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Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Raising Money to Eradicate Childhood Cancer

Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Raising Money to Eradicate Childhood Cancer

Today in Peoria, Arizona, P.J. Bartos is hosting his 7th annual lemonade stand to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer. P.J. served lemonade from his first stand in his driveway on President’s Day 2009, when he was just six years old. He raised $1,318 that year. He then set a goal to raise $50,000 by the time he graduates from high school, and he’s well over half way there. P.J.’s lemonade stand is … Read entire article »

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World Cancer Day – Join the Fight with Consano

World Cancer Day – Join the Fight with Consano

Today is World Cancer Day — a day designated to raise awareness about cancer, prevention, and most importantly, how each of us can join together the help fight cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2015, there will be an estimated 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 cancer deaths in the US. The reality is, cancer touches us all. More than likely, you know at least one person who has been affected by cancer. It’s … Read entire article »

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Join Your Neighbors and Serve Your Community on MLK Day of Service

Join Your Neighbors and Serve Your Community on MLK Day of Service

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year on Martin Luther King Day, Americans come together to answer Dr. King’s question by serving others in their communities. The MLK Day of Service is part of President Obama’s national call to service and the United We Serve campaign, calling for Americans from all walks of life to join together to help solve some of our … Read entire article »

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SELMA Producers Partner with UNCF, John Legend and Common to Support Minority Education

SELMA Producers Partner with UNCF, John Legend and Common to Support Minority Education

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Ad Council have joined with Paramount Pictures to launch a series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring footage from the recently released film, SELMA and new music from artists Common and John Legend. The ads are an extension of UNCF and Ad Council’s Better Futures campaign, which aims to help African American students get to and through college by demonstrating how an investment in young people is an … Read entire article »

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Taylor Swift Tops List of ‘Celebs Gone Good’ in 2014

Taylor Swift Tops List of ‘Celebs Gone Good’ in 2014

A simple Google search would reveal the top celebrity stories of 2014, from scandals to breakups, a lot has happened in 2014! But these aren’t the stories we are focused on at TwitChange. For seven years, DoSomething.org has released an annual list celebrating celebrities who are using their platforms for social good. These are the stories we love to hear, promote and celebrate. So who made the list? For the third year in a row, Taylor Swift has … Read entire article »

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Malala’s Plea to Stand Together Against Terrorism

Malala’s Plea to Stand Together Against Terrorism

A brutal attack on a school in Pakistan has left more than 140 children and teachers dead. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this act of violence. Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate and a survivor of violence herself. She is dedicated to ensuring a safe and quality education for all children around the globe through the Malala Fund. Find out how you can partner with Malala to help … Read entire article »

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NFL Veteran Leaves Millions on the Table to Feed America’s Hungry

NFL Veteran Leaves Millions on the Table to Feed America’s Hungry

“When I think about a life of greatness, I think about a life of service.” And that’s exactly why former NFL player Jason Brown walked away from a multi-million dollar football contract to become a farmer. Jason’s story in his own words: “In April 2012, I decided to step out on faith and walk away from my career in the NFL. God revealed to me that he had something greater in store for me and that my … Read entire article »

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A Bigger, Bolder #GivingTuesday

A Bigger, Bolder #GivingTuesday

Today is Black Friday and the holiday season is officially open. That means a few things: today (for those who didn’t get an early start yesterday), holiday shoppers are engaged in the Black Friday retail frenzy. At the end of today, retail sales will likely be in the billions of dollars. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, and shoppers are encouraged to spend their money supporting small local businesses in their own communities. After a day … Read entire article »

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Urban Affairs Coalition Celebrates 45 Years Driving Change in Philadelphia and Nationwide

Urban Affairs Coalition Celebrates 45 Years Driving Change in Philadelphia and Nationwide

This Friday, 1000 community leaders and decision-makers in Philadelphia’s business, government, and grassroots communities, including Pennsylvania Governor-Elect, Tom Wolf, will join the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) at the UAC’s sold-out 45th Anniversary Breakfast. Driving change from the ground up for 45 years, UAC has improved the quality of life in the Philadelphia region b building wealth in urban communities and solving critical problems, such as digital literacy, job training, youth development, free tax services, small business … Read entire article »

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Your Role in Impacting Your Community #UAC45, Tonight at 8pm EST

Join Philadelphia’s Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) tonight for a live Twitter chat to discuss our civic responsibility to help each other, and how the UAC is driving change in Philadelphia and beyond from the ground up. Time: 8-9pm EST Hashtag: UAC45 The theme of tonight’s chat is “Don’t Kick the Can” and is moderated by UAC’s CEO, Sharmain Matlock-Turner. During the discussion, Sharmain will talk about the work UAC undertakes to drive change from the ground up and how citizens have a civic responsibility to help each other. She will also answer questions about UAC’s role in the social justice arena and how everyday people can lend a helping hand. … Read entire article »

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