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Top 10 Donation facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Organ donation is on an opt-out basis in Singapore. Citizens who opt-out have a lower priority of receiving an organ should they need one.

  2. Cards Against Humanity joked that they could buy an island with the money they donate to charity, so they bought an island in Maine to preserve wildlife. They named it ‘Hawaii 2’ because “it’s on the Maine land.”

  3. About "paired kidney exchange", which allows you to donate your kidney that wasn't a match for your intended recipient (spouse, child, etc.) to a stranger but in turn receive a kidney that is a match for your loved one. Instead of two people going without a transplant, both get a transplant.

  4. When Cristiano Ronaldo was asked to donate his cleats to a 10-month-old kid who had a brain disorder, he instead gave $83k to fully pay for the surgery the child would have.

  5. André Tchaikowsky, a Polish pianist who donated his skull to the Royal Shakespeare Company after his death, as he wanted it to be used for Yorick in productions of Hamlet. It took 26 years for his wishes to be realized as no one wanted to use it. In 2008, David Tennant finally used it.

  6. Ronald Alexander, who appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to accept a $500,000 donation from Lowes for his crumbling elementary school in Detroit. Months later he and 12 other principals were convicted of taking $900,000 in bribes from a school supply scam.

  7. Hugh Jackman started his own coffee brand and foundation called "Laughing Man" after meeting a struggling coffee farmer in Ethiopia. His goal was to provide a marketplace for farmers in developing countries to sell their goods for a fair price. Jackman donates 100% of profits.

  8. The Beastie Boys won a lawsuit against a company for the unauthorized use of their song "Girls" and had the $1 Million settlement donated to a charity supporting education for Girls

  9. Cards Against Humanity joked about how they could have bought a small private island with the money they donated to charity. So in 2014 they did, renaming it “Hawaii 2”

  10. Weird Al' Yankovic recorded a parody of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," entitled "Perform This Way," and all of the proceeds from the parody and its music video were donated to the Human Rights Campaign, to support the human rights themes of the original song.

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Cumulative Wikimedia donations over the past 10 years, already seeing the effects of this holiday season campaign

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Top #Team trees donations scaled by percent of net worth donated. [not shown: UKRAINE, donation: 50,001 trees]

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Instead of donating money, Toyota helped the NY Food Bank by increasing efficiency, cutting line wait times from 90 to 18 minutes.

50 Cent challenged Floyd Mayweather to read one full page of a 'Harry Potter' book out loud without starting and stopping or messing up. If Floyd Mayweather accomplished this, 50 Cent agreed to donate $750,000 to a charity of Mayweather’s choice. Floyd Mayweather ultimately declined the offer.

Manoj Bhargava the creator of 5 Hour energy created the formula in 30 days, has a net worth of 4 billion and plans donate 99 percent of his wealth by creating a series of inventions to help 3rd world countries receive basic functions like water, electricity, and health.

Parts of Africa no longer want your clothing donations. The vast amount of these imports have devastated local clothing industries and led the region to rely far too heavily on the West.

Tim Wong made the first and only successful attempt at singlehandedly repopulating the extremely rare pipevine swallowtail butterfly in San Francisco. In seven years, he cultivated more than 200 pipevine plants (sole food source) and donates thousands of caterpillars to the Botanical Gardens.

Kevin Smith announced he will donate all his dividends from Weinstein-Made films to the non-profit 'Women In Film'

Hugh Hefner saved the iconic 'HOLLYWOOD' sign by donating $900k to buy the land before being bought by mansion developers.

In 1980, Detroit gave Saddam Hussein a key to the city out of recognition of donations he made to local churches.

Tina Turner was diagnosed with kidney failure after she opted to take homeopathic remedies instead of high blood pressure medication, something she now regrets. She was considering an assisted suicide until her current husband donated a kidney to her, saving her life.

The Rice Bucket Challenge, a variant of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which involves donating a bucket of rice to a poor person or family.

The SAW franchise has saved over 360,000 lives. With the exception of the first & the 2009 movie, people could donate blood in exchange for free movies ticket. As of September 2017, 120,000 pints (57,000 L) of blood had been donated.

It's estimated that 16% of the world's gold and 22% of the world's silver is contained in Japan's electronics alone- so much that Japan is asking its citizens to donate old electronics to make the Olympic medals.

J.K. Rowling went from billionaire to millionaire due to charitable donations

In 2008, Jeremy Clarkson published his bank details in his Sun newspaper column to prove nobody could take money from his account. Somebody then donated £500 to a Diabetes charity from his account.

A teacher in South Carolina started a 'Gentleman's Club' for more than 60 at-risk children to teach them important life lessons and social skills and support them so that they would grow up to become successful adults. He even provides donated jackets and ties to students who cannot afford them.

A 10 year old boy in China spent 2 years collecting 160,000 plastic bottles, raising $2,700. He donated all this money, and his own savings of $30, to orphans of AIDS victims.

Chance The Rapper donated over $2 million to Chicago Public Schools. Working with 20 principals and his non-profit SocialWorks, he helped the schools gain $100,000 over 3 years, and selected the schools based on budgetary and individual needs.

James Harrison has donated blood every week for the last 60 years. His blood contains a rare antibody that prevents pregnant women from developing Rhesus Disease. With his donations, he has saved over 2 million lives.

Every Christmas in Lexington, Kentucky, you can pay off your tickets with canned food donations

Newman's Own, founded in 1982 by the now late actor Paul Newman, donates 100% of post-tax profits to charity. In total, the food brand has donated over $450 Million to charity, including several children's organizations.

Cards Against Humanity raised over $90,000 in donations to dig a hole for no reason.

In 2000 The Guinness Book of World Records cited Michael Jackson as the most philanthropic pop star in history. He gave over $300 million dollars to charity in his life, and visited hospitals and orphanages at every stop of his tours handing out gifts and making donations.

In 2012 a 22-year-old man on a business trip sent a wrong-number text to a woman 30 years older; she replied that she'd like to hang out anyway. They went to a concert together, started dating, got married, and in 2019 she needed a kidney transplant and he donated his kidney to her.

During the Irish Famine the Choctaw Nation, who were going through poverty and starvation themselves, donated as much money as they could raise in solidarity with the Irish. The 'Kindred Spirits' sculpture commemorates this event

Americans give more charitable donations than any other nation

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Donations to Senators from Telecom Industry

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Telecom Donations to House of Representatives by State - FCC privacy rule vote