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August 28, 2014

It Can Start With One

Who inspires you to make a difference? I am inspired by Dr. Carey Jackson, who runs the International Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In turn, Dr. Jackson is inspired and motivated by his patients, many of whom are refugees and first-generation immigrants.

ADVOCACY
ATM Enables Indian Women To Report Rape Without Fear

Bank Of Baroda
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ACTIVISM
Hang Out With 'OITNB' Cast And Support Real Women In Prison

Orange Is The New Black
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POVERTY
Campaign To Help Millions Of Poor Indians Open Bank Accounts

Banks Poor India
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HOMELESSNESS
Free Storage Could Be Key To Ending Homelessness

Homeless Shopping Cart
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PHILANTHROPY
This Is How The Super Rich Can Effectively Give Back

One On One Meeting
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HOMELESSNESS
Miley Raised $200,000 After Bringing Homeless Date To VMAs

Miley Vmas
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VETS
Vet Entrepreneur Offers Straight Talk On Challenges

Veteran Business
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POVERTY
'Rice Bucket Challenge' Helps Poor In India

Rice Bucket Challenge
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARITY
One Of Robin Williams' Final Acts Is Helping Needy Students

CHARITY
'Ice Bucket Challenge' Has Raised $88.5M For ALS. Now What?

Ice Bucket Challenge
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARITY
Bloomberg Wants To Do More Good With Less Money

Michael Bloomberg
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ACTIVISM
Matt Damon Does Ice Bucket Challenge With Toilet Water

Matt Damon Ice Bucket Challenge
Water.org, Matt Damon

ADVOCACY
India's Poor Still Forced To Clean Human Waste With Bare Hands

India Clean Excrement
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HOMELESSNESS
Miley Cyrus Advocates For Homeless Youth At VMAs

Miley Cyrus
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GLOMO
Rickshaw Drivers Support India's Maternal Health Campaign

Rickshaw India
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CHARITY
'Ice Bucket Challenge' Breaks $50 Million In ALS Donations

Ice Bucket Challenge
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ADVOCACY
Brother Of Autistic Teen Who Went Missing Becoming Legal Advocate

Avonte Oquendo
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CHARITY
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Has Nonprofits Rethinking Strategy

Ice Bucket Challenge
ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOMELESSNESS
Project Would Create Homes For People Making Below $15K

Tiny Homes Portland
TECHDWELL

VETS
Veterans Find Healing In Electronic Music Culture

Music Festival
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HUNGER
Ebola May Leave 1 Million People In Need Of Food Help

Ebola Hunger
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POVERTY
How Ferguson Is Coming Together To Help Struggling Families

Ferguson Donations
Ryan Reilly/HuffPost

INSPIRING
Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles For Cystic Fibrosis

David Kuhn
David Kuhn, Facebook

Malala's Crusade For Girls' Education Reaches Her Mother

Tor Pekai
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ADVOCACY
Obama: Ferguson Shows Need For More Black Mentorship

My Brothers Keeper
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ADVOCACY
Acid Attack Survivors Show Us What 'Beautiful Really Means'

Acid Attack Photo Shoot
Rahul Saharan Photography

HEALTH CAUSE
Emergency Ebola Research Fund Collects $10.8 Million

Ebola
John Moore via Getty Images

INSPIRING
Ferguson Teachers Educating While Schools Are Closed

Twitter
Ryan J. Reilly

INSPIRING
This Ice Bucket Challenge Will Show You What It's All About

Anthony Carbajal
YouTube

CHARITY
Help Ferguson Get Food, Counseling, Education They Need

Ferguson Missouri Hugging
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AID
Red Cross (Partially) Reveals Where $300M Sandy Relief Went

Red Cross Sandy Relief
PAUL J. RICHARDS via Getty Images

CHARITY
Livestrong Makes Biggest Donation Since Armstrong's Exit

Livestrong
ASSOCIATED PRESS

HUNGER
25 Percent Of Military Households Rely On Food Banks

Food Bank Military
The Washington Post via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
Assaults On Aid Workers Have Spiked 66 Percent Since 2012

Aid Workers
World Foode Programme

POVERTY
Poverty In Ferguson Has Doubled In Last Decade

Ferguson Missouri
Scott Olson via Getty Images

WATER
How Lack Of Clean Water Water Keeps Women In Poverty

Sahel September Campaign
Charity: Water

HEALTH CAUSE
Officials: Looting Could Cause Ebola To Spread

Liberia
John Moore via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
Deaf Singers Introduce Us To An Entirely New 'Happy' Dance

Deaf Film Camp
Deaf Film Camp

HOMELESSNESS
There May Be More Homeless Kids Than You Think

Homeless Child
Imgorthand via Getty Images

CHARITY
Man Dies Tragically After Raising $100K For 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Ice Bucket Challenge
Boston Globe via Getty Images

INSPIRING
Robin Williams Fulfilled Wish For Mom With Terminal Cancer

Robin Williams Dying Wish
Stuff

POVERTY
Stylist Takes To Street To Cut Hair For Homeless

Mark Bustos
Mark Bustos / Instagram