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

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 a way of turning their financial loss into a positive contribution to their community. Working with the Hosea Feed the Hungry organization, Carol and Willie Fowler invited 200 of the city’s homeless men, women and children to enjoy the four-course meal at what would have been Tamara’s wedding reception. Tamara was there as well, and her mother said, “She was also very delighted to see and know that others had an opportunity to enjoy something, rather than just allow it to go to waste.” What a lovely and generous demonstration of how to turn something negative into something positive. [ABC News]

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

Drake donates money for children's funeral

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 Game, who recently pledged $1 million to The Robin Hood Project, have promised to donate the full $22,5000 fee required for the funeral of Angel’s tragically lost family. Drake posted a picture of the family to his Instagram on Tuesday, writing alongside the photo, “Myself and @thedocumentary are donating a total of $22,500 to Ana Angel.. who lost her boyfriend & their 5 children in a house fire on behalf of @therobinhoodproject #therobinhoodproject … What @thedocumentary is doing will never be forgotten. Honored to be able to help people along side my brother.” Good work, boys. [Gossip Cop]

Terminally Ill Woman Pays For 16 Strangers’ Kmart Bills

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Terminally ill woman pays off 16 layaway bills at kmart

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. Fifteen minutes later, she had paid off 16 balances for layaway bills, to the tune of $3,000. She left without being identified, but is now known as Auburn’s “Layaway Angel.”  Keep reading »

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

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sam simon donates 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.

Earlier this year, Simon was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, and that led to him making some hard decisions. He’s not married and doesn’t have children, so after making sure that everyone in his family was taken care of, Simon decided to donate everything to charity. He’s already created the Sam Simon Foundation, which provides direct food aid to starving people and animals. And he regularly gives to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, PETA, and Save the Children.

And now in his final months, Simon has launched a very special personal project. Keep reading »

How You Can Help Oklahoma’s Tornado Victims

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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.

As search crews continue to look for any remaining survivors amid the rubble, we wanted to let the people of Moore and its surrounding communities know that we are thinking of them, and want to give you, our readers, the opportunity to help out.

After the jump, a list of charities you can donate to, that will help to rescue, recover and restore the people of Moore. In most cases, due to time, space and administrative costs, these charities are asking for financial, rather than material, donations. Generally, whenever possible, it’s good to donate to local organizations and charities first, as they typically have a better idea of what’s need in their communities and are more invested in recovering and reviving affected areas. Keep reading »

Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely Commits To Giving Away Half Her Fortune

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  • 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 Knight, the three women who were held captive in Cleveland. Naturally, it has a lot of people saying “TOO SOON.” [The Onion]
  • “The Vampire Diaries” stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somherhalder have broken up after three years together. [US Weekly]
  • Nope, nope, nope: Hooters is offering moms a free meal on Mother’s Day. [OC Weekly]
  • Quel scandale! John Legend was allegedly seen making out with a woman who was not his model fiancée Chrissy Teigen on Friday night. [Page Six] Keep reading »
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