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Entries by Erica Liepmann from 07/2010

Michael Deihl, Acclaimed Chef, Makes A Difference For The Troops Through Food

Posted 07.01.2010 | Impact

Mention the United Service Organizations -- almost universally known as the USO -- to most Americans, and the first thing you'll likely hear is "Bob H...

South Shore Drill Team Helps Young People Succeed In Chicago's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

Posted 07.01.2010 | Impact

For teenagers in Chicago's turbulent South Side, staying in school and away from trouble can be a challenge. For 30 years, the South Shore Drill Team ...

Chipotle, Lunch Box Team Up For Campaign Turning Junk Mail Into School Meals

Posted 07.01.2010 | Impact

National restaurant chain Chipotle has launched a campaign to help children across the nation get healthy school lunches. Chipotle is asking the publi...

Hawaii Hairdresser Buys Plane Ticket For Homeless

Posted 07.01.2010 | Impact

HONOLULU — A Hawaii hairdresser is helping send a homeless man from Seattle back home to be with his ailing father. Denise Sakai answered a call...

Jimmy Buffett Gulf Concert Postponed, But He Played Surprise Show

Posted 07.02.2010 | Impact

In solidarity with Gulf Coast residents and businesses struggling because of the recent oil spill, Jimmy Buffett has planned a free concert in Gulf Sh...

Leo Haines, Terminally Ill Five-Year-Old, Sells Art To Raise Money For Hospital

Posted 07.02.2010 | Impact

Leo Haines is only five but he's already the star of his own art exhibition and he's donating all of the proceeds to his local hospital. Suffering fr...

Charles Eggleston, Wounded Warrior, Helps Other Wounded Warriors Through USO Programs

Posted 07.03.2010 | Impact

Mention the United Service Organizations -- almost universally known as the USO -- to most Americans, and the first thing you'll likely hear is "Bob H...

Hannah Allam, War Correspondent, Reports From Iraq While Pregnant

Posted 07.06.2010 | Impact

War correspondent Hannah Allam is facing an extra challenge as she covers the war in Iraq: she is five months pregnant. Although the pregnancy sometim...

'Pick Up Artists' Travel Across America, Cleaning Up Trash

Posted 07.06.2010 | Impact

They've picked up 37,000 pounds of garbage so far, and they're just getting started. When most people see a fast-food bag fluttering on the corner o...

Churches, Nonprofits Fight For Survival Amid Spill

Posted 07.06.2010 | Impact

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — God only knows what will happen to churches and other nonprofit organizations who say they are struggling for survival be...

Ward Shepherd Brings Free Wireless Internet To Poor South Carolina Town

Posted 07.06.2010 | Impact

Entrepreneur Ward Sheperd is bringing free wireless internet to a poor South Carolina community, helping residents get access to information to help t...

Lenny Kravitz Surprises New Orleans Choir

Posted 07.06.2010 | Impact

On a recent visit to New Orleans, rocker Lenny Kravitz brought smiles to dozens of high school students when he surprised their choir with a special v...

Eagles Cheerleaders Donate Portion Of Calendar Proceeds To Help Gulf Coast

Posted 07.06.2010 | Impact

For the last three years, the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders have taken bikini-clad photographs for their annual Eco-Sexy calendar. The 2010-2011 c...

Severely Disabled 5-Year-Old Celebrates First Art Exhibit

Posted 07.07.2010 | Impact

At almost five years old, Leo Haines is severely disabled, but the inspirational youngster has just celebrated his first art exhibition in the UK -- s...

'The Teen Project' Helps Teenagers Aging Out Of The Foster System

Posted 07.07.2010 | Impact

For 18-year-old California teen Carla, aging out of the foster care system meant facing life on the streets, with no where to go and no way to support...

Detroit Do-It-Yourselfers Provide Basic Services For Financially Strapped

Posted 07.07.2010 | Impact

DETROIT--Although he retired long ago, Eddie Edwards has found work that keeps him busy for much of the year: staving off blight on his block....

Chen Shu-chu, Taiwanese Vegetable Seller, Inspires Others With Generous Donations To Charity

Posted 07.07.2010 | Impact

Over her lifetime, Chen Shu-chu, a Taiwanese woman who makes a modest living selling vegetables, has donated over NT$10 million to charity (the equiva...

Five Global-Health-Boosting Gadgets That Save Lives

Posted 07.07.2010 | Impact

In laboratories, workshops, garages and basements, mad and perfectly sane scientists alike are coming up with ways to change the world....

They Call Themselves 'Juggalos': They Are The Faces of America's Homeless Youth

Posted 07.08.2010 | Impact

Life for the many homeless young adults in Denver, Colorado is far from what a normal 18 or 19-year-old would expect. After escaping abusive homes, th...

Ron Haynes, Single Father, Overcomes Rare Brain Cancer, Finds Love

Posted 07.08.2010 | Impact

Traveling home from a wedding with his young son in 2009, 29-year-old single father Ron Haynes suffered a seizure. He was rushed to the hospital -- an...

Dewan Woods, Underprivileged Student, Gets Extra College Help From Teachers, Community

Posted 07.08.2010 | Impact

For Dewan Woods, a young man whose never met his father, and is estranged from his mother, support from his high school teachers has meant a world of ...

BeadForLife, Microlending Nonprofit, Helps Ugandan Women Become Entrepreneurs

Posted 07.08.2010 | Impact

Nonprofits, like many international aid organizations, alleviate poverty in developing nations by providing resources to female entrepreneurs. As Forb...

San Francisco May Ban The Sale Of Most Pets

Posted 07.08.2010 | Impact

San Francisco's Commission of Animal Control and Welfare announced today that buying what they call, "companion animals", could be anyone's ticket to ...

Surfing Lessons Improve Autistic Kids' Lives

Posted 07.09.2010 | Impact

One out of every 110 American children is born with some form of autism, a condition that has had doctors and parents baffled for generations. Debate ...

Dolphins Help Treat Autism in NE China

Posted 07.09.2010 | Impact

A marine park in northeast China has purchased four dolphins from Japan to be used to treat children with autism. The hope is that the symptoms associ...