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Afghanistan earthquake victims face struggles getting aid

Jun. 24, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

Getting donations to Afghanistan earthquake victims will be far more difficult compared with other disasters due to sanctions against the country’s Taliban government and its troubled relationship with Western nations, experts say. International groups that maintained operations in...

Tampa high school will retire its Native American mascot

Jun. 22, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board sided with student leaders who asked to change the school's Native American mascot despite emotional testimony from alumni and an online petition with more than 6,000 signatures seeking to keep the “Chiefs." Chamberlain High School's...

US charitable giving hit record in 2021 but inflation looms

Jun. 21, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

Charitable giving in the United States reached a record $485 billion in 2021, though the increase did not keep pace with inflation, according to a report Tuesday offering a comprehensive look at American philanthropy. The Giving USA report says donations in 2021 were 4% higher than...

Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M

Jun. 21, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize auctioned off by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees sold Monday night for $103.5 million, shattering the old record for a Nobel. A spokesperson for Heritage Auctions, which handled the sale, could not...

Members of Queen, the Police, Rush to honor Taylor Hawkins

Jun. 15, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The twin concerts for Foo Fighters' late drummer Taylor Hawkins will include Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Joan Jett, Mark Ronson, members of Queen, The Police, Rush, Kiss, The Pretenders, Motley Crue, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers,...

Will money-back guarantee win over wealthy donors?

Jun. 13, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

A glossy book is arriving at the homes and offices of America’s wealthiest individuals. Inside is a charity pitch that aims to raise as much as $6 billion for nonprofits fighting global poverty. The proposition? Donate and get results — or your money back. The...

Early bids for final charity lunch with Buffett top $3M

Jun. 13, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bidding for a final, private lunch with Warren Buffett, an event that has raised tens of millions for a California charity, has already topped $3 million. It will be the first private lunch offered with the billionaire since a record-setting bid in 2019. The past...

Japan philanthropic group begins fund raising for Ukrainians

Jun. 13, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese foundation announced Monday it is launching a fundraising drive to provide more than 1,200 Ukrainian evacuees in Japan with additional financial support for language studies and other needs. Jumpei Sasakawa, executive director of the Nippon Foundation, said...

Groundbreaking event planned for Muskegon museum expansion

Jun. 10, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for The Muskegon Museum of Art's $11.2 million expansion project. The event is scheduled Saturday, according to the museum in western Michigan. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2024 and will include...

Spain to enforce 'doggybag' option in bars and restaurants

Jun. 07, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Bars and restaurants in Spain will be obliged to offer “doggybags” free of charge to clients to take home the food they have not eaten under a new law aimed at reducing food waste. Under the new bill passed by the Spanish government Tuesday, businesses in the food...