Ellen DeGeneres Secures $50k Donation to School in Need

McKinley School, in North Bergen, New Jersey, worked all February on their “Read Across America” campaign, which included a social media blitz and a number of YouTube videos. The school put in a good effort to get talk show celebrity Ellen DeGeneres to contribute to the campaign by reading aloud on video. Unfortunately, DeGeneres declined […]


$20 a Month Funds a Girl’s Education for a Year

On Tuesday, we spotlighted Let Girls Learn—an organization launched by the Obamas to increase access to education for disadvantaged girls. Today, we’re showcasing Camfed, an organization supported by Emma Watson and Gloria Steinem. Camfed also supports marginalized girls in their educational pursuits, but perhaps most impressive is the breakdown of what a single donation can […]


Real Housewives Stars Pledge $40,000 to Local Charity

On the Sunday, May 4th, episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” two housewives pledged $20,000 each to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The episode was filmed March 27, so it would be assumed the funds had been paid by now—however, that’s not the case, according to Foundation president Glenda Price. “The Detroit Public Schools […]


Dumpster Project: College Professor to Live and Teacher Classes From a Dumpster for a Year

You might feel like you’re willing to do a lot for a cause or for the good of the planet.  Would you live in a dumpster for 12 months or teach classes in one?  Probably not.  That’s what sets Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, a.k.a. “Professor Dumpster,” apart from the rest of us. Mr. Wilson is an […]

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Tammy Tibbetts Changes the World With Cupcakes and Content

When Tammy Tibbetts was 23, she worked as a web content manager for a women’s magazine.  She loved seeing first hand how social media can create change in how we accomplish things and connect with others.  When she became frustrated by an article on teen pregnancy in Liberia, she realized she wanted to help promote […]