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Stars of British art world donate works for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON (Reuters) – A group of Britain’s most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June. Home to a close-knit, multi-ethnic community, the 24-storey tower in a deprived housing estate was reduced to a charred ruin by the inferno that engulfed it in the middle of the night. Many survivors have yet to be rehoused and are still living in hotels. The charity auction, ...

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Apple donates $5 million to hurricane relief, makes it easier for customers to donate

Hurricane Irma’s trail of destruction Apple is pledging another $ 5 million for hurricane relief. The company said Friday that it’s giving the donation to the “Hand in Hand” drive, an ongoing fundraiser that will divvy up funds between several organizations. The goal is to help victims of Hurricane Harvey — which clobbered the Gulf Coat two weeks ago — and Hurricane Irma, an even more powerful storm that is barreling towards Florida. Apple also said Friday that it will allow its customers to donate directly to the cause. “Starting ...

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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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When Trump tells supporters not to donate, they mostly listen

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in the Orpheum Theatre during a campaign event in Sioux City, Iowa January 31 2016. Reuters/Dave Kaup . SAP is the sponsor of this coverage which is independently produced by the staff of Reuters News Agency. Donald Trump likes to boast to his supporters that he’s so rich he doesn’t need outside money to pay for his presidential campaign. His fans seem happy to oblige him, according to financial disclosures released on Sunday. The New York businessman’s quest to become the Republican party’s ...

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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donate $1 million to support Syria victims

Comics Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donated $ 1 million to help war victims in Syria. The couple gave the money to two charities: UK-based Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee. Half of the funds will pay for 250,000 measles vaccinations for children in Northern Syria, and the other half will be put toward “education, health care, shelter and sanitation” for families in and around Syria, the charities said Sunday. “Food and medicines have become scarce and basic necessities unaffordable,” Save the Children CEO Justin Forsythe said ...

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