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From the Swedish division of ActionAid comes the most unique charity Christmas album yet. Let goats serenade you with your favorite holiday tunes like Jingle Bells:



Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: 



And best of all, O Come All Ye Faithful:



ActionAid is a multi-national organization dedicated to fighting poverty. The eight song album is available on most streaming services and the money earned from the album will benefit ActionAid. 

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Mark Cuban is so chill, you guys.

The billionaire was taking part in a League of Legends show match at the Intel Extreme Masters San Jose on Saturday when he started trash talking the other team.

During an interview (about 1 minute in the video above) he dropped an f-bomb and was informed he would have to pay $15,000, which was OK because it would go to charity.

But then he did it again.

"So if I say it again I have to pay another $15,000?"

You da man, Mark Cuban!

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On February 14, Zlatan Ibrahimović scored a goal against Caen and then proceeded to take off his shirt.

The move may have gotten him a yellow card, but it also got him a lot of attention for a much bigger issue: world hunger.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker had 50 names temporarily tattooed on his torso of starving children around the world to help promote The World Food Programme’s initiative “805 Million Names.”

“If I could, I would write all the names of people suffering from hunger on my body. But they are 805 million. It is a disaster,” he says.

The WFP is part of the United Nations, and the organization reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year.

“I had a dream that someone could convey this message in a simple way. We thought of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is always asked for his autograph,” said Marina Catena, director of the WFP in France. “So why shouldn’t it be Zlatan who has the autographs on his body this time? We’re proud that he accepted to convey this message.”

As a result of his charitable stunt, Ibrahimović is suspended and will not be playing in their game against Monaco on March 1.

You can donate to the cause on the WFP website.

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Thirty years after the original recording, Band Aid has released its fourth cover of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" featuring - among others - One Direction, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, and Chris Martin, Bono and Bastille.

And this time, of course, the cause they are raising money for is Ebola. (Warning: the video starts out with some pretty disturbing images.) The original version was recorded in 1984 for the victims of Ethiopian famine.

Before recording the latest cover, songwriter Bob Geldof says he gave a speech to everyone with updates about the situation in West Africa, according to the BBC.

"I said, 'OK, this is what it's about. When you sing this, be aware that the rest of the world will be singing it with you.'

The song premiered on "The X Factor" Sunday night, and you can buy a copy on iTunes, Amazon or Google Play.

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Warning: It gets a teensy tiny bit gross.

Have you been nominated to do the Ice Bucket Challenge? Why not let Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh feel the freeze for you! Take part in Cheezburger's Ice Bucket Challenge and donate to a great cause.

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Dave Goldblatt, a Facebook employee from San Francisco, California is one of two people who donated $20,000 to George RR Martin's Prizeo campaign benefiting a wolf sanctuary in New Mexico. His prize? He'll be turned into a character and killed in Martin's upcoming book. Speaking to ABC News, Goldblatt said "I'm just lucky enough to be in a position to do this. Obviously, the money is going to charity, so it's an added bonus. I didn't immediately seek to help wolf sanctuaries, but the more I read about the charities, I learned it was a worthwhile cause." Goldblatt has chosen to be Valyrian, because he thinks they're cool and hopes to see more of them in the series.

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Dr. Jim Wither offers his services to the homeless, free of charge. But instead of calling them into his office, he goes to them.

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It's a wonderful thing to give what you can to the homeless. Jerome Jarre decided to give back to those with big hearts with a little bit of positive instant karma. Posing as a homeless man, as people walked by and gave him money, he would reveal his true identity, thanking them and rewarding them with a bouquet of flowers and a $100 bill!

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20th Century Fox approached videographer Casey Neistat to create an ad campaign that motivates and inspires in order to promote their new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. He wanted to spend the entire budget of $25,000 on the recovery effort of the typhoon that recently hit the Philippines. They agreed. Check out this video to see what Casey did with the money.

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Karl Kesel, a writer and inker for DC Comics, is selling a trove of old comics that he's been collecting and preserving since childhood.

What for? The Kesels recently adopted a baby with heroin-addicted birth parents, and need money to pay for the child's rehabilitation costs.

Kesel has found some solace in the sale:

I don't necessarily feel like I'm putting away childish things. I may be putting away my childish things. But I'm embracing Isaac's.
I think I'm getting another childhood here.

[oregonian]

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According to Charity Navigator the charity spends 60% of its funds on programs for veterans. The rest is in fundraising and overhead, which includes 'lavish' team building conferences. 60% may seem like a lot, but it really isn't when you compare that to the 96% spent on programs by the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust or 91% by Fisher House. Former employees say that spending and conferences have increased since CEO, Steven Nardizzi, started there.


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This is a man who knows how to make an entrance. He has been noted rappelling down the side of a building into a meeting, riding in on a Segway and even using a horse on one of these fantastic appearances. Former employees like Army Staff Sergeant Erick Millette have concerns that not only is the non-profit misusing money earned by exploiting the stories of wounded veterans, but it's not even providing adequate help with the programs it does spend money on.

This is the charity that Donald Trump intends to support while skipping the debate in Iowa.