That Clothing Donation Bin Down the Block May Not Be What It Seems

One man’s trash is another man’s overseas profit at the European version of Buffalo Exchange. In New York, shady companies are placing “donation receptacles” around the city, claiming to share the gains with the needy; the items are actually being sold in bulk overseas or ending up in thrift stores. Not cool, bro. » 7/07/14 5:00pm 7/07/14 5:00pm

Generous Texas Man Pays Off Entire Elementary School's Lunch Debt

In a stunning act of generosity, Kenny Thompson — a father from Houston, Texas — has paid off the outstanding lunch debts of all of the children at a local elementary school where he mentors and tutors students. He was inspired to step up after reading about the school in Salt Lake City, Utah that recently garnered… » 2/07/14 6:00pm 2/07/14 6:00pm

Wedding Charity Maven Quietly Steals $5.1 Million From Her Job

Lots of people Social-Media-On-Company-Time-level hate their jobs. Many Badmouth-Their-Employer-To-Their-Friends level hate their jobs. Fewer still Steal-Shit-From-Work level hate their jobs. But one Maryland woman wins: she stole $5.1 million from her job over years... all while running a charity for military brides.… » 11/26/13 1:30pm 11/26/13 1:30pm

The Daily Show Is Auctioning Off The 'Sexy Vagina' Costume For Charity

Last week, Kristen Schaal made everyone pee a little with her hilarious Daily Show spot on the logical evolution of sexy Halloween costumes (as well as her accusation that Jon Stewart "fucks pizzas"). And now, TDS is auctioning off the gorgeous yet somewhat disturbing centerpiece of that segment — the "sexy vagina"… » 10/28/13 1:40pm 10/28/13 1:40pm

Romeo Rose Needs You to Help Him Pay His Electric Bill

Hey, laaaaydeeeeez who are not currently fat or black or all stretched out in the vagiiiiiiner! Romeo Rose is back, he still wants your (130-lbs-or-less) boday, and this time he's bringing a little something extra to the table. A little something called "negative $400 and a refrigerator full of spoiled food." Yeah. I… » 10/23/13 1:00pm 10/23/13 1:00pm

Diana Nyad Will Swim a Mere 48 Continuous Hours for Sandy Relief

For her next feat of strength, modern-day folk hero Diana Nyad will swim for 48 hours straight in a giant tank outside of Macy’s at Herald Square in New York, surrounded by celebrities and bitter jellyfish that have journeyed all the way up from Florida to see Nyad fail (tentacles crossed that she won’t). » 10/05/13 3:00pm 10/05/13 3:00pm

Six-Year-Old Girl Who Was Shot in the Face by the Taliban Gets Free…

Plastic surgery isn't just about turning ordinary humans into animorphs or ensuring that a Colombian drug lord who's been blackmailing your plastic surgery practice has reconstructive surgery to look like a convicted pedophile wanted by the FBI — it can also be about helping the innocent victims of war-torn countries,… » 12/22/12 4:00pm 12/22/12 4:00pm

Lil Bub & Andrew WK Ask You to Donate to Your Local Animal Shelter This…

It should come as no surprise that two entities as joyful and positive as Andrew WK and Lil Bub coming together for a good cause would create even more joy and positivity, but you might still be taken aback by just how heartwarming it is when it finally happens. Thanks to Vice, the pair have united to ask that you… » 12/12/12 9:30am 12/12/12 9:30am

Meryl Streep Turns Selfie Into Something Awesome

Remember this image of Meryl Streep and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala? Well, the picture Streep took with her iPhone isn't just sitting in her photostream doing nothing. Streep has listed the image on Shutter to Think. From the site: » 12/04/12 6:10pm 12/04/12 6:10pm

Holiday Gifts for the Truly Charitable Do-Gooder in Your Life

What do you, the most unabashedly selfish and inconsiderate member of your friend group, buy this holiday season for that one person in your life whose giving is not restricted by our Gregorian calendar? To defeat the charitable people in the world, we must first understand the charitable people in the world, and the… » 11/22/12 2:00pm 11/22/12 2:00pm

The Charitable Humblebrag: Acts of Goodwill in the Age of Social Media

There's a silver lining to Hurricane Sandy's destruction: New Yorkers are actually being nice to one another! Not that we're normally not nice; it's just that during times of crisis such as this, you get to see the best side of New York's residents. Especially because said residents are all too happy to tell you about… » 11/05/12 5:30pm 11/05/12 5:30pm