Consumers urged to use caution when making charitable donations

MADISON (WITI) — The holiday season is a time of the year when many Wisconsin consumers open their hearts and wallets by donating to charitable causes. Two state agencies are encouraging would-be donors to do their homework before making donations, especially to appeals that are unsolicited and made by phone or over the Internet. “Resist […]

Support local charities while shopping Nov. 24 at Christmas for Causes

SHIPPENSBURG >> Holiday shoppers can support local charitable causes while shopping Nov. 24 at the fifth annual Christmas for Causes holiday craft/gift show.

According to the BMO Charitable Giving Poll released today, charitable giving efforts among Canadians are on the rise for a third consecutive year. The majority of Canadians say they have made a charitable …

Recognized as one of the world’s leading beauty photographers, New York based James Houston has made a selection of 250 of his finest Body, Beauty and Dance photographs available for the first time as limited edition prints, with a portion of proceeds going to international charitable causes close to Houston’s heart such as Move for AIDS, Global Green USA and Breast Cancer. (PRWeb November 11 …

Consumer: Crowd funding for adoption

From financing businesses to charitable causes, crowd-funding has helped people around the world raise millions of dollars. The newest trend is couples hoping to afford fertility treatments or adoption. 

Canada's richest like to give it away: BMO

Canadians appear to be a charitable bunch; According to the BMO Philanthropy Report, 91 per cent of affluent Canadians donated money to charities in the past 12 months. The report says high net worth Canadians – those with investible assets of at least $1 million – gave an average of $5,217 to charitable causes last year.

Savile compensation scheme challenged

A charitable trust launches its Appeal Court challenge over the compensation scheme for people who say they were abused by Jimmy Savile.

Heroes, zombies run to raise funds for charitable causes

SALT LAKE CITY – An event held Saturday allowed hundreds of people to suit up as their favorite superhero or embrace the zombie look while raising money for charitable causes. Salt Lake Comic Con’s The Hero Dash & Scare Out Polio Super Hero & Zombie 5K raised funds for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Operation Underground […]

Heroes, zombies run to raise funds for charitable causes

SALT LAKE CITY – An event held Saturday allowed hundreds of people to suit up as their favorite superhero or embrace the zombie look while raising money for charitable causes. Salt Lake Comic Con’s The Hero Dash & Scare Out Polio Super Hero & Zombie 5K raised funds for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Operation Underground […]

Among wealthy households, the average amount given to charity last year increased 28 percent, according to the 2014 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. Through an ongoing partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the fifth in this series of biennial studies reveals a strong commitment to charitable causes among high net worth households.