Strength in Laughter Comedy Show

The YWCA of Binghamton invites the community to share in its Strength in Laughter Fundraiser on April 25, from 6 to 9. With food from Rent A Chef, drinks by Water Street Brewing, and music from DJ Toby, you’ll have a good time and support a good cause. Laugh along with host AMarie Castillo, 607 Comedy producer Erica Spera, longtime Howard Stern guest Stacey Prussman, and HBO Comedy alumna Michelle Slonim. Strength in Laughter, which benefits the YWCA and ENCOREplus cancer prevention services, will also feature a silent auction. Catch us at Cornell Cooperative Extension on April 25.

Join the #GivingTuesday Movement

Giving Tuesday is a global social event that follows the widely recognized shopping occasions Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday, November 28, will be a day unlike those buying-oriented days right after Thanksgiving. It’s a way to kick off the charitable season–the season of giving. It’s a day dedicated to getting involved in your local community. Whether it’s a donation of your time, money, or voice, we hope everyone will take part and give towards the organizations that are changing the community for the better.

Adventures in Learning | Charity

Talking to kids about charity can be tough, but research shows that talking about charity is more effective than role-modeling. PBS Parents presents Adventures in Learning with Jennifer Cooper!

Talking Points: Kids often operate from a center of self so talk to them about how their actions will affect others. For instance saying, “When we raise money for this charity, the money will go to kids who need medicine so they will get healthy” will have more of an impact than, “because it’s the right thing to do.” Both are true, but one helps frame it in a relatable way. Keeping the Conversations Rolling: Bob Stains, from The Family Dinner Project offers these conversation starters to help inspire fun, thoughtful conversations about giving.