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Celebrate Good Deeds

We launched this show because we believe that doing good is contagious. Our co-founder, former Home Depot CEO Frank Blake, says that in life, “you get what you celebrate.”  People who are celebrated for their good deeds want to do more of them.

 

When others see someone’s kind actions celebrated, they want to do good too.

 

If you know of someone who’s out there making a difference, give them a shout out here. Or if you are that person, tell us about what you’re doing. Don’t let great work go unnoticed. Let’s celebrate good deeds together.

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There is no deed too great or too small. Know somebody (or a group of somebodies) doing something amazing for somebody else? Tell us here and we’ll help spread the word.

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Limbitless Solutions

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Susan Taylor

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Limbitless Solutions is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing children with 3D-printed bionic limbs at affordable costs.

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Limbitless Solutions

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Susan Taylor

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Limbitless Solutions is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing children with 3D-printed bionic limbs at affordable costs.

Neighbors to Nicaragua

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Rob Short

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Neighbors to Nicaragua grew out of a trip that Chuck Selvaggio made to Nicaragua in 2011. His purpose was to study Spanish but instead he was taken by the obvious poverty that surrounded him. He abandoned his plans for study and immersed himself into the people. He soon realized that he had traveled to the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. Upon his return home, he began collecting donations from friends and family. Within a year, he returned with donations and collaborated with a local partner to begin the formation of the Neighbors to Nicaragua.

NeighborsToNicaragua’smission is to identify and to alleviate problems causing, associated with or resulting from poverty in Nicaragua. In addition to offering a variety of educational programs, NeighborsToNicaragua meet the critical needs of the youth and families by providing housing, medical aid and nutrition.

 

 

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Neighbors to Nicaragua

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Rob Short

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Neighbors to Nicaragua grew out of a trip that Chuck Selvaggio made to Nicaragua in 2011. His purpose was to study Spanish but instead he was taken by the obvious poverty that surrounded him. He abandoned his plans for study and immersed himself into the people. He soon realized that he had traveled to the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. Upon his return home, he began collecting donations from friends and family. Within a year, he returned with donations and collaborated with a local partner to begin the formation of the Neighbors to Nicaragua.

NeighborsToNicaragua’smission is to identify and to alleviate problems causing, associated with or resulting from poverty in Nicaragua. In addition to offering a variety of educational programs, NeighborsToNicaragua meet the critical needs of the youth and families by providing housing, medical aid and nutrition.

 

 

Wabash County Promise

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Jennifer Vandeburg

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The Wabash County Promise program in Wabash, Indiana creates 529 College savings plan for every kid in their city. They figured out that just having even $100 saved for college siginificantly increases the odds of a student going on to college. The Promise has donors who help fund the seed money in each account. Parents are encouraged to add to the account as they can.

Wabash was hit hard in the last recession. 2006 included with a major employer closing up, laying off more than 800 workers. The city’s leadership embarked on a strategy to change the course for the City, including increasing the rate of educational attainment, which can change the future for this Midwestern city of ony 10,000.

Since this program started it has inspried the creation of additional programs across the state of Indiana.

Its greatest impact may have been to help building hope and changing how this community sees itself.

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Wabash County Promise

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Jennifer Vandeburg

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The Wabash County Promise program in Wabash, Indiana creates 529 College savings plan for every kid in their city. They figured out that just having even $100 saved for college siginificantly increases the odds of a student going on to college. The Promise has donors who help fund the seed money in each account. Parents are encouraged to add to the account as they can.

Wabash was hit hard in the last recession. 2006 included with a major employer closing up, laying off more than 800 workers. The city’s leadership embarked on a strategy to change the course for the City, including increasing the rate of educational attainment, which can change the future for this Midwestern city of ony 10,000.

Since this program started it has inspried the creation of additional programs across the state of Indiana.

Its greatest impact may have been to help building hope and changing how this community sees itself.

Gotta Have Sole Foundation

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Lori Lowinger

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My son, Nicholas, started the Gotta Have Sole Foundation, a 501c3 charity, in 2010 when he was 12-years old in an effort to provide homeless children in the US with new footwear of their own In order to open up equal opportunities for them.

To date, through the assistance of over 7,500 volunteers and 26 middle school and high school Gotta Have Sole clubs, Nicholas has donated new footwear to 77,623 homeless children in all 50 states. Through a rigorous application process, Nicholas has also given $1,000 college scholarships to 10 disadvantaged students who needed financial assistance to attend colleges and universities to which they were accepted. Additionally, this year he launched a college ambassador program where college students implement an empowerment curriculum in homeless shelters, designed to teach homeless children the skills they need to succeed and stay in school to ultimately enable them to step out of poverty.

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Gotta Have Sole Foundation

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Lori Lowinger

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My son, Nicholas, started the Gotta Have Sole Foundation, a 501c3 charity, in 2010 when he was 12-years old in an effort to provide homeless children in the US with new footwear of their own In order to open up equal opportunities for them.

To date, through the assistance of over 7,500 volunteers and 26 middle school and high school Gotta Have Sole clubs, Nicholas has donated new footwear to 77,623 homeless children in all 50 states. Through a rigorous application process, Nicholas has also given $1,000 college scholarships to 10 disadvantaged students who needed financial assistance to attend colleges and universities to which they were accepted. Additionally, this year he launched a college ambassador program where college students implement an empowerment curriculum in homeless shelters, designed to teach homeless children the skills they need to succeed and stay in school to ultimately enable them to step out of poverty.

Backpacks 4 Kids Az, Inc

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Michele Tallberg

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My daughter Kaitlyn Martinez started Backpacks 4 Kids AZ in 2015 when she was 11 years old and one of her friends didn’t have any school supplies so Kaitlyn and me got her school supplies and that lead Kaitlyn and me to have a conversation about kids not having school supplies and she realized that there were others kids that also needed supplies in order to be successful in school. She wanted to give students the same opportunities she had. That led to a school supply drive at her school. She was able to give 175 students school supplies that first year. This past year she turned Backpacks 4 Kids AZ into a non profit organization that provided over 1,500 backpacks with school supplies to disadvantaged kids and 500 Love Bundles (bags for kids entering foster homes, shelters or who are homeless.). She encourages other kids to get involved and she is such an inspiration to me and so many others.

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Backpacks 4 Kids Az, Inc

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Michele Tallberg

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My daughter Kaitlyn Martinez started Backpacks 4 Kids AZ in 2015 when she was 11 years old and one of her friends didn’t have any school supplies so Kaitlyn and me got her school supplies and that lead Kaitlyn and me to have a conversation about kids not having school supplies and she realized that there were others kids that also needed supplies in order to be successful in school. She wanted to give students the same opportunities she had. That led to a school supply drive at her school. She was able to give 175 students school supplies that first year. This past year she turned Backpacks 4 Kids AZ into a non profit organization that provided over 1,500 backpacks with school supplies to disadvantaged kids and 500 Love Bundles (bags for kids entering foster homes, shelters or who are homeless.). She encourages other kids to get involved and she is such an inspiration to me and so many others.

Odd Sox Project

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Carly Goldhar and Charley Rangel

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Our names are Carly and Charley. When we were 10, we came up with the idea to collect single useless socks and turn them into much needed pairs to donate to the homeless. We began by organizing with our moms a sock drive at a local Starbucks. We set a goal of collecting 5,000 pairs of socks, and we beat this goal. Our mission has turned into something amazing. So many peers and schools have gotten involved. We have donated socks worldwide to Ecuador, El Salvador and Peru. The most amazing part is that we received letters from the kids who got our socks saying “Thanks!”

We have been working really hard and we are so super excited to say that only over 2 yrs later we have collected and donated over 60,000 pairs of socks to those in need… and we are still going. It is our goal to make our mission global! Just think… if everyone donated only 1 pair of socks, together we would be warming billions and billions of feet around the globe. Our mission means so much to us and we hope that you. can help us spread the word and help us continue to warm feet….one sock at a time.

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Odd Sox Project

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Carly Goldhar and Charley Rangel

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Our names are Carly and Charley. When we were 10, we came up with the idea to collect single useless socks and turn them into much needed pairs to donate to the homeless. We began by organizing with our moms a sock drive at a local Starbucks. We set a goal of collecting 5,000 pairs of socks, and we beat this goal. Our mission has turned into something amazing. So many peers and schools have gotten involved. We have donated socks worldwide to Ecuador, El Salvador and Peru. The most amazing part is that we received letters from the kids who got our socks saying “Thanks!”

We have been working really hard and we are so super excited to say that only over 2 yrs later we have collected and donated over 60,000 pairs of socks to those in need… and we are still going. It is our goal to make our mission global! Just think… if everyone donated only 1 pair of socks, together we would be warming billions and billions of feet around the globe. Our mission means so much to us and we hope that you. can help us spread the word and help us continue to warm feet….one sock at a time.

Project Giving Kids

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Molly Yuska

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We hear of kids giving back all the time at Project Giving Kids. Our favorite, however, are all the eager and compassionate faces at our annual Create the Change Day, an event we have done for the past two years in Boston, last year for the first time in the Bay Area, and one we hope to do in 2018 in Boston, LA and the Bay. Hundreds of kids coming together to touch the lives of others, through work with and for dozens of nonprofits, with no other motive than to spread the good stuff. So inspiring. So positive. And so world changing!

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Project Giving Kids

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Molly Yuska

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We hear of kids giving back all the time at Project Giving Kids. Our favorite, however, are all the eager and compassionate faces at our annual Create the Change Day, an event we have done for the past two years in Boston, last year for the first time in the Bay Area, and one we hope to do in 2018 in Boston, LA and the Bay. Hundreds of kids coming together to touch the lives of others, through work with and for dozens of nonprofits, with no other motive than to spread the good stuff. So inspiring. So positive. And so world changing!

Super Ewan, Inc

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James Drum

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I’d like to tell you about our son Ewan.

When Ewan was 7 he approached my wife and I and asked if he could dress like a superhero and help the homeless in Detroit when he’s a teenager. We told him he didn’t have to wait and within a month he started Super Ewan, Inc. a nonprofit organization that brings help and hope to those in need throughout Metro Detroit.

Ewan holds by-monthly adventures (distributions) where he provides food, clothing and toiletries to the homeless and needy. In November Ewan has a Turkey Dinner Drop Off, where he delivers full Thanksgiving Dinners to families in need and since starting has helped provide Thanksgiving Dinner to almost 1000 people.

Ewan has been recognized by local and national news media and was also invited to the White House in 2015 and recognized for his efforts by President Obama. In 2016 Ewan was honored as Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for being top volunteer for the state of Michigan in his age level.

Now 11, Ewan is still going strong helping those in need and continually looking for ways to do more. You can find out more about Ewan on his website www.superewan.org and also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you for your time and support of our little hero.

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Super Ewan, Inc

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James Drum

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I’d like to tell you about our son Ewan.

When Ewan was 7 he approached my wife and I and asked if he could dress like a superhero and help the homeless in Detroit when he’s a teenager. We told him he didn’t have to wait and within a month he started Super Ewan, Inc. a nonprofit organization that brings help and hope to those in need throughout Metro Detroit.

Ewan holds by-monthly adventures (distributions) where he provides food, clothing and toiletries to the homeless and needy. In November Ewan has a Turkey Dinner Drop Off, where he delivers full Thanksgiving Dinners to families in need and since starting has helped provide Thanksgiving Dinner to almost 1000 people.

Ewan has been recognized by local and national news media and was also invited to the White House in 2015 and recognized for his efforts by President Obama. In 2016 Ewan was honored as Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for being top volunteer for the state of Michigan in his age level.

Now 11, Ewan is still going strong helping those in need and continually looking for ways to do more. You can find out more about Ewan on his website www.superewan.org and also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you for your time and support of our little hero.

LemonAID Warriors

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Lulu Cerone

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We had a lemon tree in our yard which meant I had a lot of lemonade stands growing up! My friends and I would usually buy candy with our earnings until one day my mom suggested that the next time we had a lemonade stand, we might consider donating our earnings to a charity of our choice. We liked the idea and chose a puppy rescue charity. What happened next, surprised me. We got so excited at the idea that each cup of lemonade might help a puppy, that our positive energy made us work harder, earn more money and it became our most successful stand. But the real epiphany came that night–I was thinking about how a normal lemonade stand is a fun social activity. But when we added an element of generosity and compassion, it actually doubled the fun. It was the most fun we had all summer and my friends couldn’t wait to do it again. So, what if I came up with ideas to add social-good to many kinds of social activities? Like sleepovers, holiday parties, play dates, school dances. If I could come up with action plans to give purpose to parties, big and small, it would not only create tangible good, but it would double the fun. That’s when I came up with the term PhilanthroParty and was inspired to start a youth activism organization called LemonAID Warriors. My goal was to make social-good part of every kid’s social life by providing inspiration and action plans to party with a purpose. I began researching causes to share with my LemonAID Warrior members and helping them find causes that resonate with them. Then, I’d provide action plans to help them turn their compassion into action. There are so many ways to support causes! My PhilanthroParty ideas are not always about raising money because that’s not always an option for some kids. My favorite PhilanthroParty ideas incorporate unique ways to raise awareness for causes or create opportunities for young kids to engage in advocacy or to simply spread kindness. I noticed that young kids have a strong sense of empathy but there are very few opportunities for them to express their compassion. Most organizations only accept volunteers who are 16 or 18 years old. And schools are limited in how much service they can fit into their curriculum. So, I created kid-inspired and kid-generated ideas that anyone, no matter their age, could engage in to make the world a better place.

I wrote a book to share dozens of these easy ideas. It’s called “PhilanthroParties! A Party Planning Guide for Kids Who Want to Give Back” (Simon and Schuster). I also try to live by example. I am passionate about providing basic needs like water and education to the most vulnerable children. My personal PhilanthroParties have helped provide clean water to thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa. I have helped provide over 50 scholarships a year to my partner school in Zimbabwe, over the past 3 years. Recently, some of my most active Warriors have led a project at an orphanage in Tijuana. Together, we have made many trips there to make friends with the residents at the orphanage and identify their greatest need. In 2017 we completed construction on a dorm that now houses 15 additional teen boys. In 2018 we hope to complete construction on a playground and a laundry facility at the same orphanage.

I guess the lesson of my story is to believe in the potential of a small idea. That little “aha” moment after my lemonade stand when I was 9 years old has led to ripple effect of good that has helped a lot of great causes. And maybe even saved some lives. And I hope that by providing easy ideas to add social-good to my generation’s daily life, I will be helping them make generosity a habit that they continue into adulthood, and we will be able to conquer the challenges we are about to inherit.

Here’s my book’s website, for more information www.philanthropartybook.com And here’s my organization website www.lemonaidwarriors.com

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LemonAID Warriors

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Lulu Cerone

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We had a lemon tree in our yard which meant I had a lot of lemonade stands growing up! My friends and I would usually buy candy with our earnings until one day my mom suggested that the next time we had a lemonade stand, we might consider donating our earnings to a charity of our choice. We liked the idea and chose a puppy rescue charity. What happened next, surprised me. We got so excited at the idea that each cup of lemonade might help a puppy, that our positive energy made us work harder, earn more money and it became our most successful stand. But the real epiphany came that night–I was thinking about how a normal lemonade stand is a fun social activity. But when we added an element of generosity and compassion, it actually doubled the fun. It was the most fun we had all summer and my friends couldn’t wait to do it again. So, what if I came up with ideas to add social-good to many kinds of social activities? Like sleepovers, holiday parties, play dates, school dances. If I could come up with action plans to give purpose to parties, big and small, it would not only create tangible good, but it would double the fun. That’s when I came up with the term PhilanthroParty and was inspired to start a youth activism organization called LemonAID Warriors. My goal was to make social-good part of every kid’s social life by providing inspiration and action plans to party with a purpose. I began researching causes to share with my LemonAID Warrior members and helping them find causes that resonate with them. Then, I’d provide action plans to help them turn their compassion into action. There are so many ways to support causes! My PhilanthroParty ideas are not always about raising money because that’s not always an option for some kids. My favorite PhilanthroParty ideas incorporate unique ways to raise awareness for causes or create opportunities for young kids to engage in advocacy or to simply spread kindness. I noticed that young kids have a strong sense of empathy but there are very few opportunities for them to express their compassion. Most organizations only accept volunteers who are 16 or 18 years old. And schools are limited in how much service they can fit into their curriculum. So, I created kid-inspired and kid-generated ideas that anyone, no matter their age, could engage in to make the world a better place.

I wrote a book to share dozens of these easy ideas. It’s called “PhilanthroParties! A Party Planning Guide for Kids Who Want to Give Back” (Simon and Schuster). I also try to live by example. I am passionate about providing basic needs like water and education to the most vulnerable children. My personal PhilanthroParties have helped provide clean water to thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa. I have helped provide over 50 scholarships a year to my partner school in Zimbabwe, over the past 3 years. Recently, some of my most active Warriors have led a project at an orphanage in Tijuana. Together, we have made many trips there to make friends with the residents at the orphanage and identify their greatest need. In 2017 we completed construction on a dorm that now houses 15 additional teen boys. In 2018 we hope to complete construction on a playground and a laundry facility at the same orphanage.

I guess the lesson of my story is to believe in the potential of a small idea. That little “aha” moment after my lemonade stand when I was 9 years old has led to ripple effect of good that has helped a lot of great causes. And maybe even saved some lives. And I hope that by providing easy ideas to add social-good to my generation’s daily life, I will be helping them make generosity a habit that they continue into adulthood, and we will be able to conquer the challenges we are about to inherit.

Here’s my book’s website, for more information www.philanthropartybook.com And here’s my organization website www.lemonaidwarriors.com

Got Tec Richmond

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Jocelyn Marencik

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Got Tec Richmond funds and delivers needed technology equipment to under-served and under-funded schools in the Richmond VA area.

Got Tec also offers “Learn-to’Code” classes at the same schools they donate equipment to. In just two years, Got Tec has been able to fund and deliver over $22,000 worth of technology equipment to local schools. At least one donation has been made to every elementary and middle school in the Richmond Public School system, directly or indirectly effecting over 11,000 students education. “Learn-to’Code” classes have been taught at five schools with a sixth in the planning stage. Over 500 RPS students have attended and enjoyed the classes. The donations and classes have offered the opportunity for students to learn 21st century skills needed for future educational and career success, and have helped many of them discover a new passion for their future. It has also allowed the teachers to create new and innovative ways to teach lessons. For more information please view our Facebook page by searching “Got Tec Richmond”

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Got Tec Richmond

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Jocelyn Marencik

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Got Tec Richmond funds and delivers needed technology equipment to under-served and under-funded schools in the Richmond VA area.

Got Tec also offers “Learn-to’Code” classes at the same schools they donate equipment to. In just two years, Got Tec has been able to fund and deliver over $22,000 worth of technology equipment to local schools. At least one donation has been made to every elementary and middle school in the Richmond Public School system, directly or indirectly effecting over 11,000 students education. “Learn-to’Code” classes have been taught at five schools with a sixth in the planning stage. Over 500 RPS students have attended and enjoyed the classes. The donations and classes have offered the opportunity for students to learn 21st century skills needed for future educational and career success, and have helped many of them discover a new passion for their future. It has also allowed the teachers to create new and innovative ways to teach lessons. For more information please view our Facebook page by searching “Got Tec Richmond”

Playworks

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Beth Eisen

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Playworks helps kids to stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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Playworks

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Beth Eisen

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Playworks helps kids to stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

Super Ewan

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James Drum

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Super Ewan, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the homeless, hungry and less fortunate people of Metro Detroit. We provide food, clothing, basic necessities and emergency support to those in need.

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Super Ewan

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James Drum

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Super Ewan, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the homeless, hungry and less fortunate people of Metro Detroit. We provide food, clothing, basic necessities and emergency support to those in need.

Project Giving Kids

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Molly Yuska

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Project Giving Kids is a nonprofit all about connecting busy kids and families to fun, meaningful and age-appropriate service activities through a unique website experience launched in November 2013.

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Project Giving Kids

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Molly Yuska

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Project Giving Kids is a nonprofit all about connecting busy kids and families to fun, meaningful and age-appropriate service activities through a unique website experience launched in November 2013.

Hearts 4 Others

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Lisa McAbee

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Hearts 4 Others is the inspiration of a 12 year old boy, who recognized there was one thing he liked better than learning a sport and that is teaching others. The more training he received, the need to teach others grew stronger.

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Hearts 4 Others

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Lisa McAbee

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Hearts 4 Others is the inspiration of a 12 year old boy, who recognized there was one thing he liked better than learning a sport and that is teaching others. The more training he received, the need to teach others grew stronger.

The Inspiring Project

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Chase Marvil

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The Inspiring Project strives to eliminate suicidal thoughts and actions in teenagers today. This is also a project just to let anyone make anyone’s day and make them smile.

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The Inspiring Project

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Chase Marvil

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The Inspiring Project strives to eliminate suicidal thoughts and actions in teenagers today. This is also a project just to let anyone make anyone’s day and make them smile.

Live Safe Resources

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Jennifer Hale Holman

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To provide safety and healing to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse by offering services, creating awareness and fostering support within our community

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Live Safe Resources

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Jennifer Hale Holman

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To provide safety and healing to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse by offering services, creating awareness and fostering support within our community

Feed My Starving Children

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Linda Howard

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With God’s help and your support, FMSC strives to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world.

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Feed My Starving Children

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Linda Howard

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With God’s help and your support, FMSC strives to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world.

Ashoka

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Terry Donovan

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Ashoka’s series called Leadyoung, features individuals who launched a social enterprise at a young age and went on to launch international organizations.

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Ashoka

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Terry Donovan

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Ashoka’s series called Leadyoung, features individuals who launched a social enterprise at a young age and went on to launch international organizations.

Support the Girls

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Ephraim Gopin

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Support the Girls collects and distributes donations of new/used bras and new sealed packages of tampons and maxi pads to homeless women and girls across North America.

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Support the Girls

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Ephraim Gopin

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Support the Girls collects and distributes donations of new/used bras and new sealed packages of tampons and maxi pads to homeless women and girls across North America.

Focused Community Strategies

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Cama Gebhart

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FCS has been partnering with the Historic South Atlanta Neighborhood since 2001. In the last fifteen years, FCS has been able to restore over 140 homes and brought dozens of families in the neighborhood which creates a wholesome, viable, and self-sustaining mixed-income neighborhood.

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Focused Community Strategies

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Cama Gebhart

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FCS has been partnering with the Historic South Atlanta Neighborhood since 2001. In the last fifteen years, FCS has been able to restore over 140 homes and brought dozens of families in the neighborhood which creates a wholesome, viable, and self-sustaining mixed-income neighborhood.

48in48

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Emily Hilimire

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Centered around a 48-hour hackathon-style events: 48in48 connects local nonprofits and skilled marketing and technology professionals. At the end of these 48 hours, 48 local nonprofits have new, professional, websites.

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48in48

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Emily Hilimire

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Centered around a 48-hour hackathon-style events: 48in48 connects local nonprofits and skilled marketing and technology professionals. At the end of these 48 hours, 48 local nonprofits have new, professional, websites.

Curing Kids Cancer

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Abigail Pait

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Funding innovative research and treatments to find cures for all childhood cancers in our lifetime.

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Curing Kids Cancer

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Abigail Pait

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Funding innovative research and treatments to find cures for all childhood cancers in our lifetime.

United Way

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Catherine Sharretts

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United Way

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Catherine Sharretts

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The GEANCO Foundation

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Afam Onyema

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The GEANCO Foundation saves and transforms the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa.   

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The GEANCO Foundation

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Afam Onyema

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The GEANCO Foundation saves and transforms the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa.   

Thistle Farms

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Ben Pitts

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Thistle Farms’ mission is to heal, empower and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. We do this by providing safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners.

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Thistle Farms

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Ben Pitts

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Thistle Farms’ mission is to heal, empower and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. We do this by providing safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners.

Hope for Henry Foundation

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Allen Goldberg

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Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care.

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Hope for Henry Foundation

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Allen Goldberg

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Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care.

Send Musicians to Prison

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Ben Pitts

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Singers, songwriters and musicians from around the country who believe in reconciliation and restoration.

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Send Musicians to Prison

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Ben Pitts

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Singers, songwriters and musicians from around the country who believe in reconciliation and restoration.

CHIP Housing

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Desiree Gonzalez

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CHIP assists low-income and rural disadvantaged residents, seniors and others who lack financial resources or knowledge to improve or provide adequately for their housing.

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CHIP Housing

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Desiree Gonzalez

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CHIP assists low-income and rural disadvantaged residents, seniors and others who lack financial resources or knowledge to improve or provide adequately for their housing.

Mission STL

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Jon Givens

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Mission: St. Louis works alongside people who want to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.

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Mission STL

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Jon Givens

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Mission: St. Louis works alongside people who want to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.

Wishes & More

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Joelle Gamble

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Wishes & More enhances the life of a child fighting a terminal or life-threatening condition by providing extraordinary experiences including wishes, scholarships, memorials and more.

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Wishes & More

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Joelle Gamble

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Wishes & More enhances the life of a child fighting a terminal or life-threatening condition by providing extraordinary experiences including wishes, scholarships, memorials and more.

Music Makes Me Happy

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Joshua Dingle

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A community of artists who inspire social change through art and music.

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Music Makes Me Happy

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Joshua Dingle

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A community of artists who inspire social change through art and music.

Hello Hope

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Mary Beth Thomas

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A not-for-profit corporation focused on connecting families facing medical adversity with hope through stories and practical resources.

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Hello Hope

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Mary Beth Thomas

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A not-for-profit corporation focused on connecting families facing medical adversity with hope through stories and practical resources.

One Generation Away

Submitted by

Connie Bond

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OneGen is dedicated to providing emergency food service to those in need via mobile pantries, as well as through partnerships with hospitals, social workers, schools, law enforcement, churches, civic groups, and many others who want to wipe hunger off the face of America.

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One Generation Away

Submitted by

Connie Bond

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OneGen is dedicated to providing emergency food service to those in need via mobile pantries, as well as through partnerships with hospitals, social workers, schools, law enforcement, churches, civic groups, and many others who want to wipe hunger off the face of America.

Jonah's Journey

Submitted by

Daniel Young

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Jonah’s Journey provides temporary or long-term care for children in need of a safe home. The ministry began by serving incarcerated mothers in the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville but has evolved over the years to meet the needs of other children regardless of age or situation.

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Jonah's Journey

Submitted by

Daniel Young

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Jonah’s Journey provides temporary or long-term care for children in need of a safe home. The ministry began by serving incarcerated mothers in the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville but has evolved over the years to meet the needs of other children regardless of age or situation.

The Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation

Submitted by

Tucker Hite

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The mission of the foundation is to educate people about the availability and efficacy of diabetic alert dogs and to raise funds in order to assist approved clients with the purchase of a diabetic alert dog.

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The Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation

Submitted by

Tucker Hite

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The mission of the foundation is to educate people about the availability and efficacy of diabetic alert dogs and to raise funds in order to assist approved clients with the purchase of a diabetic alert dog.

Harmony Project

Submitted by

Tony Silbert

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Learning to play an instrument takes patience, persistence, and focus — the same qualities students need to excel in school and in their future career. The Harmony Project supports students every step of the way, helping them achieve their goals throughout their childhood.

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Harmony Project

Submitted by

Tony Silbert

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Learning to play an instrument takes patience, persistence, and focus — the same qualities students need to excel in school and in their future career. The Harmony Project supports students every step of the way, helping them achieve their goals throughout their childhood.

Caritas Partners

Submitted by

David Powell

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Caritas Partners developed from a fundamental belief that Wall Street has a leadership role to play in high impact philanthropy. They use daily trading activity to create value for their customers and communities.

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Caritas Partners

Submitted by

David Powell

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Caritas Partners developed from a fundamental belief that Wall Street has a leadership role to play in high impact philanthropy. They use daily trading activity to create value for their customers and communities.

Amplio Recruiting

Submitted by

Charlotte Holz

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Amplio is the only staffing firm in the country that sources 100% of their talent from the refugee workforce pool.

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Amplio Recruiting

Submitted by

Charlotte Holz

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Amplio is the only staffing firm in the country that sources 100% of their talent from the refugee workforce pool.

Boulder Crest Retreat

Submitted by

Tucker S Hite

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Boulder Crest Retreat is the nation’s first privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to our nation’s combat veterans and their families.

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Boulder Crest Retreat

Submitted by

Tucker S Hite

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Boulder Crest Retreat is the nation’s first privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to our nation’s combat veterans and their families.

Growing Leaders

Submitted by

Berry Brady

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Growing Leaders is a nonprofit leadership training and development company. Through relevant and innovative events and resources, they equip the next generation and the parents, teachers, coaches and mentors who shape their lives.

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Growing Leaders

Submitted by

Berry Brady

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Growing Leaders is a nonprofit leadership training and development company. Through relevant and innovative events and resources, they equip the next generation and the parents, teachers, coaches and mentors who shape their lives.

Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Submitted by

Andi Hughes

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Pediatric Cancer Foundation has been funding game-changing research and providing hope for children and their families. They also fund patient treatment and endow world-class hospitals and oncologists with the equipment they need to save lives and improve patient care.

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Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Submitted by

Andi Hughes

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Pediatric Cancer Foundation has been funding game-changing research and providing hope for children and their families. They also fund patient treatment and endow world-class hospitals and oncologists with the equipment they need to save lives and improve patient care.

Breath of Life Maternity Ministries

Submitted by

Jeannine Floores

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The heart of Breath of Life is housing pregnant moms. They maintain the only comprehensive list of maternity homes in Texas.

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Breath of Life Maternity Ministries

Submitted by

Jeannine Floores

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The heart of Breath of Life is housing pregnant moms. They maintain the only comprehensive list of maternity homes in Texas.

Linda Creed Breast Cancer.org

Submitted by

Fran Orodeckis

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The mission of Linda Creed Breast Cancer. Org is to fight breast cancer through community-based education and referral, support, advocacy and direct service.

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Linda Creed Breast Cancer.org

Submitted by

Fran Orodeckis

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The mission of Linda Creed Breast Cancer. Org is to fight breast cancer through community-based education and referral, support, advocacy and direct service.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Submitted by

Alison Bibbins Ward

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The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to accelerate next generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend patients’ lives in pursuit of a cure.

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Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Submitted by

Alison Bibbins Ward

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The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to accelerate next generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend patients’ lives in pursuit of a cure.

Boston Sight

Submitted by

Tara Stepanian

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Boston Sight’s mission is to improve quality of life by transforming the understanding, treatment, and care of the ocular surface.

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Boston Sight

Submitted by

Tara Stepanian

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Boston Sight’s mission is to improve quality of life by transforming the understanding, treatment, and care of the ocular surface.

Communities in Schools of Atlanta

Submitted by

Morgan Rabby

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Communities In Schools of Atlanta is an award-winning dropout prevention organization that was established in 1972. What began in the basement of a modest home in the Grant Park community is now the nation’s largest dropout prevention network with a proven track record of positively impacting graduation rates.

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Communities in Schools of Atlanta

Submitted by

Morgan Rabby

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Communities In Schools of Atlanta is an award-winning dropout prevention organization that was established in 1972. What began in the basement of a modest home in the Grant Park community is now the nation’s largest dropout prevention network with a proven track record of positively impacting graduation rates.

Food Finder Ga

Submitted by

Jeff Griffin

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The fastest way to find food resources in Georgia including food banks, pantries and hot meals.

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Food Finder Ga

Submitted by

Jeff Griffin

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The fastest way to find food resources in Georgia including food banks, pantries and hot meals.

Causeway

Submitted by

Casey Hyde

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Causeway believes that anyone who has an idea for social change, should have access to the tools and the resources they need to act on that opportunity. They help people develop and test their early-stage ideas so that they are prepared for growth.

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Causeway

Submitted by

Casey Hyde

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Causeway believes that anyone who has an idea for social change, should have access to the tools and the resources they need to act on that opportunity. They help people develop and test their early-stage ideas so that they are prepared for growth.

The SunTrust Foundation

Submitted by

Cortney Johnston

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The SunTrust Foundation helps guide, advise, and lead people along their road to financial security and wellness.

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The SunTrust Foundation

Submitted by

Cortney Johnston

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The SunTrust Foundation helps guide, advise, and lead people along their road to financial security and wellness.

For the Good Period

Submitted by

Kayce Lapides

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High cost and restricted distribution limit access to sanitary pads for many rural girls , creating a barrier to their ability to stay in school. For the Good Period works with communities to remove this barrier to girls’ educations by providing girls with sustainable, reusable pads that will last three to five years.

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For the Good Period

Submitted by

Kayce Lapides

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High cost and restricted distribution limit access to sanitary pads for many rural girls , creating a barrier to their ability to stay in school. For the Good Period works with communities to remove this barrier to girls’ educations by providing girls with sustainable, reusable pads that will last three to five years.

The 28 Days Project

Submitted by

David Barton

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28 Days is founded on the premise that women need access to affordable feminine products – every 28 days – and that no woman needs to feel financial or emotional burdens by simply being female. Our mission is to provide feminine products to women in need – to create a less stressful and more confident period.

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The 28 Days Project

Submitted by

David Barton

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28 Days is founded on the premise that women need access to affordable feminine products – every 28 days – and that no woman needs to feel financial or emotional burdens by simply being female. Our mission is to provide feminine products to women in need – to create a less stressful and more confident period.

Love Not Lost

Submitted by

Kristyn Back

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Love Not Lost photographs people facing a terminal diagnosis to preserve their memory for those who love them.

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Love Not Lost

Submitted by

Kristyn Back

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Love Not Lost photographs people facing a terminal diagnosis to preserve their memory for those who love them.

Love Beyond Walls

Submitted by

Kristyn Back

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Love Beyond Walls exists to raise awareness of societal needs through technology and storytelling, and mobilize people to take part in it.

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Love Beyond Walls

Submitted by

Kristyn Back

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Love Beyond Walls exists to raise awareness of societal needs through technology and storytelling, and mobilize people to take part in it.

Aaron's Presents

Submitted by

Rosemary Costello

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Aaron’s Presents is a nonprofit that offers 1) hands-on, individualized mentoring, 2) materials/services and 3) logistical help to any child in 8th grade or below who want to carry out an idea that benefits at least one other person, animal or the environment.

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Aaron's Presents

Submitted by

Rosemary Costello

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Aaron’s Presents is a nonprofit that offers 1) hands-on, individualized mentoring, 2) materials/services and 3) logistical help to any child in 8th grade or below who want to carry out an idea that benefits at least one other person, animal or the environment.

Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia

Submitted by

Heather Loveridge

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The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia was founded in 1985 by a group of community-minded citizens to receive and disburse charitable funds for an improved quality of life across northeast Georgia.

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Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia

Submitted by

Heather Loveridge

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The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia was founded in 1985 by a group of community-minded citizens to receive and disburse charitable funds for an improved quality of life across northeast Georgia.

Hope Shines

Submitted by

Dan Gladden

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Hope Shines, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda through unique education and health programs.

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Hope Shines

Submitted by

Dan Gladden

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Hope Shines, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda through unique education and health programs.

All Our Kids

Submitted by

Nell Minow

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AOK creates the family we all want, using an approach rooted in love and high expectations to help D.C. young people who lack the support they need define and acquire the resources, knowledge, skills and self-confidence they need to be successful.

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All Our Kids

Submitted by

Nell Minow

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AOK creates the family we all want, using an approach rooted in love and high expectations to help D.C. young people who lack the support they need define and acquire the resources, knowledge, skills and self-confidence they need to be successful.

The Giving Kitchen

Submitted by

Adam Harrell

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The intent of The Giving Kitchen is to be the beyond-expectation resource at times of unanticipated crisis for anyone employed in the Atlantarestaurant community.

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The Giving Kitchen

Submitted by

Adam Harrell

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The intent of The Giving Kitchen is to be the beyond-expectation resource at times of unanticipated crisis for anyone employed in the Atlantarestaurant community.

More Love Letters

Submitted by

Nell Minow

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The world needs more love letters is a global organization using the power behind social media to write and mail letters to strangers all over the world.

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More Love Letters

Submitted by

Nell Minow

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The world needs more love letters is a global organization using the power behind social media to write and mail letters to strangers all over the world.

Unsung Heroes

Submitted by

Nell Minow

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Unsung Heroes promotes awareness and appreciation for the workers on college campuses who work hard and keep the university running behind-the-scenes. These heroes include janitors, security guards, food + service workers, etc.

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Unsung Heroes

Submitted by

Nell Minow

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Unsung Heroes promotes awareness and appreciation for the workers on college campuses who work hard and keep the university running behind-the-scenes. These heroes include janitors, security guards, food + service workers, etc.

Watsi

Submitted by

Tracy Chou

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Watsi enables anyone to directly fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world.

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Watsi

Submitted by

Tracy Chou

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Watsi enables anyone to directly fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world.

BlinkNow

Submitted by

Bruce Deel

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The BlinkNow Foundation’s mission is to provide an education and a loving, caring home for orphaned, impoverished and at-risk children in Nepal.

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BlinkNow

Submitted by

Bruce Deel

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The BlinkNow Foundation’s mission is to provide an education and a loving, caring home for orphaned, impoverished and at-risk children in Nepal.

Boston's Wounded Vet Run

Submitted by

Teresa Rose Collins

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Boston’s Wounded Vet Run is an annual event that raises funds to help improve the quality of life for wounded veterans.

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Boston's Wounded Vet Run

Submitted by

Teresa Rose Collins

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Boston’s Wounded Vet Run is an annual event that raises funds to help improve the quality of life for wounded veterans.

Drop in the Bucket

Submitted by

Jon Nelson

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Drop in the Bucket’s mission is to build wells and sanitation systems at schools throughout subSaharan Africa, enabling youth to fully harness the life-changing power of an education.

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Drop in the Bucket

Submitted by

Jon Nelson

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Drop in the Bucket’s mission is to build wells and sanitation systems at schools throughout subSaharan Africa, enabling youth to fully harness the life-changing power of an education.

The River Performing and Visual Arts Center

Submitted by

Eileen Edmonds

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The River’s barrier-free classes allow all children, regardless of disabilities, to delight in the drama of the performing and visual arts.

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The River Performing and Visual Arts Center

Submitted by

Eileen Edmonds

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The River’s barrier-free classes allow all children, regardless of disabilities, to delight in the drama of the performing and visual arts.

Rainbow Pack

Submitted by

Leeanna

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Rainbow Pack provides elementary school students with the supplies they need to be successful learners. These supplies include backpacks full of basic supplies like pencils, erasers, crayons, etc.

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Rainbow Pack

Submitted by

Leeanna

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Rainbow Pack provides elementary school students with the supplies they need to be successful learners. These supplies include backpacks full of basic supplies like pencils, erasers, crayons, etc.

Distance Teaching and Mobile Learning

Submitted by

Uri Xehn

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Distance Teaching and Mobile Learning’s vision is to construct a single educational space where teachers and educators around the globe can connect with students via online media to share knowledge, disseminate skills and ignite curiosity in kids around the planet.

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Distance Teaching and Mobile Learning

Submitted by

Uri Xehn

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Distance Teaching and Mobile Learning’s vision is to construct a single educational space where teachers and educators around the globe can connect with students via online media to share knowledge, disseminate skills and ignite curiosity in kids around the planet.

Fallen Heroes Project

Submitted by

Dave Dolton

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The Fallen Heroes Project honors American Fallen Heroes for their ultimate sacrifice during the war against terrorism. The foundation provides the resources to produce and distribute to each family a hand-drawn portrait of their Fallen Hero.

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Fallen Heroes Project

Submitted by

Dave Dolton

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The Fallen Heroes Project honors American Fallen Heroes for their ultimate sacrifice during the war against terrorism. The foundation provides the resources to produce and distribute to each family a hand-drawn portrait of their Fallen Hero.

Indy Pulse

Submitted by

Noor Shaikh

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Indy Pulse educates and supports youth as they cultivate their voice, which empowers them to craft meaningful live paths that promote positive change for themselves and their communities.

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Indy Pulse

Submitted by

Noor Shaikh

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Indy Pulse educates and supports youth as they cultivate their voice, which empowers them to craft meaningful live paths that promote positive change for themselves and their communities.

The Torch

Submitted by

Jay Lattelle

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The Torch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the state of Michigan in a new and refreshing way, by utilizing a mobile food truck to bring 100 percent free, freshly prepared meals to those in need.

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The Torch

Submitted by

Jay Lattelle

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The Torch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the state of Michigan in a new and refreshing way, by utilizing a mobile food truck to bring 100 percent free, freshly prepared meals to those in need.

Praise Pals

Submitted by

Daryl O'Connell

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Praise Pals provides inspiration to children through books like The Prayer Mitten and Everybody “Every Body.”

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Praise Pals

Submitted by

Daryl O'Connell

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Praise Pals provides inspiration to children through books like The Prayer Mitten and Everybody “Every Body.”

UGA HEROs

Submitted by

Bennett Travers

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UGA HEROs strives to improve the quality of life for the 12,000 children in Georgia affected by HIV/AIDS by raising money to support the programs offered by H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc., spreading awareness about the growing problem of pediatric AIDS, and combating the stigma of this disease.

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UGA HEROs

Submitted by

Bennett Travers

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UGA HEROs strives to improve the quality of life for the 12,000 children in Georgia affected by HIV/AIDS by raising money to support the programs offered by H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc., spreading awareness about the growing problem of pediatric AIDS, and combating the stigma of this disease.

Double Comfort

Submitted by

Mary Lyski

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Double Comfort is a social enterprise with a mission to serve amazing fried chicken and give proceeds to designated local food pantries to help feed those in need.

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Double Comfort

Submitted by

Mary Lyski

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Double Comfort is a social enterprise with a mission to serve amazing fried chicken and give proceeds to designated local food pantries to help feed those in need.

Pete Bethune – Earthrace Conservation Organization, Inc.

Submitted by

Zack Eastman

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Earthrace Conservation Organization focuses on four main areas: anti-poaching and anti-wildlife trafficking, fisheries enforcement, habitat destruction and animal welfare.

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Pete Bethune – Earthrace Conservation Organization, Inc.

Submitted by

Zack Eastman

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Earthrace Conservation Organization focuses on four main areas: anti-poaching and anti-wildlife trafficking, fisheries enforcement, habitat destruction and animal welfare.

Hopeless to Hopeful Organization

Submitted by

Eva Anderson

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Hopeless to Hopeful Organization helps the homeless regain entry back into society as a contributing citizen fueling the state with money through business.

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Hopeless to Hopeful Organization

Submitted by

Eva Anderson

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Hopeless to Hopeful Organization helps the homeless regain entry back into society as a contributing citizen fueling the state with money through business.

Roselle's Dream Foundation

Submitted by

Michael Hingson

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Roselle was Michael Hingson’s guide dog and trusted companion for many years. Her life and her heroic actions on 9/11 inspired the formation of The Roselle’s Dream Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to assist the blind with obtaining new technologies empowering them to learn, to work, and to maximize their success in today’s challenging world.

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Roselle's Dream Foundation

Submitted by

Michael Hingson

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Roselle was Michael Hingson’s guide dog and trusted companion for many years. Her life and her heroic actions on 9/11 inspired the formation of The Roselle’s Dream Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to assist the blind with obtaining new technologies empowering them to learn, to work, and to maximize their success in today’s challenging world.

Doggie Food Bank

Submitted by

Julie Austin

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The mission of The Doggie Food Bank is to get dog food and medical care to the poor and homeless who love their dogs, but are struggling to support them.

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Doggie Food Bank

Submitted by

Julie Austin

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The mission of The Doggie Food Bank is to get dog food and medical care to the poor and homeless who love their dogs, but are struggling to support them.