March 17, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Immigrants Are Afraid to Seek Food Stamps

Food Banks Say Immigrants Scared to Take Federal Assistance. The Washington Post reports that anti-hunger advocates nationwide are seeing a decline in the number of eligible immigrants applying for food stamps since President Trump’s inauguration. They fear drawing the attention of immigration officials.

Donor’s Divorce Battle Lands College in Court: The ex-wife of the largest benefactor to Worcester Polytechnic Institute is suing the university to stop it from using his most recent donations. She claims that his gifts include assets hidden from her during their divorce, according to The Boston Globe (subscription).

Conservancy Running New York City Park Faces Disability Lawsuit. A class-action suit filed against New York State and the nonprofit conservancy operating the Four Freedoms Park alleges “systemic, discriminatory exclusion” of people who use wheelchairs, scooters, and other motorized devices, according to The New York Times. The park honors President Franklin Roosevelt, whom the suit notes used a wheelchair because of polio.

How to Raise Your Child to Be a Philanthropist. Three experts talk to The Wall Street Journal (subscription) about how and why parents should start conversations about charitable giving when their kids are young.