Philanthropy is popping up on menus across the country as restaurateurs opt to turn profits into charity. Yet, how will an already risky business endeavor fare among varying economic climates and public tastes? If these socially conscious entrepreneurs have anything to say about it, pretty well.
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This past week Habitat for Humanity Launched the MLK Buildathon to restore homes in the Rockaways destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Says Habitat: We have a dream that everyone will have a simple decent home. Throughout all of New York, the country and America. With that In mind we build.
Hunger is real in Land of the Plenty America. The working poor, children and the elderly struggle to feed themselves with diminishing wages and increasing cost of living. Yet waste is real too. Americans waste as much food as they produce according to food champion, Gary Oppenheimer and the share-your-garden-bounty-with-neighbors-in-need program he organized across America: Ample Harvest.org.
As we begin the week by celebrating Martin Luther King Day and the second term of Barack Obama, change is in the air. To be the change you want to see in the world takes more than one day- it takes a lifetime. One group of New Yorkers have come together to give a year of their lives in service to a mentoring program for young children called: City Year.
Good-b Causes We Love: There is a saying in the Bible that, “Whatever you do for the least of me, you do for me,” this Catholic-based organization takes that mandate to heart. NOVA Hope for Haiti is co-founded by dynamic child advocate and inspirational leader (and my personal friend) Joe Nuzzi who has a dream along with fellow congregants to provide basic medical care for the children of Haiti.
NowStreet and LastClick, both known for facilitating business connections and dealmaking via ground-breaking event platforms, are bringing our networks together to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The storm caused widespread destruction across the east coast leaving 40,000 homeless and millions without electricity, gas and heat for weeks