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Christmas Giving

Oscar, the Pug in a Box

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.23.2014 | Good News
BJ Gallagher

A man walked into the animal shelter, placed a small cardboard box on the counter and said, "I'm turning this dog in because he's old and can't walk anymore." The poor dog was a mess. It was apparent that his owner had let the dog's health deteriorate for months -- probably years -- and done nothing to get medical attention for his canine.

Pam Chun: 5 Ways to Honor Christmas, Hawaiian Style

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Red Room

By Pam Chun One winter long ago when Hawaiian children still ran barefoot to school, my father's family rode a horse-drawn cart from their taro field...

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.

She Was Shocked By Santa's Early Surprise

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money

Christmas is still about a week away, but for many Americans, Santa has already come to town. This holiday season, anonymous donors across the coun...

Starting the 'Christmas Tithe'

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

A recent poll showed that Americans plan to spend more this Christmas season on consumer gifts than they did last year, but give less to charities and ministries that help the poor. But rather than just being judgmental, let's do something about it.

WATCH: Santas Dance To Gangnam Style For Charity

Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact

The UN Secretary General, NBA All-Star Roy Hibbert and Britney Spears have all been caught pony- dancing to PSY’s Gangnam Style. As holiday season a...

Seattle Girl Sends Christmas Wish Attached To Balloon, Calif. Family Responds

AP | Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact

AUBURN, Wash. -- A 5-year-old girl from suburban Seattle sent a letter to Santa attached to two pink balloons, and it ended up in the hands of a North...

Discovering the Christmas Spirit

Christina Pirello | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

My mother had taught me the true spirit of Christmas, maybe not consciously, but she taught us, with what most consider a tough punishment, how it felt to put someone else's needs before our own selfishness.

Meet Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Kindness is contagious. That's what Jenny Lawson, better known to fans and followers as The Bloggess, discovered this holiday season when her sim...

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.

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.

Kids Give Up Christmas Presents To Give Animals Through Heifer International

Causecast | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Alyssa Ripley is your average seven year old girl, attending second grade in her hometown of Proctorsville, Vermont. Except this year, when Christmas ...

Salvation Army Receives Fake $25,000 Check

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Salvation Army thought it had received a grand gift ahead of Christmas – a $25,000 check. But the donation turned o...

Strong Hearts

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

I can't think of a more loving holiday gift than Lovetta Conto's necklaces. She is selling these necklaces to raise money to help other refugees and displaced kids.