Community disservice: Toxicity within charity

Off the Beat

All eyes were on me to make sure that my club recruited the most members, tallied the most volunteer hours and raised the most money. If we didn’t meet these sky-high expectations, the clout we raised through past years would be all for naught — as if our Key Club couldn’t just do community service for the sake of helping the community.
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Who was that guy dancing on a truck Wednesday afternoon?

If you found yourself on Northside or near Shattuck Avenue on Wednesday, you likely heard the sounds of Bob Dylan and The Beatles blaring through antique speakers, and if you followed your ears, you eventually came across this scene: Curtis Reliford, a self-described “grassroots guy,” is on a mission to
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#SFBatkid Saves Gotham City

On November 16, 2013, Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed San Francisco into Gotham City for Miles Scott, a 5-year-old battling leukemia. Over the course of the day, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of onlookers aided the the pint-sized hero as he rescued a woman strapped with explosives from a set of train
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Fighting poverty more effectively at home and abroad

The fact of the matter is foreign aid policy is more political than personal. Often, even if a foreign country has high levels of extreme poverty, other nations will reduce aid if the foreign country’s political leaders act contrary to the prevailing will of the donating country.
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Thursday app of the week: GoodSearch

Name: GoodSearch Platform(s): The Internet Price: Free Mission: Help out the Berkeley community A search engine that gives money to charitable causes when you use it seems too good to be true, but it’s not. It’s called GoodSearch, and it has a pretty cool business model to turn your searches
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Women more generous than men … you go girls!

Are there gender differences in giving? If you ask a woman student next to you for some help on a test, will they give it to you? Do they give more to the homeless people on Telegraph? A recent study conducted by Berkeley economists suggests that yes, in those situations,
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