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Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Day of Service and the President's Inauguration

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Let's make this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the most successful national service day yet. Here are five ideas to use if you or someone you know has an excuse for not participating.

Homeless Get One-Way Bus Tickets Out Of City

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.11.2013 | Impact

A Salvation Army in North Dakota has seen its donations more than double in the past two years, and it’s using its funds to send homeless people pac...

What REALLY Inspires Millennials To Give | Posted 12.27.2012 | Impact

Scott Harrison understands what young people like. As a former nightclub promoter in New York City, he openly admits that he used to get people drunk ...

Readers' Top 12 Transgender Stories of 2012

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

During 2012 I wrote approximately 400 articles for The Guerrilla Angel Report, the vast majority of them transgender-related. The following are the 12 most read stories of the year.

5 Online Twists To Traditional Holiday Giving

Charles A. Bentley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Charles A. Bentley

The holidays are all about giving back. But for many folks, the thought of carving large chunks of time out of our busy schedules to volunteer may see...

Some Parents Might Not Want A Gay Kid, But I Do

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On Dec. 10 a conservative politician in the UK commented, "I think most parents would prefer their children not to be gay." As the mom of an openly gay son, that comment pisses me off, but it doesn't surprise me. It's something I have heard many times before.

Donor Drops Wedding Ring In Red Kettle

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.13.2012 | Impact

After years of finding gold coins and casino chips in its red kettles, the Salvation Army has gotten used to receiving some unusual items over the hol...

Anonymous Donor Drops Gold Coin In Red Kettle With One Clue

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact

For the eighth year in a row, an anonymous donor has dropped a gold coin, along with the same moving message, into a Salvation Army red kettle. Wha...

Robin Wilkey

Will The Salvation Army Be Banned At UC Berkeley? | Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.08.2012 | San Francisco

The Associated Students of the University of California passed a bill opposing Salvation Army donation boxes on campus after a student accused the org...

Man Says He Lost Bell-Ringer Job Because He's Not A 'Cute Girl'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact

Instead of pocketing change from passersby, Jonathan Spivey, 29, wanted to sing on a sidewalk to raise funds for charity. But the aspiring actor says ...

Dear Salvation Army: Time To Condemn Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' Bill

Wayne Self | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Self

Your silence is particularly disturbing given your organization's global influence. You've had a presence in Uganda since 1931. Your words have weight there; it's time you used them. In fact, it's time for you to clearly and publicly condemn the "kill the gays" bill in Uganda.

WATCH: Salvation Army Kettle Receives Rare Gold Coin Worth Thousands

Sarah Medina | Posted 11.29.2012 | Good News

A Salvation Army worker in Indiana was shocked to discover a rare and valuable historical treasure at the bottom of his red kettle on Monday. Acco...

Salvation Army Feels The Heat For Alleged Anti-Gay Stance

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign is once again coming under intense scrutiny from lesbian, gay...

Alice Hines

Gas Shortage Crippling Sandy Aid From Food Banks And Charities | Alice Hines | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

At 3 p.m. on the Friday after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, the St. Jacobi church in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, was overflowing with boxes of water b...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Food Trucks Feeding The Homeless, 365 Days A Year | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Detroit

In Detroit, where poverty teeters dangerously close to the norm at 38 percent, trying to tip the scale back begins just by feeding the city's neediest...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - How to Help Hurricane Isaac Victims

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are some relatively easy ideas and suggestions to consider. It is important to remember there are three stages or phases to most natural disasters. They are Rescue, Relief and Recovery... and all three need your help!

Relief Organizations Prepared To Help Isaac Victims: At Least 10 Dead In Haiti

Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact

At least 10 people were reported dead in Haiti after Tropical Storm Isaac drenched the impoverished nation, the Associated Press reports. A woman a...

Too Chicken to Talk? Chick-Fil-A Boycotts Show Need for Dialogue

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh A. Goodman

While boycotts and events like Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day garner media attention, they serve to further separate, rather than bring together, people with opposing viewpoints.

Salvation Army Apologizes After Aussie Official Implies Gays Should Be Put To Death In Interview

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Australia-based Salvation Army official is catching heat for implying in an interview that gays should be put to death. Truth Wins Out blogger ...

Happy Hole-y Friday

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 06.01.2012 | Home
EllynAnne Geisel

June 1 is National Doughnut Day and I am in celebration mode. Almost 80 years from its introduction, the doughnut is still a happy food that satisfies the spirit as well as the appetite.

SWEET Move! Company Honors Donut Day's Charitable Origin With Big Donation

Posted 06.01.2012 | Impact

Friday marks the 75th National Donut Day, and its origins are even sweeter than the baked goods the holiday celebrates. Back in 1917, the Salvatio...

Here's Where To Get A Free Donut!

Posted 06.01.2012 | Money

Haven't you heard? It's National Donut Day! Before we get to the good stuff (READ: the information on where you can score a free donut) we thought...

Get Involved: 5 Organizations Fighting Hunger And Poverty In The U.S.

Posted 09.13.2012 | Impact

UPDATED: Sept. 13, 2012 1:35 p.m. America's poverty rate stands at 15 percent, a number that's remained fixed from the year before, according to Ce...

REPORT: Americans Clueless As To How Many People Living In Poverty

Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact

By Mark Hrywna, The NonProfit Times Americans don’t quite have an accurate picture of what poverty in the United States looks like, at least acco...

When Government Competes With Aid Organizations In Relief Efforts

Paul Clolery | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Paul Clolery

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) has introduced S. 2202, the Preparedness and Resilience Foundation Act. The bottom line is that tax dollars apparently are not enough and the federal government wants to be able to fundraise outside the scope of its actual authority.