Latest Charity fundraising News

London pledges contribution to Auschwitz-Birkenau foundation

Jan. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Sadiq Khan pledged 300,000 pounds ($390,000) to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation in Poland on Monday, arguing that the institution plays a vital role in educating Londoners visiting the site on the horrors of the Holocaust. London joins Paris and dozens of nations in giving...

Nevada, other states part of $200K PayPal charity settlement

Jan. 14, 2020 3:41 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The attorneys general of Nevada and 20 other states have reached a $200,000 agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund Inc. to settle complaints over its handling of charitable contributions through the company's online fundraising platform. Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford said...

Sea-school students collected money as part of a charity's fundraising event to raise money for medical equipment for cash-strapped public hospitals, in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. This is the final day for the charity collection. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Slain Gdansk mayor honored during yearly fundraising finale

Jan. 12, 2020 5:34 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Late Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was remembered on Sunday evening during the finale of a yearly Polish fundraiser — the same event during which he was fatally stabbed on stage last year. Adamowicz was stabbed in the heart on Jan. 13, 2019, during an event dubbed “Light...

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) pulls in the game winning touchdown pass over New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (26) during overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. The Vikings won 26-20. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Glove love: Rudolph's mitts go from scam to fundraiser

Jan. 9, 2020 4:35 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — In the celebratory chaos of the victorious locker room, Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was approached after his game-winning touchdown catch in overtime in New Orleans by a man with a media credential asking if he could have his gloves for a charity event. Rudolph didn't...

Atlanta Hawks' Young cancels $1M in medical debt for locals

Jan. 8, 2020 8:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The holiday season is over but Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young still had some charity gift giving in mind: wiping out medical debt for hundreds of the city's residents. The 21-year-old star donated $10,000 to a medical debt erasure agency which relieved over $1 million in debt for those...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 photo, former North Dakota State all-American linebacker Sean Fredricks poses in Fargo, N.D., with his Bison Hall of Fame plaque, football helmet and lanyard showing his membership in the Bison Football Players Association. Fredricks, an attorney, is president of the 3-year-old association, which has been raising thousands of dollars to donate to worthy causes such as families of deceased players, a Christmas toy drive and for the recovery of a rival player who was paralyzed in a skiing accident. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Bison dynasty's offshoot: Alums band together for good works

Jan. 8, 2020 5:54 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former North Dakota State football players who have contributed to the school's dynasty over the course of more than seven decades have found a way to relive their glory days — and it's not just by telling old stories over beers. The 3-year-old Bison Football Players Association...

Swimmers jump in the Atlantic Ocean in the annual New Year's Day Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

2020 starts on frigid note with polar bear plunges

Jan. 1, 2020 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — 2020 began in frigid fanfare for hundreds of people who splashed through the Atlantic Ocean during the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club Plunge. Swimmers wearing Santa hats and other costume braved 40-degree temperatures (4 degrees Celsius) to partake in the New York City tradition. The...

People take the ice bucket challenge during the last

A final fundraiser for man who boosted ice bucket challenge

Dec. 28, 2019 8:05 PM EST

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people plunged into the chilly ocean at a Massachusetts beach on Saturday to honor Peter Frates, the former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped spread the ALS ice bucket challenge. About 1,000 people showed up for the final...

Young tornado victim gets promise of free college tuition

Dec. 26, 2019 11:54 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama boy whose parents were killed in a tornado this month has received donations including the promise of free college tuition. State Sen. Garlan Gudger Jr. told the Decatur Daily that Wallace State Community College in Hanceville has offered two years of tuition to 8-year-old...

Efforts underway to produce Mount St. Helens license plates

Dec. 25, 2019 4:49 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Tired of seeing Mount Rainier on the vehicle in front of you? The Columbian reports that Clark County residents may soon be able to buy license plates featuring a mountain closer to home. The Mount St. Helens Institute is working with Rep Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, to get legislative...