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Merry Christmas, Young Man

Sara Lindberg | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

"Mom this is really important to me. I need to give this to him," my son said to me looking at his hands. His hands that held far more than just a few dollars. What those hands held represented hope for my son.

Church Leaders Claim New Band Aid Song Reinforces Negative Stereotypes About Africa

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Some church leaders are criticizing a British musicians’ charity group raising funds for the West African Ebola crisis, saying ...

Matthew's Miracle: A Christmas Story

Bob Brody | Posted 02.20.2013 | Good News
Bob Brody

In the end, what goes around comes around. In this case, the loss of a child led to a gain for a community. The Hanleys serve as reminders of why we give in the first place, either at Christmas or throughout the year. And why we should give. Indeed, why we must.

NFL Player Takes Abused Kids On $19,521 Shopping Spree

Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact

Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans is scoring a lot of points today -- for kids. The NFL wide receiver brought 12 children chosen by Child Protect...

Top Ways To Volunteer, Donate To Charity This Holiday

Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact

As you continue to cross presents off your holiday shopping list, remember those who are need of your time and generosity, but may not be able to ask ...

Where Holiday Giving Isn't Hip: 30 Grinchiest Cities Across America

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Not all towns have the same holiday spirit. From miserly gifts to long work hours to less volunteering, The Daily Beast ranks the 30 cities most likel...

One Woman Turns Holiday Grief Into A Mission To Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Jessica Bachus' daughter was stillborn over the holiday season four years ago, the young mother was crushed. Bachus told CBS News, "Since I coul...

The Soul of Christmas

Matt Idom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt Idom

How loud does the pain have to shout at us, in our back-lit comfort and heat pump luxury? While we indulge our wanting, the bulk of the globe cries out in misery or hunger.

5 Ways To Give This Holiday Season

Joshua Rosenthal | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Joshua Rosenthal

Why do people succumb to the sheer insanity that Black Friday brings? Is there a better way to celebrate the arrival of the season of giving? I think so.

The Advent Spirit In A Detroit Courtroom

Mark Osler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

It was a particularly bad day in Detroit, temperatures hovered just below freezing with freezing rain. The magistrate heard evidence and argument, and finally ruled against us. That was not the end of the story, though.

Vegas 'Strippermobile' Delivers Christmas Donations

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LAS VEGAS — The "strippermobile" has made another run in Las Vegas, this time with properly dressed Santa's helpers riding for a good cause. A ...

'Secret Santas' Give $100 handshakes in N.C.

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — "Secret Santas" are roaming the streets of North Carolina, handing out $100 handshakes. The Charlotte Observer reported that ...

Where's The Santa Conscience? St. Nicholas Day Recalls The Needy

David Crumm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Crumm

Why have we forgotten that kind of Santa who spent more time jingling our consciences than his own sleigh bells? You can't read much about this major figure without thinking about the plight of the poor and marginalized.

A Season for Mischief And Conspiracy: A New Take On Christmas Charity

Shane Claiborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

There is something beautiful about giving, generosity and the contagious cheer that fills the world (not just the malls) during Christmas. We just need fresh imagination with how we celebrate amid the frenzy and clutter.