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The Chocolate Bar raises $200,000

I just heard about this amazing kid that wrote a book to raise money to help his friend. 7 year old Dylan Siegel wrote The Chocolate Bar to raise money for a cure to his friend Jonah’s rare genetic and incurable disease called Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1B.

There are only about 100 people in the U.S. like Jonah Pournazarian, with this disease. Up until the 80′s most kids with this condition didn’t live past the age of two.

Jonah’s best friend Dylan decided to write and illustrate the pages of “Chocolate Bar,” an expression to describe something great, More >

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The One Fund Boston

We all know about the horrible bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15th, but what you may not know about is a charity that was set up called The One Fund Boston.

A day after the bombings, two influential people in the Boston community, Deval Patrick and Mayor Tom Menino announced the charity being formed to raise money for the families affected by the attacks.

Just a week later, the campaign raised an amazing $20 million dollars. $6.3 million was raised by individuals locally and nationally who wanted to help. While $14.8 million was raised from corporate donations. More >

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Richard Branson Joins the Giving Pledge

As you all know, I blogged about how Warren Buffett and Bill Gates created “The Giving Pledge” – which is a commitment by billionaires to give half their wealth away to a mega charity. Of course they used themselves as examples.

They then went around the country talking to some of the richest people about joining this philanthropic effort.

Now 12 new people from overseas have joined up, including Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin Group. Others come from Australia, Germany, India, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, the Ukraine and 5 more from the United Kingdom.

Richard Branson wrote in More >

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Milton Hershey is an Inspiration

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t written here in awhile, but I got caught up in writing a story the last several months and that has taken up all my free time.

But I became very inspired when my parents took me to Hershey Park for Spring Break. We had never been there before and even though I’ve heard of Mr. Hershey, and of course have eaten the yummy chocolate bars he created, I really didn’t know his story.

Milton Hershey was an amazing man! He was a true entrepreneur who started with nothing, and even went broke four times More >

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