Banksy installed a stunning artwork in a hospital; its auction will raise money for healthcare

Banksy hung this stunning painting in the foyer of Southampton General Hospital's emergency department. Apparently the installation of the framed, one meter square artwork was completed in cahoots with the hospital management. Video below. Banksy left a note that reads, "Thanks for all you're doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even […]

Get these facemasks with Coop's art

The great Coop is selling facemasks emblazoned with his fantastic illustrations. They're being sold at cost, And "100% of the net proceeds that Threadless earns for each face mask is being donated to med share, up to a $100,000 maximum donation." [Before clicking on the link please note that some of the illustrations are NSFW […]

With EraseCOVID, artists and designers have created cool Public Safety Art

EraseCOVID is what happens when creative folks work together for the greater good. A fantastic gang of artists and designers (including Ruben Bolling) have joined forces to create some really terrific "Public Safety Art," which is all available to purchase as posters, greeting cards, and more! Proceeds benefit chosen charity MusiCares, the artists, and the […]

Bill Nye the super fly guy

Bill Nye struts his stuff for charity. please tell me what designer had bill nye walking im crying pic.twitter.com/3ZSyCxcBNv — big t (@miuyorker) February 7, 2020

Charitable Giving Guide 2019

Boing Boing Here's a guide to the charities the Boingers support in our own annual giving. Please add the causes and charities you give to in the forums! Friends of the Merril Collection I'm on the board of the charity that fundraises for Toronto's Merril Collection, a part of the Toronto Public Library system that […]

Stephen Colbert plays D&D with Matt Mercer for Red Nose Day

There are so many things to love about Stephen Colbert. For me, his unapologetic nerdiness is high on that list. His obviously large and tender heart is, too. These two impulses come together in this Critcal Role video, done as a fundraiser for Red Nose Day, dedicated to the fight against childhood poverty in America. […]

Donating unwanted LEGO to someone less fortunate is a great way to bring more joy to the world

Lots of folks continue to build fabulous creations out of LEGO well into adulthood. Others tire of it, as they do many of their other childhood belongings, at an early age. Both are fine. What's not OK is being a kid who, because of their parent's financial situation, doesn't know the joy of having a […]

Charitable Giving Guide 2018

Boing Boing Here's a guide to the charities the Boingers support in our own annual giving. Please add the causes and charities you give to in the forums! Friends of the Merril Collection I'm on the board of the charity that fundraises for Toronto's Merril Collection, a part of the Toronto Public Library system that […]

102-year-old woman breaks record for world's oldest skydiver

Irene O'Shea of Athelstone, Australia just broke the world record for the oldest female skydiver. She's 102 years old. This isn't her first jump though. This badass centenarian started two years ago when she turned 100. ABC reports: Sunday's skydive, which broke the world record, "went smoothly," SA Diving said, describing her as "an absolute […]

Chow Yun-fat lives so modestly, he can give away $700M+ when he passes away

Indicating in your will that you want to leave some money to a charity that reflects the values you were passionate about is a fine gesture. Living a life of frugality so that you can leave a ridiculous amount of money to charity once you're gone: that's next level philanthropy.

Comic book art being auctioned off for a great cause

Giving generously to an important cause is cool. Y'all know what's cooler? Giving generously to an important cause and, as a result, becoming the proud owner of a gorgeous piece of comic book art. Cat Staggs — the co-creator of Crosswind and an artist on Wonder Woman '77 — was approached at a recent comic […]

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston invite you to help out a pair of great causes and also, breakfast

I can't believe that it's been five years since the final episode of Breaking Bad hit the air. I also can't believe that I could be having breakfast with Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, thanks to this fun new contest from Omaze. By making a donation, you'll not only be giving to two exceptional causes–The […]

Meet the dogs of Chernobyl

In 1986, a nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, located near the Ukrainian town of Pripyat, lost its shit. Flaws in the reactor's design caused a steam explosion, resulting in a fire that spewed plumes of radioactive material into the atmosphere. The Soviet government mobilized its armed forces to evacuate  the area surrounding […]

Bitcoin philanthropist donated $1 million to psychedelics research

The anonymous Bitcoin philanthropist behind the Pineapple Fund donated nearly 60 Bitcoins, approximately $1 million, to the psychedelics research and advocacy group Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). "The Pineapple Fund's outstanding generosity exemplifies how the growth of cryptocurrency can be leveraged for profound social change," says MAPS Founder and Executive Director Rick Doblin, Ph.D. […]

Architects designed these groovy cat houses for charity

FixNation is a nonprofit working to reduce the feral cat population. To raise funds, they commissioned cool cat shelters from prominent Los Angeles architecture firms, then auctioned the structures like Flora-Gato in the video for charity.

Bearded men don mermen tails for charity calendar

The hairy-faced gents of the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club are raising money for a mental health charity by posing as mermen for this 2018 MerB'ys calendar. CBC reports: Calendar proceeds are going to Spirit Horse NL, a group that offers support to people with mental health issues via therapeutic interaction with horses. […]

Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley: Donate to charity, enter to win cool Star Wars prizes

Star Wars has teamed up with Omaze to raise money for Starlight Children's Foundation and UNICEF.

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