The mother of a mentally disabled woman claims a Southern California nonprofit was negligent in hiring a job coach who would eventually plead no contest to molesting her daughter. Rosie Clinton said a moment in October 2010 changed the course of her daughter's life forever.
"This incident changed her whole persona," Clinton said of her now 43-year-old daughter, who four years ago had been getting services through PathPoint Inc., a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit agency specializing in helping disabled adults assimilate to ordinary life.
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While NFL star Adrian Peterson continues to commit $5,000 to charity for every touchdown he makes, the Minnesota Vikings' running back has found a way to amp up his giving dollars off the field too.
Peterson's All Day Foundation, a nonprofit that supports programming for at-risk kids worldwide, has joined forces with a socially conscious browser app, the Football For Good Giving Assistant, for the holiday season. The duo connects online shoppers with 1,000 partners, including Gap, Hotels.com and Best Buy, that give a portion of their sales to Peterson's nonprofit, the organization announced.
Causes, which helps donors link up with charities online, has teamed up with gift card marketer Blackhawk Network to sell $25 and $50 prepaid gift cards in 800 Safeway and Vons supermarkets in California. Givers get a tax write-off. Recipients log on to Causes.com/giftcard to choose from more than 1 million nonprofits.
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Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investing firm of eBay Inc. founder Pierre Omidyar, plans to plough as much as $200 million into India in the next five years. The organization’s target: businesses and non-profits that can make a “social impact” and improve life for people on the lowest economic rungs.
MINNEAPOLIS - (Business Wire) Best Buy Co., Inc. today announced that teens participating in its @15 Exchange directed $250,000 to four nonprofits through the company’s teen-focused @15 program. The Best Buy initiative empowers teens to be the drivers of change by giving them the opportunity to direct the company’s charitable donations to organizations who support issues teens feel are most important. Kicking off the second year of the @15 Exchange, Best Buy featured the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Scholarship America and the Starkey Hearing Foundation as recipients of teen-directed funding through www.at15.com. Teens registered on the website earned points by participating in online activities and then allocating their points to the nonprofits. This round, teens donated more than 1.2 million points, and the percentage of points earned by each nonprofit translated into their percentage of the $250,000 available:
More than 81,000 nonprofits have partnered with the online shopping mall GoodShop.com and Yahoo-powered search engine GoodSearch.com to enable their supporters to generate donations by shopping online or searching the Internet.
New York, NY, July, 2009 — As a result of the declining economy, individuals are looking for innovative and free ways to help their favorite charities, knowing that because of a national drop in donations, these causes need help more than ever!
Minneapolis, Minn., June 8, 2009 — U.S. schools ended a record-breaking 2008-2009 year by redeeming a staggering $50.6 million in Box Tops coupons, an increase of 19 percent from last school year. The achievement gives school supporters 300 million reasons to celebrate as Box Tops for Education announced today that parents, teachers and community members have reached a new milestone, earning $300 million to support education since the popular fundraising program's launch in 1996. The cash earned through the program helps fill gaps in school budgets, funding essential items such as computers, books, supplies and uniforms.