CHARITY

  • Have food, will share: Robin Hood Army, a group of young samaratians spreads happiness this winter by donating warm meals, blankets to the homeless 3 days ago

    Delhi: While we are busy covering ourselves in layers of warm clothes in this harsh winter in Delhi, there is a group of young Samaritans called the Robin Hood Army who are out on the streets every night ensuring that the homeless get warm food and blankets to survive. Started...
  • Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma to auction movie costumes to help flood survivors in Kashmir and Assam December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have pledged to give their movie costumes to help raise funds for redevelopment of flood ravaged Kashmir and Assam. eBay India and Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) have come together for the cause, and are seeking bids for a charity auction...
  • Robert Downey Jr. used to sing for charity December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Robert Downey Jr. says he used to sing in shopping centres to raise money for music education. The 49-year-old says he produced a series of unplanned concerts, reports contactmusic.com. "When I was growing up, it was a given that if you wanted to have that initial exploration into music,...
  • Surat businessman plays foster father, hosts wedding of 111 girls November 30, 2014

    Surat: A city-based businessman on Sunday hosted a mass wedding ceremony for his 111 "daughters" who come from humble backgrounds and have lost their fathers. Businessman Mahesh Savani who has interest in diamond trade and real estate also arranged for "nikah" of three Muslim girls at the ceremony held at a...
  • One Directon, Chris Martin, U2 set to record Band Aid charity song for Ebola November 16, 2014

    London: Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?", was...
  • Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button November 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Facebook said users would now have option to donate directly to various Ebola relief charities through a button at the top of their News Feeds. Facebook users can donate to three charities - International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Save the Children...
  • This will restore your faith in humanity: 18 Hollywood celebrities photographed doing incredibly kind things to fans June 14, 2014

    Did you know that Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl sent down a personal message to two men trapped in a Tasmanian mine? The men requested music by the Foo Fighters and MP3 players were lowered to them. Grohl also said he would go out drinking with those guys when they...
  • 19yearold battles cancer, raises $5 mn for others like him April 29, 2014

    A terminally ill teenager has raised five million dollars for a cancer charity. He says it's his bucket list to raise more funds. ...
  • Taylor Swift named most charitable star of 2013 December 28, 2013

    Los Angeles: Country singer Taylor Swift has been named the most charitable celebrity of the year. In a list complied DoSomething.org, the 24yearold singer topped the poll for being one of the most charitable stars in the industry, reported Ace Showbiz. Swift had donated USD 100,000 during her 24th birthday to...
  • London: Freedom Charity rescues 3 women from decades of captivity November 25, 2013

    In the UK, three women were rescued from decades of captivity in a South London neighbhourhood last week. Among the two held for that crime is a person of Indian origin. The case is being described as the biggest case of modern slavery in Britain. Aneeta Prem of the Freedom...
  • Oprah Winfrey to auction personal items for charity October 20, 2013

    Los Angeles: Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey is auctioning personal items from her various residences for charity. The collectables include signed poster prints from her movies, a marble bathtub and a doll. The 59yearold is hoping to raise funds for her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund, which benefits graduates...
  • Kedarnath tragedy touched our hearts: Brian Lara October 4, 2013

    Former West Indies Cricketer Brian Lara said that the nature of devastation of Kedarnath tragedy has moved him. Lara, played a charity match in Dehradun on Thursday to raise funds for Kedarnath disaster victims. "The unfortunate tragedy in Kedarnath is something that touched our hearts," Mr. Lara said. ...
  • Christina Aguilera feels guilty for not doing enough charity September 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: After visiting Kigali, Rwanda, on a hunger relief mission in June, singer Christina Aguilera feels she should have done more charity work. The 32yearold cannot get over the poverty she saw there and is touched by what she saw and wishes she had done more before returning to the...
  • Hrithik: Nothing can harm you when you are giving love September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan, who was asked to stay away from crowded and noisy places since his brain surgery recently, could not stop himself from taking part in a Dahi Handi celebration here, which supported a charitable cause for tribal girls. Going against the advise of his doctors to take it...
  • Conviction overturned in US Islamic charity case August 24, 2013

    A federal appeals court has overturned the 2010 conviction of the founder of the US branch of an Islamic charity on charges he smuggled money out of the country to help Chechen rebels fight Russian forces. The ruling today from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...
  • Kate Middleton to attend first public event since royal birth August 16, 2013

    London: Prince William's wife Kate Middleton will make her first public appearance at a glittering awards ceremony in September 2013 since giving birth. William is a royal patron of the wildlife conservation charity Tusk Trust and the couple are expected to attend its awards ceremony on September 12, a Kensington...
  • Dubai charity gives Eid clothes to 7,000 people August 5, 2013

    Dubai: Around 7,000 underprivileged people, including orphans, in Dubai have received new clothes ahead of Eid alFitr from the Dubai Charity Association. The association also plans to distribute Zakat alFitr, charity given to the poor at the end of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, to around 40,000 families in...
  • Ben Affleck designs shoe range for charity May 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Ben Affleck has reportedly designed a shoe range and its sale will benefit his charitable organisation the Eastern Congo initiative. The 40yearold has collaborated with shoe company Toms to launch a line of fashionable footwear. Contactmusic.com reports, $5 from each sale will go to the organisation, which...
  • Philanthropic campaign by Bill Gates gets more pledges May 8, 2013

    Miami: Nine more wealthy families and individuals have pledged to give at least half of their fortunes to charity as part of a philanthropic campaign by two of the world's richest men, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Giving Pledge, which was launched by Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, and investor...
  • Snapshot: Bandhgala jacket and black kurta, Jimmy Shergill walks the ramp for charity May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Jimmy Shergill recently walked the ramp with underprivileged children at a charity fashion show. Clad in a black half jacket and black kurta pyjama, the actor looked dapper. ...
  • If you have money, you should use it to save life: Salman Khan May 2, 2013

    Gurgaon: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan feels people should engage themselves in charity irrespective of the reasons for it. "Everybody in the industry does charity. Some people talk about it and some people don't. They say intent is important in charity, I don't believe it. Even if someone is doing charity...
  • US: 80yrold woman wins, swallows onecarat diamond April 26, 2013

    Washington: An 80yearold US woman accidentally swallowed a $5,000 diamond from her champagne glass at a charity event. The Tampa Woman's Club held a fundraiser over the weekend where they poured 400 flutes of champagne. For $20, members could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a...
  • US President Barack Obama's income fell in election year April 13, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama paid an effective federal tax rate of 18.4 per cent in 2012 and saw income from his bestselling books drop as he ran for reelection, according to his tax returns released by the White House on Friday. Obama and his wife Michelle had adjusted gross income of...
  • John questions role of country's rich in helping the needy February 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Questioning the social work done by corporates in the country, actorproducer John Abraham says there are hardly any billionaires who part with their money to help the needy. The youth, he believes, can play a big role. "I say the youth should contribute. Contribution is when each one of us...
  • Salman Khan: The hit machine February 7, 2013

    Forbes India Celebrity 100 No.2 Saat Rasta, known earlier as the Jacob Circle, is the vortex that joins five different areas of Mumbai. On that junction lies New Shirin Talkies, a nondescript theatre. Normally, the traffic on Saat Rasta roundabout is messy, but a week before Eid in 2010, at least...
  • Using star power for philanthropy February 4, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar Tendulkar has been involved with Apnalaya, which works closely with children in Mumbai's slums. The Master Blaster sponsors the education of a number of kids and has auctioned his coaching to raise funds for the NGO. Besides, he has provided financial assistance to an archer of the army's...
  • Bill Gates says he has no use of money January 19, 2013

    London: William Henry 'Bill' Gates with an estimated wealth of $65 billion is as rich as two Kenyas, three Trinidads and a dozen Montenegros but is now engaged in the process of ridding himself of all the money in the hope of extending the lives of others less fortunate than...
  • Sonam Kapoor's clothes on auction for charity December 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor, known for her stylish and uber cool dressing, announced Saturday that she will auction some of her clothes online for charity this Christmas. She will auction her clothes on her friend, stylist Pernia Qureshi's online fashion boutique, Pernia's PopUp Shop. The proceeds will go towards Smile Foundation,...
  • Skyfall: James Bond's motorcycle is up for grabs November 18, 2012

    Los Angeles: The bike driven by Daniel Craig in the opening scene of new James Bond film 'Skyfall' is being auctioned for charity. The proceeds of the sale will go to charity organisation Children In Need, which works for the welfare of disadvantaged children. Officials at Honda UK are hoping that...
  • US student punished for growing hair for charity October 25, 2012

    Canton: An Ohio teenager who's been growing his hair for a charity is being punished by his high school because administrators say his long locks violate the dress code. Seventeenyearold Zachary Aufderheide is serving a twoday inschool suspension at Canton South High School this week. He's been growing out his hair...