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August 22, 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.

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

Ebola Hunger
ASSOCIATED PRESS

POVERTY
How Ferguson Is Coming Together To Help Struggling Families

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

David Kuhn
David Kuhn, Facebook

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
JOSHUA LOTT via Getty Images

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

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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

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