I realized, I can make a difference! I may not be able to do something grand, big, important by the worlds standards but I can react, behave and, most importantly, share, in a way that creates a positive outcome for someone else.
There is great value in our nation's discards. Not only can they be redistributed to people who couldn't otherwise afford them, but it turns out that reuse is anywhere from 4-10 times more energy efficient than recycling: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, right?
Now I don't know about your neighborhoods, but in my town, I see perfectly good furniture discarded at the curb every day -- furniture that I know a struggling family would be so grateful to receive. I created Furniture Sharehouse to bring them together.
Frankie has trouble focusing on his homework and paying attention in school; he has fights in the schoolyard; he has serious mood swings; he has no friends. He lives with his mother and two sisters in one room in a homeless shelter. Frankie is one of our students.
Drop-in child care at a hospital means fewer missed appointments, greater compliance with treatment plans, more hands-free nurses and more on-time patients which in turn translates to more on-time doctors.
The Women of Worth program is L'Oreal's annual grassroots initiative that recognizes incredible women from all across the country who are organizing, volunteering and making a difference in their communities.