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  • The hypocrisy of Bono and his ‘One’ charity

    11/11/2017 9:57:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 11, 2017 | Paula Froelich
    In January 2012, Bono arrived in Timbuktu on a private jet with “ONE” emblazoned on the side, accompanied by his wife, daughters, the designer Renzo Rossi and several others. He had come to the historic city in Mali for a festival celebrating the music of the famous Tuareg tribe. On the night of the event, Bono and his entourage were placed on a small bleacher surrounded by, yet separated from, the thousands of local people via metal traffic barricades and a dozen heavily armed men. Toward the end of the evening, a woman announced that “BONE-no from Youtube” was in...
  • Nonprofits Give ‘Disconnected’ Youths Another Chance

    11/06/2017 6:41:21 AM PST · by proxy_user · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Alina Tugend
    Jonathan’s father always told him he would never amount to anything other than a drug dealer. He entered the foster care system when he was 12. At 18, he was in college, but had to drop out to take care of his ill grandmother. “I always told myself I would graduate college and wouldn’t be a statistic in the foster care system,” said Jonathan, 26, who gave only his first name to protect his privacy. But at 21, he was homeless and jobless. “One day I Googled ‘help with foster kids aging out,’” Jonathan said, and he found Youth Villages,...
  • Snoop Dogg in the house! Rapper to perform at Make A Wish afterparty

    11/06/2017 6:41:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies ^ | 10/4/17 | Madeleine Marr
    Surprise! Guess who’s coming to a major social event this year? It’s everyone’s favorite weed smoking, Martha Stewart loving rapper Snoop Dogg. ....will be performing Nov. 4 at the 23rd annual theInterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub presented by E11EVEN – the official afterparty destination.
  • Free the Tax Code From Special Interests

    11/01/2017 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 1, 2017 | Star Parker
    A big tax bill is all it takes to see how perverse and dysfunctional our government has become. Why are the halls of Congress now crawling with special interest lobbyists looking for opportunities to carve out some new benefit, or to protect existing special interests in the tax code? The objective of the tax bill Republicans want to piece together is noble. Make the code more simple, logical and easy to use. The tax code should be an exercise in civic responsibility in which all participate to pay for the legitimate functions of government. But what are those legitimate...
  • Charity Soars Above Intolerance

    10/05/2017 3:36:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 5, 2017 | Mike Adams
    You don’t hear many good stories about free speech on our college campuses these days. So I am pleased to write and share one today. It actually comes from my own campus, UNC-Wilmington. In a rare display of support for free speech, the Student Government Association (SGA) has decided to fund a speech by an extremely unpopular conservative professor (Can you guess his name?). In the process, they will be supporting free speech and the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. This requires some explanation. So put away your handguns and go grab a beer – or grab a soda...
  • The documentary -- "Mully" is a must-watch: Remarkable story of Kenyan who saved 10,000 children

    09/27/2017 8:38:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 09/27/2017 | Rosa Whitaker
    Charles Mutua Mulli, one of the most interesting and inspirational people you’ve probably never heard of, woke up in his family’s hut in a tiny village in Kenya one morning in 1955 and discovered that his parents had taken his brother and fled. Charles had been abandoned. He was 6 years old. The tale of that child’s experiences over the ensuing 60 years is told in a compelling new documentary titled “Mully” (he later changed the spelling of his surname), directed by the actor/filmmaker Scott Haze. It is a rags-to-riches story of extraordinary dimensions – i.e., Mully literally went from...
  • White House announces recipients of Trump $1 million Hurricane Harvey relief donation

    09/06/2017 7:39:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2017 | Katherine Faulders and Adam Kelsey
    The White House announced the recipients of President Donald Trump's donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Wednesday, after the president last week revealed his pledge to give $1 million in "personal money" to support those affected by the storm. The organizations, and the respective amounts each will receive, are: Reach out America – $100,000 Red Cross – $300,000 Salvation Army – $300,000 Samaritan’s Purse – $100,000 ASPCA – $25,000 Catholic Charities – $25,000 Direct Relief – $25,000 Habitat for Humanity – $25,000 Houston Humane Society – $25,000 Operation Blessing – $25,000 Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies – $25,000 Team Rubicon –...
  • Money pledged for Hurricane Harvey Relief (Vanity)

    09/04/2017 7:17:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    As of Sep. 02, 2017: Money pledged for Hurricane Harvey Relief 1) President Trump = $1,000,000 2) Obamas = $0 3) Clintons = $0 Instead, Hillary is charging people for her book tour. (What a joke! Anyone who pays deserves to lose their money. Chumps!)
  • What is the Best Charity for Hurricane Harvey?

    09/04/2017 7:33:52 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 58 replies
    Sep 4, 2017 | self
    I am trying this again, phase 2. Governor Abbot said to give to a specific Texas charity, what are the overhead rates. Funny how with a quick search I could not find that website, but I have confidence Freepers will provide. I want the most bang for my buck. So far Samaritans Purse seems to be leading.
  • Trump to donate $1 million of his own money to help with Harvey relief

    08/31/2017 3:34:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 87 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sarah Westweed
    President Trump plans to donate $1 million of his personal fortune to help victims of Hurricane Harvey White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders said Thursday.
  • Trump Gives $1 Million, Still Can’t Win

    08/31/2017 3:50:02 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 31,2017 | John Hinderaker
    Today the White House announced that President and Mrs. Trump are donating $1 million to Harvey relief. But there is no satisfying the White House press corps. The Associated Press can’t report on the president’s contribution without taking a dig at him: The White House says President Donald Trump is pledging $1 million in personal funds to Harvey storm relief efforts. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at a briefing Thursday. And she says he’s calling on reporters to help decide which specific organization he will give to. So far, so good. But now the AP...
  • Some “Charitable Humans” Aren’t Very Giving Toward “Red State” Texas

    08/29/2017 7:37:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 08/29/2017 | Daisy Luther
    The social media manager of Charitable Humans didn’t sound particularly giving in a series of despicable tweets directed toward Texas yesterday.This isn’t the only nasty-spirited tweet by the organization, which describes itself as a “progressive tax-exempt nonprofit organization seeking new and innovative approaches to address issues in our world and advance humanitarian causes.” Someone grabbed a screenshot of the other shocking tweets, too.Psst: I’d just like to point out to the misguided tweeter that Hillary Clinton actually carried the election in Houston with 707,914 votes to Trump’s 545,955 votes. (source)sourceWhile I completely support the right of any person not to...
  • Who should we donate in support of Harvey?

    08/29/2017 6:57:58 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 115 replies
    Vanity | August 29, 2017 | Self
    OK Freepers, what is the best charity to give to support Harvey? The Red Cross? I have been hearing them panned since Vietnam. What about the Salvation Army? Hey, the Clinton Foundation did great work in Haiti, just ask Hillary. What are your suggestions?
  • (Flashback) Trump Donates An 18-Wheeler Worth Of Supplies For Louisiana Flood Victims

    08/25/2017 2:38:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 8/19/16
    Trump Donates An 18-Wheeler Worth Of Supplies For Louisiana Flood Victims
  • The 12th Annual Policemen's Ball - Saturday, January 6, 2018 [Charity Stays at Mar-A-Lago!]

    08/23/2017 9:56:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    (PALM BEACH, FL--) The 12th Annual Policemen's Ball will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at The Mar-A-Lago Club. James and Gaye Engel will serve as chairman and chairwoman and will begin with poolside cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and raise money for the Palm Beach Police Department. John and Monika Preston will serve as honorary chairman and chairwoman for the night. After poolside cocktails, the festivities begin with The Palm Beach Pipe & Drums, a presentation of the colors by the Palm Beach Police Honor Guard, the presentation of this year's Palm Tree Award Recipient, as the Officer of...
  • Charities Pull Fundraisers for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

    08/18/2017 5:00:53 PM PDT · by madison10 · 128 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/18/2017 | Greg Allen
    On Friday, three well-known charities — the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Susan G. Komen — announced they are canceling plans for fundraising events at President Trump's Palm Beach country club, Mar-a-Lago.
  • Salvation Army, Red Cross, Susan G. Komen abandon Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

    08/18/2017 1:22:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    Washington compost ^ | 8/18/17 | drew harwell
    The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen on Friday joined a growing exodus of organizations canceling plans to hold fundraising events at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, deepening the financial impact to President Trump’s private business amid furor over his comments on Charlottesville. The major exits now mean eight of the club’s biggest event customers have abandoned it this week, likely costing the Trump business hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue or more.
  • Khadr tied to al-Qaeda as far back as 1988

    02/01/2003 4:50:44 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 2,646+ views
    National Post ^ | Februari 01 2003 | Stewart Bell
    Canada bankrolled man's aid agency during that time U.S. authorities have tied a Canadian aid worker to the al-Qaeda terrorist network as far back as 1988, almost a decade before the Canadian government cut off funding to his Ottawa-based Muslim charity. Evidence unsealed by a U.S. judge in Chicago shows Ahmed Said Khadr had dealings with senior al-Qaeda leaders while being financed by the Canadian International Development Agency. Although CIDA stopped giving aid money to Mr. Khadr in 1997 after he was arrested for allegedly bombing an embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, the documents allege he was working with al-Qaeda long...
  • Companies need to step in to help feed families hurt by budget cuts

    06/30/2017 11:55:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 30, 2017 | Kevin Johnson, Jilly Stephens and Diana Aviv
    The United States is a nation built on the values of equal opportunity, hard work and self-determination. It prides itself on the belief that in this land of opportunity any woman, man and child should be able to reach their full potential. The challenge is to create the environment in which people can thrive. That includes a strong social compact in which government, business and the social (non-profit) sector invest in the well-being of individuals and families and ensure pathways to opportunity and success. At the most basic level that begins with ensuring access to life's basic needs, including quality,...
  • Waco ambulance crew stops to mow lawn for woman, 98

    06/30/2017 3:35:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 30 JUNE 2017 | KWTX
    WACO, Texas (KWTX) An East Texas Medical Center ambulance crew stopped to help Wednesday after spotting a 98-year-old woman mowing her lawn in the June heat. One ETMC paramedic and two EMTs were between calls Wednesday when they spotted Margaret Durham in the 3600 block of Windsor Avenue. She appeared to be overheated, an ETMC spokesman said, so the ambulance turned around and headed back to the house, and the crew finished the mowing job. "She's elderly and looked exhausted," said paramedic Kent Haney. "She was on a dangerous slope of the yard, possibly could fall and lose control of...