| Aug 7, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Days after Newsday reported that charities were having a hard time keeping and recruiting volunteers due in part to the rising gas prices, Sen. Charles Schumer called for tax relief for volunteers. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and John Ensign (R- NV) announced......
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Bedbugs have disrupted life at a personal care home in South Whitehall Township so badly that some residents are not getting their psychiatric care, state officials say.
The Department of Public Welfare cited Trexler Park Manor about a week ago for...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:46 PM
When the aides who cared for his elderly mother did not get paid for several months early this year, Joe Konrath sought help from the state, which had hired the payroll company responsible for cutting the checks.
Konrath feared that if the aides didn't...
| Apr 16, 2013
Spring is in the air — and that means it's time to get rid of the clutter. But rather than throwing out those unused items, why not get rid of your excess stuff by donating it to charity?
Brittany Martin Graunke founded zealousgood.com, an...
| Oct 8, 2013
A new donor has pledged $1,500 to Catholic Charities to replace a similar sum rejected from Kuma's Corner, the heavy metal bar/burger joint that outraged Christians by serving a burger topped with a Communion wafer.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Catholic Charities said today it would not accept a $1,500 donation that a local restaurant has offered amid controversy over its new burger, which mocks the sacred Christian sacrament of Holy Communion.
Kuma's Corner began selling the burger, the Ghost,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Dear Liz: What are your thoughts on charitable giving? I hear about tithing (giving 10% of income) but would have real problems trying to maintain that commitment. That said, I'd like to become a regular donor to a reputable charity.
Answer: Most U.S....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:36 PM
The college application essay was the tipoff. It was beautifully written but painfully rendered; a high school student's story of her family's tumble from middle-class stability into homelessness and addiction.
It helped Danielle Stone earn a spot at...
| Sep 22, 2013
Steven Derks, the president and chief executive of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, is talking to me. Or he's trying to. Although we're both in Chicago, his call has been looped through his Arizona office. By the time what he's saying gets back into...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The Los Angeles County foster care system has a new crisis — one that can't be resolved by yanking children from troubled parents.
In fact, more children in the system would only make things worse because there's no where to put them in a county...
| Nov 28, 2011
There's a shocking disconnect at work these days in the relationship between the public and government workers: The public is demanding greater accountability, and public employees — social workers, police, teachers, even state legislators —...