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CHANGEmakers: Gina Rodriguez

The Golden Globe winning star of Jane The Virgin is passionate about giving back and giving opportunities in the arts to people who don’t have them. She started “Movement Mondays” on her social media pages to highlight and support the Latino community. “With all this Oscar Talk and lack of diversity I decided to start…

Get Ready for Good Deeds Day – April 2

International Good Deeds Day is a day solely dedicated to making a positive impact on the people around us and thereby the world as a whole. There is an almost endless supply of opportunities for everyone to spread the goodness in their own way, it can almost be overwhelming. Millions of people from over 75…

CHANGEmakers: John Cena

DoSomething.org honored John Cena by placing him in the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good for 2016, and awarded him the #2 spot in 2015 for the Athletes Gone Good. The WWE Superstar starred in the powerful Ad Council’s “We Are America” video for the Love Has No Labels campaign– which you can watch here. John is…

What’s Next, You Ask?

We’ve already begun to plan our next initiative dedicated to helping others, and look forward to sharing plans with you soon!

CELEB DYK: Yara Shahidi

“Giving back isn’t something you do when you’re old, it’s something you do when you’re young as well, and that means right now.” – Yara Shahidi Yara Shahidi is living proof teenagers can change the world. On top of starring on the ABC hit show Black-ish, Yara is a self-described “current humanitarian” with a 4.6…

Put some money aside for donations this year

Mashable Social Good posted a 7-step thought process for assessing how you can give money to charitable organizations in need, in 2017. Step number seven is the most poignant : CONSIDER IT AN INVESTMENT. It truly is, depending on what charity you choose, you might help save an individual life, assist hundreds in their struggle to…

When $5 is really $50,000 — and you give it to charity

A Northern Irish woman who discovered a rare £5 note worth £50,000 ($62,317) has given the note to charity. The note is one of just four ultra-rare notes worth £50,000 in circulation in the UK. The note — which is engraved with a special Jane Austen inscription — is the third one to be snapped…

CELEB DYK: J.K. Rowling

Long before she had fame and success, J.K. was active in the world of charity. After college she worked for Amnesty International, and from there became an ambassador to One Parent Families where she was awarded the honorary position of President in 2007, after being an ambassador for 7 years. J.K. was also a Patron…

How to give TIME, if you don’t have the money

Not flush with cash, but still want to do good for others? Get started by identifying a local nonprofit, getting in touch, and asking about their specific needs. If you have particular skills or talents (such as coding or fluency in another language), mention them, because they might be of use. Many organizations need help with outreach…

CELEB DYK: Chance the Rapper

Chance The Rapper is not only a three-time Grammy Award winner (as of last night!) — he is also incredibly active in giving back to his native Chicago by being very hands-on. In 2014, he started the social media campaign #SaveChicago with his father to combat the increasing murder rate in Chicago. Because of the…

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