Charities & Causes

Charitable hands outreaching
Times are tough. The financial crisis has struck many, and everywhere across America people are looking for ways to save money. Despite the rough economy, we’ve discovered that – now, more than ever – MNN readers are looking for ways that they can give back. They are seeking avenues where they can help improve the world around them through charitable giving. The articles in this section reflect that mood of philanthropy and helping those in need.
From individual giving and acts of kindness to supporting specific causes, charity is more widespread than ever.  There are many causes aligned with MNN's mission to 'Improve Your World' that range from environmental conservation and animal rescue to outreach. MNN provides a wealth of content on ways to give back and conserve as well as profiles activities by any number of charitable causes. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Tiny houses give low-income Detroit residents a shot at home ownership

Amazon's new corporate campus to include housing for homeless women

Does 'clicktivism' do any good?

Rick Steves donates transitional housing complex to YWCA

Cardborigami: Providing shelter, restoring dignity with cardboard

Tracey and Jon Stewart's animal sanctuary gets final blessing

How to donate money during international emergencies so it really helps

Purposeful tourism is more than just a vacation

Kids in need choose between two gifts and surprise everyone with their answer

Captain Planet Foundation celebrates 25 years with star-studded gala, new initiatives

Paris to sell off 'love locks' in support of refugees

Holiday gift guide: 12 art and design gifts that give back big