Planet Givers Blog

Nov 16
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For Music in Common founder Todd Mack, a defining moment in life occured when his friend and band mate, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was murdered by militants in Pakistan in 2002. To honor the memory of his friend, Mack, who is a singer-songwriter and music producer, organized an informal backyard music jam. Says Mack, “As Danny traveled the world as a journalist, he’d ...
Aug 29
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For Top 10 CNN Hero for 2016 Luma Mufleh, “never giving up” is a defining characteristic. She is the founder and director of Fugees Family, Inc. ("The Fugees), a nonprofit organization devoted to working with child refugees from 28 war-torn countries, and the Fugees Academy, a tuition-free private school providing education for these survivors. Most ...
Apr 19
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               PlanetGive® Online Charitable Giving Platform Launches in the US Everyone Can Be a Philanthropist, and Every Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Can Benefit  Reports show 2016 was America’s most generous year ever, with total giving up 4.1% to $373 billion. Giving is predicted ...
Apr 18
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Welcome to the world of social charitable giving on PlanetGive! Let's navigate the simple steps to becoming a free registered PlanetGiver. In a snap, you’ll be using our tools to make smart, secure, meaningful charitable contributions and collaborate with others in celebrating and commemorating occasions, holidays, events and special days throughout the year. Register Register on ...
Sep 15
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  By Alli Allen What is my purpose? If you're like me, at some point in your life you've wondered how you could impact the world in a positive way. While searching for a fulfilling project, I met a wonderful gentleman who had founded a successful food rescue organization in Hilton Head and was interested in starting a similar ...
Sep 8
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By Alli Allen Like father, like daughter When I was young, my dad came home one day with some cannon balls and placed them on our fireplace mantle. Little did I know this was the start of his decades-long fascination all things Civil War. He loved nothing better than immersing himself in a good Civil War history ...
Aug 8
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By Alli Allen   My friend Gay was born and bred in the South to a large and lively family. She spent her carefree childhood playing outside with friends, catching lightning bugs, eating homemade pies and basking in the bonds of her close-knit community. Her grandmother's specialties infused her with a love of cooking. Her dad's legendary ...
Jul 8
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By Alli Allen How do you know when you’ve hit on something big? For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt there was a big idea hidden somewhere inside me. but I  had no idea what it was. Whenever Oprah came on, I pictured myself sitting next to her being interviewed, but I couldn’t imagine what ...