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A Cause Worth Supporting: Girls At Work (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2013 | 4:51 AM

Do you ever come across such an amazing person who is doing so much good that you want to share their story with anyone who will listen, but can't put into words the effect they have?

You will fall in love with Girls At Work and the work they do....

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Our Thrift Store (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 5:45 AM

Dave and Sandy Krikac, like many parents, hoped that their daughter would be able to grow up, find a job, become independent, and live a quality life.

However, when Sara - who has autism - finished a Transition program aimed at helping young adults with disabilities prepare for getting a...

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Farm On Wheels (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 7:34 AM

Many a school bus has been re-purposed, giving it a life well beyond that of carrying children back and forth from school each day. However, few have as surprising a new life as the 'Farm on Wheels' bus driving around Starkville, Mississippi.

The 'Farm on Wheels' is just that...

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TeachUp! (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 3:46 AM

Today, schools have access to more technology than ever but many teachers entered their schools before such technologies were available. TeachUp! wanted to address this issue taking advantage of the large donations of technology the local schools received in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

TeachUp! recruits interns, usually recent...

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AWOL (All Walks Of Life) (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 3:56 AM

"Hip Hop!"

"YOU KNOW!"

This is a call and response led by Tony Jordan that brings youth from all over Savannah, and from all walks of life, together under his guidance. Hip hop is the beat that brings together the work of All Walks of Life (AWOL) Inc., a non-profit...

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Shirt Off My Back Campaign (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 3:09 PM

The idea of showing some skin and baring all is not the first thing that comes to mind when approaching a community challenge like homelessness. The Shirt Off My Back Campaign uses innovative engagement tools to makes community awareness and assistance easy and fun.

The Atlanta community is moving, shaking,...

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Generous Garden Project (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 9:37 AM

Behind a small health food store in Greenville, SC lies a large unused plot of land. That is, it was unoccupied until Bo Cable's desire to help his community resulted in the creation of The Generous Garden Project. Now it is the site of a flurry of activity and a...

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S.P.E.E.E.D. (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 4:42 PM

It is a laugh that speaks for itself: joyous, booming, and infectious. Nan Jeffers's energy is unparalleled. The force of her spirit can change the energy in a room, and may very well change the direction of the lives of the youths she works with.

She could be called...

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The Spiritheart Collective (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 2:11 PM

"Can you find your heart beat?"

Lou Boden walks over to a woman who has just put her hand up to the question "who can't play music?" He asks her to mimic the rhythm of her heart by tapping on the table. This beat now becomes the undercurrent for the...

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A Mission to End Loneliness: The Turn A Frown Around Foundation (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 8:37 AM

"It's a yearning for ending loneliness."

Ask Drew Horn about his mission and purpose and he always brings it back to that simple phrase.

Horn is the founder and director of the Turn A Frown Around Foundation, or TAFA. TAFA was born out of Horn's desire and personal mission to...

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Stockings For Soldiers (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2012 | 9:36 AM

Christmas time is a joyful time for families to come together, no matter their religious affiliations, and for the service women and men who are deployed in war zones, the absence of home is felt even more acutely at this time of year. Inspired by her own son's deployment, Judy...

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Dogs Finding Dogs (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 10:28 AM

For animal lovers the country over, the thought of losing a beloved pet does not bear thinking about. When a pet does go missing, people are often unsure of how they can find them. This is exactly why Anne Wills founded Dogs Finding Dogs based in Baltimore to help people...

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Face In The Mirror (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 10:25 AM

"It's not about making them pretty, it's about touching the inner person and when you touch the inner person, the beauty comes forward."

In hospitals across Phoenix, Arizona, cancer patients are getting time away from their treatments to be pampered. Started by Barbara MacLean in 2004, Face In The Mirror...

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American Mural Project (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 12:07 PM

Fourteen years ago, Ellen Griesedieck began painting American workers on a scale that was larger than life. Her goal was to highlight the people whose work around the country goes unnoticed. The end product will be a mural nearly 50ft tall and 125ft long.

Griesedieck was determined to draw...

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Canopies For Kids (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 12:04 PM

Skydiving involves jumping out of a moving plane at over 14,000 ft and there's no-one who can say that doesn't require a certain amount of bravery and courage. It is that bravery needed that the Canopies for Kids team is trying to give to sick children in hospital in Chicago,...

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Heart of the Storm (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 2:31 PM

Spending nine days on a 52-foot-long sail boat might seem like an exotic adventure accessible to few children but Heart of the Storm is giving teenagers the chance to sail the waters and explore the communities off the coast of Maine.

No matter a child's financial status, Heart of...

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Girls At Work (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 7:09 AM

"Everything about a power tool says 'no' to a girl... It says 'power', it says 'capable', it says 'big and strong and men'. So you take this little girl that's been abused or neglected or abandoned and you take a power tool and you put that in her hands. So...

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Purple Songs Can Fly (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 5:12 PM

In the cancer and hematology department of the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, children who are ill are able to escape their doctors, nurses, and treatments to write, perform, and record their own songs in an on-site recording studio.

Purple Songs Can Fly is a nonprofit "where we work...

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The Happy Factory (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 9:31 AM

An organization that started as one Utah couple making hand-carved wooden toys in their garage for their grandchildren has now grown to make and provide toy cars to over one million children across the globe.

The Happy Factory was born out of a love Donna and Charlie Cooley had...

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The Haunted Angelus (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 4:19 PM

Halloween is full of trick or treating, scaring and being scared, and escaping to a different reality. For two haunted houses in Florida and Indiana, in addition to scaring their customers, the mission is to help The Angelus, a residential home for people with Cerebral Palsy in Hudson, Florida.

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