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Why Beyoncé Wants You to Buy This Backpack (and We Do, Too)

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Operating on the TOMS Shoes model--for each backpack bought, a backpack is donated to a child in need -- STATE Bags was born out of a desire to help provide children in need with healthy snacks, school supplies, a reliable carry-all, and a group of positive role models.

Staying Gold: World Fights for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

So it seems when the Empire State Building went silent instead of gold, they underestimated passionate advocates and supporters, who are raising awareness that has the potential to save lives.

Philadelphia Police Rock Ronald McDonald Socks, Show Their Silly Side For Charity

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.17.2014 | Good News

These police officers spiced up their uniforms with a head-turning fashion statement -- for a good cause. Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of...

The Spirit of the Holiday Season (and the New Year) - Giving Back

Jay Scott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In recent weeks I've had many conversations about this very topic, the spirit of the holiday season, and I've heard many stories of those who volunteer their time during this very busy season.

McDonald's Lesson to Companies: Charity, Impact Better Be on the Menu

Joe Waters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joe Waters

McDonald's spends nearly a billion dollars a year on advertising. They should trade some of the visibility they get from traditional ads for the favorability that cause marketing offers. Those golden arches need a bigger halo.

McDonald's: Damning Charity Report Is 'Shameful And Misleading'

Posted 10.31.2013 | Impact

McDonald’s has fired back at –- and totally rejected –- a damning report that claims that the fast-food giant gives minimal funds to its charita...

Clowning Around With Charity: How McDonald's Exploits Philanthropy and Targets Children

Michele Simon | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

Pop quiz: Who do you think funds the hundreds of Ronald McDonald Houses around the nation? McDonald's, right? Sort of, but not really. Confused? Wondering how a corporation that raked in $27 billion last year can be so stingy with its own charity? You're not alone.

Is Willie Nelson Santa? Angels Sing Comes to the Big Screen

Turk Pipkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Turk Pipkin

The fact that Willie, the kids and I were all on the set of our new movie, Angels Sing, doesn't really change my basic question: Is Willie Nelson Santa?

RMHC Day of Change

Sherri Bushong Maxey | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Sherri Bushong Maxey

Have you ever thought to yourself that you want to help and give back to others but then you decide not to because you don't have the funds to do so? ...

Hope Does Bring Strength

Alysia Baldwin Ferro | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Alysia Baldwin Ferro

I thought to myself that if Bobby, a senior in high school, a young man with his whole life in front of him, wasn't asking "why," then I had no right to do so. Instead, I told myself I would find a purpose, a purpose for this brain tumor.

During NHL Lockout, Chicago Blackhawks Host All-Stars Charity Game

Posted 10.26.2012 | Impact

With no end in sight for the NHL lockout, some of the league’s players are using their free time and talents for good. Members of the Chicago Bl...

Gourmet Chefs Create Three-Course Feast Entirely From McDonald's Ingredients

Anneli Rufus | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Anneli Rufus

White-clad servers cruised the room proffering Chicken McNuggets on trays. They also offered fluffy sweet Canadian-bacon treats on sticks, and fresh lettuce wraps.

How to Shop While Supporting a Cause

Women & Co | Posted 10.21.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Socially conscious shopping seems to be all the rage as more and more companies align themselves with a variety of charitable causes.

Peruvian Boy Gets A New Er... Body Part

Posted 07.26.2012 | Latino Voices

After shooting himself in the groin with his father's rifle at age 9, Luis Canelos is coming to the United States to "become whole again," according t...

Heroes Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Sherri Bushong Maxey | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Sherri Bushong Maxey

If you have never visited a Ronald McDonald House, then I would encourage you to do so. I can assure you that your life will be changed for the better. You will see hope, love, courage and faith in a place where heroes live.

WATCH: Mysterious Diamond Ring Donated To Ronald McDonald House

Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact

One Ronald McDonald House donor may not be "lovin' it" after a recent incident. Fundraisers found a woman's diamond-studded wedding ring inside a r...

Father's Day

Sherri Bushong Maxey | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Sherri Bushong Maxey

On this Father's Day, we honor all dads who have had to sit by their child's side as they fought for their lives, as well as fathers all over the world.

Junior Olympics Hopeful, 8, Puts Dreams On Hold To Help Save Sister's Life

Dacula Patch | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact

C.J. Clinkscales is an amazing young ­­­athlete with dreams of making it to the Junior Olympics this summer. He is a true star on the track, but of...

I May Not Be Their Birth Mother, But I Take Care Of 51 Kids With Cancer As If They Were My Own

Sherri Bushong Maxey | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Sherri Bushong Maxey

If you are a mother, grandmother or aunt with a healthy child, give thanks on this Mother's Day and everyday for their health. Life can change in an instant, and it is my sincere hope that you never have to stay at a Ronald McDonald House.

Help A Detroit Charity Win $250,000

Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

Four Detroit-area charities are vying for a big national prize to continue doing good in the community, and you can help one of them take home $250,00...

Former Ronald McDonald House Charities Exec Stole From Sick Kids

Posted 02.14.2012 | Impact

Randall Morrison, the former treasurer for a branch of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, is on trial for stealing $142,000 from the organization's ...

Eleanor Goldberg

Childhood Cancer Heroes: How Can You Help Fulfill Their Missions

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

Every day, 46 kids in the United States are diagnosed with cancer, according to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Once the reality of taxing treatments...

Minn. Man Turns In Over 4 Million Soda Tabs For Charity

WDAY | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

A Fergus Falls man is leaving Fargo tonight with a generous heart and an empty trailer. For the last 20 years Daryl Johnson has been collecting pop ta...

Archie's Cancer-Themed Anniversary Issue Is Set In A Ronald McDonald House

AP | By MATT MOORE | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA -- For families of ill children, a night or two or even more at the Ronald McDonald House is one way to help focus on their ailing kids w...

Piano Treasures: The Gift of Hope

Andrea Preziotti | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Andrea Preziotti

I can see myself as a child disappearing from view with my imaginary friend, dreaming, and wonder if the Ronald McDonald children do the same, using the piano as their own gateway to anywhere but here.