Quilts and blankets sought for marathon dance

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Moreau Community Center is collecting donated quilts and afghan blankets to serve as gifts to members of a school district working hard to raise money for a beloved community cause. The community center is seeking donations for the students who are part of 2023’s annual South High Marathon … Read more

Overrun with Buns | The Tyee

It’s been 12 years since the last Year of the Rabbit when Sorelle Saidman and the Rabbitats began their quest to solve the Lower Mainland’s feral rabbit problem. Rabbits are routinely dumped by their human owners into the wild. They can give birth to feral offspring every month, which burrow and feast in public parks … Read more

Prince William and Princess Kate Help Out at a Food Bank

Prince William and Princess Kate helped their local community this week by volunteering at a food bank. On Thursday, the Prince and Princess of Wales traveled to the Windsor Foodshare—not far from their new home of Adelaide Cottage—to draw attention to the challenges people face during these more difficult winter months. Once there, the couple … Read more

The moment of kindness that set Socceroo Awer Mabil on his path to 2023 Young Australian Of The Year

When Awer Mabil was a boy, growing up in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, he got word that a grassroots football clinic was being organised by a couple of Adelaide United players at a community club about 20 minutes’ drive from his house in Hillbank. Mabil had never met a professional player before, but had been kicking … Read more

AmazonSmile set to close, Amazon announces

(NEXSTAR) – Amazon will be closing its charity program, AmazonSmile, in the coming weeks in order to “focus its philanthropic giving to programs with greater impact.” In a letter sent to AmazonSmile customers Wednesday, Amazon explained the program “has not grown to create the impact that we had originally hoped.” “With so many eligible organizations—more … Read more

Sunmark employees donate $14k to local charities

LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — More than 180 Sunmark Credit Union employees contributed a combined $14,000 to local charities in 2022 through the credit union’s employee donation program, “Make your mark for charity.” This annual program was a component of Sunmark’s 85th anniversary “make your mark” campaign—which donated a total of more than $85,000 to local … Read more

Glens Falls’ annual duck race set to return

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – This week, Cool Insuring Arena is set to fill up with ducks. No, it’s not a team with a mallard for a mascot. Instead, it’s an annual ray of hope for an important Glens Falls organization that fuels community events. Get all of the latest news, weather, sports, and entertainment … Read more

AI-generated images raise money for charity. What’s wrong?

A distraught young mom stares out the window in a barren room, holding a baby. The striking image is meant to evoke sympathy for a charity campaign, to prod the viewer into asking who this poor woman is and how they can help her. But there’s a catch: the woman isn’t real. Furniture Bank, a … Read more

AI-generated images are raising money for charity. What’s wrong?

A distraught young mom stares out the window in a barren room, holding a baby. The striking image is meant to evoke sympathy for a charity campaign, to prod the viewer into asking who this poor woman is and how they can help her. But there’s a catch: the woman isn’t real. Furniture Bank, a … Read more

M&T Bank combats food insecurity in the Capital Region

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — M&T Bank has given $45,000 in grant funding to several local organizations that are working to address food insecurity in the Capital Region. M&T’s charitable investments were directed to local food pantries and food-access programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties. Some call for pause to Upstate NY minimum wage … Read more