Children/Youth

Colorful Nonprofit Recycles Old Crayons
August 17, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Bryan Ware stood in his kitchen on a weekday morning with his wife, dad and a close friend. There was a white drop cloth draped on the counter, two steaming metal pots on the stove and orange buckets—one full of ice and the other brimming with water—attached to a 96-hole metal mold that resembled a…

Prosecutor: N.Y. 'Scam Charity' Duped High School Kids
August 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm

More than 100 New York teenagers—and dozens in Chicago, Houston and Nashville, Tenn.—were duped by a Long Island-based "scam" charity into working at concession stands at major sports and entertainment venues in those cities on the promise they would be paid $9 an hour, but most received little or no compensation, prosecutors said. Whelton Herron, president…

Music Festivals Increasingly Add Charity to the (Dance) Mix
August 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm

What will it take to get millennials talking about the damaged Jefferson Memorial in Washington? Maybe a music festival with a lineup featuring Drake, the Strokes and other popular musicians. That’s what the Trust for the National Mall is banking on as it gets ready to host its first Landmark Music Festival in September, featuring…

Boy Scouts Change Policy on Gay Leaders
July 28, 2015 at 1:42 pm

The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it's lifting the ban on gay adults as Scout leaders. "On Monday July 27 the national executive board ratified a resolution removing the national restriction on openly gay leaders and employees," Boy Scouts of America president Robert Gates said in a video statement on Monday. The move…

Special Olympics Gets Largest Single Private Donation
July 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm

The Special Olympics has received a $25 million donation, the largest single private gift in the organization's 47-year history. The donation comes from the philanthropic foundation of Thomas Golisano, the founder and chairman of Paychex Inc. The Rochester, New York-based company is a payroll processor and human resources services provider. Officials with the Golisano Foundation…

White House Liaison to African-Americans to Leave for Nonprofit
July 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Heather Foster, the White House’s lead liaison to the African-American community who helped coordinate President Obama’s response to the Charleston shooting, and Ferguson and Baltimore riots, is leaving her post to join the new White House-backed initiative to help young men of color. Foster, an adviser in the White House Office of Public Engagement for…

Podcast: GameStop Quadruples High Score, Raises $1.2 Million for Make-A-Wish
July 24, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Today on CauseTalk Radio, the hosts talk to Matt Hodges, vice president of public and investor relations at GameStop. If you or your kids play video games you've probably visited a GameStop. And with over 6,600 worldwide locations it's easy to find a store. Gamers are passionate about their games, but they don't play around…

Girl Scouts Rejects $100K Anti-Transgender Donation
July 2, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Girl Scouts is #ForEVERYGirl. That means transgender girls, too. After a donor, who remains anonymous, asked Girl Scouts of Western Washington to ensure their $100,000 contribution would not be used to help transgender girls, the chapter of the national organization gave the money back. In one day, they've made more than double that amount through a…

Millennials Respond Better to Peers Than to Bosses When Asked to Give, Study Says
June 25, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Peer-to-peer encouragement is key to boosting participation in workplace charity efforts among millennials, according to a new study. Nearly half of the young people surveyed for the 2015 Millennial Impact Report said they were likely to donate if a coworker asked them to, while only a fifth said they’d probably do so at the request…