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Angelina Jolie Praised by Aid Workers; Other Celebs Not So Much

Angelina Jolie knows her stuff, but some other Hollywood names may not. In a recent Guardian article, an unnamed aid worker relates horror stories of celebrities rushing to war-torn or disaster-torn areas of the world, bent on using their name and reach to help draw attention to the plight of the locals in need. Jolie has been appointed as Special …

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Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Continuing his push to bring the plight on immigrants to the forefront of public discussion, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made another investment in a pro-immigrant cause. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated $5 million to TheDream.us, a scholarship fund that helps undocumented immigrants go to college. “Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities …

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Pope Francis’ Old iPad Sells for $30K at Auction

An old iPad, once owned by Internet-lover Pope Francis, has fetched a sizable sum at a local charity auction. Reuters reports that the iPad was sold for $30,500 on Tuesday. All the proceeds will go to a school for the disadvantaged in Uruguay. The iPad is engraved with the words “His Holiness Francisco. Servizio Internet Vatican, March 2013″ and comes …

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Tim Cook Is Donating His Fortune to Charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined another club for the super wealthy – the philanthropy club. Which to be honest, is probably the best kind of club for the super rich. In an interview with Fortune, Cook revealed that he plans to give all of his money to charity – well, pretty much all of it. After he pays for …

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Reddit Is Donating $827K, 10% of Ad Revenue, to Charity

Back in February of 2014, reddit promised that at the end of the year, it would total up its ad revenue and give ten percent of it to charity. Charities, actually – reddit said it would “hold an election” based on community-nominated charities and split the ten percent of ad revenue with ten lucky charities. Well, now’s the time. Reddit …

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Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan Give $75 Million to Hospital Where She Completed Residency

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have just announced a huge donation to San Francisco General Hospital. The couple is giving $75 million to the hospital, which is called The General, to expand the size of the ER and provide more beds for patients. “To add some specifics, our contribution today will allow The General to double the size …

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Lily Allen Calls Ebola Charity Single “Smug”

Lily Allen refused to partake in the collaboration for the Band Aid 30 charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” During an interview with the Daily Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine, Allen said that she turned down the invitation to sing with British singers One Direction, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran because she felt that there was something “smug” about it. …

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Ashley Tisdale Teams Up With Shoe Brand To Benefit Charity For Childhood Cancer

Using her sense of fashion to benefit a worthy cause, Ashley Tisdale has teamed up with a shoe brand to raise money for research on childhood cancer. Tisdale is working with ShoeDazzle on a project called ShoeDazzle Cares, an initiative that hopes to benefit charitable organizations. As part of the initiative, Tisdale has selected a black bootie from ShoeDazzle to …

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Google Asks for Ebola Donations, Will Match 2:1

If you opened up Google.com today, you may have noticed that Google is now prompting users to donate to the fight against Ebola. And for every dollar you donate through Google, the company plans to donate two until a goal of $7.5 million is met ($2.5 million in user donations and $5 million in matching). Google is making a $10 …

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Facebook Asks You to Donate to Fight Ebola

Facebook is about to ask all of its users to donate to the fight against Ebola. Not since Facebook pushed its users to sign up for organ donation has the company been so forward with a health/humanitarian issue. Over the next week, Facebook is going to prompt users to donate to a few nonprofits using a banner atop their news …

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Mark Zuckerberg Gives CDC $25M to Fight Ebola

Saying we’re at a “critical turning point” in the fight against Ebola, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating a hefty $25 million to the cause. Here’s what Zuckerberg had to say in a post: The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but …

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Samuel L. Jackson Karaokes For Charity

The internet learned a bit more about Samuel L. Jackson this week. We already know that he is a great actor, but now we know that the man can’t sing a lick. And we absolutely love it. Jackson hosted a celebrity-filled Karaoke party in London on Thursday night in order to raise money for his charity One for the Boys, …

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