Edward Norton's website crowdrise.com is a community-based, fundraising platform that encourages interaction between friends and supporters for causes from worldwide mega-charities to the most…
"When my husband, Jay, was diagnosed, I was pulling my hair out, trying to find out everything I could about colon cancer," recalls CBS anchor Katie Couric. "I was so lost and felt so alone when my…
Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 73% of the population living on less than a dollar a day. Only 46% of the people are literate.
On a Sunday night in early May, torrential rains caused massive flooding in Tennessee and Kentucky, resulting in 31 deaths and nearly 1,000 residents forced out of their homes. By Monday morning, the…
"I wasn't aware of AIDS in the 1970s and 1980s. I was young. It didn't affect me until I went to college," says Kristin Chenoweth. "Then in the early 1990s my voice teacher passed away from it. I…
One out of every six children in the United States (12.4 million) is at risk of hunger. It's a staggering statistic and one that Scarlett Johansson and the nonprofit Blessings in a Backpack are…
"I've loved the ocean all my life. As a New Englander, I've seen the nasty effects of the collapse of fisheries on the life of seaside towns," says thesp and conservationist Sam Waterston, who…
Ethan Hawke learned to embrace charity from his mother, Leslie Hawke.
Delhi the Elephant can thank Bill Maher and the other supporters of PETA for her new life.
Barbara Davis was terrified. "Our fifth child, Dana, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when she was 7 years old. Marvin and I took Dana to Boston's Joslin Diabetes Clinic for treatment."