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August 20, 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.

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

Red Cross Sandy Relief
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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

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
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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

ADVOCACY
Hidden Camera Reveals Insensitivity Toward Little Person

Jonathan Novick
YouTube

CHARITY
Meet The Guy Who Made ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Go Viral

Pete Frates
Boston Globe via Getty Images

HEALTH CAUSE
Africa Ebola Centers Fill Faster Than They Can Be Opened

Ebola
ISSOUF SANOGO via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
Mom Arrested For Leaving Kids While She Was At Food Bank

Mom Arrested Food Bank
Facebook

ACTIVISM
Here's How You Can Help Hungry Kids In Ferguson

Ferguson Children
Scott Olson via Getty Images

INSPIRING
Robin Williams Once Secretly Fulfilled A Dying Girl's Wish

Robin Williams Make A Wish
WFMY

HOMELESSNESS
Improved Sleep Could Help Get Homeless People Off Streets

Homeless Sleeping
batdelfuego99 via Getty Images

CHARITY
Obama Declines Ice Bucket Challenge, Pledges Donation

President Obama Ice Bucket Challenge
ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOMELESSNESS
Coffee Shop Plans To Employ Only Homeless People

Homeless Coffee Shop
The Coloradoan

INSPIRING
Robin Williams Competed With Athletes With Disabilities

Robin Williams Disabled Athletes
Challenged Athletes Foundation

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CHARITY
Zuck Just Dared Bill Gates To Do Ice Bucket Challenge

Mark Zuckerberg Ice Bucket
Facebook

How A Few Hours Made A Life-Changing Difference In One African Village

Own Operation Change South Africa Water Crisis
OWN

ADVOCACY
'Doubtfire Face' Raises Awareness For Suicide Prevention

Doubtfire Face
YouTube

GLOBAL IMPACT
Share This Video And Help Syrian Kids Get A Soccer Field

Syria Children Color
GoBoka Play

ACTIVISM
10 Times Change.org Petitions Created, Ya Know, Change

Jennifer Tyrrell
Stewart House via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
Circus Brings Rare Moment Of Laughs To Afghan Children

Mini Mobile Circus For Children
AFP via Getty Images

INSPIRING
Band Bullies Teen, Then Gets Greatest 'Music Lesson' Ever

Thai Life Insurance
YouTube

ADVOCACY
7 Social Issues Robin Williams Brought To The Big Screen

Robin Williams
Kevin Winter via Getty Images

IMPACT CHANGE
Teen Invents 'Snap-On Underwear' For People With Disabilities

Snap On Underwear
Courtesy of Charlotte Robinson

ADVOCACY
Watch Robin Williams Call For End To Homelessness

Robin Williams Senate
KEVIN LARKIN via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
The One Time Everyone Turned Their Back To Robin Williams

Robin Williams
YouTube

HEALTH CAUSE
This Boy Beat Ebola, Symbolizes Hope For Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Boy
UNICEF, Dunlop

ADVOCACY
Robin Williams Was Simply A Good Human Being

Robin Williams Charity
John Shearer via Getty Images

GLOBAL IMPACT
UN Addresses Barriers Youth Face In Mental Health Help

African Children Smiling
David Malan via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
'I Wish My Son Had Cancer': Dad Stands By Campaign

Harrisons Fund
Donna Smith Photography

HOMELESSNESS
Skid Row's Women Experience Sexual Assault At Alarming Rate

Skid Row
Katrina Brown via Getty Images

CHARITY
Kennedys Urge Obama To Take On Charity Challenge

Ethel Kennedy
Drew Angerer via Getty Images

ACTIVISM
Battered Disney Princes Encourage Men 'To Ask For Help'

Aladdin Bruised Prince
Saint Hoax

ADVOCACY
Korean-American On Eyelid Surgery: I Don't Hate Myself

Euny Hong
HPL

CHARITY
Ice Bucket Stunt Leads To 1,000% Spike In Donations To ALS

Ice Bucket Challenge
ASSOCIATED PRESS