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Mark Bustos Cuts Hair for the Homeless

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

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

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

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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The Mustache Movement for Charity is Going Strong

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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Breast Cancer Awareness Purchases You Can Feel Good About

October is a big month for doing good and reaching out, as it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. You have probably found yourself bombarded with products from the beauty industry to bring attention and garner funds for a cure. While some are just pink and pretty, others truly are helping to make a difference. Below […]

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4 Ways to Do Good this Halloween

Halloween is one of those holidays that, in its contemporary application, doesn’t have a lot of meaning. Kids (and kids at heart) dress up, they trick-or-treat, and then they go home. It’s a little spooky, a lot of fun, and over before you know it. What if this year, we all put a bit more […]

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Hillary Clinton Encourages Tech Companies to Give Back

While speaking at Dreamforce 2014, a tech convention for cloud-based data management company SalesForce, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton focused on the ways tech companies can—and should—give back to their communities. “What we have to be really focused on now is making sure that the benefits of technology to people’s lives outweigh the […]

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Kissed By A Pit is a Charity Challenge with a Hint of Slobber

Pit bulls have a bad rap. Often perceived as mean and aggressive, these dogs continue to be feared and misunderstood by the American public. Pit bulls are the most bred dog in the United States, but are often confined to shelters because people are only familiar with the breed’s enduring bad reputation. Even more alarmingly, […]

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Global Citizen Festival Fights Poverty with Star Power

Last weekend, the Global Citizen Festival took over New York City’s Central Park for the third year in a row, wowing audiences with its star-studded lineup. The annual concert had many stars performing like No Doubt, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. The festival, drawing in an even larger audiences in its third year, brought 60,000 people to […]