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December 2, 2013
9:00 // 10 months ago
December 1, 2013
14:34 // 10 months ago
July 10, 2013

Apparently, leftover campaign shirts from Mitt Romney’s presidential run are being put to good use in Kenya. Philanthropist Cyndy Waters founded a charity, The Orbit Village Project, that provides clothes and housing to impoverished Kenyans, and it just so happens that Waters’ nephew worked for Romney’s campaign last year. After the election, the nephew had a bunch of shirts left over, and so Waters gave them to the Kenyan kids. “It was a big deal that they could pick between short or long sleeved and blue and white,” Waters said. “For an African youth from such an impoverished area to pick out something new is very rare.” (Image credit: Orbit Village Project) source

11:58 // 1 year ago
April 26, 2013
nbcnews:

Oops! Woman accidentally swallows $5,000 diamond at charity event
(Photo: Getty Images)
The idea behind the Tampa Women’s Club charity event was simple. For $20, you could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a one-carat, $5,000 diamond.
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Yum.

nbcnews:

Oops! Woman accidentally swallows $5,000 diamond at charity event

(Photo: Getty Images)

The idea behind the Tampa Women’s Club charity event was simple. For $20, you could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a one-carat, $5,000 diamond.

Read the complete story.

Yum.

16:28 // 1 year ago
thisistheverge:

Coffee date with Tim Cook earns $295,000 bid, breaks Bill Clinton’s charity record
Charitybuzz’s offer of a coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook may only have entered its third day of bidding, but it has already broken the record for the biggest ever charity auction on the website. With bids totalling more than $295,000, Cook’s auction has surpassed the previous record bid of $255,000 — for a chance to spend a day with former US President Bill Clinton — and there are still 18 days left to bid. 

Tim Cook is an expensive date.

thisistheverge:

Coffee date with Tim Cook earns $295,000 bid, breaks Bill Clinton’s charity record

Charitybuzz’s offer of a coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook may only have entered its third day of bidding, but it has already broken the record for the biggest ever charity auction on the website. With bids totalling more than $295,000, Cook’s auction has surpassed the previous record bid of $255,000 — for a chance to spend a day with former US President Bill Clinton — and there are still 18 days left to bid. 

Tim Cook is an expensive date.

9:52 // 1 year ago
January 30, 2013

Google is donating thousands of Raspberry Pi computers to schoolchildren in the U.K.

  • 15k Raspberry Pi computers will be donated to British children by Google, and the first batch has already been hand delivered by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton. For those thinking, “who cares,” let us put it another way — Google just donated the brains of 15,000 semi-functional R2-D2 units to some  lucky British kids. source
16:45 // 1 year ago
November 12, 2012
12:04 // 1 year ago
October 15, 2012
They showed up there, and they did not have permission…The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. [Paul Ryan] did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.
Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society. He’s irritated that the Romney campaign had Paul Ryan stop by his soup kitchen, unannounced, and pose for pictures while “washing pots and pans that did not appear to be dirty,” as the Washington Post puts it. Antal is particularly distressed at the prospect of his center appearing to take political position, as he believes that could jeopardize its continued existence: “We are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” he explained. “I can’t afford to lose funding from these private individuals.” Here's the photo in question. source
22:00 // 1 year ago
August 27, 2012

What happened: Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, better known as comedy-rock duo Flight of the Conchords, have been keeping a relatively low profile since the second season of their eponymous HBO show came to an end in March 2009. However, the two recently came out of hiding to do their part for the Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids event. The pair debuted a new charity single, created with help from enterprising young children and some of New Zealand’s top musical acts, and all proceeds will go directly to Cure Kids. Check out the video — don’t worry, it’s work safe — or head over to iTunes to buy the songsource

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17:39 // 2 years ago
August 22, 2012
'Oatmeal' creator's second crowdfunding effort also a success
Mission Accomplished: With more than a month left to go, and nearly a million in total donations, the campaign to raise the funds necessary to begin creation of a Nikola Tesla Museum can officially be ruled a success. After Matt Inman — creator of “The Oatmeal” and a noted fan of Tesla — learned that a company was planning to purchase the land where Tesla’s final lab is located, and destroy it to make room for a retail complex, he felt compelled to intervene. Now, thanks to a matching donation from the state of New York, the project can be called a resounding success.This makes the second time that Inman has used the popularity of his web-comic “The Oatmeal” for charitable purposes, but has already dwarfed the now seemingly-paltry $211,223.04 raised by Operation: Bear Love Good, Cancer Bad. source
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Mission Accomplished: With more than a month left to go, and nearly a million in total donations, the campaign to raise the funds necessary to begin creation of a Nikola Tesla Museum can officially be ruled a success. After Matt Inman — creator of “The Oatmeal” and a noted fan of Tesla — learned that a company was planning to purchase the land where Tesla’s final lab is located, and destroy it to make room for a retail complex, he felt compelled to intervene. Now, thanks to a matching donation from the state of New York, the project can be called a resounding success.This makes the second time that Inman has used the popularity of his web-comic “The Oatmeal” for charitable purposes, but has already dwarfed the now seemingly-paltry $211,223.04 raised by Operation: Bear Love Good, Cancer Badsource

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17:22 // 2 years ago