Tag: charity

Government Reviews Oxfam Ties After Sex Abuse Scandal in Haiti

LONDON (AP) — The British government is reviewing its relationship with Oxfam amid a deepening sexual misconduct scandal involving some of the charity’s employees working in Haiti after its devastating 2010 earthquake. The U.K.’s Department for International Development sharply criticized

Tony Blair Promises To Close Business Empire And Work For Charity

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British prime minister Tony Blair, who built a multi-million pound business network advising multi-national corporations and governments after leaving office in 2007, said on Tuesday he was planning to close his commercial ventures and concentrate on not-for-profit activities.

Blind Hockey Event Proves Game For Everyone

A few months ago, Craig Fitzpatrick, a buddy and former rec league hockey teammate, told me that he planned to organize a blind hockey event in Washington, DC. Fitzpatrick suffers from a degenerative eye condition that has rendered him legally blind. While I thought the event sounded like a great idea, I really wasn’t sure what kind of turnout to expect.

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Bride Left at Altar Feeds Wedding Meal to Homeless

One Sacramento bride’s family turned a traumatic wedding event into an altruistic and beautiful affair, burying their despair after the groom backed out at the last second and using their $35,000 wedding meal to feed the homeless.

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Seinfeld Family Lemonade Stand Shut Down by Police

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his family were operating a charity lemonade stand a week ago in East Hampton Village, NY, when they were forced to shut down the operation after police received a complaint from a neighbor.

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Pakistan Closes Save the Children for Alleged ‘Anti-State’ Activities

The Pakistani government ordered the Save the Children NGO to leave the country in 15 days. Officials claim the group participated in “anti state” activities. “Save the Children was not served any notice to this effect,” stated the organization. “We strongly object to this action and are raising our serious concerns at the highest levels.”

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Public Responds After Thieves Steal Donated Food from the Needy

Thieves raided and stole hundreds of pounds of food meant for needy children and families last week from Garden Grove-based charity Grandma’s House of Hope. But thanks to a public outpouring of support, all of that food was recovered and those in need walked away with bags of nourishment to fill their otherwise empty stomachs.