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When Special Olympics in Maryland canceled Saturday's plunge into the Chesapeake Bay, it had not met its $2.5 million fundraising goal.
The big gifts in and philanthropy rose last year, especially among the wealthiest individual donors.
Mailboxes, real and virtual, are full to the brim with pitches from non-profits explaining all the good that could be done - but there are only hours left to act.
They're brushed off as being "the 1 percent," but the most wealthy Americans are also the most charitable on the planet.
It was supposed to be a positive night, meant to raising money for the homeless charity Thrive D.C., but as a area choir performed its Christmas concert, someone was stealing from the singers.
After a major theft at the Salvation Army, donors are coming forward, offering tens of thousands of dollars.
Donations to the Salvation Army are down so far this holiday season, when the majority of the non-profit's funds are generated through the red kettle campaign.
Greater DC Cares, an organization that connected some 40,000 Washington area volunteers with more than 700 nonprofits, has shut its doors for lack of funding.
An unusual birthday present request from a little boy in Manassas helped poor families in Guatemala.
Imagine touring with Beyonce, interning at Vogue or spending the day with President Clinton. Now imagine you can do all that and help a charity at the same time.
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