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Allison Hope

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Busted: Leaked Salvation Army Document Shows It's Still Homophobic

Allison Hope | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
What's more annoying than the constant ringing of bells by Salvation Army donation-bucket volunteers during the holiday season? The organization's longstanding, outspoken homophobia, of course!
Yaniv Aviran

Why The Hell Do I Deserve This?

Yaniv Aviran | December 19, 2014 | Impact
I don't think I would have had the time to study what I've always wanted, start my own business, travel the world, give lectures in lots of different places and publish a children's book, without knowing that the most limited thing I've got is my time here on earth.
Carl Siciliano

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In Memory of Danny Garvin, One of the Heroic Homeless LGBT Youths Who Fought in the Stonewall Uprising (PHOTOS)

Carl Siciliano | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
Danny was never able to forget what it meant to be a homeless teen. He overcame homelessness and built a good life for himself, but he bore the scars in his psyche, and in his body. He contracted hepatitis while he was homeless; it shortened his life.
Claire Armitage

Husbands Sign Up To Support Wives In Safe Motherhood Program in Uganda

Claire Armitage | December 19, 2014 | Impact
But the 36-year-old father, who lives in Butansi in rural Uganda, embodies the spirit of the gender equality campaign launched by the actress in New York in September.
Marian Wright Edelman

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Thanks to Four Bright Rainbows in Our National Clouds

Marian Wright Edelman | December 19, 2014 | Politics
All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.
Ryan Scott

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Santa Lives in Corporate America: Hasbro's Global Day of Joy

Ryan Scott | December 19, 2014 | Impact
A day when Hasbro empowers all 5,100 of its employees in 33 countries around the world to combine their philanthropic spirit and engage in community service projects that help bring smiles to needy children this holiday season.
Rick Fedrizzi

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A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Rick Fedrizzi | December 19, 2014 | Green
Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam.
Sezin Koehler

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? When the Holidays Aren't So Jolly

Sezin Koehler | December 19, 2014 | Impact
To all of you who, like me, struggle through this time of year: Please be gentle with yourself. If grief visits, let it. Reach out if you need help. Set clear boundaries and don't be afraid to honor them even when you're feeling pressured not to. Don't force things.
To The Market

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Sewing the Fabric of New Lives, One Stitch at a Time

To The Market | December 19, 2014 | Impact
ver 60,000 women work in more than 22 Red Light Districts in Kolkata, India, alone. Sarah and Kristin wanted to create an alternative for Pinkie, and for all of the women wanting to leave or were vulnerable to the sex industry.
Barry Segal

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The Season of Giving Back

Barry Segal | December 19, 2014 | Impact
A Guest Post by Rich Segal, Segal Family Foundation Board Member The holiday season is all about giving. It reminds us to be thankful for what we have and to give back to those in need. Surrounded by friends and family, it's...
Nico Pitney

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Nurse Has Helped Thousands Of Homeless Pregnant Women Rebuild Their Lives

Nico Pitney | December 19, 2014 | Impact
Martha Ryan's clients are society's most vulnerable women. They are pregnant and they are homeless. Virtually all were born into poverty, and many are battling addiction or are victims of domestic violence. And yet these women achieve extraordinary results. Over 90 percent of their high-risk pregnancies result in healthy...
Glenn Rockowitz

The Nine of 2014

Glenn Rockowitz | December 19, 2014 | Impact
I watched nine people die this year. Nine people who weren't news stories or dots connected by degrees of separation. Nine people who weren't just friends of friends of friends. They were people I loved.
Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA

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Beyond Holiday Giving: Three Things You Can Do to End Hunger in The U.S.

Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA | December 19, 2014 | Impact
We should not abruptly stop supporting food causes, but we have to consider what else we're implicitly supporting by making food happen in this roundabout (separate but not equal) way.
Daniel Gastfriend

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The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | December 19, 2014 | Impact
Think back on that promise you made when you chose not to give on the street. When you give this year, how will you make sure you support a program that works?
Carnegie Corporation of New York

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Activating the Power of Ideas

Carnegie Corporation of New York | December 19, 2014 | Impact
Stephen Del Rosso,Program Director, International Peace & Security This article is excerpted from The Carnegie Reporter Five bold initiatives bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds From North Korea to South Sudan to...
BRAC

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Ignorance Is Perilous

BRAC | December 19, 2014 | Impact
An onslaught of vehicles on a snake-like road, a horde of pedestrians on either side and drivers playing a guessing game with the wheel - such is life on the road in many low and middle-income countries.
Justin Forsyth

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Peshawar Bombings: Every Child's Right to Education

Justin Forsyth | December 19, 2014 | UK
Every child in every country should feel safe and secure in school. No right-minded person would disagree with such a simple, fair and just idea. But unfortunately the brutal attack in Pakistan is not a one off: schools are targeted in bloody conflicts across the world, from Syria to Nigeria. It must stop.
Stephen Gray Wallace

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Any Given Day

Stephen Gray Wallace | December 19, 2014 | Impact
According to an African proverb, "Hope is the pillar of the world." A stronghold of sorts in environments filled with ever-changing circumstances.
Lisa Mae Brunson

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The Gift of Giving: A Lesson on Humanity

Lisa Mae Brunson | December 19, 2014 | Impact
Whatever your story is, this is a time where we either learn about consumerism, or the magic of a holiday Season that can reconnect us with our humanity--with what it means to give and receive.
Carolyn S. Miles

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Christmas Is Not Always a Time of Joy for New Parents

Carolyn S. Miles | December 19, 2014 | Impact
This staggering death toll of mothers and babies -- at least two-thirds of whom could be saved with adequate care -- represents one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century.
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