Philanthropy

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....

Teen Raises $39,000 Shaving His 19-Inch Afro

Kiernan Moïse was always known was the kid with good hair. From the time he was born, people marveled over his luscious curls. According to Moïse, it was the first thing people noticed about him, so much so that his hair almost became a part of his personality. His...

Special-Needs Teen Raises Money for Charities With 1,600 Acts of Kindness

​When the global pandemic shut down England in March of 2020, 17-year-old Sebbie Hall nearly gifted his good friend, who didn’t have a mobile device, his personal iPad so they could keep in touch via Zoom. His mother, Ashley Hall, suggested that he instead raise...

20-Year-Old Who Walks 17 Miles a Day for Work Gets the Break He Needs

An eight-mile commute to work doesn’t sound too bad—for those who travel close to an hour for work, eight miles sounds like a dream. But eight miles only seems ideal when you’re making that trip by car. On feet, it’s a different story. That is the reality Donte...

Appalachian Trail “Angels”

​The Appalachian Trail, which stretches 2,000 miles across Georgia to Maine, is one of the most well-known trails in the United States. Every year, thousands of hikers take to the trail to hike it in its entirety—a trek that takes somewhere between five to seven...

Pregnant Mother Saves Kids from Drowning

​Alyssa Dewitt almost didn’t go to Lake Michigan that afternoon. The mother of two (soon to be three) children sat in the van at First Street Beach Pier for several minutes, contemplating the strength of the safety of an afternoon at the beach, given that strength of...

Veteran Donates Land to Build Retreat for Homeless Vets

Veterans and life-partners Marty Webber and Jeff Poissant always knew they wanted to do something with the 36 acres of wooded property they owned in Barnegat Township in New Jersey. Several ideas ran through their minds, all of which involved benefiting veterans...

Grandson Helps Fulfill Grandfather’s Dream of Flying a Spitfire

2020 was especially difficult for London-native, Malcom Hanson. The strict COVID-19 restrictions that locked down England were difficult for everyone, but it was doubly hard when Hanson was forced to move his wife of 57 years to an assisted living facility for...

Community Comes Together to Give a Family a Home

Giving back to one’s community is a principle Alvero Higgins has always felt strongly about. For years, the Nova Scotia native worked with Hope Blooms and LOVE Nova Scotia, local organizations designed to support provide food security and protect at-risk youths from...

App Limits Food Waste by Saving 150k Meals a Day

Food waste is a problem everyone is vaguely aware of. Pre-made meals at grocery stores are tossed at the end of the day because no one purchased them. Ingredients that went unused but are too little for a foodbank to come pick up are thrown out instead of donated. The...

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