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How Your Used Mascara Brushes Can Help Wild Animals in Need
The tiny bristles are perfect for cleaning fly eggs and larva from fur.... READ ON
List
11 Things You Might Not Know About Make-A-Wish
There are three wishes they'll never grant.... READ ON
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7 Tips for Finding Rewarding Volunteer Work
Donating your time can be emotionally rewarding (and tax-deductible).... READ ON
Big Question
What Happens to the Losing Team's Pre-Printed Championship Shirts?
Manufacturers and retailers produce and stock two sets of T-shirts, hats, and other merchandise, declaring each team the champ. Who gets the losing team's stuff?... READ ON
News
Inside Wichita's 'Blessing Box,' a Micro Food Pantry
It's like a Little Free Library, but for food.... READ ON
Fun
A $10 Donation Can Better the World—and Make Idris Elba Your Valentine
"Idris is a great listener. He’s also a great talker. He’s pretty much great at everything. I mean, have you seen 'Luther'?”... READ ON
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How to Use Old Amazon Boxes to Make Free Shipments to Goodwill
Reuse your boxes and give back to the community at the same time.... READ ON
This Just In
Coworking Studio Offers Free Workspace for Food Bank Donations
Contributions to Moisson Montréal could get you free time at a shared office space in the city.... READ ON
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11 Thoughtful Gifts That Give Back
Don't forget the true reason for the season.... READ ON
News
Paris Plans to Sell Love Locks and Donate the Proceeds to Refugee Groups
Around 11 tons of locks cut from the city's bridges will be sold to members of the public in 2017.... READ ON
Design
This Coat Turns Into a Sleeping Bag for the Homeless
The EMPWR jacket has been donated to more than 15,000 individuals since 2012.... READ ON
Food
Philadelphia Welcomes Its First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant
The suggested donation is $15, but customers can pay more, less, or nothing at all.... READ ON
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Teal Pumpkins Make Halloween Safer for Kids With Allergies
For kids with food allergies and their parents, trick-or-treating can be the scariest part of Halloween.... READ ON
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11 Little Things You Can Do to Make A Difference
These small acts can help improve your community or brighten someone's day.... READ ON
Food
Food Waste Supermarket Opens in the UK
It follows a "pay-as-you-feel" policy.... READ ON
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You Can Turn Your Deleted Food Photos Into Real Meals for the Hungry
Clean out your Instagram library for a good cause.... READ ON

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