It's not just helping the poor, the arts or the church that makes giving to
charity feel good. Giving affects the same part of the brain stimulated by sex,
drugs and money, say researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Stanford University alumnus and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and his wife have
donated $75 million to the university, with much of the donation being earmarked
for construction of a new environmental studies building.
WFP has thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a US$1 million donation to its
operations in Guinea, where humanitarian needs have been accentuated as a result
of the current unrest that comes at a time when many people are struggling with
loss of income and growing poverty rates.
TLaunched with a donation of artist LeRoy Neiman's Mardi Gras work worth at
least $285,000, a nonprofit foundation has been established by the Rex
organization to receive money and award grants to help in the recovery from
Artists choose a charity that they want to donate the proceeds to while the Hard
Rock Café promotes the T-Shirts. T-Shirts designed by other performing artists
have helped raise millions of dollars for their charities and also help build
awareness of these charities and causes.