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Helping the Needy

New App Ensures Homeless People Don't Use Donations On Alcohol, Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact

Some people face a fairly common dilemma when coming across a homeless person they'd like to help: Will my spare change be used for food or water, or ...

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Jess Wilson | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Jess Wilson

Either spend some money now in order to enable a generation of kids to participate in and contribute to our society, or pay exponentially more later when we have a generation of adults who are wholly reliant on us because we didn't give them the skills they needed.

Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Giving

Saundra Schimmelpfennig | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Saundra Schimmelpfennig

December is a busy time of year with many charitable requests for your time or money. The following advice will ensure your time and money does the good you intended.

WATCH: Secret Santa Gives Anonymously To The Needy Of His Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With no self-promotion or fanfare, one man in Cleveland, Ohio hands out bags of food and clothing to the needy of his local neighborhood. He has been...

Social Workers: Colo. State Computer System Worse Than Ever

The Denver Post | Colleen O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Social workers across the state say that attempts to fix the long-troubled Colorado Benefits Management System -- a database that processes applicatio...

Hazon Yeshaya: Providing for the Poor of Israel

Abraham Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham Israel

I am a retired businessman who volunteers all his time and efforts to better the lives of our needy brothers and sisters in Israel.

Grace And Gratitude At Thanksgiving

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

I think that this holiday, rather than dwell on the question of what I am grateful for in my life I will instead consider questions like "am I truly giving?"

It's Time to Rethink Our Welfare Policy

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

A society cannot survive without a safety net and we don't have one during the worst economic crisis in decades.

Welfare Rolls in First Upward Spike Since 1996

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

From 1996 to 2007, the number of single-parent families with children living below the poverty line fell by a whopping 2.5%. Who says there's no progress in America?

Obama and the Science of Altruism

Jamil Zaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamil Zaki

Why would we have evolved to feel each other's pain? Two aspects of empathy can help explain this, and the reason that evolution may have selected for strong empathizers in the first place.

Betting His Legacy on Public Participation

Shunit Harpaz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shunit Harpaz

There is a great potential for a positive change in our society, a change where people take charge of serving the public, living a life that is meaningful and satisfying.

Moving from 'Yes, We Can' to Yes We Are!

Michelle Cote | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Cote

After this week's celebrations end, we will have to follow Dr. King's example and reinvest our energy and optimism into efforts whose benefits many not be fully seen for many years to come.

The Giving Garden

Bridget Mason and Kayomi Wada | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bridget Mason and Kayomi Wada

Judging by the almost 80 volunteers who came out to build a garden in Downtown Tacoma, I would have to say there are a lot of Americans out there just waiting for an opportunity to give back!

What Can You do as an Individual to Uplift Humanity?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mallika Chopra

The power that each of us has in our families, particularly as mothers, is incredible. We shape the world view, the biases, the sense of understanding and compassion in our children.

People Are Hungry: How Can We Fix It?

Lisanne Finston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisanne Finston

What are we to do to address the problem of hunger around the nation? We must move beyond the quick fix emergency system that band aids the problem, to a long term approach that builds food security.

Recovering the Magic of Christmas

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Count your blessings. And when you're done counting them, say a prayer for the less fortunate: the hungry, the homeless, the lonely, the destitute and the sick.