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McComb boy fulfills his birthday wishes by helping others

The Courier

As would any 11-year-old, Noah Weaver thought long and hard about what he might like for his 12th birthday, which he celebrated Nov. 9. Eventually, Noah reasoned that he had everything he needed and more, so he decided to use the occasion to help others.

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Students host fashion show to benefit Heifer International

Heartland Connection

Truman State University students got a glimpse into fashions from other cultures, all while raising money for a great cause.

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Gift Different This Holiday Season Through Heifer International

Market Watch - The Wall Street Journal

Heifer International is proud to share a new public service announcement featuring many well-known faces for the nonprofit's holiday gifts of livestock and training for friends and family this season. The new PSA features a range of celebrities, including Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jane Fonda, Allison Janney and others, who are joining the effort to help spread awareness about the joy of giving an alternative gift.

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Six Ideas for Deliberate Gift-Giving

Power of Moms - A Gathering Place for Deliberate Moms

Simplifying gifts for family and friends not only means less stress for us, but it means more time and money can be spent on people who are really in need.

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NGOs to help poor Kalinga folks

Manila Standard Today

wo international non-government organizations have offered to help government agencies address poverty in one of the poorest regions in the country. Heifer International Philippines (HIP) and International Association for Transformation (IAT) offered to help promote livelihood projects, reforestation, and milk production.

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66 organizations welcome the introduction of bipartisan Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act of 2013

Reuters

"The international humanitarian aid community and charitable organizations in the U.S. applaud the introduction of the Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act of 2013 (HAFA) (H.R. 3526) and thank Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Jim McGovern (D-MA), and Randy Weber (R-TX) for their leadership on this critical issue.

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Sierra Madre United Methodist Church’ Annual Alternative Gift Fair on December 1

Pasadena Now

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The Language of Life: Unique, fun ways to give back and benefit children

Kentucky.com

I was with several parents over the weekend and they began sharing great ideas for kicking off the holiday season that include a dose of giving back. I was startled to learn that in the United States, some reports say that more than 70 percent of holiday gifts end up in a landfill within 6 months.

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The reason for the season

Bennington Banner

Last year, in response to creeping commercialization of Thanksgiving as the beginning of Christmas sales, New York’s 92nd Street Y started #GivingTuesday.

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Top five mistakes to avoid in donating to Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Observer - Dunkirk, NY

As the public's attention and hearts are focused on the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, BBB Wise Giving Alliance advises donors to take steps to avoid being taken by questionable solicitors or wasting their money on poorly managed relief efforts. The typhoon that hit the Philippines over the weekend, described as the most powerful in the world this year, has destroyed an entire town. More than 10,000 are feared dead.

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