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Bernie's Mittens Meme Is Now Raising Money for Charity

Senator's campaign is using viral pic on sweatshirt, with proceeds going toward Vt.'s Meals on Wheels

(Newser) - The Bernie Sanders memes taking over the internet , showing him seated at President Biden's inauguration while wearing a pair of bulky artisan mittens, have now been appropriated by Sanders himself—for a good cause. Rolling Stone reports that the Vermont senator's campaign has snatched up the photo taken...

Cyndi Lauper's Youth Benefit Gets Help From Some Big Names

Billie Eilish, Dolly Parton, LL Cool J, Taylor Swift, Cher join annual homelessness event

(Newser) - Taylor Swift, Cher, Billie Eilish, LL Cool J, and Dolly Parton are adding their voices to Cyndi Lauper's annual concert to combat youth homelessness, an issue the "True Colors" singer says has only gotten worse during the pandemic. "You can say, 'Stay home, protect yourself.'...

Pringles Mascot Gets a Body Thanks to John Oliver

And Feeding America gets $20K

(Newser) - John Oliver has spent more time than anyone really should spend wondering what the body of the Pringles mascot looks like. He discussed some possibilities before Last Week Tonight went on hiatus, per the Hollywood Reporter , then released a web exclusive video on Sunday in which he showcased viewers' drawings...

Here Are the Most Giving States in America

People there come together to help others through charity, volunteerism

(Newser) - Between charitable giving—last year, US donors ponied up nearly $450 billion for charity—and volunteerism, Americans keep opening up their wallets and their schedules to help those who are less fortunate. WalletHub wanted to see which states were especially benevolent, so it examined stats from all 50, looking at...

Fast Times Reading Reunites a Famous Couple

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have a steamy scene

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have reunited for the second time this year, and this time, it was all about love—between their characters. The pair joined fellow celebrities for a live, virtual table read of the 1982 cult classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, hosted by comedian Dane Cook....

Protesters Just Got 'Substantial' Boost From Colin Kaepernick

NFL free agent's charity to help pay legal costs for those who broke curfew in Minnesota, elsewhere

(Newser) - Soon after protests over the killing of George Floyd started sweeping the nation, Colin Kaepernick set up the Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative , via his charity , to coordinate "with top defense lawyers and civil rights lawyers nationwide to provide legal resources for those in need." Now,...

She Got a Raffle Ticket as a Gift, Now Owns a Picasso

Italian woman wins $1.1M painting in charity raffle

(Newser) - An Italian woman is the new owner of a century-old painting by Pablo Picasso, worth $1.1 million—but she didn't buy it. The unidentified woman won 1921's "Nature Morte"—a small oil painting depicting a glass of absinthe and a newspaper on a table—in...

$475K Was Raised for His Disney Trip. He's Not Going

Quaden Bayles, who has dwarfism, intends to donate the funds instead

(Newser) - Quaden Bayles, the subject of a viral video showing the toll of relentless bullying, won't be going to Disneyland after all. Though comedian Brad Williams launched a GoFundMe page with that goal in mind—it has since raised $475,000—the family of the Australian 9-year-old with dwarfism instead...

Harry, Meghan Find Way Around Queen's Decree

The not-so-royal couple had a friend register their charity

(Newser) - Looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have found a little wiggle room. After agreeing to ditch the "Sussex Royal" brand name—apparently at the Queen's request—they had a pal of Meghan's register the website sussexglobalcharities.com, People reports. The Daily Mail reports that said pal,...

Charities Steered $65M to Trump Lawyer and His Family: Report

Jay Sekulow might be blurring the lines between profit and charity

(Newser) - Jay Sekulow, one of President Trump’s lead attorneys during the impeachment trial, is being paid for his legal work through a rented $80-a-month mailbox a block away from the White House. The Pennsylvania Avenue box appears to be the sole physical location of the Constitutional Litigation and Advocacy Group,...

Bezos Donation to Australia Doesn't Land Well

Critics fault him for giving less than others

(Newser) - It's not often a million-dollar donation is called paltry. But such is the case when the person giving it is Jeff Bezos—and when the million is in Australian dollars, making it worth $690,000 American. The controversy started after the Amazon CEO announced the donation on Instagram , reports...

Someone Just Paid $31M for This Wristwatch

The Patek Philippe auctioned by Christie's is the most expensive wristwatch ever sold

(Newser) - Someone is about to have a very well-adorned wrist. Christie's held its charity Only Watch auction in Geneva on Saturday to help raise money for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an every-other-year event that features dozens of luxury timepieces, and a one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe earned the title of most...

State Tells Charity to Stop Matching the Poor With Glasses

Licensed optometrist needs to be involved, Kentucky says

(Newser) - A state board in Kentucky has told Kendall Optometry Ministry that it has to stop giving used prescription glasses to the poor that aren't precise prescriptions. Holland Kendall has been matching poor people with eyeglasses for 16 years, per Fox News , and says his program has helped thousands of...

MacKenzie Bezos' 'Revealing' Move After Divorce From Jeff

Amazon CEO's ex-wife just signed Giving Pledge, vowing to donate at least half of her wealth

(Newser) - MacKenzie Bezos just opened up her wallet big time, and she's sharing her reason why. "I have a disproportionate amount of money to share," the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos noted in her letter signing on to the Giving Pledge , a commitment by some of the...

South Dakota Town's Game of Chance Finally Ends

SD's Ryan Gordon chased the queen and won

(Newser) - A dozen friends and family from Montrose, South Dakota, pooled $600 and now have $321,208 to show for it. The group won the jackpot Wednesday in a "Chase the Queen" fundraiser that has been drawing thousands to Hudson, population 324. The fundraiser granted 10% of weekly ticket sales...

Treasurer for Slain Officers Stole for Her Son: Police

Lorraine Shanley, 68, faces up to 30 years in prison

(Newser) - The treasurer at a charity for fallen New York City police is accused of stealing about $410,000—including $1,400 for Barbra Streisand tickets, the New York Times reports. Lorraine Shanley, 68, was arrested Thursday and could face 30 years in prison. A volunteer treasurer at Survivors of the...

Seattle Man's Long-Planned Last Act Shocks, Delights

Alan Naiman left most of an $11M estate to children's charities

(Newser) - Alan Naiman was known for an unabashed thriftiness that veered into the comical, but even those closest to him had no inkling of the fortune that he quietly amassed and the last act that he had long planned. The Washington state social worker died of cancer this year at age...

Social Worker Patched Shoes With Duct Tape, Left $11M

Friends were shocked to find that frugal Alan Naiman had amassed a fortune before he died

(Newser) - Alan Naiman was known for an unabashed thriftiness that veered into the comical, but even those closest to him had no inkling of the fortune he quietly amassed and the last act he'd long planned. The Washington state social worker died of cancer this year at age 63, leaving...

What Crouching Tiger Actor Plans on Doing With His $715M

Chow Yun-fat says his wife is OK if he gives it all to charity when he dies

(Newser) - Amid the stories of good fortune emerging at the end of the year, one more to wrap things up—this time, involving a famous Hong Kong actor and some eventually very lucky recipients. The Guardian reports that Chow Yun-fat, the 63-year-old star best known here in the US for his...

Trump Foundation Woes: That $10K Portrait Didn't Help

Charity is shutting down, but New York state lawsuit continues

(Newser) - President Trump's controversial charitable foundation is shutting down. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Tuesday that the Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve itself under the oversight of the courts and her office, reports ABC News . Earlier this year, Underwood sued the foundation , alleging that the...

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