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Helping Others With A Hobby: Knitting Group Makes Hats For Homeless Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

(CBS) WENATCHEE, Wash. - In the close-knit community of Wenatchee, Washington Aida Bound has found joy in knitting. But the 73-year-old social worker ...

Good Deeds Returned To Philanthropic Family Left Homeless By Fire

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Marcus Croman and his family are well-known in his community for giving back, even after a house fire left them homeless. The Kitsap Sun reported th...

Charity In The Face Of Tragedy: Donation Funds Honor Arizona Shooting Victims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Philanthropy is playing an important role in helping people in Tucson -- and across the country -- respond to the mass shooting there. The family of ...

Domo Arigato, Mr. Naoto: Japanese 'Superhero' Gives To Children In Need

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The trend of real-life superheroes has spread overseas. ABC Tokyo reports that a series of anonymous donations have been received throughout Japan. ...

7 Teachable Moments For Students On The Haiti Earthquake Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As the world focuses its attention on the devastation that Haiti faces one year after a 7.0 quake, it can be hard for anyone to comprehend what a disa...

Grocery Chain's Crackdown To Blame For Salvation Army's Donation Drop?

The Washington Post | Paul Schwartzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For more than two decades, bell-ringing Salvation Army volunteers collected donations outside Giant Food stores, a holiday season ritual that gave sho...

Toddler Loses Limbs When Infection Worsens During 5-Hour ER Wait: You Can Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

December, with all of its holiday spirit, shouldn't be a tough month for a 2-year-old. For Malyia Jeffers, however, it started with a feverish, fiv...

Veterans Hand Out Hundreds Of Sleeping Bags To San Diego Homeless

KPBS | Katie Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With cold, drenching storms sweeping through San Diego, the misery index is soaring for the city's homeless population. Now a local veterans group is ...

'Be the Change: Save a Life' Viewers Donate $500K To Charity

ABC News | Anna Maria Barry-Jester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

On Dec. 17, 2010, ABC News aired a special edition of "20/20" called "Be the Change: Save a Life," hosted by World News anchor Diane Sawyer and senior...

Laura Bassett

'We've Got Time To Help'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- In February 2009, Seth Reams of Portland, Ore., found himself unemployed and depressed. He had nothing to do all day but look for jobs, ...

Laura Bassett

Still Time To Give Back In 2010: The National Veterans Foundation

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After serving as a psychiatric social worker in the Vietnam War, veteran Floyd "Shad" Meeshad returned to the United States hoping to continue his wor...

Nothing Worse Than Being All Mouth and No Trousers

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

This is what my mum used to say to me. I didn't realize what it actually meant but as a nine year old I took it to mean -- don't just talk about something, do it.

'I Glove You'

Amy Domestico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amy Domestico

Featured as a "Hometown Hero" on the local news in Connecticut, Chris Comblo hands out gloves and hats to the less fortunate, inspiring to take up the cause of "I Glove You."

While Husband Serves Abroad, Military Wife Becomes Mrs. Claus This Season

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Tracy Hall, whose husband Jonathan is currently serving in Afghanistan, noticed that the children of wounded or deployed soldiers weren't getting...

Meet Lynn Gaubatz, Founder Of Adopt A Library

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One person's pile of dusty books is another person's gateway to higher education. Lynn Gaubatz, an acclaimed bassoonist and avid reader, knew from pe...

Putting School Lessons to Practice: The Spirit of Giving

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

Natalie Carpenter, a senior at Cal State University San Bernardino, started her shift at TGI-Friday thinking about her public relations campaigns clas...

How the Language Services Industry Gives Back

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nataly Kelly

While there's still plenty to be done in order to truly eliminate language barriers and make goods and services available to those in need of them, these companies' cumulative actions go a long way in addressing those shortfalls.

Why is it so Hard to Make a Donation on My iPhone, Mr. Jobs?

Beth Kanter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beth Kanter

Back in June, I wrote about how unfriendly Apple's iPhone donation app policy was when I came across this editorial by Jake Shapiro, the CEO of PRX, (...

Greening Your Holiday Gifts

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Gardner

If you or your loved ones lean green, here are some possibilities for eco-friendly Christmas gifts. Of course, adopting a rescued animal or making a ...

I Don't Always Give To Charity -- And Neither Do You

Amy Parmenter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amy Parmenter

For my part, for every HuffPost reader who leaves a comment, I will donate a dollar to the Ronald McDonald House for the next 50 days.

Poll: People Are Giving Less To Charities (And Don't Feel Bad About It)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The percentage of people who won't be making charitable donations this year has doubled to 12 percent -- up from 6 percent in 2009 -- according a rece...

In Tough Economic Times, Consider Serving Others By Going on a 'Donation-Vacation'

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ehsan Zaffar

In a time of "donor fatigue" and amid post-election talk of the grim economic outlook, it behooves us to step back and reexamine the relative wealth we enjoy and how best to put it to use.

Save a Child in Less Than Two Minutes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Riva Greenberg

2010-11-03-jgh.jpgWhen you watch this video -- and pass it on -- Roche Diabetes Care will make a donation for life-saving insulin to get to children in need.

Consumer Reports Predicts Holiday Charity Boost (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Amid grim reports about the significant decrease in charitable giving, ABC's Good Morning America highlights a Consumer Reports study that reveals t...

Whether Women are more Generous than Men, and Whether it Matters

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kelly Kleiman

What makes this more than a parlor game demonstrating female superiority is the extent to which it reveals the role of empathy in giving.