Job lows don't mean volunteer highs

Aug 27, 2009
Many people are out of work or under-employed because of the recession, so you might think they'd use their free time to volunteer. Not so -- a new report out today shows that Americans are donating less of their time. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Charity, Jobs

L.A. parks program helps kids, economy

Aug 6, 2009
State programs are being cut all across California, but one L.A. program is actually expanding. Summer Night Lights keeps parks open until midnight in some of the city's toughest neighborhoods. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Charity

Web site makes you the charity

Jul 31, 2009
Helping friends or family members financially can be embarrassing for those on the receiving end. But a new Web site called "Giving Anonymously," is helping people give to those in need without the awkward face-to-face exchange. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Charity

Homelessness expected to keep rising

Jul 30, 2009
Even as the economy shows signs of a turnaround, experts say more people will likely become homeless. This is leading to a strain on U.S. shelters and limiting the options for those without permanent housing. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Charity, Economy

What can be done to stop world hunger

Jul 8, 2009
The Wall Street Journal's Roger Thurow, co-author of the book "Enough," talks with Kai Ryssdal about why the markets may be impeding getting food to poor countries, and what may help.
Posted In: Books, Charity, Food

'Hugging saint' embraces vendors too

Jul 6, 2009
Thousands of people are expected to show up to get a hug from Indian spiritual leader Amma as she stops in the Big Apple. April Dembosky reports souvenir vendors won't be far behind.
Posted In: Charity, New York

Meals on Wheels needs more than faith

Apr 24, 2009
The need for charities and programs that provide food and shelter is growing, but donations are down. Kai Ryssdal reports on a privately-funded Meals on Wheels program in Los Angeles that's hungry for help.
Posted In: Charity

How the economy is affecting the poor

Apr 22, 2009
The World Bank has cautioned the public to not forget about the poorest countries in this downturn. Kai Ryssdal speaks with World Bank President Robert Zoellick about how developing nations are being affected by the recession and what can be done.
Posted In: Charity

Tough times are cause to give more

Apr 14, 2009
Donations to charities in the millions have fallen by one-third, and the need for assistance keeps climbing. But some philanthropists use this as a call to give more in times of greatest need. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Charity

Food pantry donations get a little fruity

Apr 9, 2009
Food pantries are facing a real problem -- demand is at a record high while donations have dwindled. But instead of money, some people are donating the "fruits" of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Charity, Food