Cotopaxi donates a minimum 10 percent of its profit to one of its partner nonprofit organizations to create a sustainable impact in the community those organizations serve. Smith's company goes one step further by showing potential and returning customers where that donation is going.
Online shopping provides consumers an opportunity to shop 24-hours a day, 7 days a week -- and now they can "do good" around the clock. Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer, is making the next move in online giving.
Illinoisans are a generous bunch when it comes to charitable causes, but not all have millions of dollars to donate. Those who do often give to organizations or institutions that made a significant impact during the course of their lives.
Shooting stray dogs is common practice in Iran. However, now the northwestern city of Tabriz has become the first and only city in the country to outlaw killing street dogs. It's all thanks to the efforts of one Iranian woman who is campaigning for those who can't speak for themselves.
We get in a particular groove, driving the kids to school, cheering them on at sporting events, helping them with homework. But are we teaching them how to pitch in and help others who are not as fortunate?
By talking to the people at the race, I learned a fundamental truth about giving. When it comes to supporting causes that are not in the immediate grasp of people they will attend events and support these causes only if the event is satisfying a primary need for them.
The human-animal bond is nothing if not reciprocal; in return for their compassion, their comedy and the comfort they provide us, we give them love, food, shelter, health care, toys and maybe even a spot on the bed in return.
Being a part of the upper echelon of higher education administration comes with significant responsibilities, as you know. Chief among them is the occasional need to write emails sent to the entire university community.
People should be tolerant and strive for a balance between those who want to throw out everything and those who need to deliberate over the many decisions involved, relishing family stories and preserving family history.