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How to Supercharge Your Generosity

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

It feels great to see hope light up in the eyes of a beggar in the street as you stop to look at them when others pass them by without a glance. Their faces widen in a smile as you reach into your pocket and take out your wallet.

Here's How You Can Give A Real Helping Hand This Holiday

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact

The holidays are in full swing, and many people are reaching out to those in need. There are multiple ways to volunteer, but alas, some are more help...

Neshama: 10-Year-Old Battling Cancer and Directing Animated Film

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Neshama Ryman is a smart and tenacious 10-year-old girl who has toughed out treatment for stage 4 cancer and several reconstructive surgeries over t...

8 Secrets of Savvy Donors

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

You're generous and kind. You care about other people and want to help them have great lives. You want to make a positive impact on the world and give from your heart to worthy causes. You're a great person!

Noa Sorrell Inspires With Debut Collection

Bri Seeley | Posted 10.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Bri Seeley

There's nothing better than being there to experience someones dreams come true. The sheer joy and nervous buzz that emanates from the person as their vision becomes a reality is absolutely unmatched.

Norman Reedus Could Take You On A Date To 'The Walking Dead' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

"If Daryl dates, we riot" was probably the mantra of some "Walking Dead" fans when they heard rumors about Norman Reedus going steady with h...

Hundreds Of Trucks Show Up To Lead Funeral Procession For 3-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.31.2015 | Good News

  A fleet of huge vehicles came together to celebrate the life of a little boy.  More than 200 trucks led Friday’s funeral p...

John Cena Grants 500th Wish For The Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.21.2015 | Good News

  John Cena, #FTW! The “real-life superhero” and WWE star now has yet another good-guy accolade under his belt: he’s ...

Paralyzed 3-Year-Old Boy Has 'Simple, Humble' Wish Fulfilled

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.13.2015 | Good News

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation approached Kellan Tilton, promising they'd try to fulfill his deepest desire, the 3-year-old could’ve ...

Carolina Panthers Make Adorable 6-Year-Old Coach For A Day

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports

Get ready for the cutest NFL coach to give you all the feels today. Six-year-old Braylon Beam, who has a brain tumor, joined the Carolina Panthers on...

Boy Battling Kidney Disease Celebrates Big Victory With John Cena

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News

  John Cena may be the reigning WWE Champion, but when 7-year-old K.J. Lamar entered the wrestling ring with him recently, Cena insiste...

Selfless Boy Uses Make-A-Wish To Bring Free Food Truck To His Supportive Community

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.22.2015 | Good News

A Minnesota food truck is cooking up something extra special, free of charge. Lucas Hobbs, a boy who battled cancer, is using his grant from Make-A-Wi...

Teen With Cancer Uses Make-A-Wish To Share Story Of Sexual Abuse

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact

    Considering the pain Lena Strickling has endured throughout her life, it would be understandable if she used her one Make-A-Wi...

3 Teens Get Big Break On Broadway Thanks To Make-A-Wish

AP | Mark Kennedy | Posted 07.01.2015 | Good News

NEW YORK (AP) — If theatergoers at Wednesday's matinee of "On the Town" take special attention, they'll get to see the Broadway debut of three speci...

Movie Review: Batkid Begins -- Summer Bright Spot

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dana Nachman's touching, funny nonfiction film, Batkid Begins, is sheer delight. Instead of something maudlin and manipulative, Nachman has assembled what may be the year's most joyous and surprising movie. 

The Behind-The-Scenes Story Of This Year's Most Heartwarming Documentary

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.15.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2013, the Make-A-Wish Foundation made 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott's dreams come true when they turned San Francisco into Gotham City an...

Sully, Captain Jack and the Baked Potato: An Insider's Guide to Caleb's Sense of Humor

Kate Welch | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Kate Welch

A friend told me the other day that she likes my blog but it's so sad she can't always read through. This took me back a bit, because while Caleb's is a sad situation, he is one of the funniest people I know. His therapist tells me humor is a sign of deep intelligence, and that Caleb couldn't be so funny if there wasn't a lot going on in his head. Let me share a few of my favorite Caleb stories.

Cleveland Browns Sign Youngest-Ever Player

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.03.2015 | Sports

The Cleveland Browns welcomed a new member to its team this week: a 9-year-old boy named Dylan Sutcliffe. Dylan signed a one-day contract with the ...

Wish Granted: Rock Star for a Day

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Last spring, Nicolas got the opportunity of a lifetime: to perform on the main stage at a massive music festival.

College Students Swap Partying for Serving During Give Kids The World Spring Break

Dave Parfitt | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Dave Parfitt

During our alternative spring break, we served meals, scooped ice cream, drove trains, painted faces, and staffed evening entertainment including the weekly Halloween and Pirate & Princess parties.

What The 12-Year-Old March Madness Champ Did With His Prize Makes Him A Real Winner

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.10.2015 | Sports

Twelve-year-old March Madness bracket champion Sam Holtz has a philanthropic streak to match his preternatural basketball smarts. Although a techn...

Make-A-Wish Grants 4-Year-Old's Simple Request To 'Live Comfortably' At Home

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.28.2015 | Good News

It's not often that Make-A-Wish is stumped by a request, but 4-year-old Micah, who has a cranial malformation that causes seizures, had a surprisingly...

6-Year-Old's Make-A-Wish Request Shows What True Friendship Is All About

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents

Indiana 6-year-old Levi Mayhew suffers from a rare and fatal genetic disorder on the Zellweger spectrum. According to a spokesperson from the Make-A-W...

3-Year-Old With Cancer Gets Surprise Disney Trip With Adorable Send-Off From Her BFF

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents

Three-year-old Juniper a.k.a "Juni" and her pal Violet are both battling a rare type of cancer called retinoblastoma. Last year, the Make-A-Wish Found...

Girl's Dying Wish To Help Warm 'Homeless Inside And Out' Moves People To Help

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.02.2015 | Good News

A late 11-year-old's final wish has inspired others to give back. Natalia Marsh-Welton of Cincinnati, Ohio, battled brain cancer for more than a ye...