A food pantry in Philadelphia has found a new way to distribute its goods to the hungry. Designed like a 7-11, clients can walk through the store with a grocery cart and accumulate whatever will fit in the basket. Joel Rose reports.
Food pantries have seen demand at record highs this year while donations have dwindled. But some help has come from people who, instead of donating money, have provided the fruits of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that well-known charity the United Homeless Organization is a fraud. The news could have a chilling effect on donations to legitimate groups. Amy Scott reports.
More than 100 TV shows will be airing public service announcements and weaving volunteering themes into their plots this week. It's part of an industry-wide effort to encourage volunteerism. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
It's becoming more common for grocery store shoppers to be asked to contribute to charities while they're in the check-out line. Those small contributions can add up for worthy causes, but there are hidden costs involved. Michael May reports.
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.