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Making Gardens for Breast Cancer Patients
Making Gardens for Breast Cancer Patients

Hershon launched Hope in Bloom to create free gardens for breast cancer patients. 110 gardens have… >>

Charlie Starbuck: The Lou Gehrig of Tree Planting
Charlie Starbuck: The Lou Gehrig of Tree Planting

Charlie Starbuck has been a volunteer of Friends of the Urban Forest for 30 years, and it's… >>

Erin Hurley: Rehabilitating Former Racehorses
Erin Hurley: Rehabilitating Former Racehorses

South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue & Adoption has rehabilitated and trained hundreds of retired… >>

Raising Money for Food Banks: Carolee Hazard
Raising Money for Food Banks: Carolee Hazard

Carolee Hazard's 93 Dollar Club has raised thousands of dollars for food banks and is a true… >>

Paul Stamets and the Healing Power of Mushrooms
Paul Stamets and the Healing Power of Mushrooms

Paul Stamets uses a love of mushrooms to drive home the notion that small, individual actions have… >>

Inspiring Children at the Urban Studio Café
Inspiring Children at the Urban Studio Café

At the Urban Studio Cafe in St. Louis, Missouri, kids gain work skills, a chance to express their… >>

Charlie Starbuck: Planting City Trees
Charlie Starbuck: Planting City Trees

Every week for nearly 30 years, San Francisco resident Charlie Starbuck has planted trees with… >>

Growing the School Garden Movement: Pam Sloane
Growing the School Garden Movement: Pam Sloane

Teacher Pam Sloane started the Green Initiative for Vegetables in Education (GIVE) to inspire… >>

Saving African Cheetahs: Laurie Marker
Saving African Cheetahs: Laurie Marker

Laurie Marker has worked for decades to help save Africa's endangered cheetahs. Now based in… >>

The Power of Flowers: Nancy Lawlor
The Power of Flowers: Nancy Lawlor

Nancy Lawlor's nonprofit organization, FlowerPower, collects bouquets of flowers from weddings and… >>

Laura Miller: Agent of Anonymous Acts of Kindness
Laura Miller: Agent of Anonymous Acts of Kindness

Making people smile is Laura Miller's passion. Learn how she anonymously brings kindness to the… >>

The Power of 1: Celebrating Inspirational People
The Power of 1: Celebrating Inspirational People

Reader’s Digest features its picks from the Power of One. Read remarkable stories of noteworthy… >>

Helping the Orphans of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Helping the Orphans of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Richard Kitumba rescues orphans from the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo through his… >>

Jacob Rice: Shoe Giver of Tampa
Jacob Rice: Shoe Giver of Tampa

Jacob Rice is making sure the kids in East Tampa don't go barefoot by working to provide them with… >>

Giving Dogs and Love to Kids With Cancer
Giving Dogs and Love to Kids With Cancer

The Stink Bug Project pairs dogs from the Colorado Correctional Industries Prison Trained K9… >>

Ubuntu Africa: Helping Children with HIV
Ubuntu Africa: Helping Children with HIV

Ubuntu Africa (UBA) is a nonprofit organization intended to provide services for HIV-positive kids… >>

Molly the Miracle Donkey
Molly the Miracle Donkey

It looked like Molly the donkey might have seen her last Christmas after a tornado leveled her… >>

Mason the Miracle Dog
Mason the Miracle Dog

After a devastating tornado, this lost little dog's family came back to collect some belongings… >>

Best of America: Readers' Choice 2010
Best of America: Readers’ Choice 2010

We asked 1,100 readers to vote for their favorite “only in America” oddities. Here we present… >>

Grief Relief: The National Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers Support Network
Grief Relief: The National Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers Support Network

“This organization,” says David, “is about being there for one another. Every time I see… >>