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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Genesis Prep Academy student challenges all comers to one-on-one, with shoes for kids at stake

Jake Peterson said ideas started going through his head for how he could help kids in need of shoes two weeks. He started a Facebook page for donations about a …


Charitable giving by individual Americans drops in 2018

Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest …


Julie Farley brings beauty to those who need a confidence boost

As a former model and long-time owner of downtown Spokane’s The Makeup Studio, Julie Farley knows a thing or two about putting your best face forward. But it’s not just …


Difference Makers: Mead High School’s Sydney Lyman urges peers to serve their community

Dana Rowan wasn’t sure about sophomore Sydney Lyman’s pitch a few years ago to create a community service club at Mead High School. Then the teenager sent her a fully …


Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve amid lawsuit

President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to dissolve while Trump fights allegations he misused assets for business and political purposes.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Christmas tree display benefiting Spokane Symphony contains memorial for late auto dealer, philanthropist

The family of Marlene Kay “Marti” Hollenback, who died suddenly last spring, have developed a Christmas package full of the late philanthropist and community volunteer’s favorite things. The tree, sponsored …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Salvation Army finds solid gold coin in Christmas collection kettle in Spokane

The coin was discovered Thursday morning, wrapped in a $100 bill, according to the news release. It was also accompanied by an anonymous letter.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

Giving Tuesday: Spokane nonprofits look online for donors after post-Thanksgiving consumer holidays

Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a national response to the post-Thanksgiving commercial spending holidays that urges donors to consider charitable gifts. This year, several Spokane nonprofits will …


‘Mrs. Santa’ and her ‘elves’ prepare for another season of giving at the Spokane Guild School on Black Friday

Marilyn Henderson, the retired program coordinator at the school for children with developmental disabilities, is prepping for yet another season of giving away toys to families. Henderson, who signs letters …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Many local organizations offering free Thanksgiving meals next week

Many Spokane organizations will be providing Thanksgiving meals over the holiday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Washington joins national crackdown on veteran scams

Washington sues two charities in national crackdown on groups that falsely claim to help veterans.


BBB Tip of the Week: Beware of fake fun runs this summer

Better Business Bureau receives reports and complaints from around the country about a variety of fun runs that get canceled at short notice, often with no refunds. We also receive …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Focus on the Family president visits Coeur d’Alene ahead of pro-adoption event

Jim Daly, president of the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, visited Coeur d’Alene on Thursday to promote the organization’s Wait No More adoption conference to be held in …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Charity donations likely to drop next year due to tax law

In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

Athletes heeded call for help when disasters struck in 2017

J.J. Watt had a modest goal when he launched a fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Facebook pledges $50M a year to match relief donations

Facebook is pledging $50 million a year to match disaster-relief donations, part of a bevy of tools and efforts around charitable causes the social media giant announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Late 2016 Christmas Bureau donations give boost to 2017 effort

Collecting donations for the Christmas Bureau, a community effort devoted to providing food and toys to families for Christmas, largely takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Collecting money after a mass shooting is easy. Giving it away is tricky.

The aftermath of mass shootings in the U.S. invariably features an outpouring of donations for the victims and their families. These days, increasingly, that impulse to give is channeled through …


Meals on Wheels gears up for Thanksgiving

Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels plans to serve more than 1,200 turkey dinners at its 12 Silver Cafe locations on Wednesday and through its home-based delivery program.


Jason Aldean releases ‘I Won’t Back Down’ for charity

Jason Aldean’s moving rendition of “I Won’t Back Down” on “Saturday Night Live” will soon be raising money to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting.


Rihanna, Dave Chappelle team up to raise money for charity

Pop star Rihanna played the role of slick bartender at her third Diamond Ball on Thursday night in New York City, encouraging the audience to drink up and donate money …


Still no charity money from leftover Trump inaugural funds

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million for a ceremony that officials promised would be “workmanlike,” and the committee pledged to give leftover funds to charity. Nearly …


Hay donated to fire victims may contain noxious weeds

Montana’s Department of Agriculture is asking ranchers who received donated hay after a large fire or ongoing drought to keep an eye out for noxious weeds.


President Trump will donate $1 million to Harvey relief, White House officials say

President Donald Trump is pledging $1 million in personal money to Harvey storm relief efforts.


Man who helped pay Spokane school lunch debts looks to raise $600,000 to help more kids

A Washington father who raised nearly $100,000 to cover lunch debt at five Washington school districts is expanding his effort with a new campaign to pay off lunch debt at …


Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay

Officials in North Dakota have arranged for tons of donated hay for drought-impacted ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana. Now they need truckers to haul it.


Tending nature’s bounty: Denominations come together for Spokane Valley garden

Parishioners and volunteers have transformed an unused field on the grounds of the Spokane Valley Adventist Church into a community garden. The hope: to teach gardening, provide food for formerly …


Cynthia M. Allen: First, acknowledge panhandlers’ humanity

Most people on the street ask for money, but many of them have other basic needs that are easy to satisfy.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Working across faiths, three churches shift 200 beds for homeless families

Members of three churches did some heavy lifting Thursday evening, moving 200 bed frames and mattresses into a new 50-unit apartment building for homeless families in Spokane Valley.


Spokane Gives month of charity sees more than $2.5 million in volunteer work

The fourth annual Spokane Gives month of charity saw a record number of volunteers, who worked on projects from homelessness to community beautification.