08:53 PM EDT 03/08/2014
Originally posted 02/20/2014 02:35PM
J.B. Schramm remembers the beat-up couches and broken TV in the teen center he started in 1990 in the basement of Washington, D.C.'s low-income Jubilee Housing project.
Originally posted 02/20/2014 11:30AM
For 25 years, Oprah Winfrey gave away everything from iPads to automobiles to her studio audience. Though her talk show has ended, her generosity hasn't. And this time, it hits close to home.
Originally posted 02/20/2014 08:40AM
Whenever the Cowboys at Kanab High School in Utah score, their gym will light up, thanks to 13-year-old Jayci Glover.
Diagnosed with a rare form of terminal lymphoma, Glover was given a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and she decided she wanted to use it to give her high school a new scoreboard.
So, on Feb. 12, a check for $7,500 was presented to Principal Brenan Jackson in Glover's name – the basketball team wore "Fight Like Jayci" T-shirts in Glover's honor, reported Yahoo News.
"Jayci's spirit – if you can't draw strength from that, you can't draw strength from anything," Bucky Orton, a Kanab resident, told KSL news.
Originally posted 02/19/2014 05:00PM
Katie Holmes is in love – with the Big Apple!
Originally posted 02/13/2014 02:50PM
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck: best friends – or frenemies?
The childhood pals jokingly infer the latter in this chuckle-inducing video that's a case study in one-upmanship.
The Oscar-winning duo are auctioning off a double date with themselves on Omaze.com to raise money for Affleck's Eastern Congo Initiative and Damon's water.org. The winner gets an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to see whether these two are really as insecure and bumbling as they seem here.
Originally posted 02/13/2014 02:00PM
Eugene "Westie" Westerhouse takes humility to a whole new level.
Ask the 87-year-old Eudora, Kan., resident about his good deeds and he'll start talking about wood and tape measures and four-by-fours.
When pressed about his good deeds, he says, "I was just looking for something to do."
But to many Westerhouse is a godsend, having volunteered his time and still-significant muscle designing and building free wheelchair ramps for more than 300 people with special needs for nearly four decades.
"Westie is known to almost everybody within a 100-mile radius of here," says friend and wheelchair ramp co-builder Bill VanDeBerghe, who leads the Kingdom Builders ministry of the Eudora United Methodist Church, the umbrella for Westerhouse's charitable works.
Originally posted 02/13/2014 01:30PM
Originally posted 02/06/2014 05:45PM
When Miami businessman Nick Silverio answers the phone, often there's a tiny little life in the balance.
As the founder of A Safe Haven for Newborns, a nonprofit he founded in 2001 to provide a 24-hour-bilingual referral hotline for new mothers on the verge of abandoning their infants, Silverio, 70, says each call can save a child.
"It's an overwhelming experience to know a child can grow up," says Silverio. "It feels just as overwhelming the first [time a child was saved] as it does the 206th."
Originally posted 02/06/2014 02:00PM
Originally posted 02/04/2014 06:00AM
Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis was on a charitable mission of sorts last week in Miami.
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