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Entries by Zoe Mintz from 01/2013

Mary McConnell Bailey, Modest New York Widow, Quietly Leaves $20 Million To Public Library, Central Park

Posted 01.02.2013 | Impact

When Mary McConnell Bailey died last year, the 88-year-old widow didn’t even have an obituary. But now her name is in the paper for a different reas...

Syria Indiegogo Fundraiser Shut Down Citing Strict U.S. Sanctions

Posted 01.03.2013 | Impact

Even though Julie Angus of Canada is thousands of miles away from Syria, the nation's civil war hits close to home. Angus’ uncle, his wife and t...

Julien Leitner, Oregon Teen, Starts Charity To Change The World With $2

Posted 01.03.2013 | Impact

According to 14-year-old Julien Leitner, $2 can change the world. Last year, the Oregon teen created a charity designed to do just that. He founded...

'Project Runway All Stars' Create Clothes For Female Vets (VIDEO)

Posted 01.03.2013 | Impact

"Project Runway All Stars" are outfitting some of their most deserving models yet. During an episode airing Jan. 3., the final four designers will...

Mark Zuckerberg, Pierre Omidyar, Other Silicon Valley Tech Giants Increased Charity In 2012

Posted 01.04.2013 | Impact

Silicon Valley big wigs loosened up the purse strings in a big way in 2012. The top names in tech gave $1.4 billion to charity in 2012, according t...

Top Local Nonprofit Of The Month Fighting Hunger (VOTE)

Posted 01.05.2013 | Impact

As we recover from our holiday food comas, let us also remember those who go without. Nonprofits nationwide are working to deliver hot meals to th...

Juan Pichardo, Off-Duty NYPD Officer, Breaks Wrist Constraints And Takes Bullet Thwarting Robbery

Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact

When a gunman and an accomplice entered Juan Pichardo's family-owned Bronx car dealership on Thursday night, the off-duty NYPD officer took action. ...

Prince Harry's Charity, Sentebale, Plans On Expanding Mission To 5 Countries

Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact

Prince Harry pursuing a pretty noble mission. He recently announced that his charity, Sentebale, which helps children in the tiny country Lesotho i...

Adopt-A-Soldier Charity In Georgia Helps 15,000 Soldiers (VIDEO)

Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact

Carol Megathlin doesn’t want to see any soldiers forgotten. That's why the Georgia writer started the Adopt-A-Soldier program which matches depl...

CES Producer CEA Donates $100,000 To Green Nonprofits In Las Vegas

Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact

Las Vegas’ famous welcome sign might be going green thanks to a huge donation to local nonprofits. The Consumer Electronics Association, which pr...

Calvin Graham, 12-Year-Old WWII Vet, Saved Crew Members With Makeshift Tourniquets

Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact

When his battleship was under attack by Japanese destroyers during World War II, Calvin Graham did everything he could to rescue his fellow crew membe...

Marty Kent Funeral Fundraiser Held After California Teen Takes Bullet For Mom

Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact

Marty Kent, 17, paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect his mother. On Jan. 2 the Modesto, Calif., teenager was shot and killed on his front porch ...

Michigan Firefighter Scott McDowell Loses Both Legs, Returns To Work

Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact

When Scott McDowell, 38, was cleared to fight fires and become a certified paramedic again, he called it a blessing. Less than 18 months before...

Khloe Kardashian Auctions Off Used Workout Gear, Other Items For Charity

Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact

Do I hear $100 for a used sports bra?

White House Holds Call With Major Foundations About Gun Control

Posted 01.11.2013 | Impact

President Obama may be tapping the philanthropic sector for support in gun violence prevention measures. As part of President Barack Obama’s gun...

Haiti Earthquake Recovery 3 Years Later: Where Has The Money Gone? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact

Three years on, much of the conversation surrounding the Haiti earthquake recovery has centered around charities squandering money, the gains U.S. con...

Dental Health In Rural Haiti: Little-Known Health Problem Addressed By Nonprofits

Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact

Hundreds of students clad in blue checkered uniforms sit in their school’s chapel. It’s a Friday afternoon and the 90-degree weather and impending...

Steven Spielberg Donates 'Lincoln' Memorabilia To Charity Daniel Day-Lewis Supports

Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact

The box office isn’t the only one benefitting from Steven Spielberg's acclaimed "Lincoln." Memorabilia from the film has been donated to the Iris...

Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Date With Bill Clinton At Haiti Charity Auction

Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact

Leonardo DiCaprio may be an A-list celeb, but there are famous people even he wants to rub elbows with. The "Django Unchained" star bid on a date...

Meet India's Last Polio Victim, Ruksa Khatun, 3-Year-Old Girl Who Needs Surgery

Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact

Three-year-old Ruksa Khatun is a typical toddler in many ways. She’s new to walking, and stumbles when she tries. But Khatun’s struggle unique....

Arianna Huffington And Edward Norton Discuss 'JobRaising Challenge' On HuffPost Live (VIDEO)

Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact

Arianna Huffington and Edward Norton see a solution to America’s job crisis in nonprofit organizations. The President and Editor-in-Chief of the...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service Ways To Get Involved

Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact

President Obama has called for a National Day of Service to kick off the inauguration ceremonies and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...

Jillian Mourning, Model And Sex Trafficking Victim, Founds Prevention Nonprofit

Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact

While pursuing a part-time modeling career during college, Jillian Mourning, then 19, became a victim of sex trafficking -- raped repeatedly by her ma...

Dalton Dingus, Boy With Cystic Fibrosis Who Received 800,000 Cards, Dies 2 Months Before 10th Birthday

Posted 01.17.2013 | Impact

Dalton Dingus had one wish this past Christmas: to break the Guinness World Record for the most Christmas cards ever received. The 9-year-old Kentu...

Upper Saint Clair And Peters Township Rival Wrestling Teams, Fundraise For Local Injured Marine Cpl. Doug Vitale (VIDEO)

Posted 01.18.2013 | Impact

In western Pennsylvania, two rival wrestling high school teams took to the mat for an injured Marine. More than 2,000 people came to see the Upper...