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A man prepares to rappel off the roof of the Hyatt Regency Boston to raise money for the Special Olympics.

100 Go “Over The Edge” For Special Olympics

Dozens rappelled off the roof of the Hyatt Regency in Boston for charity.

07/22/2011

The clock from the steeple of The First Church of Monson lay in rubble Thursday, June 2, 2011 one day after a tornado swept through Monson. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

How Much Of The $$ Goes To Help Tornado Victims?

I see the latest “text $10 offer” to the Red Cross. In this case, it’s a very worthwhile relief fund for the Springfield area. My inquiry: What percent of this $10 goes directly to relief efforts to those affected? And how much goes to Red Cross administrative costs? I hear Red Cross isn’t an “efficient” charity. Can you clarify? – Richard, Watertown

WBZ-TV–06/09/2011

Cyclist Christina Genco was killed on a ride in Alabama (Credit: Bike & Build)

Needham Woman Killed In Alabama On Cross-Country Charity Bike Ride

A Needham woman who was leading a cross-country charity bike ride was struck and killed in Alabama Monday.

06/08/2011

Donations Piling Up At Growing Number Of Charity Websites

We hear a lot about dangers on the Internet, but there is also a lot of good going on, as more and more websites are starting up with the goal of using social media to help others.

05/23/2011

Undie Run

UMass Boston Students Strip Clothes For Charity In ‘Undie Run’

UMass Boston students ran around in their underwear for a good cause Monday afternoon.

05/10/2011

Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after a massive earthquake rocked Japan. massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on March 11, unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. (Photo credit JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Coakley On Japan Donations: Watch Out For Scams

BOSTON (CBS) – Many Massachusetts residents are eager to assist in the international relief effort for Japan. But, Attorney General Martha Coakley is warning people to be careful when donating. The AG’s office says there […]

03/15/2011

Hundreds of people took part in the annual Polar Plunge at Revere Beach on Saturday.

Brave Souls Take Polar Plunge At Revere Beach

It seems like it is becoming a surefire way to raise money for charity: taking a dip in the freezing-cold ocean.

02/26/2011

(File image credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Turns Down Birthday Gifts, Raises $2,600 For Charity

A third-grader from Townsend told his mother he didn’t need anything for his birthday, so they raised money for charity instead.

02/25/2011

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

Curious About Collecting For Charities In Traffic

You see them at busy intersections, rattling cans and asking for money. Not homeless panhandlers, but people who say they’re collecting for charities….

10/01/2010

Salvation Army cuts ties with charity

The Salvation Army is cutting ties with the largest United Way chapter in Massachusetts, ending a decades-long affiliation between the two charitable organizations.

08/28/2010

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