5 Creative Ways Businesses Can Give Back

5 Creative Ways Businesses Can Give Back

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Here are 5 ways to encourage philanthropy in a business setting.
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It sometimes can be hard to find a way to give back, especially for start up businesses that are just getting off the ground. Even in structured work environments, we all get sucked into our day-to-day responsibilities. Below are five unique ways your business can give back.

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Teaching Your Children to Give Back

Teaching Your Children to Give Back

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A child's hands holding a black and white heart

The holiday season is a great time to teach kids about the gift of giving.
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With the holidays just around the corner, many of us have gift-giving and family time on the mind. That also is followed usually with overeating and over-shopping. However, there is a positive side to the season that doesn’t involve overindulging:  It’s an opportunity to give back to the community and…

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Variety Announces 6th Annual Power of Women Honorees

Variety Announces 6th Annual Power of Women Honorees

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Variety will honor five women in the entertainment industry for their humanitarian efforts with the 6th Annual Power of Women. Image: Variety.com

Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley will be honored at the 6th Annual Power of Women event. The five women are to be honored as Lifetime Impact Honorees for their humanitarian…

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"Boob Aid": Japanese Porn Stars Groped for Charity

“Boob Aid”: Japanese Porn Stars Groped for Charity

An unusual charity event raised $40,000 for AIDS prevention in Japan

Boob Aid raised about $40,000 for AIDS prevention in Japan.
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Throughout recent history, both activism and fundraising have taken many, ahem, creative forms. Recently, Japanese porn stars raised thousands of dollars for AIDS prevention by letting people grope their breasts. The nine participating women let thousands of men squeeze their breasts over a 12-hour period at the “Boob…

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George Clooney Starring in Downton Abbey Charity Episode

George Clooney Starring in Downton Abbey Charity Episode

George Clooney will appear in an episode of Downton Abbey

George Clooney will appear in a charity episode of the popular British TV show Downton Abbey.
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Downton Abbey fans rejoice! George Clooney, known as one of the most dashing and distinguished actors in Hollywood, is set to star in a special episode of the series, which is set in WWI-era Britain. Clooney has already filmed the scenes for the ITV network charity…

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Charity Rejects Funds Raised “In Honor” of Jennifer Lawrence’s Leaked Photos

Charity Rejects Funds Raised “In Honor” of Jennifer Lawrence’s Leaked Photos

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation rejected donations raised “in honor” of stolen celebrity photos. Image: PCF.org

The Prostate Cancer Foundation has announced it will return all of the money from one of the organization’s top fundraisers that included a group of Reddit users. Upon discovering that the Redditors had donated “in honor” of Jennifer Lawrence’s hacked photos, the Prostate Cancer…

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Blair a Controversial Winner of Philanthropist of the Year

Blair a Controversial Winner of Philanthropist of the Year

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Tony Blair received GQ’s Philanthropist of the Year award last night in front of a stunned audience.
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Yesterday former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair won the prestigious Philanthropist of the Year award, which he received at the Royal Opera House during a glamorous gala. The ceremony, hosted by men’s magazine GQ editor Dylan Jones, saw Blair recognized for his peace…

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India Now Has “Rice Bucket” Challenge Charity

India Now Has “Rice Bucket” Challenge Charity

The rice bucket challenge urges Indians to provide rice for those in poverty
The rice bucket challenge urges Indians to provide rice for those in poverty

In response to ALS’s ice bucket challenge, India’s rice bucket challenge is taking off.
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Inspired by the global charity chain that spread awareness about the disease ALS, Manju Latha Kalanidhi came up with an similar way to help those in need by utilizing something he calls the “Rice Bucket Challenge.”

In this challenge, all one needs to do is buy or cook a bucket of rice and…

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“Ice Bucket Challenge” – Is it Actually Doing Good?

“Ice Bucket Challenge” – Is it Actually Doing Good?

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $9.5 million for research so far.
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If you frequent social media, it’s not hard to find someone doing the Ice Bucket Challenge. All participants are capturing the moment when they pour a bucket of ice water over their heads for the sake of promoting awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The idea of the challenge is to take a bucket of…

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Gucci Sponsors Charity Sonoma Event

Gucci Sponsors Charity Sonoma Event

Gucci sponsored Sonoma fundraiser

On August 5, Gucci sponsored the Giant Steps Charity Classic Six Bar and Gala. Image: Selfiy / Shutterstock.com

On August 5, Gucci was the presenting sponsor of the Giant Steps Charity Classic Six Bar and Gala. Gucci had over 550 guests at its second annual gala, which was hosted at Sonoma Horse Park, just north of San Francisco.

The Giant Steps Charity Classic Six Bar and Gala raised a record $1…

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