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July 23, 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
Internet Helps Fulfill MH17 Victim's Wish To Help Kids In Need

Richard Mayne
Facebook / Richard Mayne

GLOBAL IMPACT
Reunion At South African Orphanage Brings Huge Smiles

African Orphans
Intsikelelo / YouTube

ADVOCACY
What Would Happen If Celebrity Media Focused On Poverty

Tabloid
YouTube

INSPIRING
Anonymous Vet Sends Purple Heart To 'Slenderman' Victim

Purple Heart Slenderman Victim
Courtesy Steve Lyons

ADVOCACY
Convicts Run Nonprofit Restaurant Praised For 'Politeness'

Indian Vegetarian Meal
jayk7 via Getty Images

HOMELESSNESS
Sketches Of Homeless Vets Reveal Deep Struggles

Sketch
Richard Johnson/The Washington Post/Getty Images

ACTIVISM
Girls Rally Against Female Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage

Unicef Girl Summit
UNICEF / Girl Summit

HOMELESSNESS
Vet, 97, Booted From Retirement Home For Ukulele Playing

James Farrell
Napa Valley Register/ZUMA/Corbis

GLOBAL IMPACT
Armed Bandits Demand Water In Dry Northern India

India Water Crisis
ASSOCIATED PRESS

INSPIRING
WATCH: Man Drops Wallet On Sidewalk In Social Experiment

Stolen Wallet
Adrian Gee / YouTube

ADVOCACY
Fake MH17 Tributes Support Porn Sites, Gambling Ads

Mh17 Victims
Christopher Furlong via Getty Images

GLOBAL IMPACT
15 Things To Know About The Appalling U.S. Child Sex Trade

Trafficking Entry 2
Getty

INSPIRING
Video Inspires Us To 'Unconditionally' Love Those With HIV

Hiv Aids Show Your Love
UNICEF

ADVOCACY
How To Keep Alive Work Of AIDS Activists Killed On Flight MH17

Mh17
Adam Berry via Getty Images

GLOBAL IMPACT
Children In Gaza Have 'No Safe Place' To Go (HOW TO HELP)

Children Gaza
MAHMUD HAMS via Getty Images

CHARITY
New Bill Could Push More Charitable Giving

Donate Charity
David Gould via Getty Images

INSPIRING
This Boy Raised $11,000 In 4 Days To Protect Police Officers

Boy Fundraising Bulletproof Plates
WTHR Channel 13 News

GLOBAL IMPACT
100 AIDS Activists Were On Board Crashed Plane

Malaysia
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARITY
World Celebrates Mandela Day With Acts Of Charity

Mandela Birthday
RAJESH JANTILAL via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
Mural Depicts Malala As Icon Who Knows No Limits

Malala Portrait Houston
Imgur

CHARITY
Jon Stewart Defeats Stephen Colbert In 'Star Wars' Battle

Star Wars Jon Strewart
YouTube

HOMELESSNESS
Boy Gives Homeless People Fresh Start With Soap Business

Donovan Smith Soap
KRQE News 13

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GLOBAL IMPACT
UN Reaches 'Breakthrough' In Syria Aid

Syrian
OZAN KOSE via Getty Images

CHARITY
Magician To Wear Straitjacket For 2 Weeks For Charity

Magician Straight Jacket Charity
Facebook

HOMELESSNESS
The Homeless Can't Sit On Sidewalks In Over Half Of Cities

Homeless Person Sidewalk
Dynamic Graphics Group via Getty Images

HOMELESSNESS
This Proves Florida's Homeless Are Not A Stereotype

Orlando Homelessness
Impact Homelessness

ADVOCACY
Mom Told To Remove Sign For Daughter In Need Of Kidney

Honey B Needs Kidney
CBS 3 News

CHARITY
Warren Buffett Makes Record Donation To Gates Foundation

Warren Buffett Smiling
Mario Tama via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
Funds Pour In For Teen Who Lost Family In Houston Shootings

Stay Family Tragedy Fund
Go Fund Me

CHARITY
Parents Of Girl Born Without Nose Have Inspiring Message

Tessa Nose Baby
Caters News

ADVOCACY
Defiant Teen Fights Back After Her Alleged Rape Goes Viral

I Am Jada
Twitter / RonanDaily

GLOBAL IMPACT
11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

Smart Wheel
FlyKly

INSPIRING
Quadruple Amputee Vet Doesn't Have A 'Sob Story'

Staff Sgt Travis Mills
FOTOLANTHROPY

GLOBAL IMPACT
Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Coming Home 'Soon': President

Nigerian School Girls
TONY KARUMBA via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
My Daughter's Disability Does Not Make Her Inspirational

Mom And Daughter
Charriau Pierre via Getty Images

GLOBAL IMPACT
World Population Could Quadruple

World Population Day
ASSOCIATED PRESS

INSPIRING
Miss Iowa, Born With 1 Arm, Urges Youths To Move Past Disabilities

Nicole Kelly
Miss Iowa 2013, Nicole Kelly / Facebook

WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Women Allegedly Sex Trafficked For US Troops Speak Out

Prostitution
Adrian Hillman via Getty Images