Samaritanmag

Music-heavy news site about charities, causes and good deeds

Jordan Adler

A decade ago, six Torontonians roamed the streets dressed as zombies, complete with bloody makeup, sunken eyes and tattered clothing. It was the world’s first public Zombie Walk. Vancouver, San...
Thirty-three years after his Marathon of Hope inspired Canadians, Terry Fox remains one of the country’s finest examples of both athleticism and altruism. Terry Fox Runs continue to make...
They weigh 250 pounds and stand at a measly two feet. A striking, red heart protrudes from the left side of their body underneath a faceless head. These little cement robots, Lovebots, are popping up...
Toronto entrepreneur Mara Sofferin is working hard to bridge the gap between popular culture and cause culture with Rock Your Cause (RYC), a for-profit company that sells apparel with socially...
Pamela Bielak is on a crafty mission: The president of Toronto non-profit Crafting for a Cure (CFC) provides craft kits, toys and other fun, creative distractions to sick children and teenagers...
Dekpor is a village in southeast Ghana that is so tiny, most maps of the country don't even include it. There are no rich families. Nearly everyone, including children, tend rice and cassava...
Unions aren't just looking out for its members; in the case of United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, whose 250,000 members make it the largest private-sector union for Canada's...
When M&M Meat Shops co-founder Mac Voisin decided that his frozen foods business would start donating to a little-known cause in 1989 -- less than a decade after he started M&M...
About 12 hours ago, 17-year-old Jonathan Korman was at his high school graduation ceremony, and a long after-party ensured that he wouldn’t head to sleep until 3 a.m. But, while his friend...
Toronto volunteer Phyllis Novak has spent the last two decades trying to maximize the creative potential for at-risk and homeless youth. In 1996, her efforts materialized into Sketch, an art...

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