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OG&E gives fans to Salvation Army for distribution in Oklahoma County
Oklahoma Gas & Electric has donated 175 box fans to the Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command. Salvation Army leaders said the fans will be distributed to the community beginning 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday the Salvation Army Center of Hope, 1001 N Pennsylvania. Read More
Americans gave $390 billion to charity last year
Charitable giving in the U.S. topped $390 billion in 2016, up nearly 3 percent from 2015, despite uncertainty around the election, according to a new report. The Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy, published by the Giving USA Foundation, said individuals, estates, foundations and corporations gave $390.05... Read More
Homeless shelter receives $10K donation from former resident
A Canadian man who used to live on the street has donated C$10,000 ($7,400, £5,720) to the homeless shelter that took him in. Thunder Bay's Shelter House was struggling to keep its street outreach programme running. The man, who is a residential school survivor, donated the money to help his friends "stay safe". Read More
Oklahoma City resident receives help from the "Land of Enchantment"
Donald Bowen is helped by local nonprofit Sunbeam Family Services with the aid of New Mexico high school students. Read More
Chicago man, 98, turns $1,000 in stock into $2 million and donates it all
Nearly 70 years ago, a young Russ Gremel decided to buy about $1,000 worth of stock in a Chicago-based pharmacy chain. He figured people would always need medicine and women would always buy makeup. He planned to hold onto that stock for a long time, as an investment. As Gremel grew older, that pharmacy chain,... Read More
Muslim groups raise $500,000 for the victims of the Portland attacks
Islamic groups have raised nearly half-a-million dollars for the families of the men killed in Portland, Oregon while trying to defend Muslim women from a racist attack. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best were fatally stabbed and another man was seriously injured after they attempted to help two... Read More
Staff at small animal shelter 'blown away' by $275,000 gift
CANADA -- A very small B.C. animal shelter is getting a very big financial boost thanks to the generosity of a teacher with no connection whatsoever to the facility. Vancouverite Daryl Mutz passed away just over three years ago. In his will, the 83-year-old said he would like $275,000 of his estate donated... Read More
Man pays off every student's school lunch debt
SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- A business owner is taking the burden off hundreds of families in Sherman, Texas, paying for every unpaid cafeteria balance in the school district. According to Sherman ISD policy, students who have negative meal balances can't walk the stage at graduation or participate in end-of-year... Read More
After calling off nuptials, Minnesota bride donates entire dream wedding to charity
When bride-to-be Jenna Yorkovich's fairytale wedding came to a screeching halt weeks before the big day, she turned her planned walk-down-the-aisle into a happy ending anyway. A canceled wedding became a night out celebrating Ronald McDonald House families and volunteers at Nicollet Island Pavilion in... Read More
A Single Good Deed Morphed Into a Movement That Aided Hundreds of Refugees
Maybe it was the fact that the baby was the same age as one of her own sons. Maybe it was the familiar look of exhaustion on the mother's face. Whatever it was, Miry Whitehill felt an immediate connection to this family she'd never met, even though she couldn't speak to them in their native language, Arabic. It... Read More
Art is for everyone: Allied Arts helps Lyric Theatre to produce sensory-friendly show
The lights, the costumes, the magic of seeing the story unfold. That’s what many theatre goers crave when they immerse themselves in a performing arts experience.  Those same aspects, however, also make it very difficult for kids on the autism spectrum – and their families to enjoy this... Read More
NFL icon Archie Manning to help raise funds for scholarships at OBU’s Green and Gold Gala
When people hear the name Manning, they think football. But did you know that the Manning football legacy, built on determination and grit, almost didn’t happen? NFL icon Archie Manning was only a college kid when in the summer of 1969, Archie’s father, Buddy Manning, committed suicide. The... Read More
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