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People Are Awesome: Man Moves in With Parents So a Homeless Family Can Live in His House
“You don’t have to be Bill Gates or Warren Buffet or Oprah,” to help someone in need says Los Angeles attorney Tony Tolbert. The 51-year-old is certainly walking the talk in a seriously inspiring way. He gave his home—rent free and fully furnished for an entire year—to a homeless family. And he’s moving back in with his parents so he can do it. Tolbert’s mother, Marie, says when she first heard about her son’s plans, she asked him, “Have you lost it?” But the family has a long tradition of service and extending a helping hand to those in need. Tolbert’s father, Jimmy, who was a prominent entertainment lawyer before getting Alzheimer’s, set an example for his family by always opening a spare bedroom to people who needed a place to stay. Tolbert reached out to a Los Angeles shelter for help finding a family which led him to Felicia... Continue Reading
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A lesson in making a difference | Brown University News and Events
Students in “SOC1870A – Investing in Social Change: The Practice of Philanthropy” get a real-world immersion into the strategic giving process, taking on the challenge of awarding $45,000 in grants to local community organizations. This semester, for the first time, the class has partnered with United Way of Rhode Island, with employees from the nonprofit offering guidance and community connections as students navigate the complexities of the philanthropic world. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — How would you make a difference with $15,000? It may sound like a daunting question, but it’s one that students in a sociology class at Brown are... Continue Reading
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