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Nora Roberts Gives $50K to Library

Nora Roberts has donated $50,000 to support the library of Jamestown Township after its community voted to defund it over LGBT books. In August, Jamestown Township voters rejected a vote which would have continued most of the Patmos Library’s funding, because the library refused to cull LGBT books from their collection. According to the library […]

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Hamilton Donates Damages

Hamilton is donating the damages they won from a Texas church that put on an unlicensed, homophobic version of the famous musical. The Door Christian Fellowship Ministries from McAllen, Texas got caught up in the Hamilton craze, like the rest of us. But they took things several steps too far. On August 5 and 6, […]

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Dollar General Gives $1M to Feed America

Dollar General is donating $1 million to Feeding America to celebrate one year of partnership. Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks, over 200 of them. As an organization, it’s the United States’ second large charity by revenue, and has a good reputation as a transparent, ethical charity. They receive support from all […]

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MercyOne NICU gets $1M Donation

MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, has just been given the largest donation in the hospital’s 129-year history. MercyOne was founded in 1893 by the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic institute that founded education and health care facilities around the world. It has been a hospital continuously ever since. MercyOne NICU, their intensive care […]

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Humana Donates $500K For Flood Aid

Humana is donating $500,000 towards relief and recovery efforts for those affected by the floods in Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the company’s home state of Kentucky. Humana Inc is one of the largest health-insurance providers in the U.S., currently ranked 41 on the Fortune 500 list. In 2021, the company reported a net income […]

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Frying Pan Tower Gets $25K Donation

Frying Pan Tower, a retired Coast Guard lighthouse, received a $25,000 donation from Amazon. Should keep the lights on a little longer. Frying Pan Tower is a light tower, 39 miles of the coast of Southport, North Carolina. It was built in 1964 to keep boats away from shallow, shifting shoals. For fifteen years, four-man […]

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Unlimited Tomorrow Gives Ukraine a Hand

Unlimited Tomorrow, a prosthetics company, is raising funds to send 100 3D-printed bionic limbs to Ukrainians injured in the Russian Invasion. Unlimited Tomorrow was founded in 2014 by Easton LaChappelle of Colorado, when he was 17. He’d been tinkering with robotics and 3D printing since he was 14. After talking to the parents of a […]

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Bill Gates Pledges $20B to His Own Foundation

Bill Gates is donating $20 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this month, as the charitable foundation prepares to ramp up spending. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was reportedly the second largest charitable foundation in the world, with an endowment of nearly $52 billion. On Wednesday, founder Bill Gates announced that […]

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Marta Kauffman Apologizes with $4M Endowment

Marta Kauffman, creator of “Friends” has donated $4 million to apologize for the lack of diversity in her New York-based sit-com. “Friends,” which ran for 10 years and 236 episodes, was a very white show. The most prominent actor of color featured in the show was Aisha Taylor, who appeared in only nine episodes of […]

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Shaq Donates $50K to Hero’s Family

Shaq the basketball legend is donating $50 thousand to the family of Aaron Salter Jr., a hero who died in the Buffalo shooting in May. Shaquille O’Neal, 50, is one of the biggest men, and biggest hearts, in sports. Seven-foot-one and with an estimated net worth of $400 million, he likes to spread his money […]