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 ...

New York kids look for $2,000 in treasure hunt

Jun 15, 2014

New York kids look for $2,000 in treasure hunt

The frenzied scavenger hunt for large sums of cash hidden in public hit New York on Saturday, with $2,000 in envelopes stashed across Central Park and Brooklyn. The brainchild of a group of wealthy friends in California, it was the first time the treasure ...

British fundraiser heading to Hokkaido on epic bike trip

May 29, 2014

British fundraiser heading to Hokkaido on epic bike trip

A British man is riding a motorcycle from Britain to Japan to raise money for orphans from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Before leaving, Dominic Farwell-Cooke, a 28-year-old aircraft engineer, said he wanted to help those orphaned by the tragedy as well as ...

U.N.: 3.5 million Syrians desperately need aid

Apr 25, 2014

U.N.: 3.5 million Syrians desperately need aid

Almost 3.5 million civilians in Syria have virtually no access to desperately needed humanitarian aid and people are dying needlessly every day as violence and extremism escalate and the risk of sectarian violence grows, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday. In a report to ...

Charity gives African, Japanese orphans a leg up

Apr 2, 2014

Charity gives African, Japanese orphans a leg up

by Ben Dooley

As an orphan, living on the streets of Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, John Nakaswa never imagined he might one day travel to Japan. So when Ashinaga, a Japanese foundation dedicated to providing educational and emotional support to orphans, offered to send him to Kwansei ...