Frequent Flyers Donate Their Miles to Migrant Families in Need

Frequent Flyers Donate Their Miles to Migrant Families in Need

Aug 15

Most Americans collect some kind of travel rewards with their credit cards. As many as two-thirds, actually. And more than a quarter of those just let the miles expire, essentially leaving money owed to them to revert back to the airlines. Most, for instance, don’t actually spend or fly enough in any given year to earn a free flight. So the reward miles add up, then drain away without ever...

El Pomar Foundation Donates $500k to Colorado Hailstorm Victims

El Pomar Foundation Donates $500k to Colorado Hailstorm Victims

Aug 10

Hail is not typically seen as a disaster-scale weather incident, but those living in southern Colorado would beg to differ. Multiple hailstorms swept through the area this past week, dropping baseball-sized chunks of ice at terminal velocity. Most of the damage has been to cars, with hundreds of windshields smashed, but hail has also smashed though home windows and skylights, and damaged roofs...

Woman Donates Over 10,000 Handsewn Toys to Refugee Children

Woman Donates Over 10,000 Handsewn Toys to Refugee Children

Aug 03

Sarah Parson of Cedar Hills, Utah, has five children and a good heart. When she heard from a friend about refugee children in Greece who had nothing to play with in their camps but garbage and wildlife, she imagined her own children in their place. Her five are dedicated to their toys, and take so much joy in them. Parson realized after that 2015 conversation that she could offer something to...

Late Special Education Teacher Leaves $1 Million to Students

Late Special Education Teacher Leaves $1 Million to Students

Jul 11

For 45 years, Genevieve Via Cava taught and helped students with learning disabilities in Dumont, New Jersey. It was her life. In 2008, she told the superintendent of her school district, Emanuele Triggiano, that she would donate a million dollars to the Dumont School District. He assumed it was hyperbole, and laughed it off. When she passed away in 2011, he remembered her life of service and...

Allstate Donates Books to Schools Hit by Hurricane Harvey

Allstate Donates Books to Schools Hit by Hurricane Harvey

Jul 05

Before Hurricane Harvey, it had been 12 years since a major hurricane made landfall in the United States, the last of which being Katrina and Wilma in 2005. Within a four-day span, Hurricane Harvey pounded eastern Texas with as much as 40 inches of rain, which caused major flooding before it dissipated on September 2, 2017. Thousands of homes and businesses and dozens of schools were destroyed...

Philadelphia Eagles Star Nick Foles Donates Proceeds From New Book

Philadelphia Eagles Star Nick Foles Donates Proceeds From New Book

Jun 30

The past two years have seen a great deal of charitable efforts from Philadelphia Eagles players. Chris Long donated his entire 2017 game payout to help hurricane victims. Quarterback Carson Wentz organized a charity game to address hunger in Philadelphia. And now Nick Foles, member of the Eagles’ offensive line that won Superbowl LII, is donating the entire proceeds of his book....