A Man is Listening to 168 hours of Nickelback for Charity

A Man is Listening to 168 hours of Nickelback for Charity

Feb 23

  People are willing to do all sorts of crazy things for a good cause; be it dangerous, humiliating or torturous, it’s amazing how far some do-gooders are willing to go for charity. On Monday, podcaster and Relevant magazine contributing editor Jesse Carey began a self-imposed “ultimate test of endurance” which involved listening to Nickelback’s entire discography for an entire week....

Good Country Index Reveals Which Countries Are Doing the Most Good

Good Country Index Reveals Which Countries Are Doing the Most Good

Aug 27

These days, there are rankings out there for just about everything. Though at times trivial (think biased “best and worst” lists), ranking systems can actually be really beneficial in the world of philanthropy. A new ranking system, the Good Country Index, is a fine resource for anyone who wants to see how countries compare in terms of charity, peace, and other categories. According to Fast...

Philanthropic People: Taylor Swift

Philanthropic People: Taylor Swift

Aug 26

Wholesome musician Taylor Swift might be known for her status as pop music icon and “America’s Sweetheart,” but did you know that she’s also a dedicated philanthropist? At just 24 years old, Swift has contributed greatly to many international charities, and has used her celebrity status to raise awareness about important causes. The reason Swift is such a model philanthropist is twofold: she is...

Simon Cowell Criticized for Donating to Israeli Army

Simon Cowell Criticized for Donating to Israeli Army

Aug 15

This week all over social media, pro-Palestinian activists have criticized Simon Cowell after learning of his donation of $150,000 to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) last year. “Cowell is a figure who is never reluctant to court controversy but the ‘judge with attitude’ has now taken a bit part in a conflict on the world stage,” explains Inquisitr. Last year’s Beverly Hills...

Oxford Student Choir Sings Shakira for Charity

Oxford Student Choir Sings Shakira for Charity

Jul 30

This week an all-male singing group named “Out of the Blue,” made up of students from Oxford University and Oxford Brookes, released a new single for charity. The group did a cover of Shakira hits, including Hips Don’t Lie, Whenever Wherever and Waka Waka. The group, which is raising money for the Helen and Douglas House children’s hospice in Oxford never expected a tweet from the one and only...

University Women’s Rowing Team Charity Branded Pornography by Facebook

University Women’s Rowing Team Charity Branded Pornography by Facebook

Jul 21

Women from University of Warwick Rowing Society posed for a 2014 calendar, which was sold to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Their nude charity calendar raised £3,400, selling 1,500 copies but hoped to raise even more by posting some of the photos to Facebook and Twitter to drum up publicity. However, Facebook recently removed the group’s page for its ‘explicitly sexual...