Stories tagged: Charity
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
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 …
Tue., June 18, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
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 …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
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 …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
‘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 Spokane organizations will be providing Thanksgiving meals over the holiday.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Washington sues two charities in national crackdown on groups that falsely claim to help veterans.
Sun., June 24, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
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.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
President Donald Trump is pledging $1 million in personal money to Harvey storm relief efforts.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
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.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
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 …
Mon., July 31, 2017
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.
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.
Tue., June 20, 2017
The fourth annual Spokane Gives month of charity saw a record number of volunteers, who worked on projects from homelessness to community beautification.