Charity & Goodwill

The Charity and Good Will Channel explores how money can be used for the greater good. Read inspiring stories and learn about charity in these articles.


2007 BRICK Award-winner Divine Bradley converted his home into a community center so he could provide kids positive role models and get them involved in their communities.

11-year-old Hannah Taylor is proof you're never too young to make a difference. This 2007 BRICK Award winner has raised more than a million dollars to fight homelessness.

A summer job changed not only 2007 BRICK Award winner Jennifer Staple's life, but also the lives of 400,000 people around the world. Her organization, Unite for Sight, is a global eye care provider.

2007 Brick Award winner Jennifer Zwilling, diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, teaches students to understand more than just her disorder. She teaches them to accept people's differences.

A survivor of Liberia's civil war, 2007 BRICK Award Winner Kimmie Weeks vowed to help other children caught in war-torn countries.

Building better learners is 2007 BRICK Award winner William Hwang's goal and the reason he launched Innoworks, a program to get underprivileged kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

2007 BRICK Award winner Ruth DeGolia always thought of herself as a social activist, but she discovered becoming a businesswoman would allow her to help women in Guatemala earn a living wage with their jewelry creations.

2007 BRICK Award Winner Jacob Komar's fascination with computers led to a passion for helping others. Now Jacob rebuilds computers and provides them to schools, prisons and other organizations in need.

A dog attack at age 7 inspired 2007 BRICK Award winner Kelly Voigt to take steps to see that no other child suffers the way she did.

2007 BRICK Award-winner Ashley-Rhodes Courter experienced abuse and neglect in foster care, before being adopted. Now she fights to improve the foster care system and encourage adoption.

What problem in the world really stinks? What can you do to change it? For many, the first question is easy to answer, but the second one is difficult. Learn how Do Something inspires and helps young people make a difference.

After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States, most of us saw what the Red Cross can do -- and what it cannot do. Learn about the functions and history of the American Red Cross.

Several groups are providing direct aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, including the American Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the National Guard. There are also many ways that you can bring relief to those in need. Learn exactly what these organizations are doing and how you can help.

The Red Cross provides medical care and humanitarian aid around the world. Learn about is mission and activities.

The Shoah Foundation has documented more than 50,000 Holocaust testimonies for the purpose of preventing future genocides. Learn all about this phenomenal undertaking and how it plans to turn survivors into educators.

Philanthropy has a whole new meaning in modern times. There are huge organizations dedicated to charity; there are gifts that are tax-deductible; there's a lot of fraud. Learn all about philanthropy.