iOS app Android app

Eleanor Goldberg
GET UPDATES FROM Eleanor Goldberg
Editor, Impact

Entries by Eleanor Goldberg

'Humanitarians Of Tinder' Tumblr Will Make You Want To Drop Yoga And Pick Up Digging Wells

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 3:08 PM

All you need to do to score a date these days is travel several thousand miles to an impoverished country, pose with a barefoot underserved kid and share said seemingly selfless image with other singles on the Internet.

At least that’s the approach the "Humanitarians of Tinder" are...

Read Post

The World's Poorest People Live In These 5 Countries

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 4:12 PM

Two-thirds of the world’s poorest people live in just five countries, according to a new World Bank study.

Poverty is on the decline globally and those who are subsisting on less than $1.25 a day are concentrated in five areas -- India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh and the Democratic...

Read Post

Obamas' Charitable Giving Dropped Almost $100,000 Last Year

(11) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 6:20 PM

The first family’s charitable giving took a significant dive last year.

According to Barack and Michelle Obama’s 2013 tax return, the president and his wife earned $481,098 and gave 12.3 percent of their gross adjusted income to charity, the Associated Press reported.

That’s considerably less than they...

Read Post

Jared Leto Reminds Us We Should All Love Who We Want To Love

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 3:40 PM

Jared Leto appears to be attempting to repent for his derided Oscars speech that had the transgender community up in arms.

After scoring Best On Screen Transformation at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday for his role as Rayon -- an HIV-positive transgender woman -- in "Dallas Buyers...

Read Post

Pastor Banned From Feeding Homeless Because He Doesn't Have A Food Truck Permit

(321) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 1:04 PM

Every other Saturday Rick Wood delivers hundreds of hot dogs and bottles of water to homeless people in need. But the people who rely on Wood's generosity may soon be left empty-handed.

Wood, who is a pastor at the Lord’s House of Prayer in Oneonta, Ala.,

Read Post

This Woman Went From Being An Abused Child Bride To A Mayor Fighting For Women's Rights

(6) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 5:25 PM

After enduring 13 years of physical and psychological torture, Berivan Elif Kilic decided to leave the husband she was forced to marry and commit her life to protecting other young girls from enduring the same horror.

When Kilic was just 15, she was taken out of school,

Read Post

Unemployed Vet: We're Not Looking For Handouts. Just A Nudge In The Right Direction

(46) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 5:10 PM

The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans has been steadily declining. But those who are still out of work say that they face discrimination, and are often only offered jobs that are beneath their expertise level.

According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for vets who...

Read Post

Donors Gave More Online Last Year Than Ever Before: Study

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 2:50 PM

The Internet has truly become a donation hot spot.

Donors gave more online gifts last year than ever before, according to M+R’s Benchmarks study. People contributed more than $324 million online last year, up 14 percent from 2012, the report concluded.

The study, which was released on...

Read Post

Volunteer Rates Hit All-Time Low

(8) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Volunteering in the United States hit an all-time low last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported.

According to the BLS, 62.6 million people -- or 25.4 percent of the population -- donated their time at least once to causes between September 2012 and September 2013.

Read Post

After Serving 30 Years For A Crime He Didn't Commit, Glenn Ford's Wish List Is Being Fulfilled

(78) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 6:04 PM

It’s been nearly a month since Glenn Ford was released from jail after serving three decades for a crime he didn’t commit. And he’s wasted no time collecting the items and experiences he missed out on while in prison.

Ford, a 64-year-old black man, was convicted by an...

Read Post

Vogue Italia Says 'No' To Domestic Abuse By Spraying Fake Blood All Over Gorgeous Models

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 6:50 PM

Vogue Italia doesn’t want to be like other fashion magazines that ignore disturbing news stories. So, it decided to devote its April cover, and 10 glossy pages, to combating domestic violence -- by featuring gorgeous models getting gruesomely attacked by men.

The idea behind the controversial spread is...

Read Post

Image Of Syrian Girl Covered In Blood Reveals Depth Of Children's Suffering

(6) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 5:21 PM

A shocked Syrian girl sits on an examining table with her bloodied hair matted against her blood-streaked face. Her stunned eyes fixate on the camera before her as her hands reach out from her plaid dress in search of something.

Perhaps any semblance of comfort after surviving a brutal...

Read Post

Jon Stewart At Women's Summit: 'I Still Naively Believe That We Can All Make A Difference'

(93) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 6:52 PM

As its name suggests, the Women in the World Summit focuses on defiant and determined women who are making this planet a safer and more empowered place for their gender.

But, because he is such an ardent advocate for women’s issues, Jon Stewart was invited to take...

Read Post

How To Help Fort Hood Shooting Victims

(4) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 2:22 PM

As investigations into Wednesday’s Fort Hood shooting continue to unfold, officials have asked supporters to donate what they can to help the victims’ families.

Three people were killed and 16 were injured after Ivan Lopez, 34, opened fire at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas on Wednesday...

Read Post

Vets Respond To Fort Hood Shooting: Let's End The Stigma Around Mental Health Issues

(14) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 7:18 PM

In the aftermath of Wednesday’s mass shooting at Fort Hood, veterans and mental health advocates stressed the importance of reducing the stigma around mental health issues in the military.

On Wednesday afternoon, Ivan Lopez, 34, opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas, killing three and injuring 16 before...

Read Post

Ellen Gives A Very Grateful, Formerly Homeless Man $10,000 To Help Him Feed Hungry

(6) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 1:31 PM

Every Monday night, Derrick Walton shuts down his Iowa restaurant to feed people in need -- no matter how much the generous deed costs him.

It’s a hefty sacrifice, but one he always vowed to fulfill if he had the chance, because Walton knows what it’s like to...

Read Post

First-Of-Its-Kind Hotel Will Train, Employ People With Disabilities

(5) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 5:21 PM

Jeff Huffman could no longer sit by and watch his son with Down syndrome get repeatedly denied employment opportunities. So, he decided to develop a job that had never before existed.

Huffman volunteers with the Arc of Indiana, an organization that empowers people with developmental disabilities. When the...

Read Post

Meet India's 'PoopGuy.' He Left The American Dream Behind To Bring Sanitation To The Poor

(8) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 1:42 PM

Swapnil Chaturvedi’s life had all the trappings of the American dream -- a college degree, prestigious engineer job, wife and daughter.

But when he returned home to India in 2007 after four years of living comfortably in the U.S., he was horrified by the country’s lack of basic...

Read Post

Attacks On The Homeless Jumped 23 Percent Last Year: Report

(47) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 5:08 PM

The streets have become an increasingly dangerous place to be homeless.

While the number of homeless people in the U.S. dropped for the third straight year in 2012, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s latest estimates, advocates can’t quite celebrate yet.

Homeless people experienced a...

Read Post

Donations Pour In For Family Of 4-Year-Old Louisiana Girl Who Was Killed By Pit Bull

(117) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 6:03 PM

Donations have been pouring in to help a family grieving for their 4-year-old daughter who was killed by a pit bull on Tuesday evening.

While spending time with her mother at their Houma, La., apartment, Mia DeRouen was attacked by one of the family’s two pit bulls, WGNO...

Read Post