.org, NY Council Members Pressure Village Voice To Stop Sex Trafficking On Backpage.com

Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

Change.org is getting help from New York council members to pressure the Village Voice to shut down its adult section of classified ads. The social...

Kim Kardashian Doubles Value Of Wedding Gifts For Charitable Donation

Posted 03.05.2012 | Impact

After Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries earned an estimated $17 million on their big day, the reality TV star has reportedly done some good with her g...

The Moment I Knew I Wanted To Serve (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

Posted 03.05.2012 | Impact

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," and is a user-submitted vide...

Martha Bandy, 100-Year-Old Volunteer, Still Going Strong

Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact

Martha Bandy, a Stanwood, Wa., resident, doesn't view her recent birthday as any reason to slow down. The 100-year-old volunteer is still giving ba...

DoSomething.org, Aeropostale Help Teens Collect 1 Million Jeans For Homeless Youth

Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact

Teens across the country collected a record-breaking 1 million jeans for homeless youth in just one month. For the fifth year running, DoSomething....

Operation Oliver: Two Vets Rescue Baltimore's Most Dangerous Neighborhood

Posted 03.07.2012 | Impact

Most evenings, Earl Johnson sits outside his new home, props his feet up, and chats with his neighbors. A year ago, this was unheard of in Oliver—on...

33 Convent of the Visitation School Students And Staff Chop Hair For Cancer Patients (VIDEO)

Posted 03.07.2012 | Impact

After beating breast cancer, Liz Hewitt wanted to make a statement. A staff member at Convent of the Visitation school in Mendota Heights, Minn., ...

Richard Codey, Former N.J. Governor, Disguises Self As Homeless To Expose System Shortcomings

Posted 03.07.2012 | Impact

Covered with a fake beard and touches of makeup, former New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey, became Jimmy Peters, a homeless Newark man. Accompanied by ...

Kidney Transplant Recipient, Blake Jordan Pearce, Needs New Match After Donated Organ Tests Positive For Drugs, Alcohol

Posted 03.07.2012 | Impact

In 2007, Oklahoma resident Blake Jordan Pearce received his first kidney transplant. Days later, he became the only patient in the world to reject a t...

YouTube's 'Next Cause' Summit To Help 20 Nonprofits Rev Up Video Use (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

A host of nonprofits are about to spread their good works through one of the most viral channels that exists. On Wednesday, YouTube announced that...

International Women's Day: 5 Ways To Empower Women And Girls Worldwide

Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

International Women's Day is not only a celebration of gals all over the world -- it's also a call to action. First celebrated in 1911, Internatio...

Toddler Who Died From Cancer Inspires Parents To Shave Heads, Raise Funds

Posted 03.09.2012 | Impact

At the center of an end table in the Eicheles' dining room is a poster dedicated to their son, Tanner. There are two photos of him, two blue hand prin...

Josia Cotto, 6, NY Boy With Brain Cancer, Needs Funds To Pay For Lifesaving Treatment

Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact

Six-year-old Josia Cotto is fighting for his life, and his community is joining in to help him get a potentially lifesaving treatment. Josia suffer...

Kony 2012: UNICEF Urges Child Soldier Advocates To Fight For Victims In All Countries

Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact

While the viral Invisible Children campaign has informed millions of the horrors child soldiers in Uganda face, another nonprofit wants to highlight j...

'Dining For Women' Allocates Dinner Funds To Needy Women, Girls

Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact

When Marsha Wallace invited 20 friends over for dinner almost a decade ago, the Greenville, S.C., woman didn't know what it would grow into. She a...

Tim Tebow Surprises Romy Camargo, Wounded Veteran, Honors Him As Hero (VIDEO)

Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact

As U.S. Army Ranger Romy Camargo was being honored by the DeBartolo Family Foundation at its fundraising gala, he got another surprise -- a personal "...

Local Authors Seek To Inspire, Fight Epilepsy With Children's Book

Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact

The story of how Chip Gilbertson and Gina Restivo came to write a children’s book together starts with a date. The two, both single parents, met ...

Debbe Ebben, Alaska Beauty Queen, Shaves Head For St. Baldrick's Childhood Cancer Research (VIDEO)

Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact

One beauty queen is baldly going where no winner has gone before. When Debbe Ebben, Miss Chugiak-Eagle River of Alaska, reached her childhood cance...

Kony 2012: Invisible Children Responds To Critics In New Video (VIDEO)

Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact

SAN DIEGO -- The chief executive of a group that produced a wildly popular video about African warlord Joseph Kony answered critics Monday, defending ...