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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.

Celebrities Share Their Favorite Holiday Treats and Dishes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.26.2014 | Celebrity
Jeryl Brunner

The holidays are still special for DeGeneres, who is a long-time supporter of Toys for Tots. In fact, this season, she is brand ambassador for Duracell's 'Power a Smile' program, which donates up to 1 million batteries to Toys for Tots this holiday season.

The One Metric I'll Use to Measure My Company's Success in 2014

Brittany Hodak | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Brittany Hodak

My head began spinning as Joanna went through the next 10 or so cards. I don't think I heard a single word she said afterward. I just kept thinking about Joshua and his heartbreaking request. All of a sudden,our 2014 goals seemed meaningless.

Why I Don't Give to Holiday Toy Drives

Eric Friedman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

Are toy drives the most effective way to help others? How does the impact of a toy drive compare to other charitable opportunities? Since the money you are able to give to charity is limited, are toy drives worthy recipients?

Mayor Accused Of Stealing From Toys For Tots Still Finds Support At Home

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

GREENBRIER, Tenn. (AP) — A small-town mayor charged with stealing from the Toys for Tots charity he founded hasn't been drummed out of town, or even...

The Season of Giving

Anita Casalina | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

This year, have you thought about a charitable donation? Not throwing money out into the void, hoping that some good will come of it, but giving to one of the charities that are taking the new "hand-up, not handout" approach to helping.

Dr. Toy Talks about Trends in Toys and Play Towards Technology

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

As parents and teachers, we may be wondering if the introduction of technology into the lives of children is changing the way children play, learn, think and express their own creativity.

Dr. Toy Talks about Overcoming Barriers to Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Safe and stimulating play promotes wholesome development and inspires a healthy future. Play is good for everyone!

Toys for Tots for Homeboys (and Homegirls) for Christmas

Bob Harris | Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact
Bob Harris

Jesse is telling me about himself in an upstairs meeting room at Homeboy Industries, a charity that helps former gang members to become productive members of their families and communities.

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...

Make A Child’s Christmas With Just One Click (GIVING BACK)

Posted 12.21.2012 | Impact

Tis the season for giving, and with that, a great deal of young girls and boys to cross off our collective shopping lists. For every child in our ...

Creative Ways Companies Are Giving Back Through Social Media

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

The spirit of giving is universal, regardless of where we live or what we celebrate. To embrace this giving and make it even more fun, companies are turning to another favorite thing: social media.

Michelle Obama Donates 900 Gifts To Toys For Tots

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Tugging a huge red sack stuffed with toys, Michelle Obama thanked military families for inspiring her as first lady as she delivere...

'Toys For Tatas' Offers Free Lap Dances For Toy Donations

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact

It may be a no-kid zone, but one strip club is hoping to make Christmas wishes come true for children in need. The Platinum Cabaret, a gentleman’...

WATCH: Boy Receives 500 Gifts For His Birthday, Donates All To Charity

Posted 12.10.2012 | Good News

An 8-year-old Oklahoma boy is making headlines this week after donating all his birthday presents to charity. According to Fox 23 News, Chase Bran...

This City Lets Drivers Pay Parking Fines With Toy Donations!

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.30.2012 | Impact

Seeing a bright orange envelope peeking out from beneath your windshield wiper is a surefire day-ruiner. Unless you live in Boston. Through Saturda...

Why Children Are Inspiring Social Movements

Nancy Gofus | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Nancy Gofus

While it's obvious why these extreme acts of kindness tug at heartstrings around the world, I can't help wonder why these kids are thinking about social issues at such a young age.

Watching the Bowl Championship Series? Give Money to Your Favorite Charity at the Same Time!

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact
Bill_Robinson

There's a new high-tech start-up in Austin, Texas, called that has a different twist: empowering 'micro-donations' over the Internet while also tying in those donations to a fan's sports, entertainment or even routine (think a Starbucks in the morning) passions.

Anonymous $25,000 Donation Helps Toys For Tots Recover From Theft

Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

Updated story It had looked as though thousands of underprivileged Chicago kids expecting presents from Toys for Tots this season were going to be ...

Toys, Food, Money - Donations Down All Around

Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

Though a recent American Red Cross survey found that donors plan to cut back on gifts, not charity this holiday season, several major nonprofits have ...

Michelle Obama To Donate To Toys For Tots

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.15.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama is urging people to give to charities for the holiday season as she brought more than 800 gifts Friday from White House s...

David Lohr

Escort Offers Johns 'Toys For Tots' Discount

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.15.2011 | Weird News

Competition has spiked among retailers this holiday season, and the sex industry is no exception. A Texas escort is trying to beat the competition by ...

Top Ways To Volunteer, Donate To Charity This Holiday

Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact

As you continue to cross presents off your holiday shopping list, remember those who are need of your time and generosity, but may not be able to ask ...

Marines and Toys for Tots: A History

Beth Crumley | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact
Beth Crumley

2011-12-09-Screenshot20111209at4.16.59PM.jpg These are difficult economic times for many, and there are far too many children who will do without this holiday season. During this magical time of year, please be generous.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Be a Santa Helper

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Christmas is a magic time for most kids and many others in our community. Let's work together to insure it is a magic time for all kids young and old. Remember, you can make a difference (M.A.D.)!