Charity

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Staten Island Nonprofit Provides Holiday Help For Those Still Struggling After Sandy

More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, there are still families struggling financially to give their children the kind of Christmas they want.

12/12/2014

Rain from the nor'easter on Tuesday, Dec. 9 left donated toys ruined at the John Theissen Children's Foundation in Wantagh. (Credit: CBS2)

Flooding From Nor’easter Leaves Toys Ruined At Long Island Charity

A charity that runs holiday toy drives for needy and sick children was dealing with a blow from Mother Nature Wednesday.

12/10/2014

Clothing donations will get shoppers a discount at Veda boutique in SoHo. (Credit: CBS2)

Many Retailers Offering Discounts For Donations To Charity

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer consumers great deals, and now, some companies are going one better.

11/27/2014

Michael Vick (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Saks Fifth Avenue)

Jets QB Michael Vick Pays $10K — To Charity — For No. 1

The quarterback negotiated for the number with punter Ryan Quigley, who previously wore No. 1, during workouts and the two came to an agreement.

05/06/2014

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, William Rapfogel (file/credit: Facebook/Met Council)

Former Met Council CEO Admits To Stealing $1 Million From Charity, Pleads Guilty

William Rapfogel, 59, pleaded guilty to grand larceny, money laundering and other charges in a case that had rattled city and state political circles.

04/23/2014

New York Fire Department truck and New York Police Department Cruiser. (Credit:CBS 2)

Charity Brawl: NYPD, FDNY Engage In Wild Fisticuffs At Nassau Coliseum

Moral of the story? Boys will be boys, even if they are playing for a good cause.

04/06/2014

The fork Mayor de Blasio used to eat pizza is memorialized at Goodfellas Pizzeria on Staten Island. The fork is up for auction to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Fork It Over For Charity: De Blasio’s Pizza Fork Up For Auction

It was at Goodfellas Pizzeria on Staten Island last month when the new mayor went to work on three slices of pizza with a knife and fork.

02/06/2014

Presents under a Christmas tree (file/credit: Clipart)

SI Charitable Group Helps Regift Unwanted Christmas Presents To Those In Need

Where To Turn runs an annual regifting program to redistribute gifts to families in need, troops overseas.

12/26/2013

Salvation Army Cadets sing and dance for donations outside of Penn Station. (Credit CBS 2)

Salvation Army Cadets Are On A Mission To Dance For The Poor

It’s Christmas time in the city! The season is known for holiday staples like the tree at Rockefeller Center, and the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

12/13/2013

Dean Cain at VH1's "Hit The Floor" screening at Tiato on May 28, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for VH1)

Actor Dean Cain Focuses Attention On The Homeless In NYC

Dean Cain, the actor best known for playing Superman on the “Lois and Clark” TV series, has been focusing his attention lately on helping the less fortunate.

12/01/2013

Telephone (file / credit: clipart.com)

Officials: Holiday Season Means Rise In Charity Scams

Charity scams are very popular this time of year, and authorities have issued a warning for the good-hearted.

11/23/2013

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Charities Raise Funds To Build ‘Smart Home’ For Disabled Soldier

A fundraiser was under way Saturday on Staten Island to benefit a severely wounded green beret.

10/12/2013

Nouel Alba is accused of lying to FBI agents. (credit: Personal Photo)

Woman To Be Sentenced For Running Bogus Newtown Charity

A woman who posed as the aunt of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre will be sentenced next week.

10/12/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, 1010 WINS' Juliet Papa, Mike Lupica at the 65th Annual Artists Vs. Writers Game, August 17, 2013.

65th Annual Artists Vs. Writers Game Raises $150,000 For L.I. Charities

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly served as an umpire in the game; former President Bill Clinton was in the stands.

08/18/2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images/File)

Brooklyn Man Accused Of Looting $2 Million From Charitable Donations

A Brooklyn man allegedly spent charitable donations intended for Israel on everything from his mortgage to dentist visits to video rentals, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

06/28/2013

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