For impoverished women with cancer, there’s a special clinic that provides alternative medicine for free.
To a poverty-stricken woman living with cancer, the thought of a free massage or acupuncture treatment to soothe her chronic pain and emotional fatigue may seem like a far-flung pipe dream.
Yet even in these hard times, angels live among us.
Winnipeg Bus Driver Gives Homeless Man The Shoes Off His Feet
Commuters on a Winnipeg bus Tuesday morning became unexpected witnesses to an incredible act of kindness.
According to CBC News, the bus driver pulled over on a corner and began chatting with a homeless man on the street. After a couple of minutes, he removed his shoes and gave them to the barefoot young man. The driver then got back on the bus in his socks and carried on with his route.
President of Uruguay donates 90 percent of his salary to charity
The president said that the only big item he owns is his VW car, valued at $1,945 dollars. The farmhouse in which he lives in Montevideo is under his wife’s name, Lucía Topolansky, a Senator, who also donates part of her salary.
"I do fine with that amount; I have to do fine because there are many Uruguayans who live with much less," the president told El Mundo.
Random strangers helping people pay their medical bills
Launched in 2008, IndieGoGo.com enables its users to share their causes and solicit donations from complete strangers. The more than 40,000 campaigns its helped launch have ranged in scope, but the health stories typically center on the same theme. The patients face crippling conditions and can’t afford the care they need.
“I think health care issues and personal health campaigns make sense, because our health care system can be very expensive sometimes,” IndieGoGo founder Slava Rubin told The New York Times. “Sometimes people just need to try a different direction to get funded what they need to get funded.”
Girl who was made fun of uses her fame to help charitable organization
She was just an average thirteen-year-old girl, until overnight her awkward dancing in the background of Rebecca Black’s “Friday” video made her a target of near-universal derision on the Internet…When Benni Cinkle finally responded to the attention and began answering questions, the hordes anticipating more lulz at her expense did a 180, surprised to themselves interacting with a gracious, humble person with a sense of humor about herself. In the months since, Cinkle’s website, That Girl in Pink, has become a launchpad for her charitable works.
40 of the richest US families pledge to donate at least half their money to charity.
Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity.
Six weeks after launching a campaign to get other billionaires to donate most of their fortunes, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. released the first list Wednesday of people who have signed what he and Gates call the “giving pledge.”
Rich Germans demand higher taxes
A group of rich Germans has launched a petition calling for the government to make wealthy people pay higher taxes.
The group say they have more money than they need, and the extra revenue could fund economic and social programmes to aid Germany’s economic recovery.
Nicest Canadian couple in the world doles out lottery winnings
A retired Canadian couple who won $11.3 million in the lottery in July have already given it (almost) all away. “What you’ve never had, you never miss,” 78-year-old Violet Large explained to a local reporter.
“Use of the word ‘miracle’ is not an overstatement”
What would it cost, the caller asked the founder of DonorsChoose.org, to fund every California teacher’s wish list posted on the Web site?
The founder, Charles Best, thought perhaps the female caller would hang up when he tossed out his best guess: “Something over $1 million,” he told her.
Twelve hours later, the woman, Hilda Yao, executive director of the Claire Giannini Fund, sent Best an e-mail.
It said, in short, OK.
A land owner who could have become one of Australia’s richest men gifted his land — worth billions of dollars because of its uranium deposits — to a national park instead of a mining company
Survival of the Kindest: Researchers challenge the idea that human beings are wired to be selfish.
As Darwin long ago surmised, sympathy is our strongest instinct.