Children/Youth

Penn State University Criticized for Lauding Ex-Official of Sandusky Charity
October 5, 2015 at 11:05 am

Penn State’s decision to honor a former board member of Jerry Sandusky’s Second Mile charity has drawn more than 100 complaints to the university in less than 24 hours. Penn State selected Bruce Heim—a man who said he witnessed Sandusky enter showers with children—to join a group of alumni for an honorary coin toss prior…

Girl Scouts: Satisfying Our Appetites and Dominating P2P Fundraising
October 1, 2015 at 7:00 am

Ask anyone what their favorite season is and you’ll get a variety of responses, from spring to winter and everything in between. But for the dessert aficionados among us, the most highly anticipated season of all–Girl Scout cookie season. Since 1917, the Girl Scouts of America have reaped the many benefits of peer-to-peer fundraising through…

Ringo Starr to Auction the Beatles 'Stuff' for Charity
September 17, 2015 at 10:32 am

Ringo Starr seems to be on a bit of a cleaning binge. And that can be a chore when you own an estate in London, one in Beverly Hills and another in Monaco. Last week, the Beatles drummer announced that he was preparing to publish a new book of never-before-seen photographs he took of the…

Ravens' Steve Smith Sr. Offering to Trash-Talk Your Friends for Charity
September 16, 2015 at 9:41 am

Ever hear Steve Smith Sr. spit fire at an opponent (or, sadly, a member of the media) and wish you could do the same to someone in your life? Well, the next best thing would be to have Smith do it for you. As part of a fundraiser for his Steve Smith Family Foundation, which…

Former Head of Jared Fogle Charity Reaches Plea Deal
September 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

The onetime director of Jared Fogle's charity has agreed to plead guilty to charges of child exploitation and distributing and receiving child pornography as part of a conspiracy with the former Subway pitchman, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis said Tuesday. The plea agreement with Russell Taylor, 43, a former head of the charity focusing…

Police Shut Down Jerry Seinfeld's Charity Lemonade Stand
September 1, 2015 at 9:23 am

A neighbor called the cops on Jerry Seinfeld, his son and some young pals for selling lemonade without a permit by the roadside in the Hamptons, N.Y., CNN affiliate News 12 Long Island reported. Seems a neighbor didn't like that. The officer made them shut down the stand...

Jared Fogle's Foundation Hasn't Issued a Single Grant
August 25, 2015 at 9:31 am

A USA Today investigation into the Jared Foundation's tax records found that the organization, founded in 2008, has not issued a single grant. According to the USA Today report, the foundation spent an average of just $73,000 a year, with 60 percent of that total allocated to former executive director Russell Taylor's salary and 26 percent unaccounted for...

Subway's Jared Fogle Used Foundation to Access Child Victims
August 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm

On Wednesday, former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty to possession of children pornography and having sex with minors. Court documents show that Fogle used his charitable foundation to access chidren, traveling to foundation-hosted events in Indiana and other states where he would meet and become close with victims...

Michigan Nonprofit Helps Kids with Autism Overcome Obstacles Through Water Sports
August 20, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Hunter Petrimoulx is an impulsive 12-year-old. Diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Asperger's syndrome, it's hard for him to focus. If too many things stimulate his mind at one time, he has a difficult time calming down. As a result, he struggles to make friends and perform in a traditional classroom setting. But when…

LeBron James Pledges Up to $42 Million for Scholarships
August 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm

The University of Akron has announced that NBA star LeBron James has pledged up to $42 million to provide four-year scholarships to 1,100 underserved students in the city. To be awarded through the LeBron James Family Foundation, the scholarships will cover tuition and general service fees—currently $9,500 per year—for qualifying middle and high school students…