Posts tagged "charity"

Just Look At This Asshole: Catholic Church Spraying Homeless With Water At Night In San Francisco

In a tremendous show of Christian charity, a Catholic church in San Francisco has installed water sprinklers specifically meant to drive away the homeless people who sleep in the church’s outer alcove. The homeless individuals in question were under the impression that the sprinklers were installed to keep the alcove clean, but that wasn’t the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

Constructive Ways To Spend Your Money On Black Friday Instead Of Buying Stuff

I hate Black Friday for a lot of reasons: Because it so neatly encapsulates the total delusion of consumer culture; because most of the things you can get deals on are completely unnecessary; because I’m not a huge proponent of any sort of fanaticism but especially fanaticism over spending money; because it forces retail employee…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 25, 2014

I’ve Discovered My New Favorite Charity: The Warwick Rowers

I fully support any charity organization that consists of hot men whose motto is “Proudly Getting Naked For Club And Community.” Meet The Warwick Rowers: a rowing team who are raising funds for their charity, Sport Allies, which advocates for the fight against bullying and homophobia in school and sport. These humble (and ridiculously hot)…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 20, 2014

Want: This IDGAF Art For Charity

I love the versatility of the word fuck. Most people who know me have learned to embrace my potty mouth rather than scold me for it, which is probably why my coworker Sophie immediately thought of me when she saw this “I Don’t Give A Fuck” neon artwork which is currently being auctioned off for…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 3, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch Strips Down For Charity

It’s not only the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that gets Benedict Cumberbatch in a giving mood. To raise awareness for cancer research through TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes For Good Drive, an exhibition by photographer Jason Bell will feature images of the “Sherlock” actor and other celebs in various states of undress. The other cele…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

You Can Own A Pair Of Jeans Specially Shredded By Lions, Tigers Or Bears (Oh My!)

The Mineko Club, a volunteer group in Hitachi City, Japan, is selling jeans personally shredded by animals to raise money for wildlife conservation. Lions, tigers and bears at the Kamine Zoo were given toys covered in the denim to tear into, creating a “worn-in” look. The denim was then sewn to create the pants, Zoo Jeans,…

By: Claire Hannum / July 10, 2014

Seth Rogen’s Witty, Yet Heartfelt Plea For Battling Alzheimer

Actor Seth Rogen gave an opening statement before a Senate hearing at Capitol Hill Wednesday, addressing the topic of Alzheimer’s disease and speaking on how it has affected his wife’s family.

Known for his roles in comedies such as “Knocked Up,” “Pineapple Express,” and “Freaks and Geeks,” the actor brought some of hi…

By: HLN / February 27, 2014

Man Poses As Homeless, Gives Away $1K

Drivers in Iowa who rolled down their window to give a few bucks to a homeless guy asking for help on Christmas Eve got a surprise gift in return. Read more on Newser…

By: Newser / January 3, 2014

Gives To Children & Families In Need This Holiday Season

With only a few days until Christmas, a great last minute gift for anyone still left on your list is a donation on their behalf to a worthwhile charity. One such charity is the Ronald McDonald House, which creates and offers support to programs that improve the lives of children and their families during tough…

By: The Frisky / December 22, 2013

Man Wears Pink Tutu All Over The World To Support His Wife With Cancer (VIDEO)

Few things in life are ever guaranteed. We would all like to believe that we have forever with our spouses and that no one will ever get sick and die. But we don’t. We are all lucky for every single blessed second we get. This is a lesson no one gets more than Bob and

By: The Stir / December 12, 2013

How To Help The Survivors Of Typhoon Haiyan

The photos that show the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan has left behind are overwhelming. Even reaching out to help can be confusing, with endless charities to sort through. In the wake of such an earth-shattering storm, the Philippines’ president has declared that they are in a state of national calamity. It’s not easy to see…

By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2013

Family Hosts 200 Of Atlanta’s Homeless At Canceled Wedding Reception

Talk about turning lemons into lemonade. When Tamara Fowler’s wedding was called off just 40 days before she was to be married at Villa Christina catering hall in Atlanta, her parents, who had already planned and paid for the wedding, were naturally upset at first. But instead of wallowing in the unfortunateness of it all, they found…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 24, 2013

Drake And The Game Donate $22,500 For Funeral Of Ohio Woman’s Partner And Children

Drake may be the softest rapper in the game, but there’s something to be said for Wheelchair Jimmy’s heart of gold. Ohio woman Anna Angel was working her shift at the local Burger King when a blaze tore through her trailer home, killing her boyfriend and their five young children. Drake and fellow rapper The…

By: Rachel Krause / September 18, 2013

Terminally Ill Woman Pays For 16 Strangers’ Kmart Bills

Last week, an unnamed woman walked into a Kmart store in Auburn, Maine. Shoppers who saw her say she looked weak and tired, leaning on shelves and taking frequent breaks on her way to the layaway counter, where she told the staff she was terminally ill and wanted to do something nice before she died.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 10, 2013

Hero Of The Day: “Simpsons” Co-Creater Sam Simon, Stricken With Terminal Colon Cancer, Is Donating Everything — Everything! — To Charity

Sam Simon made a fortune as the co-creator of “The Simpsons” and has credits on “Anger Management” and “The Drew Carey Show.” Since “The Simpsons” is one of the most syndicated television shows ever, Simon has amassed a wildly large fortune — so large he doesn’t even know what his net worth actually is.

By: Julie Gerstein / July 27, 2013

How You Can Help Oklahoma’s Tornado Victims

Monday afternoon a mile-wide tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. The tornado’s deadly path tore through a hospital and two schools, and while rescue crews still aren’t sure about the exact number of victims, the county medical examiner confirmed that there are at least 24 dead.

By: Julie Gerstein / May 21, 2013

Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely Commits To Giving Away Half Her Fortune

Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, is the first female billionaire who has committed to giving away half her fortune to Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates’ Giving Pledge. [Enterpreneur]
The Onion did a piece on called “Men Are The Best” as if it were written by Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michelle…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2013

Selfish Person Attempts To Fund Vacay To Japan Via IndieGoGo

IndieGoGo is a fundraising platform that helps people generate money for “passion projects.” On the homepage of IndieGoGo’s site, there is a campaign to help a young girl with brittle bones. Another aims to fund an indie film project. And yet another is in support of an ocean clean up feasibility study. IndieGoGo explains itself…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 10, 2013

There’s A Charity For That: 9 Organizations To Support To Atone For A Multitude Of Sins

We’ve all done a few things we’re probably not too proud of. But there’s still time! You can make up for some of your bad choices this past year by donating to one of several charities we’ve found that address a variety of shameful transgressions. And don’t worry: All the charities we’ve picked have four…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2012

The 2012 Frisky Give Guide: The Good Dog Foundation

This holiday season, The Frisky staff is committed to giving back. Throughout the month of December we’ll be telling you about some of the charities and nonprofits that we support, why they’re important to us, and how you can support them too, if you’re so inclined. 

Who they are: The Good Dog Foundation

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 19, 2012
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