is generous actions or donations given to a person or group in need.

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881); Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.”

Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière (1622-1673); playwright

“We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.”

W. Anton Chekov (1860-1904); Playwright, short-story writer, physician

“Work and live to serve others, leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness. ”

David Sarnoff (1891-1971); Founder of NBC

“How long should you try? Until. ”

Jim Rohn (1930-2009); entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker

“Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows. ”


“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936); writer, poet, essayist, novelist

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Real Stories About Charity

Giving Help to People In Need

I once went to a food bank with my team last year and we packaged 300 to 400 boxes of food. My community cause is for kids or parents who don't have money to get their kids food but they go to work and work so hard to try to make a living for their children so that they have…

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For Free

When we were moving out we had people come to take our old couch. The woman had a fight with her husband and he left her and the kids, one little girl age 3 and her older brother was 7. When he left he took everything even the kids toys. So I decided to gather a box of my old…

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VINCE STONE,a retired salesman, who now works part-time at one of the ten convenience centers in Wise County Virginia, where he lives. A convenience center is where people throw away everything from garbage to old tires. Vince noticed that most people were throwing away aluminum cans mixed in with their garbage. He started asking his customers(as he calls them)if they…

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To Clutter on Not

It was a weekend at last. A perfect day to enjoy a day after receiving a month's pay. As soon as I woke up, I browsed over a buy and sell magazine. I wanted to buy so many things. Perhaps this time I'd get a new add on to my already crowded room or a new gadget I have desired…

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Angels Among Us

I am a receptionist at a specialist doctors office and am responsible for checking patients in and collecting payment due "at the time of service." One day I explained our office policy to a new patient and let her know that we would collect payment upon check out since charges couldn't be assessed until she'd seen the doctor. The patient…

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Designer’s Call for Cancer Screening Resonates With 111 Recording Artists

When Kevin Thorne decided to tell others how early screening had helped him to escape death from prostate cancer, he didn’t realize that his message would resonate so strongly with 111 Canadian and international recording artists. The graphic designer and musician learned first hand of the importance of early detection in the successful treatment of prostate cancer. Thorne credits his…

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There is no easier, cheaper, or lazier way to fight poverty than

"Poverty refers to the condition of not having the means to afford basic human needs such as clean water, nutrition, health care, clothing and shelter" - Wikipedia There is no easier, cheaper, or lazier way to fight poverty than Here’s how: Social Media + Social Good = Stream of Social Consciousness uses web services you use every day,…

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During Christmas my 17 year old daughter was in a local Target store buying gifts for friends. She noticed a small girl approximately 6 years old looking at the clothing display longingly and very intently. As it was the Christmas season she struck up a conversation, asking the girl what Santa was going to bring her. The girl answered 'I…

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To Clutter or Not

It was a weekend at last. A perfect day to enjoy a day after receiving a month's pay. As soon as I woke up, I browsed over a buy and sell magazine. I wanted to buy so many things. Perhaps this time I'd get a new add on to my already crowded room or a new gadget I have desired…

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Best Friends Sharing Their Love for Animals

The local paper picked up a story about 2 girls from my son's elementary school. Here is the link:

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Traffic Jam

A young girl waits... she is starring up at a star making a wish. "I wish I may... I wish I might.. stay warm and safe throughout this night." She misses her family, her bed and her innocence. 300,000 children each year are at risk for human sex trafficking, a now, top crime. Drug lords are finding that selling drugs…

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Have You Seen the Fairy Godmother?

I have a bridal boutique in my home. I have over 200 gowns and accessories that I loan for free to women who cannot afford to buy or rent them. My goal is to help women have the wedding of their dreams!

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My Dad

My Father is more than a hero. I never knew it till later in life. He is now 85 yrs old and still giving. My father belongs to The Salvation Army and has stood at the Red Kettle every Christmas. This coming year if he is able to do it will mark his 60th year doing so. My father never…

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Everyday Hero: Obaid

Obaid Kadwani, Bollywood Tv-personality, Sparks Nationwide Grassroots Movement To Feed And Soothe America’s Hungry! Families across America are throwing pizza parties in homeless shelters! 1 week, 25 states, 25,000 pizza slices served to 10,000 shelter guests from June 14th - June 19th. Every penny has been raised by private donations through the slogan “$1 sponsors 2 slices and live music”…

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Everyday Hero: Karla


Karla Garcia is a Trustworthy, Helpful, and Honest person. She is my hero. One way Karla is Trustworthy is,she dosent tell secrets when I tell her. Beacause when my best friend was being mean to me I told her a secret and she never told anyone. another reason why she is trustworthy is when I told her to keep my…

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Everyday Hero: Heron


My hero has always been my father. He has been supporting the school, giving money to the church, which is donated to the poor ,and working everyday from early in the morning and late at night. By going to work early in the morning, well that is just remarkable . He goes to early mass. This shows me that we…

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Everyday Hero: Sheliza

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Sheliza's inspiration to give back to her community and become a leader in today’s society is based on the challenges that she has personally experienced. At the age five, she began volunteering in her mosque, as service was highly valued in her Muslim faith and family. Additionally, she joined Girl Guides of Canada as a “Spark”, which allowed her to…

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Everyday Hero: Elena


My hero is not only a unique and genuine human being she is a volunteer. She spends all of her spare time volunteering for the Red Cross and for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She does this because she cares about others and just wants to help. She thrives off helping others and I truly believe that if she didn't…

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Everyday Hero: Bernie

Bernie owns a comic book store and since 2002, on the national Free Comic Book Day, he has raised money for the Autism Society of Cumberland County. His own kids are healthy and don't have autism. He does this out of kindness and hosts an event that will draw a crowd to help raise awareness and money. He doesn't have…

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Everyday Hero: Diane


This is my Aunt and she has taken over the imPossible Dream from my grandfather who passed away, John Florio. This non-profit organization makes dreams possible for chronically ill children. Whether their dream is to go on a cruise or meet a famous wrestler, the imPossible dream works to make their dreams possible.

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Everyday Hero: Nick & Ken


Recent devastation in the Philippines. Ken and Nick created and hosted a 12 hr live fundraiser event on Youtube and raised over $10.000.00 American dollars to help the victims of the Philippines disaster. The charity event website that they used soon proved to make the fluidity of the fundraiser a success created some real issues in terms of meeting the…

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Everyday Hero: Ronnie


HI ! Ronnie should win because he a hard working. Plus his back is up against the wall and he is still going. He help other and have his own business a Godly man. He isn't making money right now and have no food. Plus he homeless and still help other

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Everyday Hero: Beatrice

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My mom Beatrice inspirers me because she help me with my homework when I have hard things on it. My mom has helped me with everything and she packs my backpack. my mom changed the world by donating money to the poor and in the basket at church. my mom cares for me by helping me when I fall down…

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i love to do charity
chesnee 6 months ago from alto,texas

i also did charity
priyanshi 10 months ago from bangkok

Greed is the plague of the 21st century. Giving and sharing with others expands who we are. Having more is never having enough. Share what you have and give. Giving expands us. Having are the chains binding us from merging with our true selves.
briteleaf almost 2 years ago from Portland, OR

Charity begins from home and a good friend is cheaper than therapy.
uthmahn zheinnab almost 2 years ago from Nigeria

"your conscience teaches your mind how to think. your heart how to feel. your soul how to obey and most importantly your body how to perform extraordinary acts of charity and kindness toward your fellow man."
joseph p.martino almost 3 years ago from millburn,nj

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