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Giving season: Love

In the video above, in his own words, Narayanan Krishnan says, “I thought, what is the purpose of my life? What am I going to do? …And I quit my job and I started feeding all these people from 2002.” And later: “There are thousand and thousands and lots and lots of people suffering. What is the ultimate purpose of life? It’s to give. Start giving. See the joy of giving.

I have done some research on homelessness over the years, and we all know that there are displaced people living on the city streets everywhere in America. The organizations and initiatives highlighted below represent just some of the many phenomenal community efforts supporting homeless people in the U.S. and elsewhere. I found many of them through http://JustGive.org, and I’m also proud to point you to this list JustGive publishes, entitled 35 Ways You Can Help the Homeless. They list as item 7, “give money,” and to that, I’ll add my plea to give whatever you have to spare (from loose change to your time), to those people you see in need.

Also, it’s the time of year when I invite you to join me in sending daily clicks to http://hungersite.com, where our simple mouseclicks can benefit a number of vital causes each and every day.


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Giving season: Heroes 2016


Together with my family, I am sending my warmest thoughts to many friends and colleagues worldwide, and feeling a lot of gratitude. I truly appreciate your help in sending daily clicks to http://hungersite.com, where our simple mouseclicks can benefit a number of vital causes each and every day.

I’m also especially thankful to the individuals behind my client companies Cutters Studios, Gentleman Scholar Studios, Leviathan, Sarofsky and Wondersmith for their leadership and help in supporting the following heroic organizations. Read more

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Ready to Gobble Gobble Give?

Each year, people all across America gather-up on Thanksgiving morning for a few hours to feed the homeless. Some of these efforts are organized by Gobble Gobble Give, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity where your vital donations are 100 percent tax-deductible. For their upcoming gatherings in Austin, Boca Raton, Detroit, LA (Echo Park, Downtown and Santa Monica), Las Vegas, Nashville, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Ana, participants will bring their own dishes and prepare meals using all the food that comes in. Then, everyone will hit the streets together to give it all away to homeless men, women, and children.

If you are available to get involved with the Gobble Gobble Give festivities this Thanksgiving, participation only takes a few hours, and it very well might change someone’s life, including yours.

Gobble Gobble Give started with one person eleven years ago, Read more

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Mark your calendar: Important events coming to the USA, UK, Canada – and faces everywhere

There are 13 events listed below – all of them leveraging truly sensational organizational efforts by some of the world’s most prestigious publishers, thought-leaders, innovators and artists. It’s a safe bet that something here will intrigue you – even if you’re just bookmarking the information for your future plans. No matter where you are when you are reading this, and even if you have no plans to travel anytime soon, one of these affairs is something you very well might connect with intimately – and right away. Thanks to the good people behind the Movember Foundation, by visiting http://movember.com, men and women everywhere can easily get involved, spread key messages about men’s health and begin conversations. Believe it or not, these lighthearted activities can actually help legions of men around the world live long, healthy lives. How awesome is that? Read more

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Contribute Now to the Biggest Night in Sports: The ESPYS

This Wednesday, July 13, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, The 2016 ESPYS Presented by Capital One will once again unite the world’s premier athletes, its biggest stars and the very best sports stories of the year. Hosted by John Cena, this 24th annual celebration supporting ESPN’s ongoing commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research will be televised live from LA’s Microsoft Theater.

In the meantime, ESPN Radio’s 12th Annual ESPY Day Auction to benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research is officially underway on eBay, where it will run through July 13. This year’s auction of more than 100 items includes tickets to prime sporting events, autographed memorabilia, unique experiences with athletes, celebrities and behind-the-scenes experiences with ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike and sports-related experiences with ESPN personalities Stephen A. Smith, Jon Gruden, Julie Foudy and more. To date, the ESPN Radio ESPY Day Auction has raised more than $8.4 million. To participate in the Auction and/or donate to the Jimmy V Foundation, go to http://www.ebay.com/rpp/espn or call 1-800-4-jimmyV.

Another way for fans across America to participate in The ESPYS is to help determine exactly who will be selected for these and other ESPY Awards: Read more

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Durham ready for 19th annual documentary film festival

Preparing for its April 7-10 return to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival recently released its full schedule, all of which is dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. Showcasing nearly 100 films from established and emerging filmmakers, as well as numerous discussions and panels, this intimate Southern setting will once again immerse attendees in essential conversations and interactions between filmmakers, the film and television industries and film-loving members of the public.

Presented by Duke University, Full Frame is a key program of the Center for Documentary Studies non-profit organization. Serving the documentary form and its community, this festival enhances public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its significance each and every year, making non-fiction films more accessible to a wider audience. Read more

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Giving season: Heroes 2015


Together with my family, I am sending my warmest thoughts to many friends and colleagues worldwide, and feeling a lot of gratitude. I truly appreciate your help in sending daily clicks to http://hungersite.com, where our simple mouseclicks can benefit a number of vital causes each and every day.

I’m also especially thankful to Los Angeles-based imagemaker Tommy Ewasko and the individuals behind my client companies Cap Gun Collective, Cutters Studios, Leviathan, Sarofsky, Valiant Pictures and Wondersmith for their leadership and help in supporting the following heroic organizations. Read more

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Let’s stand up together for good: #UnityDay2015

As a parent and someone who has the good fortune of working with creative industry leaders around the world, I feel it’s very important to support younger budding intellectuals. Thanks to my involvement with executives at agencies Leo Burnett and Sid Lee, organizations like United Nations Women, Procter & Gamble, and Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, I have had a chance to better understand both bullying and cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so I feel this is a great moment to consider just how damaging these intentional acts of cruelty (which in cyberbullying are typically anonymous) can be. Read more

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Don’t ever give up: ESPY Day 2015

It’s almost ESPY Day, friends! Benefitting The V Foundation for Cancer Research, this week’s ESPY Day festivities will once again feature integrated fundraising messaging across ESPN networks, culminating with a special simulcast of the ESPYS on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Wed., 15 July. The simulcast will include fundraising elements and heavy social media integration of the hashtag #DontEverGiveUp, inspired by Jim Valvano’s iconic speech at the inaugural ESPYS in 1993.

As a key part of this, The 11th Annual V Foundation Auction is now LIVE with many bids closing very soon! If you act quickly, you can still bid on hundreds of unique experiences and items, Read more

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NYC’s Creative Week Festival set for May 4-8


Creative Week is the preeminent festival showcasing the intersection of advertising, innovation and creative thinking launched by The One Club in 2010. Home to The One Show, Young Ones Competition, and many other provocative presentations, panels, workshops and exhibitions, Creative Week 2015 will descend upon New York City May 4-8, uniting thoughtleaders from the business, non-profit and creative sectors. Read more

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