Charity Navigator Awards American Humane Coveted Fourth Star for its Philanthropic Work to Help Animals

Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, awarded a coveted fourth star – its highest rating – to American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization. Charity Navigator’s ratings show donors how efficiently they believe a charity will use their support, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time, and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness. This latest recognition is the latest in a long list of top honors for American Humane, which for 141 years has been dedicated to…

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Immediate calls to end commercial whaling as genetic testing confirms whale harpooned in Iceland was rare hybrid

Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic testing revealed a whale harpooned in Icelandic waters earlier this month was a rare blue/fin whale hybrid. International outcry ensued after it was revealed that on July 7, whalers working for Hvalur hf the only Icelandic company involved in fin whaling, under CEO Kristjan Loftsson’s, had killed a whale which photographic evidence strongly suggested was either a blue whale or a rare blue/fin whale hybrid.  In early June, Loftsson announced his company’s intention to resume the…

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The Meet Group Partners with Ryan’s Well Foundation to Give Back on National Friendship Day

The Meet Group, is partnering with the Ryan’s Well Foundation to bring clean water to people in need, by releasing a limited edition Ryan’s Well virtual gift to users on the popular MeetMe and Skout applications. The Ryan’s Well Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2001 and has provided access to clean water and sanitation to more than 924,000 vulnerable people in 16 developing countries worldwide. In honor of National Friendship Day on August 5th, The Meet Group’s popular livestreaming apps MeetMe and Skout will offer a custom gift…

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Staples and Jessica Alba Team Up to Prepare Students for a Successful School Year

Staples, the back-to-school specialty store, is teaming up with Jessica Alba to help students succeed in the upcoming school year with a scholarship sweepstakes and in-kind donations to support classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org. Together, Staples and Jessica Alba hope to spark the imaginations of the next generation of big thinkers. Staples plays a proud role in millions of teachers’ and families’ back-to-school shopping rituals providing the expertise they need to kick-start their year of educational discovery. As a busy mom of three, Jessica relies on Staples and its in-store specialists…

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Innovative virtual reality film provides stark insight into life in drought-affected Somalia

‘Famine’ is one of a series of four immersive films highlighting the tangible consequences of climate change.  Save the Children is launching this virtual reality (VR) film which transports the viewer to the parched land of northern Somalia. The charity partnered with Participant Media and Condition One, who filmed and produced This is Climate Change, a critically-acclaimed VR film series that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film is now available for media outlets from today to host on their websites (see embed code in notes to…

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