Charity

David Papik (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Police: Farmingville Man Arrested For Fake Charity Operation

David Papik, 33, has been charged with second-degree scheme to defraud after police said he went door-to-door Wednesday and collected donations in Farmingville.

06/21/2013

Lightning strikes during a thunder storm as seen over a tornado devastated home on May 23, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Hoboken Councilman Coordinates Tornado Relief Efforts With Oklahoma Church

Upon seeing the heartbreaking devastation play out on his television screen, Tim Occhipinti, a Hoboken councilman, started making calls. Eventually he reached a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma City.

05/23/2013

Danielle Stevens Jewelry B Strong Bracelet (credit: Danielle Stevens)

NY Jewelry Designer Donating All Proceeds From ‘B Strong’ Bracelets To Boston Charity

Danielle Stevens said there are no profits gained from the sale of the B Strong bracelets, with 65 percent of all sales going to The One Fund Boston.

04/23/2013

Boston Strong Logo (credit: charitynavigator.org)

Suffolk Police Warn Against Boston Bombing Charity Scams

Authorities said there is often a spike of bogus sites or social media pleas for donations in the wake of a disaster, where scammers prey on those looking to lend support.

04/20/2013

Sarah Grace Foundation (credit: Sarah Grace Foundation website)

Long Island Charity That Helps Kids With Cancer To Hold Annual Fundraiser

The Night of Laughter annual fundraiser will be held on April 12 at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho. All of the money raised will benefit the charity.

03/31/2013

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‘Bachelorette’ Couple Teams Up With Habitat For Humanity

Ashley Hebert and her husband JP Rosenbaum found love on hit show “The Bachelorette,” but now they’re on a new mission.

03/21/2013

Crews tackle piles of debris as clean-up continues where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 10, 2012 in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood of Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sandy Relief Group Assisted By Grant From Robin Hood Foundation

The grassroots charitable group Friends of Rockaway is helping those who need work done on their homes and those who need a place to work.

02/27/2013

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Report: A-Rod’s Foundation Donated 1 Percent Of Proceeds In ’06

There’s yet another headache surrounding Yankees star Alex Rodriguez — and this one has nothing do to with allegations of doping.

02/26/2013

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IHOP Marks Annual Pancake Celebration With Free Flapjacks

IHOP will be offering a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes to restaurant patrons all day Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

02/05/2013

Mark Svensson and his wife Ismini (via Facebook)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland Native To Perform Good Works In All 50 States

A person needs courage to follow the road not taken. Rockland County native Mark Svensson and his wife Esmine are taking that chance.

01/14/2013

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

Bronx Woman Accused Posing As Victim’s Aunt In Newtown Charity Scam

Thirty-seven-year-old Nouel Alba was arrested Thursday and charged with lying to FBI agents.

12/27/2012

A sign adorns a memorial for shooting victims on December 18, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Conn. Officials Warn About Possible Charity Scams Involving Sandy Hook

Officials urged people on Wednesday to be careful about donating to charities that claim to benefit victims of Friday’s Newtown shootings.

12/19/2012

Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum at the LadyAID launch in Nashville (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Lady Antebellum Creates LadyAID

The new charitable initiative will work with key organizations to benefit children in need on the local, national, and global levels.

12/05/2012

John Feal (file / credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

FealGood 9/11 Charity May Not Be Able To Continue Operating Effectively

The president of the FealGood Foundation, which assists first responders and others who were injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said his organization may not be able to keep operation efficiently next year.

12/03/2012

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Carrie Underwood Surprises Kids At Hospital

The “Blown Away” singer, it seems, has a heart of gold.

11/30/2012

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