Charity

  • Taylor Swift named most charitable star of 2013 28-12-2013 04:51 PM

    Los Angeles: Country singer Taylor Swift has been named the most charitable celebrity of the year. In a list complied DoSomething.org, the 24-year-old 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...
  • London: Freedom Charity rescues 3 women from decades of captivity 25-11-2013 11:53 AM

    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 20-10-2013 12:18 PM

    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 59-year-old is hoping to raise funds for her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund, which benefits...
  • Kedarnath tragedy touched our hearts: Brian Lara 04-10-2013 11:19 AM

    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 27-09-2013 11:48 AM

    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 32-year-old cannot get over the poverty she saw there and is touched by what she saw and wishes she had done more before returning to...
  • Hrithik: Nothing can harm you when you are giving love 01-09-2013 11:06 AM

    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...
  • Conviction overturned in US Islamic charity case 24-08-2013 02:18 AM

    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 16-08-2013 12:06 AM

    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 05-08-2013 01:55 AM

    Dubai: Around 7,000 underprivileged people, including orphans, in Dubai have received new clothes ahead of Eid al-Fitr from the Dubai Charity Association. The association also plans to distribute Zakat al-Fitr, charity given to the poor at the end of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, to around 40,000 families...
  • Ben Affleck designs shoe range for charity 16-05-2013 12:19 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Ben Affleck has reportedly designed a shoe range and its sale will benefit his charitable organisation - the Eastern Congo initiative. The 40-year-old 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,...
  • Philanthropic campaign by Bill Gates gets more pledges 08-05-2013 05:46 AM

    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 co-founder of Microsoft, and...
  • Snapshot: Bandhgala jacket and black kurta, Jimmy Shergill walks the ramp for charity 05-05-2013 01:13 PM

    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 02-05-2013 11:42 AM

    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: 80-yr-old woman wins, swallows one-carat diamond 26-04-2013 06:29 PM

    Washington: An 80-year-old 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 13-04-2013 06:45 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama paid an effective federal tax rate of 18.4 per cent in 2012 and saw income from his best-selling books drop as he ran for re-election, according to his tax returns released by the White House on Friday. Obama and his wife Michelle had adjusted gross income...
  • Salman Khan: The hit machine 07-02-2013 12:59 PM

    ...
  • Using star power for philanthropy 04-02-2013 12:40 PM

    ...
  • Bill Gates says he has no use of money 19-01-2013 09:52 PM

    ...
  • Skyfall: James Bond's motorcycle is up for grabs 18-11-2012 12:08 PM

    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...
  • US student punished for growing hair for charity 25-10-2012 12:56 AM

    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. Seventeen-year-old Zachary Aufderheide is serving a two-day in-school suspension at Canton South High School this week. He's been growing out his...
  • Rahul Dravid on life post retirement 30-06-2012 09:17 PM

    Rahul Dravid talks about his life after retirement during a charity show with Harsha Bhogle. ...
  • Director offers chance to visit 'Hobbit' sets 26-12-2011 12:04 PM

    London: Director Peter Jackson is offering fans an opportunity to visit the sets of 'The Hobbit' in New Zealand to raise money for charity. The filmmaker is currently shooting the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel, based on JRR Tolkien's classic novel, with stars including Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Sir Ian...
  • Microsoft reaches out to less privileged 08-12-2011 06:04 PM

    Hyderabad: Microsoft employees at the Hyderabad campus on Thursday completed their 11th annual Giving Campaign, during which they partner with NGOs to address social causes and help the less privileged. The finale celebrations included entertainment put up by employees along with performances by children from NGOs and a karaoke on...
  • Now offer Ramadan charity via SMS 15-08-2011 11:54 AM

    Dubai: Muslims in Qatar can pay their end of Ramadan zakat (charity) by sending a short message on their mobile to a telecommunication provider. The charity amount, USD 4.10 (15 Qatari riyals), is either added to the user's bill or deducted from the call balance, and transferred to a special...
  • Girl gets charity wish met after death in crash 28-07-2011 02:22 PM

    Seattle: In honor of her 9th birthday, Rachel Beckwith asked friends and family to donate money to bring clean water to an African village. Rachel was close to meeting her goal of raising $300 when she died last week after a car accident. In her memory, strangers have now made...
  • McQueen's will shows love for dogs, charities 27-07-2011 01:26 PM

    London: The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen left most of his considerable fortune to charities but also left money to his siblings, household staff and for the upkeep of his dogs, according to documents made public Tuesday. McQueen, one of the brightest stars in British fashion, committed suicide last year...