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Firehouse Subs Helps Charities While Subway’s Jared Fogle Flames Out

Firehouse Subs may come away looking like a real winner in the wake of competitor Subway’s misfortunes with former spokesman Jared Fogle. While Firehouse Subs has made no statement about Subway and their embarrassing mess with alleged child porn consumer Jared Fogle, there have ben some interesting headlines coincidentally hitting about Firehouse. For example, Firehouse Subs in Colorado donated a …

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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

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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Annasophia Robb Talks Charity, Mother

Annasophia Robb was at the annual Cantor Fitzgerald and BG&C Charity Day event on Thursday. It also happened to be 9/11, which is the purpose of the event. Charity Day was founded in order to remember the 658 Cantor and 61 Eurobroker employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. However, it has grown exponentially since the beginning. The …

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Kellie Pickler Teams Up With Meow Mix For Charity

Kellie Pickler has made an interesting partnership in New York City. She has partnered with Meow Mix cat food to support a charity drive for people in New York City who go hungry. Kellie Pickler will be joining the Meow Mix mobile sound booth on August 13th-16th in an effort to help cat parents appreciate and take advantage of the …

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Sharon Stone is Now Available for Suitors

Following the release of Basic Instinct in 1999, one could have walked into any teenage boy’s bedroom and most likely found some evidence of Sharon Stone’s emphasis leg-crossing scene. At the time, Stone was at her prime and had one of Hollywood’s most sought after bodies. Now, after two marriages and three kids, every 90’s era teenage boy dreams have …

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Anne Hathaway Copies Emma Stone’s Idea

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield seem to be a powerful couple and even have other celebrity couples copying their creative antics. Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman were recently photographed on Independence Day carrying cardboard signs in front of their faces while walking down the street. Why the signs? Apparently Stone an Garfield came up with a genius way to …

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Lindsay Lohan: Did She Snub AIDS Charity Event?

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has a lot on her plate these days. The 27-year-old is has been in and out of rehab programs and the threat of jail continues to loom large in her life. With her ongoing struggles with drugs and alcohol in the United States, it seems Lohan is eager to start life anew elsewhere. Rumor has it …

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Hidden Cash Philanthropy Is Going Viral

That’s right! I’m here to spread some good news on this lovely Sunday. An anonymous and wealthy property developer in San Francisco with the twitter handle @hiddencash initiated a treasure hunt about a week ago and now it’s spreading internationally. After tweeting Californians clues about where the drop off would be, locals would seek out the site, recover the money-containing …

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Mark Zuckerberg Gives $120M to Bay Area Schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just announced that he and his wife, pediatric resident Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to improve Bay Area schools. The money will go to Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education fund, which he set up back in 2010 with a $100 million investment in the public schools of Newark, New Jersey. “Helping improve the quality of public education …

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Ebola Outbreak In Guinea; Doctors Without Borders Offers Aid

Medical professionals are working hard to contain the Guinea Ebola outbreak as it has reportedly claimed up to 59 lives. “The Ebola fever epidemic raging in southern Guinea, including the prefectures of Gueckedou and Macenta, since February 9 has left at least 59 dead out of 80 cases identified by our services on the ground,” said Sakoba Keita, the ministry’s …

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Reddit to Donate 10% of Ad Revenue to Charity

Although the massively popular beast that is the reddit machine is still struggling to turn a profit, that has in no way dampened its giving spirit. The company has just announced that it is going to donate 10% of this year’s advertising revenue to charity–charities that the reddit community votes upon. When 2014 comes to a close and reddit tallies …

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Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen Visit Washington, D.C.

Actor Ben Affleck took a trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss the Democratic Republic of Congo. Affleck spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of the region. The Argo actor and director was accompanied by Russell Feingold, the U.S. special envoy for the Congo; Roger Meece, former U.S. ambassador to Congo; and Dr. Raymond Gilpin, the National Defense …

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“Tips for Jesus” Tip Thrown Away by Waiter

The year is 2014 and we all now know Harold Camping was wrong; the world did not end in 2011. Regardless of that fact, there are many people out there who still believe the rapture is imminent and that Jesus is coming any minute now. So, what better way to atone for one’s sins immediately by leaving outrageously large tips …

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Olivia Wilde Helps Others By Being Consciously Fashionable

Olivia Wilde, 29, is taking Hollywood philanthropy to another level. The “Cowboys and Aliens” actress, who is also a first-time mom-to-be, has been working on elevating a benevolent online business that blends charity and fashion into one. Conscious Commerce, also what Wilde refers to as a”FUNdraising” expenditure, uses a shopping savvy technique that not only gives consumers what they want …

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Bill Gates Charity Criticized as “Worthless”

Bill Gates is incredibly wealthy; in fact, he’s the most wealthy person in the world. The co-founder of Microsoft and a noted investor, Gates is also well-known for his philanthropy work, mainly through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has a hand in charitable donations to causes ranging from reducing HIV infections abroad to college-ready education and post secondary …

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Polar Bear Plunge: A Chilly Tribute To Charity

In Asbury Park, New Jersey, a large crowd brought in the New Year in a rather unconventional manner. Wearing bathing suits, costumes, and even carrying flags with them, hundreds of enthusiastic participants ran into the freezing ocean. It was all in good fun. The Sons of Ireland Polar Bear Plunge is one version of the international event that occurs every …

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Taylor Swift Most Charitable Celebrity of 2013

Taylor Swift was once again named at the top of the list of “Celebs Gone Good” by the website DoSomething.Org. The website encourages young people to “make the world suck less,” and claims to have over 2.2 million young people engaged in the fight to do things to make the world better. They champion causes like bullying, animal cruelty, cancer, …

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Down Jackets Encourage Animal Cruelty Towards Birds

Down jackets’ warmth and comfort are very popular during the winter and mainly for those who enjoy the outdoors during the colder season. What are down jackets you ask? Well, they consist of feathers plucked from the softest point on a duck or goose. According to a report by Salon, the term “down” is described as: “A single piece…of “plumule,” …

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Year-End Donations Are Not-For-Profits Saving Grace

American’s may not be the healthiest or the most frugal people on the planet, but they do have generous hearts. Americans give more money to charity than any other country. And each year around the Christmas holidays, the money given to non-profits is extremely helpful for them. It is the time that keeps them alive the rest of the year. …

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