In case you missed it, here are some of the charity headlines making news this week:
- As the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, a report from Oxfam America finds that there are still significant barriers to recovery on the Gulf Coast.
- Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Burr (R-NC) have established the Senate Philanthropy Caucus, which will work to find ways to help foundations and charities.
- Charities continue to look for unique ways to raise money and awareness. Save the Children is partnering with T.J. Maxx in a special back-to-school effort; many celebrities will participate in the Stand Up to Cancer event which airs on ABC, NBC and CBS on September 5th.
, a charity is making a difference, supported by the coins tossed into the Trevi Foundation each day. Caritas distributes as much as 800,000 euros, or $1.26 million a year, in food and social assistance in Italy . Rome
- And the worst and the best of the week: While some students are claiming to raise money for charity when they’re actually using the funds for their own tuition, one man is restoring hope by donating his $3 million in lottery winnings to his church…anonymously.