Latest Charity fundraising News

8,000 pizzas sent to hungry voters stuck in long poll lines

Nov. 7, 2018 1:25 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A group sent 8,000 pizzas to hungry voters as they waited in long lines that plagued polling places across the country Tuesday. The group Pizza to the Polls collects social media reports of long lines and doles out pizzas accordingly. The nonprofit enjoyed a boost in recent days because of...

$100K raised for California teacher who punched student

Nov. 6, 2018 3:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Community members have raised more than $100,000 for a Los Angeles-area teacher captured on video punching a student who had repeatedly called him a racial slur and other names. By Tuesday, a Gofundme page had raised more than double the stated goal of $50,000 for Marston Riley, a music...

Chicago mayor drops plan to sell mural worth millions

Nov. 5, 2018 12:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dropped plans to sell a city-owned mural that could have raised millions of dollars for a major makeover at a library. "Knowledge and Wonder" is a mural by local artist Kerry James Marshall that depicts black children looking at oversized books. It has been...

Mac Miller benefit features Chance, SZA, John Mayer

Nov. 1, 2018 4:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Scott pointed toward an image of a toothless Mac Miller as a child recognizing the late rapper as a good-spirited person whose "soul will live forever." Scott's performance and closing remarks came after other music performers including Chance the Rapper, SZA and John Mayer took...

Touch football fundraisers appear at NFL stadiums

Nov. 1, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When Nicole Fountain was on the staff for MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands, planning events was among her main duties. Fountain worked with such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift, who staged concerts in the building. She organized major...

Company accused of selling overpriced jewelry to US troops

Oct. 30, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has filed a lawsuit against a national jewelry retailer, claiming the company uses false and deceptive methods to dupe U.S. military members into illegal financing contracts for overpriced merchandise. Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Monday the lawsuit...

Concert will raise money for Hurricane Florence victims

Oct. 29, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A concert is set in South Carolina next month to raise money for Hurricane Florence victims. The 10-hour Hurricane Florence Benefit Concert is set Nov. 11 at the TicketReturn.com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team. Performers scheduled to appear...

For mom: Man pays fine on library book 84 years overdue

Oct. 27, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man who returned his mom's very overdue library book is paying her fine — even though he didn't have to. The Shreveport Times reports Shreveport resident Robert Stroud came across a copy of "Spoon River Anthology" by Edgar Lee Masters in his late mother's things. She'd...

Trump Foundation lawsuit paused until higher court weighs in

Oct. 25, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Thursday mothballed a lawsuit over President Donald Trump's charitable foundation until a higher court rules in an unrelated case whether a sitting president can be sued in state court. State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla commented after hearing arguments from...

On Basketball: Raptors, Spurs can both claim trade victory

Oct. 23, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

The early returns are in, and we now have a winner from the summer blockbuster trade between San Antonio and Toronto. Both sides look victorious. Sometimes, trades really can benefit all parties involved — and this already looks to be one of those. Kawhi Leonard looks healthy again and has been fantastic...