Hawaii Teen Who Makes Christmas Special For Everyone Wins the ‘Spirit of Community’ Award

A 13-year-old from Mililani, Hawaii, is being honored for galvanizing youth to organize Christmas celebrations for children in need and initiating a variety of volunteer opportunities for young people. Rylee Brooke Kamahele grew up volunteering with her parents in a program for at-risk youth, but by age 8 wanted to start making an impact on […]

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Global Nonprofit that Trains African Prisoners to Become Lawyers is Featured on 60 Minutes

The most popular television news magazine show in America shared an inspiring story about a group called Justice Defenders this week. The nonprofit trains people—and prison staff—in nearly 50 prisons in Kenya and Uganda to become paralegals and lawyers to provide legal services for themselves and others. 60 Minutes reporter Anderson Cooper traveled to Kenya […]

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McDonald’s Gives a New Car And Golden Arches to Family Whose Autistic Son Draws Them Continuously

The owners of a Florida McDonald’s restaurant have bestowed some incredible holiday joy on one local family whose 15-year-old son with autism has been prolifically drawing the golden arches since he was a little boy. Tim and Tracy Johnstone met Devon two years ago after Hurricane Michael destroyed their McDonald’s building in Panama City. Devon’s […]

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Two Best Friends Light Up the Holidays for Single-Parent Households in Ohio That Might Not Have Money For Gifts

Two special friends in the Cincinnati, Ohio area have created merrier Christmases for children and families who were affected during the pandemic—and it was inspired by the experience of gratitude they both felt growing up. Jordynn Jenkins and her best friend Skylar Beavers started ‘Make a Kid Merry,’ an organization that provides holiday gifts to […]

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14 Years Ago the Amazon Was Being Bulldozed for Soy – Then Everything Changed As Corporations Joined Activists

Over the last 14 years, a unique public-private initiative has reduced soy farming deforestation in the Amazon, so much so, that almost no soy coming from the Amazon currently contributes to deforestation. It began in 2006 when Greenpeace launched a campaign exposing the damage of forest clear-cutting for soy the previous year—more than 1,600 square […]

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