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1,200 Kids Die From Malaria A Day. Low-Cost Preventative Treatments Could Change That

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2015 | 10:43 AM

Every day, 1,200 children succumb to malaria, deaths that could easily be prevented with effective and low-cost interventions.

Saturday marks World Malaria Day, and while advocates are celebrating some noteworthy gains, they’re also calling on the health community to ramp up its efforts to protect those who are...

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Shooting Victims' Clothes Displayed As Art Activism To Help Get Guns Off Streets

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 3:35 PM

Blair Holt was shot and killed while he shielded another classmate from the bullets a gunman sprayed on a CTA bus in Chicago in 2007. His father is a police officer and his mother is a fire department chief, and that’s what they had taught him to do....

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Tax Break Would Enable Farmers, Small Businesses To Donate Enough Food For 100 Million Meals

(8) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 1:12 PM

The U.S. wasted 35 million tons of food in 2012. But a single tax deduction could help bring some of those resources to struggling people who are desperate for something to eat.

Hunger awareness advocates are celebrating Wednesday’s Earth Day by urging Congress to pass a bill...

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New Orleans Ends Veteran Homelessness, Proves It's 'Not An Impossible Problem'

(8) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 1:35 PM

New Orleans got the presidential treatment it earned on Monday when first lady Michelle Obama praised the city for being the first to end chronic veteran homelessness.

Obama honored the Big Easy for getting every homeless veteran housed in December, a year ahead of the White House’s deadline, and met...

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Los Angeles County Has The Largest Food Insecure Population In The U.S. Here's Who's Helping

(33) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 9:50 AM

The “City of Dreams” has evolved into a nightmare for needy people in Los Angeles.

According to Feeding America's recent "Map the Meal Gap" report, 1.5 million people in Los Angeles county don’t have enough funds to buy a sufficient amount of food, making it home to the...

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Boston Marathon Hero From Viral Photo Launches Charity To Help Military Families

(8) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 5:45 PM

No amount of popularity could cause the cowboy hat-wearing hero to change course.

Carlos Arredondo rose to international fame after he sprang into action to help save Jeff Bauman, a spectator at the Boston Marathon who lost both legs after the attacks two years ago. While the iconic...

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Most Countries Are Failing Their Global Education Goals. Here's A Plan To Change That

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 3:56 PM

This year marked the deadline for achieving a handful of ambitious global education goals, but most countries involved didn’t make the grade, a new UNESCO report concluded.

In 2000, participating countries agreed to implement the Education For All (EFA) goals, which included achieving universal primary education...

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Ikea's Mobile, Easy-To-Assemble Shelters Will Bring Safety, Comfort To Thousands Of Refugees

(28) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 9:59 AM

Thousands of refugees who braved winter’s brutal conditions have more than just milder weather to look forward to this summer.

After pursuing extensive research and testing, the Ikea Foundation and the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) are preparing to roll out 10,000 innovative shelters for refugees that...

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Right Here In The U.S., Over 1 Million Rural Residents Don't Have Clean Water. Here's Who's Helping

(19) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 6:10 PM

More than 1 million Californians don’t have access to clean drinking water and it has nothing to do with the historic drought that’s been ravaging the state.

California’s severe drought, which entered its fourth year in October, has left communities distraught over cracked lakes and...

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South Dakota Saw Huge Drops In Homelessness, Yet Record Number Of Kids Need Homes. This Could Change That

(3) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 10:21 AM

South Dakota saw some of the biggest drops in homelessness across a number of demographics last year. Yet advocates say they still have their work cut out for them and are developing solutions to get more help and funding.

Overall homelessness in South Dakota declined by 19.1 percent last year,...

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Watch These Kids Learn That Other Children Go Hungry And Pledge To Help

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 2:51 PM

Nearly one in five kids in the U.S. struggles with hunger, yet because of the shame and humiliation associated with the issue, the rampant problem often goes unnoticed.

To educate well-off kids about childhood hunger and how they can help solve the issue, advocacy group

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App Lets You Donate Companies' Money To Charity Just By Clicking

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 2:25 PM

Clicking never felt so good.

Tinbox, a new app out of Paris, has devised a way for users to give big companies’ money away just by tapping their phone’s screen.

Participating companies agree to donate 1 euro (about $1) each time a user clicks on the profile of...

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IT Experts Voluntarily Supercharging Nonprofits' Websites To Help Them Do More Good

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 4:12 PM

The nonprofit industry is booming but its web efforts have been lagging behind, which is what prompted a group of IT professionals to code an instant fix.

Charitable giving is up and nonprofits are set to outpace the private sector in hiring this year, but NGOs’...

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Getting 2.8 Million Syrian Kids In School Could Help End Conflict: Report

(6) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 9:43 AM

Syria currently has one of lowest education rates in the world, a consequence of the civil war that could prolong the crisis even further.

According to a new Save the Children report, 2.8 million Syrian children are out of school both inside the war zone and in refugee...

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Impoverished Pregnant Women Forced To Haul Water To Their Own Deliveries. Here's Who's Helping Them

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 6:12 PM

After giving birth to twins in a dingy clinic in Tanzania, Doris Alikado wasn’t able to clean herself for 24 hours. But the exhausted mother was at least relieved that she had had enough water to wash her newborns.

Every year, nearly half a million babies...

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Clothing Labels List Sweatshop Atrocities So Buyers Will Shop More Consciously

(28) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 11:32 AM

The writing on clothing labels is generally kept pretty pithy, because unless customers are shopping in Milan, they’re likely not all that interested in the details of their garments’ origins.

But, in reality, just as important as fit and comfort is where clothes are made and how the people who...

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The No. 1 Cause Men Care About The Most

(39) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 10:01 AM

Women give more charity than men do, but that gap could potentially be closed if groups paid closer attention to the causes and messaging that speaks most to males.

Noticing the nonprofit industry’s tendency to focus its efforts on targeting females, consulting group Good Scout conducted a

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This Group Gives Refugees Toilets, Then Turns The Waste Into Charcoal For Cooking

(33) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 6:08 PM

Updated on March, 26 2015 at 9:05 a.m. EST

This inventive solution is no load of crap.

Across the globe, 1.8 billion people use a drinking water source that is contaminated with fecal matter, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). To make sure the waste produced by...

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