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.


Fifty vacuum-packed frogs, a wedding gown and an actual human skull. These are just a few of the world's best lost-and-found items.

Is it better to give cash or goods? And which organizations should you support? Find out the best ways to really help people in times of disaster.

New research posits a simple way to get rid of household clutter and keep your precious memories: Snap a picture.

Fewer people carry cash, preferring to pay with cards or smartphone apps. What impact does that have on those who rely on pocket change?

Nonprofits have started pushing Giving Tuesday to get more donations. But does it work?

It's time to replace your jalopy. You know it isn't worth much, but should you sell it anyway and maybe make a few bucks, or should you donate it to charity to get a tax break?

It's impossible to keep a straight face when you see a grown man in a fez driving an itty-bitty car. But the Shriners actually do some pretty serious work.

News about a hurricane or tornado far away impels us to want to help the survivors. But is there a right way and a wrong way to do this? Can a donation be worse than doing nothing at all?

The Women, Infants and Children program helps ensure that needy families are getting the nutrition they need. How do people qualify for the program and what does it provide?

Earthquakes, floods, mudslides and other events inspire people to help those affected by the disasters. Which monumental happenings truly spurred others into action?

You want to create a gardening service learning project, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to create a gardening service learning project in this article.

You'd like to start a youth center, but don't know where to begin. Learn about how to start a youth center in this article.

You'd like to start a food pantry, but don't know where to begin. Learn about how to start a food pantry in this article.

There's always a need for someone to start a homeless shelter, especially in large cities. Learn about how to start a homeless shelter in this article.

You'd like to start a food drive to help the needy in your area, but you're not sure how to go about this. Read here how to start a food drive.

Your friend inherited a large sum of money and would like to create a scholarship fund. This article will try to explain how to create that scholarship fund.

The best way for a person or organization to get funding for a program or project is by writing a grant proposal. Read this article to learn how to write a grant proposal.

Starting a foundation enables you to make grants and distribute funding to charities, people and organizations. This article shows you how to start your own foundation.

For many years, there's been a bit of a stigma attached to food stamps. But with recent economic turmoil, views have changed and participation in the program has increased. After improvements and a significant overhaul, the program doesn't just have a new face -- it has a "snappy" new name, too.

Some wealthy people do more with their money than just buy more things. Some people set up foundations to provide aid to notable causes. Learn who's funding 10 of the largest foundations in the world.

The Peace Corps provides foreign aid to developing nations in the form of expertise, education and training. Learn what the Peace Corps does, how you can join and where it might take you.

Augusta DeLisi rescued her first dogs when she was 12 years old. She started Augies Doggies Rescue with the goal of saving as many dogs as possible. Now in high school, she has big dreams for her organization's future.

Senior Connects sends high school and college kids into independent living facilities to bring the Internet to older people, reconnecting them with family, loved ones, and the pulse of today.

The BRICK Awards honor young people for public service work in the areas of community building, education and environment, health and global impact. Meet the 2007 winners.

2007 Brick Award-winner Cheryl Perera works to combat the global child sex trade, and has even gone undercover to catch a pedophile.

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