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PHOTO: In addition to fasting and prayer, Muslims across Michigan and around the world devote themselves to charitable works during the month of Ramadan, which runs through July 28th. Photo courtesy of Cohdra / Morguefile.com.

DEARBORN, Mich. - The month of Ramadan is the holiest time of year for Muslims, and while many know Ramadan is a time of intense fasting and prayer, they may not be aware it is also a time for charity and giving. Adnan Durrani is the CEO of Saffron Road, a company which produces Halal foods. He say ...Read More

PHOTO: The first annual Honor Ride Ohio in New Albany will raise money to help injured veterans heal through cycling. The public can join in on the 35- and 70-mile rides. Photo courtesy Ride 2 Recovery.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hundreds of Ohioans will be pushing pedals this Memorial Day weekend to help the nation's healing heroes. The first annual "Honor Ride Ohio," a noncompetitive cycling event open to all veterans and the public, will be held Saturday in the Columbus area. One of the riders will be A ...Read More

PHOTO: A Gallup poll ranks Utah first in the nation for its residents' generosity, donating time and money to charity. Photo courtesy Utah Office of Tourism.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utahns are the most generous Americans in terms of donating their time and money to charity, according to the latest www.gallup.com. ...Read More

PHOTO: Jim Doyle shares his locally grown produce with the Bread for the Journey food pantry in Warren. Volunteers 50 and older are digging in to help combat food insecurity that affects about 15 percent of Maine residents. Photo courtesy ENCorps.

BANGOR, Maine - Food insecurity is a problem that affects about 15 percent of Maine's population. It means people do not have access to enough nutritious food on a daily basis. A program involving volunteers age 50 and older is digging in to help. The ENCore Leadership Corps each year trains about ...Read More

PHOTO: A Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky project, (c)space, will bring together, under one roof, those working to improve Kentuckians health and quality of life. Photo courtesy Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Nonprofit health advocacy groups have a new way to further their efforts to improve the quality of life for Kentuckians. With the catchy title of (c)space – a play on the tax-exempt status of nonprofit 501(c)(3) groups – those organizations can now work on the sam ...Read More

ASHLAND, Ky. - According to experts, after surviving domestic violence the next big step on a victim's path to recovery is self-sufficiency. It's a path that thousands of survivors across Kentucky are following, thanks in part to support from the Allstate Foundation. One example is Parthenia Fergu ...Read More

PHOTO: Bangor Public Library would be eligible for energy-efficiency upgrades under a new Grants to Green program designed to help nonprofits in Maine's historic downtowns. Photo courtesy Maine Preservation.

ELLSWORTH, Maine - Some downtown areas around Maine are going to get "greener," thanks to a grant from an organization in Atlanta that is aimed at making historic downtown buildings in which nonprofit groups work more energy-efficient. The "Grants to Green" project awarded $1.2 million from The Com ...Read More

PHOTO: Today's "Give Grande New Mexico" fundraiser could raise millions of dollars to benefit several hundred nonprofit organizations. Photo courtesy Give Grande New Mexico.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Today's "Give Grande New Mexico" fundraiser could raise millions of dollars to benefit several hundred nonprofits across New Mexico. Luan Wagner with the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico says the event is the first of its kind in this state, and is part of a national ef ...Read More

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