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Obamas sort gifts in annual Toys for Tots drive

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama helped sort donated gifts on Wednesday at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling as part of the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign.

Tags: Toys for Tots , Marine Corps , Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling , Barack Obama , Michelle Obama , Christmas , gifts , White House

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 09:36am EST

Agencies rev up for 2014 Feds Feed Families food drive

June 1 marks the start of the sixth annual Feds Feed Families event where federal employees donate food items and their time to help the hungry. Last year's drive netted 9 million pounds of donated food.

Tags: Feds Feed Families , USDA , Tom Vilsack , workforce , food drive , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:15pm EDT

Feds get 'fired up,' donate millions of pounds of food

Doug Keeler, national program manager of Feds Feed Families, says he's not surprised federal employees continue to donate food, even with sequestration and furloughs. Since 2009, the campaign has collected more than 15 million pounds of food, and it's striving for a goal of 25 million by Aug. 28.

Tags: Doug Keeler , USDA , Feds Feed Families , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 10:37am EDT

GSA donates extra computers to schools

The Computers for Learning Program lets the agency donate surplus government equipment to schools that need it.

Tags: Computers for Learning Program , GSA , In Depth , technology , Julia Hudson

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 04:13pm EDT

Giant, Salv. Army make amends after holiday charity drive

After a somewhat contentious holiday season, Giant Food and the Salvation Army National Capital Area Command are looking to make amends.

Tags: Giant Food , Salvation Army National Capital Area Command , Salvation Army , Red Kettle Drive Drive , Ken Forsythe

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 04:15pm EST

Charitable holiday donations continue to rise

Between Thanksgiving and the end of the year, 74 percent of Americans plan to donate to a nonprofit organization or charity, according to a survey just released by Convio.

Tags: charities , non-profit organizations , Generation X , Convio , Andrew Mollenbeck

Monday - 11/29/2010, 11:29pm EST