A view from the starting line of the sixth annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, N.C., in 2010. The local children's health clinic takes its name from this annual charity race, which draws about 8,000 participants each year. Courtesy of Dustin Bates hide caption

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Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

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University Medical Center New Orleans on Aug. 1, when the $1 billion facility welcomed its first patients. Brett Duke/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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Katrina Shut Down Charity Hospital But Led To More Primary Care

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More than 1 million people in Peru earn less than the equivalent of about $450 each year. Courtesy of Michael Rizzo/CGAP hide caption

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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

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St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore is one of the 131 hospitals run by Ascension Health. It's a not-for-profit, Catholic health care system that treats many low-income patients. St. Agnes Hospital hide caption

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A big crowd turned out for the March of Dimes walkathon in Gainesville, Fla., in early March. But overall, the March of Dimes' March for Babies raised $3.5 million less in 2014 than it did the year before. Elizabeth Hamilton/Gainesville Sun/Landov hide caption

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Trading Walkathons For Ice Buckets, Charities Try To Hold On To Donors

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They're members of the global-minded teens club: (left to right) Toluwanimi Sola-Adeyemi of Lagos, Chloe McGill of Seattle and Emine Arcasoy of Chapel Hill. Courtesy of Tolu Sola-Adeyemi, Chloe McGill and Emine Arcasoy. hide caption

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A man carries old plastic containers in March 2012 through the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyans living in poverty often collect plastics that they can turn into cash by taking it to companies that recycle it. Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Manhattan-based headquarters of Charity: Water. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

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John Mayer sings to tens of thousands at the 2013 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. The event is part of an effort to end extreme poverty. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, LeBron James, Lindsay Lohan, Kermit the Frog and Conan O'Brien all got icily drenched for charity. via YouTube hide caption

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Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

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Haley Nordeen, 19, is spending the entire summer at the Prodesenh center in San Mateo Milpas Altas, Guatemala. The American University student helped build the center's new library. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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As 'Voluntourism' Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

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Jackson Merrick, a sixth-grader from McLean, Va., says he donates half of his allowance to charity. Morgan Walker/NPR hide caption

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