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  • Trump and Melania reveal their wedding gift to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    05/17/2018 10:21:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 17, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will be donating to a charity of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice in honor of their wedding. "President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a contribution to one of the 7 charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts,' Lindsay Walters, a spokeswoman for the White House, told the Daily Mail ahead of the nuptials on Saturday. The organizations chosen by the British prince and his American fiancee include the Children's HIV Association, Crisis, the Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty's Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage, and...
  • Vanity: Need Recommendations for Conservative Charities

    05/16/2018 7:25:57 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 41 replies
    5/16/2018 | Me
    I have the opportunity to donate quite a bit of money out of a trust to the charities of my choosing. I used to personally donate to Save the Children until I watched them posting all this Huffpo garbage on their Facebook page. O'Sullivan's Law is a real phenomenon, so I'm looking for some charities that will help those in need but also those that reflect our values. I was thinking St. Jude's Children's Hospital and The Wounded Warrior Project - any others or better ones that you guys would recommend?
  • Costco turned away money to their Children's Miracle Network fund - it was from a gun company

    05/13/2018 7:03:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5-2018
  • Inside a powerful Silicon Valley charity, a toxic culture festered

    05/12/2018 8:37:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 5/11/2018 | David Gelles
    As Silicon Valley technology executives have amassed enormous fortunes in recent years, one relatively obscure group — the Silicon Valley Community Foundation — has emerged as the local charity of choice. Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has donated stock worth more than $1.8 billion to the foundation. Reed Hastings, the founder and chief executive of Netflix, has given $100 million. And many other tech titans, including the Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen, have donated millions. According to interviews with a half dozen former and current employees, some of whom only agreed to do so on the...
  • America before and after welfare handouts

    05/09/2018 7:32:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/9/2018 | Walter Williams
    Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no history of Americans dying on the streets because they could not find food or basic medical assistance. Respecting the biblical commandment to honor thy father and mother, children took care of their elderly or infirm parents. Family members and the local church also helped those who had fallen on hard times.
  • Charity versus Welfare: We conservatives have abandoned the poor to an evil government.

    05/05/2018 5:38:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2018 | Hank Wallace
    You are driving through downtown, and you see a homeless woman standing on the corner. You think, "I hope she is getting some help." You drive on. There are two sources for help for that homeless woman: charity and welfare. Let's examine them, how they work, and their effects on her and the rest of us. First, charity. There are many charitable organizations in every locality, taking voluntary donations from private citizens, churches, and businesses and aiding people in need. But let's look at charity on a more personal level. Let's say you, sitting in your car observing the homeless...
  • Clinton Charity Fraud Biggest Scandal in US History – Kevin Shipp on: 03/11/2018 by Greg Hunter

    03/12/2018 3:06:06 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 65 replies
    USA Watch Dog ^ | 3/11/2018 | Greg Hunter
    Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says the reason for all the crime and treason at the FBI and DOJ all boils down to one thing–the Clinton so-called “charity.” Shipp explains, “Hillary Clinton was running and is running a global financial criminal syndicate. She was using these secret servers to conduct Clinton financial money laundering business. The shocking thing about that is all the former directors of the CIA that have come out to support her, from Clapper to Brennan to Morell to Robert Gates supporting her being elected, knew about this criminal syndicate. Comey was protecting it. Lynch...
  • Oxfam staff 'paid prostitutes for sex in Haiti during earthquake recovery - then charity covered...

    02/09/2018 2:30:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 2/9/18 | Steve Robson
    Top staff at Oxfam paid Haitian prostitutes for sex in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, it has been claimed.Senior aid workers were found to have paid for sex while involved in the massive cleanup operation after the natural disaster killed 220,000 people and left millions more homeless, the Times reports.The charity, which receives £300million a year in government funding, conducted an internal investigation which led to three men being sacked for gross misconduct.Four others were allowed to resign, it is claimed.One source told the Times that an Oxfam worker had arranged "sex parties" at a villa rented by the...
  • New Trump refugee policies could close more than 20 Catholic Charities resettlement offices

    01/28/2018 7:39:24 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    The American Magazine ^ | Jan 9, 2018 | Kevin Clarke
    After decades helping refugee families become Americans, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque announced on Dec. 18 that it was getting out of the business. Its 77-year-old refugee resettlement ministry was being shut down. (snip)“We have received some indication that those agencies that are serving under 100 resettlement clients a year are at risk for being discontinued, of losing their federal contracts,” she said on Jan. 9. “So some of the agencies that are very small are threatened.”(snip) Sister Markham emphasized that the closing of the refugee programs “is not a decision that Catholic Charities is making…this is being...
  • Members of Congress Withhold Pay, Donate Salary to Charity During Government Shutdown

    01/21/2018 8:00:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Several members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican, have announced that they will either withhold their pay during the government shutdown or will donate their salary during this time to charity. Republican Congressman Bob Latta shared a letter he sent, demanding that his paycheck be withheld until the government shutdown has ended. Expressing support for the troops and indignation that America’s elected leaders who caused the government impasse are being paid while the military is not, Latta tweeted, “Members of Congress should be paid while 2 million troops are not.” His letter read, “Dear Mr. Kiko, I have been informed that despite...
  • Saints Punter Morstead to Donate Money Raised in Unique Fan Campaign to Children's Minnesota

    01/17/2018 4:59:11 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/17/18 | Michael Oakes
    New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead said he will donate to Children's Minnesota the more than $40,000 raised by a unique fan campaign that began as a tribute to the punter's sportsmanship at the tail end of the Vikings defeat of the Saints Sunday. According to the Vikings' website, Minnesota fan Garrick Shurts posted a call on Reddit for Vikings fans to donate money to Morstead's charity, What You Give Will Grow. "It's just a bunch of happy Minnesota fans that were inspired for some reason. And I just figured the money should stay there to affect people in their...
  • Editorial Losers in the GOP tax plan, blue states are unwisely turning to tax evasion

    01/08/2018 1:06:02 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | 1/6/18 | LA Times Editorial Board
    Their outrage at the slap from Washington is understandable; it seems hardly coincidental that congressional Republicans would target a deduction that matters most to blue states. But rather than respond with real tax reforms of their own, they’re resorting to tax-dodge gimmickry. A case in point is the proposal Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) unveiled Jan. 3 in California. De León would enable residents to contribute money to a new “California Excellence Fund” in exchange for an equal amount of tax credits — for example, a family that owed $4,000 in state taxes could contribute $4,000...
  • Why You Should Give Money Directly and Unconditionally to Homeless People

    12/23/2017 2:19:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 107 replies
    The New Statesman ^ | Matt Broomfield
    Who are you to judge what they do with that cash?Don’t just buy them a sandwich from Pret. They’re not four. They have the right to spend their money as they choose – and it is their money, once given. Don’t just give to people performing, singing, or accompanied by a cute dog. Buskers deserve a wage too, of course. But homeless people are not your dancing monkey and they shouldn’t have to perform to earn your pity. Don’t second-guess whether people are “really” homeless. Those who think begging is a shortcut to easy money should try humiliating themselves daily...
  • Man Gives the Shoes Off His Feet to Stranger in Need at Kentucky Chick-fil-A

    12/20/2017 5:34:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-19-17
    Hallie Cassady’s family eats at Chick-fil-A in Bowling Green, Kentucky at least once a week. But last week’s visit to their favorite restaurant wasn’t like the others. Chowing down with her loved ones, the 13 year old witnessed a gesture of kindness that will alter her perspective forever. That day Hallie was one of many customers who noticed an old man in need of some help. "His shoes were being held together with duct tape," the teenager recalled to WBKO. Another diner noticed the man too, and Hallie says she watched as he looked in him the eye, took off...
  • I Turned My Coworker Into HR When She Gave Me A Christmas Card, And She Changed My Heart

    12/19/2017 5:46:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 18, 2017 | Chad Felix Greene
    A person who gives a gift featuring his or her sacred religious iconography is reaching out, showing kindness and sharing his or her faith with others.For years I have been one of the only Jewish people at my places of employment. I am currently the only Jew who wears a kippah at my office every day. In my heavily Southern Baptist and rural town, one would think I would be quite familiar with the consequences of being such an outsider.But, as any honest minority will tell you, that singular idea of what America must be like simply is not accurate....
  • Yale student op-ed: Charity is not enough … your money must be TAKEN from you

    12/05/2017 10:53:08 AM PST · by TBP · 94 replies
    Headline of the Day ^ | December 5, 2017 | T.A. Reid
    ‘We have an obligation to redistribute’ The holiday season is upon us, and leave it to an Ivy Leaguer to play the role of the proverbial stick in the mud. Writing in the Yale Daily News, guest columnist Xuan (who uses the pronouns “they” and “them”) invokes the United States’ “legacy of colonialism, exploitation, slavery and genocide” to argue that Americans’ personal charity isn’t “quite enough” nor “all of morality.” They offer examples of a shady used car salesman and a sketchy entrepreneur who, after screwing over people in the past attempt to make good later in life through charitable...
  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Liège to remove all crucifixes. André Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: “We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross”, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • Ex Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Fraud

    12/04/2017 12:13:25 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 41 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | December 4th 2017 | Allison Nielsen
    Corrine Brown, a former Florida congresswoman from Jacksonville, was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud and other charges related to a fake charity she used to put money in her own pocket while serving in Washington. A federal judge sentenced Brown, 71, to five years in prison and she was ordered to turn herself in to federal authorities no later than Jan. 8. First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1993, Brown, a Democrat, served the Jacksonville area until 2017. Brown was indicted on federal corruption charges in 2016 for stealing money from a fake charity...
  • GOP tax reform Plan will devastate York County charities

    12/04/2017 4:48:03 AM PST · by lightman · 83 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | Dec 1 A.D. 2017 | Robert J. Woods
    <p>If the tax reform proposal passed by the House of Representatives last week becomes law, 95% of current donors to nonprofit organizations, churches, and colleges will no longer be able to claim a tax deduction for their contribution. The bill passed by the House increases the standard deduction for individuals and families and will drastically reduce the number of tax filers who itemize.</p>
  • A homeless man spent his last $20 to keep her safe. She’s raised $34,000 to repay him

    11/23/2017 11:08:44 AM PST · by LostInBayport · 68 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 22, 2017 | Amanda Hoover
    <p>Kate McClure didn’t expect to run out of gas on her drive to Philadelphia last month.</p> <p>And she definitely didn’t expect that her misfortune would give her the opportunity to change someone else’s life.</p> <p>Pulled over on the side of I-95, McClure, 27, was approached by a homeless man named Johnny. She was apprehensive at first, but Johnny told her to get back into her car and to lock the doors while he walked to get her help. He went to a nearby gas station, used his last $20 fill a can and brought it back to fill up her car.</p>