"Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use." -Gamaliel Bailey

Philanthropic People Blog

The Next Time You Travel, Pack for a Purpose

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It’s always interesting to learn about how a particular charitable organization got its start. For husband and wife team Rebecca and Scott Rothney, their organization Pack for a Purpose grew organically from their shared love of travel and giving back. During their first trip to Africa, the Rothneys realized that there was plenty of extra […]

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigan Hire Food Trucks to Feed NYC Protestors

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Grammy-winning soul singer John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigan are no strangers to philanthropy. This past weekend, the creative power couple decided to support protestors in Lincoln Square by purchasing food trucks that would keep them nourished out in the NYC chill. According to Vanity Fair, “Despite New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s prediction that […]

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Helen Keller International Launches Holiday Campaign

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“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller Helen Keller International, winner of the 2014 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership and one of the highest ranked international charities in the world, recently announced plans to launch a holiday campaign to encourage donors to […]

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Mark Bustos Cuts Hair for the Homeless

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Mark Bustos is not your average hairstylist. His clientele is high-end, his services start at $150, and in his free time, he cuts hair for the homeless. According to The Philippine Star, “In open spaces where most people can see, Mark approaches homeless folk in a friendly way, sitting down at their level and speaking […]

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Giving Tuesday: Two Great Organizations, Thousands of Participants, One Day to Give

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Today is Giving Tuesday, a chance to donate vital funds to worthy nonprofit organizations across the country. Now in its third year, the charitable social media event is bigger than ever, drawing in thousands of participants and raising millions for nonprofits. Giving Tuesday in and of itself is a fantastic campaign and social media event. […]

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Sid Lee and the Movember Foundation Cohabitate in LA

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Two years after it’s first American opening in New York, advertising agency Sid Lee is arriving in Southern California with a new office named Sid Lee L.A. In a somewhat surprising move, the company has now embedded its employees in the office of the Movember Foundation. As the New York Times remarks, “If, as the […]

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Philanthropic People: General David Petraeus

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Earlier this month, people around the country celebrated Veterans Day, an annual holiday that honors the men and women who have served in the United States military. Although this day is one that focuses on the courage and patriotism of these veterans, it’s also a time to reflect upon veteran advocacy and health. One man […]

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German town Tricks neo-Nazis into Raising Thousands for Anti-Extremist Charity

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Sometimes, even the most outlandish pranks can have a tremendously positive outcome. Neo-Nazis were pranked this week as they found themselves gathered in a small German town raising over 10,000 euro for an anti-extremist organization. For many decades, the far-right extremists have marched through the town of Wunsiedel in Bavaria. But the organizers Rechts gegen […]

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Philanthropic Spotlight: Children’s Right Advocate Foundation

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“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” – Emma Goldman Children in Nigeria face myriad daily obstacles and horrific dangers including poverty, homelessness, child trafficking, hunger, sickness, and lack of […]

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The Mustache Movement for Charity is Going Strong

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If you’ve noticed your male coworkers or pals sporting mustaches or big beards this month, they might just be growing out their facial hair for charity. Last year, we discussed the growing popularity of the Movember Foundation, an organization “committed to changing the face of men’s health.” Since its 2003 beginnings in Australia, the Movember […]

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