Marine Corps veteran Tina Thomas is 34-years-old, but she'll be the first to say that she looks young for her age. Tina's youthful countenance, combined with her positive disposition and high energy are infectious.
Kay is fully dedicated to this work. She wants the world to know not only of the misery and horrors suffered by modern day slaves, but also of the many survivors whose indomitable spirits allow them to rebuild their lives.
Just three years in, Warm Winters has donated more than 5,000 items of warm clothing to 2,500 homeless people. The organization works with six ski resorts in California and Nevada, and they have engaged a volunteer base of 50+ youth
Augie Nieto didn't just come to grips with his ALS, he began to persevere and overcome. He summoned those same rare qualities that made him an effective and respected leader, and applied them to his new reality.
Does a person who perspires a lot -- say a personal trainer or certified yoga instructor -- possess a greater capacity to transform innovative ideas into realities? I have no way of knowing, but after meeting Sarah Gardner, I'm inclined to say hell yes!
Gloria left her full time marketing job in August of last year to become a Digital Activist Fellow with the Polaris Project, an organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
After talking for a while with Renee at the copier, Kwame invited her to visit his village and help with the seven children being home schooled at Kwame's mother's house. She accepted his invitation. The experience changed her life.
To bring this full circle, when I say that Joyce and Ted are "wealthy," I'm not referring to the size of their bank account (of which I have no knowledge); I'm speaking in the more humanistic and spiritual sense of the word.
With only his pick-up truck and a few plastic storage bins for food, Arthur would routinely transport as much as he could carry to a local nonprofit. However, as Gather began to expand, a few bins turned into dozens, and the pick-up truck turned into a full-fledged refrigerated truck.
Upon graduating, Rachel Faller took the road less traveled. And by, 'road,' I mean that she hopped on a plane, said goodbye to the comforts of American living and launched a socially responsible fashion label in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.