Charity

Islanders program hopes to get kids on the ice with $30K donation to Brooklyn youth

Hockey may not be as mainstream as football and baseball, but a New York Islanders program hopes to change that with a donation to Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in Brooklyn.Islanders Sticks & Skates on Wednesday donated $30,000 in CCM Hockey equipment to the youth organization with the...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:46pm

Daughter of Biggie Smalls nearly no-show to her late dad's memorial

A memorial for Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, born Christopher George Latore Wallace, was one of the events planned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the legendary rapper’s death on Thursday.News media gathered in the afternoon at Sojourn, East 79th Street, Manhattan, for the memorial...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:03pm

Images of Staten Island boy with brain tumor being used in charity scam: Family

The family of a Staten Island boy who is battling a brain tumor has found themselves in the middle of a charity scam, relatives said.After Gianni Incandela, 5, of Rossville, was diagnosed with a rare tumor called craniopharyngioma last year, his family set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:26am

Watch "Bad Gal" Rihanna accept the Harvard University 2017 Humanitarian Award

“So I made it to Harvard,” Rihanna giggled as she accepted the university's 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award yesterday at Sanders Theatre. She continued, flipping her hair with a sassy grin, “Never thought I’d be able to say that in my life, but it feels good.”Harvard University presented the...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:11pm

SEE IT: Runners take to Philly streets in their underwear

The streets of Philadelphia looked a little different Saturday afternoon.Some were filled with nearly naked runners as they took time out of their holiday weekend tobenefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation.Cupid's Undie Run, which takes place in cities across America each February, was created to...

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 7:53pm

Taste of the NFL brings together football, food and fundraising

Before millions of people munch on nachos and wings while watching the Super Bowl this Sunday, chefs and former football stars will be raising moneyto help feed those less fortunate.One out of six people in the U.S. are hungry, and Taste of the NFL, a fundraising organization that began in 1992, is...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:26pm

Joe and Jill Biden to launch charitable Biden Foundation

"Uncle Joe" is not being idle now that he's moved out of No. 1 Observatory Circle.Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are set to launch their charitable Biden Foundation on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported.Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization aims to fight...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 4:44pm

Cupid's Undie Run raises money by stripping down for charity

There's no surer way to raise money than stripping down to your skivvies.That's how the organizers behind Cupid's Undie Run have been able to raise over $11 million in the last seven years for the Children's Tumor Foundation.Cupid’s is a “brief” fun-run of about a mile that takes place around...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:47pm

Where your charity money is really going

Who is actually profiting from nonprofits?Half of the charities in the state saw half of the money they raised last year go into the pockets of professional fundraisers and concealed contractors, according to a new report from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Charities Bureau.The“Pennies for...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:18pm

Mystery donor gives Christmas gift to St. Anthony Shrine: $100K lottery ticket

The Christmas spirit appears to be very much alive and well in Boston —an anonymous donor gave a $100,000 winning lottery ticket to St. Anthony Shrine.The mystery benefactor dropped off the lottery ticket on Monday, said FriarTom Conway, executive director of the downtown Catholic church. He said...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 8:03pm

War vet continues to serve with toy drive at City Hall Plaza

Stephen Mandile doesn't mind standing for hours — it’s actually one of the only positions that doesn’t cause him pain, which he suffers from injuries sustained in Iraq with the Army National Guard.And anyway, it’s for a good cause.Mandile will be outside on the plaza every day this week from 3 to 8...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

Boston Children's Hospital patients get sweet treats and needed support

Boston Children’s Hospital will be getting some sweet treats on Thursday.More than 2,300 bags of candy will be delivered to critically-ill patients, their families and the hospital staff that cares for them. Each bag will come with a note handwritten by kids from elementary schools throughout...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 1:06am

'Rocky' Film Screening, Toy 2016, German American Weekend and more to do in Philly

HOLIDAYHistoric Holiday NightsThursdays through December 22, 5-8 p.m.All over Old CityPay as you goEvery Thursday now through December 22, more than 45 restaurants, retailers and boutiques in Old City get in on the holiday spirit with a special evening of extended hours, discounts and food specials...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:30pm

5 Boston charities that will double your donations this #GivingTuesday

Holiday shopping is in full swing with Black Friday and Cyber Monday already behind us. What the season is really about, of course, is giving, which is why after those consumer-centric days comes Giving Tuesday.RELATED:Salvation Army rings in Red Kettle holiday campaign in BostonGiving Tuesday (or...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:30pm

'Table of Friends' celebrates 21 years of bringing Thanksgiving to Boston homeless

Boston's political leaders and athletic champions joined forces Monday to once again bring a Thanksgiving feast to Boston's homeless Monday.For the past 21 years, the "Table of Friends" has provided a hot meal and forum for some of Boston's most at-risk residents to break bread with city leaders....

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:20am

Salvation Army rings in Red Kettle holiday campaign in Boston

The sound of the holiday season is officially here as the Salvation Army's bell ringers take to the streets in Boston and across Massachusetts.The organization's annual Red Kettle Campaign started Monday,with a ceremony in Star Market on Huntington Avenue, and by Tuesday bell ringers like Leonardo...

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:42pm

Put the ‘sweat’ in the Ugly Sweater Run

Ugly Sweaters don’t get much of a run outside of the closet. Their irony, humor, and charm are only brought out for holiday parties, Christmas morning, and that one time you should have done laundry several days ago. Now there’s a chance to show pride in your ugly sweater as you sweat it out at the...

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

Boston organizations rescue 10 tons of food for Thanksgiving donations

On Thanksgiving, families across the country will sit down at tables piled high with home-cooked food, but not everyone has the means to eat a big, healthy meal.One in nine people in Massachusetts struggle with food insecurity and hunger every day, at the same time that about 40 percent of the food...

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 3:30pm

Salvation Army unveils online auction for donated jewelry

The Salvation Army announced this week that it will hold an online auction to sell more than 60 pieces of jewelry that have been donated into its red kettles.Every November, the Salvation Army brings out its red kettles, collecting donations for those in need. In 2014, the organization received a...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 7:45pm

Local nonprofits see outpouring of support after election

While many Americans on Wednesday morning were processing the fact that Donald Trump had been elected president, Amy Derjue was busy making charitable donations.“I was disappointed in the outcome and I felt like I wanted to do something, aside from voting,” the 35-year-old public relations...

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:30pm