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Rhode Island works on vaccine incentive plan to help charity

Jun. 17, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is working on a coronavirus vaccination incentive program to benefit charities, rather than individuals, Gov. Daniel McKee said Thursday. While some states, including neighboring Massachusetts, are offering a chance to win $1...

Highlights of Connecticut's cannabis legalization bill

Jun. 17, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut state Senate on Thursday gave final legislative approval to a wide-ranging bill that legalizes the adult use of cannabis, sending the legislation to Gov. Ned Lamont, who said he will sign it into law. Following are highlights of the proposal. ...

MacKenzie Scott donates $4M to Maine arts programs

Jun. 16, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has included the Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Expansion Arts Fund and Yarmouth's 317 Main Community Center in her latest round of donations. The Maine Expansion Arts Fund received $2.5 million and...

MacKenzie Scott, citing wealth gap, donates $2.7 billion

Jun. 15, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her unexpected multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity causes, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations. It is the third round of no-strings-attached, major philanthropic gifts Scott...

Charitable giving in the U.S. reaches all-time high in 2020

Jun. 15, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

Galvanized by the racial justice protests and the coronavirus pandemic, charitable giving in the United States reached a record $471 billion in 2020, according to a report released Tuesday that offers a comprehensive look at American philanthropy. The Giving USA report...

Predators' Rinne wins Clancy Trophy for leading on, off ice

Jun. 14, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy that annually honors an NHL player for leading on the ice and off it with humanitarian work. The league announced Monday night that the National Hockey League Foundation...

Food insecurity worsens, even in America's breadbasket

Jun. 14, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As the sun set behind an overcast sky in early December, deepening the cold of the late afternoon, Jesse Rennich stood in line with about 30 others before an Adopt-a-Block food distribution drop at Tatley Place in south Bismarck. Dressed in jeans...

Maine nonprofit gives out more than $400K for summer meals

Jun. 13, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A nonprofit group in Maine has given out more than $400,000 to school districts and community organizations to help with summer meals for children. Full Plates Full Potential said the funding will go to 64 organizations around the state. The...

Browns WR Landry says OBJ looks "amazing" after knee surgery

Jun. 12, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s knee looks fine for football. His softball swing needs work. The Browns wide receiver, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last season, took part Saturday in teammate Jarvis Landy's charity softball event, which drew 7,000...

NH GIVES raises record $3.7M in 24-hour online event

Jun. 12, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A record $3.7 million was raised in 24 hours for New Hampshire nonprofits through NH Gives, an annual online fundraising event. More than 13,000 people contributed to the event run by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits held June 8-9. ...