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Schizophrenia research receives large cash donation

The philanthropist Ted Stanley has announced he will donate $650 million to psychiatric research. The donation will be used to conduct studies aimed at findings the genetic causes of the mental health disorder.

Op-Ed: Doug Ford’s $50,000 Toronto parks donation now vilified

Toronto - Since entering office, the Fords have been vilified and criticized in the media and by their opponents. Mostly rightly so, other times not so much. The latest criticism over one of the Ford’s charitable acts is absolutely ridiculous.

Op-Ed: Entrepreneur finds new way to exploit the homeless in Seattle

Seattle - The homeless present a growing problem in Seattle, Washington, as well as other cities across the United States. But it's generally accepted that through donations and the help of community-spirited organizations, the homeless can be given a better life.

Kim Kardashian's eBay auction for typhoon victims sparks outrage

Kim Kardashian's eBay auction of her designer clothes and accessories has sparked criticism and outrage on social media for giving only 10 percent of the proceeds to victims of the Typhoon Haiyan and keeping the other 90 percent.

David, Victoria Beckham donate to Red Cross for typhoon victims

British football legend David Beckham and fashion designer-wife Victoria Beckham donated 20 boxes of clothes and shoes to the British Red Cross to raise funds for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan which battered central Philippines last Nov. 8.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada receives $1.2 million

This week a $1.2 million cheque was presented by M&M Meat Shops to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada to help advance medical research for Crohn’s and colitis.

Woman trapped in donation bin calls 911 for rescue

Oklahoma City - An Oklahoma woman got stuck inside a donation bin and was unable to get out without the assistance of emergency services. The woman was attempting to retrieve a bracelet she had accidentally thrown into the bin the evening before.

Relief aid for Moore tornado victims denied at Canadian border

A 44,000-pound shipment of food, blankets and diapers bound for tornado-stricken Moore, Okla., has been stopped at the Canada-U.S. border. Officials will not let it cross until every item is itemized in alphabetical order.

Tanzanian building collapse update Special

A response from the Tanzania Red Cross Society outlines the needs of the local responders in trying to alleviate the suffering by those on the ground at the building collapse.

Cristiano Ronaldo donates Golden Boot in aid of Gaza Children

Real Madrid's soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo has donated the Golden Boot he won in 2011, worth $1.5 million, in aid of the children of Gaza.

George Lucas to donate money received in recent Disney deal

Earlier this week it was announced that The Walt Disney Company had purchased George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd., and now word is buzzing that the film mogul is donating most of the money he received in the purchase.

Monsanto puts $4.2 million into the anti-GMO labeling pot

According to the latest campaign finance reports, Monsanto has just contributed $4.2 million in opposition of Proposition 37 for GMO labeling in California, which comes up for voting in the November elections.

Celebrities back organ donation campaign

The UK government has announced the launch of a new celebrity-backed campaign aimed at increasing organ and stem cell donation rates.

Goodwill receives accidental $14,000 donation, looking for owner

Saint Louis - The hunt is on for the donor of $14,000 to a Goodwill store located in St. Louis County, Mo. The store believes the donation was unintentional, as it was found carefully wrapped and mixed in with several Christmas decorations.

Ancient pottery artifact donated to Goodwill in N.Y.

Buffalo - An American Indian tribe will be soon receiving an ancient Indian artifact that was donated to Goodwill in the Buffalo, N.Y. area.

Sick Kids Hospital gets historic $40 million gift Special

Toronto - Today the mood was joyous at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto when they received a transformational gift of $40 million donated by business leader Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes.

Investment manager donates $30 million to DePaul University

Chicago - It is not uncommon for alumni of colleges to give back to their school once they've graduated and become successful. However, investment manager Richard Driehaus took it to a new level, giving $30 million to his alma mater.

Church finds $80,000 lottery ticket in collection plate

Columbus - A Georgia church was the lucky recipient of a winning lottery ticket worth $80,000 that was left in the collection by an anonymous donor.

New website offers environmentally friendly sponsorship Special

A new website allows you to sponsor friends with action rather than money. The DoNation, which launched last month, provides an alternative sponsorship model allowing people to pledge certain actions which reduce their carbon footprint rather than money.

Zindagi Trust: Advocating for better education in Pakistan Special

The Zindagi Trust was founded by Shehzad Roy, a famous Pakistani musician, in 2002 with the vision to promote the reform of the horrendous conditions of Government schools in his native country.

Bob Barker aids in rescue of abused Bolivian circus cats

Denver - "Come on Down!" The famous catch phrase coined by the former game-show-host, also a long time vegetarian and animal rights activist, greeted 25 lions as they stepped onto American soil, the last of the animals to be rescued from Bolivian circus acts.

How organ donors are heroes that live on Special

Toronto - It's the hardest time for two families both waiting for doctors to walk down those long hospital corridors. For one the news will be heartbreaking and for the other the words will fill their hearts with hope.

Anonymous donor deposits $1,400 coin in Salvation Army kettle

Broomfield - A generous donor deposited a South African Krugerrand in a Salvation Army kettle in front of a Walmart store in Broomfield, Colorado.

Envelope containing £20,000 handed to UK charity

Glasgow - A man walked into a charity shop in Glasgow, handed a volunteer an envelope with a £20,000 donation inside, and left without saying a word.

Donated book nets Oxfam £37,0000 at auction

A book given to an Oxfam charity shop in the UK has gone on to make £37,000 at an auction. The book was entitled "A Trip To The Highlands Of Viti Levu" and was among a pile of books that were donated to the Devon store.

Winnipeg's 5th Annual Sirens for Life Blood Challenge

Winnipeg - There is a need for blood in Canada every minute of every day. The Winnipeg Police and Paramedic Services challenge each other every year in March to roll up their sleeves and give so others can live.

Op-Ed: 'Beggars' opt to reject soil donated by owner of pot dispensary

Beggars can’t be choosers is an old expression, but sometime the reason to turn down a donation that had been solicited can be found to be rather silly.

Breast milk project donates to Haiti's orphaned and sick infants

On Thursdays International Breast Milk Project and Quick International Courier delivers almost 500 ounces of donor breast milk to the USNS Comfort's Medical Treatment Center stationed outside Haiti.

Stem cell donation opened up to gay men Special

For decades gay men have been denied the right to donate blood or stem cells in Canada because of HIV/AIDS fears. That is starting to be different with policy changes with the Canadian Blood Services for stem cell donation.

NFL Players Promise to Donate Brains to Concussion Research

Three professional football players from the National Football League (NFL) announced Monday that they will donate their brains and spinal cord tissue in aid of studies concerning sports-related brain injuries.
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Hermione Taylor  founding director of the The DoNation
Hermione Taylor, founding director of the The DoNation
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Today the mood was joyous at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto when they received a transformational gif...
Today the mood was joyous at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto when they received a transformational gift of $40 million donated by business leader Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes.
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Today the mood was joyous at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto when they received a transformational gif...
Today the mood was joyous at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto when they received a transformational gift of $40 million donated by business leader Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes.
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The M&M Meat Shops chain has more than 430 locations across Canada
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The DoNation team
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Today the mood was joyous at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto when they received a transformational gif...
Today the mood was joyous at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto when they received a transformational gift of $40 million donated by business leader Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes.
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The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
The Wild Animal Santuary non-profit organization
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The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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Supporters of the DoNation
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