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$100 Million Raised For Charity From Humble Bundle Sales

Humble Bundle, a company whose platform lets people pay what they want for bundles of games and give a portion of sales to charity, has announced a major milestone. More than $ 100 million has now been raised for charity since the site launched in 2010. The funds have supported “thousands” of charities around the world, including those that support disaster relief, protect civil liberties, and distribute food and water where it is needed, Humble Bundle said in a nice video which you can see below. “Thank you, Humble customers ...

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Ferrari sells for record $10 million at charity auction

Ferrari’s fastest convertible A LaFerrari Aperta supercar just sold at a charity auction for a record €8.3 million ($ 10 million) — the most money ever fetched by a 21st century vehicle. The sale was made at the Ferrari factory in Italy during a celebration for the automaker’s 70th anniversary. The futuristic Aperta, which has yet to be assembled, sold Saturday for twice the amount auctioneers expected after a bidding war between at least 12 auction attendees, the auction house RM Sotheby’s said in a press release. The buyer — ...

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Call Of Duty Veterans' Charity Expands To UK With New Black Ops 3 Content

The Call of Duty Endowment, a charitable fund that helps veterans into work after serving in the military, is expanding to the UK. The US foundation was set up by Activision CEO Bobby Kotick in 2009, and will now be helping British veterans find work. Activision says the programme has already placed more than 37,000 US veterans into full time employment. It will now be looking to do the same in the UK, and is looking for partner charities in the region to help achieve this. To help fund the ...

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Cot death charity raises concerns over baby boxes

A cot death charity has raised concerns over the use of Finnish-style baby boxes, which infants can sleep in. Issuing new advice to parents, the Lullaby Trust said there was no evidence baby boxes reduced the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The cardboard box, filled with baby products and a mattress, can itself be used as a bed, and has been given to new parents by some NHS trusts. The charity said its leaflets would no longer be put in the boxes. “We will no longer allow our ...

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Lunch with Warren Buffett? That'll be $2.7 million (for charity)

HBO doc looks into Warren Buffett’s defining moments The going rate for a lunch date with Warren Buffett: $ 2,679,001. At least, that’s how much the top bidder — who wished to remain anonymous — in this year’s “Power Lunch with Warren Buffett” charity auction was willing to pay. The bidding closed Friday evening. This is the 18th year Buffett has offered himself up for the bidding war, and he does it to raise money for Glide — a San Francisco-based charity that provides medical care, housing assistance, meals, youth ...

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Lyft says round up your fare and donate to charity

Lyft president optimistic on company’s future Lyft thinks it has found another way to differentiate itself from its rival Uber. The ride-sharing company announced Sunday morning that it will soon allow passengers to round up their fares to the nearest dollar, and give the difference to charity. Round Up & Donate will launch in the coming weeks, most likely with a single organization that can receive donations, Lyft executives said. The company expects to gradually expand the program and highlight local community organizations. Lyft is the smaller of the two ...

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Jon Stewart rips Donald Trump at charity event

The year late night picked a side Jon Stewart may no longer be the host of “The Daily Show,” but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have something to say about Donald Trump and the 2016 election. Stewart opened the 10th Annual “Stand Up For Heroes,” an event held by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival that helps support veterans and their families, on Tuesday night with a 15 minute set about the race for the presidency. “To be here tonight with you guys, my heroes, on ...

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Mark Zuckerberg's charity sells $95 million of Facebook stock

Mark Zuckerberg is building a wall around Hawaii property Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is starting to make good on his promise to create a supercharged charity organization. In December of last year, Zuckerberg moved some of his Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a for-profit corporation whose mission is to “advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation.” But this week, those Facebook (FB, Tech30) shares actually turned into cash. The charity group made $ 95 million by selling 767,905 shares on Wednesday and ...

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Warren Buffett gives $2.9 billion to charity, again

Meet the Giving Pledge’s newest billionaire Warren Buffett continues to make good on his promise to give most of his enormous wealth to charity. The billionaire investor gave away $ 2.9 billion worth of stock in his holding company Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), according to an official filing Thursday. He’s now made a huge donation 11 years in a row. This year, Buffett is giving 19.6 million Class B shares to five charities. The bulk of the money, $ 2.2 billion, will go to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Four ...

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Europe migrant crisis: Charity rejects EU funds over migrant policy

The medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it will no longer take funds from the European Union in protest at its migration policy. MSF singled out the EU’s deal with Turkey under which Turkey agreed to take back any migrants who crossed the sea to Greece in smugglers’ boats. The number of migrants – many from war-torn Syria – to Europe is at its highest level since World War Two. The charity received $ 63m (£44m) from the EU and its members last year. “MSF announces today that ...

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