Touching Hearts: one child at a time
Touching Heart was founded by Helen Yi and her daughter, Taylor. The women both have a passion for helping people in need. When Taylor was turning 13 years old, she asked her friends to donate to a local charity of their choice in place of a birthday present. Her friends wrote her thank you cards in return telling her how much they loved the opportunity to give back. “I think when I saw all those thank you cards it really inspired me,” recalls Taylor, who is now graduating from college. What began as one act of kindness, blossomed into the Touching Heart nonprofit.
The Golden Hour Service Society Is Helping To Bring the Community Together in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
As a blogger, I volunteer my time and talent to a variety of nonprofits across the country ranging from an organization that helps pediatric oncology patients to one that is trying to bring the arts to low-income schools. While a couple of these nonprofits are fortunate to have an army of volunteers to help run their day-to-day operations, some have but a few.
Local Initiative Provides Necessities for Afghan Refugee Families
Families in central Austin are banding together to offer continued financial aid and emotional support for Afghani refugee families who fled their war-torn nation last summer. One co-creator of the GoFundMe account recently introduced the initiative via local social media forms:
Empower Texarkana Homeless Resource Day equipped many with vital resources
TEXARKANA, Ark. – The locals attending Sunday’s Homeless Resource Day at the Crossties Venue were given helpful knowledge, tools and significant resources. The Texarkana Homeless Coalition hosted the event where selfless volunteers offered their time to help various businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.
38 NJ Arts Organizations Receive $3.6 Million in Grants Under New Capital Arts Program
Yesterday, 38 arts organizations in New Jersey were awarded a collective $3.6 million to fund capital improvement, renovations, and new construction projects. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts held a public meeting yesterday (17 May 2022), where over $3.6 million was awarded to 38 organizations through the new Capital Arts grant program.
JBWS Tricky Tray for Hope, Win Prizes & Enter May 3 - 5
Win awesome prizes and support a great cause in Morristown, from May 3-5. "Founded 45 years ago, JBWS is the only agency of its kind in Morris County whose sole purpose is the prevention of domestic violence through the protection and empowerment of the victims, the rehabilitation of family members, the advocacy for social change to prevent partner violence and the education of the public about domestic violence and its consequences." - JBWS, Tricky Tray For Hope.
A grocer’s friendship with a child inspires a campaign to celebrate kindness
Close Up Photo of People Doing High FivePhoto by Anna Shvets from Pexels. ”You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” — Zig Ziglar.
Mom establishes a nonprofit to assist people with intellectual disabilities
Young boy with Down SyndromePhoto by Pavol Štugel on Unsplash. “I hope the fruits of my labor are ripe for many generations to come.” — Donovan Nichols. Alicia Mathieu's life was turned upside down when she was 14 weeks pregnant.
Lafayette Teen Jake Hammerman Receives Award for Volunteerism with Meals on Wheels Diablo Region
(Lafayette, CA – March 31, 2022) Lafayette teen Jake Hammerman has won the 2022 Youth Hall of Fame Volunteerism Award for the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors’ 28th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Celebration. "We recognize our 2022 Youth Hall of Fame awardees whose commitment to service and community are to be applauded," said Board Chair, Supervisor Karen Mitchoff.
The Queens native fighting hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
Swami Durga Das at the River Fund headquarters.Photo by: Marlene Cruz. Thirty years ago, Swami Durga Das baked a dozen chocolate chip cookies, which initiated the River Fund’s first effort to deliver baked goods to Manhattan nonprofits that cared for the terminally ill. “This whole project started with one dozen cookies,” he says.
Woman launches organization to help cancer patients feel attractive
person getting nails doneRODNAE Productions/Pexels. "We have our doctors and they keep us alive…But, emotionally, we all want our souls to feel sparked up to get us through." — Jackelyn Kastanis stated to CBS News.
Nonprofit hosts free DA and sheriff forum
(Lisa Maree Williams / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) A local nonprofit is hosting a free town hall event to meet Alameda County's candidates for district attorney and sheriff.
South Fork Coffee Now Open in Bluff City
Sign at the new coffee shop.John Dabbs/Photographer. South Fork Coffee is operated by the Impact Community Center in Bluff City, and proceeds go toward the funding of the center and the agencies it supports. The prices are all donation-based and the suggested donations are listed on the menu. The prices aren't firm and the customer has the final say in how much they contribute to cover their purchase.
Backpack Drive in Dunedin helps kids bouncing between foster homes
Yesterday I met Alexya, a bright and bubbly young woman working with Childhelp to raise money for kids forced to bounce between foster homes. We chatted outside of Starbucks on Main Street in Dunedin, where she'll be all week between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM.
Grant Writing for Beginners
I am trying to break into the grant writing field. It is something I have done in the past, with much success and like so many people, I really could use the income. I currently piece together two or three jobs to get by and having one truly successful gig would be amazing, as any freelancer knows.
Chicago man assists young fathers in underserved communities in becoming the fathers their children require
“The work that we are doing is generational building, it’s legacy work.” — Sheldon Smith, The Dovetail Project’s Founder and Executive Director. The Dovetail Project is a non-profit organization created in 2010 that teaches and supports young dads to become better fathers and men in their communities.
South Fork Coffee Shop Set to Open Soon in Bluff City
In the former Kiser Supply building across from the Bluff City Little League Field, South Fork Coffee Shop is preparing to open in the next two weeks. Alderman Jeff Broyles says the business plans to open Feb. 1 2022, if all of the equipment can be installed in time.
Universally appealing South Asian theater
“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.” —Yann Martel.
What's New in Chicago?
In Chicago, one organization is doing its best to create a more positive atmosphere for the youth in the city to grow. Alternatives is an organization in Chicago that works with children and youth that are between ten and twenty-four to increase growth opportunities in the community and inspire these young people to be agents of change.
Can You Spare a Glass of Water?
Many people may think that the lives of high school and college students revolves around school, friends, and family. This may seem generic and easy in the eyes of some people. However, some students are changing the idea of what it means to be in the youth community. Members in Thirst Project are doing more than filling out college applications and getting good grades. They are trying to change the world.