Topic: charity

This #PrankItFWD Video For A Homeless Shelter Will Make Your Heart Swell

This #PrankItFWD Video For A Homeless Shelter Will Make Your Heart Swell

Being homeless is such a degrading and scary situation for people. Not only do you not know if you will have a safe place to sleep, but relying on shelters to feed you means that a lot of times you have to eat your meals in less than comfortable places and even though shelters do a great job preparing meals with the resources they have, it isn’t like most places that feed the homeless are a fancy dining experience. Until now. More »

Anonymous Organizes #OpOk For Oklahoma And Once Again Makes Me Believe In Superheroes

Anonymous Organizes #OpOk For Oklahoma And Once Again Makes Me Believe In Superheroes

Oklahoma is heartbreaking and beyond tragic. The helpers I have found are not only those I have seen on the news in yellow hats and safety vests, but those who have no name and no identity, and the only collective agreement that as humans on this planet we need to do anything we can to help. When horrible things like this happen we want and need superheroes, and we want to be able to help those who have lost so much for no other reason than the misfortunes of geography. The heroes are out there, not only in the uniforms of the police, firefighters and doctors, but by the masks of Guy Fawkes. Thank you Anonymous. More »

STFU Parents: When ‘It Takes A Village’ Includes Baby Fundraising On Facebook

STFU Parents: When 'It Takes A Village' Includes Baby Fundraising On Facebook

This is a new-ish trend, brought about by the success of Kickstarter and other fundraisers on sites like Go Fund Me or Indiegogo. Those sites have had their share of criticism when popular, but perhaps frivolous, campaigns raise well over $1 million when other, less flashy campaigns struggle to reach their limits and serve a more serious purpose (like, say, a campaign to raise funds for teachers to buy school supplies).

That said, nothing comes close to parents using these platforms to raise funds to help them have or adopt a baby. The concept has some moral implications that raise the question, “What about this feels so…wrong?” It’s one of those occasions that the definition of “overshare” is relatively broad, because charity can apply to so many things. More »

Mom Used Kickstarter And Her Son’s Bullying To Pay For Her Daughter’s Gaming Camp

Mom Used Kickstarter And Her Son's Bullying To Pay For Her Daughter's Gaming Camp

I have an 8-year-old daughter who has older brothers. My daughter likes gaming. Her older brothers encourage her and play with her, and my first issue with this whole thing is that if you have a young daughter who is being bullied in her own house and told by her big brothers that she is incapable of doing something because of her gender, as your mom it is YOUR job to shut that shit down, not take it to Kickstarter to raise money to send your daughter to gamer camp when you clearly don’t need the money. More »

Go Grab The Kleenex, No Really. Some Kids From Sandy Hook Recorded ‘Over The Rainbow’ At A Rock Star’s House

Go Grab The Kleenex, No Really. Some Kids From Sandy Hook Recorded 'Over The Rainbow' At A Rock Star's House

Children who were present inside the school when gunman Adam Lanza went on his mass shooting spree have recorded a cover of “Over The Rainbow” with proceeds to benefit Newtown Youth Academy, a local nonprofit, and to the United Way of Western Connecticut. The 20 kids, ages six through nine, were invited to Talking Head’s Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz‘s Connecticut home, where they recorded the track which will be sold on iTunes. More »