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Nader Salass

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Education Nonprofits Help Kids In Need Go Back To School (And What You Can Do)

(2) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 9:47 AM

It's back-to-school time, which means kids are savoring those last moments of the summer and parents are doing that mad dash through the aisles for supplies, gadgets and jeans with price tags that might make them wince.

But not all families have the luxury of choosing which tablet to...

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(5) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 2:49 AM


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Kid President Interviews Beyonce, Lands A Smooch To Support World Humanitarian Day (VIDEO)

(8) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 12:37 PM

Not even Beyonce can resist the mini-Prez and his crazy shenanigans -- especially when he is advocating for a good cause.

After appealing to her in a recent video, Kid President sat down with Beyonce for one of the most adorable interviews ever, in which he not only...

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Freeset, Anti-Human Trafficking Nonprofit, Helps Victims Of UPS Plane Crash Despite Monetary Loss

(2) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 1:41 PM

An Alabama-based nonprofit is continuing to give back after an enormous recent setback.

Despite losing $150,000 worth of goods, Freeset, an organization dedicated to rescuing victims of human trafficking in Calcutta, is helping the families of the two pilots who died in Wednesday's UPS cargo plane...

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How Greek Financial Crisis Is Bringing Out The Good In People

(9) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 9:41 AM

While the Greek economy survives on rescue loans, the unemployment rate hovers around 26 percent, and the public sector protests against the government's austerity measures, Greek citizens are coming together to turn their country around.

Many Greeks are exchanging values of self-interest and superficiality...

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'Flying Scarfs,' Air Force Captains' Nonprofit, Empowers Widowed Afghan Women By Selling Their Scarves (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 3:36 PM

A group of big-hearted Air Force captains aren't just serving others through military service; they are reaching new heights in helping others with a very important humanitarian initiative.

Capts. Josh Carroll, Joseph Stenger III, Jonathan Hudgins, and Ryan Bodenheimer have started a nonprofit, Flying Scarfs, to help disadvantaged Afghan widows...

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Giesegh Family Of Colorado: Daughter's Handicap Ramp In Jeopardy Because Of Neighbors

(2444) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 1:25 PM

Talk about inconsiderate neighbors!

The Giesegh family of Colorado says their neighbors are asking them to take down the handicap ramp outside their door, belonging to Kirsten, their 16 year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy KKTV reports. The Giesegh's neighbors are threatening to resort to legal action,...

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Athlete Fines For F-Bombs, Other Bad Behavior Bring In Big Bucks For Charity: Report

(2) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 4:31 PM

Some of America's largest sports leagues have found a meaningful way to turn athletes' sometimes controversial conduct into acts of kindness.

The NFL, MLB and NBA donate much of the money collected from league fines to various charitable causes, according to a recent piece by NBC News Contributor...

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Dyllon Orthman, 11, Raises $16,000 For Oklahoma Tornado Victims By Mowing Lawns!

(11) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 11:33 AM

Most 11 year-old boys probably spend their summer-job money on a new bike or video games. But one special young boy is an exception.

Dyllon Orthman of Dalhart, Texas, recently donated $16,000 to a family who lost their home in the deadly Oklahoma tornado -- raising most of the money...

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Zambikes' 'Zambulance' Is Oh-So-Cool Pedal-Driven Solution To Health Care Access Crisis In Zambia (VIDEO)

(16) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 2:54 PM

A California-based nonprofit is helping deliver an effective solution to the ongoing issue of health care accessibility in Zambia.

Zambikes International, founded in 2007 as a high-quality bicycle manufacturer, has been distributing hundreds of "zambulances," small trailers attached to bicycles or motorcycles, to provide remote Zambian communities with a practical...

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Kid President Asks Beyonce To Team Up For World Humanitarian Day, Uses Chicken Nuggets And Charm! (VIDEO)

(19) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 2:03 PM

Kid President, our favorite little Commander-in-Chief, is continuing to reach new heights when it comes to being awesome.

In a recent video message, Kid President asks Beyonce to join him in making a video to promote the U.N.'s upcoming World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19....

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Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey Reveals 81% Of Hiring Managers Want College Grads Who Volunteer

(43) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 9:52 AM

With half of college grads working jobs that don't require degrees, the unemployment rate for 20-24 year-olds hovering around 12.6 percent, and an increasing percentage of adults with college degrees, millennials need new ways to impress hiring managers.

A recent study indicates that they...

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John Stamos Visits Kaitlyn Dobrow, Meningococcemia Survivor, In Hospital And Promises Date (PHOTO, HOW TO HELP)

(61) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 5:52 PM

We were never fooled by Uncle Jesse's leather jacket. He's such a softie with a big heart -- and this proves it.

John Stamos, his mother Loretta, his nephew and a few good friends took a trip to UC Irvine's Medical Center to visit Kaitlyn Dobrow, a...

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Oprah Gives Autographed Louboutins To Fan Who Tweeted For Fundraising Help

(22) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 2:55 PM

Oprah is giving one diehard fan the chance to walk in her hot red shoes.

The philanthropist and media mogul is auctioning off an autographed pair of size 10.5 Christian Louboutins to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which treats and researches terminal diseases affecting...

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Bill And Chelsea Clinton Bring Clean Water To Africa, Raise Malaria Awareness

(5) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 4:30 PM

Bill and Chelsea Clinton have hit the ground in Africa this week to address a number of plaguing health issues.

President Clinton and his daughter are currently travelling through Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawai, and South Africa to advance various Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) goals. After helping to...

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Posto Occupato Campaign 'Saves Seats' To Raise Awareness About Gender Abuse And Femicide In Italy

(5) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 9:22 AM

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A fed-up Italian woman is standing up to violence against women in a society where domestic abuse and gender stereotypes are deeply rooted.

Maria Andaloro, the editorial director of online magazine La Grande Testata, has launched the Posto Occupato...

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'Houses For Change' Transforms Play Dates To Teach Kids Value Of Helping Homeless

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 1:55 PM

A Boca Raton, Fla., philanthropist is showing parents that it is never too early to teach kids how to be charitable.

Mark Wasserman's initiative, Houses For Change, uses arts and crafts to change play dates into opportunities for children to give back to the homeless. Kids color and...

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Solar Power In Zaatari Refugee Camps Creates Safer Environment

(7) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 9:36 AM

An international relief organization is using solar power to help create a safer environment for thousands of refugees.

Oxfam International, a confederation of 17 philanthropic organizations, has installed solar powered lamp posts outside of several sanitation facilities in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

Karl Schembri, an Oxfam journalist,...

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Hibaaq Osman Speaks Out Against Arab Governments Abandoning Women's Rights At Aspen Ideas Festival (VIDEO)

(127) Comments | Posted August 3, 2013 | 12:43 PM

One women's advocate says the treatment of women is the greatest indicator of how much a government values democracy.

Hibaaq Osman, the founder of Cairo-based women's rights nonprofit Karama, joined HuffPost Live at the Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss the relationship between women's rights and a government's commitment...

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'When You Work At A Nonprofit' Tumblr Shows Brutally Honest Side Of Doing Good - And It's Hilarious!

(15) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 1:52 PM

When you're busy changing the world, it can be hard to find time to laugh.

But a new Tumblr called "When You Work At A Nonprofit" is the perfect antidote. The good-humored roundup of GIFs puts into words and pics the universal difficulties of grant-writing, donor outreach and...

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