Frenchwoman kidnapped in Central African Republic

Jan 20, 2015

Frenchwoman kidnapped in Central African Republic

A French charity worker and a churchman were abducted on Monday in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, the French Foreign Ministry and the Caritas charity said. The 67-year-old woman was working for a charity providing health and education support to Central African ...

Activists to establish a special grave for Tokyo's homeless

Jan 8, 2015

Activists to establish a special grave for Tokyo's homeless

Activists want to give Tokyo’s homeless people dignity in death. They are raising funds to create a special grave for their ashes rather than the anonymous, communal disposal afforded to people who die without means and mourners. Potential beneficiaries include Shigeru Ikeda, not his ...

Dec 20, 2014

Gold tooth found in Missouri Salvation Army kettle

People have tossed gold and silver pieces into Salvation Army holiday kettles but a gold tooth found this week in Kansas City was a local first, an organization leader said Friday. “It’s the whole tooth, with the root and everything,” said Rick Carroll, who ...

Dec 10, 2014

Aid worker scoffs at Band Aid Ebola song

The lyrics of the Band Aid 30 single to raise money for anti-Ebola charities are embarrassing and ignorant, a British nurse who survived the disease said on Tuesday. William Pooley traveled back to Sierra Leone to treat sufferers in an isolation unit, after surviving ...

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

| Aug 23, 2014

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign’s progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million ...

Aug 22, 2014

U.S. diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

The ice bucket challenge is a charity stunt that has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet — but don’t look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ...

Aug 21, 2014

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

Former U.S. President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge, then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s ...