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Kitten, Puppy Videos Give Humane Society Silicon Valley A Viral Adoption Advantage

Their movie stars spend their time off set licking themselves, chasing their tails, or napping for hours. They eat kibble instead of caviar, and their hair stylists use a water hose, but these actors may be more captivating than anything Hollywood can dish out. The Humane Society Silicon Valley harnesses the ubiquitous online fascination with kitten and puppy videos by using volunteer producers to create a successful Internet marketing plan for adoptions.

04/10/2014

Joe Pavelski #8, Joe Thornton #19 and Justin Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate after Pavelski scored a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period at SAP Center on March 11, 2014 in San Jose. Thornton had an assist on the goal. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Playoff-Bound Sharks Invite Fans To Grow Beards For Charity

With the San Jose Sharks about to make another playoff run, the team is inviting fans to join them in growing beards for charity, team officials said.

04/09/2014

Arnold Schwarzenegger (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Schwarzenegger Wants You To Crush Everything In His Tank, For Charity

Spend a day with Arnold and his tank, all to benefit Bay Area after school programs…

03/14/2014

(L-R) Pharrell Williams & Daft Punk (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Arby’s Snatches Pharrell’s Hat For $40,100 On eBay

The “Happy” singer’s famous fedora was purchased on eBay by the fast food chain…

03/04/2014

Pharrell Williams  (credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Pharrell Williams Auctioning Off His Grammys Hat For Charity

Proceeds from the sale of the much-talked-about Vivienne Westwood hat will benefit…

02/21/2014

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Most Generous American Philanthropists In 2013

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013.

02/10/2014

Fans cheer during player introductions prior to the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Niner, Seahawk Fans Turn Rivalry Into Children’s Hospital Fundraiser

What started as a prank war between San Francisco 49ers fans and Seattle Seahawks backers is now a big moneymaker for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

01/07/2014

Money

Crowdfunding Helping Holiday Giving Around Bay Area

You may want to do some holiday giving this year to support a local food bank, or a global charity. Or maybe you’re inspired to help a single individual fighting cancer, or an Entrepreneur trying to get an idea off the ground. All is possible with crowdfunding.

12/26/2013

#GivingTuesday's Facebook Page

Bay Area Charities Counting On #GivingTuesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday. Maybe you’ve heard of Small Business Saturday because of the American Express commercials. Cyber Monday had millions on the Internet looking for deals. On Tuesday, another day to move money is celebrated, but this one is about being unselfish.

12/03/2013

St Anthony's Dining Room

St. Anthony’s Foundation Gears Up For Thanksgiving Amid Increasing Need

With Thanksgiving a day away, local food banks are reporting a surge in turkey donations. In San Francisco, St. Anthony’s Foundation charity managers said the need has grown as well.

11/27/2013

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