The Softer Side Of Celebrities

(PCM) It is not everyday that we get a chance to report on the softer and more human side of celebrity culture. Most of the time the focus seems to be on the latest celebrity legal scandal, relationship woes, and fashion, essentially the superficial elements. Recently, two celebrities made headlines by showcasing their more human side.

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The story about actor Tom Hanks and the NYC cab driver was one such story. A cab driver was traveling down Park Ave at the end of his shift and noticed a passenger attempting to hail a cab.

When he pulled over to talk … read more...

Real Housewives Of New Jersey Star Jacqueline Laurita Connects With Other Caring Moms

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Frank and Linda Kuepper of the Autism Cares Foundation are joined by Jacqueline Laurita and her son, Nicholas, at a recent event in New Jersey.

(PCM) As a reality TV star, Jacqueline Laurita is accustomed to high drama, but off-camera is when the reality of motherhood stirs the most emotions in her life.

Laurita, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, (RHONJ), is the mother of a five-year-old son, Nicholas, who was recently diagnosed with autism.

Since that first moment that his mom saw Nicholas struggle with speech and socialization issues, she began a tireless search to find answers: therapists, … read more...

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’s Zach Snyder, Amy Adams, and Ben Affleck Celebrate Save the Bats Week

BATMANvSUPERMAN(PCM) Warner Bros. has teamed up with the Organization for Bat Conservation to celebrate National Save the Bats week! Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, and Zach Snyder all appear in the video, explaining why it’s crucial that we take action to save the bats of North America.

Eating millions of bugs every night, bats are a crucial component to maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Aside from keeping the bug and insect population at a sustainable level, when bats consume copious amounts of critters, farmers use less pesticides on their crops, resulting in less pollution running into the ground and groundwater.

Recently, bats … read more...

Church Hands Over $160,000 To Its’ Parishioners

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(PCM) Due to a decades old real estate deal, the non-denominational LaSalle Street Church in Chicago recently came into quite a bit of money. We are talking about $1.6 million and the pastor was having a very hard time deciding what to do with all of the extra funds.

She recently reached a decision to give about 10% of the money, which equaled out to be about $160,000, to the parishioners of the church themselves. The church has about 320 active members, as well as, some regular attendees and each person was cut a check for the amount of about … read more...

A Man In Texas Pays It Forward For Customers At A Chick-fil-A

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(PCM) It truly makes us overjoyed to be able to report on so many of these pay it forward stories that are popping up lately. It truly shows that even if we doubt it sometimes there is still some kindness left in our world.

Recently, a Texas man referred to as “John” took the pay it forward model to a new level when he purchased meals for 88 people at a Chick-fil-A in Abilene this past Monday. “John” drove up and ordered his food through the drive-thru and then handed the cashier $1,000 in $100 dollar bills.

When asked what … read more...

California City Set To Offer Free Pot To Low-Income Residents

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(PCM) Residents in the city of Berkeley, California that qualify as low-income will be offered the chance to receive free marijuana as early as next summer.

The San Francisco news is reporting that the city will require their medical marijuana dispensaries to giveaway two percent of the medical marijuana that they see each year to assist low-income families.

Although they must still have a prescription, if a person earns less that $32,000 per year individually or $46,000 for a family then they will meet the eligibility requirements to receive free marijuana at one of the dispensaries in the city.

It … read more...

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