The son of former Peace Corp volunteer, Murray Fisher was born in the country his father volunteered in, Columbia. Surrounded by people who were different from him, the power to empathize was instilled in him from infancy.
On August 6, 2006, Wanda Butts' life changed forever when she learned that her beloved Josh had drowned while rafting with friends in a Michigan lake. Josh didn't know how to swim and wasn't wearing a life jacket when their raft capsized.
Since 1000jobsHaiti essentially builds businesses in a foreign country, its aid strategy can be difficult to initially implement. However, the organization is making progress daily with patience and persistence.
Too often, people get stuck in their own worlds and opportunities to connect and help others are wasted. Both Move for Hunger and Urban Roots are thriving because they re-engineered traditional practices with innovative solutions by embracing the "win-win."
This could have just been my individual experience, but the interaction with Occupy Wall Street helped me identify the Occupy movement as a missed opportunity to channel real anger into significant and valuable change.
United Theater production is a completely student-run nonprofit. Founder Micaela Connery knows that fostering independence with real tangible rewards gives students the confidence to see what else they can achieve.
Her beloved parents were immediately killed and over the course of the war, she and her son were the only members of her family to survive the camps. The only reason she and her son were saved was because her captors saw her talents as an opportunity for use in a Nazi propaganda video.
If you see a problem in the world or even in your personal life, it is important to address it head on. Too often, people choose to look the other way to live in denial about a problem with the hope it will magically disappear.
Kendra's impact is evident when she tells the story of how a little boy at a shelter received one of her packages. When he saw the tag on his new blanket, he asked specifically if it was new. She remembers how pleased he was when she confirmed it.