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Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

How Income Inequality Is Slowing America Down

The income gap is widening in America, and it turns out that it may be making us less healthy.<p>In a study published this past August in the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i>, researchers combined data from 177 previous studies conducted around the world to better understand the link between a …

Salvation Army Strikes Emotional Chord By Cropping The Poverty Out Of Christmas Cards

The Salvation Army in Canada has launched a touching new advertising campaign that is perfectly timed not only for the holiday season, but for the exact moment when most of us are busy with a singular task: sending out holiday cards to our friends and families. It’s that timing that makes this …

SF Grocery Store Holds "Poverty Line Prices" Promotion to Raise Awareness on Income Gap

In a city where most residents don't bat an eye at paying $4 for toast or $10 for green juice, it's important to remember that a lot of San …

This Hyperlocal Museum Puts the American Dream in Perspective

Andi-Lynn with Son's Nate and Gabrielle ages six and eighteen months and newborn daughter Juliette.<br>Brenda Ann Kenneally<p>1 of 19<p>“Poverty” is a loaded …

New York State

How to Recognize Signs of Holiday Stress in Your Dog

Jingle bells are in the air, and with them come visits from your extended family, loud noises, distracting decorations, guest appearances from grabby …

Goodbye Corrupt Charities: Hello Blockchain

Blockchain technology could eventually be used to carry out many of the functions of a traditional regulator, according to a new paper by the Charities Aid Foundation.<p>source: Unsplash<p>Blockchain technology is creating a new model for charities, which manage large amounts of money, require complex …

This guy met a fox on the street and they're officially BFFs

If you need more proof that animals often make better companions than humans, look no further than this video from <i>Uproxx</i> that shows a guy who made …

You've Done Your Shopping. Now It's Giving Tuesday

You've helped businesses by buying. Now help charities and people by giving.<p>Black Friday has come and gone with spectacular success. Cyber Monday is also passed and your packages are getting loaded onto UPS trucks even as we speak. So, today, it's Giving Tuesday and you should make every effort to …

Giving Tuesday

How Successful Charities Leverage The Neuroscience Of Giving

In 1997 Phil Wall visited a children’s home in Johannesburg, South Africa and met a toddler named Zodwa. Her mother was suffering from HIV/Aids. For eight months Phil and his wife, Wendy, tried to adopt Zodwa. The process was ultimately unsuccessful, but it sparked the couple’s desire to help …

What Businesses Are Doing on Giving Tuesday

These seven companies have created methods of giving back that also boost business.<p>4 min read<p>From Black Friday to Small Business Saturday to Cyber Monday, three post-Thanksgiving shopping holidays are plenty. But forget your consumerist worries for a minute -- Nov. 29 is “Giving Tuesday.”<p><b>Related: 4</b> …

Giving Tuesday

Kids who skip school need compassion not courts, Dallas County leaders say

Truancy cases have dropped dramatically statewide, but Dallas County officials want even fewer kids to wind up in court for missing class.<p>That means …

Education

Women Spend Hours Searching for Four Kittens Who Lost Their Mom

Four little lives were saved by a simple act of kindness.<p>Two good Samaritans spent hours searching for four tiny kittens who lost their cat …

5 high-tech gifts for your...pet

Americans spend more on their pets than they ever have. So when it’s time to give your dog or cat a holiday gift, a simple bone or scratching post …

Pets

SF report uncovers nearly 500 cases of human trafficking

There were almost 500 cases of human trafficking reported in San Francisco last year, according to a first-of-its-kind report recently released by a task force commissioned by Mayor Ed Lee.<p>The report, updated Monday by the Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking — commissioned in March 2013 to …

San Francisco

Don’t make human trafficking our new war on drugs

In the last two years, Los Angeles County supervisors have taken important steps forward in serving two particular populations.<p>One is former inmates. The supervisors are providing them meaningful opportunities to reenter society successfully after jail or prison, with a shot at housing, healthcare, …

In the fight against prostitution, who's talking about the clients?

Rome, Italy, Dec 22, 2016 / 03:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For religious sisters working to end forced prostitution through human trafficking, there is …

Catholicism

News from the Vatican - News about the Church

16/07/2018<p>Vatican Media renews desire to collaborate with East African Bishops<p>15/07/2018<p>Pope at Angelus: Two characteristics of missionary …

Christianity

Campus group fights human trafficking in US

More than 5,000 cases of human trafficking have been reported in the United States this year, and Texas has the second highest number of reports …

Des Moines identified as top 100 human trafficking site

CLOSE<p>Massage parlors have popped up across the metro. Tom Coleman, a local businessman near one of the parlors, and his brother, City Councilman …

51 Ways to Fight Hunger in America

As the holiday season approaches, most of us prepare to be overwhelmed with festive parties and family dinners. For millions of people, though, the …

Northwest Arkansas Food Bank Depends on Volunteers to Battle hunger

BETHEL HEIGHTS, AR -- - Hunger is a very real challenge in our area every day of the year. the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank invited us to learn how …

Help End Child Hunger in America - No Kid Hungry | Share Our Strength

Your donation helps feed hungry kids<p>No Kid Hungry is Food Network's Official Charity Partner<p>Your tax-deductible gift will provide vulnerable kids …

Kids

It’s Never Been More Important to Donate to Hunger Relief Charities

46.5 million Americans — more than the entire populations of New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois combined — don’t have enough food to eat. In the coming years, that number is only going to get bigger, unless people step in to help in a big way. Which people? Primarily those of us who obsessively …

Participate in Austin Empty Bowl Project's 20th Year of Fighting Hunger

All ages can participate in Austin Empty Bowl Project (Credit: Studio Stence Photography)<p>As we move into the holiday season, I begin to reflect on …

Texas

Hunger Count: Food bank demand surges in Alberta

Edmonton charities are being "pushed to the limit" as a growing number of Albertans struggle to put food on the table, a new report says.<p>During the …

Canada