Tuesday, September 29, 2009

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Ripe for the picking

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Ripe for the picking: "'People are wary of fruit that doesn't come pre-packed from a supermarket,' says Daniele Rinaudo, coordinator for Sheffield Abundance, a group that collects unwanted fruit from the gardens and open spaces of the city and distributes it to worthy causes. 'We are so far removed these days from the food we eat, we waste so much.'"

More funds sought for microlender

More funds sought for microlender: "Using La Tradicional Tortilleria's gift as an example, San Antonio-based advocacy organization Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together will start a campaign seeking more gifts, in the form of donating a percentage of profits, for Accion Texas."

The Celebrity - Forbes.com

The Celebrity - Forbes.com: "For those of us active in philanthropy in China, there is also a story of growth. Not-for-profit activities and philanthropic giving have steadily increased in recent years. In 2002, philanthropic giving in China totaled 2.2 billion yuan ($323 million). In recent years, the total has exceeded 100 billion yuan ($14.6 billion) annually. An important milestone was reached in 2004, when private foundations for the first time could legally register in China. Now there are around 1,500 private foundations doing needed work across the country."

Expand tax breaks for donations - The Globe and Mail

Expand tax breaks for donations - The Globe and Mail: "We strongly recommend that the government expand the tax exemption to include gifts of shares in private companies and gifts of taxable real estate. To address any concern about the potential for valuation abuse, we propose that the charity would not issue a tax receipt to the donor until the charity had received the cash proceeds from the sale of these gifts. If the purchaser of these assets from the charity is not at arm's length from the donor, an independent, third-party valuation would be required."

Monday, September 28, 2009

Jiangsu Makes Law On Charity Donation - ChinaCSR.com - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability News for China

Jiangsu Makes Law On Charity Donation - ChinaCSR.com - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability News for China: "Jiangsu province in China has reviewed a rule on promoting philanthropy that is expected to be the first of its kind in China when it has been passed."

Philanthropy in India needs to be more strategic: Report- ET Cetera-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

Philanthropy in India needs to be more strategic: Report- ET Cetera-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times: "LONDON: Donors giving in India are not making the most of their money an"

Prince of Wales seeks thaw in troubled relations with China - Telegraph

Prince of Wales seeks thaw in troubled relations with China - Telegraph: "The Prince of Wales is to launch a charity in China, signifying a major thaw in the troubled relationship between the heir to the throne and the world's most populated nation"

Philanthropy embarks on 7-day journey - Chandigarh - City - NEWS - The Times of India

Philanthropy embarks on 7-day journey - Chandigarh - City - NEWS - The Times of India: "CHANDIGARH: According to a German proverb, charity sees the need, not the cause. The Joy of Giving Week, which begins on Sunday, would provide
enough opportunity for people to do their bit of sharing and caring."

CTV News | Students, Dalai Lama gearing up for We Day

CTV News | Students, Dalai Lama gearing up for We Day: "Just weeks shy of her eighth birthday, Avery Johnson has spearheaded more charitable initiatives than most adults do in a lifetime -- and that's why she'll have one of the best seats in the house for Tuesday's We Day event in Vancouver."

County's cuppas raise charity cash (From Berrows Journal)

County's cuppas raise charity cash (From Berrows Journal): "The charity’s annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning saw hundreds of events taking place across the county."

Monied Maritimers not only ones giving - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Monied Maritimers not only ones giving - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca: "But according to 2007 numbers from Statistics Canada, Maritimers in general are the most generous people in the country, with Newfoundland leading the way with 91 per cent of residents donating to charities.

The next most generous are Prince Edward Islanders (89.4 per cent), then New Brunswickers (88.2 per cent), followed by Nova Scotians (86.6 per cent)."

Charity Commission clears Prince's architecture charity - Third Sector

Charity Commission clears Prince's architecture charity - Third Sector: "Charity Commission clears Prince's architecture charity

By Mathew Little, Third Sector Online, 25 September 2009

Regulator concludes complaints against Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment are unfounded, but says public perception problems remain"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

CBC News - Toronto - Fox's Parkinson's charity registered in Canada

CBC News - Toronto - Fox's Parkinson's charity registered in Canada: "Edmonton-born actor and philanthropist Michael J. Fox was in Toronto on Thursday to announce his Parkinson's research foundation is now a tax-exempt charity in Canada."

Searching for the right partner? The NCVO can help - Third Sector

Searching for the right partner? The NCVO can help - Third Sector: "Umbrella body uses its Fundraising Central website to set up a match-making agency for charities wanting to collaborate

Funding Central, the NCVO-run website that lists funding opportunities for charities, has started a matchmaking service designed to help third sector organisations find partners so they can jointly bid for grants or contracts.
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Raise-a-Reader 2009 forecasts $2M in donations

Raise-a-Reader 2009 forecasts $2M in donations: "But thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers clad in orange T-shirts, and the donations of thousands of people from 27 cities across the country, organizers of Canwest's Raise-a-Reader Day to combat illiteracy were forecasting $2 million in donations Wednesday night."

Mini long march to kick off China at 60 bash - The Standard

Mini long march to kick off China at 60 bash - The Standard: "About 20,000 people will take part in early festivities this weekend to celebrate 60 years of the People's Republic of China.

Among them, 14,000 will walk across Hong Kong Island to raise funds for charity on Sunday."

Chinese embassy donates cash, daily necessities to orphanage in Yangon_English_Xinhua

Chinese embassy donates cash, daily necessities to orphanage in Yangon_English_Xinhua: "YANGON, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- A women team of the Chinese embassy in Myanmar, led by wife of the ambassador Qiu Weiwei, visited an orphanage in the outskirts of Yangon Wednesday and donated cash and to the institution for the welfare of the teachers and students there."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The secret way to give a £750m boost to charities | Mail Online

The secret way to give a £750m boost to charities | Mail Online: "Charities are missing out on hundreds of millions of pounds because donors are unaware of the Gift Aid scheme, research from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) reveals.

The loss is particularly painful because donations to 170,000 charities have been hit by the recession. These have dropped by 11per cent to £9.9billion. Not only has the amount given fallen, but 774,000 fewer people gave to charity in 2008-09 compared with the previous year."

In China, Philanthropy as a New Measuring Stick - NYTimes.com

In China, Philanthropy as a New Measuring Stick - NYTimes.com: "Mr. Ma is backing up his words with action. On Wednesday at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Mr. Ma and Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel-winning founder of Grameen Bank, a pioneer in the field of microfinance, will unveil plans for Grameen China."

Professional Fundraising | Giving is down by 11 per cent in a year

Professional Fundraising | Giving is down by 11 per cent in a year: "Donations to UK charities have plummeted by 11 per cent in the last year to £9.9bn, according to UK Giving 2009, the annual survey of giving habits carried out by Charities Aid Foundation and the NCVO."

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chinese Philanthropy Continues to Grow - Philanthropy.com

Chinese Philanthropy Continues to Grow - Philanthropy.com: "Chinese Philanthropy Continues to Grow

As fund raising goes more global, a new study shows that China continues to increase its philanthropic potential.

According to a study by the Chinese Academy of Social Science, Chinese charities raised $15.2-billion in 2008, more than three times the amount in the previous year, says China Daily, an English language newspaper in Beijing, and China CSR, a Web site that tracks corporate giving."

Monday, September 21, 2009

'Agenda' is likely name for merged Age Concern and Help the Aged - Third Sector

'Agenda' is likely name for merged Age Concern and Help the Aged - Third Sector: "Agenda' is likely name for merged Age Concern and Help the Aged

By John Plummer, Third Sector, 21 September 2009

New brand expected to be unveiled within weeks

'Agenda' could be the new name of the charity formed by the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged."

Islamic philanthropy, cultural heritage and moral choice | The Jakarta Post

Islamic philanthropy, cultural heritage and moral choice | The Jakarta Post: "Idul FitriFestival is only one day ahead, and Muslims who have been fasting for Ramadan are preparing to celebrate. Some may have plans to visit relatives in their hometowns; others may just want to intensify their religious and social activities. But beyond normal social, economic and religious activities during Ramadan there is another important agenda that often characterizes the Muslim religious practice of giving.

Prior to the Idul Fitri festival, especially in the last week of Ramadan, Muslims intensify their giving. According to Islamic teaching, all Muslims who have savings or property are obliged to pay zakat (alms) and strongly encouraged to perform other kinds of giving such as infak and sadaqa."

Miner, singer and science legend meet for a good cause - The Globe and Mail

Miner, singer and science legend meet for a good cause - The Globe and Mail: "Who else but a Canadian mining promoter could sell out a $30,000-a-table fundraiser featuring a folk singer and a paleontologist?

Of course, Ian Telfer, the former chief executive officer and now chairman of Goldcorp Inc. (G-T43.99----%) , had some strong selling points as he set out to organize the charity event set for a Vancouver hotel ballroom on Saturday."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Changes to charitable incorporated organisations legal form - Third Sector

Changes to charitable incorporated organisations legal form - Third Sector: "Office of the Third Sector wants CIOs in place by spring 2010

The Office of the Third Sector and the Charity Commission have outlined several changes to the proposed rules for charitable incorporated organisations in their response to a consultation held last year.
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The CIO, which will be a new legal form for charities, is expected to be popular among third sector organisations because it will limit the liability of trustees, but without requiring them to register with Companies House. They will instead be regulated entirely by the Charity Commission."

Financial contribution of Australia’s not-for-profit sector revealed — Third Sector — The magazine for Australia’s non-profit and not-for-profit sector

Financial contribution of Australia’s not-for-profit sector revealed — Third Sector — The magazine for Australia’s non-profit and not-for-profit sector: "Non-profit organisations contributed close to $43 billion (or 4.1 per cent) to Australia's economy in 2006-07, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics."

Tax Changes Welcome Boost For NZ Charities Hit By Recession | Voxy.co.nz

Tax Changes Welcome Boost For NZ Charities Hit By Recession | Voxy.co.nz: "The latest tax breaks for charitable donations announced by the Government today will boost income for New Zealand charities. Given we've all taken a hit with the recession, the timing couldn't actually be better,' says Don Oliver, chief executive of United Way - a leading New Zealand charity."

Give2Asia Giving Forum: Edwin Go to speak at "Leveraging Engagement and Philanthropy" Conference

Give2Asia Giving Forum: Edwin Go to speak at "Leveraging Engagement and Philanthropy" Conference: "Edwin Go to speak at 'Leveraging Engagement and Philanthropy' Conference

Edwin Go, a Give2Asia Trustee, will be a guest speaker at the First Annual Singapore Global Philanthropy Forum titled 'Leveraging Engagement and Philanthropy' on September 22, 2009.

The forum, in collaboration with ammado, was designed with the entrepreneur, high-net-worth individual and CEO in mind"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Financial optimism grows among charity leaders - Third Sector

Financial optimism grows among charity leaders - Third Sector: "Staff cuts less likely in the months ahead, predict chief executives responding to NCVO's Charity Forecast survey

Charity leaders are slightly more optimistic about the financial situation than they were three months ago, according to the latest Charity Forecast from the NCVO.
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In a poll of 139 charity chief executives, senior staff and chairs, carried out in August, the NCVO found that 42 per cent expected their charities' financial situation to worsen in the coming quarter, a fall of five percentage points from the survey carried out in May."

Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Kenya charity agencies given tax relief

Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Kenya charity agencies given tax relief: "Kenya charity agencies given tax relief
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Money donated to charity organisations will be exempted from tax as the Kenya Treasury seeks innovative ways to reduce hunger and human suffering in the wake of prolonged drought.

Humanitarian organisations meeting under the East African Association of Grant-makers have asked well-wishers to take advantage of the waiver to help communities facing starvation."

Tax law reforms to strengthen Australian philanthropy — Third Sector — The magazine for Australia’s non-profit and not-for-profit sector

Tax law reforms to strengthen Australian philanthropy — Third Sector — The magazine for Australia’s non-profit and not-for-profit sector: "Tax law reforms to strengthen Australian philanthropy

Thu, September 17, 2009

Peak philanthropic body is hopeful that tax law reforms passed through Senate will ensure “a healthy, vibrant culture of giving in Australia will continue well into the future.”

The government says the reforms will see an overhaul of the regulation of private philanthropic funds, by simplifying and centralising the process of establishing and monitoring such funds."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Arts, Briefly - A Prince’s Charity Is Investigated - NYTimes.com

Arts, Briefly - A Prince’s Charity Is Investigated - NYTimes.com: "A regulatory agency of the British government is investigating the architecture charity led by the Prince of Wales following a complaint that the charity is trying to influence planning decisions, The Times of London reported."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mothers who lost sons in Afghanistan launch charity | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Mothers who lost sons in Afghanistan launch charity | UK news | guardian.co.uk: "Yesterday the seven mothers who met at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire during the joint repatriation ceremony of their loved ones launched a charity aimed at helping families of other service personnel killed in Afghanistan."

Exceptional pressures will alter the face of the voluntary sector, says Recession Watch Panel - Third Sector

Exceptional pressures will alter the face of the voluntary sector, says Recession Watch Panel - Third Sector: "Changes to public spending and a struggle for small charities predicted by Third Sector's team of experts

The voluntary sector will look significantly different after the recession because of changing patterns of public spending and commissioning and the rise of social enterprise, according to Third Sector's Recession Watch Panel.
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[TC-I Changemakers]: A conversation with Pawan Mehra, co-founder of Intellecap | ThinkChange India

[TC-I Changemakers]: A conversation with Pawan Mehra, co-founder of Intellecap | ThinkChange India: "uccess with early-stage ventures both in India and the US gives Pawan Mehra, co-founder of Intellecap and cKinetics, a unique perspective on US-India philanthropy and social enterprises. Mr. Mehra serves on the boards of a number of Indo-US enterprises and continues to advise a number of companies in Asia and the US. He is also actively involved with the Give Foundation, the largest online non-profit exchange connecting donors with projects in India, serving on its US board. ThinkChange India Managing Editor Shital Shah met with Mr. Mehra at SoCap09 to discuss his perspective on social enterprises and US-India philanthropy."

Monday, September 14, 2009

Gulfnews: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince attends ceremony to honour philanthropists

Gulfnews: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince attends ceremony to honour philanthropists: "Abu Dhabi: General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended on Sunday the second yearly ceremony of the Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy.

The ceremony was held to honour the foundation’s philanthropists."

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West | Plea over charity donations fall

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West | Plea over charity donations fall: "Furniture donations to charities have fallen sharply during the recession despite an expected upturn in demand, new figures have shown.

Statistics from the Community Recycling Network for Scotland (CRNS) show a 43% drop in goods donated in the past year."

Singapore Charity Council Launches Shared Services Initiative (iSERVE) | The Gov Monitor

Singapore Charity Council Launches Shared Services Initiative (iSERVE) | The Gov Monitor: "Charities and Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs) in the social services, health and sports sectors can now look forward to a shared services platform to outsource their corporate functions in a pilot project launched by the Charity Council."

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tweet, party and raise funds for charity

Tweet, party and raise funds for charity: "COME tomorrow, the latest global Internet phenomenon, the 'Twestival', will materialize in Singapore.

Twestivals are volunteer-run, charity fund-raising events involving users of micro-blogging service Twitter."

Still no 'YEA' to fancy car number plates

Still no 'YEA' to fancy car number plates: "The prices are small potatoes compared to what vanity plates fetch in auctions elsewhere: Last year, an Arab tycoon paid a record S$20 million for the number 1 in Abu Dhabi. And well-heeled motorists in Hong Kong regularly bid more than S$1 million for their favourite numbers, with the proceeds going to charity."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cuts to B.C.'s arts and sports tally $77 million

Cuts to B.C.'s arts and sports tally $77 million: "B.C.s arts, culture and sport groups appear to have been hit with an almost $77-million cut in gaming grants this year, according to government figures released yesterday."

National Trust for Scotland chief defends widespread cost-cutting - Third Sector

National Trust for Scotland chief defends widespread cost-cutting - Third Sector: "Kate Mavor addresses MSPs in Holyrood

The chief executive of the National Trust for Scotland has appeared before a group of MSPs to defend a widespread cost-cutting programme that will include making 65 of the charity's staff redundant."

The Terry Fox Run | www.caledoncitizen.com | Caledon Citizen

The Terry Fox Run | www.caledoncitizen.com | Caledon Citizen: "Hundreds of thousands of people across Ontario are expected to participate in the 29th annual The Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 13.

In 2008, Ontarians donated $11.5 million to cancer research through participating in Terry Fox events. In the early days of The Marathon of Hope in 1980, Terry was an unknown runner, and raising money was tough. Almost 30 years later, Canadians face their own fundraising challenges with an economy that has been battered. But what matters most today, what compelled Terry to finish that 26th mile every day, is the knowledge that nothing is tougher to deal with than a diagnosis of cancer, news that more than 455 Canadians receive every day. It was in the face of this kind of adversity that Terry first found his indomitable spirit."

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Hong Kong bank launches world's first 150-dollar note - Monsters and Critics

Hong Kong bank launches world's first 150-dollar note - Monsters and Critics: "Some notes bearing what are considered lucky serial numbers, such as 888888, are to be auctioned in October with a minimum bid of 3,000 Hong Kong dollars per note.

Money from the sale of the notes is to go to local charities in what Standard Chartered has described as a 'creative tribute' to the people of Hong Kong."

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Companies prep for Chuseok giving - INSIDE JoongAng Daily

Companies prep for Chuseok giving - INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "With Chuseok, Korea’s fall harvest holiday, coming up, companies are already thinking about gift giving. Although these companies may have tightened their wallets during the Lunar New Year holiday earlier this year, they are opening them back up for this holiday season. Corporate gift giving is a tradition in Korea around both of these major national holidays."

Businessman tops international philanthropy lists

Businessman tops international philanthropy lists: "In recent years, he has earned another title: philanthropist.

  Huang, 58, is the board chairman of China real estate giant Century Golden Resources Group, which has long been involved in real estate, hotels, shopping malls, mine exploration and finance industries in China.

  This year, the entrepreneur topped both the China Philanthropist List issued by the Hurun Report and the Forbes List of the world's leading philanthropists."

Corporate Donations Slide Amid Slump

Corporate Donations Slide Amid Slump: "South Korean firms' charitable donations have fallen by 10 to 20 percent in the first half of this year, according to their semi-annual reports."

Olympic sponsors won't bail on the party

Olympic sponsors won't bail on the party: "VANCOUVER -- Sponsors will scrutinize every penny they spend on 2010 Winter Games activation plans next year, but few will actually bail out on the Olympic party."

INDIAN CATHOLIC : Spiritual exercises to help Asian charity workers 'recharge'

INDIAN CATHOLIC : Spiritual exercises to help Asian charity workers 'recharge': "TAIPEI : Hundreds of charity workers in Catholic organizations from across Asia have gathered in Taipei for a spiritual exercises program organized by the Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum' (one heart).

Among the 450 participants from 29 countries are five cardinals and more than 80 archbishops and bishops, as well as priests, Religious and laypeople."

Friday, September 04, 2009

Hydro changes donations policy

Hydro changes donations policy: "MONTREAL – Hydro-Qu├ębec has approved a new version of its grants and donations policy, it was announced yesterday. The new regulations, set to come into force on Tuesday, will allow the public utility to set aside one per cent of its annual profits for grants and donations."

Charitable Gaming group threatens to sue government

Charitable Gaming group threatens to sue government: "VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has raked in billions of dollars in gambling revenue over the past six years, but failed to honour its promise to give one-third of the cash to non-profit groups, says the B.C. Association for Charitable Gaming."

India yet to tap diaspora well, unlike China: Study

India yet to tap diaspora well, unlike China: Study: "NEW DELHI - India has only now begun to tap its 25-million diaspora in 130 countries to boost its growth, unlike China that owes much of its economic miracle to the overseas Chinese, says a study released Friday."

The Press Association: Carr strips off for charity appeal

The Press Association: Carr strips off for charity appeal: "Funnyman Alan Carr has stripped off to launch the UK's biggest stock appeal for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Stars such as David and Victoria Beckham have also dressed in very little to star in designer ad campaigns."

NCVO - Civil society economy key findings

NCVO - Civil society economy key findings: "In the UK Civil Society Almanac 2009, there were 170,000 active general charities in the UK, an increase of 66,000 since 1991."

Third Sector has the highest level of trust in management - Charity Times news

Third Sector has the highest level of trust in management - Charity Times news: "New research published today reveals that employees in the Third Sector have among the highest levels of trust in their senior management teams.

Research by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and Management Today shows that charity sector CEOs are among the most trusted, achieving an Index score of 63 [against an average CEO Index score of 59 and the overall scale of 0-100], when assessed by the general population of employees, which rises to an impressive 72 when assessed by managers in the sector."

Thursday, September 03, 2009

HK group finds Pinoys generous even in crisis

HK group finds Pinoys generous even in crisis: "A HONG Kong-based charity group funding propoor projects has found many generous Filipinos at a fundraising event on Wednesday evening.

International Care Ministries (ICM), which pools money to feed, school and make healthy children in poor communities in Negros, Bohol and Mindanao was able to raise P2.4 million, liaison officer Daphne Ceniza-Kuok told the BusinessMirror."

London Free Press - Local News- Buy Local Share Local driving food donations

London Free Press - Local News- Buy Local Share Local driving food donations: "A province-wide campaign to encourage donations of fresh produce to food banks stopped in London at the Covent Garden Market today.

The Buy Local Share Local program comes on the heels of a record-number of families coming to the London Food Bank for help, said food bank executive director Jane Roy."

MSPs question need for licensing of fundraising sales - Third Sector

MSPs question need for licensing of fundraising sales - Third Sector: "SCVO garners support for its campaign against bill that would charge charities to hold fetes and bring-and-buy sales

The SCVO has welcomed the support of MSPs in its campaign against the Scottish Government's proposal to require sector organisations to buy a market operator's licence when they host fundraising sales."

Q&A: Charities, volunteers and the law | Society | guardian.co.uk

Q&A: Charities, volunteers and the law | Society | guardian.co.uk: "Do charities need to have formal agreements with volunteers?
No. Although you are legally required to have a document for employees setting out the terms of their employment, there is no such obligation for volunteers. If you do want to have some kind of volunteers' agreement in place, then you need to make sure that it does not place any obligation on the volunteer to carry out their volunteering activities. It should talk about your hopes and expectations rather than any specific requirements you are placing upon the volunteer. The key point is that you do not employ volunteers and should therefore avoid using employment jargon such as termination, disciplinary, grievance etc."

VOA News - Garbage Dump Philanthropist Helps Thousands in Philippines Escape Poverty

VOA News - Garbage Dump Philanthropist Helps Thousands in Philippines Escape Poverty: "When Briton Jane Walker first saw children rummaging through trash heaps while on a trip to the Philippines in 1996, she decided to do something about it. As we hear in this week's Making a Difference report."

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Stourport woman's event raises £3,000 for Chinese poor (From Kidderminster Shuttle)

Stourport woman's event raises £3,000 for Chinese poor (From Kidderminster Shuttle): "A STOURPORT woman organised an event which raised more than £3,000 for children in poor Chinese villages.

Wailo Li gathered a group of youngsters who sold flags and stickers at locations across Birmingham on Sunday, collecting money which was donated to Oxfam Hong Kong."

Gurkha group reports record year - Community - gethampshire

Gurkha group reports record year - Community - gethampshire: "Friends of the Gurkhas (NE Hants) has raised an impressive £16,000 for the Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT)."

Substantial donor legislation to be reformed soon - Third Sector

Substantial donor legislation to be reformed soon - Third Sector: "HM Revenue & Customs is expected to propose changes to laws governing donations from major funders in the Autumn

HM Revenue & Customs is expected to propose a series of reforms to substantial donor legislation during the autumn.

The proposals were developed with a series of focus groups that included charities, accountants, lawyers and major donors themselves, and examined how the legislation could be made more effective.
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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Current News | Latest News | Breaking News | Nagaland News - MorungExpress.com - One Yuan, One Vision

Current News | Latest News | Breaking News | Nagaland News - MorungExpress.com - One Yuan, One Vision: "et Li is not the first celebrity to have his own charitable foundation. But he is surely the first who, to make it work, has to build a culture of charity among a population of a billion. Li, 46, is a movie star whose roles have ranged from the Chinese folk hero Nameless in “Hero” to the villain in the Hollywood blockbuster “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”. Before that he was a martial artist who won several gold medals in China’s national championships. Now he has a third career as a philanthropist."

Moonwalker time - The Standard

Moonwalker time - The Standard: "Walk all night for charity and be rewarded with one of the best sunrises you can see in Hong Kong."

Poder 360° - Latin America’s New Roof

Poder 360° - Latin America’s New Roof: "The general manager of Un Techo para Chile (A Roof for Chile), Juan Pedro Pinochet, doesn’t wear a tie and his office is as plain as a Franciscan monk’s. This organization is devoted to putting up emergency houses for those less fortunate in Latin America. Only 60 square feet in size, already 42,000 of these homes have been constructed in 14 countries in the region—and they say this is only the beginning."