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The Hidden Cause of Poverty The World Needs to Address Now

The Hidden Cause of Poverty The World Needs to Address Now

Compassion and aid projects have made a dent in global poverty since the 1980s, but there’s a hidden cause that is keeping billions of people around the world living in poverty today. In his recent TED Talk, Gary Haugen, founder of International Justice Mission, explains this cause and how addressing what he has named The Locust Effect can help lift the poor out of poverty. To learn more about The Locust Effect and how you can take … Read entire article »

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Miley Cyrus Launches Happy Hippy Foundation to Support Vulnerable Youth

Miley Cyrus Launches Happy Hippy Foundation to Support Vulnerable Youth

Miley Cyrus is using her platform to influence cultural and social change. Today, the singer announced the official launch of the Happy Hippie Foundation., dedicated to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. Cyrus has enlisted the teamed up with Facebook for Backyard Sessions, featuring performances by Cyrus and other artists filmed in her own backyard. Joan Jett and Ariana Grande are among the artists she’s got lined up for … Read entire article »

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World Malaria Day: It Starts With You

World Malaria Day: It Starts With You

In 2013, 584,000 people died from Malaria. Today, half the world’s population (3.2 billion people) is at risk of contracting malaria. The good news? Since 2000, the global malaria mortality rate has been reduced by 47 percent and an estimated 4.2 million lives have been saved as a result of increased awareness and malaria interventions Tomorrow, April 25 is World Malaria Day, and there’s something you can do to help save lives from malaria. Nothing But Nets … Read entire article »

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Stars Step Up To Educate and Inspire Global Citizens at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

Stars Step Up To Educate and Inspire Global Citizens at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

High-profile musical artists will join global policymakers, finance ministers, environment and development NGOs, and industry executives on the grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. this Saturday, April 18 for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, presented by Earth Day Network and the Global Poverty Project. Hosted by Will.I.Am and Soledad O’Brien, the event will feature special guests: Common D’banj Fally Ipupa VIXX Roy Kim and performances by: No Doubt Usher Fallout Boy Mary J Blige Train and My Morning Jacket “Marking the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Global … Read entire article »

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Introducing LGHtv: Telling the stories of world changers

Introducing LGHtv: Telling the stories of world changers

Back in 2012, we introduced you to Light Gives Heat, an organization started by Dave and Morgan Hansow, two social entrepreneurs dedicated to running companies that impact the world. Over the years, the LGH story has grown and changed—its most recent evolution: the launch of LGHtv. Getting to this point has been a journey for the Hansows, to say the least. “We decided to tell the interconnected story of our journey and the incredible lives of the … Read entire article »

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Stuart Scott Memoir to Benefit Cancer Research

Stuart Scott Memoir to Benefit Cancer Research

Stuart Scott was loving, loved, and big hearted, according to the man who wrote Scott’s memoir, Every Day I Fight. At the time he received a call from his agent that Stuart Scott wanted to write a “different kind of book,” all journalist Larry Platt knew of Scott was his career as a sportscaster on ESPN and that he was battling cancer. After spending the day with Scott in Connecticut, Platt knew this was a project … Read entire article »

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Help Sole Hope Build Hope in Uganda

Help Sole Hope Build Hope in Uganda

Over the last couple of years, we have introduced you to Sole Hope, an organization working on the ground in Uganda to create a jigger free future for children and the elderly. Sole Hope offers hope, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases through education, jobs, and medical relief. (Learn more about the story behind Sole Hope here.) The organization has grown tremendously, including the relocation of the founding family, Dru and Asher Collie and their children … Read entire article »

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United Nations Celebrates International Women’s Day 2015

United Nations Celebrates International Women’s Day 2015

Each year since 1911, on March 8, organizations around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, celebrating the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Thousands of events take place every year on International Women’s Day (IWD) to mark the economic, political, and social achievements of women. The global theme of IWD this year is Make It Happen. Individual groups celebrating IWD set their own themes specific to their local context and interests. For years, the … Read entire article »

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Meet Shailene Woodley at the NY Premier of Insurgent

Meet Shailene Woodley at the NY Premier of Insurgent

Make a bid in the auction benefiting All It Takes and you could win the chance to attend the New York premiere of Summit Entertainment’s release of THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT on Monday, March 16th and enjoy a meet and greet with Shailene Woodley! ​ Your exclusive evening includes: • Two tickets to the premiere • Photo opportunity and autograph from Shailene Woodley • Two tickets to the after party • Dinner at Milos • Car service within NYC city limits Place your bid now. Even if … Read entire article »

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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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