Giving

  • Dalai Lama with a crowd of people

    © Corbis

    The Dalai Lama believes that compassion can be taught and learned. It is essential for our growth as human beings.
  • Gift tags with cirlces and names

    Photography by Blaine Moats. © Live Happy

    Handmade tags to accompany your presents.
Phil and Joann Gulley have embraced a simpler life.
Phil and Joann Gulley

Living on Less to Give More

Giving

In a new kind of philanthropy, a growing number of people are intentionally living on less to give back more to their favorite causes.
Intern Malik Runnels and Chef Chad Houser
Photograph by Stanton Stephens.

Cafe Momentum Serves Up Opportunity

Giving

Chad Houser's Café Momentum serves up a lot more than dinner—it brings opportunity and hope to hundreds of at-risk teens.
Alex's Lemondade Stand

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Giving

Started in loving memory of one courageous young girl, Alex's Lemonade Stand has raised millions to fight childhood cancer.
Art class for special needs students

Expressing Themselves

Giving

A Des Moines artist finds a way to give back to the special needs community—and her own family—by hosting classes that boost creativity, talent and...
Make-A-Wish: Where Science and Hope Meet

Illustration by Andy Potts

Make-A-Wish: Where Science and Hope Meet

Giving

For these kids, a wish brings more than fleeting pleasure.
8 Innovative Gift Ideas for Dad

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8 Innovative Gift Ideas for Dad

Giving

Need some ideas for the dad who has everything? Check out these 8 original ideas.
Home Loan

Ron Sturgeon, fiancee Linda Allen with Catherine and Amber Jenkins and their service dog, Maggie.

Home Loan

Giving

A couple of years ago, Ron Sturgeon made a conscious choice to become more generous, but he never expected it would evolve into this.
Helping Hands Together

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Helping Hands Together

Giving

Teach your kids to give back by actually doing it with them!
Doniece Sandoval, founder of Lava Mae

Doniece Sandoval, founder of Lava Mae; photographs courtesy Henrik Kam

Lava Mae Gives Homeless a Fresh Start

Giving

Find out about how a creative San Francisco philanthropist is helping the city's homeless population in a way that is truly transformative.
Man holding out a small wrapped present.

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When Gift Giving Goes Wrong

Giving

Simple as it may seem, gift giving is loaded with meaning. Editor at large Stacy Kaiser offers expert tips for both the gift giver and receiver as we...

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