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Givers and the government stepped up to support nonprofits

Nonprofits in the U.S. emerged from the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic better than feared, thanks to what we now know was record charitable giving as well as the lifeline provided by the federal government through the Payment Protection Program (PPP). The American public and policymakers alike should take the lessons of 2020 to heart and continue to support the vast and diverse array of nonprofits in the U.S. that strengthen our communities and change lives for the better.
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Lake District Calvert Trust reopens after fundraising drive

A Cumbrian charity on the brink of collapse after losing more than £1m due to lockdown has reopened thanks to fundraising efforts from its users. Calvert Lakes outdoor activity centre and Calvert Reconnections rehabilitation centre have opened their doors after a 15-month closure. They were saved with the help of...
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Bungie is Actually Making a Destiny Toaster for Charity

In June of last year, the Destiny community raised over $800,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during Bungie’s block in the Gaming Community Expo (GCX). Bungie had announced that if they reached their goal of $777,777,777 worth of donations, that they would look into offering an official Destiny Toaster. Since the Destiny community raised well over that goal, the Destiny toaster is here, and it is absolutely real. Unfortunately, like everything else that Bungie does, the Destiny Toaster has sparked worlds of controversy in the Destiny community, because of course it did. So, what exactly do you need to know about the Destiny Toaster? Why is it such a big deal in the Destiny community? Well, you might want to turn the AC up, or open a window, because it’s about to get pretty….toasty.
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Kate Middleton Launches New Foundation (While Sporting Jewelry That Honors Her 3 Kids)

We knew that Kate Middleton doesn't shy away from philanthropy, but now the Duchess of Cambridge has got a brand-new venture under her sleeve. The duchess is launching the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, an organization that is “Working to change the way we think and act on the early years so that together we can build a happier, healthier, more nurturing world.”
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Bubbah’s Toy Box & Collectibles hosting fundraising event

LIHU‘E — Kristyn Peralta of Bubbah’s Toy Box &Collectibles said the prizes donated by fellow collectors and friends will be given away Saturday during A Fight for Cancer Pop Swap for Randal Gusman at Kukui Grove Center. “The Pop Swap is in honor of one of our dear friends and...
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Bezos’ ex-wife, Scott, donates $30M to EPCC

MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her unexpected multibillion-dollar donations to charities and racial equity causes, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations. Among them is one in the Sun City: El Paso Community College, which announced Wednesday that it had received $30 million from...
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WE NEED YOUR OLD BALLS!

When you donate your old tennis balls to Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters, we turn around and sell them to dog owners. Then we give that money to two local charities- Action for Animals and Old Dogs New Digs. We raised a total of $483 dollars for them last year because of your tennis ball donations.
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A Jim Varney Documentary is Raising Funds on Kickstarter

If you were a kid back in the 80s or 90s and did a lot of traveling, one thing that was certain to be seen at a KOA Campground was the movie, Ernest Goes to Camp. It was one of the campiest movies ever made and any and every movie that followed was just as ridiculous, but they were special because of the man that made Ernest P. Worrell such an iconic name. The sad part is that the legacy of Ernest, which should live on in the life and times of the actor that made him possible, Jim Varney, doesn’t have much in the way of a real documentary that could show who Jim was and what he was all about. That’s where The Importance of Being Ernest comes in, as the project has been doing what it can to raise money on Kickstarter in order to tell the story of the man that helped to create such a memorable character. What’s really funny is that Ernest started off as a marketing gimmick, and eventually he caught on since people couldn’t get enough of him.
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One of the Largest Volunteer-Based Nonprofit Called 'Operation Smiles' Starts Accepting Crypto Donations

One of the largest volunteer-based nonprofit known as Operation Smiles has finally decided to start accepting crypto donations. The nonprofit organization is now open to accepting certain coins, like Bitcoin and Dogecoin. For those that don't know, the nonprofit is a particular surgical volunteer-based outfit responsible for helping people with existing cleft conditions eventually improve their lifestyle.
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Donate to Charity for Your Chance to Win a $5,000 Amazon Prize Package

Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Amazon does a little bit of everything these days. Heck, Jeff Bezos is...
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Charitable Giving in the U.S. Rose 5.1% Last Year to a Record High of $471 Billion in 2020

Americans responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in extraordinary ways, helping to relieve the suffering of neighbors by donating a record amount to charities in 2020. Total charitable giving grew 5.1% over 2019, as individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations funneled an estimated $471.44 billion to U.S. charities, according to the Annual Report on Philanthropy, released this week by Giving USA, the longest-running and most comprehensive report on the sources and uses of charitable giving in America.
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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Gives Terminally Ill Fan a “Dream Day”

The Living the Dream Foundation describes itself as “a non-profit foundation that helps children and young adults living with life-threatening illnesses stay positive, maintain hope, and appreciate each and every day, regardless of their affliction. We achieve this by providing rich and rewarding, #DREAMDAY experiences.” These “can include meet n’ greets with their heroes, VIP access to concerts and special events, hanging out behind the scenes, hospital visits, surprise gifts, and most importantly, lasting memories that our guests and their families will treasure forever.” The foundation’s CEO and co-chair is Pierce the Veil frontman Vic Fuentes.
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Red Cross asks for blood donations amid "severe" national shortage

The American Red Cross asked the public this week to help replenish the United States' depleted blood inventory amid a "severe" national shortage. Why it matters: The non-profit said the shortage is likely driven by a recent surge in trauma cases and emergency room visits, as well as advanced disease progression from patients deferring care throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
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La Borinquena Teams With Chocolate Cortes For New Charity Program

Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez, creator of La Borinqueña, is teaming with Chocolate Cortés to launch a campaign called "Activate Your Powers with the Arts," which hopes to raise awareness of the Cortés Foundation's cultural and educational programs in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The campaign will feature several events that will take place throughout the year, beginning with an art exhibition of original and reproduced images from La Borinqueña comics and graphic novels.