Philanthropy

Is Tom Hanks the Kindest Man in the World?

Credit: bestfunforall What exactly does it mean to be an “Everyman?” In literature, the “everyman” is an ordinary character that the audience is supposed to easily identify with despite the character’s extraordinary circumstances. With that baseline definition, it’s...

Power Philanthropist Profile: Joshua Williams

Credit: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania You don't have to be a billionaire businessman to be a philanthropist. You don't have to be a politician, and you don't have to be born into wealth. Philanthropy is born from the desire to make a difference,...

YouTube Star Vows to Plant 20 Million Trees

Credit: The Loadout Jimmy Donaldson-- or MrBeast, as he is known on YouTube-- is known for taking on massive and often peculiar projects. To get an idea of his odd antics, his most viewed videos include, "I Put 100 Million Orbeez in My Friend's Backyard," "Spending 24...

Magnet Fisherman Turns Hobby Into Charity

Credit: The Spokesman Review When a man from Spokane, Washington was told by doctors that he couldn’t fish any longer, he found a way around it. While tying the lines around lures and hooks is difficult for Paul Swanson to do, magnet fishing is far more manageable for...

Boy Proves Philanthropy Has No Age

Credit: WEWS To most seventh graders, being awarded as little $25 is exciting. With that money, they can go to the movies with their friends, purchase a hefty stack of junk food, or perhaps buy a shirt their parents’ wouldn’t buy them otherwise. With so many...

How One Young Man Gives Back to Children in Need

Credit: Project Embrace Though Mohan Sudabattula’s parents immigrated to West Jordan, Utah 30 years ago, the culture and people of India are still close to the family. When Sudabattula was just 10 years old, his parents took him on a trip to their ancestral village....

The Man Giving Dogs a Second Chance

Credit: Takis Shelter Six years ago, Theoklitos Proestakis (or “Takis” for short) was just like most of the other citizens on the Greek island of Crete. He worked a regular job in the night club industry and spent his free time with loved ones. He never expected that...

Power Philanthropist Profile: Wes Moore

Credit: Us Weekly When one thinks of who a philanthropist might be, we imagine the type we see on television: a person who walked into a family business or came upon a large sum of money. Perhaps this person has actually worked to maintain their wealth, perhaps they...

Ellen DeGeneres Sheds a Light on Bright Students

Credit: Fort Worth Weekly Como Elementary in Forth Worth, Texas has long been an elementary school fighting an uphill battle. Many of the students come from low-economic housing, single parent homes, or a rough living situation. The environment many of these children...

How Dwayne Wade Became a Hero Beyond Basketball

Credit: NBC Chicago For basketball fans, the news of Dwyane Wade's retirement was difficult to hear. Over the course of 16 years, Wade has become one of the best-known basketball players in the world-- breaking records and bringing his team to championship wins on a...

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