Charitable Giving

#WakeUpSelfies to Invade Your Facebook News Feeds Like the Virtual Undead!

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Warning! Zombies are continuing to dominate our popular culture. And, beyond The Walking Dead or Ebola chatter, the apocalypse has infected Facebook, as evidenced by recent images of your friends (and strangers) in barely reanimated states attacking your News Feeds. Happy Halloween? Not quite. It’s another way you’re about to get tagged into participating in an event — and you’ll probably do so against your will, like someone suffering an infectious bite. #WakeUpSelfies are headed your way!

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Publishers Clearing House Brings ‘The Give Back’ Back to Facebook for Year Four

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For the fourth consecutive year, Publishers Clearing House launched its “The Give Back” social media giving campaign as part of its relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, but this time around, there’s a new twist: Rather than voting on which charities will receive charitable donations, St. Jude is guaranteed $150,000, and Facebook users who like the PCH page can add up to $50,000 to that total by playing games.

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Follow 700 Miles to Hope Bike Ride to Raise Funds to Fight HLH via Facebook

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a rousing success on Facebook, and on Oct. 4, a different disease will be the target, as the Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation will attempt to raise $500,000 for the fight against life-threatening immune system condition hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) with the start of its fourth-annual 700 Miles to Hope bike ride.

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Mike Schroepfer Donates Facebook Shares; David Wehner, Susan Desmond-Hellmann Sell Some

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Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer donated 40,000 shares of class-A common stock in the company to a charitable entity, while Chief Financial Officer David Wehner and Director Susan Desmond-Hellmann sold off some of their Facebook holdings, the three insiders reported in Form 4 filings Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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