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Review: Martina McBride makes Ohio fan's wish come true with her charity

Zanesville - Country songstress Martina McBride made an Ohio fan's wish come true with the help of her global music charity, Team Music is Love.

Gamers raise money for foster youth

Seventy-four gamers have raised $138,609 for foster kids recently during an all-day tournament in Bellevue, WA, in the Seattle area . The money went to Seattle-based Treehouse.

In Armenia, a peace prize .. and a music festival?

New York - A year after Armenians launched a generous new peace prize, the frontman of rockers System of a Down sees more to come in the country -- including perhaps a music festival.

Lances drawn in condoms row: Pope's duel with Knights intensifies

Vatican City - Pope Francis's duel with the Knights of Malta intensified Tuesday as he backed an investigation into the ancient order, which has questioned the legitimacy and make-up of the panel carrying out the probe.

Indian tycoon throws mass wedding for fatherless brides

Ahmedabad - An Indian diamond trader has thrown a mass wedding for more than 200 fatherless brides and given each of them gifts worth thousands of dollars, to help poor women start a new life.

India ban on foreign funds shuts down Dalit charity

Ahmedabad - An Indian charity running schools for Dalit children will close down after the government banned it from receiving foreign funds over alleged threats to national unity, officials said Friday.

Family planning for 'healthier, wealthier' Africa: Melinda Gates

Abidjan - Family planning helps people in Africa to be healthier and wealthier, as women without contraceptives become locked in "a cycle of poverty," Melinda Gates told AFP as a conference on the topic was held in Ivory Coast.

Madonna raises over $7.5 million for Raising Malawi charity

Miami - Madonna raises over $7.5 million for her charity event Raising Malawi on December 2, as part of an "Evening of Music, Art, Mischief."

Jeff Timmons to partake in charity event with Brian McKnight

Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees is going to be a part of a charity event "Rock The Elephant" with R&B sensation Brian McKnight as the headliner.

Syrian 'Toy Smuggler' faces fraud accusations in Finland

Helsinki - Finnish police said Friday they would probe fraud accusations against Rami Adham, a Finnish-Syrian dubbed the "Toy Smuggler" for his campaign to collect funds for orphans in Aleppo.

Trump used charity funds to pay legal settlements: report

New York - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used funds from his charitable foundation to pay settlements in legal cases involving his businesses, an apparent violation of laws governing non-profits, The Washington Post reported.

Criss Angel discusses Criss Angel HELP, charity event for son Special

Las Vegas - Superstar magician Criss Angel took some time from his busy schedule to chat with me about his Sept. 12 event at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Attack on CARE International in Kabul a war crime: Amnesty

Kabul - The militant attack on global charity CARE in Kabul constitutes a "war crime", Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for an independent probe to bring the perpetrators to justice."The attack by an armed group on the aid agency CARE International....

Polish Olympian sells Rio medal to save boy battling cancer

Varsovia - Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, said that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

Trump demands closure of 'corrupt' Clinton Foundation

Washington - Donald Trump has demanded that Hillary Clinton shut down the charitable foundation founded by her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, branding it a "corrupt enterprise.

Saudis urged to say 'no' to Ramadan begging

Riyadh - Clad in black and with a baby in her lap, a woman sits on the ground shaking a cardboard box outside the door of a Saudi mosque.

MSF rejects EU funds over 'shameful' migrant policy

Brussels - Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders on Friday said it would no longer take funds from the EU in protest at its "shameful" policies on the migration crisis, including a deal with Turkey.

Using tip-offs, stealth Cambodia's paedophile hunters go to work

Siem Reap - Using tip-offs, stakeouts and stealth, civilian investigators are playing a crucial role in helping Cambodian police track down foreign paedophiles, as they battle to spread the message that the impoverished nation will no longer be a playground for ab...

Bill Gates predicts end for polio

Doha - Bill Gates said Wednesday that "with any luck" polio will be eradicated by 2017 in the last two countries where it remains active, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Daniel Palmier and the new breed of business philanthropists are reinvigorating America Commissioned

America has a long and proud history of philanthropy by her most successful sons and daughters. Some of the most illustrious names celebrated in the Philanthropy Round Table’s Hall of Fame are recognized and celebrated across the globe.

Refugee conditions in Greece 'deteriorating': Angelina Jolie

Atenas - Hollywood star and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie turned the spotlight of celebrity Wednesday onto the plight of thousands of refugees crowded in camps in Greece.

China aims to increase giving with first charity law

Bejing - China is set to pass its first charity law as it seeks to increase public confidence in charitable organisations battered by years of scandal, while at the same time tightening its control of the sector.

Crisis-hit Greeks put own woes aside to help refugees

Atenas - Their own wages and pensions have been slashed by the debt crisis, but thousands of Greeks are putting their economic woes aside to help desperate refugees trapped in the country by the Balkan border blockade.

Hungarian teens get their kicks with charity work

Tomor - With his dyed blonde hair, wristbands and ripped jeans, 17-year-old Domonkos Sera -- Domi for short -- looks more like a typical teenage punk rocker than a crusading do-gooder running his own charity.

Brit volunteers replace tourists amid Calais migrant crisis

Calais - Pubs in the French port of Calais might be packed with Brits on a Friday night, but the traditional tourists and truckers have all but disappeared, replaced by activists wanting to help refugees.

Italian cardinal makes fat donation after luxury apartment scandal

Rome - An Italian cardinal accused of using charity money to refurbish his luxury apartment has donated 150,000 euros ($163,000) to the Catholic foundation which allegedly footed the bill, media reports said Saturday.

Op-Ed: Mark Zuckerberg giving 99% share of Facebook to charity

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan celebrate the birth of baby daughter Max in style and with novelty — the creation of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative using 99 percent of their current shares in Facebook with a value of $45bn (£30bn) today.

United States mayors kick off Extra Mile Day

Almost 600 mayors across the United States will get together on 1 November and launch Extra Mile Day, in a bid to support a drive to highlight the "go the extra mile" message.

Guitarist Dave Kushner discusses the charity event Rhonda's Kiss Special

Digital Journal contacted the Velvet Revolver man to learn more about an exciting new supergroup he's put together for a very worthwhile cause.

Scandals spark public anger at UK's historic charities

London - A walk down a typical British high street dotted with second-hand shops testifies to the central role that charities play in the country, but a spate of grim headlines has left the sector facing a crisis of trust.
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Joshua Williams (center) and mom Claudia McLean (fifth from left) during the Governor’s Award ceremony at the County Commissioner’s Meeting in February 2010. Published with permission.
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Jimmy Savile being presented with one of his many honours by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Downing Street.
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Fancy dress swimmers on Xmas Day 2010
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Terra Studios hosts Angel Fest. Nov. 13 and 14, 2010. Fayetteville, Ark.
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Charity swim day in Hunstanton attracted several people on Xmas morning
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2013 All Star Hoops Festival
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Attendees at the first Happy Hour with Joshua’s Heart in July 2010. Published with permission.
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Snowmen are cropping up around Toronto. The sculptures are benefiting a children's charity.
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The temperature was minus 3c but still they swam on Christmas morning
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Volunteers of Project Pearls doing charity work on the children of Ulingan
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Joshua Williams (top row, center) during the Back-to-school Backpack Giveaway in August 2010. Published with permission.
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