USC Coach Dawn Staley’s Fun-Raiser Brings out Celebrities

USC Coach Dawn Staley’s Fun-Raiser Brings out Celebrities

Dawn Staley
Dawn Staley

Dawn Staley IMG: via Shutterstock.

USC coach Dawn Staley hosted a charity softball game recently in an effort to raise $75,000 in South Carolina. The donations will go to support Innersole, a charity that donates new sneakers to needy children. The foundation will branch into an elementary school in the fall and promote a competition measuring attendance, behavior, physical fitness and grades…

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Potato Salad Kickstarter goes Viral

Well, there goes the #Internet… again. #potatosalad

heart shaped potato

The Internet has declared its love for potato salad.
Image: Nisha A / Flickr

Apparently, the Internet loves potatoes. Well, potato salad to be exact.

A viral potato saladKickstarter campaign has raised  $71,758 and still has 23 days left to go. The user who created the campaign, Zach “Danger” Brown told Good Morning America on Tuesday, “It’s unbelievable,” of receiving pledges from more than 20…

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NYC Charity Luncheon Fiasco Dubbed “Success” by Millionaire in Charge

NYC Charity Luncheon Fiasco Dubbed “Success” by Millionaire in Charge

NYC Central Park
NYC Central Park

NYC’s Central Park. IMG: via Shutterstock.

On Wednesday, June 25th, 200 homeless New Yorkers showed up at Central Park with empty stomachs and high hopes: Chinese millionaire Chen Guangbiao had promised a gourmet lunch and $300 in cash to anyone that attended his “Tour of Love and Gratitude.”

Instead, they left echoing sentiments like Tom Cargill’s:

“I feel so disappointed right now I’m going to…

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Pippa Middleton Biking U.S. For Charity

Pippa Middleton is racing across #America for #charity:

Pippa Middleton in London

Pippa Middleton is riding across America on her bike.
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Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Prince William, and her brother James have embarked on a 3,000-mile bike ride across the US to raise money for charity. Pippa Middleton and her team will start the journey at Oceanside, California, and ride to Annapolis, Maryland, in the event called Race Across America.

“O…

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Soccer Charity Match: Mourinho takes out Olly Murs

Who wins in a matchup: Jose Mourinho or Olly Murs? #soccer #socceraid #unicef

Soccer Aid logo

The £4.2 million raised by Soccer Aid will benefit Unicef.

It seems Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho isn’t a big fan of Olly Murs—at least not during a recent charity soccer match. At a Soccer Aid charity game, the 51-year-old coach ran onto the pitch and actually tackled the English star as his side threatened to launch a counter-attack in the game. Mourinho’s Rest of the World team beat England 4-2,…

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Suspected Fraud Charity Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Pays Up

Suspected Fraud Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Pays Up - Finally! #charity #scams

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The Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund was suspected of fraud and has finally paid out $300,000 of its funds.
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There were many charities created to help with the Superstorm Sandy hurricane that hit the east coast in late 2012. One such charity suspected of fraud, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, has finally finished distributing $325,000 under a settlement with a New Jersey…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shave for Charity

Awesome job @TBBuccaneers for participating in @PediatricCancer fdn’s #CutforaCure challenge!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo on maroon background

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed their charitable side this week.

Earlier this week, around 40 Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and staff members shaved their heads for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s fifth annual Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge to raise money to fight pediatric cancer and blood disorders.

“You look at us as players and they think we’re the tough guys and they think that those big…

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Niall Horan Charity Football Challenge Raises over £300,000

#Charity, #Football, and #Celebrities = a recipe for #success!

Teen Vogue photoshoot of One Direction

One Direction showed their charitable side at the football match, helping to raise £300,000.
Image: Teen Vogue

One Direction star Harry Styles joked with Piers Morgan during a charity football match organized by One Direction band mate Niall Horan. Piers, who was on the opposite team, was standing at the touchline when his bandmate snuck up behind him and tugged on his shorts before running off.

S…

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Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou Dies

Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou Dies

Maya Angelou - People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Dr. Maya Angelou was a civil rights activist, poet, memoirist, dancer, and so much more.
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Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou was found dead in her North Carolina home Wednesday morning this week. Dr. Angelou was 86 when found at home in Winston-Salem.

“I’m not modest,” Maya Angelou told The Associated Press in 2013. “I…

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Kravis Foundation Pledges $100 Million to New Cancer Center

Kravis Foundation #Pledges $100 Million to New #Cancer Center

Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology
 Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology

Physician-in-Chief José Baselga with CMO Associate Directors Agnès Viale and Michael Berger and CMO Director David Solit. IMG: via Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Earlier this month, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced that it would be receiving a landmark $100 million gift from philanthropist and private equity mogul Henry Kravisand his wife Marie-Josée. The Marie-Josée…

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