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Reward for information on two abandoned dogs raised to $15K

Dec. 02, 2021 11:29 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — An animal shelter has tripled the reward it is offering for help identifying the people who abandoned two dogs found by the side of the road in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, on Thanksgiving morning. The Potter League for Animals is offering $15,500...

Gates, French Gates offer post-divorce philanthropic plans

Dec. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EST

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates say they will still work with the Giving Pledge, the campaign they co-founded with Warren Buffett in 2010 to encourage billionaires to donate the majority of their wealth through philanthropy. But following their divorce earlier this...

Supply chain problems hit charities' holiday gifts for kids

Nov. 30, 2021 09:51 AM EST

With less than four weeks to go until Christmas, Kristyn Begari has been rushing to find enough doll styling heads to give to kids in need. But, the purchasing coordinator for the California-based nonprofit Family Giving Tree says it's been difficult to find them, or...

Nonprofit is new owner of Kauai's last Hawaiian fishpond

Nov. 27, 2021 13:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai nonprofit now owns the island's last remaining Hawaiian fishpond thanks to a private donation and the Trust for Public Land. The 102-acre Alakoko Fishpond dates back 600 years. Its owners put the property on the market for $3 million, Hawaii...

Christmas events planned for Tennessee Residence, Capitol

Nov. 24, 2021 04:11 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The annual Christmas celebration at the Tennessee Capitol will take place next Monday and tours of the governor's mansion begin Dec. 10, according to an announcement from Gov. Bill Lee and first lady Maria Lee. Christmas at the Capitol is a free...

Bezos makes gifts to Obama foundation and NYU medical center

Nov. 22, 2021 16:52 PM EST

Former President Barack Obama’s foundation said Monday it has received a $100 million donation from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos that it says is the largest individual contribution it has received to date. Separately on Monday, NYU Langone Health, a medical center...

Americans’ trust in charity steady amid pandemic, poll finds

Nov. 22, 2021 08:06 AM EST

After years of declines, Americans’ trust in civil-rights and community-action charities increased in 2020, according to a new study, which also found that trust in charities overall held steady as millions more Americans came to rely on nonprofits amid the pandemic. ...

Indiana governor's office suite undergoing renovations

Nov. 21, 2021 09:42 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana governor’s office suite inside the Statehouse is in the middle of a facelift. Work being done includes removing decades-old carpet and asbestos flooring underneath it in the main lobby and two adjacent office spaces, said Erin Murphy,...

Life of prayer: Mother Marija reflects on 75 years as nun

Nov. 20, 2021 03:08 AM EST

SUGARLOAF, Pa. (AP) — Mother Marija never regretted her decision to become a nun. The mother superior at Holy Annunciation Monastery along West County Road, she entered the monastery on July 22, 1946 — just a few weeks after turning 17. “I just...

Charities see more crypto donations. Who is benefiting?

Nov. 15, 2021 17:24 PM EST

As the biggest cryptocurrencies flirt with record high values, they're increasingly becoming bigger sources of revenue for charities. However, the number of charities accepting the virtual currencies, known for their volatility, remains limited. Bitcoin, the world's...