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Celebrities Join President Obama’s in Campaign to End Sexual Assault

Celebrities Join President Obama’s in Campaign to End Sexual Assault

If you think stopping sexual assault isn’t on you, President Obama’s “It’s On Us” initiative urges you to think again. Last week Obama, Vice President Biden, celebrities, and Americans across the country joined together to launch the “It’s On Us” initiative — an awareness campaign to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses. It’s On Us is a reminder that it is the job of every American to be part of the solution to … Read entire article »

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Global Citizens Unite At Social Good Summit in NYC

Global Citizens Unite At Social Good Summit in NYC

What kind of world do you want to live in by the year 2030? That’s the question being asked at the 2014 Social Good Summit, which kicked off yesterday at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The Social Good Summit, held annually during UN Week, is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and … Read entire article »

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Holly Robinson Peete’s Birthday Wish: Donate to Families Living With Autism

Holly Robinson Peete’s Birthday Wish: Donate to Families Living With Autism

Actress, author, and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete, turns 50 today, and she has a lot to celebrate. Her biggest birthday wish is to continue “offering help and hope through compassionate care to families living with Autism and Parkinson’s disease. To celebrate her big 5-0, Holly is asking fans to donate to the HollyRod Foundation for children with Autism by texting 50for50 to 41444. Donations can also be made directly to the foundation at safedonate.us./holly. Grateful at 50 … Read entire article »

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Stars Stand Up To Cancer

Stars Stand Up To Cancer

Tonight marks the fourth biennial fundraising event for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). The star-studded event will be aired on all four major television networks (ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS), and multiple cable networks at 8/7c. Each network is donating one hour of commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special. It will also stream live on Hulu and Yahoo. Tonight’s special television event is expected to … Read entire article »

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WNBA Player Mistie Bass is Newest Champion to Join UN Foundation’s Girl Up Team

WNBA Player Mistie Bass is Newest Champion to Join UN Foundation’s Girl Up Team

The United Nation Foundation’s Girl Up campaign has a new Champion. WNPA player for the Phoenix Mercury, Mistie Bass, has joined Girl Up to help raise awareness and funds for UN programs that provide girls around the world with life-changing opportunities like the chance to go to school, see a doctor, and stay safe from violence. “I was recently head coach for a basketball team in the Middle East and I saw firsthand the disadvantages girls and … Read entire article »

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Matt Damon Puts New Twist on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Matt Damon Puts New Twist on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

For a few weeks now, we’ve seen countless videos of friends, family, and celebrities dumping ice water on their heads all in the name of ALS awareness.The #IceBucketChallenge has reportedly raised more than $90 million in donations to fund research for the debilitating and deadly disease. When Matt Damon answered challenges by Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel, he coupled ALS with another cause — water. Damon is co-founder of water.org, “a nonprofit organization that has transformed … Read entire article »

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The Man Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Man Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Want to know how the #IceBucketChallenge movement began? It all started with one man with ALS — Pete Frates. // Post by Nick Ryan DeWitt. To learn more about the challenge and The ALS Association, read this story. If you’ve taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, be sure to tweet your video using #IceBucketChallenge and #StrikeOutALS. … Read entire article »

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Celebrities Join Viral Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

Celebrities Join Viral Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

You’ve probably seen the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge taking over social media in recent weeks. So what is it all about? The challenge serves two purposes: raising awareness about the disease and raising funds for the ALS Association. Initially, when the challenge began, those who did not respond to their challenge to participate were to make a donation to The Association, but many people are choosing to accept the challenge in order to raise awareness, while making … Read entire article »

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Help Make Ycenter’s Global Impact Mission a Reality

Help Make Ycenter’s Global Impact Mission a Reality

Through his social innovation venture, Ycenter, social entrepreneur Dhairya Pujara is tackling some of the world’s toughest challenges, and he needs your help to ensure the work he has started can continue. On January 7, Pujara’s visa will expire, requiring him to return to his home in India. In order to fund the legal process necessary to help Pujara extend his visa and continue his work with Ycenter, Pujara launched an Indigogo campaign. Check out his campaign … Read entire article »

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Taylor Swift Makes This Kid’s Day

Taylor Swift Makes This Kid’s Day

This might be about the cutest little guy ever — and his visit with Taylor Swift in his room at Boston Children’s Hospital over the weekend is sure to put a smile on your face. According to his Facebook Page, when he was just nine months old, Jordan Nickerson — who is now six-years-old — was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Jordan has faced a lifetime with physical and developmental disabilities, including a … Read entire article »

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