All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Charity’

Oprah Winfrey Hosts Big Yard Sale For Charity

Oprah Winfrey has certainly never held back her generosity, and always seems to use her money for good in some way. In an outrageously successful event that she held at her home on Saturday, the celebrity talk show host was able to raise $600,000 for charity. Oprah has been a variety of things throughout her career, including actress, producer, philanthropist, …

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Bill Gates Takes Another Shot at Those Who Prioritize the Cause of Worldwide Internet Access

Bill Gates thinks it’s stupid to prioritize the goal of worldwide internet connectivity over malaria research. This is now the second time that he’s made the sentiment clear. Speaking in an interview with the Financial Times, the Microsoft founder said that making connecting the billions of unconnected people on the planet to reliable internet access a priority is “a joke.” …

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AmazonSmile Auto-Donates 0.5% of Purchases to Your Favorite Charity

If you like your charitable donations quick, automatic, and with the least amount of effort humanly possible – Amazon wants to help you out. Quick and effortless isn’t a bad thing – in fact, it’s just the thing that many people need in order to even consider donating to charities. Amazon’s new charitable donation program, AmazonSmile, lets you donate to …

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One-Armed DJ: Portrayal of Resiliency & Inspiration

Deejay (DJ) Matt Howes is the only one-armed DJ, or disc jockey, in the world. He has been DJing since fourteen years of age and became professional five years ago, in 2008. In 2011, Howes suffered from a near-death traffic accident in Malia on the island of Crete, Greece, which led to an intense technical operation that caused his right …

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Mastodon Tooth Found In Donation Box

In The Image is an organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is devoted to the business of helping others. Clothes, shoes, and other daily living necessities have been donated in the past. However, an unusual find was recently discovered inside the store’s donation box. The tooth of a mastodon, or as children might know it a creature similar to that …

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Raise Money For Charity, Get Free PlayStation Games

We’re now officially in the holiday season, and that means people are rushing out to buy the latest and greatest toys and gadgets for friends and loved ones. It’s important to remember, however, that there are other people out there this holiday season who need your support more than your friend needs that new video game. If only there was …

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Louis Tomlinson of One Direction gets a hard tackle

Louis Tomlinson of One Direction, didn’t receive any star treatment as he was a little shook up at Celtic Park Sunday, after being tackled by forward, Gabriel Agbonlahor. Tomlinson volunteered to play in a friendly match along with others, setup by retired soccer player, Stiliyan Petrov. The proceeds from the match are benefiting a foundation Petrov set up after a …

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Bill Gates: Google’s Internet Balloons Won’t Help Kids Dying of Malaria

Back in June Google announced Project Loon, an initiative to bring the internet to remote areas via giant balloons that float around stratospheric winds and beam access down to people on the ground. Google knows that it’s an ambitious program. They’ve called it a “moonshot” and even the name suggests that it’s a rather loony idea. Now, Bill Gates is …

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Marissa Mayer Is Auctioning Off a Lunch at Yahoo HQ

Tim Cook isn’t the only tech CEO whose time is worth thousands of dollars. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is also auctioning off her time, a lunch date at Yahoo HQ, on the charity auction site CharityBuzz. “Find out what it’s like to lead one of the world’s most well-known tech companies, as you join Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer over lunch …

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Zach Galifianakis Brings Homeless Woman to Movie Premieres

Zach Galifianakis is well-known for his dry comedy, but it turns out he’s got a sweet spot. It turns out the 43-year-old comedian recently saved an older woman from homelessness. According to a New York Daily News report, Galifianakis befriended a Los Angeles-area laundrywoman named Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist nearly 20 years ago. A few years ago, when Galifianakis learned that …

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Want Coffee with Tim Cook? Have $610K Sitting Around? You Have One More Day to Bid

Time is running out if you want to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a 30-minute coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Bidding on the charity auction that has drawn significant attention due to its astronomical price tag close tomorrow, Tuesday May 14th. The current bid is $605,000, and you’ll have to fork up at least $610,000 to …

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Someone Is Going to Pay Millions to Get Coffee with Tim Cook

Unless the bidding cools down fast, someone is going to pay millions of dollars for a half-an-hour coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook. We first told you about the charity auction earlier this week. Tim Cook is auctioning off a coffee date at Apple HQ in Cupertino for one lucky bidder and a friend. All of the money will …

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