Philanthropy

Brothers Walk From New Jersey to California to Raise Money

A journey across the continental United States by foot is not a decision one makes on a whim. It involves heavy gear, sleeping outside, and overcoming harsh terrain. One must be physically and mentally fit to withstand the trip. But Aiden and Louis Ardine were on a...

Hospice Workers Helps Couple Take Their Wedding Photos 77 Years Later

Before being shipped off to Europe to fight in World War II, Royce and Frankie King wanted to be married. It didn’t matter that he was in two-day leave. The couple rushed to the church without a wedding dress, a fancy suit, or even a photographer. Thankfully, Royce...

Dutch “Chat Checkout” Helps Fight Loneliness

More than half of people over 75 report feeling lonely. By that age, many have lost friends and family. The elderly are often isolated in their homes, stuck in a rut of their daily lives. Physical mobility can limit many from getting out and seeing people. After the...

Father-Daughter Duo Donate RVs to California Wildfire Victims

2018 will go down in history as one of the worst years for wildfires in the United States. In California in particular, we saw homes, forests, and entire towns demolished by flame. Thousands of animal and human lives were lost. Even more families were displaced. Woody...

When the Pandemic Shut Down Most Foster Homes, Peter Mutabazi Opened His

It takes a special person to be a foster parent, one calling that Peter Mutabazi says he feels deep in his soul. Mutabazi says he grew up the “poorest of the poor” in his home country of Uganda. He was born to an abusive father, and at the young age of 10, he ran away...

Man Lights Up His Entire Village for Free

It has long since been said by everyone’s parents and grandparents that, with a little bit of willpower, we can do anything. This much is certainly true for Colrerd Nkosi. Nkosi comes from a small village in Malawi. In this area, most homes do not have electricity—in...

Woman Brightens Others’ Day With Compliment Jars

A few kind words can go a long way. Kimberly Wybenga took that knowledge and ran with it. No matter where one is in their life, the pandemic has made an impact on everyone's life. For some people, that impact was felt with more force. Some lost their jobs. Others were...

Olympian Auctions Medal for Infant’s Heart Surgery

Polish javelin thrower, Maria Andrejczyk, had more the celebrate during the 2021 Olympics than her average competitor. In 2016, she missed placing for a medal by two centimeters. Following those games, she not only suffered a serious injury, but road to recovery post...

Missouri Realtor Works to Make Hometown “a City Where No One Sleeps Outside”

The country is not kind to the homeless. Across the country, especially in major cities, one can find a variety of structures designed to dissuade the homeless from occupying that space. This could mean anything from raised metal lines across flat surfaces to stop the...

Selena Gomez Uses her Birthday to Raise Mental Health Awareness

For most people, birthdays are a day to celebrate one’s life with their favorite foods and favorite people. They receive gifts fulfilling needs they might not have even known they had and go to bed thinking about what their next trip around the sun will be like....

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