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A 15 year old recognised the virtue of kindness and decided to start this foundation.

Laughter, tears , anger and thought provoking plays encapsulate the ethos of this non-profit.

Sisterly love gives breath of life to her memory. NMD and misdiagnoses can be fatal; this non profit throws light on medical oversight.

A frost bite, a wound or colostomy- Jaynell sees it all ! A warm hug and a smile are complimentary with the treatment.

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EP-25 • 17 min 56 sec
A 15 year old recognised the virtue of kindness and decided to start this foundation.

Giving back to the community is extremely satisfying, has many advantages, and makes life more fulfilling. And keeping this in mind, The Hunter Memorial Foundation (HMF) , a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is bringing unity to the local community through art , which they believe like kindness, is meant to be seen and shared with others. Fenesa Brewer talks about a defining mural.

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January 24, 2023
EP-24 • 21 min 37 sec
Laughter, tears , anger and thought provoking plays encapsulate the ethos of this non-profit.

Did you know that your attitude towards racial discrimination, income inequality, welfare, and affirmative action changes, either immediately before or immediately after seeing a live theatre production? Meet Jeremy Whittington, he tells us how his foundation compels the audience to think.

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January 24, 2023
EP-23 • 29 min 12 sec
Sisterly love gives breath of life to her memory. NMD and misdiagnoses can be fatal; this non profit throws light on medical oversight.

"15 in 100" is a movement within the Neuromuscular Disease (NMD) community. It began on Friday, September 2, and runs through Saturday, December 10, 2022, - a period of 100 days ending on the 15th anniversary of Cheryl’s death on December 10. Breathe with MD, was founded in her memory by Andrea Klein, sister of Cheryl to prevent devastating outcomes like hers.

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January 24, 2023
EP-22 • 38 min 22 sec
A frost bite, a wound or colostomy- Jaynell sees it all ! A warm hug and a smile are complimentary with the treatment.

If you’re in Kansas city and you happen to see a Big Green Bus, at regular intervals travelling through the night, you are not seeing things after a couple of drinks, it is a big green bus, only, it’s having a different kind of party- for administering vaccines and medicines that cure the homeless!

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January 24, 2023
EP-21 • 28 min 1 sec
Established in Mercer Island, Washington in 2010, this scholarship fund honors Dr. Stanley Ann Dunham, mother of the 44th president of the USA.

We may talk about it but gender equality is still a long way coming. Having said that, leaning on other strong women for encouragement plays a big role in women empowerment, and that is what the Stanley Ann Dunham Fund is helping achieve.

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January 3, 2023
EP-20 • 19 min 30 sec
Grow food in the classroom and take it home. How? In the "Tower of Life "

You all know the story: give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. That’s what the World Hunger team is doing with food in the jungle villages of sub-Saharan Africa.

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January 3, 2023
EP-19 • 37 min 9 sec
From Chained in a Refugee Camp to Freedom on the Playing Field, Malaki is Ready to Show the World His Talents and Gifts

Intellectual disabilities are not hindrances to living a fulfilling life; Eunice Shriver was a visionary who saw sports as a unifier, bringing forth the concept of the special Olympics, today a global organsiation with over 5 million athletes, 1 million coaches and volunteers, more than 100,000 competitions each year, and 32 Olympic-type sports through programs in more than 170 countries!

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January 3, 2023
EP-18 • 26 min 18 sec
Natasha Tennison is building a community where every child and adult is inspired to love and live with hope and wholeness.

Young minds need creative ways of engagement, honing skills based on inherent qualities and creating bridges to connect meaningful partnerships in the community is what Natasha Tennison does best. Listen to this licensed Childcare Director of the BEST mentor-based ‘After School Program’ for 7 consecutive years talk in this episode.

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November 30, 2022
EP-17 • 30 min 2 sec
Lev Horodyskjy's Science Voices brings a realistic perpective of how science education is key to learning, the environment and educator interest.

Lev Horodyskjy's Science Voices brings a realistic perspective of how science education is key to learning, the environment and educator interest.

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November 30, 2022
EP-16 • 26 min 12 sec
A hippie turned healer, Paul Bucky is on a mission to alleviate pain across the world.

Bio-Touch is a unique, holistic health approach to alleviate pain and stress and support good health through all stages of life. It is taught through the International Foundation of Bio-Magnetics, a federally approved 501(c)(3) educational and charitable foundation.

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November 30, 2022
EP-15 • 27 min 12 sec
Natalie Boehm has battled epilepsy and is on a mission to ensure epileptic patients get their share of equal opportunities.

Did you know that around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disease of the brain that affects people of all ages, often causing mental issues and stigma to the patient. The Purple Warrior Pooches Program is a community-based program helping individuals with uncontrolled epilepsy gain access to a seizure alert dog. Natalie Boehm teaches how to defeat epilepsy.

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November 24, 2022
EP-14 • 44 min 15 sec
Listen to Nancy Miller narrate stories that this 95 year old non profit has seen or rather, helps people see.

VISIONS-Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a non-profit rehabilitation and social service organization that celebrated its 95th anniversary last year and the 6th year as #1 in job placements of legally blind New Yorkers. VISIONS purpose is to develop and implement individualized programs to assist people who are blind and visually impaired of all ages to lead independent and active lives, and to educate the public to understand their capabilities and needs.

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November 24, 2022
EP-13 • 30 min 59 sec
Non-profits are taking inspiration from Lucky Duck Foundation in sheltering the homeless.

If you have a warm bed, a roof over your head, you thank your stars. Some of us choose not only to thank our stars, but be humble. And some extraordinary people, go beyond that and start a movement to donate their time, knowledge, and “Share Your Luck” motto with others, for others. Lucky Duck Foundation funds, activates and leads high-impact, collaborative programs that alleviate the suffering of homelessness throughout San Diego City & County.

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November 24, 2022
EP-12 • 26 min 54 sec
Gervonni Leggett creates learning modules to get low income individuals get back on track to financial independence. Listen to her story.

A helping hand, a caring heart and some firm advice makes Gervonni the teacher for survival. The ABC of finance needs to be learnt by every individual, and there's someone who's making it happen, especially for the needy.

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November 17, 2022
EP-11 • 28 min 5 sec
Breast cancer can affect men too! Peggy is on a mission to talk about male breasts; and we're not joking!

Male breasts can get serious, why the surprise? In 2022, about 2,710 American men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 530 are expected to die from the disease. An average man’s risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in his lifetime is about one in 1,000 (compared to one in eight for the average woman).

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November 15, 2022
EP-10 • 41 min 42 sec
How can the education system change to incorporate life skills without compromising on learning?

Gavin Phillips, Founder of Life-Learners Canada who’s on a mission to have every child entering public schools in Canada step into a safe, fun, and intrinsically rewarding world. And as he puts it - every teenager who graduates and walks out of our public schools for the last time to be life-learners with life skills that are community-driven.

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November 15, 2022
EP-9 • 28 min 40 sec
You cannot conquer what you will not confront! Listen to Aland Stamps, a survivor turned benefactor.

River Jordan is run by Aland Stamps, a man who has been through some extreme situations. It takes courage to get back up and give back to society.

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November 11, 2022
EP-8 • 22 min 47 sec
Listen to Steven Dye and the success story of how a street kid went on to join the navy on a submarine.

Steven's passion for shaping lives has garnered immense support locally and globally. The satisfying job of shaping young lives, done the fun way! Listen to Steven Dye and the success story of how a street kid went on to join the navy on a submarine.

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November 7, 2022
EP-7 • 19 min 42 sec
"It’s like refixing the soul” - A GOGI beneficiary

In our quest to lead a life of purpose and meaning, we often have to make efforts through sustained behavioural and perspective changes. Getting Out by Going In has devised certain tools to reach this goal. Listen to Coach Taylor's journey at GOGI

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November 7, 2022
EP-6 • 31 min 21 sec
What does one do when someone purposefully drives a car through peaceful protests?

As a human, we tend to be judgemental. What if everyone realised their inherent nature? This would be a very different world indeed! Elliott Cisneros from The Sum Organization does just that.

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October 3, 2022
EP-5 • 25 min 53 sec
Joe Frizolowski has the gift of mercy. Tune in for an inspiring talk on how can you be the reason for someone to feel loved and supported?

Joe Frizolowski from Mercy Drops Dream Center

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October 3, 2022
EP-4 • 23 min 5 sec
Listen to how VHCDC helped a 68 year old become a home owner for the first time ever!

James Taylor from VHCDC has taken it upon himself to educate and empower individuals by enabling house ownership and giving them a piece of heaven. Listen to what his non-profit offers.

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September 29, 2022
EP-3 • 24 min 2 sec
If the rainforest lives, so shall we!

It takes two to tango in the rainforest! 22 years ago Binka from Iracambi decided it was time she did something to save the life-giving forest from harm. Hear her enthusiasm and work on the ground.

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September 29, 2022
EP-2 • 18 min 22 sec
This non-profit gives women dignity in the most simple ways. Tune in to find out how.

Lysne Tait from Helping Women Period is a woman with a purpose. She can talk about all things period related. Period :)

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September 29, 2022
EP-1 • 18 min 56 sec
Here's a story on how court monitoring can be instrumental in changing lives!

Renee Beeker from National Family Court Watch Project had her epiphanous moment when she realised most court watch programs did not look at the same data points in every jurisdiction. Listen to this courageous lady to understand how her non-profit helps protect families.

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September 29, 2022

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