#GivingTuesday, as it's known, is a national day of giving that the 92nd Street Y and UN Foundation created a few years ago, and it seems to be catching on.
Today, the family pushes forward by transitioning a large portion of their farm from chemically treated produce to more desirable organic practices, and by ensuring that the grandkids stay on track with their education.
What happens when the philanthropic sector embraces innovation? Big change.
'Tis the season to go shopping. But, while you're taking advantage of all the post-Thanksgiving deals, don't forget about yourself.
This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1, a day when many non-profit organizations will receive donations that will help them pursue their missio...
On #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations will highlight charitable giving and philanthropy, but the spirit of the day reaches even further -- right down to the street where you live.
Kelly and I embarked on our first endeavor in early November, partnering with Musana Community Development Center in Iganga, Uganda. Our goal was to introduce new designs that utilize local resources and create products that would provide a greater profit margin that would, in turn, create more jobs locally.
Since I was five years old, I spent my childhood in and out of foster homes after my parents developed drug addictions on the south side of Chicago. My world changed when I met my mentor at 17 years old.
Generosity isn't just about money; it comes in all shapes and sizes.
Today, I saw a friend in the hallway by the Emergency Department and I asked if she was OK. She replied, "My husband is critically ill, and we are so thankful to you and all that you've done to reopen the medical center."
It struck me hard. I realized I was watching donation dollars directly at work. So many people are skeptical of different foundations and charities, and rightly so. How many stories have we seen where someone was scammed in the name of (you name it) disease or cause?
This year, we hope you will join us on December 1 in making a difference with the UN through our campaigns and initiatives. Here are four great ways to get involved.
Ava has performed in several musical roles in which she shines as the blossoming actress she is. While the theater is being renovated to be a safe, thriving space, other children with disabilities like Ava lose a big outlet for creativity and community support of the arts.
I realized that talent may be spread evenly around the world, but opportunity is not. From this point on, I was insatiable in my quest for answers -- looking for both why poverty exists and how we tackle such an overwhelming challenge.
Tuesday, December 1st has been named Giving Tuesday. It is a day to take affirmative steps to give back to one's community or to volunteer one's time for another in need. I would like to highlight those for whom Giving Tuesday is an everyday event.
When you educate a girl, you lift up her whole family and entire community so they can stand on their own. I