Rihanna Expands COVID Philanthropy, Teams up with Jack Dorsey

Rihanna Expands COVID Philanthropy, Teams up with Jack Dorsey

Apr 24

Robyn Fenty, better known as the celebrity music artist Rihanna, is on the philanthropic front lines of the COVID-19 impact on the world. In March, her charity the Clara Lionel Foundation (named for her grandparents) donated $5 million to relief efforts both in the U.S. and the Caribbean. She also donated an unknown quantity of personal protective equipment to hospitals in New York State. In...

LEGO Retrofits Machines to Make PPE for Hospitals and Donates LEGO sets

LEGO Retrofits Machines to Make PPE for Hospitals and Donates LEGO sets

Apr 23

On April 9th, Danish toy company LEGO announced that they had retrofitted dozens of their machines to make protective facial visors to donate to hospitals in Denmark and possibly around other EU countries. “This week we began to make visors at our factory in Billund for healthcare workers on the frontline in Denmark. We are so incredibly proud of the team who made this happen. They worked around...

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Pledges $1 Billion to Fight COVID-19

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Pledges $1 Billion to Fight COVID-19

Apr 16

Jack Dorsey founded Twitter, perhaps the most impactful of all the social media giants, in 2006 when he was 30 years old. He followed it up by developing Square, a banking company facilitating e-payments via smart phone. Seven years later, only hours after Twitter went public, Dorsey became a billionaire. Now in 2020, his net worth is estimated around $5.5 billion. On Tuesday, April 7th, Dorsey...

NBA Athletes Step Up to Pay Laid-Off Arena Employees

NBA Athletes Step Up to Pay Laid-Off Arena Employees

Mar 14

Now that many U.S. states have issued guidances recommending against any gathering greater than 250, fifty, or even ten people, of course the industries reliant on massive crowds are suffering. For instance, the NBA suspended its 2019-2020 season as of March 11th, with no date set to recommence this year. 65 of the 82 games have already been played, but that’s still 15 games lost. For the...

Celebrating Dolly Parton’s Commitment to Literacy

Celebrating Dolly Parton’s Commitment to Literacy

Mar 26

Imagination Library is a nonprofit founded by Dolly Parton in 1995, with the goal of giving free books to children. It began in Sevier County, Tennessee, where Dolly was raised by a father who could not read. In its early stages, the organization sent one free book a month to every child registered from birth until kindergarten. Five years later, it had rolled out nationwide, and by 2003 they...

Man Donates 30 Gallons of Blood

Man Donates 30 Gallons of Blood

Feb 14

“It’s a need I can help fill.” It’s a simple sentiment, but a very powerful one, and it seems to have seen William Chesser through his entire life. It took him to Korea as a volunteer soldier in the 1950s. When he came home, he went to school and became a probation officer, serving the needs of those at the lowest point of their lives. Since 1960, he has continued to serve by...